Weekly Feature



January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Students would benefit from increase in technology

Bee Editorial

Stephen Yi, network coordinator for the West Seneca Central School District, understands how important it is to have technology in the classroom.  At Monday night’s meeting of the West Seneca School Board, he gave a presentation and update More...

Spindle items

• FINANCIAL AID — It’s downright scary just how much college costs these days.  I decided to go to the CNN Money website and see how much a college education at the University at Buffalo would cost me in 2014.  More...

Out of the Past

Winter Hay Load

In a scene typical of most of West Seneca’s early history, farmer William Elliott hauls a load of winter hay from his farm on Angle Road to a stock farm in Elma. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It appears that the West Seneca Town Board and Police Department are in damage control. The police department is covering up a tragic accident involving a local politician by not releasing information. More...

Education

Catholic Diocese planning to revitalize school system

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has a plan to revitalize its schools, focusing on programming rather than sustaining multiple educational facilities.  The formal announcement of which schools will be closed was made Wednesday at the Catholic Cen More...

On the campus

Emilyrose Conforti, of West Seneca, was recently named to the dean’s list at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. The junior is the daughter of Michelle and Henry Conforti.   More...

Lifestyles

Residents recover from the flood

Members of the East Seneca Fire Company were among a number of area fire companies to assist in flood cleanup on Sunday afternoon in the Lexington Green Road neighborhood of West Seneca. More...

Karaoke sheds light on culture through shared experience

The song you’ve pre-selected starts to play as the opening lyric illuminates on a nearby screen.  More...

Railroad Club to host open houses in January

The Model Railroad Club of Buffalo, a nonprofit organization, will be hosting its annual Open House event from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 18-19 and 25-26 at The Boys & Girls Club of Tonawanda, 54 Riverdale Ave. More...

Hanley faces heat at first meeting

West Seneca Town Board

Monday night’s meeting of the West Seneca Town Board, the first of 2014, looked a little different than those of the last few years.  More...

District looks to increase student access to technology

A presentation to the West Seneca School Board on Monday gave an update on the status of the district’s technology program and what could change in the future.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Painter cultivates colorful life story in West Seneca

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

One year after leaving her humble home on Brookside Drive in West Seneca, Adeline O’Connor is adjusting to a new phase of her life at ElderWood Assisted Living.  More...

Upcoming Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Jan. 27  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  School Board  Monday, Jan. 30  Monday, Feb. 10  More...

Lorigo to host HEAP outreach at Senior Center

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo, C-West Seneca, will host a Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, Friday, Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Neighbors deserve thanks for help

My husband and I have been ill the past year and still cannot do simple tasks.  I want to publicly say thank you to our wonderful neighbors, Mary, Henry and Doug Czechowski, who have attended to our needs of keeping our driveway cleared, bringin More...

Obituaries

Gerald Maciuba was longtime bookstore owner

Gerald F. “Gerry” Maciuba, the longtime owner of The Paperback Trading Post, 2292 Seneca St., died Jan. 5 in Mercy Hospital at the age of 66.  Mr. More...

Arthur Popiol remembered for dedication to family, fire service

A moving celebration of his life underscored the memorial service held Saturday for Arthur Popiol, a 55-year member of the East Aurora Fire Department.  Mr. Popiol, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.  More...

Sports

Trojan cagers return from layoff, crush JFK

West Seneca East boys basketball coach Dan Lutman admitted that he was “a little apprehensive” going into his squad’s non-league clash with JFK Friday after the holidays — and Mother Nature — severely limited the Trojans More...

West’s Hart wins triple jump in second attempt at event

West Seneca West Greggory Hart, Jr., doesn’t have much experience competing in the triple jump, but that didn’t stop the senior from winning the event in just his second-ever attempt at it by leaping 42-feet-3¾ at Saturday’s Limited More...

Billies’ last-second goal dashes West’s bid for third straight win

Just when West Seneca West’s hockey team felt like it was starting to turn things around, a power play goal at the literal last possible moment kicked off what became a two-game losing streak right before a previously-scheduled 13-day layoff.&n More...

Business

Chamber names executive board, board of directors

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce has named its 2014 executive board and board of directors.  Kelly Oldenburg will serve as executive director, with Amy Thompson serving as membership and media coordinator.  Gerald Hathaway, local communi More...

Mount Calvary Cemetery Group employees receive awards

Mount Calvary Cemetery Group presented awards at its annual employee luncheon recently. More...

Polaris Industries plans snowmmobile giveaway

Polaris Industries Inc. More...