Weekly Feature



February 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

District remains aggressive in Common Core fight

Bee Editorial

When Janice Dalbo was invited to a meeting of educators from across the state to discuss Common Core standardized testing in the fall of 2012, she instantly knew she didn’t like all that she was hearing from John King Jr., the state’s com More...

Spindle items

• ENJOY THE JOURNEY — Very early in my scholastic career I realized that I wasn’t an artist, at least in the visual sense.  More...

Out of the Past

Winchester Community Church

Established in 1928 and originally known as the Winchester Congregational Church, the building shown in this 1960 photograph was built in 1929 at the corner of Arcade Street and Collins Avenue.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I cannot believe ex-Councilman Dale Clarke had the nerve to question newcomer Bill Hanley regarding appointments in the town. More...

Sports

Penalty shot sets East up for OT win over West

Boys hockey

Though it took overtime in both games to do so, West Seneca East’s hockey team remained undefeated in Federation Division II action after posting a pair of league wins — including Friday’s 5-4 conquest of crosstown rival West Seneca More...

West names December’s top athletes

West Seneca West’s Varsity “W” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced their respective Athletes of the Month honorees for December: Mike Wisniewski, Matthew Fritchi, Adam Sorrentino, Pat Ciancio, Chris Walker, Lindse More...

Kumro sets three-point record in East cagers’ loss to Hamburg

A second Kumro etched his name in the history books of West Seneca East’s boys basketball program Monday night, as the first of Matt Kumro’s four three-point baskets in East’s 64-49 loss pushed him past Andy Breen for the Trojans&rs More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Library holding hands-on computer training   More...

Parents host Common Core forum at East

Lawmakers push for two-year delay of implementation

There was a sense of accomplishment in the air at Tuesday night’s Common Core Learning Standards forum at West Seneca East High School, but also an acknowledgement that the fight against the rollout of the standardized testing is far from over. More...

OVERTIME THRILLER

West Seneca East ice hockey player Jaret Werner (5) is mobbed by teammates on the ice Friday night after he scored the game-winning goal in a 5-4 overtime win over West Seneca West.   More...

Local News

Pastor brings hope to area flood victims

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Michael Flannery has been helping people in times of great need, guided by the hand of God, he says, for as long as he can remember.  He serves as the director of missions for the Frontier Baptist Association and has lived in West Seneca for the More...

Roswell Park seeking volunteers for study involving selenium

Two members of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute staff are leading an ongoing study in conjunction with researchers at the University of Illinois and Vanderbilt University to compare how men respond to two different forms of selenium.  The study More...

Higgins calls for bridge redesign following flood

Following a Jan.  More...

Letters to the Editor

School district needs to fight back

Not surprisingly, the announcement from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli that our school system “has significant fiscal stress” will elicit the “Chicken Little” response — the sky is falling, the sky is falling — More...

Education

School district runs out of snow days

It’s been a brutal winter in Western New York with freezing cold temperatures and numerous snowstorms. More...

On the Campus

Ashley Kelly of West Seneca was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Canisius College. Kelly, a 2012 graduate of West Seneca West, is a second-year student at Canisius.  More...

Scholarship available through HOME for high school seniors

Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. is accepting applications for the Joanne Champion Granger Scholarship.  More...

Lifestyles

Tri-Main Center studies installation of largest ‘living roof’ in WNY

Buffalo’s Tri-Main Center might eventually boast the largest “green” roof in Western New York.  According to Matt Wolfe,  Tri-Main Development general manager, the repurposed manufacturing plant, home to various businesses More...

Session on kids and social media planned

Members of the West Seneca Central School District, West Seneca Social Workers and the West Seneca Police Department will be holding a information session for parents about social media and children Wednesday, Feb. More...

Bee Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288, or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.   Thursday, Feb. 6  9 a.m. More...

Business

Biel’s transfers historical documents to digital age

One of the first document management businesses, Biel’s Document Management is finding new business with historical societies.  An original 1815 map of the Village of Lewiston was donated to the Historical Association of Lewiston and for More...

JD’S SMOKIN GRILL & BAR

Town of West Seneca officials, including Supervisor Sheila M. Meegan and Councilman Eugene P. Hart, along with members of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce, participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. More...

Piselli named administrator at Elderwood at Amherst

Lawrence E. Piselli, of West Seneca, has been named administrator at Elderwood at Amherst, 4459 Bailey Ave., Amherst. As administrator, he will oversee all aspects of resident care and facility operations.  More...