Weekly Feature



May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lorigo demands resignation of social services commissioner

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, C-West Seneca, is calling for the immediate resignation of the county’s Department of Social Services commissioner, Carol Dankert-Maurer.  More...

Editorial

Assembly needs to pass Alix’s Law before session ends

Bee Editorial

I t has now been three years since the tragic death of Alexandria “Alix” Rice, the Amherst skateboarder who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Heim Road.  More...

Spindle items

• HEROES WELCOME — With the observance of Memorial Day earlier this week and the Fourth of July not too far away, patriotism is especially high at this time of year.  More...

Out of the Past

1940 Map of West Seneca

This map of West Seneca from 1940 shows just the main streets that existed in the town from that time. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. Thank you, David Sherman, for an excellent observational column on the Department of Veterans Affairs mishap. It’s good to see an honest evaluation and a call for immediate repair to the system. More...

Sports

East boys track douses Flames in finale, 74-58

Devin Lindner won three field events to help spark West Seneca East’s boys track team to a 74-58 victory over Williamsville East on May 20.  Lindner placed first in the high (6-feet-0) and long jumps, (17-11), as well as the shot put (43-0 More...

East softball makes Grand Island pay for lone slip-up in ‘A’ playoff opener

West Seneca East’s 12th-seeded softball team found itself in a pitcher’s duel when it took on fifth-seeded Grand Island May 22 in their Section VI Class A prequarterfinal at Grand Island, leaving runs at a premium for both squads. More...

Fun Run set for June 26

The West Seneca East Spirit Boosters and the West Seneca West Sports Boosters Clubs will be hosting a USATF-sanctioned 5k run/1-mile walk at 6:30 p.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

East Middle is ‘Goin’ Bald for Bucks’ in May   West Seneca East Middle School will hold its “Goin’ Bald for Bucks” event from 11:24 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in the school auditorium. More...

Breaking News - 6/4/2014 5:18 PM

Suspicious photographer at Sunshine Park

BREAKING NEWS ALERT - We've received several calls/emails regarding a suspicious photographer posing as an employee of the West Seneca Bee the last two nights at Sunshine Park, specifically at softball games. More...

State Senate moves Alix’s Law to Assembly

Earlier this month, the State Senate was unanimous in passing Alix’s Law, which would make it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Cuomo, Hochul initiate campaign in WNY

A day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that Kathy Hochul would be his running mate in his fall re-election bid, both candidates began their campaign on Friday with a visit to Western New York.  More...

Local News

Abstract painter to hold show at Burchfield

Susie Kelly Flatau made a promise to herself that if she was still in good health by age 59, she would turn her attention to abstract painting.  “I had never had the time nor given myself permission to do that creative work,” said Fl More...

Veterans become living American history

For the 11th year, veterans filed into the library at West Seneca East High School with medals, newspaper clippings, uniforms and stories, mementos of their lives as young men and women who were called up to defend their country.  More...

Erie County Legislature allocates additional $5 million for roadwork

The Erie County Legislature recently allocated $5 million for additional roadwork this year.  At a recent session, the Legislature unanimously approved a resolution to transfer the $5 million from the undesignated fund balance, which currently t More...

Education

On the Campus

Haley Bajdas of West Seneca has been named to the spring dean’s list at Ohio North University. She is majoring in pharmacy.  More...

Student of the Month winners announced

West Seneca Central School District

Each month, the West Seneca Central School District’s high schools recognize a “Student of the Month” in each specific academic venue.  Their coursework and high level of commitment to that specialty sets them apart and their a More...

Allendale reading program named recipient of national literacy award

Earlier this month, Allendale Elementary in West Seneca, through Jessica Casamassa, the school’s library media specialist, was among 25 Western New York recipients of the national “Be Inspired,” program. More...

Lifestyles

Walking with light, spiritualism flows through

LILY DALE

My grandmother collected frogs. More...

Financial information session set for library

A financial information session is set from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road. More...

Laufer’s love of music lives on through area students

It has been six years since Eric Laufer, a 2001 graduate of West Seneca East Senior High School, passed away, but his memory lives on to the benefit of area students.  More...

Business

WNYFCU awarded community service award

The Western New York Federal Credit Union was recently awarded two community service awards.  More...

Paid training programs available for health care jobs

The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board announced last week its continuation of paid training programs as the result of a Health Profession Opportunity Grant awarded through the U.S. More...

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. James Reynolds, a professor and chairman with the UBMD Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus affiliated with the Ross Institute has been named to the Eyes on America Foundation Board of Directors. More...