Weekly Feature



June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Rumors fly for new Bills stadium

With the death of owner Ralph Wilson, speculation has run rampant as to whether the team will relocate or remain in Orchard Park.  The current lease at Ralph Wilson Stadium expires in 2023, and numerous sites are mentioned as possible locations More...

Editorial

Buffalo Bills should remain at Ralph Wilson Stadium

Bee Editorial

I magine a stadium standing empty and decrepit in the middle of town. It is no longer home to the Buffalo Bills, but rather a haven for mice and for birds making their nests in the structure’s rafters. More...

Spindle items

• BEAR SIGHTING — Though I consider myself an avid hiker, one of my biggest fears in life is confronting a bear while out in the woods.  More...

Out of the Past

Intersection of Slade Avenue, Potters Road and Orchard Park Road

This photograph from the 1930s is a view from Orchard Park Road, looking west toward Potters Road straight ahead, with Orchard Park Road curving off toward the right. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think it is ridiculous that the cops are driving around in brand-new police cruisers and we have unpaved roads and huge potholes everywhere in which people’s cars are getting broken. More...

Sports

West’s Hart jumps into state track meet spot

West Seneca West’s Greggory Hart leapt into this weekend’s upcoming state track championships after his second-place effort of 20-feet-5 in the long jump became Section VI’s best on the day following the original winner scratching f More...

West’s Jankowski earns third trip to state track championship meet

West Seneca West senior Abigail Jankowski earned a second consecutive trip — and third trip overall — to the state track and field championships based on her performance in the 800-meter race at this past weekend’s Section VI Champi More...

East softball falls in ‘A’ semi

West Seneca East’s softball team finally found itself in a game Friday that wasn’t decided by just one run.  Unfortunately for the 12th-seeded Lady Trojans, it wasn’t a game that ended in their favor.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Laufer music scholarship fundraiser scheduled   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 5-sat. 7   More...

Special Events

thurs. 5  Meet Me at the CAM — Featuring films, guest speakers and facilitated discussions, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 5, at the Castellani Art Museum at the Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. More...

Family Activities

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Officials deny Bills are coming to town

Admit uncertain future for former Seneca Mall site

Throughout Monday night’s meeting of the West Seneca Town Board, residents expressed their concerns about recent rumors that a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills might be built on the former Seneca Mall site off Ridge Road. More...

Bills move could hurt area businesses

The Buffalo Bills have played in Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park since 1973, and the roughly 70,000 people who have come to watch each home game have proved a financial benefit for local bars, restaurants, gas stations and retail stores.  More...

Local News

OPMS student collects toys for Children’s Hospital

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Eleven-year-old Lucy Piscitelli of West Seneca is on a mission to make children feel comfortable and stay positive during their stay in the hospital, one toy at a time.  More...

Newly formed ethics committee holds first meeting

Following several months of discussion about its formation, an ethics committee held its first meeting on Monday night at West Seneca Town Hall. The six-member committee comprises volunteers chosen by members of the Town Board. More...

Man to be sentenced in July for killing mother

Primitivo Cruz of West Seneca was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday in the death of his 77-year-old mother.  Cruz, 45, was convicted of stabbing and strangling his mother, Carol Quinn, to death inside her West Seneca home in May 201 More...

Letters to the Editor

Cuomo should have spoken in Buffalo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that his choice for lieutenant governor is Kathy Hochul because the choice is simple: You either go forward or backward, and we are going forward. More...

Police Blotter

Placards, ‘pink fuzzy balls’ prompt police stop

Monday, May 26  • A Cresthaven Drive man reported that a cellphone valued at $50, a pocketknife valued at $60, and $3 in loose change were stolen from the middle console of a car parked in his driveway sometime overnight.  More...

Education

School Board hears presentation on French exchange program

Members of the West Seneca School Board looked back on past experiences and celebrated recent strides during their regular meeting on Monday night.  Superintendent Mark Crawford remarked that one group in particular has paved the way for future More...

WRITING CONTEST WINNERS

For the second straight year, West Senior has won all of the ninth grade awards for writing in the annual Arts & Writing contest sponsored by the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo. More...

On the Campus

Ray Struzik III of West Seneca graduated from D’Youville College with bachelor’s degree in biology.  Chynna DeSimone of West Seneca, who will be attending Daemen College this fall, received a trustee academic scholarship from the sch More...

Lifestyles

Guitar competition

celebrates talent from around the globe

It isn’t every day an abundance of worldwide musical talents find themselves under one roof, but with the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, it’s a reality.  The competition, which has taken place every other y More...

USA Dance offering lessons to community

The Western New York chapter of USA Dance will host a monthly dance class every first Friday of the month, through June, at First Presbyterian Church, 2085 Union Road in West Seneca. Lessons run from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.. 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, June 5  9 a.m. More...

Business

Sahlem’s Roofing & Siding follows updated recommendations for roof edges

The National Roofing Contractors Association has updated its recommendations in regards to roof edge specifications in the Northeast due to serious damage from water infiltrating into the homeowners inside walls due to improper drip edge installation More...

CELEBRITY BARTENDERS

Jennifer Wier of the Schunke Insurance Agency in West Seneca prepares a drink while Jerry Hathaway, coordinator at West Seneca Community Development, looks on Tuesday night during a “Celebrity Bartender Night” event at JD’s Smokin G More...

The wave of the future in pain management

Technology seems to be providing answers for almost everything these days. More...