Weekly Feature



June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Town officials need to maintain civility at meetings

Bee Editorial

A s of late, West Seneca Town Board meetings have become increasingly volatile, with officials and residents often acting like children arguing over toys in a sandbox. More...

Spindle items

• RABID ANIMALS — It was scary to hear about the 15-month-old child in West Seneca who was bitten on the face by a rabid bat in the tot’s bedroom last week.  More...

Out of the Past

Clinton Street & Union Road

In the photograph above taken circa 1937, the intersection of Clinton Street and Union Road in the Gardenville section of town can be seen. The view is from Clinton Street looking east, with the Union Road bridge over Buffalo Creek to the right. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s been about two years since the West Seneca Highway Department has put down the yellow center line stripes; it’s supposed to be a double yellow, and we haven’t seen it. More...

Lifestyles

Dancing Shadows

‘City of Night’ combines history, art

As the sun sets over Buffalo’s Silo City, art awakens.  From 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

West Seneca Community 5K set for June

The West Seneca East Spirit Boosters and the West Seneca Sports Boosters clubs are hosting an USTAF sanctioned 5K run and 1 mile walk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Centennial Park in West Seneca. Registration starts at 4 p.m. More...

Drum corps champs to visit Community Days

The reigning Drum Corps international world champion Carolina Crown will visit Western New York to take part in West Seneca Community Days festivities on Saturday, June 28. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

fri. 20  Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Town officials make ‘political’ accusations

There was plenty of discussion about “political” jobs on Monday night at a meeting of the West Seneca Town Board, a session highlighted by several heated exchanges between town officials.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Sex offenders to stay in West Seneca longer than planned

No word on status of facility construction in Hamburg

The June deadline for moving sex-offender residents from the state-run group homes on Leydecker Road in West Seneca is approaching, and town officials say there is no sign they will be leaving.   More...

Proposed Ebenezer Square property moves to Town Board

The site plan for the DePaul Ebenezer Square property was approved during a June 12 meeting of the West Seneca Planning Board.  The building, proposed for 2412 Seneca St., would be a 100-unit, three-story, 35,000-square-foot apartment complex. More...

Local News

Chamber leader promotes community

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

While the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce continues to grow, one of its employees has made it her focus to further promote the Chamber within the community.  In November 2013, Amy Thompson was promoted to the membership and public relations posi More...

Writing workshop scheduled for July 14-25

WNY Writing Project event will be held at Canisius

The Western New York Writing Project will host a summer writing institute for educators from July 14 through 25. The intensive workshop will allow anyone involved in education to improve his or her writing skills.  More...

Public hearing scheduled to discuss new bridge design

The New York State Department of Transportation recently released plans for redesigning a bridge in West Seneca.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bergdahl exchange was wrong decision

I just read David Sherman’s column in last week’s Bee on the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange. He is spot on with his opinion.  More...

Police Blotter

Stolen sunglasses stuffed into pants, say police

Tuesday, June 10  • An Orchard Park man, the subject of an active arrest warrant out of Cheektowaga, was observed passing through a stop sign on French Lea Road without stopping. More...

Education

On the Campus

Michael Slater III of West Seneca has graduated from Canisius College with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is the son of Donna and Michael Slater.   More...

Sports

Continued success makes Lancaster a First-Team lock

2014 All-Bee Girls Lacrosse

When it comes to girls lacrosse in Western New York, few teams are building a reputation approaching that of the dynastic Orchard Park boys program as Lancaster. More...

Softball all-stars named next week

The Bee will announce its third annual All-Bee Softball Team in next week’s edition. More...

Player of Year Gabriel uses determination to succeed

Grace under pressure. If ever there was a way to sum up what the inaugural All-Bee Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year brought to the field every day, that would be it.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Burchfield free movie night set for June   More...

Business

BBB Alert: Driveway paving scam is back for the summer

The Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is warning homeowners to use caution when hiring a paving contractor. More...

YMCA Fitness upgrades benefit members

YMCA Buffalo Niagara recently announced that an investment of more than $175,000 will enhance the wellness centers at the Ken-Ton, Southtowns, William-Emslie, and Delaware YMCAs. More...

Pistol’s to return to local food scene following two-year hiatus

A favorite food stand of Erie County Fair fans is about to reappear on the Western New York culinary scene following a two-year hiatus due to illness.  The Pistorio family couldn’t be happier about getting reacquainted with their longtime More...