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March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Proposed legislation to protect student ‘opt out’ choice

In the fight for parent rights, Assemblyman Michael Kearns has signed a bill in support of parents refusing testing for their children.  The lead sponsor of the bill is Assemblyman James Tedisco of Schenectady.  More...

State public education system must be saved

A fter five years of functioning under the gap elimination adjustment, districts are to the point of choosing between additional programming for students who seek more instruction and guidance outside the school day, and ensuring that they achieve on More...

Spindle items

CSI — Investigating crime scenes is not as glamorous as it appears on television, as I found out when I attended last week’s Citizen Police Academy class.  James Pappaceno and Philip  Swift, the detectives who demonstrated the d More...

Obituaries

Ferol A. Webb, town historian

Ferol A. Webb, (nee Grabenstatter), former West Seneca town historian, retired registered nurse, and longtime docent at the Buffalo Zoo, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. More...

Death Notice

RUSH, Brian P., of West Seneca, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Mr. Rush is survived by his parents, Donna M. (nee Mancuso) Pohlman and Thomas F. Rush Sr.; one brother, Thomas F. More...

Sports

Flames’ historic season leads to two First Team picks All-Bee Boys Hockey Team named; selection process explained

AJ Marinelli – Forward Kenmore East AJ Marinelli was the do-it-all For the first time in Section VI forward for the Kenmore East boys hockey history, a small Bulldogs. school team repeated as section His efforts on the top line champion. More...

Schiffman named MVP

There was no facilitator more valuable to his team than Orchard Park’s Cole Schiffman.  It’s because of his talent on and off the ice that the Western New York coaches have voted Schiffman as this year’s All-Bee most valuable p More...

East’s Torrillo tabbed year’s top coach

Williamsville East’s Mike Torrillo coached his Flames to the next level, becoming the first small school coach to win back-to-back Section VI titles.  It’s because of this accomplishment and the way he handles his team that his peers More...

Business

Study leads to better care for chiropractic patients

The team at Universal Chiropractic in West Seneca recently introduced a new medical research case study, the “Feel Good Case Study,” looking at the effects of combining multiple treatment forms for more immediate relief from back and neck More...

AAA offers preparation tips for winter warm-up

AAA Insurance recently encouraged homeowners to take precautions as the winter snow begins to melt.  More...

Finishing Trades Institute holding recruitment

The Finishing Trades Institute of Western and Central New York is conducting a recruitment through Feb. 26, 2016.  The institute is seeking two painter, decorator and paperhanger apprentices and two drywall taper apprentices. More...

Pure imagination

Potters Elementary presents ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ as final production

Fifth-grade student Bianca Holscher sings during a “Willy Wonka” musical number with her Oompa Loompas, played by fourth-grade students at Potters Road Elementary School. More...

Little progress seen on community center

Planning for a new community center in West Seneca seemed to stall during a stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday afternoon, as community leaders and concerned citizens bluntly discussed the stark financial reality of bringing such a proposal to fru More...

Local News

Business man starts MS nonprofit following diagnosis

In 2012, Tony Ferro was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. However, he soon discovered that there weren’t too many resources locally for the disease. More...

Women’s Golf Club at Elma Meadows has openings

For the first time in 20 years, the Elma Meadows Women’s Golf Club has a few openings to play in the 2015 season.  New members must be able to shoot 70/130 for nine or 18 holes and play at least seven times during the season, which begins More...

Catholic Charities seeks funding to continue services with $10.9 million goal

out this year is by working more with  Catholic schools, providing a social worker to assist students with nonacademic issues,  Serving people has been the number one according to Dennis Walczyk, chief executive mission of Catholic Charitie More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

It’s about time the Town Board once again permitted the public to ask questions and get a response without submitting questions on a card. That was ridiculous and infringed on our First Amendment rights. Kudos to Mr. More...

Education

Gliding Stars will perform annual ice show this weekend

featured skaters in the show.  Both have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and are  More...

West Senior to host band festival concert

West Seneca West High School will present a Band Festival concert at 7 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Pierce-Arrow museum displays driving force of automobile history

any times, Jim Sandoro has imagined himself in the era when Buffalo had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the country.  This was in the early 1900s, and Sandoro pictures the Pierce-Arrow automobile going up and down Delaware Av More...

What's Going On

Bee What’s Going On

Basket donations sought for beer blast fundraiser   More...