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April 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Local LGBT nonprofit sets example

Bee Editorial

Less than two weeks ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, essentially protecting any individual or business from litigation should they refuse service to someone who violates their religious beliefs. More...

Spindle items

• FRESH CUT — Cold and dreary weather seems to be a fact of life this year, inescapable and forbidding. Warm weather days seem like a distant memory, one that may have been a dream altogether.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 12, 1990

• A campaign intended to underline the importance of respecting designated parking spaces for handicapped people now under way in Western New York had its humble beginnings in West Seneca.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Since Councilman Eugene Hart was found guilty of violating the Town of West Seneca Code of Ethics by voting for his cousin to receive a full-time job, what is going to be the outcome? Is his cousin going to lose his job?  More...

Education

Officials look beyond education in 2015-16 budget

The April 1 passing of the $142 billion 2015-16 state budget provides funding that not only increases funding for public education, but also has an impact on other facets of the Western New York community.  Sen. More...

Annual ‘Rock and Jock’ event raises money for ‘Stone’s Buddies’

East Middle held its third annual “Rock and Jock” event on March 27 after school. More...

Board to focus on increased learning opportunities

It is a goal for the West Seneca Board of Education to maintain and increase learning opportunities for students.  As part of the review of this first board goal for the 2014-15 school year, the board looked closely at programs offered to studen More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Brunch key to embraceWNY’s philanthropic success

For the local lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community, embraceWNY has been a continuous source of support through its funding of grants and scholarships, each of which reinforces its core mission statement: Through education, all things are More...

Library offers open house on April 15

In honor of National Library Week, April 12 to 18, the West Seneca Public Library will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the library, 1300 Union Road.  More...

Kot-Smith

Colleen and Kevin Kot of West Seneca announce the engagement of their daughter, Betty-Jo Kot, to Justin Robert Smith, son of Susan and Joseph Smith of Orchard Park.  More...

Business

National Fuel reminds homeowners to call before digging

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation reminds homeowners and professional contractors to call 811, a toll-free national phone number, or visit www.call811.com, before starting any excavation projects this year.  New York state law requires More...

Chamber to host annual Women in Business luncheon

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will hold its 28th annual West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon on Wednesday, April 22, at Kloc’s Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road.  The luncheon is open to women and men who want to ce More...

Appointments available at free tax assistance sites

With less than two weeks until the income tax deadline, the state Department of Taxation and Finance is encouraging Western New York taxpayers to visit free tax preparation sites in the area.  The West Seneca Public Library, at 1300 Union Road, More...

Town reaches $1.2 million settlement with WNY AmeriCorps

During a meeting of the West Seneca Town Board on Monday night, members approved a settlement agreement with Western New York AmeriCorps Fund Inc. to fully resolve obligations the organization owed the town.  More...

Stakeholder’s Coalition presents priorities to board

After questions were raised at the March 23 West Seneca Town Board meeting, members of the West Seneca Stakeholder’s Coalition were asked to give a presentation to the public on Monday regarding their efforts and goals.  More...

Local News

Botanical Gardens to be lit blue in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be lighting their central dome in blue for the month in recognition of an important local cause.  More...

Photo

John Kaczorowski, left, Kevin Leary and Tara Kaczorowski will perform in “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Lancaster Opera House.   More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, April 20  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public.  School Board  Tuesday, April 21  More...

Letters to the Editor

Voice Your Opinion

One way to express your opinion is to write a letter to the editor and email it to jwaters@bee news.com.  The Bee’s policy states that letters to the editor cannot exceed 300 words; must include your name and street address; and no one may More...

Police Blotter

Driver stopped going 88 mph, charged with DWI

Monday, March 30  • Police stopped a vehicle on Bellwood Avenue for a missing brake light. During the stop it was discovered the driver had a suspended license. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

CHECKO, Anna Lou (nee Persinger), of West Seneca, died Saturday, April 4, 2015. More...

Sports

Co-captains to guide East softball

West Seneca East’s softball team made a bit of a surprising run in last year’s playoffs, taking out a number of higher-seeded opponents to reach the Class A semifinals.  More...

ON THE MOVE

West Seneca East’s Jalexis Santiago, left, works his way around a Grand Island defender en route to scoring a first-quarter goal during the Trojans’ 10-6 road loss Thursday, April 2.   More...

West softball’s large, veteran-laden roster hoping to make noise in ECIC I, Class AA

With nine players returning from the 2014 squad, West Seneca West softball coach Lori Potter is optimistic that the Lady Indians will have a realistic shot at improving on last spring’s 3-13 record.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Art Society plans spring 2015 fine art show   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Special Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 9   Spring Into Nature Program: What’s Beneath Your Feet? — For children and adults, 10 a.m. More...