Weekly Feature



June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Let children heal in West Seneca Psychiatric Center

Bee Editorial

A hearing held at Buffalo City Hall Friday brought to light stories of hurt and healing, desperation and hope as patients and advocates spoke about their experiences with the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center.  Tears were shed More...

Spindle items

• TRAGEDY — Saturday morning, the life of 3-year-old Maksym Sugorovskiy ended when he was struck by a driver in Delaware Park.  Gov. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 14, 1990

• You’d think the West Seneca Central School District Superintendent Vincent J. More...

Education

Schools, police outline new partnership

A new partnership between the West Seneca Police Department and the West Seneca School District was outlined on Monday at a Board of Education meeting.  More...

WINNERS

Three students from West Elementary School are winners of the Bar Association of Erie County poster contest, sweeping the awards for grades one through four. More...

West Seneca East Senior High School Prom 2015

  Juniors Sam Smith, left, Jaycee Frick, Kaitlin Dudziak, and senior Samantha Fremo enjoy the East prom at Statler City. Right, junior Samantha Martens and her date Brandon Webber practice their dance moves at the East prom. More...

Lifestyles

Class of ’05:

Where are they now?

It has been a full decade since the Class of 2005 walked across the stage and into the next phase of their lives. Over 10 years, interests can change and developments in life alter plans. More...

New Hope Church offers free community dinner

New Hope United Methodist Church is hosting a free dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 5 at the church, 2846 Seneca St. Dinner will be served until the food runs out. The meal is no-cost but a free-will donation may be made if guests desire.   More...

GOING BALD FOR BUCKS

Milissa Morlock, a student at Martin Road Elementary School in Lackawanna, has her hair cut by her father Ron Morlock, a West Seneca resident, on Saturday. More...

Patients offer testimony on WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center

State looks at combining with Buffalo Psychiatric

Children, parents, advocates and mental health professionals offered testimony at Buffalo City Hall on Friday in an effort to encourage the state to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center open in West Seneca.  (See editori More...

Tree ordinance update complete, approved by Town Board

A new tree ordinance has been approved by the West Seneca Town Board that will strengthen the board’s ability to prevent clear-cutting during future development.  More...

Local News

Energy performance contract enters second segment

For the past three years, the Town of West Seneca has participated in an energy performance contract, which was the subject of a presentation during Monday night’s Town Board meeting.  More...

Proposed law to ban sale of cosmetics with microbeads

New legislation has been introduced to ban the sale in Erie County of cosmetic products that contain microbead plastics.  Legislator Patrick Burke, D-Cheektowaga, introduced the bill with Legislator John Mills, R-Orchard Park. More...

News Brief

A special meeting of the West Seneca School Board will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 in the West Elementary School Board Room, 1397 Orchard Park Road.   More...

Police Blotter

Man’s lewd actions in Wegmans not kosher

Monday, May 25  • An unknown person entered an unlocked garage at a Fieldcrest Court residence and stole $4 in coins, a Roswell Park ID and cloth lanyards from a car.  Tuesday, May 26  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.You have all these people trying to be on the West Seneca School Board, but no one ever discloses if people receive money for doing this. Is it volunteer? If not, how much do they make? This information should be shared with the public. More...

Obituaries

Monsignor Herbert G. Engelhardt, former pastor of Fourteen Holy Helpers

Monsignor Herbert G. Engelhardt, of West Seneca, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. More...

Death Notices

BREITWIESER, Joan M., of West Seneca, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. She is survived by two brothers, James and Frank, and two sisters, Janet and Mary Jo. Funeral services were held June 2 at the Lombardo Funeral Home (Southtowns Chapel).   More...

Sports

Starpoint spoils East softball’s A-2 title bid

Runs have been tough to come by for teams facing Starpoint’s softball team this season, as West Seneca East experienced first-hand for the third time this season in losing to the Lady Spartans, 2-0, in Thursday’s Section VI Class A-2 cham More...

West boys track school record falls at ECIC Championships

West Seneca West’s school record in the boys 4x100-meter relay was toppled during this past weekend’s ECIC Championships to highlight the Indians’ effort at Maryvale High School.  More...

West baseball’s late-season surge highlighted by playoff victory

West Seneca West baseball team validated coach Max Zimmerman’s proclamation that his team “definitely started to come around during the season half of the season” to where “we were definitely playing better baseball” by More...

Business

Sun Enterprises offers customized sheds for every budget

Sun Enterprises has been in the business of building sheds for 29 years, and those nearly three decades of experience have given John Hayne and his employees plenty of time to perfect the trade and offer something for every person who walks through t More...

NFTA to offer open house on transit options study

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will hold a public open house on Thursday, June 11, for the Amherst-Buffalo Corridor Transit Options Study.  The open house will be held in Room 100 of Allen Hall at the University at Buffalo South C More...

BBB warns against job scams

There is a new scam that is being used to prey on job seekers.  Scammers are sending out emails or posting “help wanted” ads online seeking candidates for positions such as a caregiver, nanny or babysitter.  More...