Weekly Feature



August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Blue Star Memorial Marker dedicated at Chestnut Ridge

A new memorial now adorns the newly designated honor garden at Chestnut Ridge Park. The Blue Star Memorial Marker was dedicated at a ceremony on the morning of July 29. The blue star refers to the image of a service flag. More...

Editorial

Night Out proves crucial element to public safety

Bee Editorial

National Night Out was held for the 32nd year in West Seneca Tuesday night, offering the community an opportunity to learn more about the jobs of first responders and understand the vital relationship between citizens, police officers and firefighter More...

Spindle items

• IN COLOR — Readers may have noticed that last week’s West Seneca Bee looked a little different. The Bee has recently switched printers, allowing us to design more pages in color than the traditional front and back page only.   More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 16, 1990

• The Town of West Seneca gained a new deputy attorney Monday as Paul Michalek was sworn in in front of God, the board and a handful of spectators in the town hall chambers. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.So happy to see that the former Ponderosa Restaurant on Union near French is going to become a doctor’s office and leased office space. Thank goodness not another bar. More...

Education

Middle school students engage in careers at BOCES summer camp

Middle school students from districts across Western New York came together for a week of hands-on, career-based learning at the Erie I BOCES summer camp held at the Potter Road Career and Technical Center.  The annual camp boasted 150 participa More...

On the Campus

Juliana Shanahan, a freshman majoring in history at the University of Rochester, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. Shanahan is a graduate of West Seneca East Senior High School.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Friends of the Library to host annual yard sale   More...

Board updates town’s purchasing policy

Corrective action follows state audit recommendations

The Town Board updated three policies during the July 27 meeting, addressing the town’s procurement and purchasing, fund balance and fixed asset practices. More...

National Night Out held at Southgate Plaza

The 32nd annual National Night Out brought police, firefighters, community groups and families together Tuesday night in Southgate Plaza.  The national program is a way for residents to connect with police officers and firefighters among other t More...

Local News

Legislature approves resolution urging county executive to have open discussion about CPS

The Erie County Legislature recently approved a resolution requesting that County Executive Mark Poloncarz attend and speak at a special public meeting on the ongoing problems in Child Protective Services and the Department of Social Services.  More...

West Middle’s assistant principal taking new role

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

David Kean is entering his 17th year in education. For the last 16, he’s taught government to juniors and seniors, economics classes and advanced placement U.S. history. More...

Ebenezer High School Class of 1946 celebrates 69th reunion

It has been 69 years since the 35 members of the Ebenezer High School Class of 1946 celebrated their graduation in West Seneca.  This summer, nine of the remaining classmates will gather for the 69th luncheon reunion on Saturday, Aug. More...

Police Blotter

Man stopped for window tint calls grandmother to confirm identity

Monday, July 27  • An unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle on Boynton Street, stealing a Tom Tom GPS, Apple iPod and a Maglite flashlight, valued at $592.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

POLEON, Patrick R., of West Seneca, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. He is survived by two sons, David and Sean; two grandchildren; four brothers, Michael, Edward, Gerald and Andrew; and companion, Linda Zak. A memorial service was held on Aug. More...

Sports

Defense sparks North to late victory over South

All-Star Football Classic

With both offenses struggling at the 40th annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic, the North defense made big plays to spark the team to victory over the South. More...

Physicals being offered for 2015-16 school year’s prospective athletes

Sports registration process changed to exclusively online

West Seneca School District students who are planning to participate in a sport for the 2015-16 school year have three options for obtaining a mandatory physical before the school year begins.  More...

Niagara Thunderwolves, Nitro Softball merge; will hold tryouts for 2016 season

The Niagara Thunderwolves travel softball program is joining forces with the Nitro Softball program starting with the 2016 season and will be holding tryouts for five of their NFL, Metro and tournament squads throughout the month of August.  More...

Business

OB/GYN Associates of WNY adds specialist to practice

OB/GYN Associates of Western New York has recently added a number of new providers to the staff.  Dr. Carlos Santos said the addition of staff means the practice is better able to provide comprehensive health care to more women in the area. More...

Universal Chiropractic to host preview night

Universal Chiropractic will host a Preview Night at the office from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Applications being accepted for TEDxBuffalo

The TEDxBuffalo team is now accepting applications for TEDxBuffalo 2015, which will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Babeville’s Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. More...