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September 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

‘BYOD’ program will propel student learning

Bee Editorial

Anyone who has stepped foot in a classroom recently is aware of how technology centric learning has become. More...

Spindle items

• WSCRC — After more than one year of planning, the West Seneca Coalition Resource Center at New Hope will open at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Sept. 27, 1990

• Injured workers eager to return to work and remain there without hurting themselves again have been converging on a warehouse on Union Road in West Seneca for help. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.Once again, deep pockets sway an election. Shame on those voters who did not check out the facts before voting.  More...

Sports

West football snaps 17-game skid

Broad rushes for three TDs, throws another as Indians shut out Amherst

The long march toward victory has finally ended for West Seneca West’s football team. More...

East boys soccer stays competitive during losses

West Seneca East’s boys soccer team continued to give its all last week despite finding itself on the wrong side of four separate clashes, including Monday’s meeting with crosstown rival West Seneca West.  More...

West girls soccer tops Jamestown, Starpoint

West Seneca West’s girls soccer team slipped by Jamestown on Sept. 16, 2-1, to put an end to a season opening four-game losing streak and embark on its current two-game winning streak.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Fourteen Holy Helpers sets pinochle tournament   More...

District considers ‘Bring Your Own Device’ program

Students in the West Seneca Central School District may soon be trading textbooks and notebooks for iPads and Chromebooks.  (See editorial on page four)  Scott Firkins with the district’s information technology department is proposing More...

Business tour battles local challenges

In an effort to combat what many see as an anti business environment in New York State, Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo has spent the summer listening to area business owners.  More...

Local News

Walk to remember will honor lost children

On Thursday, Oct. 15, Niagara Falls and the Peace Bridge will be lit with pink and blue lights in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. More...

Pharmaceutical waste collection event held throughout county

A pharmaceutical waste collection event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at various sites throughout the county, including the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center, 4620 Seneca St.  More...

Column of Hope continues working toward ‘A Day Without Pain’

Mark Kane is still working to find new ways to promote research on the causes of syringomyelia and Chiari malformation, painful neurologic conditions.  After learning that his daughter, Laura, suffered from syringomyelia and Chiari malformation, More...

Letters to the Editor

Lazzara does have ‘skin in election’

Mark Lazzara, you claimed you don’t have any skin in this year’s election.  We all have skin in this. Me, you, families, friends, voters and nonvoters. I also don’t believe any of this is a game as you called it.  More...

Education

PSAT exam slated for Oct. 14 at East Senior

West Seneca East Senior High School will offer the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test exam for East Senior students from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the school, 4760 Seneca St.  More...

News Brief

School crossing guards are needed for the 2015-16 school year. Any interested candidate should contact Lt. John McNamara at 674-2280 or in person at the West Seneca Police Department, 1250 Union Road. More...

Lifestyles

The Franciscan Center... providing young men with a fresh start

The Rev. Joseph Bayne called him the “wild dog.” Although the young man had never been in any trouble, he came from a broken home.  “He had that look in his eyes of just wandering,” said Rev. More...

Vigilant to hold annual meat raffle

Vigilant Fire Company will hold its annual meat raffle at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the fire hall, 666 Main St. The doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $4 and includes beer, pop, a roast beef sandwich, chips and pickle. More...

Couple united in afternoon ceremony at Our Lady of Victory

Renae Marie Buckholtz married Craig Stephen Szymanski during an early afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna.  Deacon Michael Comerford officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Michele More...

Business

Erie County earns credit rating upgrade

Wall Street rating agency Fitch Ratings recently upgraded Erie County’s credit rating from “A” to “A+” and commented favorably on the county’s fiscal management. More...

Deed scam targets homeowners

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is warning homeowners of a property deed scam hitting residents across the country, including in Erie County.  Record Transfer Services, a company based in California, is soliciting consumers statewide who conducte More...

Hackathon event to address civic issues

The Western New York Civic Hackathon, powered by AT&T, will offer participants a chance to solve local civic issues using technology.  The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...