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October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Library expansion project receives $400,000

The sun shone on the West Seneca Public Library on Friday as officials and library representatives gathered for good news from Sen. More...

Editorial

Halloween must be fun — and safe

Bee Editorial

Halloween is nearly upon us again. While for the most part it’s a fun holiday when we dress up, give out and receive candy, and maybe spend the evening with some close friends, there also can be a dark side to the activities.  More...

Spindle items

• ONE YEAR LATER — This edition marks one year that I have been editor of The West Seneca Bee, and what a year it has been.  I have had the opportunity to meet many interesting individuals and to get a closer look at the town. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Nov. 1, 1990

• A pristine plot of land at the end on Meyer Road off Birchwood Road in West Seneca is a retreat of sorts for waterfowl and other forms of wildlife. More...

Education

Cavalcade of Bands

BELLOW — Members of the West Seneca Marching Band perform during the annual Cavalcade of Bands last Saturday. More...

On the Campus

Kaitlyn Schmidt of West Seneca took part in an off-campus internship with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, in fall 2015 through Oswego University’s Center for Experiential Learning. She is a senior majoring in adolescence education. More...

County officials, ECC reveal plans for new building

County officials and representatives of Erie County Community College have revealed the designs for the North Campus’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics building.  More...

Lifestyles

Ghost ships

Is the Buffalo Military and Naval Park occupied by more than just WNY history enthusiasts?

On Nov. 13, 1942, the USS Juneau, carrying five brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, began sailing to Espiritu Santo to seek repairs amidst the naval Battle of Guadalcanal. The ship never reached its destination. More...

Long-term-care planning classes being offered

Two educational classes on long-term-care planning by Lester Robinson will be offered this fall at West Seneca East High School, 4760 Seneca St. More...

Electronics recycling event offered at East Senior

A free electronics recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the parking lot of West Seneca East High School, 4760 Seneca St.  Residents can drop off and properly dispose of electronic devices free of charge. More...

Business

Buffalo Lift Trucks donates forklift to Food Bank

In an effort to give back to the Western New York community, Buffalo Lift Trucks Inc., a Depew based company, donated a pink Clark TMX 25 forklift to the Food Bank of Western New York.  More...

Chamber seeks community awards nominations

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce’s annual community awards dinner.  The Chamber strives to recognize those individuals, businesses and organizations that make extraordinary More...

Credit card chips focus of new email scam

Many banks are issuing new debit and credit cards with an embedded chip for additional security.  The new chips are meant to reduce fraud, but there have been scams created using the new chips, according to the Better Business Bureau.  More...

Breaking News - 11/3/2015 11:34 PM

Election results

Meegan wins supervisor seat

In the race for West Seneca town supervisor, incumbent Sheila More...

Heated supervisor race to come to a close

After months of anticipation, the highly contested race for West Seneca town supervisor will come to a close Tuesday, Nov. 3, when voters head to the polls.  Polling places in the town will be open from 6 a.m. More...

Proposed 2016 town budget includes tax cap override

A public hearing was held Monday by the West Seneca Town Board to allow residents to comment, ask questions and propose changes to the the town’s preliminary 2016 ad valorem budget, which totals $37.5 million and covers the General and Highway More...

Local News

TREAT Act supports medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction

A Health Subcommittee of the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has examined a number of bipartisan bills aimed at addressing the nation’s drug addiction epidemic, including the TREAT Act introduced by Rep. More...

News Brief

A new stop sign has been erected on Main Street at the intersection with Westcliff Drive and Highland Avenue. More...

Courtroom reconstruction bid awarded to Cheektowaga company

After receiving seven bids for the courtroom reconstruction project, the West Seneca Town Board on Monday awarded the project to Northern Dream Construction in Cheektowaga.  This was the lowest bid received by the board, coming in at $118,000.& More...

Police Blotter

Woman’s BAC said to exceed four times legal limit

Friday, Oct. 16  • Two separate vehicles driven by West Seneca residents were struck by a minivan on Route 400. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.It’s safe to say that readers of this column are sick and tired of a certain caller’s weekly tirades about teachers’ salaries. We get it. More...

Sports

East’s Jaszcz wins fly with state-cut effort

Girls swimming ECICs

West Seneca East’s Madi Jaszcz made the most of her final opportunity to compete at the ECIC Girls Swimming Championships, as she took home the title in the 100 butterfly in a time fast enough to meet the standard for qualifying for states.&nbs More...

NT’s early effort no match for East’s determination

Federation football playoffs

After putting together another strong performance during the 2015 regular season, West Seneca East’s football team was determined to show the rest of Section VI — specifically all of Class A — that it intends to be in the mix for a More...

East girls soccer team edged by Iroquois in ‘A’ prequarter

The best season West Seneca East’s girls soccer team was able to produce in the last six years came to a close October 20, as the Lady Trojans were barely tripped up by Iroquois, 2-1, in a Section VI Class A prequarterfinal.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Roosevelt focus of historical society meeting   More...