Weekly Feature



February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Four project proposals made for Bryant facility reuse

After almost 125 years in Elmwood Village, Women & Children’s Hospital on Bryant Street will be replaced in 2017 by the new Oishei Children’s Hospital at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.  The Bryant facility, which includes se More...

Editorial

High Risk Team will help domestic violence victims

Bee Editorial

Although October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we should always be aware and willing to help domestic violence victims year-round. More...

Spindle items

• SHARING IS CARING — One of the easiest ways to give back to the community is by donating blood. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 7, 1991

• While some suburban Buffalo school districts may suffer cuts in state aid by as much as 46 percent, West Seneca is developing a plan to overcome its loss of $534,736 in aid. Sen. William Stachowski said Gov. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.My taxes went up $125 this year. I’m not going to be getting a tax relief check because the West Seneca politicians couldn’t keep our tax rate within the limit. More...

Sports

West indoor track athletes compete at 9/10 championships

The younger members of West Seneca West’s indoor track program had the spotlight shone on them recently when they took part in the annual Freshman/Sophomore Championships at Houghton College — and they responded to that opportunity with a number of t More...

District boys swim team excels at ECIC Championships

West Seneca’s combined district boys swimming team continued to showcase the smartness of the decision to merge East and West’s teams this season with their showing at the recently-held ECIC “BB” and “AA” Champions More...

Girls hockey team posts first win as combined entity with Hamburg

It was a win two seasons in the making.  For the first time since bringing Hamburg into the fold, the combined West Seneca/Hamburg girls hockey team emerged victoriously from a contest when it knocked off Lancaster/Iroquois, 7-5, in its regular- More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Library to hold “Super Hero Saturday” program   More...

Vote could change bar closings to 2 a.m.

Chicken wings, bewildering snow totals, cursed sports teams and a night-owl’s paradise where the bars don’t close until 4 a.m. When people attempt to define the City of Buffalo, they are inevitably drawn to one or more of these topics. More...

Shoe drive ties Allendale students to nature, charity

Students at Allendale Elementary are helping others to walk a mile in their shoes through a shoe drive fundraiser. More...

Local News

Communications director receives award for excellence

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Paula Witherell’s interest in writing as a child led to a career of handling communications for various colleges and universities.  Witherell currently works as the director of institutional communications at Daemen College, where she has More...

Chief warns of tax-related IRS phone scams

West Seneca Police Chief Daniel Denz recently warned residents at a Town Board meeting of Internal Revenue Service scams that have a tendency to pop up this time of year.  “There are several scams going on right now involving people claimi More...

Grant supports creation of Domestic Violence High Risk Team

A Domestic Violence High Risk Team has been formed in Erie County by acting District Attorney Michael Flaherty.  The team is funded in part through a grant program authorized by the U.S. More...

Police Blotter

Truck robbed after left unlocked by owner to prevent freezing

Wednesday, Jan. 26   • Police responded to Liberty Lane for a report of larceny. The complainant stated that an unknown person had entered his and his wife's vehicles. Both vehicles were left unlocked. More...

Education

Kindergarten registration open

Registration for students eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2016 will be conducted through the West Seneca School District Central Registration Office, located at 675 Potters Road, Room 104.  Children must be 5 years of age by or on De More...

On the Campus

Casey Ruberto of West Seneca was named to the dean’s list at Daeman College for the fall 2015 semester.  Anna Purdy of West Seneca has been named to the Edinboro University dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester.  More...

Student achieves Eagle Scout through book donations

Nicholas Eichelberger, a senior at West Seneca East Senior High School, has completed his final project and has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.  His project focused on collecting books for children to be given as Christmas gifts at the Cornersto More...

Lifestyles

Portrait of an artist:

Buffalo’s own Tom Toles

When Tom Toles left The Buffalo News in 2002 to become the editorial cartoonist of The Washington Post, he faced the monumental task of filling the shoes of the man who preceded him. More...

Ebenezer UCC sets annual roast beef dinner

Ebenezer United Church of Christ’s annual roast beef dinner will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12. More...

Business

East grad promoted to SVP, Greater Media

Heidi Raphael has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of Corporate Communication at Greater Media Inc.  The 1981 West Seneca East Senior High School graduate has been consistently recognized among the “Most Influential W More...

National Cancer Institute awards $4.4 million for research

A Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher has received three recent grants totaling more than $4.4 million from the National Cancer Institute to explore why some types of cancer cells are resistant or become resistant to existing cancer treatments, More...

Jacobs launches fourth annual pen donation and advertising initiative

Soon after taking office, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs discovered that his office purchased 15,000 pens a year because so many pens walked out the door with customers, especially at his Auto Bureaus.  “I found it frustrating to spend so More...