Weekly Feature



February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Town settles Edwards case; estate receives $4.65 million

West Seneca Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan confirmed Friday that the town has settled long standing litigation involving Jeffrey Edwards, a man who was shot by town police nearly six years ago.  According to a press release from Town Attorney Joh More...

Editorial

Answering foster care, adoption need brings rewards

Bee Editorial

Children in the foster care system face many difficult challenges. More...

Spindle items

• OH DEER — This past week I have heard from multiple readers who are upset, angry and frustrated about the town’s plan to thin the deer population.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 21, 1991

• Plans to open a new middle school in September 1992 have been put on the back burner by the West Seneca Board of Education due to an almost $1.5 million reduction in state aid to the district. More...

Police Blotter

Man with suspended license asks to be let go

Sunday, Feb. 7  • A Buffalo woman was stopped on Route 219 for an expired inspection. A computer check of her license showed it to be suspended for failure to answer summonses out of the City of Tonawanda and the Town of Amherst. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I see the highway department raised my taxes 4.1 percent. Well, we have no snow and aren’t using any salt, so maybe they can lower my taxes by 4.1 percent next year, since that’s what we needed all that money for. More...

Sports

East boys hoops ends slump at West’s expense

West Seneca East’s boys basketball team was able to put an end to its six-game losing streak Saturday by knocking off crosstown rival West Seneca West, 76-61, in this year’s Senior Night game.  More...

West names top athletes for December, January

West Seneca West’s Varsity “W” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced their respective Athletes of the Month for both December and January.  For the boys swimming team, Bobby Breidenstein was the December honore More...

COLLEGE CHOICE CLINCHED

West Seneca West’s Olivia Avery recently signed her national letter of intent to continue her academic and soccer careers at Roberts Wesleyan College. More...

Union outlines plans for new fire hall

There is much false information going around town regarding the construction of a new Union Fire Company hall, according to David Wassel, a commissioner with West Seneca Fire District No. More...

Fostering a feeling of family

Ann-Marie Orlowski was placed into the foster care system at age 7. Efforts were made to reunify her with her birth mother, but it eventually became clear that would not be possible and at the age of 14, she was adopted by her foster family.  More...

RIVALRY RENEWED

West Seneca East’s Jake Klubek, right, drives toward the basket around West Seneca West’s Mike Borton, middle, during the Trojans’ 76-61 victory over their crosstown rivals on Saturday. More...

Local News

Karen Zmich to head LeadingAge WNY

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Karen Zmich, property manager of United Church Manor in West Seneca, was recently named president of LeadingAge Western New York’s board of directors.  “This is a great opportunity to help seniors age well in the community,” sh More...

Hats, gloves donated through Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center Coalition

The Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center Coalition, in partnership with New York State United Teachers, donated hats and gloves to the Community Action Organization Head Start Program on Feb. 11.  More...

Red Cross offers tips for inclement weather

With the recent lake effect snow warnings and other weather advisories across much of Western New York, the Red Cross is offering safety tips to help people stay safer when severe weather threatens. The tips are as follows:  More...

Letters to the Editor

School district full of generosity

With the hectic holiday season behind us, the West Seneca Teachers Association wanted to take a moment to recognize the great efforts that our organization and our schools have made in an effort to give back to the West Seneca community.  More...

Technology hasn’t replaced basic skills

I read David Sherman’s column of Jan. 27 with great interest. I feel he is overestimating the advantage that young people have over him when it comes to technology, and at the same time underestimating his technological abilities.  More...

Education

Young entrepreneur sells comics to help classmate

Kyle Zakowicz is a fifth-grade student from Allendale Elementary in West Seneca who was in the middle of creating his comic book, “The Adventures of Pig Man,” when he heard his classmate’s house had burned down.  “I felt More...

West Elementary enhances literacy with used book sale

To promote reading and enhance the curriculum at West Elementary, the school has held a used book sale for the past five years.  “The children develop a deeper appreciation for literature,” said school librarian Haley Warren. More...

On the Campus

Tiffany Nowicki of West Seneca has graduated from Kent State University Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts degree.  Mason Tyler Coleman of West Seneca, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering, was named to the dean’s list for the More...

Lifestyles

EmbraceWNY brunch to honor supporters of LGBT community

For the LGBT community in Western New York, embraceWNY has consistently been at the forefront of the struggle for equality and a source of support for marginalized individuals who feel underrepresented in the larger society.   More...

Library to hold “Super Hero Saturday” program

The West Seneca Public Library will host a “Super Hero Saturday” program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at the library, 1300 Union Road. More...

News Brief

The West Seneca Bee is on social media. Don’t forget to follow the paper on Facebook and Twitter @WestSenecaBee.   More...

Business

AWARD WINNERS

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce recognizes award winners at the 69th annual West Seneca Community Awards Dinner held Feb. 11.  More...

McGuire Group facilities ranked top in WNY

All six McGuire Group skilled nursing and rehabilitative service facilities have been listed in the top quintile in New York State’s quality pool metrics, according to a press release.  More...

JetBlue adds nonstop flight to Los Angeles

JetBlue will be offering direct flights to California out of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport starting in June.  During a press conference on Monday, U.S. Sen. More...