Weekly Feature



August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Requests for billboard construction tabled

Clear skies are in the forecast for West Seneca, at least temporarily.  The West Seneca Planning Board denied requests from Vann Advertising for special permits at 525 Bullis Road, 1650 Union Road and 1940 Ridge Road to allow for construction of More...

Editorial

Roadwork report should be common practice

Bee Editorial

So much in local government is done with an emphasis on openness and transparency, and yet when it comes to roadwork projects being completed at the county level, legislators have to fight for information. More...

Spindle items

• FILLING IN — As community newspaper editors, we are familiar with wearing many hats. This week, I borrowed the Ken-Ton Bee hat from editor Anna Walters while she was on vacation. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 22, 1991

• They went, they saw and now they’re back. More...

Obituaries

Jessie Kochersberger, volunteer at City Mission

Jessie Kochersberger (nee Low), 96, of West Seneca, died Saturday, June 25, 2016. Born on July 21, 1919, she was a longtime resident of the hamlet of Ebenezer.  More...

Death Notice

JOYCE, Daniel R., of Cheektowaga, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Mr. Joyce is survived by his wife, Edith; four children, Thomas, Kevin, Brian and Maureen; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Majewski excited to enter WNY Baseball Hall

WS East’s career hits leader is program’s first inductee

The sport of baseball has meant a great deal over the years to Ted Majewski. More...

Fall sports previews to begin next week

With the start of the 2016-17 school year right around the corner, The Bee will begin previewing the fall varsity sports teams starting in the August 24/25 edition with the boys and girls soccer and volleyball teams. More...

Senior MOGs earn fourth straight 60+ division title

Glory Days softball

The Senior Mostly Old Guys won their fourth consecutive Glory Days Softball League 60+ Division championship trophy Aug. 10 by way of their 5-4 extra-innings victory over the Tigers.  More...

Legislature demands report on summer DPW roadwork

Construction season is coming to a close, but the Erie County Legislature is still awaiting a response from the Department of Public Works as to what additional roads will be repaired.  (See editorial on page four)  Earlier in the year, th More...

‘Luck of the Irish’ brings Gaelic Games to region

At the West Seneca Soccer Complex the grass is brittle, the ground is hard and the goal nets wave lazily in the intense August heat — but next summer it will be transformed into a little piece of Ireland.  For the first time, West Seneca w More...

Local News

Appointments, code of conduct top school board agenda

Three appointments were the highlight of the West Seneca School Board Meeting Monday night.  Angela Ferri was welcomed to the district as the new principal of Northwood Elementary, and David Kean was announced as the new principal of West Middle More...

New plaques dedicated at Sunshine, Harlem Road parks

West Seneca Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan, along with Councilmen William Hanley and Eugene Hart, will gather at Sunshine Park for the replacement of commemorative plaques at Harlem Road Park and Sunshine Park in town.  The ceremony will be held More...

At MusicalFare, son remembers father’s legacy

Joseph Marinaro was the son of Italian immigrants who grew up on Buffalo’s east side, and his dream was to have been a singer. More...

Police Blotter

Police called to larceny on Briarwood Drive

Sunday, Aug. 7  • Police responded to an accident involving a female with no identification, allegedly giving officers a false name, date of birth and address.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was thinking of going to the stock car races to watch the racing, but then I decided I might as well stay home and watch the racing on Mineral Springs. We have everything you can ask for at a stock car race. More...

Education

District sets meal prices, income eligibility guidelines

In time for the start of the 2016-17 academic year, the West Seneca Central School District has released the free and reduced price meal policy for children in the district.  School lunch prices for the 2016-17 year are: $2.25 for elementary sch More...

‘Bus Bunch’ offers students summer jobs

The West Seneca Central School District’s Transportation Department is offering part-time jobs to local high school students, washing and cleaning school buses, for the fourth consecutive summer, according to a press release from the district.& More...

On the Campus

Matthew Krug of West Seneca was named to the 2016 dean’s list at Union College. More...

Lifestyles

Tunnel to Towers 5K comes to Buffalo

It has been 15 years since the tragic and horrifying events of Sept. 11, 2001, a day where thousands of innocent people died. This includes Stephen Siller, an off-duty New York City firefighter who lost his life when he joined the rescue efforts. More...

Bee Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288, or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.   Thursday, Aug. 18  9 a.m. More...

Business

Buffalo Cigars to begin new initiatives

Providing the cigar-enjoying community a quality shop and hangout since April, Buffalo Cigars is putting several initiatives in place to cater to its clientele.  The store, located at 2911 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, launched a One Night More...

New AAA study highlights road rage statistics

Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study released last week by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.  More...

Seneca Health Care employee honored for 15 years of service

Malissa Lempko of Cheektowaga recently celebrated her 15-year employment anniversary with The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca.  As a certified nursing assistant, Lempko is responsible for assisting the residents wi More...