Weekly Feature



October 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Irate residents challenge salary increase

Each resident who spoke at Monday’s Town Board public hearing regarding the proposed 2017 budget attacked Supervisor Sheila Meegan, citing a salary increase and restrictive meeting time for public comment.  (See editorial on page four)&nbs More...

Editorial

Additional budget hearings are needed

Bee Editorial

The first of two public hearings regarding the proposed 2017 ad valorem and benefit basis budgets were held in the Town of West Seneca Monday night, when residents voiced concerns regarding a lack of information on the budget.  More...

Spindle items

• SHHH — There is nothing more enjoyable to me than quietly curling up with a favorite story on a cool fall day.  I would be remiss not to mention one of my favorite events during the month of October: Banned Books Week.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 31, 1991

• While West Seneca residents voiced outrage at a proposed 22 percent tax rate hike, board members assured them the $18.3 million budget would be cut. More...

Sports

Block party

BLOCK PARTY — West Seneca East’s Alexander Yunke elevates for a block attempt during the Trojans’ pool-play clash with host Grand Island in Saturday’s Grand Island Boys Volleyball Tournament.   More...

West boys soccer eliminates East

Playoffs

The postseason hasn’t been very kind to a multitude of West Seneca West’s and West Seneca East’s programs, and even in the rare instance to date that a squad was able to advance, it came at the expense of another of the district&rsq More...

Early lead not enough for East football team

West Seneca East’s football team was able to silence Starpoint’s fans who were brave enough to tough out monsoon-like conditions during the early stages of Friday’s Federation Class A quarterfinal, but had trouble building off that More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Boy Scouts prepare annual haunted house   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 27   Fashion Show — Celebrate the transformation by people who have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Family Activities

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Breaking News - 10/27/2016 11:47 AM

West Seneca man in critical condition following accident in Orchard Park

A 21-year-old man from West Seneca is in critical condition after being struck by a car early this morning at the intersection of Southwestern Boulevard and Angle Road, according to Orchard Park police. More...

Cazenovia Creek ice control structure sees upgrade

Completed upgrades to the Cazenovia Creek ice control structure for the purpose of mitigating future flooding events in West Seneca were unveiled Friday by the U.S. More...

Town celebrates Halloween

Halloween will be celebrated in the Town of West Seneca from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. At this time, Police Chief Daniel Denz asks residents to leave porch lights on for trick or treaters, and reminds drivers to take extra caution.  More...

Local News

Investigations of OPWDD employees lead to 10 theft charges

New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott released a report of an investigation into the systemic mismanagement and thefts of personal cash accounts for the developmentally disabled by state employees entrusted with their care, according More...

News Brief

The West Seneca Historical Society and Museum will hold its next general meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit Center, 4141 Seneca St. More...

Legislature reduces paper use, saves costs

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus has taken several steps to reduce its paper consumption, along with the associated costs, as it further improves efforts to bring efficiency to the legislature, according to a press release from the More...

Letters to the Editor

Second budget hearing needed

One of the major duties of a local government is to pass an annual budget for the next fiscal year. The budget impacts all operations within the town, as well dictates the new tax rates assessed on the residents.  More...

Education

District takes action following lead testing

All elementary school water sources in the West Seneca Central School District have been tested for lead and corrective action taken where needed, according to Joseph Farr, the district’s superintendent of buildings and grounds. More...

Lifestyles

Habitat Buffalo...

Working on new builds, helping refugees

Habitat for Humanity’s Buffalo branch is much more than a volunteer organization. The group is currently working on the Bailey Green project, which is a plan to revitalize the area near Bailey Avenue and Genesee Street. More...

Meat raffle to benefit Knights of Equity

The Knights of Equity and Daughters of Erin will hold a fall meat raffle Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the raffle starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $6. More...

News Brief

Halloween will be celebrated in the Town of West Seneca from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. At this time, Police Chief Daniel Denz asks residents to leave porch lights on for trick or treaters, and reminds drivers to take extra caution.  More...

Business

Area grad heals aches, pains of Buffalo Bills

Numerous Buffalo Bills players certainly deal with nagging injuries that come with the rigors of an NFL season. In getting ready for their next contest, players may visit Dr. More...

YMCA, Food Bank to help fight hunger this season

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is teaming up with the Food Bank of Western New York for the fifth straight year to help fight hunger this holiday season.  According to Catherine Shick, public and community relations coordinator for the Food Bank of Wester More...

Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry to hold candy buyback

For the 10th consecutive year, Dr. More...