Weekly Feature



December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Ending the year on a low note, hope for 2017

Bee Editorial

It goes without saying — 2016 was a pretty rough year. There wasn’t a lot of positivity to come out of it, but what exactly made the year so bad? More...

Spindle items

• DEATH OF A PIONEER — While much of the pop culture world is busy mourning the loss of George Michael and Carrie Fisher, another champion of our world has died and gone mostly unnoticed. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 2, 1992

• “Common sense” leadership. While it might sound simple in theory, the phrase “common sense” and the word “government” have not always gone hand-in-hand down through history. More...

Education

West Seneca names November Students of Month

The following West Seneca high school students have each been named Student of the Month for September in these specific academic subjects:  East Senior   More...

GENEROSITY ABOUNDS

Trinity Christian School students Denny Glinski, Andy Bohosian, Peter Russo, Katelyn Barnas, Jackson Ecker, Eleanor Horan, Emma Hope and Louis Canastraro show off the sheet sets, pillows, blankets, slippers and books they collected, along with the co More...

On the Campus

Kayla Regan, of West Seneca, was named to the dean’s list at Belmont University for the fall 2016 semester.  Megan Partacz, of West Seneca, is a recipient of Who’s Who Among Students at Ashland University. More...

Lifestyles

New campaign against depression and drug abuse urges students to ‘Just Tell One’

Ten years. More...

Library organizes Scrabble game group

“Circle of Squares,” the West Seneca Public Library’s Scrabble game group, will meet at the library from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11. Players with any level of experience are welcome to join and make new friends. More...

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2016 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Business

Ten tax-relief tips to take advantage of by Dec. 31

There are some simple steps an individual can take right now, before the end of the year, that can make a big dent in the tax burden, according to Barbara Weltman, J.K. Lasser’s spokesperson.  J.K. More...

McGuire Group honors employee for 25 years of service

Merle Bricklemeyer Jr. recently celebrated his 25-year employment anniversary with The McGuire Group.  More...

Tax credits on the rise for solar energy equipment

New Yorkers have claimed more than $38 million with a tax credit available to those who’ve installed solar energy systems at their primary residence, according to the state Department of Taxation and Finance.  More...

Community, Psych centers lead headlines in 2016

It’s been an eventful year for the Town of West Seneca. Below is a summary of the top headlines from 2016. More...

Local News

Erie County offers winter activities at area parks

From snowshoeing to sledding and even ice skating, the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is working to make the cold weather a little more enjoyable with a variety of free, family-friendly activities taking place at parks acros More...

In the Military

Staff Sgt. Stephen Smietana, of West Seneca, has reenlisted to continue service with the 152nd Engineer Support Company in the New York Army National Guard.  Spc. More...

Harlem Road bridge replacement part of $10.3 million project

Work has begun on a $10.3 million project to replace the Harlem Road Bridge in the towns of Cheektowaga and West Seneca.  According to Gov. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Expired inspection brings down drunken driver

Tuesday, Dec. 20  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As I drive by Town Hall at this time of year, I usually look for the beautiful evergreens on Town Hall’s front lawn. More...

Sports

West grad’s Olympic bronze highlights 2016

The Year in Sports

It can be easy to forget just how many great achievements occur over a 12-month span, but when one of those involve someone earning an Olympic medal, some achievements prove to be hard to forget.  More...

SCOREBOARD

West Seneca East  Boys basketball: lost to Williamsville South 67-43, def. Williamsville East 64-61  Girls basketball: lost to Lancaster 63-30  Boys bowling: lost to West Seneca East 7-0   More...

West’s veteran-laden boys bowling team aiming to compete for Section VI title

West Seneca West’s boys bowling team got off to a good start in its quest to win both a regular-season division and a Section VI championship after winning three of its first four matches to open the 2016-17 season.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Ebenezer Seniors see Buffalo Greyhound   More...