Weekly Feature



January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Police purchase drone

The West Seneca Town Board on Monday approved the purchase of an approximately $10,000 police drone, but there will be no cost to the town.  Police Chief Daniel Denz said the unmanned aviation unit is being paid for by a state grant obtained thr More...

Editorial

Start a healthy lifestyle this first month of new year

Bee Editorial

With the new year upon us and the gluttony of the holiday firmly in the rearview mirror, January aptly marks National Healthy Living Month.  “Healthy living” can comprise a multitude of topics and ways of staying fit — from get More...

Spindle items

• HARD TO JUDGE — It’s interesting to hear the different perspectives people have on something like how well — and how quickly — West Seneca roads are cleared when it snows. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 16, 1992

• West Seneca Supervisor Paul Clark threw his hook in the water trying to snag enough support to reinstate a police position for the town Monday night, but couldn’t find a councilman who would bite. More...

Education

Two Financial Trust branches open at high schools

The Financial Trust Federal Credit Union has been actively involved with the West Seneca Central School District for many years, according to CEO John Morrison. More...

On the Campus

Brian Schuh of West Seneca has been named to the president’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Potsdam State College. Schuh is majoring in music business.  More...

Potter students to participate in autotech competition

Ten local high schools, including the Erie I BOCES Potter Career and Technical Center in West Seneca, will participate in the annual Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Jan. More...

Lifestyles

Ski to be me

Programs offered to third- and fourth-graders

Snow, snow and more snow. Welcome to a normal winter in Western New York. More...

Ebenezer Seniors to hear newsmen

Newsmen Rich Kellman and Rich Newberg will visit the Ebenezer Seniors on Friday, Jan. 20, at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., to reflect on four decades of news. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. and the program begins at 1:30. More...

Resident authors his first book

No Frills Buffalo has published a new book of poems from local author Tommy Blake, a graduate of West Seneca West High School.  “I Bang Down a Silver Bell” is a collection of 14 poems written by Blake, who was born deaf and with cere More...

Business

Lake Shore Savings Bank creates Millennial Advisory Board

Lake Shore Savings Bank, headquartered in Dunkirk, is launching a Millennial Advisory Board to help connect with younger customers and potential customers, according to a recent press release.  More...

Autism Services headquarters being customized by Uniland

Uniland Construction is customizing 50,000 square feet in two buildings for Autism Services Inc.’s new administrative and educational headquarters in Amherst.  The work will provide students with their first gymnasium, a larger art storage More...

Chamber names award winners

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its 70th annual community awards:  Joe Kirchmyer, Citizen of the Year; Edbauer Construction, Business of the Year; American Legion Post 735, Community Service Organization of the Y More...

Staff praised after snowstorm strands students

Speakers at Monday’s West Seneca School Board meeting had concerns stemming from the Jan. More...

Structural problems close Burchfield

The Town of West Seneca has temporarily closed the Charles E. Burchfield Nature and Art Center as a result of recently discovered structural concerns.  According to Town Supervisor   Sheila M. Meegan, the facility was closed Jan. More...

Local News

Vigilant Fire Company installs officers, sets goals

Vigilant Fire Company recently installed officers and outlined goals for 2017.  The Board of Fire Commissioners includes commissioners Robert Safe, Thomas Robertson, William Cleary, David Klawitter and James Liberatore; secretary, Marlene Leone; More...

Rotary, food pantry collecting blankets for homeless

The West Seneca Rotary Club has teamed up with the West Seneca Food Pantry and local businesses for a West Seneca Rotary Code Blue Blanket Drive.  The drive will be running the entire month of January. More...

Town reorganization meeting sets salary for supervisor, others

Town Board members unanimously approved a lengthy list of items at their annual reorganizational meeting on Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Shoveling not job of firefighters

To the Bee Heard caller of Jan. 5 who believes that it is the responsibility of firemen to shovel hydrants: Yes indeed, I fully agree that clearing hydrants is not the responsibility, nor the safety, of senior citizens to attend to.  More...

County sicker, poorer with health care act repeal

January 2017 brings a new year of hope and optimism, but also a new year of challenges and potential obstacles both locally and nationally. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Congratulations to the Town of West Seneca on the wonderful decorating job on Union Road. The eight snowflakes on the poles are unbelievable. No wonder everyone comes through the town to look at them. More...

Sports

District boys swimming team excelling

West Seneca’s combined district boys swimming team, flush with an infusion of 10 additional athletes, has enjoyed the results that the new depth has produced this season to the tune of a 5-1 record just past the midpoint of the season.  More...

West girls basketball edges Maryvale

Mia McCarthy made 7-of-8 free throws in the fourth quarter to help West Seneca West’s girls basketball team hold off Maryvale’s late surge and escape Jan. 4’s non-league meeting between the clubs with a 43-40 victory.  More...

West hockey posts split at Schenectady tourney

West Seneca West’s hockey team traveled downstate over the recent holiday break to play — thanks to Mother Nature — what would be its only couple of games over a 26-day span.  More...