Weekly Feature



February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

WNY Law Center enters town contract

West Seneca town officials have proven themselves leaders in tackling the “zombie” home epidemic in town and have moved forward by approving a grant disbursement agreement with the Western New York Law Center. More...

Editorial

Board wise to create interview committee

Bee Editorial

Replacing a superintendent is a difficult task, as the West Seneca Board of Education is now learning. It’s a job made more difficult by the fact that the current superintendent is a beloved member of the community. More...

Spindle items

• TECHNOLOGY OR BUST? — As someone who is not overly technology friendly, evidenced by my career choice in print journalism, I find it infuriating how dependent we have become on all our devices.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 13, 1992

• Republican Legislator Sandra Lee Wirth said the constant calls and 3 a.m. threats didn’t really bother her last week during the debate over the proposed 1 percent county sales tax extension. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why doesn’t the West Seneca School District have an Athlete Hall of Fame ceremony anymore? And what happened to the plaques of former hall-of-famers that used to hang in the high schools?  More...

Education

Lorigo, students partner in Valentines for Veterans

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo and several schools in his district, including some in West Seneca, are once again partnering for the Valentines to Veterans program to send a special “thank you” to veterans and active members of the More...

Lifestyles

Airbnb...

giving travelers a homelike atmosphere option

For those with an urge to travel, staying at an Airbnb gives the option of staying in a homelike atmosphere.  Many of these spacious per-night rentals come without the higher price tag of hotels.  The San Francisco based Airbnb was founded More...

Queen of Angels plans spaghetti dinner

The Queen of Angels Holy Name Society will host a spaghetti dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at the church, 144 Warsaw St. Dinner is $10 for adults, and $5 for children younger than 12. Take out is available. 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, Feb. 9  10 a.m. More...

Comments sought on design standards

Guiding development

Feedback from the community is being sought on proposed design standards that aim to direct the next decade of development in the Town of West Seneca.  A public hearing on the design standards was opened during Monday night’s regular board More...

Interview committee set in search for superintendent

Following concerns expressed on Monday by parents and community members, the West Seneca School Board agreed to establish an interview committee that will help the board and its consultant, Howard Smith, with the superintendent hiring process.  More...

Local News

Bill to give greater health protections for volunteer firefighters

The New York State Senate has passed a measure to help further protect the health of volunteer firefighters who become sick due to the hazards they encounter from their service to the community.  According to Sen. More...

Hats, gloves given to support children

The Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center Coalition, in partnership with Public Employees Federation Division 167, again donated hats and gloves to the G.A. More...

Tax exemption deadline approaching

The deadline for filing all tax exemptions is Wednesday, March 1, according to the Town of West Seneca Assessor’s Office.  Taxpayers must file all exemptions with the assessor’s office, located at West Seneca Town Hall, 1250 Union Ro More...

Obituaries

Gerald L. Baskey, retired lawyer

Gerald “Jerry” Louis Baskey, 86, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.  Mr. Baskey graduated from high school in Bound Brook, New Jersey, before moving to Buffalo in the late 1940s. More...

Sports

Three-goal third sends East hockey over Falls

West Seneca East hockey team coach Phil Prynn wanted to send a message to his squad following Friday’s disappointing 6-1 loss to Williamsville South, and he wasn’t concerned with what that would mean in the win-loss column when the Trojan More...

West indoor track posts pair of top-three finishes at ‘A’ meet

West Seneca West’s boys and girls indoor track teams earned a pair of top-three finishes in Saturday’s annual Class A Team Championships at Houghton College, one of the few scored meets of the season.  More...

OUT OF MY WAY

West Seneca East’s Amanda Weiner, left, looks for room along the baseline while being guarded by Amherst’s Emma Stelley during the Lady Trojans’ 64-29 loss Friday. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Covenant makes soup for sale Feb. 11   Covenant United Methodist Church will hold a homemade soup sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Takeout only. A variety of soups will be available for $8 a quart. More...

Business

Armstrong’s Barber Shop opens on Seneca Street

Barber Zachary Armstrong recently branched out in the field of master barbering, opening his own business, Armstrong’s Barber Shop, at 2852 Seneca St., at the end of January. More...

YMCA launches 2017 annual campaign

YMCA Buffalo Niagara officially kicks off of its 2017 annual campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 14, according to a press release from the organization.  More...

Polish Arts Club offers scholarships

The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 college or university scholarship. Applicants must be legal residents of New York state and of Polish ancestry. More...