Weekly Feature



March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

It’s not what you’re saying, it’s your tone

Bee Editorial

Often in arguments, the most upsetting part of a disagreement is found in the tone of a person’s voice, rather than the words they are speaking. More...

Spindle items

• HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS — As the editor of the newspaper, I often am welcomed into aspects of town life that I would otherwise not be. This is not the case for my latest adventure. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 12, 1992

• Backers of the West Seneca Industrial Park may have cleared a major hurdle, but the race isn’t over yet, opponents say. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding David Sherman’s last column concerning fake news media, he is wrong. CNN left the word “fake” out of the narrative, so it was actually the news media that is the enemy of the American people. More...

Sports

State bowling championships

Afternoon surge helps West place fourth

West Seneca West’s young boys bowling team was visibly nervous to start Saturday’s first game in its inaugural appearance at the state championships, held this year at the Gates AMF Bowling Lanes in suburban Rochester.  More...

Brockport ends East’s historic hockey season

Trojans allow first power-play goals in six games

The best season in West Seneca East’s Federation hockey program history came to an end in Rochester Saturday, though it certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying on the Trojans’ part.  More...

District boys swimming squad makes huge strides since merge

In just two years, prospects for success among high school competitors in the town of West Seneca went from nearly non-existent to unbelievably high, all thanks to East’s and West’s programs becoming the latest to merge into one districtw More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. Peter’s plans food, wine event at Bravo   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 9-sun. 12   More...

Live Local in WNY

fri. 10   Back To the Bars — 9 p.m., Crazy Jake’s, 26 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 693-9309, www.crazyjakesnt.com  More...

Performance

thurs. 9   More...

Board combatant in UPK decision

Shouting, name calling, pointing blame, cheering — all the prime characteristics of a good knock-down, drag-out fight — were present at this week’s West Seneca School Board meeting.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Buffalo man charged with vehicular assault following arrests

Maxamillion Hernandez, 20, of Buffalo, has been arraigned by Erie County Court Judge Sheila DiTullio on an indictment charging him with vehicular assault, assault and driving while ability impaired by a drug as the result of incidents that took place More...

Not without a fight

Advocates from the Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center organization participate in a rally in Albany Feb. 28 to bring awareness to the center’s impending closure. Gov. More...

Correction

The Feb. 22-23 feature on a Tops supermarket shopping associate stated incorrectly that there is a mandatory retirement age at Tops. It was a decision made by the associate’s work coach and family.   More...

Letters to the Editor

BNAC closure a community loss

The Burchfield Nature and Art Center building in West Seneca has been closed since Jan. 5 when significant structural damage was discovered.  More...

Police Blotter

Man found standing in rolled car on Route 219

Saturday, March 4  • Police observed a vehicle avoid a traffic device on Seneca Street by cutting through a gas station parking lot. During a stop of the vehicle, the driver, a Pine Grove Avenue man, was found to have a suspended license. More...

Education

On the Campus

Robert Breidenstein, of West Seneca, is a recipient of the full-tuition, four-year Renaissance and Global Scholarship at the University of Rochester. Breidenstein is a graduate of West Seneca West Senior High School.  More...

School district budget remains under cap for 2017-18

After nearly a decade of restless nights, the West Seneca Board of Education and Superintendent Mark Crawford said they can sleep easy having presented a sound budget to the public.  More...

4-H program develops speaking skills through presentations

The Erie County 4-H Program has arranged five county level presentation day events to give 350 youth members ages 5 to 18 the opportunity to share their chosen topic of interest and compete for a spot in the Western District event held in April, acco More...

Lifestyles

Western New York collects

Area collectors show off their prized possessions

Collecting has been a part of society since, well, before it was really called a society, and during the past several weeks, The Bee has reached out to readers to find some of the biggest, best and quirkiest collections throughout Western New York.&n More...

East Senior presents ‘Godspell’ March 9-11

“Godspell” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9 to Saturday, March 11, at West Seneca East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St. There also will be a 1 p.m. matinee performance Saturday, March 11. Tickets are $10 for the 7 p.m. 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, March 9  10 a.m. More...

Business

Attorney fosters positive environment with matrimonial mediation

Loving the concept of relaxing a couple struggling with marital problems, matrimonial mediator Nadia Shahram offers couples the chance to discuss their issues before potentially divorcing one another.  More...

Gas prices up 50 cents per gallon

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is up two cents from last week to $2.31 per gallon. One year ago, the price was $1.81. The New York state average is now at $2.45 per gallon, down a penny from last week. More...

New campaign features pet-friendly businesses

The Bee’s “Paws and Claws” campaign aims to bring a variety of businesses together that have one thing in common: your pet.  The month-long promotion starts with this issue, continuing through the editions of March 29 and 30.&n More...