Weekly Feature



May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ash tree debacle vexes Valley Drive resident

Despite countless efforts to contact New York State Electric and Gas, a Valley Drive resident and town councilman alike have no solution for dead ash trees at risk of falling on power lines.  John Kirk said part of one of the trees, which is on More...

Editorial

Still time to save a life through organ donation

Bee Editorial

More than 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply.  More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — With a new month come new opportunities to get involved in community activities, and May is full of options.  The Amana Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday,   More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 7, 1992

• The atmosphere inside West Seneca Town Hall may be less cloudy these days, but that hasn’t put everyone in a sunny mood. More...

Police Blotter

Drunken driver nearly crashes on Ridge Road

Thursday, April 27  • A driver was stopped on Seneca Street for illegal window tints. During the stop, it was discovered that the driver, a Wimbledon Court man, had a suspended license. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Seniors, we are living on hardly anything if retired. We have a man just hired as superintendent of schools who will receive $750/day. In two days, he earns what most people earn on Social Security. More...

Education

District announces 2016-17 concerts

• Thursday, May 4 — Mother’s Day rehearsal, 6 p.m. at East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St.  • Monday, May 8 — Mother’s Day rehearsal, 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.  More...

Christian School names honor students

West Seneca Christian School has named the following students to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  High School   More...

On the Campus

Alexa Valdez, of West Seneca, was one of nine Canisius College students who partook in a three-week study-abroad opportunity in Argentina.  More...

Lifestyles

‘Run for Kindness’...

Uniting WNY in honor of Maksym Sugorovskiy

Ordained by God. More...

Cheektowaga travel writer returns to area with six tour stops

Author and traveler Dan Szczesny will provide a series of readings and presentations in Western New York — plus one in Pennsylvania, if you’re feeling ambitious — highlighted by a keynote address to the Polish Genealogical Society o 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, May 4  10 a.m. — Ceramics  More...

Business

Erie County Auto Bureau encourages life-saving donations

The Erie County Clerk’s Office is again teaming up with Unyts and the New York Alliance for Donation during Donate Life Month to increase enrollment in the New York state Donate Life Registry.  More...

HONORED

Art Girasole was recently recognized during the McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center’s 24th annual Volunteer Recognition and Award luncheon. More...

Driver inattention most common factor to injury crashes: AAA report

A new report from AAA New York State revealed that driver inattention/distraction was listed as a contributing factor for 150 fatal crashes in New York in 2015, making it the most common contributing factor to injury crashes, according to a recent pr More...

Breaking News - 5/4/2017 11:00 AM

Police say Facebook post not a present threat to students

An alleged social media threat involving a student in the West Seneca Central School District and East Senior High School is under investi More...

Candidates queried on state of district

Even apocalyptic weather doesn’t stop voters from turning out to question candidates running for three seats on the West Seneca Board of Education.  More...

Hanley to run for re-election

West Seneca Councilman William P. Hanley Jr. will seek re-election this fall.  The councilman announced his bid for re-election in a statement to The Bee, citing a record for responsible and controlled spending.   More...

Local News

Foster program pairs seniors with students in need

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Erin Pustulka is working to bring seniors and children together in an effort to improve both their lives. More...

Meetings

Town Board   Monday, May 8  A work session of the Town Board will be held at 3 p.m. prior to the regular meeting. Work sessions are open to the public.  More...

SURPRISE VISIT

Members of Cub Scout Troop 416 gather around a helicopter from Customs and Border Protection at a recent troop meeting, the final one of the year. More...

Letters to the Editor

First 100 days have been great

I beg to differ with David Sherman about President Trump’s first 100 days in office.  I remember being a new mom and it taking almost 100 days to get the baby to sleep through the night. More...

Amtrak awaits your discovery

Buffalo Amtrak trains use the rails of privately owned freight railroads at their convenience.  It is not surprising that schedules of passenger trains to Niagara Falls and Canada are problematic and late and have poor ridership. More...

Obituaries

Irene Gick, educator and gardener

Irene Gick (nee Low), 99, of West Seneca, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  Mrs. Gick was born on March 4, 1918, and was a lifelong resident of Ebenezer. More...

Sports

West boys track avenges ’16 loss to Hamburg

West Seneca West’s boys track team avenged its lopsided loss to Hamburg last spring by edging out the Bulldogs on April 25, 77-64, in a meet that wasn’t decided until the final five events.  More...

Lack of players puts district tennis team in rebuilding mode

West Seneca’s combined district-wide boys tennis team, which had been making progress since merging a few years back, finds itself nearly back to square one this spring after the graduation of last year’s top three players – coupled More...

West girls track tops Hamburg, wins own invite

Last week was another in a long line of successful weeks for West Seneca West’s girls track team, as the Lady Indians improved to 2-0 in ECIC II action prior to winning their own annual invitational.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

East offers Election Day chicken barbecue   More...