Weekly Feature



May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

School budget proposal shows 1.98 percent increase

The West Seneca Central School Board met for the final time before the annual budget vote to present the proposed 2017-18 budget at a public hearing on Monday.  More...

Editorial

Communication standards need to be raised

Bee Editorial

There will always be uncontrollable events in the world. This is an unfortunate fact of life — no matter how hard we try to be in control.  More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY — Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to observe the love shared between mother and child.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 14, 1992

• Residents both for and against the passage of this year’s West Seneca School District budget bellied up to the microphone at last Wednesday’s budget hearing, but most everyone agreed on one thing: District salaries must be controll More...

Education

Ashley Dibble named scholarship winner

Ashley Dibble, of West Seneca, was named a winner of the 2017 Western Division Federal Credit Union Scholarship Award.  According to a press release from the organization, scholarships are awarded to Western Division members who are high school More...

News Brief

Riley Brotz and Patrick Healy, sophomores at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 academic year. Both students are residents of West Seneca.   More...

District announces 2017-18 concerts

• Thursday, May 11 — Mother’s Day Concert, 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.  • Monday, May 15 — West Middle Spring Instrumental Concert No. 1, 7 p.m. at West Middle School, 395 Center Road.  More...

Lifestyles

Veteran, 103, celebrated on Honor Flight trip

It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday and more than two dozen people are gathered at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport to send off 37 veterans for the first Honor Flight trip of the year. More...

Grys- Monaco

Angela J. and Joseph G. Grys of Tonawanda announce the engagement of their daughter, Kassandra L. Grys, to Devon A. Monaco, son of Michelle M. and Marino A. Monaco Jr. of West Seneca.  More...

‘Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery’ lists classes, events

The opening reception for Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery’s June exhibit, “Collage, Digital and Mixed Media Mania,” will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 2. The gallery is located at 1168 Orchard Park Road. More...

Business

Erie County officials seeking faster internet speeds for all residents

There are few things more infuriating than a slow internet connection. This is especially true in Erie County, where a large swath of the population does not have access to the fastest broadband speeds. More...

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County raises $14.5 million in 2016 campaign

Officials at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County announced that they have raised more than $14.5 million, which represents an increase in giving for the seventh straight year in a row for the non-profit organization.  More...

Business Brief

Have you opened or expanded a business? Maybe you’ve received an appointment or a promotion. If so, we might publish the item on our business page. Email jwaters@bee news.com or call 204-4922.   More...

Breaking News - 5/17/2017 9:34 AM

Budget, bus propositions approved

Incumbents Janice Dalbo and Carol Jarczyk were the top two vote-getters in Tuesday night’s election and budget vote, with newcomer Diane Beres also winning a seat. She will replace exiting board member Lauren Nicholas. More...

Contractor request to crush concrete hits raw nerve among residents

Tempers flared last week at a community forum at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center when residents clashed with the president of a local construction company over a permit he requested to crush concrete. More...

Tuesday’s vote to include three BOE seats, budget

Voters will head to the polls next week to elect three candidates to the West Seneca Central School District Board of Education and to decide whether to approve the district’s budget of $116.8 million for the 2017-18 school year.  Polls wi More...

Local News

District, police respond to social media threat

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

Native Officer Joseph Acquino released from ECMC

Buffalo Police Officer Joseph Acquino was struck by gunfire Sunday night during a traffic stop in the Riverside neighborhood of Buffalo. More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, May 22  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public.  School Board  Monday, June 5  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think town employees need more work to do. I just received a call from the dog control officer that my dog’s license is a day overdue. More...

Sports

Dolacs close out East boys lax’s latest win

The brotherly connection between Shaun and Ian Dolac solidified even further during the West Seneca East boys’ lacrosse team’s 14-7 win over Sweet Home on Monday, with one setting up the other to post the Trojans’ final two goals of More...

CONCENTRATION

West Seneca’s Joe Krzeminski focuses on the ball while preparing to return it to his first singles opponent during the district team’s 5-0 loss to Clarence Monday.   More...

West softball squad sweeps Jamestown

West Seneca West’s softball team technically picked up both of its wins on the season on May 3 when it took down Jamestown, 10-4, after finishing off what would be a 13-0 decision — a game that had been suspended in Jamestown in the third More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

East Middle goes ‘Bald for Bucks’   West Seneca East Middle School will participate in “Bald for Bucks” during the school day Friday, May 12, to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 12   Queen City Roller Girls — Come watch the Queen City Roller Girls Playoffs as 2 seed vs. 3 seed, 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., on the shore of the Buffalo River, Buffalo; $. More...

Art

fri. 12   This Realm: Ladies of Night — By artist Ashley Kay and presented by Buffalo Art Harbor, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. More...