Weekly Feature



May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Laufer’s passion for music lives on through scholarship

Eric Laufer’s memory and passion for music has been kept alive for seven years after his death through the Eric Laufer Music Scholarship, awarded to West Seneca students to further their music education.  Laufer had an undying love of musi More...

Editorial

Summer is no fun for an animal in a hot car

Bee Editorial

As the weather warms up, many people are enjoying spending time in the sunshine, often with their pets. More...

Spindle items

• COMMENCEMENT — This Friday, a new class of communications majors will take the stage at Buffalo State College to receive their diplomas.  I graduated early, and so when commencement season rolled around I had already been out of sch More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 17, 1990

• Last rites were given Monday for the Town of West Seneca garbage trucks that have been on their death bed for some time now. More...

Education

On the Campus

Thomas Ezquerro of West Seneca has received the Bowdoin College Earth and Oceanographic Science Department’s 2015 Earth and Oceanographic Science Book Award. Ezquerro is a member of the Bowdoin class of 2018,  More...

Lifestyles

Campers, hikers can enjoy ‘best’ state parks

While Buffalo may be noted across the country for the severity of its winters, the snowfall of 2014-15 had even the most battle tested Buffalonians reaching for their travel agent’s phone number.   More...

Chicken BBQ supports scholarship funds

The annual West Seneca Parent Teacher Group chicken BBQ will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 at East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St. More...

AWARDED

Officer David Steinwandel, left, receives an award from Erie County STOP DWI Director John Sullivan for his outstanding work enforcing DWI laws in West Seneca. More...

Business

McGuire facilities receive five-star ranking

Three McGuire Group locations received five-star rankings recently from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, making them the only facilities in Erie County to receive the coveted designation.  The locations include Seneca Heal More...

Sponsors sought for Rotary charity golf tournament

The Carl Lambein Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by the Rotary Club of West Seneca, is soliciting sponsorships.  The proceeds from the event will support two purposes: VALOR, veterans and their families, and The Rotary Club of West Seneca charit More...

Tips offered to find safe summer camps

As temperatures start to rise, families are starting to look into outdoor activities for their children, including summer camps.  The Better Business Bureau has several tips for families when looking for a summer camp. More...

Breaking News - 5/19/2015 10:39 PM

Voters pass district budget, bus proposition

Busse, Phillips reelected

West Seneca voters have approved the $112,500,677 budget for the 2015-16 school year as well as a $571,528 bus purchase proposition. More...

Four candidates vie for board seats on May 19

Four candidates are vying for the two at-large positions on the ballot in Tuesday’s West Seneca School Board election.  Incumbents Mary Busse, the president of the board, and Gwendolyn Phillips are being challenged by Rodney Montgomery, a More...

School budget hearing includes criticism of state

A public hearing on the 2015-16 West Seneca School District budget on Monday outlined the district’s fiscal difficulties as well as specifics on the $112.5 million spending plan.  More...

Local News

Walnut Senior Living provides independent living option

People Inc. worked through the court system and partnered with the West Seneca Town Board to resolve any initial concerns to build a 46-unit apartment building for seniors to live safely and affordably on the former Houghton College campus.  More...

Town looks to transfer water system to Erie County

Town Engineer Steven Tanner presented a proposed increase and improvement in water system facilities of water districts in the town to the Town Board on Monday night. More...

Car seat safety check offered by WS Police, county sheriff

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo, in partnership with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and West Seneca Police Department, is hosting a free Car Seat Safety Check and Child ID Card Day for families.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Columnist made good college choice

I read David Sherman’s column in the May 6-7 Bee. It was a very enjoyable read, and I am sure many people will relate to his own college experiences.  More...

Sports

High School Sports Calendar

Thursday, May 14 Baseball:  West vs. Williamsville North, 4:45 p.m. Softball:  East at West, 4 p.m. Girls lacrosse:  East vs. Williamsville South, 4:45 p.m.; West vs. Williamsville East, 4:45 p.m.  More...

East girls track athletes' personal bests fall during North dual, Rodiek Relays

Numerous personal bests were sprinkled into the results for members of West Seneca East’s girls track team during their recent outings against Williamsville North on May 6 and at Hamburg’s Rodiek Relays two days later.  More...

East softball rolls through four foes

West Seneca East, having won 11 of its last 13 contests, pushed its current winning streak to four games Monday by squeezing past Williamsville East, 6-4.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Library set to hold weekend book sale The West Seneca Public Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 15; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16. More...