Weekly Feature



May 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Rezoning approved for two projects

After a second heated public hearing on rezoning of lots along Indian Church and Union roads for a proposed Tim Hortons, the West Seneca Town Board approved the petitioner’s request during its Monday meeting.  (See editorial on page four)& More...

Editorial

Public comments should be direct, respectful

Bee Editorial

During every regular Town Board meeting, the public is given an opportunity to address the board on matters they wish to discuss. This open communication tool is an essential characteristic of the freedom of speech in government.  More...

Spindle items

• SEEKING VOLUNTEERS — Councilman Eugene Hart is seeking volunteers to serve on a design standards committee, which will create standards for future developments in the town in accordance with the updated Comprehensive Master Plan. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 16, 1991

• Most college students put in four years of hard work and studying and walk away with a bachelor’s degree. More...

Education

Niagara students take awards at American Chemical Society research symposium

A pair of Niagara University students took home top prizes from the Western New York American Chemical Society’s Undergraduate Research Symposium, which was held April 9 at Canisius College.  More...

Lifestyles

Have you filled your bucket today?

Interactive event encourages anti-bullying and positivity in schools

On May 14, Canisius College will host a program that advocates for a positive social climate in schools throughout Western New York and beyond. The program is a theatrical adaptation of the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? More...

East PTG to hold chicken BBQ May 17

A chicken barbecue sponsored by the West Seneca East Parent Teacher Group will take place from 3 p.m. until sold out Tuesday, May 17 at West Seneca East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St. Drive thru only. Dinners are $10 each.   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 12  9 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Performance

thurs. 12   Kendrick Scott Oracle — The jazz drummer and composer will perform at 7:30 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 12   White Chocolate — 9 p.m., Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill, 7800 Transit Road, Williamsville. 634-6000  fri. 13   More...

Breaking News - 5/17/2016 9:56 PM

Polls closed, voters pass budget

The $114.5 million West Seneca School District budget was passed tonight, as well as a $512,191 bus purchase proposition. Incumbent Kate Newton was re-elected to the board, and Edmund Bedient will fill the second seat. More...

Four candidates seek School Board seats

Four candidates are vying for the two at-large positions on the ballot in Tuesday’s West Seneca School Board election.  Incumbent Kate Newton, who is running for her second term on the board, will be facing challengers Edmund Bedient, Caro More...

Church vandalism costs New Hope ministry funds

New Hope United Methodist Church was the victim of vandalism last week, costing the parish $800.  The Rev. Renee Engles said an unknown person partially dismantled a section of the entryway near the exterior wall of the church. More...

Local News

District completes building survey

With the West Seneca Central School District’s budget taking a turn for the better, the district is looking to begin working on a list of 2,188 items that need attention.  More...

Environmental conservation plans proposed to board

A few weeks after the town’s Comprehensive Master Plan Update was approved by the Town Board, progress is being made on planning for the future using the master plan as a guide.  More...

Assessor updates town on new STAR law

A new state law affecting 480 individuals in West Seneca has changed how basic and enhanced STAR exemptions are delivered to new property owners who purchased their home after March 1, 2015.  On Monday, Town Assessor Kandace Wittmeyer updated th More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I say no to killing the deer in West Seneca. Let’s learn to live with them.  .Why complain about the trees on Willowdale Drive? It’s so much safer now for my children walking to and from the soccer field.  More...

Obituaries

Obituary Policy

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may also be made by family members. Clear photos may also be considered for publication. More...

Sports

East softball keeps division title hopes alive

West Seneca East’s softball team added four wins to its league record during a recent seven-day stretch — including a pair of victories over Sweet Home — to put itself in winner take-all battle for the ECIC II regular-season title W More...

East’s boys lacrosse team earns seventh straight win over West

Three different West Seneca East boys lacrosse players scored as many goals by themselves as West Seneca West did as a team Friday, as East posted its seventh consecutive win in the crosstown rivalry series by a comfortable 13-3 margin.  More...

West girls track beats South, competes in Falcon Invite

West Seneca West’s girls track team returned to its winning ways on May 3, taking down Williamsville South, 76-65, to improve to 3-1 in dual-meet action.  More...

Business

Green Acres takes ice cream on road with new truck

Green Acres Ice Cream’s new “On the Go” ice cream truck is certainly nothing like the bell-ringing, neighborhood trucks etched into the childhood memories of adults around the country.  The truck is the newest addition to the i More...

EEA course trains economically disadvantaged in solutions to lead poisoning issues

Environmental Education Associates, Inc., a Buffalo based environmental health and safety training provider, will offer a free United States Environmental Protection Agency accredited Lead Renovator Training Course on Sunday, May 22.  More...

New physician joins Orchard Park Pediatrics

Dr. Anthony Caterina, a Johns Hopkins-trained physician and Orchard Park resident, has recently joined Orchard Park Pediatrics, according to a release.  The pediatric and young adult medical practice, located at 3725 N. More...