Weekly Feature

October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Budget hearing was poorly structured

Bee Editorial

More than 100 people were unable to enter Council Chambers at Town Hall on Monday for the first half of a public hearing on the tentative 2018 West Seneca Town Budget, which proposes a 12 percent increase in taxes.  More...

Spindle items

• TAKE A BREATH — Southtowns Radiology will be the lead sponsor for the Take a Breath for Life Foundation’s eighth annual “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” event at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 22, 1992

• Both major political parties in the Town of West Seneca held reorganizational meetings last Wednesday, but only one made changes. More...

Education

District sets 2017-18 concert schedule

The West Seneca Central School District has outlined the 2017-18 concerts, musicals, festivals, rehearsals, auditions and performances for all schools in the district.  The schedule is as follows:  More...

Lifestyles

Phase 2 of local campaign urges struggling young adults to

‘Just Tell One’

Getting help when suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, alcohol abuse or substance abuse can be as simple as just telling one person. 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, Oct. 19  10 a.m. More...

Reinstein Woods sets fall events

The following events are scheduled at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Buffalo Banjo Band to play for Seniors   More...

Business

Let’s talk business

Members of West Seneca East and West Seneca West senior high schools stand with state Sen. Patrick Gallivan after his recent Small Business Seminar, hosted by the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce. More...

Credit union expands membership, staff, hours

Western New York Federal Credit Union has expanded to serve all of Erie County.  To continue providing the best products and services to its growing membership, representatives of the credit union said it has hired new staff members and will now More...

Chamber seeks community award nominees

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2018 Community Awards.  Awards are given for the categories of Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Educator of the Year and Community Service Organization of the Year.&n More...

Firestorm over taxes

Residents demand cuts at budget hearing

“I have been here since 2008, and I have never had this many people come,” said Sheila Meegan, West Seneca town supervisor, to an overflowing crowd nearly double the capacity of Council Chambers. More...

Lorigo co-sponsors Theft of Valor Law

A local law imposing misdemeanor criminal sanctions upon finding of fraudulent representation of military status to receive a monetary or other tangible benefit will take effect soon, 60 days after filing with the Secretary of State. More...

Local News

Tragedy was firefighter’s catalyst for 50-year run

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

On March 31, 1954, Thomas Schlicht was an ordinary fifth-grader attending Cleveland Hill Elementary School. More...

Town receives $1.64 million for water infrastructure improvements

More than $10 million in grants will be awarded to 11 communities within the 59th State Senate District to support drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects, according to state Sen. More...

University at Buffalo awarded grant for Parkinson’s disease research

A federal grant totaling $398,750 for clinical research at the University at Buffalo focused on Parkinson’s disease has been provided through the National Institutes of Health Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, according to Rep. More...

Letters to the Editor

Voters could help change county law enforcement

Nov. 7 is the election for Erie County sheriff. Since 2005, Sheriff Timothy Howard has been consistently re-elected, despite a track record of disregard for human life and the law.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I subscribe regularly to your paper, and I noticed that at the last meeting there was a proposed 12 percent tax increase in the tentative 2018 budget. West Seneca is already the highest-taxed town in Erie County. More...

Sports

West gridders top East, finish regular season 7-0

West Seneca West’s football team crossed its first goal for the season off its list Friday night when it edged out crosstown rival West Seneca East, 35-28, to post its first undefeated regular season since 1995 and earn its first regular season More...

Cantafio among leaders in Real Men Wear Pink cancer fundraising effort

Former West Seneca West varsity football coach Joe Cantafio has helped raise over $20,000 for breast cancer research as a Western New York ACS Real Men Wear Pink candidate.  The president of the West Seneca Teachers Association currently leads More...

East girls swimming team wins final two regular-season meets

West Seneca East’s girls swimming team headed into this past weekend’s ECIC “BB” Championships looking to do well after closing out the regular season with victories over Sweet Home and Williamsville South.  The wins boos More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 19   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 19   Kevin McCarthy — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com  More...

Performance

thurs. 19   Zach and Kathy Carr — Join Zach and Kathy Carr as they give a casual concert with proceeds from the night of fun and fellowship being contributed to the fight against breast cancer, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...