April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

School district determined to keep fighting

Parents and students expressed their deep regret to the West Seneca Board of Education Tuesday night upon learning that 16 teachers would be eliminated in next year’s budget. More...

Local News

Ethics Board continues discussion of financial disclosure statement

The discussion continued regarding use of financial disclosure statements at Monday night’s West Seneca Ethics Board meeting. More...

Town may be going green, seeks implementation grant

Town Engineer Steven Tanner told the West Seneca Town Board on Monday evening that the town will possibly have the opportunity for some green projects in the near future. More...

Freshwater fishing guide now available through County Clerk

The 2015-16 New York Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide is now available through the Erie County Clerk’s Office, according to Chris Jacobs, county clerk. More...

Letters to the Editor

LGBT lifestyle often a health risk

I was very disturbed by your editorial in the April 8-9 Bee. You gave no recognition to the fact that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyle is often a health risk to participants, both physically and emotionally. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Maybe if West Seneca School Superintendent Mark Crawford would spend more time running West Seneca schools instead of fighting Common Core policies, our school district wouldn’t be in severe financial stress with a very low fund balance. More...

Sports

East softball tops reigning state champs

West Seneca East’s softball team bounced back from a season opening shutout against one of the preseason picks to make a deep playoff run this spring in about as good of a way as possible: by taking out the defending state champions. More...

Trojans’ boys tennis coach eager to tackle season with full roster

Despite starting every single contest last year trailing 1-0 thanks to a roster that fell short of having enough players to fill every match, West Seneca East’s boys tennis team was able to put together one of the best seasons under coach Phil More...

Summit Gymnastics fares well at state championships

The Summit Gymnastics Center recently sent five athletes to the New York State State Gymnastics Championships, where the girls were state qualifiers for the Junior Olympic Levels 7 and 8 finale. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Chicken BBQ set for St. David’s Church St. David’s Episcopal Church will hold a chicken barbecue dinner featuring Krolick’s from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the church, 3951 Seneca St. More...

Girl writes book to celebrate story of survival, love

It has been a long and trying road for Mariana Maniscalco, leading her to the publication of her first book by a West Seneca publishing company, Baby Coop. More...

Local fire departments gear up for major recruitment

A major initiative is under way across the state to bolster volunteer firefighter numbers, as local fire departments will open their bays to residents during the weekend of Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, for the fifth annual RecruitNY proj More...

Editorial

District has been fighting for children, teachers

Bee Editorial

It was an emotional night at the West Seneca Board of Education meeting Tuesday. Parents and students spoke out in support of their teachers, 16 of whom will be laid off this year due to budget cuts. More...

Spindle items

• WISHING — This week I had the pleasure of speaking with a young girl who has overcome more than most people do in a lifetime. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 26, 1990

• There were no major issues to attack at their meeting Monday night, so West Seneca board members decided to attack each other. On paper (the agenda), the meeting seemed to be nothing more than a formality. More...

Police Blotter

Cross stolen from altar of Fourteen Holy Helpers

Monday, April 13 • A Union Road man reported that someone used an unknown instrument that damaged his tire beyond repair. More...

Education

Canisius High School names honor students

Canisius High School named the following West Seneca residents to first honors for the third marking period. Grade 9 Michael Marchese, Andrew Nigrelli and Gavin Szarowicz. More...

District among top ‘opt-out’ rates for state assessments

Standardized testing is wrapping up across the state, with the West Seneca School District reporting a nearly 70 percent refusal rate for grade three through eight for English language arts. This is up from about 30 percent the previous year. More...

Masset honored with Empire State College Student Service Award

Lauren Masset, a supervisor in the West Seneca Youth and Recreation department, was honored last week in Albany as a recipient of the Empire State College Student Service Award. More...

Lifestyles

Lincoln funeral car hopes to make stop in Buffalo

On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was scheduled to see his personal, presidential passenger-train car for the first time. But on that day he become one of the last casualties of a war that cost some 750,000 American lives. More...

Daughters of the Nile sponsors vendor fair

Daughters of the Nile will sponsor a vendor/craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Ismailia Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd. 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, April 23 9 a.m. — Poker 10 a.m. More...

Business

Chamber celebrates 75 years in West Seneca

CELEBRATING 75 YEARS — Joan Lillis, above left, shares a laugh with Roy Loomis and Pat DePasquale during the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce 75th anniversary celebration. More...

Rotary to hold second Shred-It event

West Seneca Rotary Club will hold a community Shred-It event, offering what organizers say is a safe and secure way to eliminate unneeded and outdated business and personal paperwork. More...

Seneca Health Care employee honored for 10 years of service

Paulina Mierzejewski, an employee with The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca, recently celebrated her 10-year employment anniversary with the company. More...