March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

TASTY TREATS

Cheryl Winkelman of West Seneca prepares her dessert crepes for “A Taste of St. Peter’s” held Sunday morning at St. Peter's United Church of Christ. More...

Local News

Town approves salary increase, ends litigation

A resolution was adopted during Monday night’s Town Board meeting raising the highway superintendent’s salary to $82,518. The action corrected a mistake in a resolution made during the 2014 reorganizational meeting. More...

Family birth dates produce winning lottery ticket

In a Wegmans decorated for St. Patrick’s Day, life turned green for one West Seneca man and his son. John Stresing claimed the $1,000 a day top prize for the Feb. 2 New York Lottery drawing. More...

LUCKY LUNCH

Don and Diane Schonel stand with the Lucky Buffalo, a bison statue dressed in green, during the West Seneca Senior Center’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon. They were among the 200 seniors who attended. More...

Letters to the Editor

Save the Children’s Psychiatric Center

Is the governor hoping that if he ignores us, we will just fade away? Is he hoping that only a handful of people in Western New York really care whether the Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca stays open or closes? More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It seems to me the school system, which includes administrators, teachers and the school board, are bashing Gov. Cuomo because he put in place a cap on school taxes. More...

Sports

Top seniors to clash in boys hoops tripleheader

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers by participating in the 18th annual Butler Mitchell Alumni Association Silver Hoops Classic. More...

All-Bee Team named; process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Basketball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team. More...

Will South’s Dolan tabbed All-Bee Girls Coach of Year

Kristen Dolan’s passion for basketball is infectious so it is not a surprise that the majority of her peers voted her as the 2015 All-Bee Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Marching band to hold fish fry fundraiser More...

Ethics Board closes two investigations

The West Seneca Ethics Board met before the regular meeting of the Town Board on Monday night to put to rest two issues that have been under investigation. More...

Students to perform with guest composer in Band Festival

Anyone descending the stairs into the basement of West Seneca West Senior will hear the sound of the concert band practicing for a Band Festival concert. The students, led by music teacher John Blickwedehl, will present the concert at 7 p.m. More...

Editorial

Political motives weigh on ethics recommendation

Bee Editorial

The West Seneca Board of Ethics made significant progress this week in two cases that have been under investigation by the board since June. More...

Spindle items

• WORKING A CASE — Last week, students in the Citizen Police Academy took what we learned the week before and applied it to a case. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 29, 1990

• A gigantic think tank is on display in the old L.L. Berger’s store in the Seneca Mall, and all of the participants were West Seneca students in grades kindergarten through eight. Invent America! More...

Education

Scholarships to be offered for music students

The Carol J. Adragna Family Foundation will be awarding scholarships to students who have been accepted to colleges with the intention to study music education, performance and music therapy. More...

YUMMY DNA

After learning about DNA in science class, Trinity Christian School students Evan McCoy and Julia Ackley hold up the models they constructed. Seventh- and eighth-grade students built DNA molecules with licorice strips and colored mini-marshmallows. More...

Lifestyles

Spring brings colorful blossoms to local florists

Despite a few snow mounds still scattered throughout the region, Friday brought the season everyone had been waiting for: spring. The brain automatically associates spring with green grass and plenty of colorful, fragrant flowers. More...

East Seneca Fire Co. sets spring meat raffle

The East Seneca Fire Company spring “Meat and More” raffle will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at 100 Lein Road. The raffle is $3 per person. Beverages and sandwiches will be provided. More...

Feeling the power of prayer

As a member of Queen of Heaven Church, let me share with you how community and prayer came together to pray for the Rev. Tom Quinlivan. Rev. Quinlivan is the pastor at Queen of Heaven Church, and on Feb. More...

Business

Approved legislation would create task force for business rules, regulations

The state Senate has approved legislation that would require the state to review existing rules, regulations and licensing procedures that apply to businesses and other entities throughout New York, according to Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-C-I, Elma. More...

Miller named county commissioner of labor relations

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz appointed Steven Miller to the position of commissioner of labor relations on Monday. More...

Erie County clerk warns of vehicle scam

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently warned residents to watch for a misleading solicitation that looks like an official notice from the Department of Motor Vehicles. More...