Weekly Feature



June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Patrolling of private lots necessary for safety

Bee Editorial

It’s no secret that behavioral incidents at Ralph Wilson Stadium are in the public eye more than ever due to social media. More...

Spindle items

• LOST AND FOUND — As the 2015-16 school year draws to a close and members of the West Seneca School District staff begin to tidy up the buildings, a number of items remain in the lost and found areas. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 4, 1991

• When Pat Murphy’s pregnant wife said it was time to push as they headed north in the family van on Union Road in West Seneca, he knew there was little time to spare. More...

Obituaries

Allen F. Scioli, retired police lieutenant

Allen Felix Scioli, a retired West Seneca police lieutenant, died Monday, June 20, 2016, after a 13-year battle with kidney disease. Mr. Scioli, 78, was born in Buffalo as the oldest of seven children. More...

Sports

Champions fill majority of First Team lineup

2016 All-Bee Baseball

Some of the top players who earned championships in the Bee’s coverage area comprise the 2016 All-Bee Baseball First Team. More...

OP’s Wereski tabbed Pitcher of Year

Ben Wereski delivered in pressure situations on the mound as a sophomore and junior for the Orchard Park baseball team, but he took his game to an entirely different level this spring. More...

Indians’ Zimmerman named Coach of Year

The West Seneca West baseball team has made major strides since Max Zimmerman was named coach four years ago. The Indians finished 7-7 in ECIC I and 10-10 overall, their best record since 1985. West went 4-14 in 2013, 3-12 in 2014 and 7-11 in 2015. More...

Popular carnival back for 35th year

Queen of Heaven

Summer has just begun, and one of West Seneca’s biggest traditions is right around the corner. Queen of Heaven Parish will host its 35th annual carnival Friday through Sunday, July 8-10, on the parish grounds, 4220 Seneca St. at Mill Road. More...

West Seneca graduate wins recording studio time

From her days as the only fourth grader singing the verses to Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” as a bus full of kids pounded the “boom, boom, clap” rhythm on the back of their seats, music has always been a part of Lyndsay Mu More...

Local News

Creative exhibit opens at Burchfield

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center, located at 2001 Union Road, will exhibit creations of a diverse group of fiber artists from July 3 through 31. An opening reception will be held for artists and the public at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8. More...

Elderwood locations to host Cruise Night series

Elderwood is gearing up for a series of car shows this summer. Cruise Nights are planned through September at nine Western New York Elderwood locations. More...

Passage of legislation combats ‘zombie’ homes

“We’re here for a positive reason today,” said Assemblyman Michael Kearns as he joined Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, West Seneca Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan and other officials Thursday afternoon at 35 Jasmine Ave. More...

Police Blotter

Shoplifter steals chainsaw

• Police responded to Wegmans on Orchard Park Road for a call of a shoplifter who was detained. The reporting officer observed the person attempting to vomit into a garbage can. More...

Education

Library plans summer programs for children

The West Seneca Public Library, located at 1300 Union Road, has planned a number of summer reading events to keep children busy. More...

Measure requires state funding of education mandates

The New York State Senate has passed legislation to prohibit unfunded mandates from burdening local governments, schools and their taxpayers, according to a press release from Sen. Patrick Gallivan. More...

STUDENT SPEAKERS

West Seneca Christian School Valedictorian Bethany Okupski and Salutatorian Ethan Santerre address their fellow classmates during a commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016. Both Okupski and Santerre were named to the school’s honor roll. More...

Lifestyles

The Buffalo Central Terminal and the journey to Buffalo’s restoration

Positioned two and a quarter miles outside of downtown Buffalo, strategically placed between Chicago and New York City, the Buffalo Central Terminal sits atop a hill on Memorial Drive, once a hub of traffic and trade. More...

Ebenezer Seniors host humorous guest

“Don’t let age get you down because it’s too hard to get up.” Senior citizen Helen Markham will talk to the Ebenezer Seniors at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 8. Meetings are held at the Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St. More...

Couple celebrate 30 years together

Debbie and Frank Caruana of Cheektowaga will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on the Fourth of July with friends and a family picnic at their campsite at Rushford Lake. Fireworks will follow the picnic. More...

Business

County clerk seeks to end delays in CDL testing

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs last week joined with representatives in the transportation sector to call on New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles to take action in addressing the significant delays of scheduling a Commercial Driver’s L More...

Legislature works to address county job vacancy issue

The Erie County Legislature last week approved the Charter Review Commission’s recommendation to address the large job vacancy issue currently impacting the county. More...

Gallivan introduces reform legislation for LLC’s

Sen. Patrick Gallivan has introduced legislation to amend the law pertaining to limited liability companies, or LLC’s, in relation to political campaigns. More...