Weekly Feature

March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Outside evaluation of website unfair to town

Bee Editorial

Scrutiny regarding the quality of West Seneca’s town website is not new, but a report released last week by the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government aims to bring the site’s shortcomings back into the headlines.  More...

Spindle items

• BATTLING FOR BRIAN — Brian Paradowski Jr. is the 17-year-old son of Tracy and Brian Paradowski. He was diagnosed with autism when he was 2½ and was recently diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 26, 1992

The lure of golf and grandchildren was too strong, according to outgoing West Seneca Developmental Disabilities Services Office Director Thomas J. Lillis Jr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Seeing that West Seneca is spending a lot of taxpayers’ money on an unneeded library, why are they not taking care of the very serious mold problem in the ice skating rink? More...

Education

Deadlines approaching for Zonta scholarships

The Zonta Club of Orchard Park is reminding applicants that deadlines are approaching for a variety of scholarships offered by the club.  The club offers scholarships to local high school seniors pursuing further education. More...

Sports

First teamers boast elite-level talent

All-Bee Boys Hockey

The 2016-17 All-Bee Boys Hockey Team is not short on elite talent.  This year’s squad includes a pair of forwards who led their divisions in scoring, a forward and a defenseman who won a state championship, a defenseman who had a plus/minu More...

Kenmore West’s Roszak voted Coach of the Year

When Rob Roszak saw the other nominees for 2016-17 All-Bee Boys Hockey Coach of the Year, he thought there was no way he was going to win.  But Roszak, in his second year as Kenmore West head coach, should give himself a little more credit, as h More...

Marauder defenseman Lalley tabbed Player of the Year

Rich Crozier has coached some elite hockey players in his nine years at St. Joe’s, and senior defenseman Jack Lalley ranks right at the top of the list.  More...

Business

Village Greek offers a taste of the Old World

Fresh-baked spanakopitas, baklava, rice pudding and numerous other Greek delicacies are available at The Village Greek. More...

Americans feel unsafe with self-driving cars, says AAA

A new report from AAA reveals that the majority of U.S. drivers seek autonomous technologies in their next vehicle, but they continue to fear the fully self-driving car.  More...

Business Brief

The West Seneca Public Library will hold a trivia fundraiser to benefit the library’s expansion project from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at American Legion Post 735, 35 Legion Drive. More...

Supervisor blasts website report

The Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government evaluated the websites of 16 municipalities in Erie and Niagara counties for transparency, but West Seneca Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan has found some flaws in the criteria.  (See editorial on p More...

2017 Catholic Charities appeal seeks $11 million

For the 93rd year of its appeal fundraising drive, Catholic Charities of Buffalo hopes to raise $11 million for its services, which provide comprehensive support for 152,000 of the poorest and most vulnerable citizens in Western New York’s eigh More...

Local News

Couple named SABAH ‘Volunteers of the Year’

Sue and Jack Drabik are no stranger to SABAH’s volunteer awards. The West Seneca couple was again recognized as the 2017 “Volunteers of the Year” on March 16.  More...

Stop-DWI program leads to nine weekend arrests

Eric Gralke, 41, of West Seneca, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and multiple traffic infractions following a traffic stop on Friday.  According to a press release from Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Gralke was stopped More...

Meetings

Town Board   Monday, March 27  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public.  School Board   Monday, March 27  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee Heard callers need to state facts

As an avid reader of Bee Heard calls, I am curious what the issues are in West Seneca that people care about.  In the past, Bee Heard callers had legitimate concerns that merited our town’s attention. More...

Police Blotter

Multiple arrests made following St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 14  • A Potters Road man was charged with petit larceny after he allegedly stole $245.71 in miscellaneous groceries from Tops Markets on Orchard Park Road.  Saturday, March 18  More...

Obituaries

Douglas B. Littlewood, business broker

Douglas Burden Littlewood, 94, of Amherst, died Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Mr. Littlewood was the corporate secretary of National Gypsum and responsible for major mergers and acquisitions in France, Australia and Japan. More...

Lifestyles

School districts’ partnership producing better student readers, leaders

When it comes to helping students excel, reading, writing and leadership are priorities for educators in the Sweet Home and Cheektowaga-Sloan school districts, who have recently found that comparing notes on programs and visiting each other’s s More...

Spring ‘Bada-Bing’ craft show planned

The Harvey D. Morin VFW Post 2940 Auxiliary will host a spring “Bada-Bing” craft and vendor show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the post, 965 Center Road. More...

Entertainment

Art

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Performance

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Concerts

fri. 24   INVITE will perform, along with Twin Rivals, Old Ghosts, Treadwalker, Lying in Wait, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Sugar City, 1239 Niagara St., Buffalo; Free. 553-2530, www.buffalosugarcity.org  sat. 25   More...