Weekly Feature



November 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Town charges forward in fight against zombie homes

In the fight against vacant and abandoned “zombie” homes, the Town of West Seneca is working to create another weapon.  An ordinance has been drafted and given to Town Attorney John Fenz that would require a point of sale inspection More...

Editorial

Board and residents responsible for tax increase

Bee Editorial

With the passage of the Town of West Seneca’s 2018 budget comes an increase of 8.61 percent in taxes for the coming year. More...

Spindle items

• CARE FOR KIDS — West Seneca Cares for Kids, a program supporting families in the West Seneca Central School District, is again seeking donations for this holiday season. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Nov. 19, 1992

• It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and not long from now, it will start to sound like Christmas in the West Seneca School District. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

HERDLE, Jeffrey C., of West Seneca, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Mr. Herdle is survived by his former wife, Sandra (nee Schoelles); one child, Beth Bulger; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Friends and family may visit from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Sports

West gridders top Wilson, advance to state semis

While the weather outside was frightful, the result was so delightful for West Seneca West’s football team Friday night when it defeated Wilson Magnet, 40-22, in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Class A Far Wes More...

West reveals October’s Athletes of the Month

Advisors for West Seneca West’s Varsity “W” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced that Vinny Draper, Dominic Sorrento, Mark Vogel, Connor Reinlander, Tyler Bishop, Sarah Mruk, Kaitlyn Morris, Julia Lucas, Haley Renz More...

Lancaster boasts First Team player at three spots

All Bee Football — Defense

Apparently, 2017 is the year of the Legends when it comes to football. More...

Business

A CUT ABOVE

Zach Armstrong, left, owner of Armstrong’s Barber Shop, gives a haircut to veteran Doug Vaught on Veterans Day. More...

Operation: Rock Out Hunger to help neighbors in need of holiday meals

In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry local families, the 12th Annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger, presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, will be held from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

M&T Bank seeking winter clothing donations

M&T Bank is kicking off its 32nd annual Gift of Warmth campaign. Starting Monday, Nov. More...

Budget approved with 8.6 percent increase

The West Seneca Town Board approved its 2018 budget with a tax levy increase of 8.61 percent, down from the proposed 12 percent, during its regular meeting on Monday night. (See editorial on page four) More...

Police seek motive in Dollar General shooting

A Tuesday afternoon shooting at a Dollar General store near the West Seneca border has left one person shot, a 29-year-old man in custody and law enforcement scrambling to piece together a motive in what could have been the latest in a string of mass More...

Local News

DIGGING INTO NUTRITION

The Rev. John Stanton ruminates on nutritional information and an amaretto dip following a recent cooking demonstration by chef Jim Rebholz at St. John XXIII Parish. More...

New helicopters signal ‘tremendous step forward’ for Mercy Flight

Mercy Flight of Western New York is acquiring three new helicopters for $23 million, in a move officials say will increase the emergency management organization’s response times, safety and overall operational abilities.  More...

VITAL IMPORTANCE

The West Seneca Office of Disaster Preparedness conducts a mock vital medication dispensing drive-thru drill with town officials, Emergency Services, West Seneca CERT Team, Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center staff and nurses from th More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a longtime resident of West Seneca, I appreciate the work of our police officers and highway department and I feel they are fairly compensated and have great benefits. More...

Education

West Seneca shows recognition to Board of Education

The West Seneca School Board was acknowledged for its work in the district at the board meeting on Monday night. More...

IT’S ART

Emma Luthar, an eighth-grade art student at East Middle School, took her fascination for the character Pennywise from Stephen King’s movie “IT” and turned it into a lifelike portrai More...

Lifestyles

100 years later... Buffalo City Mission continues to serve area’s homeless

When the Buffalo City Mission opened its doors in 1917, it provided services similar to a soup kitchen, offering food and shelter to those in need.  More...