Weekly Feature

October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Planning saves lives during Fire Prevention Week

Bee Editorial

Imagine this terrifying scenario: You and your family are fast asleep when you’re awoken by the sound of a smoke alarm and the acrid smell of smoke. The room is hazy and the air is thick. What is your first move? More...

Spindle items

• PAPER WITH VALUE — The West Seneca Community Center and Library project is on schedule for completion in spring, and with the nearing deadline comes a large bill for cost of construction. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 15, 1992

• A composed crowd of about 200 people kept their emotions in check Tuesday night at a public hearing on redistricting at West Middle School, but let the administration know that parts of its plan were not acceptable. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

EGAN, James J, formerly of West Seneca, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Mr. Egan is survived by four siblings, Thomas, Richard, Edward and Margaret Ann. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Oct. 5, at Queen of Heaven Church. More...

Sports

East sweeps ‘Dig Pink’ doubleheader

Volleyball

West Seneca East’s boys and girls volleyball teams took down their counterparts from the West side of town to earn a sweep of Friday’s rivalry matches at the 10th annual “Dig Pink” Volley- ball Cancer Fundraising Event, held o More...

Perfect record stays intact for West football’s finale

West Seneca West’s football team moved one step closer to posting its first undefeated effort in the regular season since 1995 — and first divisional title since 2004 — when it took down Lake Shore with relative ease, 49-6, in a rar More...

Lady Indian harriers win own invitational

West Seneca West’s girls team won the large schools race in Saturday’s 23rd West Seneca Cross-Country Invitational, claiming the title for just the third time in event history and the first time since 2008 — when it was held at Fire More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

‘Wines at the Shrine’ gathers wineries   More...

Business

New York State Taxation Department offers cyber security tips

In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the state Department of Taxation and Finance is sharing tips to help taxpayers detect scams, protect sensitive information and report suspicious activity.  More...

McGuire Group honors employee

Barb Johnson recently celebrated her five-year employment anniversary with The McGuire Group, operator of six health care facilities in New York state, including Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca.  More...

Girls sell pins for breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer awareness is a frequent topic in the Blackburn household.  More...

Bullet discovered in Allendale classroom

District officials say source confronted, no threat to students found

West Seneca School District officials are urging parents to check the backpacks of their children and communicate with students regarding what is not appropriate to bring to school following the discovery Friday evening of a bullet in a fifth-grade c More...

Zombie home gets turned over to new owner for renovations

In 2011, Chase Bank filed a foreclosure on the property located at 116 Bellwood Ave., West Seneca.  More...

Life Church expands FestiFall to include all Southtowns communities

Life Church Buffalo will hold its fourth FestiFall event on Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. More...

Local News

Proposed 2018 budget sees 12 percent increase

West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan has submitted a tentative budget for the town that includes a tax rate of $21.11 — an increase of 12 percent, or $2.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.  The total proposed budget for the 2018 General a More...

District labeled in stable financial condition

The West Seneca Central School District received a clean bill of health from Matthew Montalbo, a certified public accountant with Drescher and Malecki, based on the district’s 2016-17 financial statements.  More...

Higgins to hold Congress on Your Corner meetings

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Letters to the Editor

We deserve taxes that are fair

I am writing to The West Seneca Bee to warn others of what can happen if you are a property owner in West Seneca.  I have lived in West Seneca since 1967. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think you should keep the police blotter in The West Seneca Bee; it’s informative and nice to read.  More...

Education

District in search of substitutes

The West Seneca Central School District is in need of substitutes for positions, including but not limited to, teachers, teacher aides, laborers, cleaners, LPNs and RNs, clerical and food service.  Applicants need to meet the following qualific More...

On the Campus

Emily Marchitte of West Seneca was awarded a Red and White Scholarship and a Provost Scholarship from Youngstown State University for the fall semester. She is a West Seneca West High School graduate studying pre-nursing.  More...

Lifestyles

Enjoy the fall at Great Valley’s PUMPKINVILLE

Every year, the oldest, continuously working pumpkin farm in New York State opens for a six-week period to kick off the fall season. That tradition is called Pumpkinville, which this year is being held from Sept. 16 through Oct. More...

Knights of Columbus set open house

Father Baker Council No. 2243, Knights of Columbus, will host an open house for new members at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at its hall, 2838 South Park Ave. in Lackawanna. T Refreshments will be served. Call 634-8997 for more information.   More...

MIGHTY PUMPKIN

West Seneca resident Jeff Podraza took first place at the recent Williamsville Oktoberfest pumpkin weigh-off for this pumpkin weighing 1,060 pounds.   More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

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Literature

fri. 13   Luncheon with Laura Pederson — Buffalo author, Laura Pederson, will discuss her new book, “Wanda’s Better Way,” 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Family Activities

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