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December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Money secured for town group in 2018 Erie County budget

The 2018 Erie County budget lowers the tax rate for the fourth consecutive year, according to legislators, while providing funding for critical services and investing in several community organizations and service groups.  The amended budget was More...

Editorial

Snow removal a pain if not done properly

Bee Editorial

With the first true snowfall of the year under our belts comes the headache of dealing with constant snow removal.  At Monday’s West Seneca Town Board work session, several department heads discussed the issues the town is facing with resi More...

Spindle items

• BAH HUMBUG — Recent increased security at Town Board meetings has been a bit stressful for me, as I have had to argue with the court security officers at each meeting since the budget hearings.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 17, 1992

• The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has decided to publicly back the continued use of special districts for lighting and sanitation before the Jan. 5 referendum on the issue. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

LEO, Mary Ellen (nee Daly), of West Seneca, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Mrs. Leo is survived by one child, Renee Roorda, and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Dec. More...

Sports

East hockey overwhelms Billies, 4-1

West Seneca East’s hockey team did everything in its power to ensure Williamsville South wouldn’t have much of a chance – or even the willpower – to take the Trojans down during Friday’s game at the West Seneca Town Ice More...

Depth has boys swimming coach anticipating solid 2017-18 effort

West Seneca’s combined district boys swimming team had an extremely solid 8-2 effort last winter, and though two key contributors to that success won’t be back this time around, coach David Papke is cautiously optimistic that the squad ca More...

West wrestling’s veteran crew aiming for greater success

West Seneca West’s wrestling team is poised to do well this winter after losing just two seniors – including one who was unable to compete down the stretch last season due to injury – off a squad that earned a .500 record against EC More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Operation Toy Soldier seeks toy donations   More...

Entertainment

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 14   Kevin McCarthy — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com  More...

Change orders increase cost of community center

Plans have changed for the town office space at the West Seneca Community Center and Library, giving employees a place to land when the building opens in May.  Three change orders, totaling nearly $297,000, were approved at Monday night’s More...

Town won’t accept Army tank donation

A five-year endeavor for the Town of West Seneca to obtain a piece of military history has come to a disappointing close.  Despite the efforts of many, an obsolete M60A3 tank, introduced in the U.S. More...

Local News

Home at 32 Benson to be demolished

The West Seneca Town Board is again proving it will play hardball with any bank involved in a vacant property when it approved the removal of unsafe conditions at 32 Benson Ave. More...

Food pantry, WNYFCU run winter clothing drive for Puerto Rico families

Western New York Federal Credit Union and the West Seneca Food Pantry have partnered to collect and distribute winter clothing for families that are living in Western New York after being displaced by hurricanes in Puerto Rico.  More...

Now state champs, West’s Indians honored by government officials, district

Still riding high after emerging victorious last month to become this year’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A champions, the West Seneca West Indians football team and its coaches received more recognition on Monda More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It was very obvious at the Nov. 27 town board meeting that there were a few people missing. More...

Education

District sets 2017-18 concert schedule

The West Seneca Central School District has outlined the 2017-18 concerts, musicals, festivals, rehearsals, auditions and performances for all schools in the district.  The schedule is as follows:  More...

District names October Students of the Month

The following West Seneca high school students have been named Student of the Month for October in these specific academic subjects:  East Senior   More...

Lifestyles

Thirteen lesser-known facts about the Hanukkah holiday

Prior to this year’s celebration of Hanukkah, here are 13 lesser-known but important facts about the holiday that have been posted online by the Chabad House of Buffalo:  Eight nights equal miracle lights   More...

Ice skating classes offered this Winter

Classes will be offered for ice skating at the West Seneca Ice Rink, 1250 Union Road. The 10-week class will be held on both Mondays or Fridays. The class is $100; parents may join for $35. Winter sessions will start Jan. 8 and 12. More...

Book to benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

A book-release event for West Seneca author Joe Kirchmyer’s fourth book, “My Pet Connection: Inspirational ‘Tails’ of Adoption,” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

Business

US Small Business Administration announces Veterans Business Outreach Center funding opportunity

Private organizations, colleges and universities, private-sector firms, nonprofit organizations, and state, local or tribal governmental agencies are eligible to apply for funding from the U.S. More...

National Fuel issues winter safety tips

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation advises homeowners to be vigilant and pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces, and vents throughout the winter season. More...

M&T employees build bikes for children served by Journey’s End

At the offices of Journey’s End Refugee Services, M&T Bank recently presented a surprise gift — new bicycles — to children whose families have settled in Buffalo after long journeys from their home countries.  More...