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Garden Gate nurse delivers supplies to homeless

A nurse at Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga has been delivering supplies to homeless individuals in the community. More...

Senate passes bills to close loopholes in sex offender laws

The Senate has passed nine bills to close dangerous loopholes in the laws protecting children and communities from sexual predators, according to Sen. Patrick Gallivan. More...

HAM radio course offered through Office of Disaster Preparedness

West Seneca Office of Disaster Preparedness Southtowns Amateur Radio Society and EMPact America will host a HAM radio class at the West Seneca Emergency Operations Center, 900 Mill Road, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. More...

Letters to the Editor

Literacy funding must increase

Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara asks the New York State Legislature to increase funding for the state’s Adult Literacy Education program. More...

Obituaries

Obituary

TANGELDER, Dolores E. (nee Hardin), of West Seneca, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Mrs. Tangelder is survived by one son, Kenneth; two daughters, Laurie Earsing and Jill Tangelder; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Burckhalter proud to be West’s first state participant

Boys bowling

Section VI has always had some of the top bowlers in the state, and when the best of the best convene at Strikes and Spares in Syracuse this weekend, that stands to be the case once again. More...

Parucki posts triple-double in East boys hoops’ playoff opener

Nick Parucki blocked a school single game record 10 shots as part of a triple-double performance that helped pace West Seneca East’s seventh-seeded boys basketball team to a 73-45 win over 10th-seeded Riverside Feb. 25. More...

Third-quarter surge by Clarence sinks West girls hoops in ‘AA’ prequarterfinal

West Seneca West’s girls basketball team, having lost to Clarence twice during the regular season, knew it had nothing to lose when it took the Lady Red Devils on for a third time in Thursday’s Section VI Class AA prequarterfinal. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Printmaking class to run for four weeks in March More...

Fiber Arts exhibit features area quilters, crafters

A new Fiber Arts exhibit opened today at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center, offering a warm array of fiber arts pieces. The exhibit will run through Sunday, March 29. More...

Middle schools receive art kits through public art initiative

A partnership between the Albright Knox Art Gallery and Erie County is delivering thousands of educational art kits to local middle schools, including West Seneca. On Feb. More...

Editorial

Senate bills small step forward in protecting children

Bee Editorial

Concerns regarding sex offenders struck home in West Seneca last December when seven men were moved into group homes on Leydecker Road without notice to residents or public officials. More...

Spindle items

• FIREARMS — By now it should be no secret that I have been participating in the Citizen Police Academy on Wednesday evenings and enjoying what I’m learning from the officers who volunteer their time. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 1, 1990

• Some of the actions of hockey players seem punishable by law. The stick swinging, the brutal checks into the boards, the deliberate attempts to injure. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.All labor contracts for the Town of West Seneca expire this year. It is the one chance to bring down the cost to taxpayers to run the town. It’s time for the labor contracts of the town to come in line with the private sector. More...

Education

WS residents achieve honors at Canisius

The following West Seneca residents have been named to Canisius High School’s second-quarter honor roll for the 2014-15 school year. Grade Nine Michael Marchese, Andrew Nigrello, Gavin Szarowicz and Trevor Tremblay. Grade 10 More...

COINS FOR CHARITY

Kindergarten through eighth-grade students of Trinity Christian School in West Seneca filled empty water bottles with coins to support the Ugandan Water Project Mission. Top collectors, from left, are Wyatt Phillippi, Ryan Hunneshagen and Emma Hope. More...

East Middle names honor roll students

The following East Middle School students have been named to the second quarter honor roll for the 2014-15 school year. Grade 5 More...

Lifestyles

STAMPED:

Collectors magnify a timeless hobby

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, musician John Lennon and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart all shared a common interest: collecting stamps. More...

Girl Scouts seek nominees for ‘Woman of Distinction’ award

Girl Scouts of Western New York is seeking nominees for the Woman of Distinction award from the nine-county Western New York region. This award is given to women who have achieved success professionally and/or civically through volunteer efforts. More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288, or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net. Thursday, March 5 9 a.m. — Poker 10 a.m. More...

Business

Redemption center opens under new name, offers raised returns on recyclables

Glenn Davis opened Buffalo’s Best Bottle and Can Redemption Center at the end of January in a spot destined to be a redemption center — 4040 Clinton St. More...

PROMOTION

Nicole L. Shriver, of West Seneca, has been promoted to senior accountant at Kirisits & Associates, CPAS, PLLC. More...

FranNet presents franchising option to job seekers

With the goal of placing those looking for employment with franchises, FranNet is trying to create a comfortable atmosphere for those looking for work. More...