December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town takes heat for hiring former rec director

Several residents were outraged on Monday night when the West Seneca Town Board approved the hiring of former Recreation Director Craig Kroll to the new position of Recreation Director II part time. More...

Local News

Firefighter responds to first call in November storm

On Nov. 3, Josh Lembke became a member of Reserve Hose Fire Company. Little did he know that in just a few weeks he would be responding to emergencies in a historic lake-effect snowstorm. More...

Library group to hold informational session on psych center

Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will hold a free information session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 1300 Union Road to highlight the past and future of the West Seneca Children’s Psychiatric Center. More...

Ethics Committee makes little progress in December meeting

The West Seneca Ethics Committee met on Monday for the first time since October to approve a new referral form for any town employee who has a complaint for the group to hear, and to come to a decision on other topics. More...

Letters to the Editor

Neighbors watch out for one another

My husband and I were awakened by our neighbor at 5 a.m. on Dec. 12. Our neighbor, Sandy, told us the transformer box in our backyard was crackling and on fire. She had called NYSEG at that point. More...

Many supported Rotary fundraiser

The Rotary Club of West Seneca would like to thank the community members and businesses who supported our recent “Shred” event. More...

Education

School Board considers veterans’ tax exemption

The West Seneca School Board is researching the veterans’ tax exemption, looking at what other districts and municipalities have chosen to do. More...

Sacred Heart lists honor students

The following West Seneca residents have been named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 academic year. Sophomores: Marygrace Rola and Stephanie Wozniak. More...

Lifestyles

Meals on Wheels for Western New York spreads holiday cheer

The 1,800 individuals served by Meals on Wheels for Western New York have learned that the organization is always about more than just a meal. That is even truer this time of the year. More...

Buffalo Stars to hold annual food drive

The Buffalo Stars will hold its annual food drive to support the Food Bank of WNY from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Holiday Twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway, Cheektowaga. More...

Bee 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, Dec. 18 9 a.m. — Poker 10 a.m. More...

Business

Organizations receive grants to promote job-training programs

Several grants were awarded to Erie County organizations as an investment in job-training programs. Sen. Tim Kennedy said 11 grants were awarded to the organizations during the Regional Economic Development Council Awards held by Gov. More...

Music school to offer All County and All State prep clinic

Thousands of students throughout the state compete for a few hundred spots in the New York State School Music Association’s All County and All State groups. More...

Firemen’s Association provides safety tips for holiday season

As the holiday season continues, people are putting up Christmas trees, hanging lights and preparing special meals. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has several tips to ensure that residents are safe this season. More...

Transition process begins for Potters Road Students

Potters Road Elementary School will close its doors at the end of the 2014-15 school year, and its students will be relocated to either Winchester or Allendale elementary schools in the fall. More...

Book guides grieving through holidays, life

After losing her husband to cancer in 2010, Darcy Thiel is putting her life back together and has released her second book. More...

Editorial

Families should embrace new school, experiences

Bee Editorial

The decision to close an elementary school is not a popular one. More...

Spindle items

• TOO SWEET — This time of year, I get into baking mode. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 21, 1989

• William Falkner bid farewell to the West Seneca town board Monday night, but he vowed that the departure was only temporary and that he would again throw his hat in the political ring two years from now. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Let’s hope the West Seneca School Board enacts the exemption for veterans for school taxes. More...

Sports

BREATHE WITH ME

West Seneca West’s Bobby Breidenstein follows through on his stroke while competing in the 100 butterfly during the Indians’ 70-20 loss to Clarence Dec. 9. More...

East boys bowling team wins season opener

West Seneca East’s boys bowling team rallied from a 3-1 deficit to start the decisive third game in Dec. 8’s season opener to take down crosstown rival West Seneca West, 4-3. More...

West wrestling squad places second at Pioneer tournament

West Seneca West’s wrestling team posted wins over Ken-West, Letchworth, Holley, Iroquois and host Pioneer to place second at this past weekend’s annual Pioneer Duals Tournament, with the Indians’ sole loss coming to Section V power More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Fourteen Holy Helpers to host holiday concert More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 18 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — The 1964 holiday cult classic features Pia Zadora, 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net More...

Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 18 Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Dec. 18, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. Membership is open to the public. More...