October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Erie County releases proposed budget

An increase of nearly $40 million in spending from 2014 is one of the key points of the proposed 2015 budget for Erie County Released on Oct. 15, the general fund budget is $1.43 billion, representing a 2.86 percent or nearly $40 million increase. More...

Local News

Gen. Grant portrayer to speak at Civil War roundtable discussion

From the general’s conduct on the battlefield to his demeanor with his family, Curt Fields has thoroughly studied Ulysses S. Grant in order to portray him. More...

Board to adopt town budget by mid-November

The West Seneca Town Board held a public hearing on Monday for the town’s preliminary 2015 ad valorem budget, which totals $36.3 million and covers the General and Highway funds. More...

GONE FISHING

Chet Cycon fishes for early-run steelhead on Friday at the Buffalo River fishing access site in West Seneca. More...

Letters to the Editor

Leash your dog at soccer fields

As a regular visitor to the soccer fields in West Seneca I see many people walking their dogs. I am one of them. Most act responsibly — dog is on leash, dog is under control, dog is cleaned up after. More...

Education

District celebrates before- and after-school programs

Activities and programs outside the typical school day are being celebrated by West Seneca elementary schools. More...

West Seneca Central School District

2014-2015 Music Calendar

10/29 - East Senior Prisms concert/chicken BBQ at East Senior, 7 p.m 10/30 - West Senior Fall Choral at West Senior, 7 p.m. 11/6 - East Middle 7/8 Fall Choral concert at East Middle, 7 p.m. More...

Union Fire teaches students about fire prevention

Lessons learned about fire prevention at a young age can last a lifetime. Children at Northwood Elementary, Clinton Street Elementary, the Fourteen Holy Helpers home school program, St. More...

Lifestyles

Turning heads...

Halloween digs up the best disguise

I n the spirit of Halloween, unconventional ghouls and masked figures will knock on doors and reach for colorful wrappers on Oct. 31. More...

Troop 735 prepares for annual haunted house

Members of Boy Scout Troop 735 of West Seneca will be hosting their annual haunted house from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the American Legion Post 735 across from the library. 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, Oct. 23 9 a.m. — Poker 10 a.m. More...

Business

Eugenia’s Dance Studio remodels while keeping tradition

After undergoing a remodel over the summer, Eugenia’s Dance Studio is ready to provide the same dance environment but with an updated look. More...

BBB warns about Ebola scams

Better Business Bureaus across the country, including upstate New York, are warning consumers about a variety of Ebola-related scams and problematic fundraisers that have recently emerged. More...

PROMOTION

Lindsay Goodenough of West Seneca has been promoted to vice president of administrative services for the Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled. She has been with the company for more than four years. More...

Finance department to undergo human resources assessment

The West Seneca Town Board has approved a contract for a human resources needs assessment that will provide for an examination of the town’s finance department. More...

Gala funds groundbreaking research

When Mark Kane learned his 9-year-old daughter, Laura, had syringomyelia and Chiari malformation, painful neurologic conditions, he made it his life’s mission to find cures for the diseases. More...

Editorial

Budget season should be time for resident input

Every fall in municipalities throughout Erie County, residents and public officials alike get caught up in what many call “budget season.” More...

Spindle items

• GOODBYE — I still vividly remember attending my first West Seneca Town Board meeting. It was on Sept. 16, 2013, and I was there with my predecessor, Paul Olczak. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 26, 1989

•At a recent meeting of the West Seneca School Board, the district-wide school attire committee was chosen. The board had previously decided what positions would compose the committee and now they have filled in the names. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.So Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan states that town taxes have to go up in part because of the ongoing sewer project. What I don’t understand is I’m in a new house in the Erie County Sewer District. More...

Sports

East gridders post shutout in homecoming game

West’s season ends on sour note as no team is available for Week Eight

West Seneca West’s football season came to an abrupt end Friday at crosstown rival West Seneca East, as the Indians — who were shut out, 50-0, in the Trojans’ homecoming game — were unable to lock in a non-league opponent for More...

Buffalo State to offer skating lessons

Learn to skate ice skating lessons will be held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon on Saturdays in three seven-week-long sessions at Buffalo State College, starting Nov. 8, Jan. 3 and Feb. 28. The latter two dates are in 2015. More...

Celtics squeeze Orangemen

Southtowns Y hoops

First-Third Grade division Celtics 44, Orangemen 13 More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Local restaurant week encourages eating out More...

Entertainment

Halloween

fri. 24 More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23 New Moon Nocturnal Walk — Discover and learn about Tifft’s nocturnal wildlife on the night of the new moon, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. More...

Special Events

sat. 25 Fall Craft Show — Annual event features more than 150 crafters, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at West Seneca East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St., West Seneca; $. More...