April 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Necessity of FT position questioned; rat issue raised

Downsizing and consolidating have been showing their negative effects in the Town of West Seneca, as discussed during Monday night’s Town Board meeting. More...

Local News

Deployed native earns award for IT initiatives in Afghanistan

West Seneca native Maj. Daniel Bridon was recently named the 2010 U.S. Army Medical Department Mercury Award for Information Management/Information Technology Professional of the Year. More...

ProjectEarth school contest

Ecology and Environment Inc. is sponsoring two contests for kindergarten through 12-grade schools through its environmentally focused Web site, ProjectEarth.net. More...

Police arrest purse snatcher

West Seneca police have arrested 20-year-old Anastasia Apat, of New Jersey, for allegedly using physical means to steal a woman’s purse in the Wegmans parking lot on Orchard Park Road. More...

Letters to the Editor

Summit inspires, educates youth

This past summer, I was among the 45 students who were selected to participate in the Youth Education Summit program, which included an expense paid trip to America’s capital, Washington, D.C. More...

Bee Heard

BEE HEARD

Residents of West Seneca, Councilwoman Sheila Meegan recently announced she wants to be town supervisor. She is one of the people against the project at Houghton College for seniors. More...

Sports

East softball makes most of rare chances to go outside

For a group whose only ventures outdoors this spring have been to play games in less-than-ideal conditions, West Seneca East’s softball team doesn’t exactly come off as a team that hasn’t been able to work on the nuances necessary f More...

Depth gives West boys tennis flexibility with starting lineup

West Seneca West’s boys tennis team has a multitude of players along the same lines of talent and experience this season, which coach Mark Wright is hoping can lead to another season of hanging — and possibly beating — the big boys More...

National hoops powerhouse to bring one-day clinic to area

One of the premier high school basketball prep programs in the nation will be giving Western New York a glimpse into its greatness this summer, thanks to an assistant coach with roots in Clarence. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Tai Chi course offered at West Elementary More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28. After-School Escape — Children grades k-5 are invited to come and enjoy aone-hour program featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity, 4:30 p.m. More...

Dance

thurs. 28. Swing Dance Thursdays — Takelessons, 6:30 p.m. and then let loose on thedance floor, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 atthe Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Ave.,Depew: $. 634-8874,www.swingdancethursdays.comthurs. 28 - sun. More...

Walking Tours

sun. 1. Inside the Central Terminal —This abandoned train station evokespoignant memories of departure andreunion. Volunteers have arresteddeterioration, restored the tower clock andconduct events in this Art Decomasterpiece. More...

Pharmacy raided for RX pills

West Seneca police are continuing their investigation after an unknown man threatened a pharmacist with a knife and reportedly stole approximately $30,000 worth of prescription pills. Officials said the incident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. More...

DEA, KED host drug drop-off at ice rink

Kids Escaping Drugs will co-sponsor a national “no questions asked” drug drop-off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the West Seneca Town Ice Rink, located behind Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. (See editorial on page four) More...

Editorial

Now it’s your time to battle prescription drug abuse

Bee Editorial

National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day offers everyday residents a chance to help combat the growing problem of prescription drug trafficking and addiction that affects all communities. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

WORTH THE TRIP? — Admittedly, I rolled my eyes when I saw a press release in my email from the YMCA regarding a youth day camp in Springville. More...

Out of the Past

Pennsylvania RR Coal Dock

Since 1867, railroads have played an important part in West Seneca’s history as engines of economic development. More...

Police Blotter

Underage male caught urinating, using fake ID

Tuesday, April 19 A navigational system and cellphone charger, totaling about $175, were removed from a vehicle on Eagan Drive. More...

Education

On the campus

Chelsea Olson has been awarded a $1,000 per year “Educational Foundation Academic Distinction” scholarship to attend Alfred State College. More...

Lifestyles

Caring for the Environment

Environmental Commission helps protect West Seneca’s natural resources

The West Seneca Environmental Commission is made up of community members who have a passion for the environment. The main purpose of the commission is to inform residents and the Town Board of environmental conditions in the town. More...

In the military

Staff Sgt. Derek Vasquez of West Seneca has re-enlisted with the New York Army National Guard. He will continue service with the Troop C 2-101 Cavalry (reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition). More...

Metro Mattress launches ‘50 Beds in 50 Days’

Metro Mattress has launched its second annual “50 Beds in 50 Days” charitable program, which promises to donate mattresses to charitable organizations throughout Western New York that provide services for children in need, individuals suf More...

Business

New sales tax revenue-sharing distribution based on 2010 census data

Erie County Comptroller Mark Poloncarz recently sent letters to Erie County’s cities, towns and villages informing them of a change in sales tax revenue-sharing with the release of 2010 census data. More...

Events

BNTP announces May meeting at Fontana’s More...

Higgins sponsors paycheck fairness bill

Rep. Brian Higgins, D-27th District, is a co-sponsor of “The Paycheck Fairness Act,” legislation that aims to narrow the gap in pay inequity. More...