May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

DePasquale announces retirement as town clerk

The Republican Committee recently announced its endorsement for the next West Seneca town clerk — and some may be surprised to learn that it’s not longtime incumbent Patricia C. DePasquale. More...

Local News

Lucachik to Town Board: ‘I’ve had enough of ... backroom politics’

Two weeks ago, the West Seneca Town Board granted a special permit for Waste Management to develop its property on Ransier Road. Board members went into an executive session, away from the public, and reconvened to ultimately approve the permit. More...

Lagoda wins mechanic competition

Could you find 10 things wrong with a school bus in 10 minutes? Mike Lagoda can. More...

Library to receive $21K grant

The West Seneca Public Library has learned that it will soon receive state funding for energy-efficient construction projects. More...

Letters to the Editor

Criminal mischief causes concern

Residents in the Seneca-Harlem area were disturbed by information that was published in a local church bulletin reading “Neighborhood Alert,” which stated that there is a police investigation going on in the neighborhood due to criminal m More...

Citizens group had ‘limited success’

In March, a group of concerned parents, educators and citizens formed West Seneca Citizens for Adequate School Funding to avoid Draconian budget cuts that would have caused layoffs and cut into the school district’s core educational mission. More...

Education

East Senior

Applications accepted for Fall Craft Show

Applications are currently being accepted for the annual West Seneca East Fall Craft Show, which has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at East Senior High School. Only about 250 spaces are available and are going fast. More...

BOCES students win Green Expo contest

Students from Erie 1 BOCES recently won first and second place in the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s “Paint the Rain Green” contest during the Green Expo at the Walden Galleria. More...

AUTHOR AT ALLENDALE

Author Phil Bildner visited Allendale Elementary last week to speak to students about his work. More...

Lifestyles

East Fest!

East Senior holds benefit for girls stricken with cancer

Members of the West Seneca School District are coming together to hold a benefit for two girls in the community who recently have been diagnosed with cancer. More...

Rec Department plans summer programs

The West Seneca Recreation Department has scheduled the following dates and times for residents to sign up for its summer recreation programs: Summer swim lessons sign-up will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 4, and from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

BOOK SIGNING

Town Historian Jim Pace, of West Seneca, signs his first-published book “Images of America - West Seneca” at a recently held event at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center. Additional book signings have been scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Business

RAISING FOR RELAY

Michael Bauer of West Seneca purchases raffle tickets from Katie Sugorovskiy, an employee of Western New York Federal Credit Union, during a “beer blast” fundraiser held Saturday at Strikers bowling lanes. More...

Fidelis Care welcomes O’Connor Medical Group

Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, recently welcomed Gale O’Connor, Terence O’Connor and the entire staff of the O’Connor Medical Group, 3075 Southwestern Blvd., Suite 100, to the Fidelis Care provider network, a More...

Beware of roof repairing scams

Roofing contractor inquiries have spiked at the Better Business Bureau — nearly 8,000 have been made by Upstate New Yorkers in the past two months. This is up 45 percent from the same time period last year, according to the BBB. More...

Memorial Day observances set for weekend

The following events have been scheduled in the Town of West Seneca in honor of Memorial Day, to commemorate fallen members of the U.S. military. More...

Never forgotten...

Gary Kallin stakes an American flag into the ground near a veteran’s grave in St. John’s Cemetery on Monday. More...

Editorial

West Seneca community mourns loss of student

Bee Editorial

Students at both West Seneca East and West high schools are expected to wear green on Friday, representing their united support and mourning for one of their own. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

CONTINUE TO PRAY — For the last two weeks, I watched the numbers grow on the Facebook page, “Pray for Alyssa Loschiavo.” Each time I’d refresh the page, numbers continued to increase each day by the hundreds. More...

Out of the Past

Sturm’s feed store

Frank Sturm & Son feed store operated for many years at the corner of Seneca Street and Ludwig Avenue, not far from the city line. More...

Police Blotter

Drunk driver takes nap while parked at gas pump

A man was caught using a box cutter to open seven DVD cases from their packaging. He then concealed the DVDs in his jacket and attempted to pass all points of purchase from Kmart on Orchard Park Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I am very upset about the lack of security at our elementary schools. I went to my daughter’s school three different days last week and was able to walk right in. More...

Sports

East girls lax wins three of regular season’s final four

West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team entered Tuesday’s Section VI Class B playoff opener against Niagara Wheatfield with momentum on its side after defeating three of its final four regular-season opponents. More...

East, West playoff schedules set

The playoffs have started for the teams participating in the 2011 spring season, and for those squads who are still alive, their upcoming schedules can be viewed on the West Seneca School District’s Web site, www.wscschools.org/athletics.cfm, b More...

Lady Indians’ track team posts second straight perfect season

West Seneca West’s girls track team sewed up its second consecutive ECIC Division II regular season title via an undefeated record last Tuesday, as the Lady Indians took out Williamsville East, 97-35. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

East’s Yearbook Club plans chicken barbecue More...

Entertainment

Holiday

mon. 30. Orchard Park Memorial Day Parade &Ceremony — The Orchard Park Veterans of ForeignWars Post #6247 will hold its annual parade andceremony step-off at the Orchard Park Library andending at Veteran’s Park, 9 a.m. Monday, May 30. More...

Art

ongoing: now-May 27. Debra Isula — The Kenmore ArtSociety member is showing her watercolorartwork, on display now through Friday,May 27 at the Schofield Residence NursingFacility, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Tonawanda;Free. More...

Special Events

thurs. 26. Fine Wine, Beer & Food Festival— Sample a variety of fine wine,mouthwatering microbrews & scrumptiousmorsels from the area’s finestestablishments, 5:30-8:30 p.m. More...