February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Let New York Work’ initiative endorsed by Board of Education

The West Seneca Board of Education on Monday approved the “Let New York Work: A Common Agenda for the Common Good” initiative, which addresses mandate relief and the state’s 2 percent property tax levy cap. More...

Local News

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Citizen of theYear - Free Access

Operation Outreach: Giving veterans a voice

Men and women in today’s military can take advantage of opportunities for advanced education and alternative health care — if they know about them. More...

Clinton Street student donates birthday cash

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Last week, an 8-year-old boy proudly walked through the doors of Western New York Federal Credit Union in West Seneca. He was there to deliver something very important. More...

Assembly candidate Kearns vies for 145th District seat

Michael “Mickey” Kearns, the South District Buffalo Common Council member, has officially announced his candidacy for the state’s 145th Assembly District. A special election has been set for March 20 to fill the vacant seat. More...

Police Blotter

Woman finds pill in milk; man uses ZZ Top insult

A 50-inch flat-screen TV, two gaming systems and approximately $1,000 in quarters were removed from a Burch Avenue apartment. More...

Education

Queen of Heaven Home School Guild plans casino night

The Queen of Heaven Home School Guild has planned its “Casino and Sweepstakes Night” for Saturday, March 24, at the Queen of Heaven parish center, 4420 Seneca St. More...

East Middle School posts honor roll

The following West Seneca East Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year: Grade 7 More...

Marching Band promoted to more challenging division

The West Seneca High School Marching Band has officially been promoted to the Large School 2 Division of the New York State Field Band Conference. More...

Lifestyles

War of 1812 Club helps West Seneca East Middle students connect with history

A simple love of history. That is what drew Leah Barney, an eighth-grader at West Seneca East Middle School, to the War of 1812 Club almost two years ago. More...

Churches plan Lenten fish dinners

The following West . JOIN US FOR A . Seneca churches will offer fish fry dinners during the Lenten season, which begins Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, and lasts until Easter Sunday, April 8. More...

Agency helps nonprofits realize media dreams

Not-for-profit agencies face many challenges while striving to make a difference in the communities or world around them. More...

Business

Mandate relief, Medicaid reform still needed

¦ Minimum wage among topics discussed by local, state officals

Local and state government officials debated mandate relief, Medicaid reform, school aid and the merits of raising the minimum wage at a breakfast presented by the Western New York Chamber Alliance on Friday morning at the Creekside Banquet Facility More...

Study shows optimism in Buffalo-Niagara workplaces

Leaders of Buffalo-Niagara private businesses have higher expectations in 2012 for revenues, profits and new worker hires than their counterparts in Rochester, Syracuse and Albany, according to results from First Niagara’s annual survey of Upst More...

In brief

A free “Legal and Financial Issues of Divorce” workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road. More...

Town renews energy contract early to save thousands

West Seneca should begin seeing “significant” savings when it comes to its electricity use. On Monday, the Town Board unanimously voted to renew its contract with Direct Energy, which currently supplies the town’s electricity. More...

Vehicle pursuit ends in arrest

West Seneca police on Monday arrested a man they say is responsible for leading a multi-jurisdictional pursuit with a stolen vehicle. Michael A. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Ebenezer Cut Glass Factory

(Do you have a memory of the West Seneca area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” West Seneca Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410). More...

Addition to meetings law will increase transparency

Bee Editorial

Every industry and specialized segment of society has its own jargon, and far from being an exception, government is a prime example of how those in the know can communicate with each other without enlightening an outsider. More...

Spindle items

MUSICAL ALUMNI NIGHT — Saturday night was my first time experiencing a West Seneca high school musical. I’m still in awe. More...

Letters to the Editor

Late educator gave life to ‘East Eagles’

This past week, social media outlets lit up with banter of the past. One person in particular was the topic of those status updates, comments and likes: Donna Eno, a retired principal from the West Seneca Central School District. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. My neighbor is an assistant fire chief who uses his own vehicle. After all the controversy started, I talked to him and found out he pays for his own gas, insurance and any and all repairs. More...

Sports

Adey ties 19-year-old West indoor track record

Junior William Adey tied a 19-year old West Seneca West boys indoor track high-jump record by clearing a personal best 6-foot-1 to help the Indians place third in that event in the Team Challenge meet, held Feb. 4 at Fredonia State College. More...

AREN’T THEY GRAND?

— The West Seneca West varsity cheerleaders took first place in their division and were named Grand Champions of the entire competition, the squad’s first of the season, when they compete More...

Win over South gives Lady Trojan cagers momentum for finale

West Seneca East’s girls basketball team will take some positive momentum going into tonight’s regular-season finale against crosstown rival West Seneca West, after beating Williamsville South in Monday’s divisional finale, 35-28. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Peter’s UCC to host third Friday coffeehouse More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 17 Line & Shadow — Figure drawings by local artists opens 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Artsphere Studio & Gallery, 466 Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. 874-2863, www.artspherestudio.com ongoing: now-Feb. 18 More...

Family Activities

thurs. 16 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Activity — This after school special, inspired by Greg of wimpy kid fame, features reading, games and crafts, 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Festivals

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