March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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HOME, AT LAST

— Rev. John Klatt offers a brief tour of the newly rebuilt St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church to Margaret Hesse, Louise Molnar and Joanne Borschel, all of West Seneca. More...

Schumer urges EPA to simplify hazardous materials reporting

The Environmental Protection Agency needs to take charge in ensuring that first responders have up-to-date information on hazardous chemicals in fighting industrial fires, according to Sen. Charles Schumer. More...

Higgins vows to fight on for William Street postal facility

After months of speculation and rumors, the U.S. Postal Service announced on Feb. 23 that it will move all mail processing operations from the William Street Processing and Distribution Center to the Rochester P&DC. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.How come in 70 years I’ve never seen one traffic ticket issued on Onondaga with all the traffic it gets? .Assistant chief vehicles should be used strictly in the town, not to be driven everywhere even out of the county. More...

Education

Semester at West Middle packed with service learning

West Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society has had an action-packed semester of service learning this year, from making ornaments to a surprise breakfast for their teachers. More...

West Seneca West Senior posts second honor roll

The following West Seneca West Senior High School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year: Grade 9 More...

School news

St. Francis High School has named the following West Seneca residents to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year: Matthew D. Fabian, Alex M. Negron, Tyler J. Siminski, Jeremy F. Boltz, Alexander S. Cauley, Joseph P. More...

Lifestyles

Town’s past, present, future celebrated for Women’s History Month

West Seneca has produced and been influenced by some impressive and intriguing women throughout its history. During March, which is National Women’s History More...

New Hope UMC to host World Day of Prayer service

The communities of West Seneca, Hamburg and Orchard Park have joined together to offer an ecumenical worship service for World Day of Prayer 2012 on March 2. 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. More...

Business

Agencies team for mobile giving

Mobile giving is quickly becoming a critical tool for charities to raise much-needed funds, especially when disaster strikes. More...

NYSERDA wants people to see the light

New lighting choices and light bulb packaging are showing up on store shelves due to energy efficiency standards launched nationwide at the beginning of January. This means shopping for light bulbs is different than it’s been in the past. More...

NYS Tax Department provides filing tips

The New York State Tax Department has tools for filing 2011 tax returns. E-filing saves taxpayer dollars on processing costs associated with paper returns, nearly $50 million last year alone, according to a release from the department. More...

Realtors chide town officials on law

Laterals and sewers and “COs” — oh my. The three related issues have remained at the forefront of residents’ concerns, as evidenced during Monday night’s Town Board meeting. More...

Sewer, smoke testing to begin this spring

In the coming weeks, some West Seneca residents may soon receive personally delivered notices from town officials. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Titans hockey team

This photograph shows the Titans hockey team from 1981-82. More...

Town on track with progressive thinking

Bee Editorial

Monthly work sessions in the Town of West Seneca have so far proved advantageous for officials and the public. More...

Spindle items

ON THE COURT — If I could relive my high school days, I would do it just for the sports. More...

Obituaries

Death notice

GOMINIAK, Lucy (nee Garra), of West Seneca, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Mrs. Gominiak is survived by her husband, Leo; three sons, Paul, Gerald and Thomas; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Pair of Indians qualify for indoor track state meet

West Seneca West’s indoor track program maintained its long-standing streak of sending at least one athlete to the state championships, as a pair of Indians posted efforts strong enough to keep the streak alive at Thursday’s Section VI Ch More...

Poor shooting, foul trouble forces East girls hoops out of postseason

Lake Shore’s girls basketball team scored nearly as many points from the foul line as West Seneca East did for the entire game, as the sixth-seeded Lady Eagles toppled the 11th-seeded Lady Trojans February 22, 53-24, in a Section VI Class A-1 p More...

Dominant effort propels girls hockey team to semis

Every once in a while in high school sports, a mismatch so great comes along that the dominant team can’t help but look like it’s a professional squad going up against a group of players just learning the sport, even when holding back fro More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Benefit for late Marine aids food pantry mission More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 1 After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. More...

Literature

thurs. 1 Northside Writers Group — Join the group in discussion and informal readings, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; Free. More...