Weekly Feature

March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Board closes 30 workers’ comp claims, anticipates savings

Members of the West Seneca Town Board are continuously challenged to find ways to reduce the town’s spending, increase savings and minimize the annual tax rate increase. More...

Editorial

Closing workers’ comp cases brings big return

Bee Editorial

Councilman William Hanley has hit the ground running in 2017. More...

Spindle items

• ART ALL AROUND — With the snow piling up outside, thoughts of spring seem far away, despite the first day of spring being Monday. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 19, 1992

• Forty-four bidders showed up last Wednesday to vie for the clean-up project at the old Madison Wire site, 324 Indian Church Road, but snow has delayed a decision on the winner of the $2.9 million project. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

MASTERSON, Dolores I. (nee O’Gara), of West Seneca, died Thursday, March 2, 2017. Mrs. Masterson is survived by her husband, James; four children, Timothy, Colleen, Thomas and Brian; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

First Team boasts multiple returning honorees

All-Bee Girls Hockey

There are a few things the six First Team all-stars on the 2016-17 All-Bee Girls Hockey Team have in common, but one of the bigger things is the fact that many of them were First Team selections last season, which just goes to show how talented the t More...

League’s top scorer named Player of the Year

It’s only appropriate that Julia Mings played for the combined Clarence/Amherst/Sweet Home girls hockey team — affectionately known as “CASH”— because when it came to scoring goals during this season, the 2016-17 All-Bee More...

Williamsville’s Hopkins voted Coach of the Year

Hockey has been a way of life for Williamsville girls coach Rick Hopkins for as long as he can remember, going all the way back to when he played for his father, Dick, for eight years. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 16   Trivia Night — Buffalo-themed trivia contest as part of the Burchfield Penney’s 50th anniversary celebration, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

St. Patrick’s Day

thurs. 16   The Irishman St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration — Celtic Cross, 5:30 p.m; Ardán Rochez Irish Dancers, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at The Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Burchfield repairs not in 2017 budget

Board awaits official report before determining best course of action

Almost two months have passed since the Burchfield Nature and Art Center building was closed and all organizations within the facility were relocated.  As of Monday, no report has been submitted to the West Seneca Town Board regarding the findin More...

Changes coming to Farmers Market

The West Seneca Farmers Market, previously known as the Main Street Marketplace, will return on Thursdays this season under new management and with a host of new plans. More...

Local News

UB doctoral student honored with award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Christopher Courtney is a West Seneca resident who was recently honored within the University at Buffalo’s School of Management with the Dean’s Award.  More...

Historical Society plans general meeting, curator presentation

The first general membership meeting of the West Seneca Historical Society and Museum under the leadership of new president James Pace will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Plans developing to bring tank to veterans memorial

Five years ago, the West Seneca Veterans Committee embarked on a journey to obtain a piece of obsolete military equipment from the Department of the Army for display in the town’s Walkway of Freedom Complex at town hall.  More...

Police Blotter

Traffic stop yields undocumented person

Tuesday, March 7  • A Buffalo woman was stopped on Ridge Road for reportedly driving 49 mph in a 35-mph zone. A computer check showed her license was suspended. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I found Ms. Chatelle’s response to school board member Lauren Nicholas regarding preschool very disheartening. Dr. Nicholas wrote at length about working families’ inability to access this program and offered suggestions to remedy that. More...

Education

Students sought for Congressional Art Competition

High school students living in New York’s 27th Congressional District are invited to take part in the 35th annual Congressional Art Competition.  More...

On the Campus

Mitchell Schoellkopf, of West Seneca, has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Rochester for the fall 2016 semester. Schoellkopf is a junior at the university and a graduate of West Seneca West Senior High School.  More...

Lifestyles

Catholic Charities program serves as Buffalo beacon for refugees, immigrants

Immigration became a major focal point throughout the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, and since the inauguration of Donald Trump in January, questions surrounding those trying to come to the United States, especially refugees, has remained More...

Spaghetti dinner benefit to be held

A spaghetti dinner benefiting Westen’s Warriors and Honor Flight will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at West Seneca West Middle School, 395 Center Road. The cost is $7 per person and $4 for children under age 10. More...

‘GODSPELL’

ALL GOOD GIFTS — Kiley McLennan sings with the cast of “Godspell” during a production at East Senior. More...

Business

New ‘Lawn Enforcement’ landscaping business is therapy for cops

For the past year, Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy John Gugino has been cutting lawns on the side, through his new landscaping business, Southtowns Lawn Enforcement.  More...

Villa Maria College seeking volunteers, donations for Feed My Starving Children event

Villa Maria College aims to pack 100,000 meals for hungry children during this year’s Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event and is reaching out to the community for volunteers and donations. More...

Scholarship available for Polish women

The Professional and Business Women of Polonia Inc. is accepting applications for its $1,000 scholarship. The purpose is to help American women of Polish descent continue their education. More...