Weekly Feature



April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Eight challenge for three school board seats

Eight candidates filed petitions by Monday’s deadline to run for three seats on the West Seneca Board of Education in this year’s election, to be held Tuesday, May 16. Each seat carries a three-year term. More...

Editorial

Ride-sharing offers many opportunities for WNY

Bee Editorial

It’s an exciting time in Buffalo as the legalization of ride-sharing in upstate was passed as part of the 2017-18 budget. More...

Spindle items

• WORLDLY STUDENTS — I’m not the type of person to dwell on regrets, but one I have held onto for many years is the time I chose to pass up an opportunity for a study abroad program in college.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 23, 1992

• A group of homeowners on Clinton Street is opposed to the construction of a duplex in their area, and have banded together to try to prevent the project from getting off the ground.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.West Seneca is getting so many thousands of dollars more aid in New York State with the approved budget of Gov. Cuomo. More...

Sports

East girls track brimming with young talent

With a roster that boasts just five seniors and four juniors, it’s all but inevitable that the younger members of West Seneca East’s girls track team will be among the leaders for first-year head coach Jason Overton this spring. More...

Boys’ state long jumper to guide veteran squad

West Track and Field

West Seneca West junior Peter Borzillieri made the most of his outdoor state track and field championships debut last spring, finishing eighth among Division I competitors with a school-record effort of 22-feet-½. More...

Girls’ roster stacked with returning talent

West Seneca West’s girls track and field program can be counted on to be in the title hunt year in and year out — whether that’s regular-season division, ECIC, Section VI or even state-level titles — and, given the talent on t More...

Business

Grant program to benefit county farms

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday said farms in Erie and Wyoming counties will benefit from more than $179,000 awarded through round two of the Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program.  More...

Clothing drive set for April 22 at Galleria

The Western New York Coalition for Donated Goods will celebrate Earth Day with a clothing drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Walden Galleria.  More...

Community Foundation grants available

The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is now accepting grant applications for its 2017 granting cycle. More...

Vantine named interim superintendent

Whitney Vantine, former superintendent of schools in the Tonawanda City district, was named interim superintendent of the West Seneca Central schools on Tuesday night.  The announcement was made at current Superintendent Mark Crawford’s fi More...

Mold removal to be handled by Stohl Remediation

The West Seneca Town Board approved a bid award for mold remediation work at the town’s ice rink during a special meeting on Monday morning.  Stohl Remediation Services Inc. of Buffalo was awarded the contract at a cost of $63,000.  More...

Local News

Investigation leads to grand larceny conviction

Woman pleads guilty to stealing $290,000 in deceased mother’s benefits

Pearlann MacVittie of West Seneca has been convicted of grand larceny, a felony, following a guilty plea to the charge of stealing benefits from the City of Buffalo Firemen’s Pension Fund by pretending to be her late mother, who died in 1983.&n More...

Erie County Auto Bureau encourages life-saving donations

The Erie County Clerk’s Office is again teaming up with Unyts and the New York Alliance for Donation during Donate Life Month to increase enrollment in the New York state Donate Life Registry.  More...

Annual Cindy Frank Memorial 5K set for April 29

The fifth annual Mathletes Cindy Frank Memorial 5K Run will be held Saturday, April 29, at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, 1350 Indian Church Road. More...

Letters to the Editor

Free college plan a political move

I couldn’t agree more with David Sherman’s column in last week’s Bee; spot on. More...

Education

West Seneca’s Business Community’s Commitment to Excellence

Now in its twenty-sixth year, the West Seneca Students of Excellence Program and its administrative and entrepreneurial contributors have much to reflect upon. Local businesses have been at the forefront of this program since its inception. More...

Women’s Club of OP accepting scholarship application

The Women’s Club of Orchard Park is in the process of accepting applications for its 2017 scholarship program.  According to the club, the purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a female undergraduate student, ol More...

BoardDocs information-sharing program considered by board of education

For the purposes of transparency, efficiency and environmental consciousness, the West Seneca Board of Education is considering using BoardDocs, a program designed to make sharing documents easier among the public, board members and district administ More...

Lifestyles

Paralympic gold medalist shares her story at WNY Girls In Sports

It is estimated that the average child should get somewhere around 60 minutes of aerobic exercise per day. More...

West side plans ‘Bald for Bucks’ event

West Seneca’s west side schools will hold their “West Side Bald for Bucks” event Friday, April 28, at West Middle. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes Allendale Elementary, West Elementary, Winchester Elementary, West Middle and West Senior. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Film/Video

fri. 21, sat. 22, tues. 25 & thurs. 27   More...

Special Events

thurs. 20-mon. 24   More...