Weekly Feature



2017-08-17 / Editorial

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 20, 1992


FIREMEN'S MEMORIAL — The West Seneca United Volunteer Firemen’s Association Memorial was erected in 1928 and stood at Seneca Street and Old Bullis Road. From left are Joseph Doll, grand fire chief; George Rapp, president of the United Firemen of West Seneca and Herman Wagner, monument builder. 
Photo courtesy of Jim Pace,West Seneca town historian FIREMEN'S MEMORIAL — The West Seneca United Volunteer Firemen’s Association Memorial was erected in 1928 and stood at Seneca Street and Old Bullis Road. From left are Joseph Doll, grand fire chief; George Rapp, president of the United Firemen of West Seneca and Herman Wagner, monument builder. Photo courtesy of Jim Pace,West Seneca town historian • Members of the West Seneca School Board all thought the district’s budget should be returned to the ballot for a second vote, but it took them longer to agree to a minor reduction in the proposed tax rate at their meeting Monday night. After discussion and an executive session, Trustee Janice Dalbo proposed that the board cut $45,000 from the equipment line of the previously defeated plan, chopping four cents from the proposed 99-cent tax increase. The board then decided to schedule the budget revote Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at West Seneca East High School.

• West Seneca fall sports are kicking off on schedule despite uncertainty about the adoption of a budget to fund the program. Athletic Director Dr. Judith Harris said Tuesday that practices have already begun for varsity and junior varsity football, and will start Aug. 31 for most other fall sports. Because coaches’ salaries are included in the district’s austerity budget, the teams are allowed to practice. They cannot travel to scrimmages or use referees unless raising money for those expenses first.

• Councilman Robert Jarnot is hoping to take spring cleaning a step further at the entranceways to West Seneca next year. He, along with several members of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce, is organizing a drive to beautify the roadway entrance points in West Seneca and is looking for voluntary design proposals for each of the entrance points.

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