Angel in Adoption brings awareness home

Christine Harris teaches first and second grade at Trinity Christian School in West Seneca. She and her daughters, 12-year-old Nakiya and 13-year-old Lacey, are just like any other family, except for one factor — adoption. Harris has spent nearly 15 years helping families and youth, making the bold decision to become a single adoptive parent and welcoming the young girls […]

Kiwanis Pavilion to shelter future youth activities

Anyone who has been to West Seneca’s Town Hall campus this week should have noticed something new: The Kiwanis Pavilion shelter is up. Construction started on Monday, and Kiwanis board member Daniel Nagy said the shelter should be finished in about four weeks. Nagy said the project came about after the Town Board chose to tear down the 1960s-era Kiwanis […]

Clerk makes request for use of CDBG funds

Town Clerk Jacqueline Felser took the opportunity during a public hearing Monday night to request that federal Community Development Block Grant funds be used to install push-button entrance doors to her office at West Seneca Town Hall. (See editorial on page four) This was the only request made during the public hearing on suggested use of the funds. Supervisor Sheila […]

New Variety hire adds international flair


Natalie Photiadis was recently named assistant director of the Variety Club of Buffalo, the 88-year-old children’s charity. Photiadis grew up in Amherst and graduated from Canisius College with a triple major in international relations, communications studies and European studies, after which she interned with Rep. Brian Higgins in Washington, D.C. Photiadis earned her master’s degree in international standards and sustainable […]

Community Narcan training set at Vigilant Sept. 27

The Erie County Department of Health, along with Horizon Health Services and Evergreen Health Services, will offer a free training in the use of naloxone, known as Narcan. “Opioid Overdose Recognition and Use of Naloxone for Reversal” is sponsored in partnership with the Buffalo Police Department and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Vigilant […]

News Brief

The West Seneca Central School District has announced early release dates for the 2016-17 academic year, including Friday, Oct. 7; Fridays, Dec. 2 and 9; Fridays, March 10 and 17; Fridays, June 9 and 16; Monday, June 19; and Tuesday, June 20. For more information, visit www.wscschools.org.

Battle of the bands

Members of the West Seneca Marching Band are recognized as fifth-place finalists Saturday in the Bands of America Regional Championship held in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. West Seneca placed fifth in Class 2A in preliminary competition and 11th overall in Visual General Effect, competing against bands from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois. This is the second consecutive year that West Seneca has […]

ReadyErie app designed for preparedness

The Erie County Local Emergency Planning Committee hosted its annual public information forum to discuss emergency preparedness and response in the county. Tracy Fricano-Calmers of the Erie County Department of Health Emergency Preparedness gave a presentation on the new ReadyErie smartphone application. “It is a collaborative effort with both the Health Department and Emergency Services,” Fricano-Calmers said. The goal of […]

DOT announces Harlem Road travel advisory

Construction is continuing on the project to replace the New York Route 400 Expressway bridges over Harlem Road in the town of West Seneca, according to a press release from the state Department of Transportation. As a result, a road closure is expected to occur at approximately 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. New York Route 240, Harlem Road, between Indian […]

Resource Center to host preparedness event Sept. 28

The West Seneca Stakeholders Coalition will host a citizen preparedness training from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St. This free training by the New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps. is open to anyone from the community older than 16 years. The training is offered by the American Red Cross, with […]