Final push

West Seneca West’s Meghan Sainsbury takes one last breath as she nears the wall at the end of the 100 butterfly during the Lady Indians’ 68-34 loss to crosstown rival West Seneca East on Friday.

Residents split on proposed local law

The first of two public hearings on Local Law No. 5, West Seneca’s proposed absentee landlord and criminal activity law, brought to light weaknesses within the current document. During the hearing, held the afternoon of Sept. 7, several landlords spoke about their concerns with the law as it is proposed, and recommended changes be made before the law is put […]

Hanley wins Democratic primary

As the unofficial votes were tallied Tuesday night, incumbent William Hanley held a solid lead over challenger Dave Monolopolus in the Democratic primary race for West Seneca Town Council. The seat carries a four-year term. The final results showed Hanley with 1,014 votes, while Monolopolus garnered 777 votes — 53 to 47 percent, respectively. Hanley’s name will appear on the […]

Switzer Park project approved for bid opening

Improvements to Switzer Park on Knox Avenue in West Seneca will be up for bid on Wednesday, Sept. 27, after approval by the Town Board last week. The project, which includes the addition of walking paths, stationary fitness equipment and playground equipment, was originally intended for the Town Hall campus, according to Steven Tanner, town engineer. “This project originally started […]

Public input sought on Dental Law

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo will hold a series of public input sessions to discuss the details in his proposed “Dental Law,” which would allow patients to know the country where their dental implants were made. The law comes after some implants, which were made abroad, were found to contain lead. “Each year, thousands of people right here […]

Hicks sentenced to 250 hours community service

Former West Seneca Councilman Craig Hicks, who pleaded guilty in June to stealing money from the Carriagers Social Club, has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to a three-year conditional discharge in which he has to perform 250 hours of community service. According to a press release from Erie County District Attorney John Flynn Jr., Hicks, 61, […]

Dog Ears Bookstore offers Puppy Tales series

A new six-week Puppy Tales series at Dog Ears Bookstore and Cafe, located at 688 Abbott Road, kicked off recently at the bookstore. Open to children ages 2 to 4 accompanied by a parent or guardian, Puppy Tales runs on six consecutive Friday mornings and each session includes three stories, a craft and healthy snacks. The cost is $25 per […]

Covenant reveals new handicapped accessibility lift, bathroom

Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 539 Main St., recently celebrated the reveal of a new handicapped accessibility lift and bathroom Sunday, Sept. 10. The church is now accessible to all through the rear entrance. As many community events are held there each year, Rev. Renee Engles said this is a welcome asset to the church building. The church also […]

Governor signs bill to protect students, expand anti-tampering laws

Legislation that would provide additional protections for students and expand anti-tampering laws to prohibit unlawful alteration of any official student record in any primary, intermediate, high school or college in the state was recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “These records can set the course for a student’s entire future and New York must make every effort to protect their […]

Candlelight memorial remembers those lost to opioids

The second Candlelight Memorial to remember loved ones, neighbors, colleagues and friends who have succumbed to opioid addiction was held recently at the LaSalle Park Pavilion Bandshell in Buffalo. This event, occurring on International Overdose Awareness Day, is sponsored by the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force’s Family and Consumer Support and Advocacy group. Their goal is to save lives […]