2023-03-23 E-Edition


ON DISPLAY – This oil pastel picture, “Flowers In Vase,” by third grader Olivia Senay from Clinton Elementary School, is one of several pieces of art now on display in the Martha Burchfield Richter Atrium in the West Seneca Community Center as part of the school district’s annual art show.

West Seneca schools boast new programs

The West Seneca Central School District is right on track with its district-wide upgrades. At the March 7 school board meeting, Young+Wright Architectural gave an update on the capital improvement projects across the schools. Shawn Wright and Victoria Waleszczak reported that phase two of the capital improvement project – renovating the music wing of West Middle – was completed, and […]

Board nixes new car wash

How many car washes are enough for West Seneca residents? Apparently, if you count one that’s just over the border in Orchard Park, that number is four. The West Seneca Town Board voted unanimously last week to deny a special use permit for property on the northwest corner of Seneca Street and Transit Road for the construction of a new […]

Baker sparking positive changes in WSPD

West Seneca Police Chief Edward A. Baker is making positive changes in the department by bringing in new technology to keep the police force up to date and more efficient in their mission to protect the general public. Baker earned his title just two years ago, in 2021, when Chief Daniel Denz retired after 32 years of service. During his […]


• Children must be 4 years old on or before Dec. 1 of the year they will be starting school in order to be eligible for the program. • UPK participation will be determined by a random lottery. • Registration paperwork will be accepted until March 31, 2023. • In order to be eligible for the lottery, all paperwork and […]

West Seneca native honored for 45 years of firefighting service

It was the middle of the night on New Year’s Eve 1975 when Mary Jo Fisher awoke to a loud, piercing noise. That sound was a siren coming from the Blossom Volunteer Fire Company in Elma, alerting volunteer firefighters of an emergency. Fisher recalls wondering why the alarm went on for so long. Was anyone available to respond to the […]


LUCK O’ THE IRISH – Tommy Ochinno, a Pre-K student at Trinity Christian School in West Seneca, helps his classmates celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Piekarec launches reelection bid

West Seneca Town Councilman Jeff Piekarec will be running for a second term on the Town Board. A lifelong resident of West Seneca and a graduate of West Seneca West High School, he attended the State University of New York College at Buffalo (now Buffalo State University) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a […]

Nature walking confers additional benefits

As the weather breaks, more people are venturing outdoors. After winter hibernation, people feel like stretching and exercising. If you are thinking of walking, it’s good to think about hiking or walking outdoors in a park, rather than in an urban setting like on a city street or in a mall. The Burchfield Nature and Art Center would be a […]