2023-04-20 E-Edition

West Seneca resident to vie for Mrs. New York State crown

Kathy Lovett-McKeever had always wanted to compete in a pageant. Ever since she was a little girl growing up in rural Bergen, NY, it had been an ambition – although a long-standing struggle with social anxiety often made that goal seem out of reach. But having conquered that demon, Lovett – now a two-time winner of the Mrs. Buffalo title […]

Lexington Green study completed

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has wrapped up its study of West Seneca’s Lexington Green neighborhood and made its recommendations for how to help that area mitigate the flooding problems that have plagued it for years. BNW is working with the Town of West Seneca to address the flooding issues by reconnecting adjacent Buffalo Creek to its historic floodplain, much of which […]

Indigenous names, imagery banned

The New York State Board of Regents voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban the use of Native American names in school mascots, logos and imagery in all New York public schools. It applies to schools, school buildings and districts. All logos and mascots need to be changed by the end of the 2024-2025 school year. Schools that fail to comply […]


Looking for someone who no longer lives there

Tuesday, April 4 • An Edson Street resident reported five or six residents attempting to break into their residence. Patrol located the men, who were looking for a relative who no longer lived there. They were advised and escorted off the property. The resident did not wish to pursue charges. • A 55-year-old woman was arrested and charged with criminal […]

West Seneca music teachers selected for music education award

Three music teachers – Annelle VanNortwick and Trevor Jelowski of West Seneca Central School District, and Alicia Struckmann of Iroquois – will receive the BPO/ECMEA Award for Excellence in Music Education. The award honors music educators who help students develop their musical skills beginning from the very first note. They will receive their award on May 6 at Kleinhans Music […]

Burke accused of sexual harassment by former staffer

Assemblyman Patrick Burke, who has served Orchard Park and West Seneca since 2019, has been accused of sexual harassment by a staff member whom the assemblyman fired last year. Nicole Golias, who served as legislative director for the assemblyman from September 2021 to May 2022, filed a complaint with the Division of Human Rights in April. The complaint was first […]


BACK ON DUTY – West Seneca’s display model 1897 Gatling gun returned to its home in the community center on April 11 after more than a year of refurbishment. The gun was donated to the Town of West Seneca in 1922 but had fallen into disrepair. The movement to repair the gun was spearheaded by Tom Schobert of the West […]

April is National Donate Life Month

Bee Editorial

ach April, Donate Life America marks National Donate Life Month, an observance focusing national attention on the need and importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. National Donate Life Month highlights the importance of registering your decision to be a donor, honoring deceased and living donors, and celebrating the lives saved. It is the generosity of donors and donor families […]

Spindle Items

.. SCHOOL BOARD ELECT ION – Candidate/ political Bee Heard submissions and letters to the editor regarding the Tuesday, May 16, 2023, school board election will not be printed after Thursday, May 4, 2023. Submit your letters and Bee Heard comments no later than 4 p.m. Monday, May 1, to get them into the paper before the vote. .. PARADE […]