2023-07-13 E-Edition


CARNIVAL FUN – Marie Luthi and her mom, Michelle, smile for the camera on Saturday as they take a ride on the merry-go-round at the 42nd annual Queen of Heaven Carnival. See more photos on page eight.

On the hunt

Around-the-Town Scavenger Hunt set for Saturday

How good are you at finding and deciphering clues? You can put your talents to the test from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday when the West Seneca Recreation Commission puts on its inaugural Around-the-Town Scavenger Hunt. Teams of up to five people can be made of family, friends or anyone else, and the cost is $10 per team. “I’m a […]

Town authorizes rezoning request


The West Seneca Town Board on Thursday unanimously approved a rezoning request from Young Development to build an apartment complex on the corner of Transit and Schultz roads in the town. The properties, which are currently undeveloped green space located at 391 Schultz Road and 2852 Transit Road, are being sold to Young Development by Harvey Strassburg and the Estate […]

Town acquires facility for highway department

The West Seneca Town Board has authorized the purchase of the property at 100 Gemcor Drive for $4.5 million for use by the town’s highway department. The warehouse, located on property in the town’s industrial corridor, will serve as the replacement for the highway department garage that was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day of 2021. “If everything goes as […]

Police Blotter

Distinguishing between real guns and fake ones

Wednesday, June 21 • Officers responded to a Harlem Road address for a report of criminal mischief. A resident reported that someone had damaged the weather stripping on her car’s front windshield. She suspected one of her neighbors, with whom she has an ongoing dispute. • Residents of Neubauer Court contacted police, stating one of the neighbors was playing his […]

Man sentenced for attacking female jogger

Ryan J. Strunk, 21, of West Seneca, was sentenced last week before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to four years in prison followed by three years of post-release supervision. On Sept. 11, 2021, at approximately 1 p.m., the victim was jogging on the New York State Developmental Disabilities Services Office campus on East and West Road in the […]

News Brief

The New York State Police are recruiting, and state Sen. Patrick Gallivan, a former trooper and sheriff of Erie County, is urging eligible individuals to sign up to take the NYS Trooper exam, which is being offered until mid-October. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who are between 20 and 35 years old by the date of application with either a […]

Cybersecurity on the mind of town board

When the West Seneca Town Board approved the town’s current insurance policy in April with New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal, several of the board members expressed concern that there was no coverage for cyberattacks. So they asked the town’s insurance agent, Kathleen Rapasadi from Tompkins Insurance Agencies, to try and find an additional insurance option for cybersecurity. She shared her […]

New West Senior mascot chosen

West Senior High School has a new identity: The West Seneca West Warhawks. Following the state Board of Regents’ decision to ban Indigenous iconography and imagery on public school grounds this past April, West Seneca Senior High School has worked to redesign their mascot. West Seneca West was long been known as the Indians. Board of Education members approved the […]