Weekly Feature



June 7, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Myron Smith celebrates his 90th birthday on June 4. He has been a resident at Eden Heights of West Seneca Assisted Living and Memory Care for nine years. Myron was born and raised in Buffalo. Growing up, he was one of six children. More...

Dog Ears to offer free reading, writing camps

This summer, Dog Ears Bookstore, at 688 Abbott Road, will once again offer free summer reading and writing camps for children ages 7 to 13.  According to the bookstore, these camps are open to children of all reading and writing levels and will More...

YMCA to collect flags for retirement

YMCA Buffalo Niagara will be collecting old, worn American flags ready for retirement until Thursday, June 14.  “The Y’s flag retirement event has become an annual tradition,” said Marla Walker, Senior Program coordinator at th More...

Correction

West Seneca East seniors Kassidy Aiken and Camryn Bianchi are going to be playing softball next year at the University at Buffalo and Monroe Community College, respectively.   More...

Fitness in the Parks taking place throughout WNY

Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara have teamed up for the seventh consecutive year to offer Fitness in the Parks, free outdoor community exercise classes, throughout Western New York. The outdoor classes are taking place now through Aug. More...

Senate passes bill to protect students from sexual abuse

The New York State Senate has passed legislation to expand the types of educational settings required to report child abuse and increase the professions required to receive training to identify and report abuse. More...

‘Barry the Buffalo’

Olive Branch owner George Aronis, on left, stands with “Barry the Buffalo,” the art sculpture he commissioned the Academy of Visual Arts to decorate. More...

Bluesfest to benefit Plymouth Crossroads

The sixth annual Crossroads Bluesfest to fight teenage homelessness, featuring several Western New York blues bands, will be held Saturday, June 16, at the “Chicken Coop Grove” Veter- ans of Foreign Wars Post 8113, located at 299 Leydecke More...

Pay to increase for Child Protective Services workers

The Erie County Legislature, during its May 24 session, unanimously approved a resolution to increase pay for Child Protective Services employees.  Since August 2017, Child Protective Services workers have appeared at the legislature to voice co More...

Gallivan applauds funding to protect New York farmland

Sen. Patrick Gallivan is praising the state’s commitment of nearly $38 million to the Farmland Protection Implementation Grant program to help farmers across New York protect valuable and at-risk land. More...

June 10 basket raffle to benefit Joan Tighe

“Joan’s Journey,” a basket raffle benefit for Joan Tighe, will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Ave., near Ridge Road.  More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, June 18  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public.  School Board  Monday, June 11  More...

West Seneca man sentenced to six years in prison

David Link, 41, of West Seneca, has been sentenced to six years in prison by New York State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller on a conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance.  More...

Healthy districts

[Clockwise] Natalia Behlok dumps a bucket of mulch as part of Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns’ first “Healthy District Initiative Parks Cleanup Day” while Hailey Thurnherr looks on. More...