Weekly Feature



2018-08-09 / Editorial

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 12, 1993


POTATO PICKERS — This undated photograph shows a wagon load of potato pickers – young and old – working at the Bolt farm. This farm was located at Main Street and Seneca Street and is the current site of West Seneca West Senior High School. 
Photo and caption courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian POTATO PICKERS — This undated photograph shows a wagon load of potato pickers – young and old – working at the Bolt farm. This farm was located at Main Street and Seneca Street and is the current site of West Seneca West Senior High School. Photo and caption courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian • The town board struck another blow for non-smoking town employees, widening the ban on smoking to all town facilities and vehicles starting Aug. 16. The new policy came as a result of complaints from town employees, Supervisor Paul Clark said. “People were basically choking on second hand smoke in things like enclosed vehicles in the winter time,” Clark said. “We feel that [the town] has certain liability factors involved, not to mention that it struck us as an unfair situation.” The smoking police issue was ignited a year ago, when similar complaints led to a ban on smoking in town hall — with the exception of private offices.

• The West Seneca School District’s general budget will not be placed before the voters again, but two separate propositions will on Sept. 1. The board voted Monday to place a proposition, which includes funding for transportation, sports and state-reimbursable computer equipment, as well as another proposition, which includes equipment, in front of the public in several weeks. The contingency budget, officially adopted by the board Monday, will not come up for a vote again.

• No one is more pleased about the West Seneca School Board’s decision to replace West Seneca West High School Assistant Principal Joan Thomas than Thomas herself. “One person — no matter who it is — could never have handled 1,000 students,” Thomas said Tuesday, less than 24 hours after officially being named to replace Ronald Moats as principal at Potters Road Elementary.

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