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2018-09-13 / Editorial

Out of the Past


WEST SENECA CENTENNIAL BILLBOARD — This billboard from the summer of 1951 shows the dates of the town of West Seneca’s centennial celebrations. Originally incorporated in 1851 as the Town of Seneca, the name was changed in 1852 to West Seneca upon discovery of an already existing town of Seneca to our east in the Finger Lakes region of the state. 
Photo and caption courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian WEST SENECA CENTENNIAL BILLBOARD — This billboard from the summer of 1951 shows the dates of the town of West Seneca’s centennial celebrations. Originally incorporated in 1851 as the Town of Seneca, the name was changed in 1852 to West Seneca upon discovery of an already existing town of Seneca to our east in the Finger Lakes region of the state. Photo and caption courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian 25 Years Ago
Sept. 16, 1993

Supervisor Paul Clark and the West Seneca Town Board threw the ball in the West Seneca School Board’s court Monday regarding “Gardenville on the Green,” but the school board returned the favor in an executive session the same evening. Superintendent Dr. Vincent Coppola said Tuesday the school board worked on a counterproposal for the townhouse project at 2100 Union Road during the session and will inform the town board of its progress immediately. The town board Monday decided to postpone making a decision on the 46-townhouse project until at least its Sept. 27 meeting to give the school board time to talk with Woodbridge Construction, the project’s developer.

Ruth Breidenstein upset endorsed Republican candidate Charles Unger in the primary race for West Seneca receiver of taxes by a 469-382 margin. Unger, however, will have a place on the November ballot, courtesy of his win on the Conservative side. He gathered 60 votes from Conservatives, while Breidenstein received 34 write-in votes, and endorsed Democrat Michael Harmon, 20. Tuesday’s primary races were marked by low voter turnout.

Vandalism continues to plague the Buffalo Airfield at 4500 Clinton St., but ownership has taken several steps to try to curb trespassers from causing a potentially fatal accident. “Someone could get killed because [vandals] are fooling around with the runway lights,” said airfield owner Bob Jacobs, relating the inordinate amount of incidents at the park during the past year.

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