Weekly Feature



October 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Recreation clinics, Enchanted Path planned for fall

The West Seneca Youth and Recreation Department has outlined its first fall programs to be held in the new youth gym at the Community Center Library, 1300 Union Road.  According to Director Lauren Masset, the programs will be run on a trial basi More...

Editorial

Town must work smarter, spend less

Bee Editorial

In sharp contrast to last year’s public hearings on the budget, the public hearing held Monday night on the tentative 2019 ad valorem and benefit basis budget for the Town of West Seneca was brief and civil. More...

Spindle items

• BEAT OF THE DRUM — The West Seneca Marching Band will compete at the New York State Field Band Conference 45th championship show on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 21, 1993

• As West Seneca School District officials see it, their educational system has two pressing needs which go hand in hand: facilities improvements and updated computer technology. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

BILOWUS, Mary (nee Bodnar), of West Seneca, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Mrs. Bilowus is survived by six children, Louise Toth and David, Jonathan, Paul, Mark and Dennis Bilowus, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

West football tops East for second straight year

Indians finish regular season 7-0

West Seneca West’s football team picked up its second consecutive rivalry-game victory over West Seneca East – but just its third of the last 11 meetings – Friday night to take a 25-24 all-time lead in the series via its 30-16 decis More...

FOLLOW THROUGH

West Seneca’s Cameron Cswaykus watches his shot soar toward the hole during the annual ECIC Individual Championship Tournament at Elma Meadows on Oct. 9. Cswaykus placed 56th overall with his 18-hole score of 94. More...

Close losses mark pre-playoff end to West field hockey season

West Seneca West’s field hockey team will look to use its week-long break between the end of the regular season and the start of playoffs to regroup after dropping four contests – including two one-goal losses and another that was a score More...

Business

Snowmobilers reminded to register locally

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns reminds snowmobilers to register their sleds locally and avoid the registration rush by mailing in their snowmobile registrations using the signature green “Renew Local” envelope or doing so at any Erie Co More...

Eco Serve Pest Services taking part in ‘Cancer is a Pest’

Eco Serve Pest Services, a family-owned pest control company located in Orchard Park, is focusing on pink for the entire month of October.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for the third consecutive year, the entire Eco Serve team i More...

Health and Wellness challenge begins Oct. 22

Western New Yorkers are encouraged to get up, get moving and start living healthier by taking part in this fall’s Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge.  The ninth round of this six-week fitness and nutritio More...

‘Thank A Vet’ outreach set for Oct. 24

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns will host a “Thank A Vet” Discount Program outreach fr More...

Proposed budget sees near 4 percent increase

Citizens point to poor contract negotiations, overtime as key issues with rising taxes

A public hearing on the Town of West Seneca’s tentative 2019 budget was opened Monday night and will remain open until Monday, Oct. 22, allowing members of the community to submit comments to the board.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Budget breakdown

A proposed 2019 ad valorem and benefit basis budget for the Town of West Seneca brings with it an increase of 3.95 percent for a total budget of $40.7 million.  According to Finance Director Megan Wnek, for an average home valued at $150,000, th More...

Local News

Southtowns Scenic Byways marks 10 years

It took about five years to gather information, signatures and support for the Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway to be approved. More...

News Brief

Rep. Brian Higgins’ office will have staff at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. More...

Senators secure $100,000 to combat domestic violence

Sen. Patrick Gallivan and Sen. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town’s problems are its leaders

Is it about quality, not quantity? Which is the problem?  Once again, the democratic process is happening in West Seneca. Whatever the voters decide, “up” or “down”? More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was disappointed to see that the plans for reconstructing East and West Road did not include safe, navigable bike, running and walking paths along the road. This street has two major parks in it and many subdivisions off of it. More...

Education

West Seneca schools list district activities

These activities are scheduled for the West Seneca Central School District. For more information, call the district at 677-3100, or visit the district’s website at www.wscschools.org. Events are open to the public and subject to change. More...

Governor names Kristen McCabe master teacher

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the selection of 275 educators from across the state to join the New York State Master Teacher Program, including several from the West Seneca Central School District.  More...

District outlines 2018-19 concerts

The West Seneca Central School District has outlined the 2017-18 concerts, musicals, festivals, rehearsals, auditions and performances for all schools in the district.  Wednesday, Oct. 24 — East Senior Prisms concert and barbecue, 7 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Former FBI agent creates cyber-risk mitigation startup company

When Holly Hubert decided to retire from the FBI last year, she knew that she wanted to start her own company. More...

Ebenezer plans fall rummage sale

Ebenezer United Church of Christ will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, at the church, 630 Main St. For more information, call 674-4566.   More...

West Seneca Library News

Library hours The new library hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and closed on Sunday. More...