West Seneca

Rosina Foods

The state Department of Environmental Conservation said Rosina Foods has completed brownfield clean-up at its Clinton Street location in West Seneca. This paves the way for construction of a new $58-million-dollar food manufacturing plant on the 10-acre site.

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Some West Seneca students were closer to their classrooms Tuesday than they have been since buildings were closed for the COVID-19 lockdown. Parents and kids marched to protest an extended plan for getting classrooms re-opened.

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A West Seneca man is facing a criminally negligent homicide charge after a barroom dispute over not wearing a face mask. Donald Lewinski, 65, will be arraigned in Town Court Tuesday evening in the death of Rocco Sapienza, 80.

A West Seneca police officer has been suspended after Planned Parenthood officials say he refused to investigate a call when he saw their Black Lives Matter sign.

An Orchard Park man was sentenced Tuesday in State Supreme Court to six months in jail, followed by five years of probation, after pleading guilty in February to one count of second degree vehicular manslaughter, a felony.

Gary Dickson for Supervisor

A new leader is on the way for the Town of West Seneca. For the first time in nearly a half-century, voters in the heavily Democratic town elected a Republican to serve as Supervisor.

Scharf's German Restaurant

A longtime Schiller Park landmark restaurant that moved to West Seneca five years ago is closing down.

Pietszak Funeral Home

A Frontier High School student died Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Southwestern Boulevard near Transit Road in West Seneca.

Niagara Frontier Sports Complex

A Rochester man has been sentenced to five years in prison stemming from an argument at a West Seneca sports complex.

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The U.S. Attorney's Office says a former nurse practitioner issued more than 200 phoney prescriptions for narcotics over the course of two years - and now the last of 10 people charged in the conspiracy has been sentenced.

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West Seneca is disbanding its Community Emergency Response Team and some team members are not happy with the development.

A Rochester man has pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to first degree manslaughter in connection with the death of his mother's ex-husband about two years ago, after a girl's basketball game in West Seneca.

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The flooding hit Monday, as melting snow and floating ice jammed up in creeks across Erie County, particularly in West Seneca where a few homes were evacuated near Clinton and Union.

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There was a large, state long-arm excavator digging away in Buffalo Creek Sunday, as Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan talked to reporters about what was being done to make sure the thawing of snow and shifting of ice didn't create flooding in the town.

Two people were found dead Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. in a duplex residence in West Seneca.

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A former Lackawanna councilman has avoided jail time for lying about his residency.

Kandey Co.

The New York State Thruway Authority is suing a West Seneca engineering firm and its contractors for four wind turbines along the I-90 that have been out of service since at least January.

Security top concern in new school year

Sep 10, 2018

The start of a new school year has schools superintendents across the region paying extra attention to security procedures.

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Catholics in Western New York and across the world are re-assessing their beliefs, after the Vatican and Pope Francis issued a decree Thursday stating the church now formerly opposes the death penalty in all cases.

Four men who were the subject of a police manhunt Tuesday night are believed to have left the Southtowns and there is no longer any imminent danger to residents, according to police.

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Western New Yorkers marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by spotlighting a rather ironic lack of accessibility.

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It's a project that evolved since its conception and faced its share of criticism along the way. But on Friday morning, the Town of West Seneca's new community center and library were celebrated in a formal opening ceremony.

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Development projects in Buffalo have become increasingly noisy as they move through the city review process. On almost every project there is a group of opponents who point out the many Green Code exemptions being approved to allow a project to move forward. A charter school expansion in South Buffalo is now facing those complaints, plus concerns over a Native American burial ground.


The State of New York has announced a $66.4 million plan to repair and upgrade a stretch of the Thruway in Erie County.

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A fellow Cheektowaga council member and the town's Republican Committee chair are calling on James Rogowski to resign.

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A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to providing the fentanyl-laced heroin that took the life of two users.


If at first you don't succeed.... Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Joseph Lorigo says Apple may a better fit for Western New York than Amazon.

Sen. Tim Kennedy's Office

It has been 10 years since 20-year-old West Seneca native A.J. Larson lost his life in a texting-while-driving accident. In remembrance, the New York State Thruway is displaying a “Don’t Text While Driving. It's the Law.” reminder on digital signs in hopes of saving other lives. 

An Alden woman has pleaded guilty to third degree welfare fraud in State Supreme Court. She is one of three women -  all childhood acquaintances - who were charged with fraudulently receiving more than $107,000 in welfare benefits while earning more than a half-million dollars income as aides for an elderly West Seneca woman.

Cheektowaga Police

Cheektowaga Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon that could have been much more worse than it ended.