West Seneca

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The Common Core educational standards have to go, along with high-stakes testing and state and national collections of student data, said people attending a tense meeting Tuesday night in West Seneca East High School.

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State officials have arrived in West Seneca to help the victims of recent flooding along Buffalo Creek. New York's Department of Financial Services has opened a mobile command center on Harlem Rd.

An Erie County sheriff's deputy was killed early Wednesday morning in a two-car crash in West Seneca.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Department has issued a Silver Alert regarding a missing senior.

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There is a node of hotels developing in West Seneca near the junction of the Main Line Thruway and Route 219. 

Ellicott Development has built three hotels through its Ellicott Hospitality subsidiary in West Seneca, with a ribbon-cutting yesterday for the new Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, flanking the Staybridge Suites hotel.
The Hampton Inn-Buffalo South is just down Slade Road.

West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan said they have helped develop a section of the town which needed development.

Town Board members in West Seneca are questioning the billable hours of a town employee.

Mary Josefiak oversees the town's departments of youth, recreation and senior services, which have been combined under her leadership. Questions have arisen as to the overtime bills that she is submitting. Josefiak claims that officials instructed her to file overtime hours for reimbursement. The town is claiming that her union status shouldn't provide for such a benefit, a cost that has reached nearly $5,000.

A review is continuing.

Union Road improvement project progressing

Jul 23, 2012
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With a combination of state and federal dollars, a massive reconstruction project is underway along Union Road in the heart of West Seneca's business district. 

Rep. Brian Higgins joined State Senator Tim Kennedy and West Seneca Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan to announce progress on the $1.3 million road improvement project.  As part of the transportation bill, Higgins secured $800,000, while the State Department of Transportation is providing $500,000. 

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