November 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bus replacement plan called ‘cost effective’

A fleet replacement plan is a safe way to budget for transportation needs and is both predictable and cost effective, according to John Wideman, the Clarence School District’s transportation supervisor. More...

Local News

A brother remembers ‘the kid with the smile,’ seeks to renovate courts

When James Metz, 14, died in a midair collision between two small aircraft on Sept. 27, his younger brother, Donovan, immediately took action to preserve the memory of his brother, and to do something that would benefit the community. More...

Clarence singer excited about holiday performances

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

While seasonal music may not be playing on the radio yet, the snowflakes in the air and dipping temperatures mean one thing: The holidays are just around the corner. More...

TRIBUTE TO VETERANS

Bee Group Newspapers treated 14 area veterans to an informal lunch last week at the Campfire Grill in Depew. Each is a resident of the Montgomery Park retirement community in East Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Traffic study prompts call about suspicious vehicle

Saturday, Nov. 8 • A 30-year-old woman was charged with petit larceny after she was apprehended allegedly shoplifting at T.J. Maxx on Transit Road. She was transported to the Erie County Holding Center on $250 bail. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the access road from BJs Plaza to Greiner Road, kudos to the Clarence Town Board for making the right decision for the entire town. More...

Education

Murder mystery to haunt high school stage

Murder is the name of the game for the Clarence High School Drama Club, which will present its fall play, “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie this weekend. More...

‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to CMS

The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future will make their way to Clarence Middle School from Nov. 20 through 22 for a production of “A Christmas Carol.” Director Doug Kohler said the school had never done a version of the show. More...

‘Princess Grace’ award presented

Gemma Frietas of Clarence is the recent recipient of the “Princess Grace” award, which is given annually in memory of film actress and princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly. More...

Lifestyles

Paint Box Project partnership spreads holiday cheer nationwide

Since 1990, The Paint Box Project has been transforming young artists’ artwork into heartwarming holiday cards. More...

Clarence seniors selling movie/dinner packages

Between now and Dec. 1, people can purchase two tickets good at any Regal Cinema nationwide plus a $50 restaurant.com gift card for $35. Proceeds from the sale benefit Clarence High School senior class activities and the post-prom party. More...

Bugenhagens mark 70 years

Dora and Gordon Bugenhagen of Clarence Center celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family celebration at home. Gordon Bugenhagen married the former Dora Pless on Nov. 18, 1944, in Clarence Center. He is retired from General Motors. More...

Business

Hollow to be festive place this holiday season

The holiday season will soon be in full gear, and the Clarence Hollow Board of Directors is working hard to make the hollow a festive place. More...

Free home delivery available through pharmacy program

Univera Healthcare members who take maintenance drugs to treat chronic conditions now can get free home delivery of their prescriptions from Wegmans Pharmacy. More...

Patti named VP at agency

Clarence resident Biagio Patti was recently promoted to the position of vice president, associate media director at Crowley Webb. More...

Eastgate egress approved amidst residents’ ire

Eastgate Plaza will soon have a driveway out to Greiner Road, a feature its developers have long desired, despite two decades of efforts by nearby residents fighting to stop it from happening. More...

Town balks at new county policy on road funds

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced last week that a new policy was going into place to address maintenance and upkeep of low-volume residential roads. More...

Editorials

Caution, preparedness are of benefit on the roads

Bee Editorial

This week’s lake-effect snowstorm dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the central and southern regions of Erie County, creating unsafe and hazardous driving conditions for motorists. More...

Spindle items

• HIGHS AND LOWS — What a weird week last week was for me. It started on a high note. My sister came into town from Charlotte to see friends and family. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoNov. 21, 1889 More...

Letters to the Editor

Voters’ support much appreciated

I am honored to be re-elected to the New York State Senate. Thank you to the residents of the 61st Senate District for your support. More...

Museum reminds us of dark past

I recently read the column that David Sherman wrote after his visit to the Museum of disABILITY. For may years, I was employed at People Inc. as director of its prevention department. More...

Obituaries

Robert F. Kelly, claims agent, volunteer

Robert F. Kelly, 73, of Clarence, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Kelly was a graduate of St. Mark’s School and Bishop Fallon High School in 1959. More...

Peter Vasilion, physician, professor

Dr. Peter Vasilion, 79, of East Aurora, formerly of Clarence, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Dr. Vasilion was a physician trained in general pathology, with senior management experience in commercial and hospital laboratory operations. More...

Sports

Girls soccer’s season ends in state semis

The best season in Clarence girls soccer program history came to an end one game short of the team’s ultimate goal, as the Lady Red Devils came up on the wrong side of a 1-0 decision against eventual two-time champion Massapequa in their Class More...

Sweet Home, Will North dominate First Team selections

All-Bee Football — Defense

Football is all about winning, and these All-Bee Football First Team Defense selections have made winning much easier for their respective teams. More...

Boys volleyball caps 2014 season with awards banquet

Clarence’s boys volleyball squad officially put the wraps on another successful campaign with its recent team awards banquet. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Conner Road meeting scheduled at Town Hall Residents of Conner Road will meet with elected officials at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Town Hall, 1 Town Place, to discuss repairs to their road. More...