October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town tells county it’s liable for Conner Road

After advocating for repairs to their street for more than a decade, this year Conner Road residents have found themselves caught in the middle of a tug of war between the town and Erie County. More...

Local News

CRAFT SHOW

Carol Dombrowski sews a quilt during last year’s original Clarence Arts & Crafts Society holiday arts & craft show. The show will return from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. More...

Family’s haunted homestead raising funds for ALS

For some people, their “bucket list” — those accomplishments they hope to achieve before kicking the proverbial bucket — may include travel to exotic lands or daredevil feats such as skydiving. More...

Alcohol ink to be topic of demonstration

The Twin Village Art Society will hold a demonstration by Vicki Oliver at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in the meeting room of the Village of Lancaster Municipal Building at the corner of Broadway and Central Avenue. More...

Police Blotter

Panicked parents locate missing child in attic

Saturday, Oct. 11 • A tip received on the tip line reported an underage drinking party at an address on Erickson Drive, but deputies investigated and found that the complaint was unfounded. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KELLER, Louis B., of East Amherst, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Mr. Keller is survived by his wife, Eileen; two daughters, Suzanne and Christine; one grandchild; two brothers, Eugene and Paul; and one sister, Mary. More...

Sports

Miano moves step closer to realizing Olympic dream

’03 grad selected for USA’s women’s sevens rugby squad

Danielle Miano recently found herself in a spot that just a few years ago even her current coach thought was close to an impossibility: on the verge of possibly realizing her life-long dream of being an Olympic athlete. More...

Girls volleyball finishes with unblemished league record for first time in quarter century

Clarence’s girls volleyball achieved a pair of rare milestones thanks to its wins in its final two league matches, as the Lady Red Devils not only earned their first regular-season league championship by topping Orchard Park on October 9, but t More...

Win over Lady Billies secures perfect record for girls soccer

Clarence’s girls soccer team used two goals in rapid succession to stun Williamsville South Saturday en route to posting the 2-1 non-league win and sew up an undefeated 16-0 effort during the regular season. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Arts & Crafts Society schedules craft show More...

Entertainment

Halloween

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Family Activities

thurs. 23 New Moon Nocturnal Walk — Discover and learn about Tifft’s nocturnal wildlife on the night of the new moon, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. More...

Special Events

sat. 25 Fall Craft Show — Annual event features more than 150 crafters, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at West Seneca East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St., West Seneca; $. More...

District gets details about veterans tax exemption

The Clarence Central School District may soon consider whether or not to opt in on a new tax law that would allow veterans an exemption on a portion of their properties for school district tax purposes. More...

Erie County releases proposed budget

An increase of nearly $40 million in spending from 2014 is one of the key points of the proposed 2015 budget for Erie County Released on Oct. 15, the general fund budget is $1.43 billion, representing a 2.86 percent or nearly $40 million increase. More...

Editorials

Latest Conner Road development unsettling

Bee Editorial

Conner Road has been in the pages of The Clarence Bee all year as residents have advocated tirelessly to see improvements made before bad weather returns. More...

Spindle items

• HOME— My grandparents’ home has always been special to my sister and me. They had a big split-level house on Glendale Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, just down the street from an elementary school and playground. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoOct. 24, 1889 The trial of Lee for taking Utley’s watch was closed on Friday. He was sent twenty days to the Buffalo penitentiary and fined $20. Mrs. C. True, formerly Miss Bosworth, is visiting her parents this week. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lowe’s support is commendable

On behalf of the Town of Clarence Youth Bureau, we’d like to recognize Lowe’s Home Improvement Store 1881 at 8150 Transit Road for their generous support of our youth programs. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am recently retired in the Town of Clarence. More...

Education

Board seeks to mend rift through communication

In addressing recent allegations by district union members regarding Superintendent Scott Martzloff, the Williamsville School Board is urging union officials to conduct regular meetings with the superintendent as a way to enhance communication betwee More...

Williamsville schools move forward in new capital project plans

The Williamsville School Board has approved entering professional service agreements for architect and engineering services for a proposed facility improvement project that would include installing turf football fields at each of the high schools. More...

Clarence students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Three Clarence High School students have been named semifinalists for financial awards by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. More...

Lifestyles

Turning heads...

Halloween digs up the best disguise

I n the spirit of Halloween, unconventional ghouls and masked figures will knock on doors and reach for colorful wrappers on Oct. 31. More...

Fire company to hold ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign

Clarence Fire Company, 10355 Main St., will conduct a “Fill the Boot” campaign on Saturday, Oct. 25. Volunteers will be out along Main Street from 2 to 4 p.m., collecting donations between Stricker and Salt roads. More...

Bee Senior News

The Clarence Senior Center is located at 4600 Thompson Road. Contact the center at 633-5138 to sign up for activities. More...

Business

Scarecrow festival success leads into holidays

I hope everyone that is reading this column had a chance to enjoy some aspect of the Scarecrow Festival. Everyone seems to enjoy the increase in scarecrows and additional activities. More...

Rath to host business forum in Amherst

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath will host a business forum to discuss future opportunities for public-private partnerships and create awareness of development and economic programs that may be available to business owners. More...

Hall named to Hearts and Hands board

Hearts and Hands — a local, not-for-profit, neighbor-helping-neighbor organization serving older and physically challenged adults — has announced that East Amherst resident Kathleen L. More...