July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Corwin backs Thruway Authority transparency bill

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin announced her support for the Thruway Authority Accountability Act last week, citing concerns about how the interstate’s governing body intends to fund the $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge project downstate. More...

Local News

Parents face charges following underage drinking party

A Clarence couple are facing multiple charges after it was discovered that dozens of teenagers were consuming alcohol at their home last weekend, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Late night off-roading leads to crash, arrest

A North Tonawanda man is facing child endangerment charges after he crashed his pickup into a tree with two unsecured passengers riding in the flatbed, early Sunday in Clarence. More...

Repeat offender accused of stealing cologne

A man with a reported history of run-ins with police was charged with stealing cologne from an Eastern Hills Mall store on Thursday. More...

Police Blotter

Teenagers caught partying on elementary school roof

Saturday, July 19 • First aid responded to the Clarence Deli for a report of a woman who was possibly having a stroke. The woman had been driving to work and had to pull over because she began to feel ill. She was transported to the hospital. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I see the Clarence Town Board approved another home building development with 80-some homes all dumping out onto Roll Road; it’s the only way out for them. More...

Sports

SUMMER CLASSIC

Top: Josh Seyse from the North Cheektowaga AAA League 10U team connects with this ball for a base hit during the 10U Clarence Summer Classic baseball invitational tournament held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Meadowlakes Park. More...

Okon, Huben share Male Athlete of Year honors

There are good athletes, and then there are your Ted Okons and your Dan Hubens of the world. Guys like Okon and Huben are willing to go the extra mile to perfect their crafts, which was plainly obvious to anyone who ever watched them compete. More...

New Era Baseball tryouts set

Team New Era Baseball will be holding tryouts for its summer 2015 Elite Travel Team, for players ages 9 through 17, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the New Era Park facilities. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Concert association to close summer series More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

thurs. 31 LehrerDance — Part of the M&T Bank 45th annual Plaza Event Series, noon Thursday, July 31, on Main Street, downtown Buffalo. www.mtb.com/plazaeventseries fri. 1 More...

Festivals

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Large crowd expected at Taste

Last year’s ‘People’s Choice’ winner hopes to retain award

The 11th annual Taste of Clarence and Cruise Night returns Monday to Clarence Town Park. Twenty restaurants will battle for supremacy in three culinary categories including best appetizer, best entree and best dessert. More...

Aiken named new principal at St. Mary’s School

St. Mary’s of Swormville has named East Amherst resident Mary Jo Aiken as the new principal of St. Mary School. The school teaches kindergarten through eighth grades. More...

Editorials

Underage drinking parties have consequences

Bee Editorial

Summer is a time filled with backyard barbecues, family picnics and graduation parties. And, sure, there is going to be alcohol at many of them. More...

Spindle items

• SCHOOL PROJECTS — The dog days of summer are just around the corner, leading many kids in Clarence to soak in as much sun and recreation as they can before school bells ring again in September. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoAug. 1, 1889 More...

Letters to the Editor

Community help reinforces faith

I am not surprised at all by the kind and caring community in which we live. Three weeks ago, the brakes on my bicycle locked up while I was riding with my 6-year-old grandson on Ransom Road en route to his sister’s softball game. More...

Cut spending to reduce debt

In her September “Corwin Chronicles” article, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin stated that we need economic development to reduce the tax burden. I disagree. More...

Obituaries

Anthony Desmond Browning, textbook broker

Anthony Desmond Browning, 63, of Clarence, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Mr. Browning was born in Kingston, Jamaica, before moving to England for boarding school at the age of 8. More...

Lifestyles

River tour shows off Buffalo’s historic side

A cross from the popular Canalside venue in downtown Buffalo stands a gold mine of local history. More...

Outdoor concert set at Brothers of Mercy

Brothers of Mercy, 10570 Bergtold Road, will host a free outdoor concert featuring Elvis Presley tribute artist Terry Buchwald at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31. The nursing and rehabilitation center will also host country band West of the Mark on Aug. 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

‘Fun run’ organizers canceling races; runners left without refunds

Back in May, the Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reminded consumers to do their homework before participating in any 5K race or other event. More...

Glenn Colton to perform at mall this weekend

Singer and musician Glenn Colton will come out of retirement to perform a one-time show during the next installment of the Eastern Hills Mall Children’s Summer Theatre at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in front of Macy’s. More...

Business Brief

The Podge, at 10205 Main St., Clarence, is closing its doors at the end of August after 27 years of service. The owners cite health and family issues as the reasons for closing. More...