April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Discover Main Street aims to reinvent image

Transit Road is known for being a commercial thoroughfare, one that supports many of Clarence’s shopping needs. But a new organization is hoping to make Main Street just as, if not more, desirable to future businesses. More...

Local News

Marine remembered for Vietnam heroics

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Clarence has many sons and daughters it can be proud of. But one native wants to raise awareness about a hero whom many people in town are probably not familiar with. More...

Rath not to run for county executive, backs Walter

Erie County Legislator Ed Rath announced Thursday that he would not seek the Republican Party’s nomination for county executive this year. More...

Slight funding increase for Clarence roads in state budget

State Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer announced Thursday that the 2015-16 state budget makes a record level of investment to support local highway, road and bridge repair projects. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

VISONE, John L., of Clarence, died Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mr. Visone served in the Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. More...

Sports

New faces to dot much of boys tennis lineup

With only seven starting slots available in boys tennis, roster turnover can be even more apparent from year to year than it is in other sports — especially when more than half of the previous season’s performers have moved on. More...

Red Devil Camps to hold soccer, lacrosse sessions

The Red Devil Camps program is gearing up for another summer of instructing future Clarence High School athletes in the finer points of soccer and lacrosse. More...

Boys track to rely on senior distance runners, throwers

Clarence’s boys track team has historically been able to count on its deep distance events crew to more than hold its own in the 25 years that coach Kevin McCuen has been involved with the program. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Harris Hill pancake breakfast scheduled The Harris Hill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the fire company, 8630 Main St. Tickets cost $5.50 presale or $6 at the door. More...

District to restore 11 positions with additional state aid

Tax levy stays below cap

With new state aid information for school districts finally announced in Albany on March 31, the Clarence district found itself in the pleasant position of having more funds than it initially anticipated when crafting its 2015-16 budget. More...

Book club to bring review to life with theater

Book clubs — both public and private — are popular throughout Clarence. More...

Editorials

Budget balances both sides of tax debate

Bee Editorial

Earlier this month, we encouraged the Clarence Board of Education to propose a tax levy for the next school year at the cap of 4.78 percent. More...

Spindle items

• ON SECOND THOUGHT — It was finally nice enough last weekend that I was able to complete the most dreaded task of a dog owner — the first backyard sweep after a long winter. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 17, 1890 More...

Police Blotter

Doors blowing open keep deputies busy

Saturday, April 4 • A 37-year-old man was charged with petit larceny after he allegedly stole four video games, a bag of corn chips and facial cream from Walmart. He was released on an appearance ticket pending arraignment. Sunday, April 5 More...

Education

Clarence grad receives Gilman scholarship

Hannah Patterson, a 2012 Clarence High School graduate, has been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the 2015 spring semester at John Carroll University. More...

Maier part of award-winning collegiate marketing chapter at Canisius

Clarence resident Derek Maier is part of the Canisius College chapter of the American Marketing Association that won first place at the AMA 37th annual International Collegiate Conference held March 19-21 in New Orleans. More...

News Brief

The Clarence Central Board of Education will hold its 2015-16 budget adoption meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the lecture hall at Clarence High School, 9625 Main St. More...

Lifestyles

Two pedals and terrain:

Biking on different routes

After learning how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle, a child feels like a conqueror of sidewalks — with a freedom to explore. Not only can that childhood feeling resurface, but also people can now use a bike to achieve different goals. More...

Founder’s Day event planned at Town Park

The Clarence Historical Society will host a ceremony commemorating the end of the Civil War and Town of Clarence Founder’s Day at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Civil War monument in Town Park, 10405 Main St. More...

Youth Bureau Information Series

Each month, the Clarence Youth Board and Youth Bureau will provide information addressing current issues pertinent to youth and families. April’s topic: Final Exam Stress More...

Business

Family, heritage celebrated at Genevieve’s

The majority of cheesecake lovers in Western New York are probably most familiar with the New York-style variety of the classic dessert. More...

Dash’s home-delivery service begins

Dash’s Delivers, a new home-delivery service available throughout the Buffalo area as well as for in-store pickup at all four of Dash’s locations, began Sunday. More...

Lake Shore Savings Bank begins offering mobile checking deposits

Lake Shore Savings Bank is now offering the “LS Mobile Deposit.” The LS Mobile Deposit provides a way to deposit checks by taking a picture of the check with a smartphone or tablet. More...