May 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

District budget, bus proposition pass

Fuchs, Priore elected to Board of Education Voters in Clarence approved the $75.4 million budget for the 2015-16 school year, as well as an almost $1 million bus purchase proposition, on May 19. More...

Local News

News Brief

The Clarence Planning Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, has been canceled. For more information about town government meetings, visit http://www2.erie.gov/clarence/. More...

Mosher inducted into Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame

World War II veteran and Clarence resident John L. Mosher was recently selected by state Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer as a New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame inductee for the 61st District for his gallantry in the U.S. More...

Code amendments would address retail, turbines

The size and scope of future development projects in the town was under discussion during the town Planning Board meeting on May 20. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tunnels superior to gondola system

I am with columnist David Sherman on gondola cars at the waterfront. My fear of heights will keep me off them. It sounds like a plaintiff’s lawyer’s full employment act. More...

Thanks for vote of confidence

I am humbled and honored that more than 4,400 eligible Clarence residents came out this past Tues- day and the vast majority elected me to serve on the Clarence School Board. More...

Sports

Red Devils advance to Class A boys lacrosse final

Clarence defeats Lockport, 15-2, earns 7th straight Class A title shot

The Red Devils boys lacrosse team is headed back to the championship game. More...

Clarence defeats Frontier in Class AA playoff opener

Despite holding the ninth seed, the Clarence High School softball team is out there to prove any Class AA team has a shot at winning the title. More...

Kim and Cooper qualify for state golf tournament

Two from Clarence will be representing Section VI at the 2015 NYSPHSAA girls golf championship. Alexis Kim and Madison Cooper both placed in the top nine to earn one of the nine qualifying spots to the state championship. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

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Performance

thurs. 28 Bella Electra Strings — With special guests The Doyle Brothers, will be performing starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413 or www.riveriatheatre.org More...

Casilio gets GOP nod for supervisor

Hartzell plans primary challenge; Kolber also snubbed for board seat

The Clarence Republican Party has officially put its weight behind Councilman Patrick Casilio as its candidate this fall for town supervisor. The news comes as a surprise considering incumbent first-term supervisor David Hartzell is a Republican. More...

Music department preparing for 50th annual Kleinhans concert

For a half-century, students in the band programs at Clarence High School have had the unique ability to perform in one of Western New York’s architectural and cultural jewels — Kleinhans Music Hall. More...

Editorials

Take precautions to stay safe this summer

Bee Editorial

With summer almost underway, we should take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while the warm weather lasts. However, it’s important to also take the proper precautions against some of the dangers posed by the season. More...

Spindle items

• SCHOLARSHIP — Erin Burgess of Clarence Center recently received a scholarship from the 100 Club of Buffalo Inc. The club awarded 20 scholarships totaling more than $20,000 to area students through its Scholarship of Excellence program. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 29, 1890 Rumor says that Clarence is soon to have an assistant postmistress. More...

Police Blotter

‘Suspicious’ man at Dash’s allegedly using heroin

Saturday, May 16 • Patrol responded to Alexander Drive for a call of an unwanted guest. An intoxicated woman stated that her boyfriend was causing a problem. The man was also intoxicated. They were advised to go to bed. Sunday, May 17 More...

Education

ALUMNI OF THE YEAR

Erie County Legislator Ed Rath was named the 2015 Alumni of the Year by the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Western New York. A 1989 graduate of the university, Rath received the honor on May 17 at the annual Fred E. More...

Clarence Mock Trial team wins district’s first state title

The Clarence High School Mock Trial team won the 2015 Mock Trial State Championship May 19 in Albany. It is the first Mock Trial state title for a team from the district. More...

Milbrandt named Western Division scholarship winner

Clarence Center resident Julia Milbrandt was named the recipient of a $1,000 Western Division Federal Credit Union 2015 Scholarship Award. More...

Lifestyles

Experience nature from sunrise to sunset

Reinstein Woods

When the pink lily pads are blooming at Reinstein Woods, it resembles a Monet painting, said Meaghan Boice-Green. The 292-acre nature preserve comprising wetlands, ponds and mature forest is located at 93 Honorine Drive in Depew. More...

Conway/Hemline scholarship fundraiser

A fundraiser for the Patrick Conway/Alex Hemline Scholarship Award will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in the Lion’s Den Shelter at Town Place Park, 5400 Goodrich Road. 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

High school biz program graduates first cohort

The Academy of Business & Finance program at Clarence High School held a ceremony to recognize its first graduating class on May 21. The recognition ceremony was held in the lecture hall, and a reception immediately followed in the library. More...

AT&T warns against using a smartphone while driving

New research from AT&T shows an increase in the use of social media on smartphones while driving. More...

Erie County celebrates National EMS Week

Erie County recently celebrated EMS Week as a way to acknowledge emergency services practitioners across the county. More...