April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Five candidates to compete for three board seats

Five district residents are running for three available seats on the Clarence School Board this spring. More...

Local News

Speeding infraction leads to DWI charges

A Lancaster man is facing driving while intoxicated charges after he was pulled over for speeding in Clarence on Saturday morning. According to a press release from the State Police, a trooper stopped a gray Dodge Dakota at about 1 a.m. More...

Fire departments hosting open houses this weekend

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York launched its fourth annual “RecruitNY” campaign last week, issuing a call for new volunteer firefighters to join the ranks of those already serving their communities across Erie Cou More...

Woman charged in Bed, Bath & Beyond theft

An Amherst woman is facing larceny charges after she allegedly returned an item at Bed Bath & Beyond that she had not purchased. According to a press release from State Police, troopers responded to a call at about 6:25 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Eastgate neighbor questions study

An Eastgate Plaza access road was addressed — and the surrounding neighborhood strongly stood against it — in 2010. Nothing has changed from 2010, except for the Benderson sponsored traffic study. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Not only do we have the weekend speedway noise to look forward to in a few weeks, but now we have constant jack hammering and construction every day, including weekends, at Main and Goodrich. More...

Sports

Soggy spring scratches numerous contests

Everyone has a tendency to have a song get stuck in their heads from time to time, and with the way things have gone so far this spring, it wouldn’t come as a shock if Western New York’s high school athletic directors said that they had t More...

Baseball team wins two of first three

Clarence’s baseball team was finally able to open up the league portion of its season Monday as part of a two-game afternoon, as the Red Devils closed out their busy day by knocking off Jamestown, 9-1. More...

Weekly golf league accepting registration

Brighton Park Golf Course, 70 Brompton Road, Tonawanda, is now accepting membership applications for its weekly 9-hole league on Tuesdays. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Conner Road residents set meeting at library More...

Business

BBB alert: Travel scams circulating

If ever there was a winter to prompt a getaway, this was it. As spring arrives for upstate New York, many will be planning their summer getaways. The U.S. More...

Spring flower sale to benefit Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York is running a spring flower sale in partnership with Lavocat’s Family Greenhouse and Nursery in Clarence. More...

Clarence Center doctor joins Southtowns Radiology

Clarence Center resident Dr. Keith Kaplan has been hired by Southtowns Radiology. Kaplan joined Southtowns Radiology on April 1 and is board-certified in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. More...

Proposed changes to development in question

Proposed changes to the Spaulding Green subdivision off Goodrich Road did not sit well with some members of the Town Board during their April 16 meeting. (See editorial on page four) More...

Clarence resident helping to raise colon cancer awareness

At age 44, abdominal pain and a family history of cancer were enough to get Clarence resident Maryl Bedenko to visit her doctor. More...

Editorials

No significant benefit to bus yard should end debate

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The proposed Student Transportation of America bus storage yard at 8033 Transit Road has not gone under the radar of the residents who live close to the property. More...

Spindle items

• HOME SAFETY — My grandmother’s health has not been the best lately. In fact, she has been at Erie County Medical Center for the better part of three weeks. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoApril 25, 1889 The Presbyterian Society of Clarence has put a new furnace in their church. Seven persons were confirmed on Sunday, the 14th, at the German Reformed Church. Rag socials are popular here this season. More...

Police Blotter

Man told quarry is not acceptable changing room

Saturday, April 12 • A 20-year-old man was charged with petit larceny after he allegedly stole property from Walmart on Transit Road. The man was released on an appearance ticket pending arraignment. More...

Education

St. Mary’s of Swormville to host diocesan art show

The work of young artists from schools across the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will be on display at St. Mary’s School in Swormville during the annual Diocesan Art Show beginning Monday, May 5. More...

Juilliard student receives scholarship

Gemma Freitas, a dancer and Clarence High School alumna, is a 2014-15 recipient of the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship and will be awarded $10,000 toward her tuition at The Juilliard School. More...

Camp Invention returning this summer

Camp Invention — a national educational program — is coming to Clarence Middle School the week of July 7-11. More...

Lifestyles

Forest Lawn Cemetery spins life into Buffalo’s history

An actor walks amidst gravestones and the expansive landscape wearing a duster, cap, goggles, scarf and tie. More...

Pancake breakfast scheduled at Harris Hill

The Harris Hill Ladies Auxiliary will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Harris Hill Fire Company, 8630 Main St. Tickets cost $5.50 presale and $6 at the door. More...

Doubt your doubts when trying to rationalize

A s I write this, it is a few days before the Easter celebration at Clarence United Methodist Church where I serve as a pastor. More...

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