Weekly Feature



July 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Board votes for Transit Road downzoning

The Clarence Town Board’s amendment on July 14 of Master Plan 2015 to recommend downzoning “Segment B” of Transit Road from major arterial to commercial brought resolution to an issue that has been ongoing for several years.   More...

Editorials

Bee Editorial

Public participation is powerful right

Members of the Clarence First Homeowners Association may have breathed a sigh of relief after the Clarence Town Board amended Master Plan 2015 regarding downzoning Segment B of Transit Road, from Roll Road to Clarence Center Road. More...

Paterson’s use of budget extenders will impact 2010 governor’s race

Take a bow, David Paterson; you deserve it. More...

Bad process yields bad budget results

This year’s New York State budget process has turned out to be the most dysfunctional ever. A completed budget is more than 100 days late. More...

Police Blotter

Fireworks in mailboxes fail to explode

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the New York State Police and Erie County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Education

ESG — Men’s soccer

Completely new roster aiming for scholastic gold

Despite the fact that the Western Region’s men’s scholastic soccer team — which hasn’t won a gold since 2005 — has a roster comprised entirely of Empire State Games rookies, the unanimous goal among the players is to be More...

On the campus

Marissa Florio of Clarence Center was a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winner. The Clarence High School student was sponsored by Northeastern University. Her probable career field is law.   More...

CLARENCE P UBLIC LIBRARY

Family Summer Fun Programs   • Fun with Faces — Cartoonist Tom Fox is back with a drawing program for young artists ages 8 and older at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22. Registration began July 8.   More...

Lifestyles

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   July 23, 1885   Mr. Parks will be the principal of the Parker Union School for the year 1885. He is a relative of Miss Ella Bishop and that is almost enough of itself to make him well liked.   More...

Bark in the Park planned for July 24

Bark in the Park will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Clarence Town Park on Goodrich Road in the central shelter. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. More...

Linking the past to the present

Stone wall memorializes Clarence history B B egin looking, and it won’t be long before you spot one. More...

Business

Sometimes We Have to Change the Mission

In a current television ad the narrator asks, “Is Ed ‘Too Tall Jones’ really too tall?” The scene is then a nurse trying to measure Jones’ height, which is too tall for the measuring device.   More...

Citizens Bank collecting school supplies for ‘Gear to Grades’ program

Citizens Bank is collecting new school supplies for its “Gear for Grades” initiative, an effort to help local children go back to school with the items they need to learn. More...

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio, left, speaks with Peter Casey, secretary of the Erie County Fire Chiefs Mutual Aid Organization Inc., before the start of a More...

Schools addressing behavioral issues

The 2009-10 discipline reports show the number of behavioral incidents has stayed fairly consistent over recent years, according to Clarence High School Principal Kenneth Smith and Middle School Principal Robert Moore. More...

Local News

WIELDING THE BATON —

WIELDING THE BATON — Ashley Cahalane of Clarence leads the Clarence Diamonds Twirling Corps during the Williamsville Old Home Days Parade on July 13. More...

Wood Floors Shine At Horizons Home Show

The 2010 Horizons Home Show is a great venue for potential home buyers to visit and see the latest in new home construction and a great place for design- conscious consumers to get new ideas and decorating concepts.  More...

Pantry provides for needy

It’s a question Clarence Community Pantry coordinator Jim Owen has gotten before: Is there really a need for a food pantry in such an affluent community?   Yes, he says. More...

Letters to the Editor

District proactively battling drug abuse

Kids Escaping Drugs is appalled that an entry in The Clarence Bee “Bee Heard” column referenced a “list” from Kids Escaping Drugs that puts Clarence in the top of public schools with a heroin problem.   More...

Town departments do great job on pool

Thank you to everyone who makes the Clarence Town Pool such a wonderful place to go in the summer heat. The Parks Department works hard to keep both pools operating, and the Recreation Department has it managed so well.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee call:

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Sports

Northtowns Thunder announce tryouts

The Northtowns Thunder, a girls’ premier soccer team, is holding open tryouts for their 2010-2011 U16 team. Age appropriate girls from any area are welcome to tryout (birthdate no earlier than 8/1/93). More...

ESG — Women’s hockey

Players optimistic medal streak will stay intact

Few sports in the Empire State Games have seen one region dominate since that sport’s inception like the Western Region’s scholastic girls hockey team, which has earned some kind of medal every summer since the sport began being conteste More...

Fall sports starting dates announced

School may have just ended, but Clarence’s athletics department has already announced the starting dates for fall sports teams for the 2010-11 school year.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 22  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening 5 mile hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Special Events

fri. 23  Beads Create Hope — The local charity will be featured at the GemStreet USA show as well as artists from around the world showcasing their jewelry and an array of gems and fossils, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. More...

Festivals

thurs. 22 - Aug. 1  Infrigement Festival — Eleven days of under the radar art at various locations throughout the city. More...


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