May 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget passes; incumbents re-elected

The Clarence Central School District’s budget passed by a vote of 1,388 to 595, according to information from Superintendent Thomas Coseo. Polls closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday. More...

Garden greenery

Bonnie Secallus of Clarence, left, and Pat Northrop of Alden select plants at the Perennial Plant Sale & Auction hosted by the Garden Friends of Clarence on May 18 at Clarence Town Park. More...

County, Strickler scene of another accident

Minor injuries were reported following the collision of a school bus and car on the morning of May 18 at the intersection of County and Strickler roads in Clarence. More...

Local News

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MOST AGILE — Clarence resident Colleen Hitchcock, left, and her dog, Cloak, earned their Agility Dog Championship Title at the U.S. More...

Apparent withdrawal of Shuster amendment draws local praise

Reactions have been positive from elected officials and a member of the Flight 3407 Families in regard to reports that the Shuster amendment has been dropped from the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill. More...

Reapportionment hearing set

The Erie County Legislature will hold a public hearing Wednesday — after The Bee’s weekly deadline — to discuss two reapportionment maps sponsored for consideration. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thrun candidacy offers awareness

I would like to thank you for your support in the School Board election. More...

McCullough calls serving a privilege

It is a privilege to serve the Clarence Central School District for a fourth term as a School Board trustee. My sincere gratitude is extended to the League of Women Voters, the PTO and PTA volunteers, and to all those who voted on May 17. More...

Lex appreciates voters’ confidence

I wish to thank the voters of the Clarence School District for their passage of the school budget and their continued confidence in me as shown by the Board of Education election results. More...

Education

Resident to compete in Chemistry Olympiad

Clarence resident and Clarence High School student Evan Zhao has been awarded a position in the National Chemistry Olympiad. More...

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VEHICLE DESIGNERS — Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School students competed in the Western New York Junior Solar Sprint held May 14. More...

HIGH HONORS

HIGH HONORS — Clarence School Superintendent Thomas Coseo congratulates seventh-graders Natalie Badding, Jamie Palka, Lauren Cullinan and Kennedy Binner at the recent Clarence Middle School Bre More...

Lifestyles

Honorable 'air' time

Veteran remembered for service to country and courtroom

James J. Hagerty, a U.S. Army Air Forces veteran, knew what it meant to fight for the innocent. More...

Bee Senior News

The Clarence Senior Center is located at 4600 Thompson Road. For information on any programs, call 633-5138. Every Week More...

Buchner-Crawford

Mary and Bruce Buchner of Clarence Center announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Buchner, to Robert Anthony Crawford III, son of Mary and Robert Crawford II of Buffalo. More...

Business

Artist hacks one out of the ‘bark’

There’s a silver maple tree in Clarence Town Park that is truly rooting for the home team. More...

Pizza Plant location set

Following more than six months of seeking a new location for their business, Bob Syracuse and his brother, Dan, found and purchased what they believe is the perfect lot for a new Pizza Plant Italian Pub. More...

Events

HOME to conduct free training for landlords More...

County, Strickler intersection gets sign upgrade

Stop signs were upgraded today at the intersection of County and Strickler roads, the site of numerous accidents in recent years, including one that occurred last week. The work included the installation of larger stop signs at the intersection and More...

BREAKING NEWS

Hochul declared unofficial winner

According to reports by the Associated Press, endorsed Democrat Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul has been declared the unofficial winner in Tuesday’s race for the vacant 26th Congressional District seat. More...

Memorial Day parade, ceremony planned

This year, as for the past 91 years, American Legion Post 838 of Clarence will lead the Clarence community in honoring the war dead on Memorial Day, May 30. More...

No demolition yet for historic home

A decision under Town Environmental Quality Review for a house demolition at 5774 Salt Road was requested at the May 18 Clarence Planning Board meeting. More...

Editorials

Bee Editorial

Crossing guards: Are they needed in the town?

Should the Town of Clarence have crossing guards? That’s a question the Town Board recently answered with a “no.” More...

Spindle items

STOCK YOUR LIBRARY — More than 150,000 books, DVDs, compact discs, games and puzzles will go on sale when the Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women opens its 57th Scholarship Book Sale on June 1. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 27, 1886 Mr. Andrew G. Eshelman is going to move the house known at the Perine place on Mill Street further north towards the railroad. Dakota red potatoes are selling for seventy-five cents a bag at Transit Station. More...

Police Blotter

Mom locked out as dog enjoys comforts of home

Saturday, May 14 A female called from Roseville Lane to report a burglary in progress. She was locked in her bathroom and said someone was in her residence. It was her son. His mother thought he had moved out the day before. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. Our political leaders and politicians have failed us very much lately. We are sick and tired of lies, mudslinging, harassment and tricks and schemes being played. This is uncalled for. More...

Obituaries

Deaths

LAUER, Louise M., of Clarence and Williamsville, died Friday, May 6, 2011. She is survived by her sons, Charles and Chris; daughter, Cynthia; brothers, Vincent, Albert and Angelo Montante; and nine grandchildren. More...

Sports

Girls, boys teams looking to regroup for playoffs

Clarence’s lacrosse programs will be seeking a quick turnaround in their fortunes when the 2011 postseason begins this week, as both the girls and boys squads enter their respective playoff brackets on multi-game losing streaks. More...

Summer sports camps offer something for all

Basketball, soccer and lacrosse players, along with wrestlers interested on working on their skills during the summer will be able to do so thanks to some upcoming sports camps. Basketball More...

Boys and Girls Club of Northtowns to host 27th annual Golf Classic

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns are excited to host their 27th annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 13, at Fox Valley Country Club, 6161 Genesee St. in Lancaster. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

mon. 30. Orchard Park Memorial Day Parade &Ceremony — The Orchard Park Veterans of ForeignWars Post #6247 will hold its annual parade andceremony step-off at the Orchard Park Library andending at Veteran’s Park, 9 a.m. Monday, May 30. More...

Art

ongoing: now-May 27. Debra Isula — The Kenmore ArtSociety member is showing her watercolorartwork, on display now through Friday,May 27 at the Schofield Residence NursingFacility, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Tonawanda;Free. More...

Special Events

thurs. 26. Fine Wine, Beer & Food Festival— Sample a variety of fine wine,mouthwatering microbrews & scrumptiousmorsels from the area’s finestestablishments, 5:30-8:30 p.m. More...