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February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarence Tax Payers tackles town issues

Clarence Tax Payers is a grassroots watchdog group that formed in response to the school budget developed in 2011, said Jean Davis, one of the members.  More...

Editorials

New York primaries: three is too many

Bee Editorial

How many primaries should there be? That is a question New Yorkers are facing this year. More...

Spindle items

TIME TO DANCE — We often hear about current and former Clarence residents who are involved in charitable efforts, and this week is no exception.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 17, 1887   The water running through Mr. M. Hoak’s woods, caused by the flow of the sinks, reminds us of being near the roaring Niagara.  More...

Police Blotter

Prank backfires for driver who followed ‘random’ car

Saturday, Feb. 4   Deputies responded to a two-car accident on County Road. One of the vehicles left the roadway and overturned. Both drivers were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I believe they should be doing this elderly care project. I don’t know what Kolber’s problem is, but I think it’s ridiculous, so let’s go forward with the project.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

KRUFKA, Leonard Joseph, of Clarence, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. He was a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and an administrator of the Brothers of Mercy Housing Co. for the past 12 years. Mr. More...

Sports

Hockey team wins regular-season finale

Defenseman Kyle Dowd picked the perfect time to score his first goal of the year, as Dowd was among 10 senior hockey players honored before the Red Devils’ 8-2 victory over Lockport in Saturday’s regular-season finale.  More...

Red Devil grapplers finish third at Division I sectionals

Jake Weber lost a 5-3 decision to Lake Shore’s Joseph Catalano in the 160-pound weight class’s title match to help guide Clarence’s wrestling team to a third-place finish in Saturday’s Section VI Division I championships, held More...

Rifle squad suffers rare loss to Lancaster

Clarence’s rifle team was defeated by Lancaster Thursday, 1,331-1,319, to suffer its first league loss to a team other than Alden since it fell to the same Redskins during the 2007-08 season.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Cafe Connect offering group discussion   More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 17  Line & Shadow — Figure drawings by local artists opens 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Artsphere Studio & Gallery, 466 Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. 874-2863, www.artspherestudio.com  ongoing: now-Feb. 18   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 16  Diary of a Wimpy Kid Activity — This after school special, inspired by Greg of wimpy kid fame, features reading, games and crafts, 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Festivals

sat. 18   More...

Town weighing zoning change

Members of the Clarence Town Board listened to comments during a public hearing on Feb. 8 about a proposed change to zoning that would reduce density requirements.  More...

KNOCKING DOWN THE PINS

— Brendan Cimerman, a sixth grader at Clarence Middle School, participated in the Bowl-A-Thon held Saturday at Transit Lanes. More...

Handbag Happy Hour will feature women helping women

Handbag Happy Hour will offer women the chance to shop for a stylish handbag while also contributing to the efforts of the Everywoman Opportunity Center Inc.  More...

Local News

MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE?

— Dave Unitech of Clarence dances with his daughter, Girl Scout Greta Unitech, 10. More...

Officials push for reduction in primary days

Registered voters in the state will have the option of going to the polls three times this year to vote in primaries.  (See editorial on page four)  But there’s a push by some elected officials to reduce this year’s primary days More...

FILL UP YOUR PLATE

— Kerri Peterson, 12, of Clarence, is served pancakes by Bill Farrell during the annual Clarence Lion's Club pancake breakfast held Sunday at Clarence High School. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town must protect residents’ interests

Have you thought about what direction you want for our town? It is apparent to me that the philosophy behind the Master Plan so carefully crafted by the Hallock administration is in danger of revision by self-serving interests.  More...

Priority should be what’s best for kids

Last year my wife and I made the decision to move to the school district that we want our son and future children to attend. My wife is a graduate of Williamsville schools; I graduated from Clarence. More...

More information needed at hearing

An effective public hearing begins with the applicant providing information that justifies the proposal. The hearing ends after public comment on the proposal.  In my opinion, the Feb. More...

Education

Residents disagree about school taxes

The Clarence Board of Education heard diverging viewpoints from its audience during the budget input session on Monday.  More...

Clarence grad promoted to brigadier general

Marianne E. Quaintance Watson, a former Clarence resident and 1980 graduate of Clarence High School, was recently promoted from colonel to brigadier general in the Army National Guard.  More...

Legislators discuss education reform

Mandate relief was once again a topic of consideration at the 2012 Erie County Association of School Boards Legislative Breakfast, held Saturday at the Protocol Restaurant on Transit Road  More...

Lifestyles

JOIN US FOR A Fish Fry

Nativity of Mary hosting fish fry More...

UB Women’s Club visits Orazio’s

University at Buffalo Women’s Club member Judie Champlin put together a “Gourmet Cooking Technique Demonstration” for 65 women at Orazio’s Restaurant in Clarence on Thursday.  More...

Pens, pals and possibilities

to Clarence resident creates program inspire youth

“I Reporter t’s really nice getting a letter from a college athlete,” said fifth- grader Chantel  Til. “I asked them what their favorite foods and sports were.”  More...

Business

Resident helps college-bound athletes put their best foot forward

Clarence resident Joe Kruszynski helps high school athletes maximize their college potential by being a go-between in their higher education search.  “I can make their dreams come true by helping them play somewhere,” he said.  More...

Hollow Association refocusing on its mission

One month has passed since I became the president of the Clarence Hollow Association. Let me assure you a lot has happened since then. More...

Mandate relief, Medicaid reform still needed, officials say

Local and state government officials debated mandate relief, Medicaid reform, school aid and the merits of raising the minimum wage at a breakfast presented by the Western New York Chamber Alliance on Friday morning at the Creekside Banquet Facility More...


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