February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Master Plan changes are focus of hearing

The Town of Clarence held its annual Master Plan review on Feb. 22, which offered the opportunity for the public to comment. More...

Local News

Tax preparation offered

The Clarence Volunteer Tax Aide Group, sponsored by AARP and the IRS, offers free federal and New York State tax preparation and e-filing. This service is open to all area residents on a walk-in basis at the following locations: Noon to 3:30 p.m. More...

Higgins vows to fight on for William Street postal facility

After months of speculation and rumors, the U.S. Postal Service announced on Feb. 23 that it will move all mail processing operations from the William Street Processing and Distribution Center to the Rochester P&DC. More...

Schumer urges EPA to simplify hazardous materials reporting

The Environmental Protection Agency needs to take charge in ensuring that first responders have up-to-date information on hazardous chemicals in fighting industrial fires, according to Sen. Charles Schumer. More...

Police Blotter

Holdup joke not amusing to store employees, police

Saturday, Feb. 18 A man called from Sears at Eastern Hills Mall to report that his vehicle had been stolen. The man apparently forgot where he parked. The vehicle was located near J.C. Penney. More...

Obituaries

Romeo C. DiPirro, former commissioner for the Clarence Fire Company

Romeo C. DiPirro, of Clarence, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Mr. DiPirro was a 54-year active member of the Clarence Fire Company, as well as the Clarence fire commissioner for several years. More...

Death Notices

GRABENSTATTER, Robert R., of Clarence, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Mr. Grabenstatter is survived by his wife, Nancy (nee Shanahan); one daughter, Rae Ann Tamberelli; two grandchildren; and one brother, Howard. More...

Sports

Indoor track athletes excel at sectionals

Three individuals and three relays earned Section VI titles Thursday thanks to their efforts at the indoor track sectional championship meet, held at Fredonia State College. More...

Girls team extends season; boys bow out of playoffs

Basketball

Clarence’s fifth-seeded girls basketball team lived to play another day after opening its Section VI Class AA run Thursday with a convincing 50-27 prequarterfinal round victory over 12th-seeded North Tonawanda. More...

Air rifle team qualifies for states

Clarence’s air rifle team of Mike Moore, Kevin Brady, Brittany Belko, Evan Weitz and Dan Ecker will be traveling to West Point this weekend, with the Alden small-bore team, to compete in the state championships after placing first at the Sectio More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 1 After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. More...

Literature

thurs. 1 Northside Writers Group — Join the group in discussion and informal readings, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; Free. More...

Introduction to art

Joan Bellus of Clarence, left, and her guest, Kathy Paul of Williamsville, learn how to create colors Monday during the first of a series of acrylic painting classes being held at the Clarence Senior More...

Artist donates painting for Concert Association gala

Former Clarence resident Flo Sweeney will be donating one of her paintings to be auctioned during the gala dinner supporting the Clarence Concert Association. More...

Editorials

Property owners have role in solving sewer problems

Bee Editorial

Erie County may soon be conducting inspections in Clarence Center in an attempt to locate potentially illegal connections to the sanitary sewer system in District 2. More...

Spindle items

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH — Erie County and its Commission on the Status of Women, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and numerous partner organizations will kick off March as Women’s History Month on Thursday, March 1, at the More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoMarch 3, 1887 Rev. R. Smith, who was called to the bedside of his sick brother a few weeks ago in Richmond Center, Ohio, returned home last week with the intelligence that his brother was no better. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kolber inaccurate in density remarks

I’ve read with interest inserts in The Bee by Councilman (Bernard) Kolber on the subject of housing density in Clarence. They were misleading and beg comment. More...

Teachers, board should face reality

I retired 12 years ago and haven’t seen a penny increase to my modest pension during this time. More...

Detroit resident misses Buffalo

I read David Sherman’s column (“The Queen City could learn a lot from the Motor City”) with great interest as I just relocated to Michigan two months ago after spending the first 51 years of my life as a Western New York son. More...

Education

Reflecting on King’s speech during Black History Month

Students share what service means

Western New York college students connected Thursday with a speech made more than 40 years ago from the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

School budget workshop planned for Saturday

Clarence Central School District will hold its third workshop on the 2012-13 school budget at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Clarence Middle School auditorium, 10150 Greiner Road. More...

Student to attend journalism conference as national youth correspondent

Christina Seminara of Clarence, a student at Nardin Academy, has been nominated to represent New York as a national youth correspondent to the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference to be held in July at George Mason University. More...

Lifestyles

A big appetite in a ‘Little Shop’

Clarence High brings dark comedy to its stage

A bloodthirsty plant from outer space, a little shop and a classic, musical sci-fi thriller that will have the audience craving for more. More...

Arts festival slated for March 3

Clarence Presbyterian Church will host its second arts festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at 9675 Main St. Titled “You’ve Gotta Have Art Festival” it will feature 40 artists and craft artists from Western New York. More...

Senior News

The Clarence Senior Center is located at 4600 Thompson Rd. Contact the Senior Center at 633-5138 for more information or to sign up for any activities. Additional information is also available at clarenceseniorcenter.org. More...

Business

Essex Homes of WNY celebrating 20th anniversary

Essex Homes is marking its 20 year anniversary. More...

Agencies join forces to promote mobile giving

Mobile giving is quickly becoming a critical tool for charities to raise much-needed funds, especially when disaster strikes. More...

Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner promotes Alexin to partner

Garret R. Alexin, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to partner of Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP. More...