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March 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

‘Right to know’ doesn’t end after Sunshine Week

Bee Editorial

March 11 to 17 marked the recognition of Sunshine Week, a period of time set aside to celebrate the public’s “right to know.” It focuses on freedom of information and aims to get citizens involved in public debate about things some More...

Spindle items

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES — On Wednesday, I got up a bit earlier than usual to attend a Ledgeview Elementary School assembly featuring first-graders talking about the 1990s. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 24, 1887   Mr. O.F. King of Pembroke is soon to take possession of the Clarence Center Mills, having bought out Mr. Alexander Burns, who returns to his old vocation of farming.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Are school administrators paying anything toward their healthcare?  More...

Obituaries

Thelma M. Keister, former deputy town clerk

Thelma M. Keister (nee Howard), 91, of Clarence, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Death Notices

JERUSZEWSKI, John A., of Clarence Center, died Tuesday, March, 13, 2012. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. More...

Sports

Annual Shoes for Shelter 5K slated

Independent Health and Canisius College will once again team up to present the 14th annual Shoes For The Shelter 5K Run/Walk at noon Sunday, April 15, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.  Race-day registration for the USATF-sanctioned event will More...

Tri Spot Multi-Sports to offer VO2 max, lactate threshold tests

Athletes and fitness buffs alike who previously did not have access to a pair of crucial measurements for their workout efficiency can now obtain the information they need to maximize their time, thanks to some testing being put on by a local triathl More...

ONE LAST HONOR

— Clarence’s Stephen Hughes, playing for the ECIC II All-Stars, drives to the basket while being defended by Maurice Cheatom of the Buffalo Public Small Schools All-Stars during the James More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fishing presentation planned at Orvis   More...

Town making effort to meet, exceed Open Meetings Law

A recent addition to the state’s Open Meetings Law requires municipalities to make relevant records available prior to a public meeting at which they are discussed, if practicable.  (See editorial on page four)  Lawrence Meckler, atto More...

Hearing focuses on mandate relief

Several area elected officials attended a public hearing on Friday that was used to gather input on the mandate relief proposals in Gov. More...

Local News

PART OF A LONG TRADITION

— Victoria Leach, left, Olivia Kurdziel, Kelly Baker and Anne Finlayson, from Clarence Girl Scout Troop 30642, make bunny tray favors for Clarence Meals on Wheels on Thursday at Clarence Church More...

Volunteers needed for SPCA mall site

Volunteers are needed for the recently reopened animal adoption center at Eastern Hills Mall.  More...

Planning Board to meet on March 12

Wednesday, March 21  6:30 p.m. — Work session  Status of TEQR coordinated reviews, review of agenda items, miscellaneous  7:30 p.m. — Agenda items  Approval of minutes  More...

Letters to the Editor

Great schools due to quality of students

As the parent of four children attending Clarence schools (plus one more to join them soon), I have good reason to want our schools to be “great.” But simply raising taxes and paying our teachers more does not accomplish that (see the Buf More...

Generosity making prom a reality

As moms of children with special needs who attend Clarence High School, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to not only staff and students, but also the Clarence community, who participated in the Clarence Special Education Par More...

Teachers should offer concessions

Agreeing to a large school tax increase will not solve the long-term problem. More...

Education

READ ME A STORY

— Brad Boyes, forward for the Buffalo Sabres, reads the book “Z is for Zamboni” to students at Clarence Center Elementary School. More...

Garden Friends accepting scholarship applications

The Garden Friends of Clarence is seeking applicants for its scholarships. The organization will give two $500 scholarships to students planning a career in some form of horticulture.  More...

Openings expected in Clarence for Universal Prekindergarten program

The Clarence Central School District Universal Prekindergarten Program anticipates 90 openings for this coming year, as continued state funding is expected for its 2012-13 program. More...

Lifestyles

WNY All-Catholic Band performs in ‘Beatles Spectacular Concert’

John Hathaway sat in a second row seat inside the Mount St. More...

Clarence Youth Bureau

Youth Board Applications   More...

Couple honeymoon in Curacao

Amy Eileen Lestition married Jerome “Rusty” Burke, Jr. during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at St. Louis Church in Buffalo. Monsignor Francis X. More...

Business

Hollow Association planning slate of activities

How time flies. Two months have now passed, and being the president of the Clarence Hollow Association is a very busy job. I told my staff at my business, I might have to give up working just to keep up with Hollow business!  More...

Top Shelf Laundromat aims to provide patrons with the high-quality machines, comfort

After attempting to find a laundromat that had machines capable of washing a king-size comforter, Clarence Center residents Nancy LaTona and Patrick Higgins realized there wasn’t a local laundromat that met their needs while also offering a com More...

ECWA releases its 2011 water quality report

The Erie County Water Authority has released its 2011 water quality report.  “We are once again very pleased with the results of our water quality monitoring report for 2011,” said ECWA chairperson Francis G. Warthling. More...


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