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February 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

CORNER POCKET

— Lancaster Senior Center members Jim Gregory, left, and Chuck Norton watch as Clarence Senior Center member Willie Constantin prepares a shot during a billiards tournament held at the Clarence More...

Editorials

Elected officials encouraged to attend workshops

A t the Clarence Board of Education budget workshop Monday night, a concerned resident approached the microphone and asked Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks about the imposed mandates on school districts from Albany, as well as what would happen if the d More...

Spindle items

NEWFOUND APPRECIATION — When I was younger, I hated having a February birthday. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 1, 1888   From present appearances, the chief strife will be for supervisor and collector, for which the latter office there are more aspirants probably than all the others taken together.  J.M. More...

Police Blotter

Vehicle dashes from same pump twice in two weeks

Saturday, Feb. 16  • Fifteen- and 12-year-old males were detained for shoplifting at Eastern Hills Mall. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Can’t the airport arrange their flights so I don’t have to sit around all evening listening to them come after 11 and 12 at night and disrupt my sleep? More...

Sports

Wild fourth quarter leads to boys hoops victory

Schmit’s first career triple-double helps send team to AA semis

A wild, back-and-forth fourth quarter allowed Clarence’s boys basketball team to ultimately break open what had been a relatively close game against Lockport Friday, as the Red Devils won the Section VI Class AA prequarterfinal-round clash, 65- More...

Rifle team places second at sectionals

Clarence’s rifle team finished in second place in both the small bore and air rifle competition at the Section VI Championships, held Feb. 16 at Alden, to cap another successful season.  More...

Second-quarter slump ends Lady Red Devil cagers’ playoffs

A 22-point effort in the second quarter — which included an 11-of-14 performance from the free-throw line — made all the difference in the world for Frontier’s girls basketball team Thursday, as the seventh-seeded Lady Falcons elimi More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Christian Women’s Club to hear guest speaker   More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 1  Stretching the Imagination — A solo exhibition from local artist Martin DeVita, opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 1, and continues through Wednesday, March 13 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Special Events

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Festivals

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9.8 percent tax increase sought by School Board for 2013-14

A large mix of parents, teachers, students, administrators and residents packed the auditorium at Clarence High School Monday night to hear Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks outline the second draft of the 2013-14 school budget — one that calls for More...

County legislators join to oppose state’s gun control law

The Erie County Legislature on Thursday approved a resolution opposing New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, a law that includes stricter penalties, an enhanced definition of assault weapons and strong regulations on ammuni More...

Local News

Dobson announces candidacy for Sheriff

A 32-year veteran of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Richard “Dick” Dobson announced his candidacy for sheriff on Friday.  “I came up through the ranks: deputy, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and watch commander,&rdquo More...

Teen group seeks to limit tobacco marketing to youths

Area students kicked off the “International Week of Action” to highlight tobacco prevention for youth at the Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services Campus on Harlem Road Feb. 19.  More...

ECIDA moving headquarters closer to other agencies

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency plans to move from its current location at 143 Genesee St. in Buffalo to new offices in the city’s Cobblestone district, located at 95 Perry St.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Public employee benefits excessive

It must be nice to retire at 55. It must be nice to be better off after you retire than before you retired.  Unfortunately, for those of us who don't work for the taxpayers, we will never know that feeling. More...

Schools can contain growth in spending

The Clarence Taxpayer Group was in attendance at the second school budget workshop meeting Monday night at Clarence High School.  While we applaud the effort of the board to contain costs, it is not enough to contain the long-term growth of expe More...

Education

On the Campus

The following Clarence residents were named to the Dean’s List at the University at Albany for the fall 2012 semester: Marc Cohen, Jenna Larkin, Katherine Mikoley and Samantha Winzenried.  More...

Lifestyles

Birds of a Feather

Enthusiasts share birding experiences

For more than a year, Sue Barth searched in vain until one day she glimpsed a flash of white. Raising her camera, Barth captured photo after photo of a northern mockingbird perching on a tree branch. More...

Bee Senior News

The Clarence Senior Center is located at 4600 Thompson Road. Contact the Center at 633-5138 to sign up for activities. More...

Art show coming to Clarence Presbyterian

Clarence Presbyterian Church, 9675 Main St., will be hosting an art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, featuring more than 40 local artists and craft vendors. More...

Business

Unconventional wedding brings joy to mall

Wedding bells were ringing in an unlikely place on Friday morning.  At 9 a.m. More...

DEC proposes ‘green’ incentive policy for businesses

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released a proposed Environmental Incentive Policy for area businesses and municipalities.  The policy is aimed at improving the practices by businesses, local governments and other regulate More...

Nichols appointed to Brothers’ Advisory Board

Peter Eimer, Brothers of Mercy Campus chief operating officer, has announced the addition of Magdalena M. Nichols to the Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation Advisory Board.  More...


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