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April 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fashion design student making runway debut

Pop-culture shows about fashion such as “Project Runway” or “Fashion Star” have shed light on the incredible amount of time and energy that goes into creating a garment.  But for Clarence High School senior Emily Mitchell More...

Editorials

School budget presents tough choice for taxpayers

A fter almost four months of debating the wants versus the needs of the school district, pleading with representatives in Albany to lobby for more funds, and listening to the ire of taxpayers, the Board of Education gave its final budget presentation More...

Spindle items

• FLOWER POWER — The snow has melted and revealed what my fiance and I have been dreading for weeks now: a muddy backyard. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 12, 1888   On Sunday last, Mr. John Herman was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Mary Kolbe at the groom’s house at Martinsville.  Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Man’s mind in gutter — even in toy store

Saturday, March 30  • A 29-year-old woman was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after she was stopped on Main Street for driving an uninspected vehicle. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I would like to know why it is that so many other districts in Western New York are able to negotiate retirement incentives, and Clarence cannot. Eight other local school districts have negotiated a retirement incentive this year alone. More...

Sports

Pro scouts visit Clarence for baseball home opener

It wasn’t the most ideal of conditions for a baseball game, but that didn’t stop scouts representing upwards of two-thirds of the Major League Baseball teams from checking out Clarence’s home opener against Amherst Friday.  More...

State’s defending Class AA softball champions to have new look in quest for continued success

A lineup stocked with all the right pieces led to Clarence’s first state softball championship in five tries last spring, when it knocked off Cicero-North Syracuse, 3-1, in a rematch of the 2004 state championship game.  More...

Spring previews conclude next week

The Bee will finish previewing the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys tennis team, as well as the boys and girls track squads. As always, a complete season schedule will accompany every preview. More...

Teaching positions restored to school budget before vote

The Clarence schools will apply additional money from Albany to reduce the number of pending staff cuts, not to lessen the proposed 9.8 percent tax levy increase. (See editorial on page four) More...

Understanding the property tax cap

Provisions allow limit to be above 2 percent

For the past two years, local governments have been working within a strict set of budget regulations that limit the amount of taxes that can be passed on to property owners. More...

Local News

News Brief

State Police in Clarence have issued a bench warrant for Adam P. Puleo, 30, of Evans. Puleo is wanted on charges of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.  More...

Proposed rezoning of land upsets neighbors

The proposed expansion of a Clarence call center was debated at length during the town Planning Board meeting on April 3.  A residential lot located on Wehrle Drive east of Foxwood Lane is being eyed by Alternative Collection Solutions, which op More...

Hochul thanked for new law helping to clothe homeless vets

The Erie County Council of the Veterans of Foreign Wars honored former Rep. Kathy Hochul with a plaque on Monday for introducing the Clothe a Homeless Hero Act.  Signed into law on Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Many due thanks for egg hunt success

The 11th annual Kiwanis Club of Clarence Easter egg hunt on March 30 attracted more than 500 children and families to Clarence Town Park on Main Street — a record for attendance. More...

Increase in school taxes is ridiculous

As a taxpayer to Clarence for 40 years, I find it ridiculous for such a steep increase. If the School Board ever gets serious where to cut costs, all it needs to do is eliminate all teachers’ aides and save on their pensions.  More...

Obituaries

Deaths

HUNT, Ruth M. (nee Butler), of Clarence, died Thursday, April 4, 2013. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clarence. Mrs. Hunt is survived by one brother, Charlie Butler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald G. More...

Lifestyles

Taking a hearty BITE out of literature

It’s that time of year when you can read your book and eat it, too.  On Sunday, April 14, the Western New York Book Arts Center will host its fifth annual Edible Book Contest, where contestants are invited to create edible interpretations More...

Recreation Department hosting fishing derby

The Clarence Recreation Department will host its annual fishing derby from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, at Main Street Town Park, 10405 Main St. This catch-and-release event is for ages 15 and younger. More...

Senior News

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Clarence Center UMC sets Chiavetta’s dinner   More...

Business

Twenty years of empowering the community

A child’s development is clearly influenced by his or her parents or school, but there are other influences, not always so obvious.  For 20 years, Jim Cvetkovski has made character development part of the core of his instruction at WNY Ka More...

Chamber groups plan trip to China in fall

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce and the Western New York Chamber Alliance are once again partnering with Citslinc International Inc. More...

‘Bohemian Bizarre’ dinner theatre comes to Clarence

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce will host Enchante’ Cabaret Theatre Company’s musical production of “Stuart B. Stranges, Bohemian Bizarre” at 6 p.m. More...


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