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June 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

With position eliminated, administrator shifts to new district

Many positions in the Clarence School district are being eliminated this year, including that of the director of curriculum, which oversees classroom instruction, evaluations and many other facets of how teachers are able to communicate information t More...

Editorials

Pass the revote budget, begin work on reforms

Bee Editorial

A fter months of arguments both for and against the initially proposed 9.8 percent tax levy hike in Clarence, residents overwhelmingly said with their votes that the increase was simply too much. More...

Spindle items

• GRANDPARENTS’ DAY — This Friday is Grandparents’ Day at Ledgeview Elementary. I remember Grandparents’ Day from back when I was little. As a student at St. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 7, 1888   More...

Letters to the Editor

Memorial Day parade a success

American Legion Post 838 would like to thank everyone who participated in and supported our town’s 93rd Memorial Day celebration.  There are far too many organizations and individuals who must be thanked and for which there is simply not e More...

Time for unions to compromise

As a taxpayer, I am thrilled that the voice of the people has been heard. It is time for the teachers’ union to compromise and not use our children and programs as a pawn for their inability to compromise on their contract.  More...

Community group resolved post-vote

I have a message for the Clarence Taxpayers Group: you haven’t won. And you won’t — ever. You, with your fancy stock photos, glossy inserts and expensive mailings won’t win this battle over the quality of our schools.  More...

Sports

SECTION VI CHAMPS

Members of Clarence’s softball team celebrate the Lady Red Devils’ 5-3 victory over Lancaster — mere seconds before a thunderstorm enveloped the area — in Saturday’s Sec More...

Softball team defends Class AA title

The Clarence High School softball team will be representing Section VI once again following a 5-3 win over Lancaster Saturday in the Class AA championship game at Sunshine Park in West Seneca.  More...

Bases-loaded walks lift Clarence past Lancaster in AA title game

Baseball

After having the regular season meetings with Lancaster play out in similar fashion as the games between the schools did in 2012, Clarence’s baseball team knew that this year’s rubber match would be even tougher to win, given that 2013&rs More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

BPO scholarship winners to be featured at luncheon   More...

Thriller

Players rush off the bench at Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls after Clarence pitcher Mark Armstrong struck out Lancaster’s final batter to complete the Red Devils’ 2-1 come-from-behin More...

As district cuts deepen, residents remain divided

If you thought the numbers were bad in the Clarence School District budget that failed to pass on May 21, you may want to stop reading now. More...

STATUE DEDICATION

Bishop Richard Malone, left; the Rev. Robert Yetter and Sam Ward dedicate the “Statue of the Risen Christ” during a ceremony held Saturday morning at St. More...

Local News

Crew member earns bid to national competition

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For Ashley Johnson of Clarence, the level of competition involved in rowing is one of the aspects that attracts her to the sport. More...

Putting names, faces to numbers in budget cuts

For months, residents in Clarence have wrestled with how to address the drastic measures that needed to be taken in order to keep their school district solvent. More...

Former attorney, accountant ordained to priesthood

John E. Stanton Jr. was ordained to the priesthood at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo on Saturday.  Rev. Stanton, who grew up in West Seneca, was ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Richard J. More...

Police Blotter

Bar patron blames his early exit on the staff

Saturday, May 25  • A 37-year-old woman and a 56-year-old man were arrested for allegedly stealing $1,200 in men’s clothing from Macy’s department store at Eastern Hills Mall. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Memorial Day, and we have no marching band — couldn’t afford it. Now possibly we may lose our music program, which has been an elite program not only statewide but nationally. More...

Obituaries

Mary A. Benker, General Motors secretary

Mary A. Benker (nee Evelt), 82, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Clarence, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Bradenton.  Born in Buffalo, Mrs. More...

Theodore J. Falk, Greatbatch engineer

Theodore “Ted” Falk, 81, of Clarence, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Hospice Buffalo’s Center for Hospice and Palliative Care.  A graduate of Maloney High School in Meriden, Conn., and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. More...

Death Notices

BRYANT, Margaret “Peggy” (nee McConnell), of Clarence, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

The inadvertent legacy of the Allentown Art Festival

L ike a blooming perennial, the Allentown Art Festival hunkers down in the historic district and pops open with color and life each and every summer. More...

Recreation Department offering field hockey

The Town of Clarence Recreation Department is offering “Summer Stix” — a six-week field hockey program for girls ages 9 and older to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Town Place Park, 5400 Goodrich Road. More...

Appreciating the worn and torn Bible

I f you make my word your home, you will indeed be my disciples — John 8:31 (Jerusalem Bible).  I own a T-shirt that I have had for probably 20 years, extremely worn and thin.  More...

Business

Business briefs

Dessert Deli Gourmet Bakery and Café will open a new location at 6429 Transit Road near Casey Road, Clarence, on Thursday, June 6. The business also has an Amherst location at 716 Maple Road near North Forest Road. More...

Ruff chosen as inaugural recipient of ‘Chamber Sportsperson of the Year’

Clarence Chamber of Commerce President Judy Sirianni announced last month that the Chamber will be honoring former Buffalo Sabres head coach and player Lindy Ruff at its annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 10, at Westwood Country Club with its inaugu More...

Limited space still available for HollowFest vendors

The Clarence Hollow Association will present a family friendly Independence Day Fair dubbed “HollowFest.” The three-day event will take place from 11 a.m. to midnight July 4, 5 and 6 at the Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St. More...


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