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February 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

District’s ‘emergency days’ dwindling in a brutal winter

Western New York has been somewhat spoiled in recent years with mild to moderate winters that have not tested our collective patience with intense storms and bitterly cold temperatures. (See editorial on page four) More...

Editorials

Homelessness at forefront during cold snap

Bee Editorial

This weekend, more than 100 students will camp out in the parking lot at Clarence High School in an effort to raise awareness and funds for community groups that combat homelessness.  More...

Spindle items

• PRE-K — When I was little, my parents sent me to the YMCA near Brighton Road and Colvin Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda for prekindergarten.  It was great because we had swim lessons every day, and I was practically a fish by the More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 7, 1889   People in Clarence Center should look well to the fastenings of their smokehouses and to their wood piles, as midnight prowlers have been infesting the neighborhood. Wood, sausages, etc. have had to suffer. More...

Police Blotter

Thief hits ‘Rock Bottom’ according to police

Saturday, Jan. 25  • Deputies responded to a report of customer trouble on Walnut Creek Lane. A cab driver reported that a customer refused to pay his cab fare. After speaking with patrol, the subject paid the bill.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I noticed that Williamsville wants to put a bus garage on 8640 Roll Road, and I would have to wonder why we would put up with the added traffic and the diesel fumes from idling buses. I think Clarence should definitely not approve this.  More...

Obituaries

Charles Aquino, professor, Clarence schools PR consultant

Former Buffalo State College professor Charles C. Aquino, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.  Mr. More...

Deaths

GROLL, Helen Carol, formerly of Clarence, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Mrs. Groll is survived by one son, William, and one sister, Nancy Harper. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Lifestyles

PEACE & QUIET

Marissa Peltier of Clarence, a sophomore at Niagara County Community College, studies for a class as she works toward her nursing degree on Saturday afternoon at the Clarence Public Library.   More...

Tri-Main Center studies installation of largest ‘living roof’ in WNY

Buffalo’s Tri-Main Center might eventually boast the largest “green” roof in Western New York.  According to Matt Wolfe,  Tri-Main Development general manager, the repurposed manufacturing plant, home to various businesses More...

Benefit scheduled for Bob Liberto

Family and friends of Bob Liberto are hosting a benefit to assist in his recovery from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Clarence Fire Hall, 10355 Main St. Liberto is currently recovering from a severe allergic reaction to chemotherapy treatments. More...

Business

‘Citizen of the Year,’ teacher for life

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce is set to bestow its honors on some of the town’s most prominent and influential leaders in the business community later this month during a gala reception on Feb. 27 at Samuel’s Grande Manor.  More...

Chamber provides opportunities for networking

The purpose of the Clarence Chamber of Commerce is to help local businesses grow, network and gain referrals. My personal involvement with, and passion for, the Chamber goes beyond being the board chair this year.  More...

Professor receives award for occupational therapy

Clarence resident David Merlo has been chosen by the American Occupational Therapy Association to receive its Occupational Therapy Assistant Award of Excellence at this year’s AOTA annual conference and expo April 3-6 in Baltimore.  More...

Skating lessons

Christy Simmons of Clarence gives a first skating lesson to her children, Mykayla, 8, and Lucas, 5, at the skating rink behind the Clarence Town Park Club House on Sunday.   More...

Anniversary of crash marks closing of chapter for some

Family and friends of the victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407 will gather again next week to mark the fifth anniversary of that cold February night when a plane carrying their loved ones crashed into the Wielinski family’s Clarence Center home. More...

Decreased aid, cuts through attrition eyed by Williamsville schools

The Williamsville School Board discussed decreasing state aid and saving $300,000 in the technology budget during its first work session concerning the creation of the 2014-15 budget.  At the session, held Jan. More...

Local News

Longtime volunteer to receive service award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Norman Orlowski Jr. has been volunteering with The Western & Central New York Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society since the mid-1980s.  More...

News Brief

The Erie County Department of Social Services’ Home Energy Assistance Program will continue to accept applications for regular benefits for the 2013-14 heating season. More...

Deen ready to celebrate partnership with Clarence

Get ready for some southern cooking in Clarence, y’all.  Best-selling author and Daytime Emmy Award-winning television host Paula Deen is bringing her Georgia-style cuisine to town for a live cooking show on Saturday at Samuel’s Gran More...

Letters to the Editor

Volunteering can fit into your schedule

Thanks to the Clarence Bee for the Jan. 1 editorial, “Make increased volunteering your resolution this year.”  More...

Lower wages way to balance budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state aid to Clarence will decrease by 2.7 percent from last year’s amount. I hope the budget committee will realize this and not expect to present an increase above 2.7 percent this year.  More...

Thanks to Highway Dept. for ditching

Many thanks to the Clarence Highway Department and James Dussing, Charles McNiff and the efficient and courteous crew for a job well done.  The neighbors of Rosewood Lane appreciate the great job they did cleaning the drainage ditch in the rear More...

Sports

Boys basketball wins twice in under 24 hours

Not that the Red Devils needed motivation, but Clarence’s boys basketball team was especially looking forward to the challenge of playing the second-ranked squad in Western New York when it took on McKinley Saturday in non-league action.  More...

DECISION TIME

Clarence’s Nick Audino, top, plots his next move against West Seneca West’s Steve Walek during Audino’s 12-4 major decision in the 220-pound match that helped the Red Devils earn a crucial 55-12 league victory Friday.   More...

Goaltending allowing hockey team chance to fight for potential wins

Goaltending has been one of the biggest factors in the success of Clarence’s hockey team this season, and it was once again one of the bigger reasons the Red Devils were able to take Frontier to overtime on Jan. More...


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