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March 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

State public education system must be saved

Bee Editorial

After five years of functioning under the gap elimination adjustment, districts are to the point of choosing between additional programming for students who seek more instruction and guidance outside the school day, and ensuring that they achieve onl More...

Spindle items

• VERTICAL WORK UPDATE — So last week I told you about the standing work station I was installing at work.  I went into the experience “guns a blazing,” not sitting once the first three days. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 20, 1890 Miss Dora Turk walked home from her school, a distance of some six miles, Friday night. Mr. George Hummel and Miss Emma Kribe of Clarence started out last Thursday on the sea of matrimony. More...

Police Blotter

Man runs red light, caught with suspended license

Saturday, March 7  • Deputies responded to a report of two people fighting in the road on Clarence Center Road. The people were not fighting. More...

Obituaries

Betty Alice Miller, Christian education teacher

Betty Alice Miller (nee Long), of Clarence, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015. She was 91.  Mrs. Miller was a teacher for the Clarence Co-op Nursery School for about four years. She and her husband of 66 years, the late Rollin C. More...

Mary Frances Hormell, Brothers of Mercy administrator

Mary Frances Hormell (nee Didley), of Clarence, died March 5, 2015. She was 87.  Born Sept. 26, 1927, Mrs. More...

Judith Dawydko, co-owner, Anchor Farms Inc.

Judith B. “Judy” Dawydko (nee Asmus), of Clarence, died Saturday, March 14, 2015. She was 69.  Mrs. Dawydko and her husband, the late Ronald “Ronnie” Dawydko, co-owned and ran Anchor Farms Inc. More...

Lifestyles

Pierce-Arrow museum displays driving force of automobile history

Many times, Jim Sandoro has imagined himself in the era when Buffalo had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the country.  This was in the early 1900s, and Sandoro pictures the Pierce-Arrow automobile going up and down Delaware A More...

Senior Center seeking basket donations

The Clarence Senior Center’s seventh annual basket raffle will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the center, 4600 Thompson Road. More...

LUNCH BREAK RECITAL

Clarence resident Becki Digby will perform with ABC Bel Canto Choir at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4 Cathedral Park, Buffalo. The performance is part of St. More...

Engineering program boasts success

Students in Clarence who are enrolled in the district’s Project Lead the Way program are on the path to top colleges and well-paying careers with Fortune 500 companies, according to a presentation on Monday at the Board of Education meeting.&nb More...

Office building, sidewalk project move forward

A planned office building is moving forward despite concerns about it possibly having insufficient onsite parking.  More...

Local News

Craigslist ad leads to stolen property charge

A West Valley man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly tried to sell a deli slicer that State Police say was stolen from a Clarence business.  More...

Hearts and Hands part of United Way’s ‘Spring It On’

Hearts and Hands — a neighbor-helping-neighbor nonprofit, which pairs volunteers with older and physically challenged adults for basic transportation, companion visits, caregiver respite, wellness checks, phone pals and minor home repairs and m More...

Corwin criticizes selection process of new regent

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin has criticized the process by which the New York State Board of Regents selected Catherine Collins to replace outgoing regent Robert Bennett.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Wage increase not so detrimental

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin’s article about the raising of the minimum wage needs to have a little light shed on the issue rather than standard rhetoric.  More...

School musical earns high praise

I attended the March 12 opening night performance of “The Pirates of Penzance” at Clarence High School. It was wonderful.  More...

Kudos on ‘Pirates’ performance

I want to congratulate the students of Clarence High School on a truly masterful performance of “The Pirates of Penzance.”  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a former business manager and a holder of multiple degrees in political science, economics and history with the highest honors from Jane Corwin’s alma mater, I’d like to say that her representation on the minimum wage issue is fundame More...

Education

Erie 1 BOCES names new district superintendent

Erie 1 BOCES recently named Lynn Fusco as district superintendent and chief executive officer, effective July 1. Erie 1 BOCES’ seven-member Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment.  More...

Students join rally against state’s GEA

Students, teachers, administrators and others from multiple school districts came together in West Seneca last week to demand that Gov. Andrew Cuomo fully fund the public schools throughout the state.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

On the Campus

Daemen College has named the following Clarence and Williamsville residents to its dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester: Megan Campanella, Katherine Gajewski and Naomi Deer.  Jake Baran of Clarence Center has been named to the dean&rsquo More...

Sports

Flames’ historic season leads to two First Team picks

All-Bee Boys Hockey

For the first time in Section VI boys hockey history, a small school team repeated as section champion. A run like that requires veteran leadership and strong play on both sides of the ice. More...

Schiffman named MVP

Quakers’ leading scorer earns The Bee’s top spot

There was no facilitator more valuable to his team than Orchard Park’s Cole Schiffman. More...

East’s Torrillo tabbed year’s top coach

Williamsville East’s Mike Torrillo coached his Flames to the next level, becoming the first small school coach to win back-to-back Section VI titles.  It’s because of this accomplishment and the way he handles his team that his peers More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Women’s club meeting to discuss health care   More...

Business

Clarence kennel provides video monitoring

For pet owners, one of the most daunting tasks before going on vacation or out of town on business is making sure that their four-legged friends have a safe place to stay. More...

Calkins recognized as ‘inspirational leader’ by peers

Clarence resident Dr. More...

Business Brief

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce will host its next Business Blender event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at WBBZ-TV’s studio located inside Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road. More...


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