Weekly Feature



November 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbents retain seats throughout town, county

It was a good night for incumbents in last week’s elections.  Clarence Town Board member Paul Shear won a second term, garnering 64 percent of the vote with 9,881 votes. Shear ran on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. More...

Editorials

Education a necessity in slowing opioid epidemic

When the community gathers to ponder the current opioid epidemic ravaging the country and to better understand its origin and underlying causes, it will be doing so at a critical time in which education is a necessity to combating the problem.  More...

Spindle items

BOOK SIGNING — Clarence author David M. Bissonette recently released his new book, “Flight 3407: Compassionate Leadership in the Face of Disast er,” and will be present for a book signing from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Lately, American ‘revolutions’ come in many forms

Everyone knew that things would be different at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when Jan. 20, 2017, rolled around. But many, including me, thought we would see Hillary Clinton moving into the White House, not Donald Trump.  We were wrong.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I am for the bait-and-shoot program. There seem to be a lot of deer in Clarence. I see way too many dead and living deer on the side of the road while I am driving. At least with the bait-and-shoot program, the meat can feed needy families. More...

Sports

Girls volleyball upended in Far West Regionals

Clarence’s girls volleyball team reached the Far West Regional round for the third consecutive season Saturday, but unlike last year was unable to advance further after dropping a 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 setback to Penfield in a match played at Roc More...

Boys volleyball ends 17-year title drought

Clarence’s boys volleyball team ended a 17-year long stretch without a sectional championship Nov. 8 when it defeated Lockport in the Division I championship match at Lackawanna, 25-21, 25-13, 27-25.  More...

Conover competes in state cross-country championships

Clarence’s Grey Conover recorded a top-35 finish in his debut at the state cross-country championships, held Saturday at Chenango Valley State Park, to bring a successful sophomore campaign to an end.  More...

What's Going On

Beginners tai chi chih class offered

Beginners tai chi chih will be offered for eight consecutive weeks, starting at 9:30 a.m. The classes began on Saturday, Oct. 15. These movements are designed to bring mind, body and spirit in balance as well as to strengthen the immune system. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 17  Noah — With LMEGNG, C.B.M.G., Aye the Great, The States, Ruger Aka Bankroll DB, Randel Lz and Music By W.A.R., 6 p.m., the Evening Star Concert Hall, 8810 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 297-9857  fri. 18   More...

Performance

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Town solar code ready for public review

The Planning Board, during its Nov. 9 meeting, heard for the first time the town’s proposal for its solar code, which will seek to define the regulations and requirements necessary for residents to operate ground-mounted solar facilities. More...

Youth Bureau hopes to reach families through opioid talk

Through the eight years that Bev Campochiaro of the Clarence Youth Board has chaired the Clarence Youth Bureau Speaker Series, she has seen just about every topic covered, from cyberbullying and mental health to social media awareness and campus safe More...

ODD COUPLE

ODD COUPLE — Raffi Wright as Felix Unger, left, and Justin McMullen as Oscar Madison, will perform in the production of "The Odd Couple" at Clarence High School from Nov. 17 through 19. More...

Local News

Party chairs react to election of Donald Trump

Pulling off seemingly the biggest presidential election upset in history, those in Erie County are still talking about Donald Trump’s election night victory.  Trump, the Republican candidate, attained 290 electoral votes as compared to 228 More...

Town Board Agenda

7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16

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With new tech startup, Clarence grad hopes to preserve family history

Clarence native Chris Miano traveled an unorthodox path before returning home.  After graduating from Clarence High School in 2002, Miano attended Canisius College and participated in the school’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps pro More...

Letters to the Editor

Optimism seen for Tonawanda Creek Road

On the evening of Oct. 11, a town hall meeting was held at St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ to address the matter of the Tonawanda Creek Road collapse between Westphalinger and Northfield roads. More...

Police Blotter

Vehicle, tools stolen from Buffalo Roofing lot

Saturday, Nov. 5   • Deputies charged a 49-year-old man with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree following a traffic stop on Clarence Center Road.  More...

Obituaries

Stephen A. Murtaugh Jr., engineer

Stephen A. Murtaugh Jr., 90, of Clarence, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.  Mr. Murtaugh was born in Utica, New York, on July 16, 1926. After graduating from New Hartford High School in 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. More...

Robert B. Fogelsonger, owner of lumberyard

Robert B. Fogelsonger, 98, of Clarence, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.  Mr. Fogelsonger was born on March 17, 1918. He graduated from Kibler High School, in Tonawanda in 1935. More...

Death Notice

CZORA, Maximilian A., of Williamsville, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. Mr. Czora is survived by his wife, Agnes; three children, Maximilian, Dr. Eric and Paul; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Harris Hill UMC to hold craft show

Harris Hill United Methodist Church, 8495 Main St., Williamsville, will hold its annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Craft tables are available at a cost of $30. More...

‘Music on the Front Lines’

Veteran entertainer still saluting troops with music after 42 years

For keyboardist Van Taylor, it’s always been about the troops. More...

Business

Cutting Edge Sports Training moves to Clarence location

The Cutting Edge Sports Training facility has moved to Clarence, opening at 9992 Main St. on Nov. 1. The 4,200-square-foot training facility is available to athletes of every sport and any age. More...

Dental practice seeks to make veterans smile

Westermeier Martin Dental Care, located at 950 Main St. in East Aurora, is seeking applications from any veteran interested in a complimentary smile makeover now through Nov. 21. More...

Events

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