Hispanic Women’s League expands scholarships New scholarship opportunities through the Hispanic Women’s League are open to area college students who have completed a year of degree credit courses, live in the Niagara region and show a dedicated commitment to the Hispanic community. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or […]

Print King open house planned

Print King Printing and Graphics, at 8171 Main St., Clarence, near the intersection of Transit Road, will join the Clarence Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the opening of its newly remodeled offices with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer, of the 61st District, is the guest speaker. The event […]

Employment milestones achieved at Brothers of Mercy

A number of employees of the Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10570 Bergtold Road, Clarence, have reached five-year employment milestones. The nonprofit eldercare facility provides skilled nursing care and subacute rehabilitation services including physical, occupational and speech therapies; specialized rehabilitative nursing care; case management; and personalized dietary and activities programs. “At a time when many healthcare organizations are […]

Hollow Association speaker discussing need for reinvention

The opportunity — and perhaps the necessity — to reinvent a business in this recession will be the topic explored by the guest speaker at the Thursday, July 29, business development meeting of the Clarence Hollow Association. Describing how he made his 35-year-old company, McDuffies Bakery, successful in the face of declining sales will be David B. Thomas, owner and […]

Business News

Brian R. Welsh of Siegel, Kelleher & Kahn LLP was honored with the New York State Bar Association’s Empire State Counsel Award for his outstanding contribution of legal services to the poor in 2009. Welsh practices matrimonial and family law and resides in Clarence. The Bank of Akron has named Brittany A. Barr as internal auditor. In that role, Barr […]

Five projects earn tax-exempt bonding

Earlier this summer, I had the great pleasure of partnering with Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown to announce the awarding of more than $28 million in tax-exempt bonding to local businesses to help spur development projects in our community. After carefully reviewing 11 applications and personally meeting with the developers, Mayor Brown and I jointly awarded the bonds to five […]

Legislation would penalize NYS businesses

In recent weeks, many have wondered what the New York State Legislature has been doing while the “three men in the room” negotiate the 2010-11 budget. The unfortunate truth is that while the public has been keeping its eye on the budget process, and rightfully so, many rank-and-file legislators have been using the cover of a late budget to develop […]

State budget process is extremely painful for taxpayers to witness

New York’s state budget is now three and a half months overdue. With a budget deficit of approximately $9 billion and hundreds of local governments that are heavily dependent on state funding continuing to wonder about the state’s financial future, the delay has helped to create an atmosphere of uncertainty and panic for many, as the budget crisis represents the […]

Spindle items

• VACATION — I’ll be boarding a plane for Texas on Friday. My family is going to visit my grandparents and other relatives for a week. I saw my grandfather at a cousin’s wedding last fall, but it’s been several years since I’ve seen everyone else, so I’m excited to reconnect. I’m also looking forward to swimming and enjoying the […]

Bee Editorial

Area offers plenty of summer entertainment

The words “summer vacation” may conjure up images of exotic islands and far, far away lands, but you don’t have to travel long distances for summer fun. The concept of a “staycation” has become popular in recent years, and whether you’re planning a trip this season or not, there are plenty of community activities available to fill your free time. […]