Bin Laden’s death met by surprise, new questions

Gary Kadow loves being retired and living in The Villages, the sprawling Florida development home to more than 80,000 seniors. It’s a far cry from Cheektowaga, where he was living 10 years ago, on the morning that terrorists struck the United States. Sunday evening, he was giving a lecture in nearby Orlando when he heard that American forces had killed […]

Roswell medical director speaks on radiation benefits, risks

Dr. Dheerendra Prasad, medical director of radiation medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, often speaks to medical students on Thursday afternoons, but on April 28, he addressed an audience of Clarence High School students, including his 10th-grade son, Samendra. The 400 Regents chemistry, advanced placement chemistry, anatomy and physiology classes were present in the high school auditorium for a discussion […]

Farmers Market to return with local products, entertainment

For the ninth year, the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market will be the place to find fresh, locally grown produce and other items. Vendors will sell everything from cut flowers to eggs, natural beef and chicken, designer cards and iron sculptures. The Clarence Hollow Farmers Market’s May Flower Days will kick off this weekend. Early bedding and vegetable plants, spring produce […]

Fighting hunger


Board hears request for Greiner Road development

A request from Cimato Brothers/ Passero Associates for a major subdivision west of 8990 Greiner Road was introduced to the Town Board during its meeting on April 27. John Caruso of Passero Associates, engineer for the project, said the Planning Board has reviewed the parcel in the past and has provided input about what might be appropriate usage. There are […]

Harris Hill Mothers’ Club holding golf tournament, alumnae picnic

The Harris Hill Mothers’ Club, celebrating its 70th year, will host a nine-hole golf tournament beginning at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at The Links at Ivy Ridge, 12089 Main St., Akron. Proceeds will support the Harris Hill Mothers’ Club scholarship, given annually to a senior at Clarence High School. A registration fee of $50 includes golf and a chicken […]

WNY leads nation in drug drop-off

More than 4.5 tons of medication collected

You could look at it two ways: either Western New York has a serious drug problem, or the 4.5 tons of pharmaceuticals collected on Saturday means the region is tuned in to the prescription pill epidemic. According to Stacy Roeder, it’s the latter; the local support displayed during the national drug drop-off event, held Saturday, is a testament that every […]


Public hearing, candidates’ forum planned before budget vote

The Clarence Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2011-12 school budget at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the Clarence High School Lecture Hall, 9625 Main St. The School Board adopted a proposed budget of $70,642,090 for the 2011-12 school year that is $1.5 million, or 2.2 percent, less than the current budget. The proposed […]