2012-03-14

What’s in the basket?



Residents seek changes at County/Strickler intersection




Andrew Harris has been first at the scene of three or four accidents at the intersection of County and Strickler roads since a November 2009 crash claimed the lives of four teens after their vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign. “When you get up there, you’re like, ‘Oh my God, what am I going to see,’” said Harris, […]

Board approves athletic selection revisions, hears budget comments




The Clarence Board of Education approved changes on Monday to its athletic selection classification process, which had been the subject of discussion at a number of previous meetings. (See editorial on page four) The more recent revisions were developed after the number of eighth-graders chosen for the varsity girls soccer team drew the attention of the board. The wording approved […]

Goal of new initiative is to ‘Keep Clarence Schools Great’




Keep Clarence Schools Great began as a concept last year, when a number of community members felt the budget process lacked transparency and not every voice was being heard, said founder Brendan Biddlecom. It’s grown into a grassroots initiative that promotes the idea that strong communities require strong schools, he said. The group has been advocating for budget decisions that […]

SIGNIFICANT CITIZEN



College planning workshop to be held at library



“Ticket to a Successful Tomorrow: Understand and Prepare for College,” featuring a nationally certified college planning specialist from Clarence, will be offered for parents of college bound high school students from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place off Goodrich Road. This seminar will help parents to understand the college selection […]

Brothers of Mercy announces website contest winner



Jim Mohr, a Williamsville resident, is the winner of the Brothers of Mercy website launch contest. He won $200 after correctly answering five questions about the recently updated website. Mohr’s name was then randomly drawn from all correct submissions. The Brothers of Mercy website, www.brothersofmercy.org, was redesigned to make it easier to navigate. It has many new features, including a […]

Chamber announces board of directors



The Clarence Chamber of Commerce 2012 board of directors was installed at the annual Awards Dinner held in February at Samuel’s Grande Manor. President Judy Sirianni said the 23-member board of directors is a working board and is enthusiastic about the changes that have already taken place during the past three years. The board of directors has set goals for […]

Eighth graders explore Costa Rica



Visiting active volcanoes, soaring through the rainforest on zip lines, exploring a self-sustaining farm and interacting with another culture in Spanish are just some of the activities a group of Clarence Middle School eighth grade students experienced during their recent trip to Costa Rica. The trip took place over February break and was designed to allow the students to experience […]

Special Recognition Awards presented to New York State Troopers



Lt. Kevin Barnas, Acting Zone 2 commander, Troop A, of the New York State Police, announces the recipients of the 2011 Special Recognition Awards. A ceremony was held for the following members at Troop A Headquarters on March 7, where they were presented with the award for their performance during 2011: Trooper Christopher Rodler has been a member of the […]