Holiday parade

Clarence Fire Company participated in a fire truck parade in the Village of Lancaster on Monday night. In addition to the parade, the village’s annual tree lighting took place in Fireman’s Park at the corner of Terrace Boulevard and Erie Street.

‘Tea with Dolley’ to begin day of 1812 events

Western New York will be commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Burning of Buffalo — one of the major events that defined the War of 1812 — with a special daylong program of events titled “Flames Across Niagara” on Saturday, Dec. 7. The day will kick off in Clarence when “Tea with Dolley Madison” takes place at 10 a.m. at […]

Author connects with Vietnam era mothers

Linda Jenkin Costanzo has been on quite the journey the past 13 years. The Clarence mother of two and retired Buffalo Public Schools Spanish teacher recently completed her first book, “Our Sons, Our Heroes: Memories Shared by America’s Gold Star Mothers from the Vietnam War.” The book is a collection of memories and stories from a group of women across […]

Brothers expansion project moving ahead

Brothers of Mercy received concept plan approval and a recommendation for a special exception use permit for the first of three buildings in a proposed multifamily housing project on its campus during the town Planning Board meeting on Nov. 27. The approval and recommendation were conditioned upon a height variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals. The building approved was […]

Man sentenced for his role in fatal crash

A Cato, N.Y., man has been sentenced to a year in prison by Clarence Town Justice Michael Powers for his role in a motor vehicle crash that caused the deaths of an Amherst couple on Transit Road in October 2012. According to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Steven Reitz, 59, pleaded guilty in August to charges of reckless driving, […]

War of 1812’s darkest days to be recalled this weekend

The British invasion of Western New York 200 years ago this month will be commemorated at several locations on Saturday, Dec. 7. “Flames Across Niagara” is a signature Niagara 1812 event, sponsored in part by the Niagara 1812 Legacy Council. On the night of Dec. 29, 1813, British forces crossed the Niagara River from Upper Canada and burnt the settlement […]

Choir concert coming to Clarence Presbyterian

Buffalo Niagara Choirs will present its holiday music program “What Sweeter Music Can We Bring? A Buffalo Niagara Choirs Family Christmas” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Clarence Presbyterian Church, 9675 Main St. The program will feature arrangements of beloved carols and seasonal favorites by John Rutter, popular choruses from Handel’s “Messiah” as well as a holiday sing-along. Admission […]

Clarence Fire District election to be held Dec. 10

An election will be held in Clarence Fire District No. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Clarence Fire Hall, 10355 Main St. This year’s election features the election of a commissioner to a five-year term beginning Jan 1, 2014. According to district secretary Yvonne Work, David Metzger is running unopposed. There are no referenda being […]

Clerk’s Office hosting next passport event in Northtowns

The Erie County Clerk’s Office is offering additional “Passports on the Move” outreach events the second Tuesday of every month. The next event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Northtown Plaza, 3095 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. “The Clerk’s Office is pleased to make this service available in […]


Principal Keith Kuwik has Thanksgiving lunch with first-graders Megan Engler, left, Brie Lorenz and Oscar Fors at Ledgeview Elementary School on Nov. 26.