Making his case

Elliott Case focuses on the basket while attempting a layup under heavy defensive pressure from Lancaster’s Tyler Lis during the Red Devils’ 61-50 victory in Friday’s Section VI Class AA quarterfinal.

Tax levy increases slightly, no cuts foreseen

New budget information from Albany received during the past month establishes the Clarence School District’s tax cap at 3.16 percent for 2014-15. That is slightly higher than the estimated 2.2 to 2.6 percent projected in January. During the Board of Education’s second budget workshop on Monday, Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks explained again that the main culprit of Clarence’s budget woes appears […]

District makes case for bus bond proposal

The fleet of school buses servicing students in the Clarence School District is aging, and Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks wants to replace 12 vehicles this year to avoid the high costs associated with maintaining them. (See editorial on page four) Residents will have an opportunity to voice whether or not they support that plan when an almost $1 million bond proposition […]

Cuomo presents 2014-15 state budget

IBM to bring 500 jobs to area as anchor tenant

Approximately 500 high-tech jobs will be brought to Buffalo by IBM, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. During Cuomo’s presentation of the 2014-15 state budget, which took place on Monday at Classics V in Amherst, he said IBM will be the first anchor tenant in the Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub. “They’re a great New York corporation, they’re a […]

Gas station employee charged with grand larceny

A Clarence man is facing felony theft charges after his employer conducted a lengthy internal investigation into his bookkeeping habits. State Police were contacted on Feb. 22 by the regional and store managers of the NOCO gas station at 8925 Main St. in regard to an alleged larceny. According to police, the management team found irregularities in cash amounts and […]

Not-so-historical journey brought to life in ‘Spamalot’

Arthur, King of the Britons, and his knights pursue a holy quest full of humor and heart in Clarence High School’s production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Following last year’s Kenny Award-winning production of “Chicago,” director and music teacher Lou Vitello said “Spamalot” was chosen in part as a change from the darker musicals in years past. “We needed something this […]

Clarence representatives to attend Ken-Ton rally against GEA

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District is hosting a rally against the state taking money away from school districts, a practice known as the Gap Elimination Adjustment. The rally is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Kenmore East High School, 350 Fries Road, Tonawanda. More than 300 people have confirmed their attendance, but Bob Dana, […]

Pass the bus bond to get kids to and from school safely

Bee Editorial

The Clarence Central School District is asking residents to approve an almost $1 million bond to finance the purchase of 12 new vehicles this spring. We support the proposal and hope that voters will too when district elections are held May 20. The bond will pay for the replacement of about 13 percent of the district’s total fleet. More than […]

Spindle items

• SUNSHINE — If you’re anything like me, you’ve noticed that the sun has been lingering a little longer with the passing of each day. One of my favorite things about my birthday, which is on Friday, is that it happens right around the time when the winter weather begins to break and the daylight starts to creep back into […]

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoFeb. 28, 1889 Gen. Harrison and party arrived at Washington at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday. The inauguration promises to be largely attended from all sections of the country. We will have a change in the postmaster at Harris Hill in the near future. Mr. W.D. Ladd of the Buffalo Medical College was at home in Clarence over Sunday. Mrs. […]