Sponsor a rescue horse

Spruce Meadow Farm celebrated its 25th anniversary open house on Sunday. The farm serves as a home to Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation. Visitors were able to see the horses and hear their stories during the event, which featured various family activities. Shown in the top photo, Jenna Raczka, 12, guides rescue horse Zena as Emma Gordon, 9, goes […]

District pares down project scope before anticipated bond proposals

The Clarence Central School District pared down the scope of the Citizens Advisory Task Force’s dual capital improvement project proposals, giving an overview of its adjustments, during a public forum on Monday night at Clarence High School. All told, slightly more that $3 million in reductions were made to the proposals. District Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks gave a presentation detailing all […]

Capital improvement projects by the numbers

The Clarence Central School District Board of Education will vote in the near future whether or not to adopt the Citizens Advisory Task Force capital project recommendations. Here is a breakdown of how the funds would be allocated: Repair and Maintenance Capital Project: $27.9 million Clarence High School • Cost estimate: $6.5 million • Code mandates: standby generator, handicap lever […]

Spaulding Green design changes vex residents

Tension was high at Wednesday night’s Clarence Town Board meeting as residents again voiced their frustrations with the Spaulding Green open space design. (See editorial on page four) A request by developer Domenic Piestrak to amend the concept plan for Phase 10 of the design was met with anger by residents and frustration by board members. The amended plan asks […]


Dave Thomas, right, and Brian Thomas, second from right, celebrate McDuffies Bakery & Cafe winning the Silver Spoon Award as the People’s Choice winner for the second consecutive year at the 11th annual Taste of Clarence & Cruise Night held on Aug. 4 at Clarence Town Park. Also shown are, from left, Councilman Robert Geiger, Supervisor Dave Hartzell and Clarence […]

Seatbelt violation leads to marijuana charge

An Akron man stopped by the State Police in Clarence for not wearing a seatbelt has been charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree, unlawful possession of marijuana and traffic violations. At about 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 11, a State Police trooper based in Clarence stopped a red Saturn on Main Street after observing that the operator […]

Man charged with DWI after being stopped for speeding

A Buffalo man whose vehicle was traveling in Clarence at what State Police said was almost twice the legal speed limit was later charged with driving while intoxicated. Shortly after midnight on Thursday, a state trooper based in Clarence reportedly observed a red Subaru station wagon traveling at 78 mph in a 40-mph zone on Main Street. According to the […]

Monument dedicated to Battle of the Bulge

A monument that depicts a German tank and soldiers coming through a house, along with a 1948 Jeep, will serve as a World War II memorial at Russell Salvatore’s Patriots and Heroes Park in Lancaster. “The park has got to be the most beautiful thing in Buffalo,” Salvatore said. “People are coming from all over to visit the park now. […]

Crisis Services facing possible funding cuts by state

Recently, Buffalo and Erie County Crisis Services learned that its funding may be cut more than $300,000 by the New York State Office of Victim Services. The local agency, which has provided services in Western New York since 1968, is seeing the biggest impact on programs that support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Douglas Fabian, executive director for […]

Area recipient tapped for Science Teachers Association award

A teacher at a private school in Clarence has won an award from the Science Teachers Association of New York State. Anna Liuzzo of the Roots of the Future Montessori will receive $500 for her winning proposal, “Encouraging Wonder by Integrating Nature and Science Education,” and has managed to gain another $500 from other sources to ensure sufficient funding of […]