Showing the colors

Principal Lee Pierce, above right, assists Army Major Bob Guagliardi in raising Old Glory during the annual Flag Day celebration and parade held on Friday at Sheridan Hill Elementary School, while fifth-grade students Nikki Russ, left, as the Statue of Liberty, and Sofia Schwarzmueller, as Betsy Ross, participate in the day’s observance at Clarence Center Elementary School.

Preservation Commission unveils barn survey results

The Clarence Historic Preservation Commission presented some of the results of what it coined a “reconnaissance level” survey of barn structures in town during the June 10 Town Board meeting. The survey — completed by architecture firm Flynn| Battaglia — aimed to identify agricultural landmarks throughout town that may have been missed by the 2008 Clinton Brown survey, which was […]

Elementary report cards to see change

The Clarence Board of Education on Monday gave an overview of the 2015-16 elementary school report cards, which will feature a 4-point grading scale. Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks said the board is looking for two results with the report card. He noted that one is validity, meaning does the report card measure what it’s supposed to measure. “We’re trying to have […]


Matthew Johnson, left, Bella Bly, Dana Warner and Nicholas Knorz take time for refreshments and conversation during the Clarence High School Senior Prom held at the Statler City in Buffalo on Friday evening. For more prom photos see page 11.

Mock Trial captain sees law in his future


Mitchell Snyder may not know exactly what major he’ll choose when he begins classes in the fall at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, but he knows that law is the only plausible direction. Before his recent graduation from Clarence High School, Snyder captained a Mock Trial team that won its first state championship. “I’ve been with this exact team for […]

Troopers make arrest at Best Buy

State troopers in Clarence arrested a Fishkill, New York, man on Friday after security personnel at the Best Buy electronics store on Transit Road allegedly observed him pocketing an item. According to information from state police, Kyle Ng, 25, was seen opening a package, placing the item in his pocket and attempting to leave the store. Ng was transported to […]

Clarence-based group applies to become state cannabis provider

Alternative Medicine Associates, LLC, a physician led, cannabis-based health care provider headquartered in Clarence, has submitted an application to the state Department of Health to become one of five registered organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in New York under the Compassionate Care Act. The AMA application is being spearheaded by Dr. Gregory F. Daniel, who will serve as […]

Asa Ransom House offers charging station for electric vehicles

The Asa Ransom House, located at 10529 Main St., has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide what it describes as an increasingly desirable amenity: Tesla Destination Charging. Since the Asa Ransom House was established in 1975, innkeeper Robert Lenz has worked to incorporate environmentally sound practices in the day-to-day operation of the business. Now, it is the first bed […]

County to hold public information meeting on Salt Road bridges

A public information meeting to discuss the replacement of two bridges crossing Beeman Creek on Salt Road in Clarence will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, in the meeting room of the Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place. The meeting, to be conducted by the Erie County Department of Public Works Highways’ Division, will involve a […]

Corwin calls for state pension reform

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin has called on the Assembly majority to vote on the strongest possible pension forfeiture legislation before the end of session. During budget negotiations, an agreement was announced between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and majorities in both houses regarding a bill — A.6722 — that would allow for the forfeiture of pensions from all public employees convicted of felonies. […]