More than 550 runners participated in the annual Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest 5K Friday at the Clarence skilled nursing and assisted living facility. The top male finisher was Jay List and the top female was Brooke Adams. Right: Eric Pfeiffer and his sister, Karen Roche of Amherst, enjoy German food, beer and music.

Casilio wins supervisor primary

Sillars defeats Kloss in town justice race

Town Councilman Patrick Casilio Jr. defeated incumbent Town Supervisor David Hartzell Jr. by a 3-to-1 margin of victory in last Thursday’s Republican primary. (See editorial on page four) The win assures Casilio will become the next supervisor of Clarence after November’s general election — a formality at this point, as he is unopposed. Following his victory in the primary, Casilio […]

Benefit planned for resident battling ALS

A Clarence Center family is hoping that a fundraising event for its patriarch will help boost his spirits and outlook following his diagnosis with ALS earlier this year. Angelo Lauria, a 63-year-old former construction worker, discovered in January that the neurological disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was what had been causing his recent issues with slurred speech and difficulty swallowing. Lauria’s […]

Public hearings set for separate residential projects

Two projects that have raised the concerns of neighboring residents will have their day in court after public hearings for both were scheduled during the Sept. 9 Town Board meeting. During the meeting, representatives for Cobblestone Center Phase II — located at 8584 Sheridan Drive — were asked to address questions about landscaping. “There were concerns about how it looks […]

Clarence father, son to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia

When Pope Francis makes his way to the United States later this month for his first-ever visit to the country, a Clarence father and son will make the journey to Philadelphia to be in his presence. Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parishioner Michael Hahn plans to travel to the City of Brotherly Love along with son Tommy, 14, for […]

Scouting Jamboree returns to Town Park

The second annual Clarence Scouting Jamboree is scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 3, at Main Street Town Park, 10405 Main St. Cub Scout packs from Clarence — No. 27 Clarence Center, No. 93 Harris Hill, No. 563 Sheridan Hill and No. 568 Ledgeview — and Boy Scout Troops 27, 93 and 457, will be on hand to celebrate Scouting […]

Labor Day weekend patrols result in multiple charges

Multiple people are facing driving while intoxicated and other charges after law enforcement officials ramped up traffic patrols — including multiple checkpoints — throughout Labor Day weekend. According to a press release from State Police, troopers conducted a DWI checkpoint in the Town of Alden Friday night, Sept. 4, into Saturday morning, Sept. 5, which resulted in DWI charges for […]

Child car seat inspection event at Eastern Hills Mall

In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will be hosting the fourth annual Car Seat Safety Inspection on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road. The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the front parking lot under the marquee. The mall is also home to an […]


Erie County Historian C. Douglas Kohler leads a historical walk through Clarence Center on Sept. 5. Kohler leads multiple historical walks throughout town annually.

Free Narcan training session in Clarence

The Erie County Department of Health will host a free community training in opioid overdose recognition and the use of naloxone — or Narcan — from 6 to 8 tonight at the Clarence Fire Hall, 10355 Main St. Upon completion, participants will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, administer naloxone properly and take necessary […]