Halloween in the Park

Brynn Gorski and Andrew Hughes, both 2, help themselves to candy during the Clarence Youth Bureau’s annual Halloween in the Park celebration on Saturday at the Clarence Town Park Club House.

New learning labs, other services assist students

New intervention programs for students at Clarence High School are helping those struggling with math and English language arts studies. During a presentation by District Curriculum Coordinator Kirstin Overholt at Monday’s Board of Education meeting, she explained how new writing and algebra labs are helping students and how they are assigned placement within them. “The Response to Intervention Team meets […]

Town justice race local highlight of Election Day

Multiple town and county races affect residents of Clarence this Election Day, including the contested race for town justice. Polls will be open in the town from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. The following is a list of races to guide voters. Town Justice Incumbent Robert Sillars is seeking a fifth term as Clarence town justice. Sillars […]

Rotary Club challenges teens to embrace ‘Butterfly Effect’

Sometimes great things start small. That is the message the Clarence Rotary Club hoped to instill in members of the Interact Club — Rotary’s Clarence High School branch — by encouraging the club to explore the “butterfly effect.” The concept is simple: A butterfly flapping its wings on one side of the world can, in theory, cause a hurricane on […]

Rath joins efforts to eliminate ‘zombie’ properties

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III, R-Amherst, Clarence, has joined efforts aimed at decreasing the number of vacant homes, referred to as zombie properties, in Erie County. At the Oct. 22 session, Rath voted in favor of a resolution that supports two New York State bills, sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Kearns, that push banks to better maintain properties going […]

Long Street lot split hints at future subdivision plans

An 18-acre property on Long Street is creating buzz with the neighbors as rumors of a possible future subdivision there is raising concerns. During the Planning Board meeting on Oct. 21, Cutaia Acquisitions, LLC requested a minor subdivision approval at 6120 Long St. The applicant proposed splitting the lot into one 2.33-acre lot and another 16-acre lot, which includes mostly […]

County officials, ECC reveal plans for new building

County officials and representatives of Erie County Community College have revealed the designs for the North Campus’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics building. During the Oct. 20 schematic design unveiling, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by ECC President Jack Quinn; John Loffredo, Erie County commissioner of public works; Ray Bednarski, president of Kideney Architects; area elected […]

Halloween must be fun — and safe

Bee Editorial

Halloween is nearly upon us again. While for the most part it’s a fun holiday when we dress up, give out and receive candy, and maybe spend the evening with some close friends, there also can be a dark side to the activities. In some communities in Western New York, vandalism occurs on this night as rowdy parties get out […]

Spindle items

• SUNDAY MORNING — As I get older, I find myself getting into more and more routines. My day usually can’t start without two cups of coffee and a bowl of Kashi Cinnamon harvest – basically cinnamon shredded wheat. When I get to work, before I do anything, I set up all of my power cords for my laptop and […]

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoOct. 30, 1890 On Saturday evening, Nov. 1, a Republican meeting will be held at the Shimerville House, Harris Hill, at which time good speakers will be present for the purpose of instructing voters and the discussion of political issues. Members of all parties are invited. Mr. Wilder Bund lost a valuable horse last week. Mr. Bund is […]