Casilio sworn in as town supervisor

Greene, Shear new faces on Town Board

It was a celebratory mood at Town Hall on Jan. 6 as Patrick Casilio began his tenure as town supervisor. The former three-term councilman was sworn in to the town’s highest office during an inauguration program prior to the Town Board’s annual organizational meeting. After he and other elected officials — including Councilmen Robert Geiger and Christopher Greene, Town Clerk […]

Shear brings years of planning experience to board

Councilman Paul Shear will participate in his first full meeting as a member of the Town Board next Wednesday. But he’s no newcomer to town affairs and seems poised to hit the ground running. When Patrick Casilio won the supervisor seat last fall with two years remaining on his council term, Shear decided to apply for the appointment to fill […]

Transgender policy approved by board

The Clarence Board of Education adopted a new policy to increase protections for transgender students on Monday night at Harris Hill Elementary School. The adoption followed last month’s meeting that featured multiple residents and students speaking out both in favor of and against the policy. The policy provides guidelines to address items such as the use of proper pronouns and […]

Nativity of Mary School schedules open house

Nativity of Mary School, located at 8550 Main St., will host an open house for prospective families from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. The event will highlight education and engagement in the fine arts, both an essential part of the curriculum at Nativity of Mary School. According to a press release from Nativity, involvement in the arts […]

Did You Know?

Clarence has 338 acres of developed recreation area and 690 acres of undeveloped or passive recreation area. There are 77 athletic fields throughout the entire park system. Of the estimated 8,000 youth residents, nearly half take part in town recreational sport leagues. The town also maintains more than 10 miles of paved recreational trails, with more than five additional miles […]

Committee selects 12 projects for CDBG grants

Main Street sidewalk project to receive funds

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has announced the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2016 Community Development Block Grant application. The application, which will be submitted to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval, recommends a total Erie County expenditure of $1.16 million for the projects, an investment that will leverage […]

Corwin calls for APPLE Plan’s education reforms

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference at a press conference held at the State Capitol on Monday, where they called for enactment of a series of education reforms known as the APPLE Plan. The plan — which is an acronym for Achieving Pupil Preparedness and Launching Excellence — was created by Corwin and her colleagues following […]

Deadline this week for fire departments to apply for AFG grants

Local fire companies and emergency medical services providers are reminded that the deadline to apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is this Friday. AFG funds assist fire departments and other first responders in procuring the critical equipment and protective gear necessary to best serve their local communities. The funding also can be used […]


Resolve to be a volunteer in 2016

I t’s the new year, and we’re sure that many of you have made resolutions to lose weight or quit bad habits. We know that sometimes it’s difficult to remain vigilant in keeping your resolution. Many resolutions involve giving yourself a healthier lifestyle, such as eating a balanced diet or exercising within a consistent schedule. While those resolutions are highly […]