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West Shore Brewing Co. hopes to lay track to craft beer perfection

In 1918, Anthony Borysik began work on the West Shore Railroad, which extended from Weehawken, New Jersey, to Buffalo. Many decades later, Borysik’s great-grandson, Josh Dziomba, was given his first home-brewing kit by his wife, Laura, which sparked a passion for the art of beer-making. The result is Clarence’s first brewery of the modern era: the West Shore Brewing Company. […]

After more than a decade, library’s reading garden opens to public

When the voices finally died down and the library began to empty, Monica Mooney and Cheryl Cantlon met in the lobby of the Clarence Library to embrace in a cathartic hug. Mooney, the library director, and Cantlon, the president of the Garden Friends of Clarence, celebrated the culmination of an idea that has been more than a decade in the […]

WNY Lions Clubs elects new leader at International Convention

Sharon Battaglia, a resident of Lockport, was sworn in as the 2017-18 district governor of Lions Clubs in Western New York during the Lions Clubs International 100th Convention held in Chicago from July 1 through July 4. As district governor, Battaglia will provide leadership and support for the community service and humanitarian assistance provided by more than 1,300 Lions members […]

Town Board Agenda

6 p.m., Wednesday, July 12

Agenda items 1. Public Hearing to consider a special exception use permit for a drive-thru facility at 6031 Transit Road. 2. Legacy Woods requests an action under SEQRA to seek lead agency status and commence a coordinated review among involved agencies. 3. Rob Blandford requests a public hearing to consider a special exception use permit for a secondary living unit […]

News Brief

Jonathan S. Hickey, Esq., an attorney and Clarence resident, was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of Erie County at its 130th annual meeting on June 9. Hickey is a former town prosecutor in Clarence and presently works as the confidential law clerk to New York State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. […]

Schneiderman: Avoid scams when hiring contractors for flood damage

In light of recent flooding along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline, leaving many property owners with a huge mess, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a list of tips for consumers to avoid being scammed. As property owners begin to hire contractors to repair the damage ,they should remain vigilant when selecting a contractor, and […]

Clarence resident is top female finisher in Corporate Challenge

Jacquie Huben, Journeys associate at The McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga took home the 2017 Corporate Challenge trophy for the first female finisher. She won posting a time of 21 minutes and 45 seconds. Huben resides in Clarence, where she ran cross-country and track for the high school and also at Geneseo College before graduating last […]

Concert to benefit Newstead Volunteer Fire Company

The Newstead Volunteer Fire Company will host country pop stars Love And Theft at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. Food truck rodeo will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Concert doors open at 5 p.m. Buy tickets in advance online at ticketfly.com for $20 or from a Newstead firefighter. Day of the concert tickets are $25. Come […]


Rabies precautions necessary in warmer weather

Warmer days are here, and with everyone spending more time outdoors, there is an increased likelihood of encountering a wild animal. Unfortunately, it is also the most likely time of year to encounter a rabid wild animal or to be bitten by a bat that has made its way inside your home. As the 2016-17 winter was mild, more wildlife […]