Four candidates vie for two seats on BOE

Clarence voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether the Board of Education’s proposed $83 million budget meets their approval. Voters will also elect two members to the board. The public budget vote will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Clarence High School. Four candidates are running for the two seats, […]

Residents set to vote on $83 million school budget

The Clarence Board of Education reviewed its proposed $83 million budget for the 2018-19 school year a final time Monday night before voters determine its passage. Current projections provided by the district indicate that the next school year will see no reductions in staff and a maintenance of all existing programs. “Increases in this year’s budget are contractual increases. Programs […]

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Clarence native to head National Science Foundation’s artificial intelligence division

From the halls of Clarence High School to a lecture room in Geneva, Switzerland, Clarence’s 1974 valedictorian is set to take a position with the nation’s most pre-eminent scientific agency. Henry Kautz, the founding director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science at the University of Rochester, has been selected to direct the National Science Foundation division that supports artificial […]

Electronics drop-off event set for May 19

Area residents will be able to recycle their old, unwanted electronics next week during a free drop-off event sponsored by state Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, at the corner of Main Street. The senator said the event benefits student clubs […]

Seamans to campaign for state Senate seat

Joan Elizabeth Seamans on Saturday launched a campaign to challenge incumbent state Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer for the 61st District seat, which represents the towns of Amherst and Clarence. Seamans said that if elected, her goals would be to invest in the community, especially through education for students and workforce training and trade schools. “If we invest in people, our economy […]

Town Board Agenda

6 p.m., Wednesday, May 9

Agenda items 1. Consider a request for a temporary conditional permit for outside dining at Rule 26, 8230 Wehrle Drive. 2. The Abbey requests preliminary concept review of a proposed multiple family housing expansion of an existing mixed use development at 6449 Transit Road. 3. Rock Oak Estates requests preliminary concept review of a proposed manufactured housing expansion at 10075 […]

Lyme Disease Awareness Month kicks off in Erie County

Across the country, the month of May is recognized as Lyme Disease Awareness Month due to the spike in temperature that causes ticks and other insects to prosper. In an effort to raise awareness of the topic, Assemblywoman Monica Wallace, Sen. Tim Kennedy and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein convened at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve on Friday […]

National Merit Scholarship Corporation announces $2,500 scholarship winners

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners, which included two Clarence residents. Nathaniel Thompson of Clarence and Rockwell Tang of Clarence Center, both students at Nichols High School, were selected as winners. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2018 National […]