Winter wonderland

Steve Joynson of Gasport takes his team of sled dogs through the trails of Clarence Town Park during the 2019 Winterfest on Sunday. Photo by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com

Casilio teases new veterans memorial at State of the Town address

The Town of Clarence may soon have an elaborate memorial within the town park to honor its war dead. At the 2019 State of the Town address, held Jan. 24 at Samuel’s Grand Manor, Supervisor Patrick Casilio introduced the idea to the audience, indicating that the town will seek to have a groundbreaking ceremony at this year’s Memorial Day parade, […]

Design services selected for Eastern Hills Mall redevelopment

Uniland Development Company and Mountain Development Corporation have selected Gensler, a real estate planning and design firm, to provide master planning services for the redevelopment of the Eastern Hills Mall property on Transit Road. Uniland and MDC envision a Town Center-style destination where people live, work, shop and play. According to Uniland, this would include a mix of retail, restaurants, […]

Dollar Tree, ICE addition receive development plan approval

Development plans for two separate projects received approval from the Planning Board Jan. 23, advancing them after being viewed by the town in recent months. Benderson Development requested development plan approval for a proposed 10,000-square-foot outbuilding at 5195 Transit Road as it looks to relocate Dollar Tree, currently at 5183 Transit, within Eastgate Plaza to a new out-parcel within the […]

Canisius College celebrates the legacy of MLK during Black History Month

Canisius College will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with two events during Black History Month in February. The month kicks off with Soup with Substance from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, located in the college’s Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. Presented by the ALANA (African American, […]

Time is right for state contracts reform, says Norris

As the sponsor of the State Contracts Sunlight Act, one of the first procurement reform bills in Albany, Assemblyman Mike Norris notes that with the governor’s now apparent support for reforming the process, there is hope that substantial reforms will happen this year to protect any taxpayer-funded investment made, through the budget or other legislation, in economic development. “Corruption contained […]

School Brief

Matthew Kirk earned Dean’s List in his first semester at Alfred State College with a 4.0. He is majoring in computer engineering technology.

Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children, says UB study

A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia, a disorder that effects 80 percent of those diagnosed with difficulties reading, writing and spelling. Tasks which require audiovisual processing are especially challenging for children with dyslexia, according to Chris McNorgan, an assistant professor in UB’s psychology department and project […]

Sheriff’s Office receives award for continuing education initiative

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is the recipient of the 2018 New York State Sheriff’s Institute’s Innovative Program Award for its collaborative program with Buffalo Public Schools. This educational program supports youthful offenders’ educational needs within the Erie County Holding Center and helps them achieve long term educational goals. Six years ago, The Sheriff’s Office administration and the Buffalo Public […]


KNOW YOUR HISTORY — Grace Kinnan, center, a 5th grade student at Ledgeview Elementary, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee last month. Kinnan competed for two days against 20 classmates by answering oral and written questions on geography of the United States as well as world geography. In the championship, Kinnan defeated Alec Webster. The third place […]