2019-08-14 E-Edition

Clarence United Methodist fulfills original vision of sanctuary through new stained glass

The Clarence United Methodist Church at 10205 Greiner Road first began to congregate in 1807. For reference, the Town of Clarence itself — the oldest town in Erie County — was incorporated in 1808. Needless to say, the Clarence United Methodist congregation takes pride in its history. In June, the church added to its historical ledger when it dedicated 16 […]

Author visits Clarence library with Jack the Ripper revelations in tow

Michael Hawley believes that Ripper killer could be former Buffalo resident

Michael Hawley had been watching an episode of Mystery Quest on the History Channel, detailing the “Jack the Ripper” Whitechapel murders of 1888. His curiosity had piqued monumentally when the program had mentioned the name of Dr. Francis Tumblety, a name that Hawley had never before heard associated with the Ripper case. Hawley’s inquisitiveness led him on a research journey […]

Clarence Historical Society issues plea to public after items stolen from museum

The Clarence Historical Society is imploring the return of historical valuables that were stolen last week from the museum at 10465 Main St. On Aug. 2, volunteers from the historical society discovered an unlocked door in the upstairs of the museum. Soon after, while transporting items from the genealogy library to the museum, volunteers realized that items were missing, including […]

Hollow Farmers Market receives grant funding

The Clarence Hollow Farmers Market was awarded grant funding, in addition to more than 40 other farmers markets throughout the state, as part of a program organized by Farm Credit East. In honor of National Farmers Market Week, which took place Aug. 4-10, Farm Credit East contributed $25,000 in small grants to 86 farmers markets across the Northeast. The recipient […]

McMurray announces bid for NY-27

Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray, who took Rep. Chris Collins to the limit in a race for the New York 27th Congressional District seat in 2018, has announced he will run for the seat again in 2020. McMurray, a Democrat, made the announcement in a letter sent to supporters on Saturday morning. Building from his momentum in 2018, where he […]

Town Board Agenda

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14

Agenda items 1. Charles Kelkenberg requests a public hearing to consider a special exception use permit for a secondary living unit at 9295 Martin Road. 2. John Brach requests preliminary concept review of a proposed major subdivision at 6545 Heise Road. 3. M&T Bank requests a special exception use permit for construction of a drive-thru ATM facility at 10602 Main […]

Collins maintains innocence after prosecutors drop three of eight charges

Rep. Chris Collins seemed to be in good spirits Wednesday after awarding the Purple Heart to the family of the late Daniel J. Shaw at a ceremony in Derby. The embattled Congressman, who is facing federal charges related to insider trading, did have some reasons to be happy. It was announced the day prior that federal prosecutors are dropping three […]

YMCA Turkey Trot registration now open

Registration for the 124th annual YMCA Turkey Trot has opened, according to YMCA Buffalo Niagara. Runners may register at YMCABN.org until race capacity is reached. Presented by ADPRO Sports, the YMCA Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving Day tradition that, according to the YMCA, sells out every year, so race organizers recommend that those interested register early to secure their spot. […]


APPRECIATION PICNIC — The Clarence Community and Schools Federal Credit Union hosted a family picnic on Aug. 1. Shown, from left, are Hattie Minor, Sean Andrews, Kathryn Hoover, Ava Cristall, Emily Minor, Nathan Guadagno and Joshua Guadagno. Photo by David F. Sherman. Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com