2020-07-22 E-Edition

Talkin’ proud

Bridget Genovese of Lancaster chats with Buffalo Bill Dion Dawkins after getting some Bills merchandise autographed at the BFLO Store at the Eastern Hills Mall. The store hosted the 716 Day Small Business Market on July 16. The BFLO Store is now an official retailer of the Buffalo Bills.

Hicks: District foresees ‘kids are going to have to have masks on’

After weeks of anxious waiting, school districts across the state last week received updated reopening guidance from the New York State Education Department. The 150-page document includes an array of both mandates and recommendations for districts planning to open school doors in the fall. Having received it, districts are now expected to analyze the heap of information and to use […]

The Stage temporarily gets the hook after gathering complaint to health department

The Stage at 8166 Main St. in Clarence recently found itself in an unwanted spotlight following an investigation conducted by the Erie County Department of Health last week. ECDOH issued a close order to The Stage on July 14, after which Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz elaborated that the decision was made as a result of the establishment entertaining a […]

Senior center targets mid-August reopening date

It’s been nearly five months since the Clarence Senior Center was able to host town seniors and provide for them a place for gathering and for belonging. Center leadership is now targeting Monday, Aug. 17, as a date for reopening the building’s doors. Executive Director Debb Sabatis told The Clarence Bee last week that following much deliberation that included discussions […]

BOE approves Mampe as new CHS assistant principal

The Clarence Board of Education unanimously voted to approve Julie Mampe as the assistant principal at Clarence High School at the board’s July 13 meeting. Mampe replaces Robert Coniglio who moved to a principal position in a neighboring district. Mampe has been an English Language Arts teacher at Bath-Haverling High School and a gifted programming specialist at Country Parkway Elementary […]

Michael J. Montante succeeds father as CEO of Uniland Development

Uniland Development Company announced recently that Michael J. Montante will succeed his father, Carl J. Montante, as the company’s chief executive officer. Carl, who founded the company in 1974, remains executive chairman of the family-run, privately held firm. Michael, age 51, has worked in various capacities at Uniland for 30 years, most recently as its vice president of development. Some […]

What’s Going On

Mar-Bon Social Club, 6477 Transit Road, East Amherst, will host a “Caring for the Caregiver,” a wellness program focused on supporting caregivers. Join others with common experiences while learning about helpful strategies and resources. The event will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 and Thursday, Aug. 27. Reserve a seat by Aug. 14, by calling 406-4577. […]

Roughly 36% of new virus cases are from 20-29 age group, county says

The COVID-19 positivity rate in Erie County has seen a slight increase recently, but officials are more concerned with the age groups predominately infected and the manner in which the virus is being transmitted within the community. The Erie County Department of Health reported Monday that the COVID-19 case data for the week ending July 18 confirmed 284 new cases […]

Three men charged in connection with robbery of Clarence Credit Union

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Adrian D. Applewhite, 32, of Cheektowaga, along with Ronald L. Morris, 45, and Carl I. Wilson, Jr., 35, both of Buffalo, with aggravated bank robbery, brandishing a firearm, entering a bank with intent to commit a larceny, and bank larceny. In addition, defendant […]