2020-10-28 E-Edition

Residents turn up in droves to cast early voting ballots as Election Day nears

The most viscerally contested presidential race in modern American history is well underway, as voters continue to shatter records with polls open nationwide for early voting. On Saturday, more than 500 residents queued in front of Clarence Town Hall before polls opened at 10:30 a.m. Between, Saturday and Monday, more than 1,000 Clarence residents casted early voting ballots. The strong […]

BNP releases results of 2020 WNY Diversity & Inclusion Business Community Assessment

Employers in the Buffalo Niagara region have a mixed track record when it comes to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. That is the key finding from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s newly released Employing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in WNY: 2020 Western New York Diversity & Inclusion Business Community Assessment. An extension of the BNP’s diversity and inclusion programs and […]

Teen arrested for political sign theft

New York State Police Troopers in Clarence arrested Olivia R. Cinquinio, 19, of Amherst, for petit larceny of Trump political signs on Oct. 22. Troopers were dispatched to Brookhaven Drive in the Town of Clarence for a report of political signs being taken off a lawn. While patrolling the Brookhaven location, the complainant started following the suspect vehicle on Main […]

Trocaire College to launch new online brewing and distilling program

Trocaire College is the only school in New York state offering a Brewing, Distilling and Fermentation Science program this November. “This is a very non-traditional approach to education and I think that’s because it needs to be,” said Program Director Erik Coleman. “With people having more time to devote to their hobbies, exploring something new to do at home, or […]

Rising up: Clarence’s Band Against Bullying Performance

Michelle Obama said, “When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. When they go low, we go high.” The 9th Annual BAND Against Bullying event, which was held virtually this year, took place on Tuesday, Oct. 20. This event allows high school students to come together and perform on important issues that need […]

To make your voice heard on Nov. 3, consider voting early

Early voting is upon us, and is an important new option for Western New Yorkers for a number of reasons, not the least of which have to do with COVID-19. First, with the pandemic in mind this voting option allows citizens to experience reduced foot traffic at the polls, making social distancing easier and decreasing fears that voting in person […]

Spindle Items

• ART AND POETRY CONTEST — WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Inc., a community based prevention agency, announced that the annual art and poetry contest will continue. WNY United has been hosting the Healthy Choices Art and Poetry contest since 2009. Artists and poets in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in the contest by creating […]

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoOct. 31, 1895 Six inches of snow fell this week, the first of the season. Minnie Flanigan has been engaged to teach at Williamsville High School. 100 Years AgoOct. 28, 1920 The national, state and county election will take place next Tuesday, November 2. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The feminine sex will […]

News Briefs

The Clarence Planning Board will hold a virtual work session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 Project Review (no actions will be taken) 1. Rock Oak East – Development Plan for a proposed expansion to an existing manufactured housing park located at 10065 Main Street. 2. Matt Green – Concept Plan for a proposed mixed use project at 9150 Sheridan […]