2021-05-19 E-Edition

National Preservation Month shines spotlight on Clarence history

As the oldest town in Erie County, Clarence boasts a rich history evident in its architecture, agricultural traditions and enduring culture. During this National Preservation Month of May 2021, the Clarence Historic Preservation Commission remains steadfast in its mission to honor and uphold the town’s past. “The Clarence Town Board recognizes the members of the Town of Clarence Historic Preservation […]


AUTO BUREAU RELOCATION – Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns, along with local dignitaries, cut the ceremonial red ribbon to mark the grand opening of the relocated auto bureau inside the Eastern Hills Mall. The branch officially opened to the public on Monday, May 17. The new facility features a larger customer area to accommodate proper social distancing due to […]

Clarence High School student to host virtual fundraiser

A senior at Clarence Central High School is hosting a virtual auction as part of the school’s internship program to raise money for Mental Health Advocates of Western New York. Bianca Burgess is a member of the high school’s Academy of Business and Finance, which was designed to connect students with the world of financial services and business-related careers and […]

Building Allyships program launches

The Women’s Business Center at Canisius College and Local Initiatives Support Corporation WNY have announced their partnership in a timely and first-of-its kind program to create more equitable opportunity for WNY’s businesses. The “ Building Allyships” program seeks to take a parallel approach of action; teaching the decision-makers and influencers of our community how to take steps toward diversifying their business […]

Broadband costs drop for eligible customers

Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) has announced a Federal Communications Commission program designed to lower internet service costs for customers nationwide. “As our economy continues to recover and Americans recover from financial hardships brought on by the pandemic, this program will allow them to continue, or access, internet services at a discounted rate through the end of the pandemic,” Jacobs said. […]

Clarence Middle School appoints new principal

The Clarence Central School District Board of Education has unanimously approved Ashley Dreibelbis as the principal at Clarence Middle School to replace Robert Moore, who is retiring. Dreibelbis currently serves as the assistant principal at Clarence Middle School, a position she has held since 2017. Dreibelbis has previously worked as a social studies teacher at Clarence High School from 2008 […]

Veterans Memorial dedication

The 2021 Clarence Memorial Day celebration will include a dedication ceremony for the Clarence Veterans Memorial. The memorial, spearheaded by Clarence Rotary, emerged after the passing of Clarence native Captain Andrew D. Byers. The memorial will consist of a fountain with the names of all Clarence residents killed in action, dating back to the War of 1812. Honor walls surround […]

Educator grant application open for 2021-2022 year

The western zone of the Retired Educators of New York, formerly the New York State Retired Teachers’ Association, comprises approximately 2,700 members. RENY, the state organization, has about 12,000 members. This year it has announced the availability of the RENY Hudson-Kramer Memorial grant. This is a $1,000 grant given in memory of Ross C. Hudson and Florence Coulter Kramer, who […]

Town approves mobile amusement park for summer

The Clarence Town Board approved a request by Hammerl Amusements Inc. for a special event permit covering a mobile amusement park weekends between May 28 and June 20 at the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, during its Wednesday, May 12 meeting, held over Zoom. Hammerl Amusement President Lynn Ritchie represented her organization during the meeting, in which she explained […]