2022-05-25 E-Edition

Fire District #1 celebrates 100 years by reacquiring historic pumper truck

The world has changed quite a bit in the past century or so. Technology alone has advanced far beyond what Board of Fire Commissioners Chair Nathan Work described as “the days of the leather fire buckets or hand-pulled horse wagons,” and relics of the past have become attractions for locals and tourists alike. Clarence Fire District #1 was recently able […]

School spirit on display at All-Elementary Track Meet

The energy was electric at Clarence High School last week on Tuesday evening. From the front parking lot, you could hear hundreds of little voices chanting and cheering and giving it their all as they rallied with school spirit during the Jack Hesslink All-Elementary Track Meet – and their voices carried from all the way in the back of the […]

Project 33 to honor Andy Byers with Memorial Day run

Monday is a day to honor those who gave their lives for our country, and this year, U.S. Army Special Forces Officer Major Andy Byers, of Clarence, is being honored in a special way by the Project 33 Memorial Foundation. Starting in January each year, the foundation aims to tell the story of one particular member of the U.S. Army […]

Merlino family creates murals for Hollow window

If you’ve strolled down Main Street in the past few years, you might have noticed some splashes of color adorning the storefront windows of Cozy Fireplaces. And if you’ve found yourself enjoying this artwork, you have the Merlino family to thank for sharing their work with the Hollow. The Merlinos started painting murals for this store’s windows a few years […]

Shakespeare in Delaware Park returns to the hill

Shakespeare in Delaware Park is returning to its main stage on the hill for its 47th year of free Shakespeare, after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The Back on the Hill season will include shows at 7:15 p.m. every day except Mondays from June 23 through Aug. 21 on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park, next to Hoyt Lake and behind the […]

AJ’s Restaurant seeks to add outdoor dining

AJ’s Restaurant at 10250 Main St. is seeking a temporary conditional permit for an outside dining area at the back of the building. The dining space would include 10 tables and a bar area and would close by 11 p.m. In its meeting last week, the Planning Board issued a recommendation that the Town Board grant the permit with some […]

Independent Health Foundation kids run returns to Delaware Park

The Independent Health Foundation will again host its Kids Run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4, at Delaware Park, returning to an in-person event to kick off a summer of healthy activities. This free event includes a mini-dash for ages 2 through 5, a 1.8-mile family run/walk for all ages, and a sensory-friendly option for families with special […]

News Brief

The University at Buffalo is being awarded $4.5 million to create a new Center for Plastic Recycling Research and Innovation and support work to reduce plastic waste. This expanded academic partnership is intended to improve plastics recycling by researching the development of secondary recyclable markets to ease the financial burdens on municipal recycling programs and streamline the recycling process, especially […]

Boglioli/Cannizzaro win school board seats, budget approved

Out of six candidates for two Clarence Central School District Board of Education seats, incumbent James Boglioli and newcomer Kym Cannizzaro stand victorious, with 1,786 and 1,620 votes, respectively. Cybil Robbins was first runner-up with 1,060 votes, followed by John Fisgus with 1,018, Julie Hartling with 467 and Julia Bauer with 322. This election secured Boglioli’s fourth term on the […]