2023-05-31 E-Edition


Tree plantings continue in Clarence Hollow

A tree planting initiative by the Town of Clarence is seeing continued success, with 39 new trees planted in Clarence Hollow. “The right-of-way tree planting is an ongoing process and will continue on for years,” said Councilman Paul Shear. “Everything we’re planting is guaranteed for one year minimum. If [the trees] die, the nursery that planted them will replace them.” […]

JDS Foundation plans fundraiser for cancer patients in memory of CHS alum

Following the tragic death of a young Clarence High School alumnus, the JDS Foundation is hosting a fundraiser to support those affected by a rare variant of testicular cancer from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Meadowlakes Park on Clarence Center Road. The upcoming fundraiser will feature a number of activities, including a 16-team wiffleball tournament, […]


HONORING THE DEPARTED – Clarence American Legion Post 838 and Cub Scout Pack 93 decorated the graves of Clarence war veterans in six small cemeteries on Sunday, May 21. Five Revolutionary War veterans and two War of 1812 veterans were individually honored, together with several WWI and WWII veterans. The Scouts spent almost three hours locating graves and placing flags […]

Recreational festival to raise awareness of inclusive programs, activities

Parent Network of WNY will hold its annual Recreational Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Cazenovia Park in front of the casino building in West Seneca. The festival is organized to promote inclusive recreational activities and games for children of all ages with all abilities to remain active throughout the summer and year-round. There will […]

County government divided over migrants

With New York City unable to support all incoming asylum seekers, and an unknown number of these migrants being sent to Western New York, county government officials are divided about the best course of action. The legislature’s four minority caucus members are backing a resolution sponsored by legislator Jim Malczewski to follow the lead of seven nearby counties and declare […]

Gun-owner on Ledgeview grounds did not attempt to enter

A West Seneca man delivering flowers to Ledgeview Elementary on Thursday, May 18, was arrested for possession of a firearm on school grounds. According to Clarence School Superintendent Matt Frahm, the 57-year-old flower shop employee was delivering flowers to a school employee and, upon reaching the front door, advised the school that he had a firearm on his hip and […]

Veterans and active military offered free concert admission

Following their April performance of the piece “Beyond Courage: That We Might Live” on Norfolk Naval Base, student musicians from Clarence High School are repeating the performance here in Western New York. The piece will be featured in the high school’s annual concert at 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Kleinhans Music Hall. Any active or retired military members can […]

News Brief

Independent Health and YMCA are offering a free cardio interval class at 10 a.m. Fridays, June through August, in Main Street Town Park, 10405 Main St., near the band shell. This class is part of the 12th season of Fitness in the Parks. No advance signup is required. To view the full schedule, park locations and class descriptions, visit www.independenthealth […]