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A 37-year-old Buffalo man who robbed and shot a Clarence restaurant owner in 2016 faces 35 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to several charges, said Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn. Christopher Boyd pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to two counts of burglary, three counts of robbery, one count of assault, one count…

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Outer-ring suburbs in the northern and eastern sections of Erie County where new housing abounds grew faster than any other communities in Erie County over the last seven years. Clarence, Lancaster and Elma all grew more than 4 percent between 2010 and 2017, with Clarence's population rising by 6 percent, according to the latest Census population estimates. But 17 of…

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For 364 days a year, dogs are not allowed in Clarence Town Park. This weekend, they get to make up for lost time. Dog watchers and dog owners can join in a variety of events during Clarence Bark in the Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St. Admission is $5 per person. All well-behaved dogs on leashes and their owners are welcome. D…

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The company behind the Super Chexx Bubble Hockey domed table game wants to expand its Clarence manufacturing and distribution building. Innovative Concepts in Entertainment, or ICE, plans to expand from its home at 10123 Main St. to a neighboring parcel just to the west, according to plans submitted to Clarence officials. ICE, which makes coin-operated games for the …

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Two passengers on a bus transporting individuals with disabilities were taken to Erie County Medical Center Monday morning after the driver crashed into a utility pole on Main Street in Clarence, according to the State Police. The passengers had to be extricated from the vehicle, the Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Co. posted on Facebook. One of the passengers was treated an…

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For the second time in two years, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz is raising concerns about tax breaks requested for a development of retail businesses and apartments in Clarence. Russell Salvatore Jr. in 2016 received $100,000 in mortgage recording and sales tax breaks from the Clarence Industrial Development Agency for his project at 6449 Transit Road, known a…

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The owner of the La Quinta Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport in Lancaster has bought the America's Best Value Inn & Suites in Clarence from his cousin. Martin Patel paid $1.2 million on Friday to buy the hotel at 9370 Main St., just east of Goodrich Road, from Atish Patel, according to Martin Patel and the deed filed with Erie County. Martin Patel said his cousin …

The Clarence Town Board Wednesday reviewed three concept plans for development – including a townhouse development, a manufactured home park and an expansion of a medical office building. All three were sent to the Planning Board for review. They included: The Abbey, at 6449 Transit Road, owned by Russell Salvatore Jr., plans an expansion of the current mixed retai…

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The Clarence Town Board Wednesday granted a one-year conditional permit for outside dining to Rule 26. The restaurant recently opened in The Dome at 8230 Wehrle Drive. The board heard from several residents who live across the street on Foxwood Lane who had complaints about lighting at The Dome. "My backyard is like daylight at 11 p.m.," said Michael Songin of Fox…

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Owner Russell Salvatore Jr. wants to add eight townhouses with garages to The Abbey, his two-story project of upscale apartments and retail development on Transit Road that opened last year in Clarence. But because it would exceed a zoning restriction of six units on the property, the plan is expected to come under scrutiny when it is presented to the Clarence Town Boar…

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22nd Century Group posted a $1.4 million profit during the first quarter, but only because its investment in a Canadian cannabis biotechnology business grew in value. The Clarence company, which is developing technology to manipulate the level of nicotine in tobacco, earned 1 cent per share, compared with a loss of $2.6 million, or 3 cents per share, a year ago, because…

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A Clarence man admitted in Niagara County Court Tuesday that he tried to rob a 7-Eleven store in Lockport Nov. 25, while armed with a knife. Nicholas A. Sedita, 32, of Tonawanda Creek Road, didn't wait to be indicted before pleading guilty to attempted third-degree robbery. Judge Matthew J. Murphy III could send him to prison for as long as four years when Sedita return…

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While box stores keep closing, developers are coming up with new ways to bring shoppers back. The Clarence Town Board this week approved a one-year conditional permit that would allow Benderson Development to set up a farmers market in the Eastgate Plaza parking lot, 5183 Transit Road, behind Moe's. The market will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, for 27 weeks, star…

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The West Shore Brewing Co. wants to become a destination with a beer garden that includes fire pits, outdoor games and live music. On Wednesday, the Clarence Town Board gave approval for the plan to go forward by granting a one-year conditional permit for outdoor dining. Josh Dziomba, who runs the brewery at 10995 Main St., with his father, Greg, and his wife, Laura,…