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Where we live: Clarence

Clarence

A decrease of nearly 3 percent in the property tax rate is proposed in the tentative 2015 budget submitted by Town Supervisor David C. Hartzell Jr.

The tax rate, per $1,000 of assessed valuation, would be lowered from this year’s rate of $1.03 to an even $1. Also dropping is the tax levy: from approximately $3.26 million to $3.24 million.

This week:

• The Fall Festival ends today at The Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St., with a blood drive and costume contests. Judging will be held at 2 p.m. for youngsters up to age 16, and at 3 p.m. for those 17 and older. Hours are 10 a.m. to dusk. Admission is $5.

• The Original Clarence Arts and Crafts Society will hold its Holiday Arts and Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St.