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The owner of an Attica restaurant acclaimed for its menu blending Polish and Italian specialties – and its unusual decorating motif – is moving 23 miles west to Clarence. Morluski's is set to open in early summer in the former Clarence Church of Christ building at 10678 Main St., at Sawmill Road. And, yes, owner Jeannine Morlacci confirmed it is bringing more than ju…

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It's been two months since Clarence Supervisor Patrick Casilio won re-election, but it sounds like last year's town races are still on his mind. Casilio started off his 2020 State of the Town address Thursday at Samuel's Grande Manor by introducing some of the officials and family members in attendance. He singled out the town clerk, Nancy Metzger, as "the largest vo…

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Sept. 1, 1929 – Jan. 18, 2020 James F. “Jim” Lally came to Western New York in 1963 to join Kistler Instrument Co., a firm co-founded by his brother Robert, a former Bell Aircraft Corp. engineer. But when Kistler was sold and operations moved to Washington State four years later, the Lallys did not move with it. “The product (the buyer) was interested in wasn’t what …

Buffalo

Donato Morgante weighs maybe 24 pounds and stands not much more than 2 feet tall. That little frame packs in a lot of presence, which is why so many heads turned when his father and mother, Jacquie and Joe, brought him into the lobby Thursday morning at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The child buried his head in his dad's shoulder, his tiny stature illust…

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It turns out there's some money in baseball cards and sports memorabilia. Just take a look at the home Adam Martin, owner of Dave and Adam's Card World, and his wife, Tara, bought in Clarence's Spaulding Lake subdivision. The Martins on Friday paid $1.7 million for the nearly 9,400-square-foot mansion set on 6.4 acres on Goodrich Road north of Main Street, according …

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Melodie Baker, 37, a mother of five from Clarence, on Friday withdrew her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 27th Congressional District seat left vacant by Chris Collins. “It has been an honor and a privilege to have met so many wonderful people through the process of exploring a run for Congress and I’m excited for the friendships that have been formed wit…

Clarence

A 22-year-old Clarence Center man admitted in Niagara County Court Wednesday that he sent sexually explicit messages to a 13-year-old Town of Lockport girl on his cellphone earlier this year. Patrick K. Hatswell, who was living in the Town of Lockport at the time of the crime May 17, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted dissemination of indecent material to a…

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A Cheektowaga surgeon convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and making material false statements was sentenced Monday in federal court to two years' probation, including three months' home confinement when he is not at work, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. On Sept. 8, 2016, Dr. Anthony Leone, 55, completed a controlled substance form from t…

Clarence

After a nearly six-year wait, work will begin in late winter or early spring to repair the closed portion of Tonawanda Creek Road in Clarence. The Niagara County Legislature awarded a contract for the project Tuesday. Clarence, of course, is in Erie County. But Niagara County was chosen to act as lead agency for a package of work that also involves shoring up the cre…

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All six schools in the Clarence Central School District were in a lockout for about 45 minutes late Thursday morning following a robbery at a business on Sheridan Drive. Clarence superintendent Geoffrey M. Hicks said the lockout went in place at approximately 11:45 a.m., ended around 12:35 p.m. and referred any further questions to law enforcement officials. Parents …

Amherst

Edward A. Rath III declared victory in his re-election bid for the Erie County Legislature on Tuesday. Rath, 52, a Republican who was also on the Conservative and Independence lines, defeated Democratic challenger William N. Freeman to capture the 6th Legislative District seat, representing Amherst, Clarence and Newstead. Rath, a vice president and energy broker/cons…

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Clarence's preliminary 2020 town budget holds the general fund tax rate flat even as the tax levy goes up. Spending in the overall budget plan, including special districts, rises by 2.4% to $24.2 million. Spending in the general fund portion would rise by 2.7%, to $13.3 million. The budget plan includes raises for many senior town employees but not for the supervisor…

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The only competitive race in Clarence this fall is for town justice. With Republican Robert Sillars not seeking re-election, Jonathan S. Hickey is taking on Ryan J. Mills. They squared off in June, when Hickey won the Republican primary and Mills won the Democratic contest. Mills also has Working Families support while Hickey also appears on the Conservative, Green a…

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A 33-year-old man from Clarence was seriously injured in a car crash in Clarence Tuesday evening, according to New York State police. Troopers said that at about 5 p.m. Tuesday a vehicle headed east on Main Street in Clarence went off the road near the intersection of Connection Drive. The vehicle hit a tree and the driver was trapped, police said. The driver was tak…