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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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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,…

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Riding trails, solar panels and geothermal heating would be some of the features of Legacy Woods, a 50-lot equestrian community of upscale single-family homes planned for Newhouse Road in Clarence. A public hearing on the project was set for 6:15 p.m. May 23 by the Clarence Town Board Wednesday. The property is owned by Dr. Greg Daniel, who lives next door in a geoth…

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After an eight-month moratorium, the Clarence Town Board has adopted a local law on "small wireless facilities." The law was passed Wednesday. Supervisor Patrick Casilio said it will focus on the location of microcell towers, which are small towers used to enhance signal strength for cellphones. Director of Community Development James B. Callahan said the law encoura…

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The Wehrle Golf Dome in Clarence was upgraded last year with a new roof, a new driving range, new turf and a restaurant – Rule 26. Now it could also be getting a patio. Rule 26, both a restaurant and a bar, is a clever nod to the rules of golfing, which allows a player who hit a ball into a water hazard to take a penalty stroke and place a ball outside of the hazard.…

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A new popcorn stand is coming to 6610 Goodrich Road in Clarence. Michael Sendlebeck told the Clarence Town Board on Wednesday that the 10-foot-by-16-foot shed will be a permanent structure, but a seasonal business, from May through October. The stand will be adjacent to Sendlebeck's home, which is in a commercial zone. The board granted him a one-year, temporary conditi…

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Can two farmers markets compete in Clarence? Benderson Development wants to open a farmers market Wednesday evenings in its Eastgate Mall parking lot at 5183 Transit Road. A public hearing on the plan is set for April 25. But the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market, an all-volunteer organization which has run a farmers market in the town for 15 years, is afraid Benderson'…

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Real estate developer and interior decorator Catherine Surianello has a passion for historic homes, especially those that need a lot of work. The more neglected they are, the more she likes them. "There's a character and charm – and grace – that can't be purchased," said Surianello. She knows of what she speaks. Her property, a stone house from 1850 with a carriage h…

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After two decades of being stalled by issues involving zoning, sewers and wetlands, a 52-acre subdivision of 77 single-family homes off of Greiner Road in Clarence appears to be nearing reality. A public hearing on the proposed Woodland Hills subdivision is set for March 28. The owner, Fred Cimato, appeared at Wednesday's Town Board meeting. The subdivision has been …

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A plan to put a seasonal farmers market in the parking lot of the Eastgate Plaza on Transit Road got a tepid reaction Wednesday from the Clarence Town Board. James Bagioli of Benderson Development made the pitch during the board's regular meeting. He said the company has run a similar market for the past 10 years in the Tops Market parking lot in East Aurora. If the pla…

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The Clarence Town Board voted last week to spend $125,000 to repair its leaking senior center roof and remove what it called improperly installed solar panels. Town Engineer Timothy Lavocat said the town unsuccessfully sought reimbursement from the solar panel installer, a New Jersey company that has since gone out of business. He said the solar panels were installed ab…

After rejecting the option for years, the Clarence Town Board is considering leasing light duty work vehicles and small transportation vans instead of buying new ones. Highway Superintendent James A. Dussing said at the board's meeting Wednesday that the town has 21 vehicles it tries to replace on a revolving three-year cycle. But even with the trade-in, the town will n…

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The Town of Clarence has never had its own police department, until now. On Wednesday the Town Board voted to create a part-time patrol officer position to work with the Clarence School District as a school resource officer. The $25,000 salary will be paid for by the school district and the town will provide a vehicle and uniform. Clarence School Superintendent Geoff…