Weekly Feature

February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Longtime football coach wins award

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Bob Mullen, the defensive coordinator for the Nichols School varsity football team, has been named the 2011 assistant coach of the year by Crosstraining Football.  The award is named for longtime Iroquois assistant coach Dave Stepien and was pre More...

News brief

The Lancaster Town Board will hold its next regular meeting at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. The meeting was originally scheduled for Feb. 20, but since the Town Hall will be closed in observance of Presidents Day, the meeting was moved to Feb. 21. More...

Depew district plans second meeting on proposed policy changes

The Depew Board of Education subcommittee in charge of examining the district’s public forum policy will meet this week.  Committee members John Spencer, board president; members Diane Benczkowski and Nancy Fumerelle; and Superintendent Je More...

News brief

The Depew Union Free School District is soliciting names of alumni to be added to its Wall of Fame.  In fall 2011, the district developed the program in order to recognize the outstanding achievements of its graduates.  More...

In Brief

Depew Village Hall, Lancaster Town Hall, and Lancaster Village Hall will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 for Presidents Day.   More...

State: hunter safety increasing

The 2011 hunting season tied 2009 for New York’s safest year of hunting on record, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.  In 2011, 26 personal injury hunting-related shooting incidents were reported, including fo More...

Fire grants available

The state Department of Homeland Security is currently accepting applications for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grants.  SAFER grants assist local fire departments with staffing and deployment capabilities to ensure that More...

Officials: Relief from mandates, Medicaid, needed

Local and state government officials debated mandate relief, Medicaid reform, school aid and the merits of raising the minimum wage at a breakfast presented by the Western New York Chamber Alliance on Friday morning at the Creekside Banquet Facility More...

Town Board hires former member as legal counsel

Cheektowaga

The Cheektowaga Town Board hired an old friend to continue dealing with contract negotiations Monday night.  More...

LEAF plans family fun day

The nonprofit Lancaster Educational and Alumni Foundation, which benefits Lancaster schools and students, will host its second annual Family Fun Day at Chuck E. Cheese’s, 4408 Milestrip Road, Buffalo, from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.  More...

Town hosting seminar for landlords

As the Cheektowaga Town Board continues to work on drafting a landlord licensing policy, Supervisor Mary Holtz has arranged a seminar designed to empower landlords in dealing with unruly tenants.  More...

Lancaster reviews tax cap, enrollment projections

School news

The Lancaster Board of Education is faced with two options this budget season: to exceed the state’s property tax cap or remain below it.  A detailed report regarding the 2 percent cap on the tax levy — the amount of revenue collecte More...

Bulman to retire as head of Village of Lancaster DPW

After spending nearly a year as superintendent of the Village of Lancaster’s Public Works Department, Richard Bulman has decided to step away.  Bulman, who returned to the DPW last March and previously was the superintendent from 1972 to 1 More...

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THANK YOU — A retirement dinner was recently held in honor of Richard Gessert to celebrate his long time support of the Lancaster Public Library. More...

Tree and shrub seedlings available through county

Order forms for the 2012 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale are now available from the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.  The district is offering many varieties of conservation trees and shrubs, wildflower seed mixes and More...

County lawmakers meet with area school leaders

Education reform

Mandate relief was once again a topic of consideration at the 2012 Erie County Association of School Boards Legislative Breakfast, held Saturday at the Protocol Restaurant on Transit Road  More...

News brief

Diners at Applebee’s on Transit Road in Lancaster can help support the Lancaster Fire Department. From 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Town releases the hounds

The Cheektowaga Town Board approved a resolution Feb. More...