Weekly Feature

May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster, Depew see significant percent of students opt out of testing

Both the Lancaster and Depew school districts saw significant numbers of students opt out of recent Common Core testing in both English language arts and math.  More...

Bus drivers hold rally over alleged harassment

Before Monday’s Lancaster Central School Board meeting, several transportation employees in the Town of Lancaster staged a protest across the street from the high school, as a way to raise awareness of bullying and harassment they say they&rsqu More...

Editorial

Test refusal punishes districts, not New York State

Bee Editorial

State assessments wrapped up earlier this month, and school districts have begun releasing the number of students who refused to take the math and English language arts tests for grades three through eight.  More...

Spindle items

• WORDS AND IMAGES — Recently, the Twin Village Art Society announced the winners of the Spring Lancaster Library Art Show, which was held May 2.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 16, 1889   More...

Education

Lancaster High School lists honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Lancaster High School for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.  Grade 12   More...

St. Joe’s announces honor roll

The following students from the Lancaster area have earned first honors at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.   More...

Sacred Heart Academy names third quarter honor roll

The following students from the Town and Village of Lancaster and Village of Depew have been named to the honor roll at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.  Lancaster Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

Challenger Baseball ..providing joy for all involved

On any weekend, take a stroll through your community, and you’re bound to see masses of Little League teams competing in America’s pastime.  The same is true on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings at the Central Amherst Little Le More...

Chicken barbecue to benefit renovation

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a chicken barbecue to benefit St. John’s Chancel renovation project from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at 67 Litchfield Ave. More...

Library News

• Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through May 27.  • Story Time for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through May 30.  More...

Business

Lancaster student named winner of 2014 Junior Achievement Business Plan Challenge

With 16 schools participating in the Junior Achievement Business Plan Challenge, it was a Lancaster High School student, inspired by his job, who took top honors.  More...

Lancaster company wins national engineering award

Ecology and Environment Engineering, P.C., headquartered in Lancaster, has been awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Diamond Award in the water resources category for the firm’s pioneering work on the Town of Carroll Gro More...

Trinity Pantry holds annual food drive with assistance of letter carriers

The Trinity Pantry has been experiencing both highs and lows recently as one of its regular food drives took place.  On Saturday, letter carriers once again, on their own time, held the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, an annual effort on behalf of More...

Breaking News - 5/20/2014 10:35 PM

Budgets pass in Lancaster, Depew

The budgets for both the Lancaster and Depew School Districts have passed for the 2014-15 school year, according to preliminary numbers from the districts.  Additionally, propositions in both districts for the purchase of new buses have als More...

School elections taking place today

Remember to get out and exercise your right to vote today. School Board elections are taking place in Lancaster and Depew today until 9 p.m.    More...

Ben Sauer loses fight with cancer

The bright-eyed, 5-year-old Clarence Center boy who galvanized the community to hope that even the worst diagnosis could be overcome with faith and hope has passed away.Benjamin David Sauer died Tuesday night, according to reports in other local medi More...

School board seats, bus propositions to be voted on in Lancaster, Depew

On Tuesday, May 20, elections will be held in both the Lancaster and Depew school districts, with voters deciding budgets, additional propositions and available seats on both school boards.  In the Lancaster School District, four candidates will More...

Local News

Eagle Scout project earns high praise

Village of Lancaster

Seventeen-year-old Alexander Creighton received applause at the Lancaster Village Board meeting on Monday for his work to help beautify the community.  As part of his Eagle Scout project, Creighton constructed three park benches and two gardens More...

Baseball training facility holds ribbon cutting

On Saturday, the ribbon was finally cut on the Town of Lancaster Indoor Practice Facility at Westwood Park.  While the facility has been open since early March, Saturday marked an opportunity for all parties involved to see their work come to fr More...

Lancaster Central BOE holds budget hearing

The Lancaster Central Board of Education held a budget hearing on Monday to review the 2014-15 spending plan for the public.  Jamie Phillips, assistant superintendent for business and support services, and Marie Perini, assistant superintendent More...

Police Blotter

Woman steals ping -pong balls, gets bounced from store

Depew  Monday, May 5  • A man being arrested on an unrelated warrant had cocaine in his wallet, but told officers it could have been there for five years.  Tuesday, May 6  More...

Sports

Lancaster falls just short of upending Spartans

The Redskins had a hard-fought battle against Williamsville North last Wednesday but found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-2 score.  Eric Szczecinski handily won his first singles match 6-1, 6-0. More...

Lancaster honors teachers before win against OP

It was Teacher Appreciation Day last Tuesday before the Lady Redskins took the field to win in dominating fashion against Orchard Park 11-3.  Each player on the roster asked one teacher in the district — from kindergarten all the way up th More...

Lady Wildcats softball in first place of division

Even though the Depew softball team suffered a league loss this year, they still remain as the top team in their division. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lancaster Senior Center to hold dance   More...