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Burkard receives Lt. Col. rank in Air Force Reserves

In today’s world, with no shortage of complex geopolitical issues, now is a time when serving your community or country can make a real impact. Town of Lancaster Councilmember Mark Burkard has committed himself to both, and just recently, he was promoted to the rank of Lt. Col. in the Air Force Reserves. “I always wanted to join, and I […]

FeedMore Farm Market truck sees success in Lancaster

Despite winter cold, attendance continues growing says Senior Center director

Healthy food is a human right. That’s the motto of the not-for-profit FeedMore WNY, an organization whose mission is providing access to healthy, nutritious food options to everyone in the region. One way FeedMore has been achieving this goal is through its Farm Market trucks, which currently visit 13 locations, including the Lancaster Senior Center. Catherine Shick, FeedMore WNY public […]


– Students put their engineering mettle to the test as they took cardboard boats of their own making to the pool at Lancaster High School. In addition to learning if their design could float, they would also have to outrace their classmates in front of a bleacher full of peers from the student body. The only test prior to the […]


– Wearing folk outfits from the Lowicz region of Poland, George Smolen and Gabrielle Pawlowski-Chapman give a performance during the Paczki Day celebration at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral in Lancaster. The annual event is hosted by the Ambassadors of Western New York’s Polonia. Dancing demonstrations were provided by the Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY. More photos of this […]


– A trivia night featuring renowned “Quizmaster” Dennis George was held last Wednesday evening as part of the scheduled events for 2024 celebrating the Village of Lancaster’s 175th anniversary. In the first photo, attendees Melissa Dell, Samantha Surface and Ryan Taughrin do their best to solve a problem; in the second photo, Mayor Lynne Ruda, George and 175th anniversary committee […]

Village of Lancaster to hold special election

Two make run for open trustee position

There are two candidates making a run for the open trustee position in the Village of Lancaster, vacated by former board member Tyler Sojka in October 2023. David Santoro, who was appointed in December by the board to stand in as a trustee, is looking to make it official come the March 19 special election. Santoro is a technical education […]

The Addams Family coming to Lancaster High School

Lancaster High School’s upcoming musical, “The Addams Family,” will make its debut onstage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, with additional showtimes on Friday and Saturday. This will be Aimee Walker’s fifth show as a director with the school’s theater program. Walker is an alumni, graduating in 2003. “I like to try to choose a show with a little bit […]

Going for the take down

St. Mary’s sophomore Jayson Rivera goes for a two-point take down on St. Joe’s Owen Cassata.

Restaurant Week coming to Village of Lancaster in March

Restaurants throughout the Village of Lancaster are recognizing the village’s 175th anniversary by celebrating Restaurant Week. Participating businesses are creating specials to run the week of March 4 through 10. Restaurant Week will highlight the village’s 175th year and honor its history. Restaurants like 99 Brick Oven, Skoob’s Village Grille, Lilly Belle Meads, Symposium Wine Bar, Fattey Beer Company, and […]

Lancaster Police Department looking into different training methods

Lancaster Police Chief William Gummo says his department, per the board’s request, is working on more efficient ways to train personnel. He reports that the department is looking to incorporate more online training going into the future. Gummo says this will be done with the intent of “continuing a high level of quality training, but minimizing the extra amount of […]

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