Depew school board initiates disciplinary proceedings

An employee of the Depew Union Free School District is facing disciplinary proceedings — but the identity of that person, and the charges brought against him or her, are not being revealed. After emerging from a three-hour executive session during Tuesday’s regular meeting, members of the Depew Board of Education took their seats as President John Spencer announced that an […]

Going for the goal

Lancaster’s Board of Ethics to return

It has been the better part of two decades since the Town of Lancaster has had an active Board of Ethics. And now, the Town Board has plans to move forward and fill five vacant seats. At the board meeting on Monday night, Town Supervisor Dino Fudoli reported that the board had received a letter from the Rev. Dr. Christopher […]

Artist’s path brings her back to her roots

Growing up, Bethany Krull found her niche in the ceramics classrooms at Lancaster High School. It’s been a passion she’s pursued ever since, one that brought her to Buffalo State College, where she earned a degree in ceramics. After earning her graduate degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and residencies in Florida, Pennsylvania and Montana, she returned to the […]

Need a book? Act soon

In an effort to better serve its patrons, the Lancaster Public Library will close for two weeks later this month. The renovations will force the library’s closure from Monday, March 19, to Monday, April 2. The renovations will include new carpeting as well as updates to the building’s wiring that will allow the library to increase its number of computers […]

Higgins named ranking member of subcommittee

Rep. Brian Higgins, D-27th District, has been selected by the House Committee on Homeland Security to serve as ranking member of its Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence divisions. Higgins has been a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security since January 2011. In addition to serving as ranking […]

Prevention coalition invites families for dinner, discussion

The Lancaster-Depew Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will host a family dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Twin District Fire Hall, 4999 William St., Lancaster. Depew and Lancaster residents are welcome to attend this free event, which is being held as part of the Lancaster Youth Bureau’s Family Asset Building Month. Parents and their children will […]

Political news

TEANewYork is hosting a Tea Party Caucus, to be held at the Ellicott Square Building, 295 Main St., Buffalo, from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3. The event will feature speakers in the positions of each of the Republican presidential contenders, a caucus with each group, and a decision based on the favored candidate, followed by a vote. Speakers […]

Village authorizes tax levy in excess of limit

In a brief meeting on Monday night, the Lancaster Village Board approved a local law authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit established in the village’s General Municipal Law. (See editorial on page four) The decision followed a public hearing to consider the local law. The law includes five sections that explain the specifics of the law […]

William Street School collects pennies

Members of William Street School’s Good Citizens Club collected change for the “Pennies For Patients” campaign last month. They made daily announcements, explaining where the funds go to educate students, and made posters about the campaign to hang around the school. On Feb. 16, club members met and hosted a presentation by Charles Donnor, whose daughter survived leukemia after being […]