Ground broken for indoor baseball facility in Westwood Park

Baseball players in Lancaster and Depew will soon have a new facility in which they can hone their skills year-round. Ground was broken for the Lancaster Depew Baseball League Indoor Facility at Westwood Park on Monday afternoon. In attendance were many representatives of the league, local politicians and representatives from a variety of businesses who helped to make the project […]


Taxes may drop for Lancaster residents

Lancaster Town Supervisor Dino Fudoli has released a tentative 2014 budget and he says some residents may be seeing a tax decrease in the coming year. “For the second year in a row, Lancaster residents will see their taxes go down if my tentative budget is not modified,” said Fudoli in a release, adding that he feels many taxpayers face […]

Lancaster Academy celebrates students, supporters

The Lancaster Academy of Finance held its second annual Academy Awards on Wednesday evening at the Lancaster Opera House. The event honors students and their mentors, as well as members of the community who help support the academy, for their efforts which have earned it distinguished status recognition from the National Academy Foundation. The school within a school in the […]

Lunch monitor saves choking student


At the beginning of September, during the first full week of school, Bonnie Murtha started her new job as a lunch monitor at Maryvale Primary School — and her first day was more eventful than most peoples’. Approximately 80 second grade students were eating lunch in the cafeteria when Murtha, who was working alongside one other substitute monitor, noticed a […]

Candidates forum scheduled at Southeast Works in Depew

Candidates for Congress, State Senate, Assembly and County Legislature have all accepted invitations to be a part of the 18th annual Candidates Hour at Southeast Works, 181 Lincoln St., Depew. The event is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the agency’s auditorium. It is being co-hosted with Southeast Works by the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western […]

Craft show to feature variety of vendors

More than 45 crafters will be on hand at “The Big Red Church Craft Show.” The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. `Saturday, Oct. 12, at Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, St. James Church Hall, 500 Terrace Blvd, Depew. Admission is $1 and children get in for free. The event will also include door prizes […]

Cantalician Center broadens horizons for disabled students

Students at the Cantalician Center located at 2049 George Urban Blvd. have more room now than ever to reach their greatest learning potential. (See editorial on page four) The center, which provides services to both disabled and non-disabled people, opened in August of last year after buying what was formerly St. Barnabas Parish when the church was consolidated. The reconfiguration, […]


Town of Lancaster to test CodeRED

The Town of Lancaster will be using the CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Tuesday, Oct. 8 to call the entire community, including the Town and Village of Lancaster, Village of Depew, Town and Village of Alden. The calls will begin in the morning and will continue until the entire database has been attempted. This call will give emergency management personnel […]