BOCES demolition clears way for renewal of village

What began in the late 1960s as an effort to help the Village of Lancaster recover from a fire on West Main Street has since become a roadblock, both physically and figuratively, to the growth of commercial enterprise in the heart of the village. (See editorial on page four) The structure known as the BOCES building, erected more than 40 […]

Lancaster town justice wins NYS Supreme Court bid

Election night has brought a change in course for Lancaster Town Justice Mark Montour. Montour, who was a Lancaster town councilman for 12 years prior to assuming his current position, has won his bid for New York State Supreme Court justice for the 8th Judicial District. Unofficial numbers show Montour gained 59 percent of the vote with 95,542 tallies cast […]

Lancaster Central survey finds most students enjoy school

With parents and board members butting heads over what’s best for students, the administrators and teachers spoke out at Tuesday’s Lancaster School Board meeting on the positive aspects of the district. Court Street Elementary Principal Jacqueline Clinard, social worker Karen Schanne and students from the school gave a presentation on how they feel about the district and some of the […]

Resident studying exceptional education given award, scholarship

Taylor Watson of Lancaster has been acknowledged for going above and beyond as a student in the Exceptional Education Department at Buffalo State College. Watson, a senior in the department that focuses on special education, recently received the Geraldine and Gustave Werner Undergraduate Award, which comes with a more than $7,000 scholarship. The scholarship is given in two parts and […]

Annual food drive has greater need due to SNAP cutbacks

The Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management and the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps will hold the annual food drive to benefit the Lancaster Food Pantry. The drive will have two drop-off locations: Tops supermarket at the D&L Plaza on Broadway in Lancaster, and Walmart on Transit Road at William Street. The two locations have been collection points for the […]

St. Mary’s teacher honored for lighthearted, inclusive teaching approach

Lynn Tytka knows that not every student loves math as much as she does, and that is why she strives to keep the subject interesting and entertaining for her students. The St. Mary’s High School teacher’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. Raytheon Company, which is based in Waltham, Mass., recently recognized 32 teachers from 18 states as “Math Heroes.” One […]


Town introduces new website

The Town of Lancaster has a new website after more than three months of consulting and planning. According to Supervisor Dino Fudoli, the updated site is designed to ensure up-to-date notifications by allowing department heads to post information. “Who better to do the job of keeping the site current than the departments themselves,” said Fudoli. “Department heads can weigh in […]

New fire marshal appointed in Village of Depew

Joseph Whipkey has been named the new fire marshal in the Village of Depew, effective immediately. At the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, the trustees accepted the resignation of former Fire Marshal and Fire Chief David Adamberger. Whipkey, who was the first assistant fire chief, becomes the new marshal immediately but cannot become the new fire chief until the end […]