2014-08-14

Monument dedicated to Battle of the Bulge



A monument that depicts a German tank and soldiers coming through a house, along with a 1948 Jeep, will serve as a World War II memorial at Russell Salvatore’s Patriots and Heroes Park in Lancaster. “The park has got to be the most beautiful thing in Buffalo,” Salvatore said. “People are coming from all over to visit the park now. […]

Lancaster board of education approves tax rate



The Lancaster Central Board of EducationonMondayapprovedthe tax rate for the 2014-15 school year. For Lancaster residents, the rate will be $16.68 per $1,000 assessed value, an increase of 27 cents from last year, but down from an original 44 cents projected in the spring. Residents in Cheektowaga will also be at $16.68 per $1,000, a decrease of $9.79 from last […]

83 bags of heroin allegedly found on Depew man



A 20-year-old Depew man will be facing numerous charges after being arrested with what police say were 83 bags of heroin on his person. Robert Straus was stopped by Lancaster police after he allegedly shoplifted merchandise from a convenience store on Aurora Street in Lancaster on July 12, according to Capt. William J. Karn Jr. of the Lancaster Police Department […]

Garden club performs well at Erie County Fair



The Lancaster Garden Club seemed to be growing a greenhouse full of awards at the Erie County Fair this year. The theme for this year’s design division was “Traditions” according to a release from the club. “A Scene from the Past” was one of the biggest winners for the club this year. The outdoor garden replicated a 1944 Victory Garden […]

Items stolen in Batavia, recovered in Lancaster



Investigations are taking place surrounding several vehicle break-ins in Batavia, but the trail appears to lead back to Lancaster. According to a release from the New York State Police, at around 7 p.m. July 30, several vehicles were broken into while parked in the lot of the Batavia Sports Park in the Town of Batavia and numerous items taken out […]

White Glove Gala to benefit preservation efforts



The Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo Preservation Foundation will hold its first annual White Glove Gala from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo, 595 Delaware Ave. The Charlotte Mulligan Awards for Outstanding Achievement in music, art, literature and public affairs will be presented. The evening will feature cocktails and auctions, a three-course […]

Deutschlander, Bulman recognized for 50 years of service



Robert Deutschlander and Richard Bulman sat in on Monday’s Lancaster Village Board meeting thinking there would be Planning Commission issues to be discussed. But that was just a ploy to get them in the council chambers. The first order of business at the board meeting was Mayor Paul Maute presenting each of them a proclamation for serving on the Planning […]

Business celebrates 60 years with a concert for the community



Twin Village Music will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Richard Pascucci Memorial Bandshell, 100 Oxford Ave., Lancaster. Twin Village Music was started in 1954 by Rudolph Tichy Jr., a teacher in the Clarence School District, and his wife Dolores. The business started as a teaching studio. Renting, selling and […]

Morton calls for funds to repair Zurbrick Road



Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is seeking funds to repair Zurbrick Road, which runs through the Town of Cheektowaga and the Village of Depew — and has been in disrepair for about 10 years. Morton sent a letter to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz requesting that funds be designated for the repairs. “Mark Poloncarz highlighted the issues on Zurbrick Road […]

Man arrested with .26 percent BAC



Daniel Vohwinkel, 51, has been arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated, according to Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard. On Aug. 6, Vohwinkel was allegedly seen erratically operating a vehicle on Broadway in the Village of Lancaster by Deputy Tim Dusza. According to a release from the sheriff’s department, Vohwinkel’s blood alcohol content was allegedly .26 percent — more than […]