Entire board lauds teamwork during winter storm

There was plenty to talk about at Monday’s Lancaster Village Board meeting, as it was the first gathering since the epic winter snowstorm that struck the area three weeks ago. Most of it was good news. Mayor Paul Maute, along with the rest of the board, applauded the work of all emergency responders throughout the village who combated the storm. […]

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Firefighter honored for 67 years of service

Michael “Mickey” Nagy, 87, joined Cayuga Hose Company 3 on March 5, 1947. In the ensuing 67½ years, he has assisted countless individuals and found a second home for himself within the organization. During the Depew Village Board meeting on Monday night, board members and fellow firefighters recognized Nagy for his lifetime of dedication to the safety of the village […]

Poloncarz defends county response to snowstorm

In the wake of November’s snowstorm, Erie County lawmakers are reviewing what the county did well and what could be improved upon should a similar snow event occur. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz called the storm unprecedented and overwhelming. “One of the biggest lessons that we can learn is that no matter how many pieces of equipment we put on […]

Coin Drive raises $10,000 in book donations

Students at William Street School raised over $10,000 through the Scholastic “All For Books” campaign by holding a coin drive and book fair. The money was used to purchase more than 1,200 books for donation to the Lancaster Youth Bureau for its Holiday Distribution Program. Parent volunteers ran a weeklong coin drive beginning Nov. 17, and the book fair was […]

Lancaster Middle School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Lancaster Middle School for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Grade 8 Diana Warren, Korissa Gozdziak, Talia Dalfonso, Erin Clark, Jacob Tobolski, Dominik Kucharski, Fiona Murphy, Heather Thomson, Brittnei Pryor, Liam McManus, Molly Hewett, Peter Kinmartin, Maria Wild, Makenzie Castiglione, Ian Conners, Derek Lasker, Jeanette Szefler, Jakob […]

Food drive to end Dec. 15

A food drive to benefit the Alden-Marilla Community Food Pantry and the Tri-Community Food Pantry of Depew is being held through Monday, Dec. 15, according to a release from Erie County Legislator Ted Morton. Items will be accepted at the Lancaster Senior Center, 100 Oxford Ave., and the Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave. “I want to thank these locations […]

Several holiday concerts to be performed

The Lancaster High School choirs will present the annual Holiday Choral Festival at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the school’s auditorium at 1 Forton Dr. There will be performances by the Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, Mixed Chorus, Concert Choir and student soloists. The concert will culminate in a performance by the Lancaster High School Festival Chorus of […]

News Brief

The Municipal Review Committee, comprising the Town Board and the Planning Board of the Town of Lancaster, will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at the Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., for the State Environmental Quality Review of the Fairways at Lancaster, 00 and 5354 Genesee St.

Board prepares for upcoming budget sessions

The Lancaster Central Board of Education will begin to hold budget sessions once the new year begins, and board President Kenneth Graber wants to see concerned parties attend the meetings. “We always beseech the population to come out,” Graber said. “People have questions about the budget, and unless you sit there and listen to what’s going on, there’s no way […]