New technology soon to be available at Lancaster Library

Young visitors to the Lancaster Public Library will soon have even more educational and entertaining opportunities, according to representatives of the Friends of the Lancaster Library. Several pieces of technology will be available to young individuals, which have been ordered from MakerSpace Technology and are beginning to arrive at the local branch. Among the items rolling in are a Sphero, […]

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Park revitalization in memory of Metz moves forward

New steps were taken toward the realization of a project which began with tragedy, but aims to bring joy, during Monday night’s meeting of the Lancaster Town Board. A bid was awarded to a paving company and the purchase of six basketball systems was approved as part of the Keysa Park Courts Rehabilitation Project in memory of James Metz who […]

Lancaster man found to be level two sex offender

Caleb Sexton, 28, of Lancaster, has been found to be a level two sex offender, according to acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. On Sept. 9, Sexton pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual act in the third degree, which is a class E felony. The man admitted to engaging in oral sexual conduct with a […]

William Street project receives legislative support

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton recently announced that a measure supporting the redesign of William Street in Lancaster was passed unanimously by the Erie County Legislature. “Many residents and community groups I have spoken with expressed serious safety concerns regarding William Street. The road was originally built when the area was largely agricultural,” he said. “Today, with the extensive increase […]

Lancaster Opera House to award scholarship to high school senior

Lancaster Opera House will soon be awarding the L. Alma McNutt scholarship to one high school senior in good academic standing in Western New York. The scholarship is named after one of the founding members of the Opera House, L. Alma McNutt. She encouraged the growth of performing arts in Western New York. Talents and abilities that are required for […]

Charity hockey tournament rescheduled

The eighth annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic has been rescheduled to be held Saturday, March 26, at a new venue: Buffalo RiverWorks, a premier outdoor entertainment venue, located at 359 Ganson St., Buffalo. RiverWorks’ outdoor ice rinks are covered by a metal pavilion with open sides, providing shelter while also maintaining an outdoor feel for tournament participants. The rinks are […]

Jacobs to run for 60th Senate District

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs Friday announced his intention to run for the 60th Senate District. Jacobs’ announcement came three days after Sen. Mark Panepinto said he would not be seeking re-election for the seat. Jacobs, who has been the County Clerk since 2011, will seek the Republican nomination. “Albany is broken; it serves its own interests first not the […]

Lancaster man recognized for his service

Ernie Reitzel, a Lancaster resident and Navy veteran, was recently the first individual to be recognized through Rep. Chris Collins’ newly established Veteran of the Month program. The program has been created to recognize the dedication and service of veterans in New York’s 27th Congressional District, according to a release from Collins’ office. “I was honored to have the opportunity […]

Art competition open to local high school students

Local high school students currently have the opportunity to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. Submitted artwork will be on display in a public gallery in the Larkin at Exchange Building, located at 726 Exchange St., Buffalo, from Friday, April 22, to Sunday, May 1. The gallery will be featured on Rep. Brian Higgins’ website from Friday, April 22, […]