Budget is main focus of superintendent’s report

Depew Schools Superintendent Jeffrey R. Rabey gave board members their first look at 2017-18 budget development during the School Board’s Tuesday night meeting. Overall, the budget is expected to increase by 1.77 percent, a total of $481,214. Salaries and health benefits may increase by 3 percent ($572,688) and 1 percent ($53,760) respectively, while retirement expenses are projected to decrease by […]

Party chairs react to election of Donald Trump

Pulling off seemingly the biggest presidential election upset in history, those in Erie County are still talking about Donald Trump’s election night victory. Trump, the Republican candidate, attained 290 electoral votes as compared to 228 for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Nick Langworthy, chairman of the Erie County Republican Committee, felt strongly that the party’s nominee would perform well. “It was […]

Rallying the voters

Village reviews flood plain sanctions, amends building codes

The Lancaster Village Board on Monday received and filed correspondence from the state Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the village’s flood plain and agreed to pass it on to the commissioner of public works. The letter came from Mary Binder, an environmental program specialist for the DEC. Binder recently met with Lancaster Village Code Enforcement Officer Shawn Marshall to discuss […]

Vet’s experience fuels passion for WNY Heroes


Lancaster mother of two Lynn Magistrale started her military career right out of high school, joining the Navy in 1992 and giving 13 years of her life before deciding to switch over to the Air Force. Between positions in these two capacities, active service in Kirkuk, Iraq, and work done stateside, Magistrale devoted 22 years to the military. But Magistrale […]

Acclaimed alto saxophonist coming to Lancaster

It’s not every day that you get to hear an internationally renowned musician perform, much less play alongside him or her. That’s exactly what Lancaster High School students will get to experience at the upcoming Guest Artist Concert taking place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the high school auditorium, 1 Forton Drive. Dale Underwood, accomplished classical saxophonist, will […]


On the Campus

Michael Terranova of Lancaster participated in the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition Nov. 4 and 5 as a Rochester Institute of Technology student. Teams from various colleges tested their hacking skills against students from throughout the nation. RIT placed third out of 10 universities.

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Kayla Whalen of St. Martha’s Parish in Depew earned the Discipleship Award from the Diocese of Buffalo for her work with youth ministry as a peer mentor.

Vets Day ceremony nets just over $3,300 for Batavia PTSD clinic

Veterans and residents endured the bitter windchill Friday evening at Patriots and Heroes Park to salute those who serve and to raise money for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The ceremony and benefit, held in the park at 6675 Transit Road in Lancaster, was a first for host Russell Salvatore, owner of Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More, and was […]