Depew trustee proposes task force to meet tax issues head-on

For the Depew Village Board, meetings post-dissolution vote got back to business. Trustee Kevin Peterson proposed a “Tax Relief Task Force” at Monday night’s work session, giving residents a chance to make suggestions during the annual budget process. The task force is spurred by the dissolution vote, if not a reaction to it, as a way to keep residents engaged […]

Gillibrand rolls out scam protection act

New York’s seniors will have new tools to fend off potential financial scams and abuse, if U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s newly proposed legislation makes its way through Congress. The state’s junior senator was in Cheektowaga on Friday to announce the Senior Financial Empowerment Act, which would combat scams that target seniors through increased information sharing and revamped reporting standards regarding […]

Lancaster village seeks companies for energy conservation project

The Lancaster Village Board announced at Monday’s meeting that it is requesting proposals from interested and qualified energy service companies for an upcoming project. According to a letter of public notice issued by the board, the project involves implementation of energy conservation measures such as street lighting, building lighting and controls, and HVAC system efficiency upgrades or replacements, on a […]

Call of the wild

Woman promised a job is victim of identity theft

Lancaster Saturday, Jan. 14 • A woman failing to use the right lane while turning onto Interstate 90 from Transit Road was pulled over and admitted to police she didn’t have a valid driver license. In an attempt to have the male passenger drive the car instead, police asked him for identification. The man said he had no identification on […]

Summer hiring to begin for Lancaster’s parks and recreation

The Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is now accepting applications for this summer. Summer positions for lifeguards, playground attendants, tennis instructors and maintenance personnel are available. Applicants must be residents of the Town of Lancaster, 18 years of age and high school graduates, with the exception of lifeguard applicants, who must be 16 years or older. The […]


On the Campus

Mark McManus of Lancaster and Kaitlyn Waclawek of Depew made the fall 2016 dean’s list at Nazareth College. McManus is studying health sciences; Waclawek is studying business management. Corrine Smith and Christina Steck of Lancaster and Christina Albano and Rockilyn Desantis of Depew made the fall 2016 dean’s list at Daemen College. Briana Stribing and Kaitlin Mohn of Lancaster were […]

LCS Alumni seek more support for athletics complex upgrades

The Lancaster Educational and Alumni Foundation is looking for more financial help from taxpayers for its “Change the Game” capital campaign, hoping to hit the million-dollar mark and unlock $7.7 million in state funds for athletic facility and other improvements. To date, LEAF has raised about $470,000 toward that goal, due in large part to Russell Salvatore, who donated $300,000 […]

Curr, Pecora aim to nab trustee posts

Jules Pecora, former Depew deputy mayor and trustee, and Mary Curr, Friends of Depew spokesperson, will be running for open trustee positions in March, according to a press release from the Village Preservation Party of Depew. “Due to the large number of people that have been asking us to get Depew back on track after the victory in avoiding dissolution, […]