2017-05-11

Candidates define positions in Lancaster School Board race



Six candidates vying for three seats on the Lancaster Central School Board exhibited a diversity of viewpoints on Monday during a forum for the voting public. The candidates fell on opposite sides of such thorny issues as fiscal responsibility and board transparency. Held in the Lancaster High School auditorium, the forum featured questions submitted by the public, which were read […]

Lancaster school officials challenged on reserves, state audit report during budget presentation



After a review and explanation of their 2017-18 budget Monday night, Lancaster Central school district officials were put on the defensive by public questions, which focused on the board’s reaction to a recent audit report from state Comptroller Thomas Di- Napoli’s office. Concerned about a disconnect between the district and the state, resident Bob Potozniak asked who among the officials […]

Warming up



School election, budget vote slated for May 16



Lancaster and Depew residents will head to the polls Tuesday, May 16, to vote on proposed school budgets and to elect board candidates. For the Lancaster Central School District, six candidates will be competing for three seats on the School Board: incumbents Patrick Uhteg and Michael Sage, as well as newcomers Glenn Jackson, Melissa Studley, Nargis Hossain and Bonita Brown. […]

Man speaks to mother, then falls asleep



Lancaster Sunday, April 30 • A resident of Maple Drive called police after finding that someone had hit his mailbox. Pieces of the box were scattered on the front lawn, and the yellow street sign was broken off the nearby bridge guardrail. After another report of reckless driving in the area, police learned that a Williamsville woman was responsible for […]

News Brief



Poster contest winners at the Town of Lancaster’s Arbor Day celebration were Thomas Schroeder, a fourth-grader, and Taylor Johnson, a fifth-grader, both from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, who took first place in the boy and girl categories, respectively. Griffin Quinn and Caroline Helenbrook, fifth-graders at William Street School, won second place.

News Brief



Substitute bus drivers and attendants are being hired by the Lancaster School District. Workdays are based on the school calendar at $16.70 per hour for substitute drivers. Call 686-3291 for details.

Depew woman involved in OP crash



A 13-year-old boy from Orchard Park was struck by a car and sustained injuries after running across West Quaker Street near Linwood Avenue, according to Orchard Park police. An officer responded to the area Friday afternoon to find the boy had been struck by a westbound 2016 Chevy Cruz owned and operated by Jessica Meland, 34, of Depew, the report […]

Fire prevention, safety grants available



The Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety Program, according to a press release from Rep. Brian Higgins. Fire Prevention Safety Grants are intended to help local organizations address fire prevention and safety issues with the primary goal of reaching high-risk target groups including children, seniors and firefighters. According to the […]

Village must improve defects in sewer system



The Lancaster Village Board has received word from the state Department of Environmental Conservation that it must address its existing sanitary sewer defects. The consent order the village has been placed under gives directions on how to address those defects. According to a statement released by Mayor William Schroeder, “The consent order requires that the village must study, prepare a […]