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Emergency demo slated for old ‘Shamrock’ bar

Depew Village gave the green light for an emergency demolition of the chimney at 5521 Transit Road, formerly the “Shamrock” bar. Tony Fischione, village code enforcement officer, received a call from a resident regarding the property on Nov. 22. “We went over there, looked at the situation, took a photo, tried to make sure that, was it moving or was […]

Fleck steps down as DPW superintendent in lieu of court proceeding

At the Nov. 27 Depew Village Board meeting, it was unclear whether two of the resolutions were related. One condemned an unnamed employee for “misconduct and incompetence,” allowing Mayor Jesse Nikonowicz to sign an agreement to resolve the situation, and the other involved the resignation of Philip Fleck, superintendent of Depew’s Public Works Department. Village Attorney Kathleen McDonald waited to […]

Money secured for town groups in 2018 Erie County budget

The 2018 Erie County budget lowers the tax rate for the fourth consecutive year, according to legislators, while providing funding for critical services and investing in several community organizations and service groups. The amended budget was adopted on Dec. 7 in a unanimous vote of the county Legislature. The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps, among other community organizations, was formally supported […]


Local students nominated for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Students Alyssa Deacon, of Lancaster High School, and Dylan Lis, of Depew High School, were two of 25 New York State high school seniors to be nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The Presidential Scholar recognition is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Every year, one young man and one young woman from each state […]

St. Mary’s Junior Ladies of Charity give back for the holidays

Members of the Junior Ladies of Charity at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Lancaster, have been busy during the holiday season with more activities ahead, helping immigrant families, baking cookies and assembling gift bags for community organizations. JLOC members collected and wrapped gifts for families who recently immigrated to Buffalo from Congo and Burma, the group said. Cookies are […]

Lancaster Opera House to present ‘Pat Shea: Christmas with Family and Friends’

The Lancaster Opera House will present “Pat Shea: Christmas with Family and Friends” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. Pat Shea came to the attention of fans across the U.S. and Canada when he triumphed over nearly 200 other competitors week after week on the nationally televised “Star” talent search. Emerging as […]

Village Board to discuss Division Street parking

The Lancaster Village Board is looking to solve the parking issue on Division Street. At Monday night’s meeting, the board resolved to hold a public hearing at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, its next regularly scheduled meeting, to discuss the situation. Residents of the street sent the board a letter with six signatures asking that the village ban parking from […]

News Brief

Lancaster Presbyterian Church will host a variety of musical groups for “Searching for God Through Music: Stories of the Carols” starting at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at 5461 Broadway in Lancaster. Alan Nowicki, program director for the Roycroft Campus, will tell the stories behind various Christmas carols, followed by various musical groups from the church performing the songs. Guests […]