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Year-end meeting recognizes tenured teacher, board member services

Katherine Herdzik, an English teacher in the Depew schools, was granted tenure at the district’s Tuesday night meeting. Herdzik, who grew up in the area, focuses on helping students at Depew whose first language isn’t English. “I have K-12 certification. The past two years, based on our population I’ve been just in Cayuga [Heights], the K-5 building,” said Herdzik. “My […]

Looking ahead: Town hires GAR Associates for equity project

The Lancaster Town Board approved a resolution on Monday night to have GAR Associates assist with the town’s 2020 Assessment Equity Project. The Amherst company will work with the town on the project for a maximum of $282,000, which is scheduled to be paid during the next three years. Town Assessor Rebecca Baker recommended GAR for the three-year project, after […]

Lancaster School Board tours new bus facility

During a meeting on Monday evening, Lancaster Central’s Board of Education, administrators and members of the community got a chance to tour the district’s newly completed transportation facility at 4082 Walden Ave., which officials said will help bring an end to busing woes and student parking disputes. Project manager Steve Shchurowsky, a representative of Young and Wright Architectural, noted that […]


Lancaster Girl Scout receives Gold Award

Genevieve Fontana of Lancaster was one of 38 Girl Scouts in Western New York to receive Gold Awards for 2018. Fontana was recognized for her Take Action project: Creating Memories One Masterpiece at a Time, Art Around Buffalo. Projects are the culmination of all the work a girl puts into a community-based service project. “A Girl Scout’s Take Action project […]

Lancaster Town Band continues its 73rd season schedule

The Lancaster Town Band will kick off its 73rd season next week, with concerts starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted, at the Richard E. Pascucci Memorial Band Shell, 200 Oxford Ave. in Lancaster. The band shell is adjacent to the Lancaster Youth Bureau. In case of rain, performances will be held at the Lancaster Middle School, 148 […]

Maryvale ponders facial recognition software to bolster security

In the wake of deadly school shootings throughout the country, Western New York districts are considering enhanced security measures in their buildings, and now, Maryvale could be the latest area school to implement cutting-edge — and controversial — surveillance system with the ability to spot specific faces and weapons out of real-time video feeds. Orchard Park-based consultant Tony Olivo, whose […]


Be smart about your vehicle’s fuel conservation

Bee Editorial

It seems as if we are living the same sad story every year: Warm weather arrives, and so do higher gas prices. People have vacations to get to and weekend getaways, yet the cost of even getting there forces them to reconsider. While we unfortunately cannot control gas prices, we can control how we use gas this summer. Here are […]