2019-11-07 E-Edition

Ruffino beats Gaczewski in race for supervisor

Mazur, Leary win board seats

Democrats scored several victories in key local races Tuesday. Democrat and longtime Councilman Ronald Ruffino Sr. bested Republican and fellow board member Dawn Gaczewski in the race for Lancaster town supervisor by just 123 votes. More than 11,500 residents voted in the supervisor’s race. Absentee ballots will still need to be counted. Unofficial results Wednesday morning from the Erie County […]

Lancaster requests traffic study citing road congestion concerns

The Town of Lancaster has requested Erie County to perform a traffic study for potential signage on Pleasant View Drive — a county road — and Stutzman Road citing traffic flow concerns. The concerns were brought to the board’s attention by Councilman Ronald Ruffino, who said drivers use Stutzman as a cut-through, often causing back-ups between Pleasant View Drive and […]

Town finalizes 2020 budget

Ruffino proposes $290,000 in cuts just before budget vote

The Town of Lancaster approved a final 2020 budget Monday night after cuts of more than $290,000, proposed by Councilman Ronald Ruffino just minutes before the vote, were turned down. Ruffino, who won the supervisor’s position by 123 votes in Tuesday’s election according to unofficial results, handed a document itemizing his deductions to board members during Monday’s work session, which […]

Students demonstrate skills in new library center, STEAM lab

Como Park Elementary Principal Molly Marcinelli thanked the Lancaster Board of Education and the Lancaster community for the new library center and STEAM lab at the meeting Monday. Como Park Elementary students were working in the STEAM lab, demonstrating the skills they’ve learned through the STEAM programs for meeting attendees and the board of education. The new library center and […]

Arrest made in fatal William Street accident

Lancaster Police have arrested the driver of a vehicle involved in a car crash that killed a woman in May. Allen J. Stirling, 49, of Lancaster, was arrested and charged Friday with criminally negligent homicide along with numerous vehicle and traffic offenses in connection with the death of 41-year-old Jodie Anstett, also of Lancaster. Investigators say the two were in […]

Talent show, basket raffle to benefit Boys and Girls Club

The Depew-Lancaster Boys and Girls Club will host its third annual talent show and basket raffle from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at 60 Preston St., Depew. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Attendees will have a chance to win more than $5,000 worth of prizes. More than 125 baskets will also be up for grabs. The performances […]


— William Street School students pop open packets of colored corn starch at the school’s first-ever color run event on Oct. 24. Nearly 400 students participated in the run, which raised around $20,000 for the William Street School Parent Teacher Organization.

Veterans Day event to benefit PTSD clinic

The local Association of the Airborne 3rd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group of the U.S. Army National Guard, will once again sponsor a Veterans Day event at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Russell J. Salvatore’s Patriots and Heroes Park, 6675 Transit Road in Lancaster. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Veterans are encouraged to attend and […]

Depew offers ice skating programs

The Village of Depew offers a variety of ice skating programs at its ice rink at 90 Gould Ave. For those who’d like to learn how to skate, the Depew hosts Learn to Skate sessions. The program consists of one half-hour of group instruction and a supervised half-hour of practice/warm-up for seven weeks. Classes are held from 6 to 7 […]