2020-04-16 E-Edition

Depew prepares to make budget cuts due to pandemic

Sales tax revenue projected
to take major hit in April, May

Depew Mayor Kevin Peterson said although the March sales tax revenue was almost normal, April and May are projected to take a hit, ultimately impacting the 2020-21 budget that goes into effect June 1. With only essential businesses operating, Peterson expects a shortfall of around $100,000 of sales tax revenue being lost this year. Additionally, Depew is estimated to lose […]

No sweat, no tears: the facts about blood donation

With everyone confined to quarantine, COVID-19 is causing more than just the obvious problems. One side effect was the cancelation of several blood drives, as many know from recent ads and social media posts from donation centers such as ConnectLife (formerly UNYTS). This means that blood donors who schedule donations independently are even more needed than usual. You may be […]

Socially distant Easter bunny

Harper and Gavin Kimpel visit the Easter Bunny April 9 at Brierwood Child Care on William Street in Lancaster.

WNY Feeds the Frontline celebrates milestone achievement, encourages community to build on momentum

WNY Feeds the Frontline has surpassed $100,000 in donations to provide meals to health care workers. The organization was formed in mid-March by a group of volunteers who shared a common goal: to provide meals to the frontline staff fighting the COVID-19 pandemic while also supporting local restaurants. Danielle Gaesser, a coordinator of WNY Feeds the Frontline, said, “We saw […]

Hope Project of WNY asks for donations, preparing for increase in community need after pandemic

If you’ve started spring cleaning your closet and home, the Hope Project of WNY is looking for donations after the pandemic to help the local community. Deirdre Dombrowski Miller, the founder, started the Hope Project of WNY as a resource for struggling families who cannot make ends meet. She originally started the nonprofit from her driveway in Lancaster almost five […]

Rotary Club hosts car show

The Rotary Club of Lancaster-Depew will hold an antique and classic car show Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Depew High School, 5201 Transit Road. The rain date is Tuesday, Aug. 11. Vehicle registration is from 3 to 6 p.m. and awards are presented at 8 p.m. There will be food, music, raffles and prizes. For questions, contact Michael Forster at 316-3874.

Susan G. Komen Upstate New York reschedules annual More Than Pink Walk due to pandemic

Susan G. Komen Upstate New York has rescheduled its annual Western New York More Than Pink Walk amid health concerns around COVID-19. The original date of June 13, 2020, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. The event will remain at Buffalo RiverWorks. “The decision to reschedule to fall was not made lightly,” said Andrea Moran, executive director for […]

General Pulaski Association holds essay, coloring contest

Are you looking for something productive for your kids to do while they are off from school? The General Pulaski Association, Inc. has announced a coloring contest and essay contest with cash prizes. The coloring contest will be open to children ages 5 to 8, with a cash prize of $50 for the winner, and to children ages 9 to […]

Upcoming Meetings

Due to COVID-19 concerns, many meetings will be held via Facebook Live or teleconference. Check with each municipality before attending. The Depew Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27 via Facebook Live. The Lancaster Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. The Lancaster Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20. […]