2020-07-30 E-Edition

West Main Street

On Monday, West Main Street in the Village of Lancaster closed to vehicle traffic due to construction. Pedestrian traffic is still allowed.

Districts post draft reopening plans

The next time students walk the halls of Lancaster and Depew schools, it will look a little different. All school districts in the state are required to create and submit a plan for reopening each district safely in the fall. Each plan details every aspect of the district reopening. The finalized draft reopening plan is required to be submitted to […]

Village nabs $2.5 million in abandoned grant funding

The Village of Lancaster plucked some additional grant funding for downtown projects thanks to a bit of help from New York State Sen. Patrick Gallivan. Lancaster is in line for $2.5 million in New York State Department of Transportation grant funding to help establish a village center, after funding that was previously allocated became available, the board announced during its […]

Be on the lookout for rubber ducks in Depew

Rubber ducks have been lost in the Depew parks, and community members will be lucky ducks if they find them in August. In conjunction with national Family Fun Month in August, the Depew Police Department will be participating in the Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt. Several rubber ducks will be hidden throughout Depew’s two main parks for families to find. “The […]


— The Village of Lancaster began implementing bike lanes on Central Avenue this week. The project is expected to be completed in two weeks.

Town of Lancaster revaluation project completed

— From the Desk of the Assessor —

The Town of Lancaster 2020 Revaluation Project has been completed. The two-year long project’s objective was to bring all properties to 100% of the current real estate market value as of July 1, 2019. New York state has certified the Town of Lancaster at 100%. All inventory was reviewed and updated, if necessary. Thank you to those property owners who […]

Upcoming Meetings

Due to COVID-19 concerns, many meetings will be held via Facebook Live, Zoom or teleconference. The Lancaster Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3. The Lancaster Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3. The Depew Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. The Depew Village Board will meet at 7 […]

Todaro opposes withholding of state aid

Erie County Legislator Frank Todaro, along with Legislators Joe Lorigo, John Mills and Ed Rath, recently introduced a resolution voicing opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to withhold Aid and Incentives to Municipalities funding from 12 cities across the state, including Buffalo and Lackawanna. The resolution gained unanimous support from the Erie County Legislature, according to information released by Todaro. […]

Assembly member announces legislation to help municipalities hold mortgage servicers accountable

Assembly member Monica Wallace, D-Lancaster, and Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced their legislation (A.6976 and S.4190) to help municipalities hold mortgage servicers accountable for maintenance of residential properties in foreclosure passed the Legislature this week. The legislation requires mortgage servicers to provide their name and contact information at multiple points during foreclosure proceedings involving one-to-four-family residential properties. This requirement will […]