2020-08-20 E-Edition

Biking and cycling on Central

Melissa Jozwiak enjoys a nice ride down the newly completed bike lanes on a sunny day on Central Avenue in Lancaster.

Depew District prepares to reopen schools

Most students participating
in hybrid learning, 10% completing first 20 weeks remotely

The Depew Union Free School District held parent meetings this week to review its plan for reopening and answer questions. With district priorities on the health and safety of students and staff, and on student learning, the district has chosen to start the school year instructing with a hybrid model. Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey said as the district receives guidance from […]

Lancaster Central announces instructional models

Lancaster Central schools will open in September with options for both hybrid instruction and fully remote instruction. In the fully remote model, a certified teacher will provide both synchronous and asynchronous instruction to students online. In the hybrid model, students will come into the building every other day and will receive remote instruction on the days that they are not […]

Local nonprofit aims to develop strong youth leaders

Last February, Ryan Alsop decided he wanted to begin his dream project and create a nonprofit for local youths. Just two months later, Alsop started Creatively Creating Youth Leaders, with the mission of developing strong youth leaders by utilizing the power of creativity, while adapting members to real-world situations that will impact their overall lives. “Kids are very, very creative […]

Village board talks DPW at work session

The Village of Lancaster Board of Trustees began discussions regarding the duties and operations of the Department of Public Works, with an eye toward finding ways to better serve residents, employee concerns and possibly look into restructuring the department. Superintendent William Cansdale gave the board an overview of responsibilities in the department, from his own to laborers. According to Cansdale, […]

Resident requests electronics recycling in Lancaster

At Monday’s meeting, Lancaster resident Georgia Schlager asked the Town Board to consider adding free electronics recycling. Schlager requested this service after seeing the Town of Cheektowaga implement an electronics drop-off service for its residents. She said the only items they charge for are TVs and monitors. Supervisor Ronald Ruffino said they will look into having this service in the […]

Diaper Drive at St. Mary’s to benefit pregnancy outreach center in Buffalo

A disposable diaper drive on Saturday, Aug. 29 in the Pavilion outside St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Lancaster, will benefit the St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center, Buffalo. The center serves families in need by providing material, emotional and spiritual support during pregnancy. The center has been open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and supplies of size one disposable diapers […]

Assembly member pleased with reopening guidance for bowling alleys

Wallace urges
additional guidance for remaining closed businesses

Assembly member Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) commended Gov. Andrew Cuomo for heeding calls from herself, fellow lawmakers, and business owners to provide reopening guidance to businesses and industries that remain closed. Cuomo announced that bowling alleys across the state could begin reopening on Monday, Aug. 17, and that guidance for reopening gyms and fitness centers will be forthcoming. On Aug. 7, […]

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. 24. The Depew Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, via Facebook Live. The Lancaster Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. The Lancaster Town Board will […]