2020-09-10

2020-09-10 E-Edition

West Main Street

Construction of the West Main Street extension is progressing, and a portion of Aurora Street is closed until further notice.

Project survey results show support for downtown Lancaster roundabouts


The majority of respondents expressed appreciation for the upcoming downtown Lancaster Village roundabouts project, according to a survey launched by the Village of Lancaster. The survey was launched June 1 and was open until Aug. 10. A total of 1,011 survey responses were received. All survey responses were anonymous and confidential. “While the COVID-19 pandemic is having a severe economic […]

Solar Simplified mailings raise questions


Recent mailings to the residents of Lancaster regarding a Community Solar Services agreement raised questions at Monday’s Town Board meeting about who paid for it and why the “advertisements” were sent out from Supervisor Ron Ruffino’s office. In June, the Lancaster Town Board unanimously approved a Community Solar Services agreement with Solar Simplified of Chicago, which will save the town […]

Buffalo woman drops nearly 200 lbs through local nonprofit

Tamara Quarles receives international recognition, inspires others to live healthy

For many, the sheer notion of losing weight can be intimidating. More than 40% of U.S. adults are obese and New York has an obesity rate of 27.6%. With the proper support, however, achieving a healthy lifestyle is possible and is now more important that ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tamara Quarles of Buffalo, through support from the non-profit TOPS […]

Lancaster resident receives Erie 1 BOCES 30-Year Service Award

Patricia Wilkosz, senior training coordinator at Erie 1 BOCES, has reached a significant milestone in her career. At a virtual ceremony, Wilkosz was recently celebrated for her 30 years of service with a service award. Wilkosz began her career with Erie 1 BOCES as a temporary clerk typist at the Harkness and Potter centers in 1988 before becoming permanent, part-time. […]

Libraries encourage community to sign up for free library card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when all 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries join libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that getting a free library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. “This year in particular, as the school year begins, families have a lot on their […]

News Brief

Through the month of September, starting Thursday, Sept. 10, the Depew Police Department will step up patrols to strictly enforce the school zone speed limit on Transit Road in front of Depew High School and Depew Middle School. This detail is part of the Police Traffic Services grant, which is a program fully funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. […]

Former state trooper indicted on sexual assault, criminal impersonation charges

A 46-year-old man from Depew fired from the New York State Police 10 years ago was charged with sexual assault, rape and falsely claiming to be a current state trooper. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that Jason L. Lanning of Depew was arraigned Tuesday, Sept. 1, before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller. Lanning was charged […]

Residents to begin receiving property tax refund checks

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. announced the Comptroller’s Office has begun issuing tax refund checks to taxpayers in Lancaster and Depew who were overcharged on their 2020 property tax bills. The refunds are a result of a tax error when the Division of Real Property used an incorrect figure with Community Colleges for chargebacks to municipalities. Those chargebacks […]