2020-11-19

2020-11-19 E-Edition

Turkey drive

The Depew High School Teachers Union delivered a check for $900 to the Turkey Drive at Route 78 Street Bar, helping local pantries provide turkeys for families this holiday. Shown, from left, are: Tony Marrano from Trinity Food Pantry, Tom Sweeney from Glassco Management, former Depew Mayor Jesse Nikonowicz, Kelly Jeffords from the Depew Teachers Union, Ken Herberger from St. […]

Lancaster Town Board adopts 2021 budget


The Lancaster Town Board voted unanimously to adopt the 2021 budget at Monday’s meeting, without the budget officer stipend. During the work session, supervisor Ron Ruffino Sr. said he was removing the budget officer stipend that was approved for the former supervisor. The council members thanked Ruffino for removing the stipend. Council member Adam Dickman said Ruffino sent him information […]

County on brink of second lockdown as virus cases, hospitalizations surge


UPDATE 10:15 a.m. 11/19/20 — As of Wednesday, Lancaster is now in the “orange zone” state of caution. Schools will be closed to in-person instruction, worship gatherings will be reduced to 33% capacity, gyms and personal care businesses will close, and dining is limited to outdoor only. For more information, visit www.lancasterbee.com/articles/lancaster-enters-orange-zone-prepares-for-new-restrictions/   As of Monday evening, Erie County sat […]

Lancaster Central School District prepares for possible full-remote transition


UPDATE 10:15 a.m. 11/19/20 — As of Wednesday, Lancaster is now in the “orange zone” state of caution. Schools will be closed to in-person instruction, worship gatherings will be reduced to 33% capacity, gyms and personal care businesses will close, and dining is limited to outdoor only. For more information, visit www.lancasterbee.com/articles/lancaster-enters-orange-zone-prepares-for-new-restrictions/   Lancaster School Superintendent Michael Vallely released a […]

Local couple opens Sylvan Learning Center on Transit Road


Sabrina and Vick Ghotra decided to pursue their passion to help children during a challenging school year by opening Sylvan Learning Center, a supplemental education enrichment franchise in the Lancaster Medical Park Plaza. Sabrina Ghotra is a certified teacher with eight years of experience teaching elementary students. “I’ve taught a range of students from different learning needs, different class and […]

St. Mary’s High School teacher honored for long career

Tom Fay has been honored for his retirement after a long and successful career. Fay has spent the last 41 years of his 50-year teaching career at St. Mary’s High School, where he taught all levels of religion, math and Latin. Fay began his teaching career in the Buffalo Public Schools and then worked at Holy Redeemer Elementary School, Cardinal […]

FeedMore WNY Foundation’s holiday wreath, centerpiece sale has begun

Community members can spread holiday cheer and support their neighbors in need by participating in FeedMore WNY Foundation’s holiday wreath and centerpiece sale in partnership with Lavocat’s Family Greenhouse and Nursery. A portion of all sales will benefit the FeedMore WNY Foundation in order to help FeedMore WNY provide nutritious food to hungry children, families, veterans and older adults in […]

Upcoming Meetings

Due to COVID-19 concerns, many meetings will be held via Facebook Live, Zoom or teleconference. Check with each municipality before attending. The Lancaster Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, via Zoom. The Depew Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, via Facebook Live. The Lancaster Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. […]

News Brief

A revival service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Grace Gospel Church, 5575 Broadway, Lancaster. Pick a pew and bring a friend. There will be pizza to follow the service. Bring a friend or make a friend at the Community Fellowship at Grace Gospel Church every Saturday. It begins at 11 a.m. at 5575 Broadway, Lancaster.