2021-03-25 E-Edition

Weekend fires in Lancaster cause heavy damage

Two fires broke out in Lancaster last weekend, causing significant damage to village properties. Lancaster Fire Chief Mark Stonebraker said the crews did an awesome job with both fires. “They did phenomenal,” Stonebraker said. “It was a lot of work. In both fires, we were behind the eight ball when we got there, with heavy fire in both buildings, but […]

Board considers traffic study following resident’s request

A Lancaster resident is hoping to spur the village board to fund a traffic study in the hopes of getting a crosswalk installed on Aurora Street between Como Park Boulevard and William Street to make it easier and safer to cross to the Senior Center and Youth Bureau on Oxford Avenue. Mary Gloss, who lives on Briarwood Drive near the […]

Poloncarz: Schwartz calls did not feel like intimidation tactic

A bombshell report released by The Washington Post on March 14 revealed details of phone calls placed by Larry Schwartz – New York’s “vaccine czar” and a close confidant of the embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo – to county officials in order to gauge their allegiance to a governor now engulfed in a sexual harassment investigation. The report cites a Democratic […]

Students get involved in virtual clubs, activities

Before clubs and organizations could begin operation at the beginning of the school year, it had to be reworked to accommodate the pandemic, said Michelle Kudla, the Cayuga Heights Elementary principal. All three principals, Kudla, James Lupini and Lynn Girdlestone, presented how these clubs have changed at the board of education meeting held March 16. At Cayuga Heights Elementary, chorus […]

County DA urges lawmakers to prioritize public safety in marijuana legalization proposals

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn voiced his concerns about potential threats to public safety as state legislators create legislation to legalize adult use of recreational marijuana. “It is my job, as district attorney, to keep the residents of Erie County safe. While I take no position on whether or not marijuana should be legalized, I am against cannabis […]

Resilient Caregivers Lifeline offering relief to caregivers

We have all had people take care of us in some way and, most likely, have cared for others as well – from parents changing their baby’s diapers to someone picking up medicine for an ill spouse, to a volunteer providing social interaction for lonely seniors. But sometimes the role of caregiver is a lot more complicated and overwhelming; even […]

Registration opens for local electronics recycling events

Local electronics recycler Sunnking is opening registration for its 2021 electronics recycling events. The Williamsville location will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 1, at the Eastern Hills Mall, in front of The BFLO Store. Residents can register at sunnking.com/ events and find a complete list of recyclable devices. Health and safety procedures will be in […]

Registration open for middle school math competition

Mount St. Mary Academy will host a Middle School Math Competition at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. The cost to enter is $10 per team of three students. Register by April 21 to reserve a spot. Due to the pandemic, this coed competition will be held virtually on Zoom. Students will compete with their teammates to answer five questions. Every […]

News Brief

Election results for the Villages of Lancaster and Depew have been certified. For the Village of Lancaster, Lynne Ruda was elected to serve as the new mayor for the next four years. Cynthia Maciejewski and Tyler Sojka won the two open trustee seats. Justice Paul Bumbalo ran unopposed for reelection. For the Village of Depew, the Renew Depew 2018 Party […]