2021-06-03

2021-06-03 E-Edition

A peek under the hood

George Kubisty and Gerald Chudy have a look under the hood of a 1986 Monte Carlo SS at the Cruise Night held Wednesday, May 26 at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post Cruise Night.

Roundabout landscape designs, construction phasing overview presented to public


The Village of Lancaster held the third public meeting for the downtown roundabouts project last week, ensuring residents had an opportunity to voice their opinions on the project. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, four 45-minute sessions were held, with the same presentation. Jeff Lebsack, the project manager from Hatch Mott MacDonald, presented an overview for the landscape designs, and the work […]

2021 Lancaster Garden Walk set to return in July


Preparations for the Lancaster Garden Walk are underway for the 2021 season, following its cancellation last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new year has brought a breath of fresh air to many, as COVID-19 restrictions continue to be lessened and vaccines become widely available. With these improvements, many beloved summer activities are returning, one of which is the […]

Depew schools reopen to 5-day in-person learning


The Depew Union Free School District superintendent, Jeffrey Rabey, thanked the administrative team that coordinated the sixth reopening of the district this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, the Cayuga Heights Elementary School transitioned to five-day in-person learning. A recent Thoughtexchange and parent intent survey indicated that 80% of the Depew families wanted in-person five-day a week instruction. […]

Annual Chiavetta’s BBQ to support Walk to End Alzheimer’s

For a second year in a row, The GreenFields will chair the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Western New York’s largest fundraiser in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, The GreenFields will host a drive-thru Chiavetta’s Chicken Barbecue to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Dinners are $12 and include homemade sides. The drive-thru is cash only […]

50th Lancaster High School reunion set for August

A 50th Reunion celebration for the Lancaster Central High School Class of 1970 will be held Friday, Aug. 13, at Joseph’s Country Manor and Grove, 275 Columbia Ave., Depew. Cocktails will be at 6 p.m., and a buffet dinner will be at 7 p.m. with a cash bar. It will be outside in the covered grove, and any local COVID-19 […]

Alden man sentenced for leaving scene after hitting pedestrian

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that 57-year-old Donald A. Berner of Alden was sentenced before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to three years of probation. The defendant hit a pedestrian with his vehicle while driving on Ransom Road in the Town of Lancaster and left the scene without reporting the incident on Nov. 15, 2019. […]

42 North to host Brews, Blues and BBQ

East Aurora-based 42 North Brewing Company will be hitting the road this summer, along with a series of events at New York State and Erie County Parks, with the first, Brews, Blues, and BBQ, set for 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at Sprague Brook Park, 9674 Foote Road, Glenwood. The free event will take place at the Casino […]

Narcotics investigation results in arrest of dealer

Luis Bonilla, 27, of Depew, and a man from Buffalo were arrested on drug-related charges following a week-long investigation, according to Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard. On May 25, Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Intelligence Unit Deputies and Buffalo Police Department’s Narcotics and Intel members arrested Bonilla in a parking lot in Buffalo. When Sheriff’s Deputies approached Bonilla’s vehicle, they […]