2021-07-08 E-Edition

Fourth of July

The annual Fourth of July Parade in the Village of Lancaster was back on this year. The extended parade route allowed for social distancing. Fireworks were also held Sunday night. More photos can be found on page 8.

Town board to investigate alleged illegal dumping

At every town board meeting for the last two months, residents have made allegations that private companies are illegally dumping debris in the Town of Lancaster. Resident Greg Sojka brought the issue to the board in May, questioning who authorizes the companies to dump debris at the Genesee Street dump site on the taxpayers’ dollar. At Monday’s meeting, Sojka raised […]

Eastern Hills could become WNY’s first town center

Like most malls, Eastern Hills Mall is a bit less lively than it was in its heyday, but Uniland Development Company and Mountain Development Corp. (MDC) are making plans to reimagine and revitalize the property into the Eastern Hills Town Center. “Our goal is to create one of the most compelling places to live, work and visit in WNY,” said […]

Bills to welcome back fans at 100% capacity

Buffalo Bills fans received good news from the team’s Twitter account last month – the team is ready to welcome the fan base back at full capacity for its opening tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Sept. 12. The game will be the first at full capacity since the 2019 campaign. The Bills allowed only a limited number of […]

Lancaster business sells student’s prints of historic buildings

All of the work Lancaster student Jessica Renn put into her senior art project is about to pay off. Renn spent most of her senior year working on drawing 10 historic buildings and businesses in Lancaster. Starting Wednesday, Renn’s drawings became available for purchase at Gilded Maple, a shop on West Main Street in Lancaster. “I’ve lived in Lancaster my […]

Local chiropractor writes sci-fi novel amid pandemic

Paul Bluestein DC, the founder and president of Patient Advantage, LLC, on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Tonawanda, decided to use his free time amid the pandemic and increased isolation from social activities to flex his creative side through the creation of his first fictional novel, “I Am Anna.” In this action-adventure science fiction novel, Bluestein poses several ethical questions to […]

Buffalo native named pastor of Depew parish

Someone You Should Know

A Buffalo area native was recently named pastor of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta parish at St. James Church in Depew. On Tuesday, April 13, Bishop Michael W. Fisher appointed Rev. David I. Richards to be the new pastor of the Depew parish. Rev. Richards will serve as pastor for a six-year term or until he receives a “subsequent assignment,” […]

Todaro approves next steps in selling Erie County Home on Walden Avenue

Erie County Legislator Frank Todaro recently voted during the Legislature’s Finance & Management committee meeting to enter into a contract with CBRE-Buffalo to sell the Erie County Home and property. The main building is 650,000 square feet – the entire site totals 152 acres. In 2019 a “for sale” sign was posted on the property and, as a result, several […]

Cheektowaga outdoor market seeking vendors, sponsors

The Cheektowaga Outdoor Market is returning to the area for a second season and is currently seeking vendors and supporting sponsors. The event will take place in partnership with the Walden Galleria Mall from 3 to 7 p.m. every Monday from Aug. 2 through Oct. 25 in the lot along Galleria Drive near the post office. Those interested in applying […]