2022-05-12 E-Edition

Lunch Hero Day celebrated at Depew Schools; five-star reviews given

For the eighth year, Depew Union Free School District celebrated Lunch Hero Day on May 6 in order to recognize its food service workers with a day of appreciation. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, students at all levels can show their appreciation on this day through cards, gifts and specially made books. Between preparing healthy food, adhering to […]

Growing pains: Lancaster seeks parking solutions for event season

The Village of Lancaster held its regular meeting on Monday, receiving some thoughts from local developer Tom Sweeney during public comment. Sweeney’s company, Plum Bottom Creek LLC, has worked closely with the village over the past year, with millions being spent by the company on a complex of high-quality shops and upscale apartments. The village made sure to help navigate […]

Depew approves contract with DPW

Back in 2020, when contract negotiations between the Village of Depew and its Department of Public Works employees were stymied by the pandemic, Mayor Kevin Peterson asked the DPW employees to take a two-year contract with a 1% raise each year with the understanding that the village would make it up to them on their next contract. The village board […]

Lancaster schools proposed budget results in 3.69% increase

The Lancaster Central School District held its annual budget hearing Monday, May 9, for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. At the meeting, the board presented its finalized proposed budget to the community, ahead of the Tuesday, May 17, budget vote and trustee election. The board has proposed a budget of about $122.3 million, which represents a 3.69% budget-to-budget increase. The […]

Depew Union Free School District BOE candidates run uncontested

Three candidates are running uncontested for three positions on the Depew Union Free School District Board of Education. The election will be held Tuesday, May 17, located at the Depew High School Gymnasium, where a vote on the 2022-23 budget will also be held. Bartholomew McGloin McGloin has been a Depew resident for 15 years. He and his wife, Melissa, […]

Literacy training offered for new Americans

Registration is open for this summer’s session of digital literacy training. Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for 10 weeks, starting the week of May 16. Known as New Americans Can Code, the program provides digital literacy training to assist newcomers to New York state in gaining basic computer skills and software training for career opportunities […]


Lancaster resident, Harper Roach, 11, participated in the Happy Half 5K Race on May 7 in Ellicottville, taking first place in the 1- to 14-year-old women’s age group. Her winning time was clocked at 25 minutes and 34 seconds. Harper is the daughter of Stacey and John Roach.

Depew Fire Department election results for 2022

The Depew Fire Department protects more than 15,300 residents within 5 square miles of the Village of Depew. The department consists of four hose companies, one hook and ladder company, and one hose/rescue company. Depew boasts one of the largest volunteer fire department in Erie County, with 108 members. The department responds to more than 300 emergency calls throughout the […]

Three candidates vie for two positions on LCSD Board of Education

Three candidates are vying for the two available trustee positions on the Lancaster Central School District’s Board of Education, which are coming up for a vote from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the New Java Gym, Lancaster High School, 1 Forton Drive. KEVIN DAVENPORT Davenport has served on the board of education for the last three […]