2022-06-23 E-Edition

Goss celebrates 25 years at the baton

Richard Goss is celebrating 25 years as Lancaster Town Band’s director, stepping in and filling the role permanently in 1997, after former director Richard Pascucci stepped down in 1995. He has been playing with the band since becoming a teacher at Lancaster Central School District in 1993. “We’re off to a good start,” Goss said of this summer’s showcase of […]

National Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently announced its Outstanding Achievement Award recipients. There are only 500 students chosen to receive this honor nationwide, with 25 awarded in New York state, and three of those were Lancaster Middle School students. In the photo provided, from left, are award winners Matthew Killian, Sienna Scibor and Sydney Palmer, each of whom received […]

Town councilmember and supervisor clash over FEMA grant process

The Town of Lancaster has decided to pursue a land flooding analysis by FEMA through a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, costing local taxpayers around 11% of the total $168,579, which breaks down to $18,731. This study will act as an effort to understand flooding along Ellicott Creek from Harris Hill to Pavement Road and the ways to possibly stop or […]

Erie County tech students bring mini-libraries to Buffalo’s East Side

Students from the Erie 1 BOCES P-TECH Build Program have teamed up with Buffalo’s first-ever poet laureate, Jillian Hanesworth, to bring mini-libraries to Buffalo’s East Side neighborhoods. “You are helping us provide something to our community that we have not had ever,” Hanesworth said. “I’m hoping that this is one stepping stone toward making our communities feel more empowered and […]

Bloody scene discovered at Transit Road hotel

At 8:42 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, Town of Lancaster police officers and detectives responded to reports of injuries at a Transit Road hotel after a violent domestic dispute had taken place. One of the subjects, a 31-year-old male, was found lying in a guest room’s doorway, covered in blood and unresponsive. An injured female was also located inside the room. […]

Shea’s Theatre donates $10,000 to LCSD performing arts

Shea’s Performing Arts Center and the Lipke Foundation presented a $10,000 check last week to Lancaster High School as a part of its 2022 Kenny Award for outstanding musical production of “Catch Me If You Can.” The school was nominated for a total of nine Kenny Awards. Additionally, Lancaster High won the award for outstanding orchestral performance. The check, presented […]

Lancaster Rural Cemetery merges with Forest Lawn Cemetery Group

On Tuesday, June 14, with approval from the New York State Division of Cemeteries and the New York State Supreme Court, a merger between Lancaster Rural Cemetery and Forest Lawn Cemetery Group has been made official. The Town of Lancaster’s oldest cemetery, located at the northwest corner of Cemetery Road and Broadway, will now be owned and operated by the […]

19 Lancaster students receive Seal of Biliteracy

This year, Lancaster High School awarded the highest number of the New York State Seal of Biliteracy to date. On June 6, a total of 19 seniors were honored for their commitment to a world language, scoring an 85% or higher in a world language and English Language Arts. Additionally, students were required to prepare and present a project to […]


– Reichert Technologies, which designs, engineers and manufactures eye diagnostic eye care devices, celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the first phoropter. This instrument is used to test individual lenses on each eye during a vision exam. In the photo provided, from left, Ian Lee-Bennet, AMETEK UPT Division VP & Business Unit Manager; Dr. Alex Crinzi, a consultant with Reichert Technologies; […]