2022-11-10 E-Edition

Homecoming game raises $5,000 for turkey distribution to local food pantries

Courtesy of the approximately 2,500 fans that attended the Lancaster-Depew Homecoming football game, with $2.50 of each ticket purchased earmarked for local food pantries, a total of 290 turkeys has been slated for distribution to families in need. In addition, Tops Friendly Markets also made a donation to cover the remaining cost, atop the $5,000 donated by the Depew Union […]

Police chiefs examine local crime; identify needs in recruitment process

According to Chief William Karn of the Lancaster Police Department and Chief Jerome Miller of the Depew Police Department, certain crimes are rising lately. Both report a significant upswing in smaller crimes like shoplifting and petit theft, and in larger crimes like grand larceny of vehicles. Both chiefs identify the current bail reform laws as a primary driver in this […]

Dog Control funding gets town board hot under the collar

The Lancaster Town Board hit some friction on the issue of spending – both for its Dog Control Office and a captain’s position within the police department – in its regular meeting Monday. While four members of the Town Board voted yes on two adjustments to the 2023 tentative budget, Supervisor Ron Ruffino voted against the adjustments. The budget correction […]

Todaro honors local fire departments

Erie County Legislator Frank Todaro recently presented a proclamation to each of the local fire departments within the legislative district he represents to recognize National Fire Prevention Week. Leaders of several of these local fire departments met at the Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting to receive the proclamations in honor of the 100th anniversary of the week. “One of the […]

Lancaster students make art from the heart for Mercy Hospital

From elementary to high school, Lancaster students created artwork “from the heart” to be displayed at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. Students learned about the power of art to bring people together and were given the opportunity to make an impact with their creativity. Court Street Elementary art teacher Brittany Rauscher was approached by former Lancaster teacher Cori Greenawalt for help […]

Law enforcement urges residents to be cautious of fraud, identity theft

In a digitized world, being cautious of fraud and identity theft isn’t just a growing reality, it’s a full-grown part of existing. According to documentation from the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Sentinel data book (2010-2020), the number of fraud cases, nationally, was 137,306 in 2001. In 2010, that number grew to 820,072, and in 2020, there were 2,184,531 fraud cases […]

ECDOH, Kaleida Health warns of surge in pediatric respiratory illness cases

The Erie County Department of Health and Kaleida Health are alerting local residents of a surge in pediatric respiratory illnesses. This is based on significant, sustained patient volume at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital Emergency Department and reported case data trends for RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and influenza. This surge follows statewide and nationwide respiratory illness trends that are filling […]

News Brief

The Town of Lancaster, Village of Lancaster, and Village of Depew winter parking ban will be in effect daily from Nov. 15 to March 15, between the hours of 1 and 7 a.m.

Gas prices back up again locally

Monday’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline was $3.80, up 4 cents from the Monday prior. One year ago, the price was $3.42. The New York state average was $3.87 on Monday, up 5 cents since the Monday previous. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.56. AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reported the following […]