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May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

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RUN, DON’T WALK — Lindsay and David Marrano were among the participants in the Christopher H. Griswold memorial race/walk last weekend at Como Park in Lancaster. More...

Lancaster man hurt in Orchard Park accident

A motorcycle rear-ended a vehicle in traffic on Southwestern Boulevard near Countryside Lane at 6:25 p.m. Sunday, according to an Orchard Park police report.  More...

News briefs

Government offices in the Village of Depew, Town of Lancaster, and Village of Lancaster will all be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The Depew Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 in Village Hall, 85 Manitou St. More...

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GOOD DEED — Janet Bartnik sorts through items collected by U.S. Postal Service employees during their food drive for the Trinity Food Pantry on May 12. More...

Lancaster display features art by student, great-grandmother

Hatte Meneau, a senior at Clarence High School, has her artwork on display — but not alone. More...

Summer rec jobs available

The Village of Depew Recreation Department is accepting applications for summer jobs, including certified lifeguards, ticket takers at the pool and playground applicants.  Applicants must be age 18 or older. More...

Union contract agreement means big savings for town

Cheektowaga

The Town of Cheektowaga stands to cut nearly $800,000 per year from its payroll when a new union contract is fully implemented with the Town of Cheektowaga Employees Association.  (See editorial on page four)  The Town Board approved the co More...

Car cruise comes to VFW post

Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post No. 7275 will host a Wednesday Nite Cruise from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 10. Purchase hot dogs for $1.50, draft beers for $1 and bottle beers for $2. Proceeds will support veterans. More...

Grief Support Group slates next meeting

The Grief Support Group of St. Martha’s Parish will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in Room A at St. Martha’s Parish, 10 French Road, Depew. There is no fee. For more information, call Mary Ann at 683-4422.   More...

Students learn about perils of distracted driving

Lancaster High School students were educated about the risks of texting while driving last week in a special presentation by AT&T and Sen. Patrick Gallivan.  More...

Hull House to host history camp

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead will hold its annual “History Camp for Kids” for children in grades three through eight. More...

Students receive Leadership Awards

The third series of four Leadership Awards from the Wilson Center for Leadership and Innovation were presented last week at the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse.  The Wilson Center for Leadership and Innovation was founded by Dr. More...

Fundraiser planned for town employee

The family and friends of Matthew Perillo, who lost both legs to a blood infection, are sponsoring a fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars “Chicken Coop” at 299 Leydecker Road West Seneca.  More...

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BLESSED DAY — Our Lady of Pompeii School students participate in a May crowning ceremony and prayer service to honor Mary, the Blessed Mother. Pictured are Alison Shepard and David Ziolkowski. More...

Empire State College sets info sessions

Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs throughout June at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga. More...

Term limits proposal goes nowhere in Cheektowaga

Twice Angela Wozniak has proposed a resolution to the Cheektowaga Town Board. Twice her colleagues have refused to second her motion.  And a growing divide between the lone Republican and the six Democrats has become evident.   More...

Lancaster Women’s Civic Club plans luncheon

The Lancaster Women’s Civic Club will conclude its 2011-12 meetings with an honors luncheon at Ripa's Restaurant at Walden Avenue and Pavement Road, Lancaster on Wednesday, June 13. More...

At planeteriums, syzygy in the skies, synergy on the ground

If you’ve never heard the word “syzygy” before, it will likely become part of your vocabulary in the coming weeks.  Syzygy is defined as the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system More...

Youth Bureau inducts 2012 Hall of Fame

The Lancaster Youth Bureau recently honored 21 youths and two adults with induction into its Hall of Fame. More...