Weekly Feature

2017-05-18 / Front Page

Budgets pass, incumbents favored in school election

In the wake of school district elections on Tuesday, a mix of new and old faces will grace both the Lancaster and Depew boards for upcoming three-year terms.

In Lancaster, incumbents Michael Sage and Patrick Uhteg were re-elected, with 2,079 and 2,165 votes, respectively.

Newcomer Glenn Jackson nabbed the third seat with 2,158 votes.

Nargis Hossain, Melissa Studley and Bonita Brown trailed, with Hossain receiving 996; Studley, 1,088; and Brown, 783.

Incumbent Marie MacKay did not seek re-election.

Budget and bus propositions passed by large margins on Tuesday as well.

Lancaster’s $103.9 million budget received 2,320 votes to 895, and the School Bus Reserve Fund proposition of $964,236 also passed, with 2,587 votes to 621.

For Depew, newcomer Amy Doody, with 383 votes, will join incumbent Donna Kapinos, with 331 votes, on the School Board.

The two were running unopposed, as Barbara Staebell, the president of the board, did not seek re-election.

The school’s $42.8 million budget passed by a vote of 357-112.

Proposition 2, the district’s Vehicle Purchase Reserve Fund of $422,825, passed by a vote of 389-76.

Voters approved the sale of Dawson Field, at 19 Columbia Ave. in Depew, by 400-64.

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