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      Lancaster police Thursday arrested two Rochester men minutes after the suspects robbed a credit union on Brunswick Road in the Village of Lancaster. Michael Frisch, 30, and Kevin Wood, 56, were stopped in their getaway vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. on Ransom Road by Lancaster police detectives Edward Wojtal and Mark Fowler, who received a …

Bicyclists participating in the fifth annual Ride for Bryce on May 7 will experience a different route through the village and town of Lancaster, village trustees were told Monday night. Anne Farmer, secretary for the Bryce Buchholz Memorial Fund, appeared before the Village Board to request assistance with traffic control from the fire and police departments. Fire C…

Kara Hassenfratz could feed an army of leprechauns with the 38-pound cabbage she grew in her great-uncle’s vegetable garden in Marilla. The fourth-grade student at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Lancaster lives in Alden and took state honors in an annual cabbage growing program sponsored by Bonnie Plants, a national producer of 250 varieties of vegetables and herbs…

Patricia Hudson and her daughter, Alexis, spent part of Valentine's Day evening together in a Christian meditation and yoga class. Hudson, 42, amped up her workouts last year after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She added yoga classes when her church parish, St. Mary of the Assumption in Lancaster, began offering them last fall in the St. Mary's Elementary School…

Rashida Johnson handled losing electrical power at her Lockport home by sitting in her running car for a few hours to warm up, listen to music and recharge her cellphone before returning for the night to her chilly house. Thursday morning, Andrea Nikischer was at her parents' Clarence home, wondering when New York State Electric & Gas crews would remove the utility …

A public hearing Monday night before the Lancaster Town Board to discuss a six-month moratorium on solar farm development drew residents from Alden and Buffalo who shed light on the advantages of solar energy. "When it comes to zoning laws, we are all addicted to electricity that comes down the energy grid," said a resident of County Line Road in Alden. "With legislativ…

The Connecticut investment firm that unsuccessfully offered to take Ecology & Environment private last year said the Lancaster-based environmental services company's board of directors has "eviscerated" shareholder value after five years of declining sales and profits. Mill Road Capital, which owns about 15 percent of E&E's Class A common stock and is seeking tw…

Two public hearings -- targeting solar energy farms and flag lots -- were approved by Lancaster lawmakers Tuesday night. A six-month moratorium on solar farm development was proposed by Councilmember John Abraham Jr. to review zoning regulations and determine revisions and amendments to the town zoning code. "We're not saying that no solar can be done," Council membe…

Area golfers itching to get their game out of winter hibernation can head to the Buffalo Tournament Club Golf Course in Lancaster, which will open for the next four days, the first time ever that the club has opened for play in February. The course at 6432 Genesee St., east of Ransom Road, is opening up for play from Tuesday through Friday, with riding carts allowed on …

Robert H. Giza Sr. was a Town of Lancaster leader for decades, but the success of the former supervisor went beyond the town hall boardroom. His devotion to children – as physical education instructor and Boys & Girls Club executive director – was legendary, said family and friends. "He would take calls at 2 in the morning from club kids who were arrested…

LOCKPORT - A Lancaster man who stole more than $17,000 worth of property and fixtures from an abandoned house in the City of Lockport was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months to four years in state prison. Andres R. Moore, 32, of Brandel Avenue, last year pleaded guilty before to third-degree grand larceny and was admitted to a court-supervised drug treatment program, but …

Some Depew voters aren't satisfied with just saving their village from being eliminated. Now they want Depew to become a town. Less than five minutes after elections officials announced Tuesday night that Depew residents had rejected a referendum to eliminate the village government, some voters in the crowd at Village Hall began urging that Depew flex its muscles again …

The village of Depew is here to stay. Depew residents voted 3,006 to 1,165 on Tuesday to keep their 124-year-old village government intact, rejecting a proposal to merge the village with the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster. After months of haggling over Depew’s future, weighing potential tax savings against the prospect of 170 village workers losing their jobs a…

Depew residents came out strong Tuesday to determine the fate of their village. As of 6 p.m., 2,900 people had voted, or about 30 percent of the village's 10,044 eligible voters, on a referendum that will determine if the village government gets dissolved and the village merges with the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster. [Gallery: Depew dissolution vote] At time…