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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Killian of Lancaster celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of marriage vows in Blessed Mother Teresa Catholic Church, Depew, followed by a reception in Falcons Hall, Depew. Mr. Killian and Geraldine Wieczorek were married Sept. 7, 1963, in St. Augustine Catholic Church, Depew. He is retired from Scott Aviation, Lancaster. They have fo…

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A small crossroads community between Alden and Lancaster holds a peculiar footnote in American history.Town Line is the only community north of the Mason-Dixon Line believed to have voted to secede from the United States during the Civil War. It didn’t officially rejoin until about 85 years later, at the end of World War II.Earlier this month, a historical marker commemora…

A company that operates several local golf clubs in the area is accused of stealing tips from its workers.Texas-based Century Golf Partners, which does business as Arnold Palmer Golf Management, operates the Fox Valley Club in Lancaster, the Brierwood Country Club in Hamburg and the Tan Tara Golf Club in North Tonawanda. A class-action lawsuit filed against the company in …

The Lancaster Town Board on Monday night approved a 205-unit townhouse complex off Juniper Boulevard that will feature a clubhouse, pool and dog park. The board’s approval of the Pleasant Meadows Apartments was one of a handful of small development issues the board handled with little fanfare.The board’s unanimous approval of the Pleasant Meadows Apartments submitted by Ma…

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Bill Buchholz had held tight to his dream that a Lancaster skate and bike park to be built in memory of his 14-year-old son killed by a drunken driver a year ago would be open by now.But it’s not. Instead, the father is learning a lesson in patience and perseverance. His family and friends of his son Bryce wanted a skate and bike area in a section of the town’s Keysa Park …

LancasterThe town will do emergency repairs to the deteriorated Erie Street Bridge in the Village of Lancaster that has sparked a contentious debate between village and town leaders over who is responsible for fixing it and paying for it.Town Supervisor Dino J. Fudoli told The Buffalo News that the emergency work will be done, and that preliminary engineering work already …

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The 43-year partnership between the four founders of Ecology & Environment crumbled this year in a sometimes raucous dispute over the riskiness of some of the Lancaster environmental service firm’s projects, coupled with a plunging stock price that reflected the steep declines in the company’s sales and profits.“We’ve had a conflict going with the board about the direction…

The final chapter should be written in October to a more than decade-long controversy surrounding the Town of Lancaster’s former Colecraft Manufacturing Building at 3949 Walden Ave.That’s when the town’s sale of the 74,000-square-foot building to Erie Engineered Products of North Tonawanda for $1.27 million is expected to be finalized.It’s been a long time coming, since th…

Santa Claus is not expected for months, but Lancaster village trustees are grappling with how the village-run Christmasville can compete for sponsorship dollars with the separately organized Christmasville Fire Truck Parade that benefits the local firefighters history museum.“We’re hoping to obtain more sponsorships and reduce the tree-lighting cost,” Dawn C. Gaczewski, vi…

Erie County’s hottest suburban primary ended in victory for both candidates, with 100 percent of vote results reported.Republican Barbara S. Nuchereno, the Amherst council member who is running for town justice, held onto the GOP line with 1,127 votes despite a challenge from attorney Kara A. Buscaglia, who had 683 votes.But Buscaglia isn’t finished. Both candidates on Tue…

Two political newcomers, each supported by rival factions within the local Democratic party, will battle it out in Tuesday’s primary in hopes of becoming the successor to 8th District Erie County Legislator Terrence McCracken, a fellow Democrat who declined to run for re-election.Wynnie L. Fisher of Alden is the pick of leaders at local Democratic headquarters, while Wesle…

Anniversaries

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Walsh of Lancaster celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner in Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, Blasdell. Mr. Walsh and Judy Graham were married Aug. 24, 1963, in St. Clement Church, Center Line, Mich. He is a retired salesman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. They have three children and eight grandchildren.

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There’s nothing like high school football on Friday nights under the lights.And it’s bound to get even better in Lancaster with the additional pizzazz of a just-installed $22,500 scoreboard for the high school’s Redskins football team, complete with bright and LED bulbs. It replaces the original scoreboard, which dates from 1960, the year the field opened.“This is a huge d…

Orchard Park Garden Club will host “A Salute to the Movies: A Standard Flower Show” from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1 Fox Run Lane, Route 20A and California Road, Orchard Park. Open to the public; free admission....Hamburg House and Garden Club will host its 25th annual Tour of Homes and Gardens from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $12, will be available from n…

Lancaster town officials caught an earful Tuesday night about what some residents termed expensive office furniture for the town’s new public safety building - with figures mentioned as high as $12,000 for furniture for the police chief and several thousand dollars for other desk ensembles.In the end, though, the board voted 4 to 1 - with just Supervisor Dino J. Fudoli opp…