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Where We Live: Lancaster


The Lancaster Police Department is seeking donations of police-related artifacts or photos for display at the town’s new police and courts building, which is slated to open by the end of the summer.

The department is asking residents to donate items connected to the town department or the former village department, which later merged with the town police.

The goal of the project is to help the public appreciate the department’s history, said Police Capt. William Karn, who is leading this initiative. Anyone who has an item to donate is asked to call Karn at 683-3120, ext. 12, or email him at

Also this week:

• Village officials are meeting with business owners to review proposed sign regulations at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway.

•The newest member of the Village Board, Russell W. Sugg, is convening the meeting as chair of the board’s Building, Lights and Code Committee, but other members of the board and Village Attorney Arthur A. Herdzik are expected to attend.

The board began overhauling the village’s sign regulations last year following complaints from business owners that the current rules aren’t business-friendly, and this is the latest is a series of meetings held to get the merchants’ feedback.

Sugg said this is likely the last such meeting before trustees vote on the proposed changes.

•The town Planning Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, 21 Central Ave.

•Applications for the new Mary Lucariello Scholarship are due May 6 to the town Youth Bureau.

The scholarship committee will award $1,000 each to two graduating seniors from Lancaster High School who have demonstrated hard work, effort and improvement during their years at the school.

Any Lancaster senior who plans to pursue post-high school studies is eligible for the scholarship, which is named after the Youth Bureau’s co-founder and first executive director. Lucariello left money in her will to establish the scholarship.

Applications must be submitted to the Youth Bureau, 200 Oxford Ave., Lancaster, NY 14086. For more information, contact the bureau at 683-4444 or check out the Lancaster High School Counseling Center’s scholarship listing.