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Lancaster School District students vote on a new mascot and logo during school on Wednesday to replace the retired Redskins mascot.

Several designs were submitted at the middle and high school level a few weeks ago. If two designs receive a tie vote, a runoff vote will be held the following day, on Thursday.

The School Board will formally review the student body’s recommended new mascot and sports logo at its June 8 meeting, with their decision expected the same evening.

The State Historic preservation Office’s national register unit will be in Lancaster at 2 p.m. Wednesday to present the village with certificates for the national register listings of the Central Avenue District within the Central Business District, and the Broadway District, including 127 primarily residental properties along Broadway to the east village boundary. The Central Avenue District is comprised of 21 commercial properties.

The award will be presented in the Municipal Building at 5423 Broadway.

Financial incentives in the form of tax credits are avilable to property owners of historic properties within the districts whose owners chose to request them for rehabilitating their buidings appropriately.

The village will begin hosting public information sessions about $100,000 in grant funding available through the New York Main Street program. The eligible properties are on Central Avenue from Broadway to Brookfield and all of West Main Street.

An informational meeting will be held on June 10 at the Municipal Building auditorium and is open to the public.

The Main Street program provides funding to stiumulate reinvestment in properties located within mixed-use commercial districts in urban, small town and rural areas of New York state.

Applications must be submitted to the village by June 24, with selection of projects expected to be made by July 10.