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The owner of Nichol City Realty in Lancaster has acquired the former office of the Brown Chiari law firm on Broadway. Shannon McNichol, acting through 5775 NCB LLC, paid $410,000 to buy the building at 5775 Broadway from BC Broadway LLC, which is controlled by Donald P. Chiari. The 5,169-square-foot former office of the personal-injury firm is a single-story red-bric…

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CICERO – The dream ending to the best season in the history of Lancaster boys lacrosse would have gone a little something like this. The first-time Section VI Class A champion Legends, who stunned Section V champion Penfield in the Far West Regionals, shocked even more folks by extending their historic run at the expense of longtime state power West Genesee of Section I…

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If Lancaster wants to extend its greatest playoff run in the history of its boys lacrosse program, the Legends will have to go through state royalty to do it. Lancaster (17-2), the first-time Section VI champion which took down Section V’s Penfield in the Far West Regional, faces Section III champion West Genesee (17-2) in a Class A New York State Public High Schools At…

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Brocton baseball is heading to the state semifinals for the first time in school history. Ronald Brown threw nine strikeouts in a complete-game outing as the Bulldogs downed Avoca, 5-1, in the Class D Far West Regional at Diethrick Park in Jamestown. “It means a lot,” Brocton Coach Raymond Rosas said. “It feels cool not only for the school district, but the village a…

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By Dave Ricci The Legends just keep playing with house money. Brett Beetow scored four goals as Lancaster beat Section V’s Penfield 11-7 in the Class A Far West Regional title game. It was part of a quadruple header that at All-High Stadium Saturday. The win marks the first Class A regional title for Section VI since 2008, and the first-ever regional title for Lan…

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Brooke Plonka and her Iroquois softball teammates have joked about playing at states since their sophomore season. Two years later, it’s not a joke anymore. It’s reality. With a historic 4-1 win Saturday over Section V private school Our Lady of Mercy (13-11) in the Class A Far West Regional, the Chiefs (18-1) are headed to Glens Falls to compete in the New York Stat…

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Beer will be flowing again in the Yelling Goat’s bar this week, as owners Laurie Kutas and John Rooney bounce back after a devastating February fire. The restaurant, 206 Central Ave., Lancaster, will officially reopen at 11 a.m. June 6. The day before, patrons will be welcomed for a “sneak preview” with wine and beer tastings, and complimentary pizza. “We are look…

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Marrano Homes has received final approval from the state Attorney General's Office to begin marketing and selling its planned new patio home community in South Lancaster, after years of delays. The new Summerwind Patio Homes project consists of 40 home sites, which are now available to home buyers. It's the sixth part of Marrano's larger Summerfield Farms development, w…

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Kentucky Greg’s has closed for good. Or for ill, if you're a barbecue fan. The restaurant, at 2186 George Urban Blvd., Depew, had been a reliable dispenser of smoked meats for 21 years. Owners Greg and Pamela Englehardt, who have been hands-on operators since the beginning, entertained offers for the restaurant last year but did not reach a sales agreement. “That …

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The McNattys have lived in their home in Lancaster for 11 years. With 7 acres to maintain, Mary and Dan, a retired house painter, spend a lot of time in the garden. The large wraparound porch is just one highlight of the home. Mary’s meditation room, with infrared sauna, is another place to relax. Here is how Mary described the home ‑ both past and present ‑ for our Hom…

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The Yelling Goat is close to reopening after a February fire forced extensive renovations of the Lancaster restaurant. Investigators couldn't pinpoint the reason the fire started in an upstairs apartment at 206 Central Ave., said owner Laurie Kutas. "Initially all we had was water and smoke damage, and it didn’t seem so bad," she said. "Then you start digging into th…

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After nearly two years of construction, an enormous new independent senior-living complex that rose up from a sprawling meadow in Lancaster is finally preparing to open its doors to more than 150 residents. Natale Development is wrapping up the finishing touches on The Belvedere, the newest addition to the area's living options for seniors. The project is designed to ap…

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In an attempt to get ready for something new, Frontier’s girls’ lacrosse team has been preparing for the unfamiliar by doing something old. The Falcons’ opponents are still feeling blue. Unbeaten Frontier is no longer part of Class A. It hasn’t stopped the Falcons from playing and beating their ex-rivals even though they no longer are part of that division. They hope…

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Some stories seem inextricable from the eras in which they were written. The cast and creative team of the Lancaster Opera House's production of "The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd" did their best to thrust this fusty period piece into the present. But despite its clever contemporary framing and fine performances, the anachronistic tone and heavy-handed…

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Farm, a Depew marketing communications firm, is on the move. The firm, which changed its name from SKM Group a couple of years ago, is relocating to 4493 Walden Ave. in Lancaster, effective April 16. That will also be the new home of a sister company, Pathfinder, a business research firm formerly called Focused Marketing Associates. Farm says it has outgrown its curr…