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Hunting for students from class of 1999

March 18, 2018 by Sylvia Fahey Fahey- Kleindinst (Register to contact)

I am interested to know where some of the students I had in 1999 at Court St. school. Jennifer Murphy and Kelly Dunlop come to mind.
Thank you.

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Lancaster High closed to students due to early morning power outage  Buffalo News

Lancaster High School is closed to students Monday due to an early morning power outage. Staff and teachers are still to report to school. The outage that…

Fundraiser set for Lancaster grad with rare cancer  Lancaster Bee

When 19-year-old Gina Nowak was a student at Lancaster High School, she became a member of the Health Care Academy, which is designed for students ...

Over 150 emergency vehicles flashing Christmas spirit will light up Lancaster Saturday  WKBW-TV

Unless you live in Lancaster, we bet you've never watched a parade liked this! More than 150 emergency vehicles lit up like Christmas trees from across the ...

Unexplained leave of Lancaster High School teacher sparks questions  Buffalo News

A math teacher at Lancaster Central High School was recently placed on leave and his personal belongings were removed from his desk, according to ...

McCarthy selects Vigneault as principal nominee to USMMA  Ridgecrest Daily Independent

Congressman makes yearly nominations to US *service* academies, featuring Burroughs seniors and an alum. Gavin Vigneault, a senior at Burroughs High ...

Starpoint Student Signs NLI To Join Niagara Track & Field  NU Purple

NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – Niagara University track and field head coach Christine Kloiber announced that Lockport native and Starpoint senior Kiara McDowell ...

DA: No criminal investigation on Lancaster teacher

Concerned parents in the Lancaster Central School District are asking questions about the status of a high school teacher, after allegations of an inappropriate ...

Boating victim was Lancaster teacher, coach

LANCASTER, NY — The man killed in Saturday's tragic boat crash on Lake Erie was a science teacher and lacrosse coach in the Lancaster School District.

Lancaster Schools remember beloved teacher killed in boat accident  WKBW-TV

The Lancaster Central School District (LCSD) is remembering Eric Przykuta, a 43-year-old science teacher and lacrosse coach, who died in a boat crash ...

Lancaster teacher created lasting memories for a generation of students  Buffalo News

Eric Przykuta, president of the Lancaster Central Teachers Association, was on a fishing boat in the Small Boat Harbor that crashed into the breakwall late ...

Body recovered from Buffalo's Small Boat Harbor identified

In a joint statement released by the Lancaster Central School District (LCSD) and the Lancaster Central Teachers Association (LCTA), “We are sad to confirm the ...

Eric D. Przykuta, 43, Lancaster science teacher and fishing enthusiast  Buffalo News

March 25, 1975 - May 13, 2018 Eric D. Przykuta texted his sister-in-law on Saturday to see what he could bring to the family dinner on Mothers Day. He plann…

HS Football preview: Lancaster High School

The Legends are the reigning AA sectional champs.

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVEY:Lancaster Co. parents raise concerns about school survey on sexual assault | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. - A controversial survey in Lancaster County is shining a light on sexual assault by students. The survey puts students into that a ...

Lancaster HS officials explain 'zero' bullying reports  WGRZ-TV

A recent report out from New York concerned a lot of parents. It revealed the fact that lot of schools aren't reporting any incidents of discrimination, harassment or ...

The 'Redskins' are no more — at least in Lancaster, N.Y.  Washington Post

The Redskins are no more in one western New York school district. The Lancaster Central School District School Board voted unanimously on Monday night to ...

Watch Lancaster High homecoming bonfire "pop" |

LANCASTER, N.Y. -- A bonfire at Lancaster High School to celebrate homecoming got a little hotter than expected. A viewer sent us video of this bonfire's ...

Lancaster community remembers long-time teacher killed in weekend boat crash

The Lancaster Community is mourning the loss of a long-time teacher who died in a boating accident in the outer harbor.

Tell Me Something Good: Lancaster Unified Basketball  WGRZ-TV

Lancaster High School's varsity unified basketball team showcased their talents in Wednesday's home opener against the Clarence Red Devils.

Police: Former Lancaster student arrested after pointing gun at student in high school parking lot - WISC-TV3

It's unclear whether a former Lancaster student was pointing a Glock or an airsoft gun at a student in the high school parking lot Wednesday, according to a news ...

Baseball Announces Twelve Newcomers  NU Purple

NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – Niagara baseball head coach Rob McCoy has announced 12 newcomers to the baseball program. Joey Battaglia, Tommy Bednarski, ...

Annual Christmasville Fire Truck Parade Announced for Nov. 24  PR Web

The Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting, located on W. Main Street, has announced the date of the 2018 Christmasville Fire Truck Parade. The event is ...

Lancaster HS chosen as pilot for Disney Musical  WKBW-TV

LANCASTER, N.Y. (WKBW) - It's high school musical season in Western New York and one district is getting a first crack at a well-known Disney show before the ...

Dad blasts teacher who slammed his teen daughter to the ground: 'You shouldn't do that to a person's child'  Yahoo Lifestyle

A Texas dad is speaking out after a teacher at his daughter's Dallas-area high school was caught on camera body-slamming the 15-year-old girl to the ground in ...

Beginning of a new era: Lancaster High School's first game as the 'Legends'  WKBW-TV

As the Lancaster Central School District prepares to kick of a new school year, students and community members gathered for the beginning of a new football ...

Lancaster Legends defending rather than chasing, coming off first Section VI title since 1999  WKBW-TV

Lancaster football team looking to defend Section VI title for first time since 1999.

Recovered body was that of a teacher's association president  My Twin

A 43-year-old man is deceased after a boating accident in the waters off of Buffalo.

Lancaster High School inducts four new members into Alumni Hall of Fame  Lancaster Eagle Gazette

LANCASTER - Four new inductees in the Lancaster High School Alumni Hall of Fame were honored Friday: Richard B. Bradford (Class of 1957), Beverly Kay ...

Lancaster Teachers Association president killed in fishing incident  WBFO

The Lancaster Central Schools are mourning the loss of one of their own. Eric Przykuta, 43, was killed over the weekend in what the school district is.

Many schools not reporting bullying incidents  WGRZ-TV

A review of data shows many schools still are not reporting incidents of bullying or harassment.

The end of the valedictorian? Schools rethink class rankings  Olean Times Herald

LANCASTER (AP) — At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past.

Eleven Lancaster athletes sign scholarships  WKBW-TV

Eleven student athletes at Lancaster High School signed scholarships.

Two Lancaster Police officers were aboard boat involved in fatal crash over the weekend

Two off-duty Lancaster Police officers were on a fishing boat involved in a crash that took the life of a Lancaster School District teacher over the weekend.

Lancaster Tigers Shut Down Mansfield Legacy Broncos, 21-8  Focusdailynews

LANCASTER—After strong storms forced officials to halt the district opener between the Lancaster Tigers and Mansfield Legacy Broncos, there was over 14 ...

Lancaster High could have new mascot this summer  WKBW-TV

A committee of 21 Lancaster High School students are spearheading the school's process of selecting a new mascot. A new mascot could be announced in ...

Local athletes sign Letters of Intent

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - National Signing Day is a special one for kids throughout the country as they formally announce their commitment to continue their ...

WNY students to compete in national competition  WKBW-TV

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Two high school students from Western New York are preparing for a national skilled labor competition. The SkillsUSA ...

Lancaster Tigers Fall Short Against Highland Park Scots, 39-14  Focusdailynews

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas—The game between two District 6-5A unbeaten teams was a battle Friday night for the district title and the Lancaster Tigers came up ...

Lancaster High School student creates Youtube video to promote unity, positivity  WKBW-TV

Growing tired of the tension and negativity surrounding the Lancaster Central School District, high school Senior Jacob Doyle created a YouTube video to ...

Four people at Lancaster High School hurt in electrical incident  WBFO

Emergency crews responded to a call Monday afternoon at Lancaster High School after some people on the school's athletic field suffered electrical shocks.

Sean Kirst: In priest abuse fallout, two survivors find themselves outside the lines  Buffalo News

Two men who say they were sexually abused as children by Catholic priests - priests identified as abusive in other cases - are not eligible for a Buffalo dioces…

Six sign Letters of Intent at Lancaster  WKBW-TV

Six student athletes from Lancaster high school signed Letters of Intent on Monday to continue their sports careers in college.

Lancaster High School commencement Friday  The Herald

Lancaster High School will award diplomas to 296 graduates at commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday at the stadium.

Teacher killed in Buffalo boat crash  WKBW-TV

The man killed in a boat crash in Buffalo has been identified as a local teacher.

Elite NYC private school ends separating students by race

A plan to continue the race-based class placement policy at the Little Red School House has been shelved this fall following outcry from some parents.

Lancaster teacher accused of offering extra credit for sex acts  FOX 4 News

A Lancaster High School teacher has abruptly resigned during an investigation of alleged sexually explicit text messages.

Lancaster print shop hopes to give proceeds to high school  WKBW-TV

Matt Murphy, owner of Aurora Imprints in Lancaster, is doing his part to help usher in this new era of the Legends with not only the school but with the community.

As ‘Redskins’ Issue Splits Upstate Community, District Is in No Rush to Decide  New York Times

LANCASTER, N.Y. — One week after a community forum intended to promote dialogue over the use of the nickname “Redskins” for scholastic sports teams, this ...

Girl says she was suspended for punching classmate who had bullets and made threats  Miami Herald

Cairo Durham High School in New York went into a lockdown Tuesday after a student with bullets allegedly made a threat. Crystal Williams-Phillips, a senior at ...

Lancaster High School basketball player murder: High school basketball player killed outside Lancaster community center | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

LANCASTER, S.C. - Police in Lancaster are searching for a murder suspect after a high school student was shot and killed Wednesday night outside a ...

Rewarding Excellence | News, Sports, Jobs  Jamestown Post Journal

On Monday evening a trio of talented local wrestlers were presented with accolades at the 23rd annual Ilio DiPaolo Banquet at DiPaolo's Restaurant in Blasde.

Lancaster teacher arrested after boys say he offered extra credit for sex acts  Dallas News

A Lancaster High School teacher resigned Monday after he was accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a male student, the district said.A...

"Legends" selected as new Lancaster mascot

Officials announced just before 3 p.m. that the students selected the Lancaster Legends as the new mascot.

Elvira E. “Vi” Lockwood  The Daily News Online

Elvira E. “Vi” Lockwood, 96, formerly of Castile and Geneseo, passed peacefully to a new life on July 17, 2018 at Livingston County Center for Nursing and ...

70 Upstate NY high school trap shooting teams signed up for spring season (video)

In 2016, Rick Moore, a North Country school superintendent *fresh* from a superintendent's conference, approached his school board about a new kind of co-ed ...

38th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

BUFFALO, NY — Thursday's record-breaking J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge drew 14,145 participants across 391 Western New York companies. Alex Simon ...

Milwaukee Brewers select Lancaster's Leugim 'LG' Castillo  Buffalo News

Mr. 3000. The movie starring the late Bernie Mac was the first thing that used to pop into Leugim Castillos head whenever he thought about the Milwaukee Bre…

Local baseball players nabbed in MLB Draft

Lancaster's LG Castillo and Cleveland-Hill's Aaron Phillips react to draft news.

Young Lancaster Woman Shares Her Story of Heroin Addiction and Recovery

The heroin and opioid epidemic has a death grip on Western New York and much of the country. A young Lancaster woman, now in recovery, shared her story of ...

Lancaster teacher arrested on solicitation charges  FOX 4 News

A former Lancaster ISD teacher has been arrested for allegedly sending sexual text messages to students.

Western New York students call for tougher gun rules  WBFO

Clarence High School students led a rally against gun violence in schools Wednesday. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says dozens of students held a.

Christmasville Fire Truck Parade  WKBW-TV

It's that time of year. The Greater Lancaster Museum of Fire Fighting is gearing up for their 10th Annual Christmasville Fire Truck Parade in Lancaster on ...

Lancaster students protest school's decision to drop Redskins nickname  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

LANCASTER, N.Y. — About 300 students walked out of their western New York school and through the streets on Thursday in protest of their district's decision to ...

Lancaster's Alec Tamburri honors mother with game of his life

Two days after his mother died, Lancaster's Alec Tamburri played the game of his life.

Saying goodbye to two local teens who died tragically  WBFO

The first of two funerals for two Western New York teens who died under tragic circumstances last weekend took place today, capping an emotional week here.

Student-athletes say school expulsion hurt scholarship chances - Buffalo Business First  Buffalo Business First

The families of two Western New York high school basketball players are planning to file a lawsuit for what they say were unexplained expulsions from St. Mary's ...

Bryant football adds nine more to Class of 2022  Bryant University Bulldogs

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football head coach James Perry is excited to announce the addition of nine student-athletes to the Class of 2022 that will ...

WNYers selected in MLB Draft  WGRZ-TV

A handful of Western New York natives were selected this week in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Lancaster ISD Teacher on Leave Amid Parent Concerns  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A Lancaster High School teacher was put on leave, after concerns were raised about the teacher's past.

Lancaster gets new football uniforms for Legends  WKBW-TV

The Lancaster Legends now have new football uniforms, showing off the new team name.

Olean Pair Claim CCAA Tennis Title | News, Sports, Jobs  Jamestown Post Journal

Filip Morawski and Thomas Bates of Olean are the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association tennis doubles champions after action concluded on Thursday ...

$3.3 million verdict against WNY construction company for violating child labor law - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First  Buffalo Business First

When a jury decided that a local construction company should pay more than $3 million to a resident of Lancaster who was hurt on a job as a minor seven years ...

Congressman Kevin McCarthy announces local students to service academies  KERO 23ABC News

Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday, December 21 his nominations to the United State *Service* Academies.

When and where to cast your Annual School Budget votes on Tuesday  WKBW-TV

Board of Elections and school budget votes will be taking place Tuesday, May 16 across Western New York. Here's a list of school districts and where they are ...

Calling hours set for man who fell from balcony  WKBW-TV

Funeral arrangements have now been set for the Daemen College student who died after falling from a fourth-story restaurant balcony Friday night in Downtown ...

These are the best public high schools in the Buffalo Metro area  WKBW-TV

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Three Williamsville schools rank in the top four in the Buffalo Metro area, according to a new ranking of Public High Schools.

Lancaster coach arrested for sexual battery of a student | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

A Lancaster High School teacher is at home this week, after he was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old.

Gens Claims Singles Title | News, Sports, Jobs  Jamestown Post Journal

FREDONIA — Neil Gens of Fredonia beat Jameson Sposato of Frewsburg, 6-4, 6-3, in the finals to claim the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association boys ...

Welcome back | News, Sports, Jobs  Evening Observer

The second-largest class of first-year students at the State University of New York at Fredonia settled into their residence halls during “Move-In Weekend,”

Cell phone habits: overuse vs. moderation

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Are you or someone you know afraid to be without your cell phone for 5 minutes? If so, there's a name for it. It's called nomophobia.

Fans give Troy football team sendoff on journey to state title game  Troy Record

TROY, N.Y.>> Members of the Troy High School varsity football team were sent off in style Sunday morning as they took the final step in defending their state ...

Olean's Morawski/Bates duo wins doubles title | Sports  Olean Times Herald

FREDONIA — Score a big one for Ben Wright's humility.

Local man discovers voice in music  Amherst Bee

Nugent Always a fan of songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and other crooners, Michael Nugent was in high school when he ...

East High drops Orientals name  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

The school will be called the Eagles beginning in 2015-16.

Death follows a life of drugs and love  Bills Blitz - The Buffalo News

Across the country, heroin and opiate abuse is ruining, and sometimes ending, lives. For three Western New Yorkers, bound to each other by affection and ...

Two new principals hired by Starpoint | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

PENDLETON — New principals have been named at Starpoint Central School District's Fricano Primary and Regan Intermediate schools.

Post-Journal Players of the Week | News, Sports, Jobs  Jamestown Post Journal

BASEBALL, CHARLIE REXFORD, BROCTON. Charlie Rexford went 3 for 4, including a double and a triple, and five RBIs in Brocton's 9-2 win over Frewsburg in ...

North Texas National Signing Day 2017  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Thousands of North Texas high school athlete are set to sign National Letters of Intent on National Signing Day Wednesday.

Hughes Introduces 2017 Signing Class

NORMAN, Okla. – University of Oklahoma head baseball coach Pete Hughes announced the signing of 19 future student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on ...

Comptroller: These 9 Upstate NY school districts are overtaxing residents

NY auditors say these nine district have collected too much money; some of the districts disagree.

Channel 9 announces 'Big 22' players to watch class of 2017 | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

WSOC-TV Channel 9 and High School Football Extra's Big 22 brought to you by Bojangles' Famous Chicken'n Biscuits announced the 22 high school football ...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from MLK holiday  WTOP

At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored Martin Luther King Jr. on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the ...

Meet the new leader of Regan Intermediate | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

PENDLETON — A former administrator in the Lancaster school district is the new principal of Regan Intermediate School.

Buffalo native turned from a Navy Pilot to an actor, bringing hometown pride to Hollywood

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) -- A man from Buffalo turned from a Navy Pilot to an Actor. Now he's making a mark in Hollywood and bringing hometown pride with him.

Fresh Faces Heading To Sectionals Next Week | News, Sports, Jobs  Jamestown Post Journal

LAKEWOOD — Four newcomers will make the trip to Lancaster High School for the Section VI boys tennis championships when they get underway Monday.

Buffalo Niagara Concert Band to Host Free Concert Series  Artvoice

Local High School Concert Bands, Area Music Ensembles, and Visiting Musicians to Perform at this year's Association of Concert Bands Convention in Buffalo ...

Tre Evans and Antwon Portley Sign Basketball Letters of Intent at Fordham  Fordham University Athletics

Fordham University men's basketball head coach Jeff Neubauer announced the signing of transfers Tre Evans (Edmond, Okla./Edmond North/Kilgore) and ...

Lancaster Principal Named President of Statewide Education Association  ReadMedia (press release)

Peter Kruszynski, principal of Lancaster Middle School, has been named president of the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS).

WNY Top High School Lacrosse Players Honored at Borrelli Awards Dinner

The second annual Tom Borrelli Memorial Awards dinner was held Monday night (June 22) at DiPaolo's Restaurant in Blasdell, honoring the local lacrosse ...

Here are profiles of this year's 25 First Teamers - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First  Business First of Buffalo

Learn more about the 25 students who have been named to the First Team, the highest echelon of Business First's 2014 All-Western New York Academic Team.

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