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Local News

Newton Abbott Fire Company receives grant

Newton Abbott Fire Company has received $39,524 through the Department of Homeland Security and the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of a More...

News Brief

The Town of Orchard Park Historic Preservation Board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, in the first floor conference room of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. More...

Firefighter grant workshop to be held on Aug. 31

An informational event titled “Assistance to Firefighters Grant Workshop” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the Lancaster Fire Department, 5423 Broadway, Lancaster, hosted by the offices of Rep. Chris Collins and Sen. More...

Police Blotter

Football with explicit message thrown at house

Saturday, Aug. 15 An Orchard Park individual took a cab back from the City of Buffalo and left his wallet inside. Two hours later his bank card was used in Buffalo four times. The investigation is ongoing. Monday, Aug. 17 More...

Mercy Flight reaches milestone in completed missions

After more than 30 years of service, Mercy Flight Western New York recently celebrated the completion of 24,000 patient missions. More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Cub Scout Pack 592 hosting Scout sign-up More...

Entertainment

Chain saw sculptures to be displayed at Quaker Arts Festival

Bears, buffalos, raccoons, pelicans and fish will all be in attendance at the Quaker Arts Festival — in chain saw sculpture form that is. More...

Chestnut Ridge tennis tournament continues through Aug. 30

Entries are still being accepted for the first annual Chestnut Ridge Summer Classic Tennis Tournament, taking place this weekend at Chestnut Ridge Park. Scheduled tournament times are from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Roycroft Film Society to screen Irish suspense film Sept. 6

Usually, a suspense film prompts audience members to ask “Who did it?” However, the Roycroft Film Society will have audience members asking “Who is going to do it?” with its September film selection, “Calvary.” The More...

Town to assist school district in school tax collection

The Town of Orchard Park will be helping out the Orchard Park School District by doing the school tax collection for the Town of Boston. At the Aug. More...

School Board approves district goals for upcoming school year

In the last meeting before the start of the 2015-16 school year, Superintendent Matthew McGarrity laid out the goals the district is looking to achieve this year. More...

Editorial

Open communication important for residents

It’s important for residents to attend governmental meetings whether it’s for a town, village or school board. They are open to the public, and residents should be aware of what’s going on in their community. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER — Last weekend I traveled to Hilton, New York, to see two friends from St. Bonaventure University be joined in holy matrimony. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Aug. 31, 1995 • For school taxpayers in Orchard Park, there will be a decrease in the increase. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

MANGINE, Monica I. (nee Drogoszewski), of Orchard Park, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Anthony; two daughters, Antoinette Mangine and Ruby Stiglmeier; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Quakers look to defend first title in 34 years

The 2014 campaign was one for the record books for the Orchard Park boys soccer program. The Quakers varsity squad ran the gauntlet and won its first Section VI Class AA final in 34 years. More...

Lady Quakers looking for successful ECIC season

Last season saw the Orchard Park Quakers girls varsity team get through the season with a near-.500 record. The team consisted of plenty of strong core players like setter Shaye Swiatek, outside hitter Riley Mall and blocker Olivia Jacobs. More...

Lady Quakers soccer rebuilding for the future

The Lady Quakers are coming off a season where they saw a lot of success. The team finished with a 6-5-6 record before the playoffs. The team had some successful moments but the senior heavy team left this years squad with a lot of holes. More...

Business

Collins visits dialysis center, educated on kidney treatment needs

Rep. Chris Collins visited DaVita Kidney Care Dialysis Center, located at 3801 Taylor Road, to meet patients and caregivers and learn about dialysis and the kidney care needs of local constituents. The center invited Collins for a tour on Aug. More...

NAWBO monthly meeting set for Sept. 2 at Brioso

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association for Women Business Owners will hold its kickoff dinner event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Brioso by Butterwood in the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 5195 Main St., Williamsville. More...

NYS Women Inc. schedules dinner meeting

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. will hold its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Protocol, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. More...