April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Keenan accepts plea deal, pleads guilty to manslaughter

Sean Keenan, who was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree by Orchard Park police in July following the death of his father, took a plea deal through his family to manslaughter in the first degree on Monday in Erie County Court, accor More...

Orchard Park student plans future at Dartmouth

Colleen O’Connor is the first Orchard Park student to be accepted into Dartmouth College in a decade, and her accomplishments speak for themselves. More...

Local News

Panepinto focuses on advocacy after first 100 days in office

As newly elected officials complete their first 100 days in office, state Sen. Marc Panepinto, who represents the 60th district, is looking to delve more into initiatives related to state testing and the minimum wage. More...

School district preparing for budget adoption

The Orchard Park School District is moving toward its budget adoption meeting on April 21 with an estimated total appropriation of $91.5 million for the 2015-16 school year. More...

Alleged race in OP results in multiple charges for Kenmore man

Orchard Park police say two vehicles were traveling recklessly at a high rate of speed on Abbott Road last week, resulting in a Kenmore man being charged with multiple traffic violations. At 8:40 p.m. More...

Sports

OP boys lacrosse looking for strong title run

Goltz leads Quaker attack as the team heads into 2015 campaign

The Orchard Park Quakers are once again full of talent as they head into the 2015 season. More...

Orchard Park tennis looks to continue winning streak

Storied program and coach looks to continue winning tradition

For the past two seasons, the Orchard Park Quakers have not done one thing – lose. Since 2011, the L column in their record has remained empty, meaning the last 48 matches in school history have been wins. More...

Gymsters take third at state competition, qualify for regionals

The Orchard Park Gymsters competed at the state competition April 10-12 in Suffern, New York. The level seven team took third place in the competition, earning them a spot at regionals. More...

Conley reflects on time with Chamber

by CHRIS GRAHAMEditor In May, the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce will see a familiar figure step away, as Nancy Conley, executive director of the organization, will retire from the position she has held for the past 20 years. More...

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After 27 years with the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, Nancy Conley is retiring on May 1. More...

Chestnut Ridge set to unveil restored murals

On April 21, the five distinctive murals in the Chestnut Ridge Park casino will look the best they have in 67 years. More...

Village prepares for budget hearing

The Village Board held a public hearing on the tentative budget at Monday’s meeting, with no residents speaking. More...

Editorial

District’s good news shouldn’t deter budget questions

The Orchard Park School District has enjoyed a fair amount of good news in the month of April. More...

Spindle items

•HELP BEAUTIFY ORCHARD PARK — At Monday’s Village Board meeting, Trustee Joseph Wales notified the public that the Beautification of Orchard Park Fund sent out about 50 letters last week soliciting funds for flower boxes, planters an More...

Police Blotter

Juvenile accused of making graffiti at Baker Road school

Monday, April 6 An individual’s vehicle was struck in a grocery store parking lot on Southwestern Boulevard, while the driver was in the store. The car was hit on the front left corner. More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Business Connections meeting set for April 23 Business Connections, the Chamber’s networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 23, in the basement of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St. More...

Raymour and Flanigan to provide raffle

Raymour and Flanigan, 3380 Southwestern Blvd., will host a fundraiser for the “EXPOSURE Concert: Because Love Shouldn’t Hurt” from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2. More...

Shred-It event slated for April 18

In honor of Earth Day, Orchard Heights is holding a free Shred-It event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday April 18. Shredding is limited to three bankers boxes for the event limited for individual households. More...

Business

Spring brings multitude of events for Chamber

Spring is my favorite season. I enjoy seeing the bare tree branches transformed as the leaves appear and eagerly watch for the first signs of the daffodils and tulips as they burst through the ground. More...

Dash’s home-delivery service begins

Dash’s Delivers, a new home-delivery service available throughout the Buffalo area as well as for in-store pickup at all four of Dash’s locations, began Sunday. More...

Lake Shore Savings Bank now offering mobile checking deposits

Lake Shore Savings Bank is now offering the “LS Mobile Deposit.” The LS Mobile Deposit provides a way to deposit checks by taking a picture of the check with a smartphone or tablet. More...