April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

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READY TO EAT — Scott Clark juggles food and his 3-year-old son, Ben, as he makes his way to the table on a recent Sunday morning for the Orchard Park American Legion Post 567’s annual pan More...

Author set to visit Windom

Rafe Martin, author, performer, and storyteller, will visit students in kindergarten through second grade at Windom Elementary on Wednesday, April 18. More...

Challenge aims to clean habitats

Registration is now open to compete in the Garlic Mustard Challenge this spring, which aims to reduce a harmful, invasive plant in Western New York. More...

Fire grants available

Up to $35 million will be made available nationwide this year for Fire Prevention and Safety grants through the state Department of Homeland Security. More...

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IN DOBSON’S MEMORY — New York State Trooper Sean Pierce is pictured with K-9 Dobber, who was named in honor of Trooper Kevin Dobson, during a ceremony recently at the State Police Barrack More...

On the campus

Jessica Pyne, Anne O’Connor, Nehemiah Magney and Stephanie Sieczkarek, all of Orchard Park, received academic honors recently at Binghamton University. More...

Animal cruelty registry proposed by legislator

Individuals convicted of animal cruelty offenses could be banned from owning pets. (See editorial on page four) That’s if Erie County Legislator Terrence D. McCracken, D-Lancaster has his way. More...

Skills USA winners include Orchard Park students

Eleven high school juniors and seniors enrolled in Career & Technical Education Programs at the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Ormsby Educational Center in East Aurora, representing the East Aurora, Orchard Park, Springville, Iroquois, Hambu More...

Buffalo-Japanese relations slated for celebration

Less than 20 years after the U.S. bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, an initiative began in Buffalo to improve American and Japanese relations. More...

Bee captures state, international awards

Newspaper group wins eight awards

Bee Group Newspapers won a total of eight awards in judging announced last week by the New York Press Association. The classified advertising section captured first place for the 10th time in the past 16 years. More...

Kearns debuts in Assembly for state’s on-time budget

The office of Assemblyman Michael “Mickey” P. Kearns, D-145th District, reported that tax cuts are among the highlights of the state’s 2012-13 budget. More...

School district adopts 2012-13 budget

The Orchard Park Central School District on Tuesday adopted the 2012-13 budget. The $83.6 million spending plan calls for a tax levy increase of 3.67 percent, which keeps it below the state-mandated 3.68 percent tax cap for Orchard Park. More...

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MOVING THE MANNEQUINS — The Orchard Park History Club moves mannequin parts down three staircases from the attic of the Jolls House to the first floor. More...

Meeting briefs

The Village Board will meet next at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in the courtroom at the Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St. The Planning Board will meet next at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Municipal Building. More...

Southside to host open house for BOCES program

Enrollment is now open for the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Emergency Medical Services Program offered at Southside Academy, 300 Gleed Ave., Room 202, and an open house and student orientation will take place there from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Bills tickets spike after Williams signing

The signing of free agent Mario Williams caused Buffalo Bills ticket sales to spike, according to the organization. More than 4,000 season tickets were renewed since 4 p.m. More...

Women mind business with third annual ‘Girl’s Day Out’ on April 21

Women Minding Their Business will host its third annual “Girl’s Day Out” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Holland Willows, 177 Savage Road, Holland. More...