Weekly Feature



2017-12-07 / Editorial

Out of the Past


HUMBLE BEGINNINGS — In 1927, Orchard Park’s first full-time policeman, William Martin, was paid $35 per week and was given a remodeled closet in the firehouse as an office, a motorcycle, and $78 to buy equipment and a uniform. After 42 years of service, he retired in 1967, having watched the department grow to 17 officers. An accomplished amateur photographer, Martin is shown demonstrating a camera to officer Stanley Brzozowski and George Wakeman. Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron HUMBLE BEGINNINGS — In 1927, Orchard Park’s first full-time policeman, William Martin, was paid $35 per week and was given a remodeled closet in the firehouse as an office, a motorcycle, and $78 to buy equipment and a uniform. After 42 years of service, he retired in 1967, having watched the department grow to 17 officers. An accomplished amateur photographer, Martin is shown demonstrating a camera to officer Stanley Brzozowski and George Wakeman. Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron 20 Years Ago - Dec. 11, 1997

An agreement between the Town of Orchard Park and the Orchard Park Police Benevolent Association was signed last week with a 3.5 percent retroactive salary increase set for the remainder of this year.

Changes to the town’s sign ordinance for multiple developments were tabled last week following a public hearing regarding the matter. The Orchard Park Town Board opted to review the matter further following widespread opposition to the idea of increasing the size allotted for signage for multiple developments, specifically the Quaker Crossing Retail Center.

A special exception use was granted last week for an out parcel in the Quaker Crossing Retail Center that will house a family-style restaurant.

Michelle Hughston Mooney of Orchard Park has been appointed production associate of Wolf Group Direct.

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