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January 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

HEAP outreach dates to assist residents in need

Home Energy Assistance Program outreaches will be held throughout the county to assist residents in need this year. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

AUTO TECH COMPETITION — Area students will get a chance to show their automotive skills this weekend in an annual competition.  The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers   Association and Erie Community College will host the NFADA Ron More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago - Jan. 15, 1998   • At least three candidates were interviewed yesterday for the chief of police position by the Orchard Park Town Board. More...

Sports

Girls hockey team sitting atop league standings

Sports Reporter

The Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park girls hockey team has started this season much the way it ended the last one. After winning both the Section VI and Federation Championships, the FLOP is atop the league with a 7-1-2-1 record. More...

Boys bowling team rolls to undefeated start

The Orchard Park boys’ bowling team is off to a stellar start to the 2017-18 season. The Quakers are 5-0 in league and 6-0 overall.  More...

Boys swim team remains undefeated

The Orchard Park boys’ swim team has continued its dominant ways into a new era. More...

Entertainment

Comedy

thurs. 11  ComedySportz Minor League provides improv training to local residents. They have been working hard with their coaches — so come out and see what they’ve learned so far, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 11  Kevin McCarthy: One Man Band — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com   More...

Symphonic

fri. 12 & sat. 13   More...

Opinions split on Baich appointment to Planning and Ethics boards

The appointment of one man to both the Planning Board and the Ethics Board became a point of disagreement for the Orchard Park Town Board during its annual organizational meeting.  More...

District sets forth four-year budget projection

Lacking any significant numbers and drawing on estimates, the Orchard Park School District could see a $102.8 million budget for the 2018-19 school year.  Jeffrey Petrus, the district’s assistant superintendent of business, revealed the nu More...

NYSEG to address streetlight outages in village

The start of the new year has brought back a familiar problem for the Village of Orchard Park: A number of streetlights are out within the village.  More...

Local News

Kearns, Mills to hold pistol permit outreach

A pistol permit recertification outreach will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Concord Public Library, 18 Chapel St., Springville, according to Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns and County Legislator John Mills.  More...

News Brief

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its regular meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. Sign up begins at 11:30, with refreshments at noon and the program at 12:30.  More...

Swearing in

Several town officials were sworn in following the new year. In the photo at top left, Supervisor Patrick Keem takes the oath from Town Justice Edward Pace. Keem’s wife, Debbie, was also present. More...

Letters to the Editor

Zonta thankful for donations

Sincere thanks to the community for supporting the Zonta Club of Hamburg and Orchard Park during its annual Christmas gift wrap fundraiser at McKinley Mall.  Despite the weather and power outage, we were able to earn funds to continue our missio More...

Police Blotter

Expensive ring goes missing at jewelry store

Wednesday, Jan. 3 A vehicle rear-ended another car on West Quaker Street while it was stopped at a stop sign. The driver, an Eden man, had a suspended license. He was charged with driving with a suspended license. More...

Lifestyles

So, you want to write a book … Workshop to navigate nonfiction publishing process

Are you interested in publishing a book and becoming an author? If so, there is an opportunity available throughout the month of February. More...

Senior Center looking for Asian mahjong

The Orchard Park Senior Center is trying to start an Asian mahjong group to meet at the center at 1 p.m. Mondays. The center is looking for players, and no experience is necessary. To sign up to play, call the center at 662-6452.   More...

Business

Jacobs calls on Department of Labor to rescind proposed rule

State Sen. Chris Jacobs recently called on the state Department of Labor to rescind its proposed Employee Scheduling rule, citing the “devastating impact” it would have on businesses throughout New York State.  More...

Maria Love Fund accepting grant applications

The Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund has announced that grant applications are available at www.marialovefund.org. Submissions will be accepted from Erie County nonprofit organizations. Grant requests may range in amounts from $1,000 to $10,000. More...

HOME offering $2,500 in scholarships

Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. is now accepting applications for the Joanne Champion Granger Scholarship, awarded each year to a college bound high school senior in Erie or Niagara county. More...