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August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

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• BEWARE OF THE BEAR — Residents should once again be on the lookout for a usual suspect.  Police Chief Mark Pacholec said there were multiple bear sightings on Armor Duells Road, Hilltowne Drive, Ashwood Lane, Breezewood Drive and Je More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Aug. 20, 1998

• A New York State Supreme Court judge will decide the fate of land across the street from the Quaker Crossing Retail Center that may be developed as a planned shopping center. Judge Thomas Flaherty will determine on Aug. More...

Best job security in D.C.? Locksmith, key cutter

The whirlwind surrounding the decision by Rep. Chris Collins to suspend his re-election campaign after he was charged by federal officials of insider trading and lying to the FBI has dozens of aftershocks.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Editorial

Caution should be king when traveling to school

In roughly three weeks, students in Orcahrd Park will be heading back to school in buses, on bicycles, on foot and in cars. More...

Sports

CHAMPS

CHAMPS - The Orchard Park Girls U17 Select team won the Lakefront Classic Showcase in a tightly-contested championship game.  More...

Glory Days Softball

Dudas, Americans to play for 50+ title

Defending division champion Wallenwein’s will attempt to break its 2018 split with ALP Steel Corporation on Diamond Two in Westfalls Park at 6:30 tonight, Aug. More...

Silver Surfers claim Senior Softball title

The Voortman Cookie Silver Surfers lost only two games during the 2018 50+ Senior Softball League, with both defeats coming at the hands of BAV Services.  On Saturday morning at Cheektowaga Town Park, the Surfers got revenge with an unexpected 1 More...

Collins suspends campaign as McMurray sees opening

In the early morning hours on Aug. More...

Library officials probe town about possible expansion

Ranking officials with the Orchard Park Library met with the Town Board to begin discussions on a potential $3 million, 7,200-square-foot expansion to the current campus. More...

Local News

GETTING TO WORK

GETTING TO WORK — Two members of the Orchard Park High School Academy of Finance, Brian Murphy and Donald Brady, volunteered their time to help sort and organize historic documents in the Town More...

Village asks Canterbury Court residents for timeline on commercial trailer issue

For the second consecutive meeting, residents from Canterbury Court and others from nearby Potter Avenue questioned village officials about what can be done regarding a commercial trailer being parked on the street of a residential neighborhood and c More...

Mychajliw enters race, begins war of words with McMurray

Prior to last week, the election for New York’s 27th Congressional District was considered to be an open and shut race in which a well-financed Republican incumbent, fortified in a heavily conservative area, would cruise to victory over a Democ More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Find another location for football fields In developing the Webster Road greenway into a multi-field football complex with a parking lot, the town would be missing an opportunity for building new community partnerships while ruining a beautiful natu More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Man exposes himself in lot, gets charged

Wednesday, Aug. 8   • A Hamburg woman reportedly took $570 worth of items from an Amelia Drive department store. She was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree.  Thursday, Aug. More...

Education

HELP FOR EDUCATION

HELP FOR COLLEGE — The Lake Erie Italian Club in Lackawanna recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Orchard Park High School graduate Elizabeth Nicometo. More...

RECEIVED

  RECEIVED — The Orchard Park Odd Fellows Lodge No. 187 presented scholarship awards to two 2018 Orchard Park High School graduates at the annual family picnic. Patrick Higgins received the Dr. Ed Frank Memorial Scholarship. More...

Lifestyles

‘Prescribed to Death’

Exhibit honors 22,000 victims of opioid crisis

None of Michael Israel’s doctors warned him about addiction. More...

Library News

LIBRARY HOURS — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Children’s programs   Rockin’ Baby Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. every Monday from now through Aug. 20. Registration is required.  More...

Senior News

Bingo Bash set for Aug. 21

The Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., offers many programs for people older than 55. Contact the center at 662-6452 to register for programs. The Senior Center director is Debbie Santiago.   More...

Business

M&T Bank to host local not-for-profits at Buffalo Bills games

For the third consecutive year, M&T Bank is presenting local not-for-profit organizations with a game-day experience during the 2018-19 Buffalo Bills season.  More...

Blue Fund grants to fund local health-oriented organizations and initiatives

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York recently announced the creation of the Blue Fund, a new health-focused grants program. More...

New scam surfaces on Instagram

Users of Instagram should be on the lookout for a newly popular con. Phony companies are reaching out to users and offering them perks in exchange for posting product pictures, according to the Better Business Bureau.  More...