Curbell Plastics of OP honored by PRSA

Curbell Plastics Inc. of Orchard Park was recently awarded a bronze Excalibur from the Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for work on its 2009 “Machine Builder” marketing campaign. The campaign was designed to support one of Curbell’s core markets, focusing on both gaining new customers and retaining current customers in the machine builder market segment. It […]

Senior citizens warned about $250 Medicare rebate scam

The New York State Insurance Department is warning senior citizens to be on the lookout for fraud as they begin to receive their $250 rebates for Medicare Part D prescription drug costs under the new federal health care reforms. The one-time, tax-free rebate is being sent to eligible senior citizens to help them pay for the “doughnut hole” — the […]

Small businesses to receive big support from loan

According to Gov. David A. Paterson, a $50 million Small Business Revolving Loan Fund has been created to provide capital to minority and women-owned enterprises and other entrepreneurs that are having difficulty accessing regular credit markets. The fund, which is supported by $25 million in state funds, will leverage $25 million in private matching funds from selected lending institutions. Paterson […]

Fuji Grill III owner Tomo Lin


Hispanic Women’s League expands scholarships   New scholarship opportunities through the Hispanic Women’s League are open to area college students who have completed a year of degree credit courses, live in the Niagara region and show a dedicated commitment to the Hispanic community. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 […]

Local unions show meaning of good faith

When it comes to contract negotiations, there is always give and take with all parties involved. It is part of the process. Supervisor Janis Colarusso was thrilled to announce during the July 7 Town Board meeting that a four-year agreement was reached with the town’s white collar union. It involved scale backs in vacation time and days off accrued, but […]

Spindle items

• A BLAST FROM THE PAST, SORT OF — Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz could not help but laugh and glance over his left shoulder at one point during the July 7 Town Board meeting. When Town Supervisor Janis Colarusso was allowing elected officials and department heads a chance to speak, she asked “Sam” if he had anything he […]

Out of the Past

(Do you have a memory of the Orchard Park area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Orchard Park Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410).

State budget process is extremely painful for taxpayers to witness

New York’s state budget is now three and a half months overdue. With a budget deficit of approximately $9 billion and hundreds of local governments that are heavily dependent on state funding continuing to wonder about the state’s financial future, the delay has helped to create an atmosphere of uncertainty and panic for many, as the budget crisis represents the […]

New school superintendent welcomes the challenge

It is with much excitement that I write my introductory column for The Orchard IPark Bee. My name is Matt McGarrity, and I recently started as superintendent of the Orchard Park Central School District. I am delighted to be here, and thank you for the warm welcome I have received. I am honored to follow in Joan Thomas’ footsteps, and […]