Incumbent ousted; Kane wins justice post by more than 100 votes

Newcomer Daniel Kane won the village justice seat by more than 100 votes Tuesday, ousting incumbent Judge Stephen Bray. “I will be forever grateful to the people who voted me in,” said Kane. “And I will work as hard as humanly possible as their village judge.” Kane received 310 votes and Bray, 203. Village Trustees Jo Ann Litwin Clinton received […]

Suzanne E. Printy dies, devoted to Historical Society, church

Suzanne Ellis Printy, who devoted much of her time to volunteering at the Orchard Park Historical Society and Windom Community Church, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Father Baker Manor after complications from a leg fracture. She was 81. Mrs. Printy was born Suzanne Ellis on July 25, 1929, in Buffalo, and later took her maiden name Ellis as her […]

Students, schools go ‘Face 2 Face’ with addiction

It’s been two years, and Suzanne Crotty still feels partly responsible for the death of her son, Zach. “I wish I could take it all back and go through his room … then, I would’ve realized how serious his problem was.” As a parent, Crotty feels she should have detected the signs of drug abuse. She should have broken the […]

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Mayor returns ‘disappointed’ from Albany conference

Orchard Park Mayor John Wilson returned from Albany recently and at Monday’s Village Board meeting, updated the trustees and public on his experience. Wilson participated in the annual New York Conference of Mayors event, the reason for his absence at the board’s previous meeting. Whereas the governor has met with the group of mayors each year that Wilson has attended […]

OP resident credits community for success


For two consecutive years, Patrick Broadwater has served as chair of the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. And in those two years, the Southtowns Family Branch in West Seneca has reached unparalleled milestones when it comes to raising funds for the sake of the community’s children. YMCA Buffalo Niagara recently celebrated exceeding its 2011 Strong Kids Campaign goal of $555,000 by […]

HEAP outreach scheduled for March 22

A Home Energy Assistance Program Outreach will be held Tuesday, March 22, at the Orchard Park Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St. Interviews will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. All applicants will be interviewed. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist Erie County residents with their heating bills. The HEAP outreach will […]

Southtowns Y offers preschool-age fun

The Southtowns Family YMCA is once again offering preschool programming for children ages 2-5 years old. An open house will take place between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, March 26, at the Southtowns Family Y, 1620 Southwestern Blvd., and also from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Orchard Park location, S-3636 Eggert Road. YMCA preschool programs are taught by […]

ECC to construct new building on North Campus

Erie Community College officials plan to construct a new building on the college’s North Campus in 2012-13. The 100,000-square-foot building, to be known as the Center of Excellence, is estimated to cost approximately $30 million. It would be the first major renovation to the North Campus since it was built in 1960. New York State will contribute 50 percent of […]

Sidewalk plow breaks: Too much snow this year?

The Village’s sidewalk plough has had enough of snow. It finally gave out, breaking after an especially snowy winter. “It is out of commission for the remainder of this year,” said Andrew Slotman, director of public works, at the village board meeting Monday. The village does have a backup plough to use if there is more snowfall, however they probably […]