In the shade

Residents speak out on water main breaks

“Enough is enough,” Timber- lake Drive resident Carol Jo Pope told the Town Board. During one of the many water main breaks affecting her house, a powerful surge of water — she likened it to Niagara Falls — flooded her basement. “We have a wooden door going into our basement from the outside, and that door, I’m not kidding, was […]

Mangia looks to expand with rooftop eating area

Mangia Ristorante & Caffe, Orchard Park’s eatery in the village at 4264 N. Buffalo Road, is looking to expand this summer by adding a rooftop dining area. “I think it will be great for the village,” said Mayor John Wilson at the June 11 Village Board meeting. The restaurant at the Four Corners would like to create a new, seasonal […]

Attorney’s letter causes Historical Society to ‘panic’

A letter Town Attorney John Bailey sent to the Orchard Park Historical Society caused panic to spread among its members. The message informed the society that the Town Board wished to terminate its longtime lease agreement with the group for use of the Jolls House, leaving many members feeling as if they were being kicked out of the museum. The […]

Revolutionary War soldier set to be honored

A ceremony to honor the grave site where Revolutionary War soldier Jotham Bemus Jr. is buried is set to take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Duels Corners Cemetery, located off Hillside Drive. The event to honor Bemus, who was born in 1760 and died in 1813, was initiated by New York State Sons of the American Revolution […]




Hull House part of tourism weekend

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead will be a featured site in the Doors Open Niagara Weekend on Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17. Free docent-led tours of the National Register listed Hull Family Home, circa 1810, will be available on both days between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The farmstead is located at 5976 Genesee St. at Pavement […]

Program at BOE meeting reflects on Fitscher’s career

Much of Tuesday’s School Board meeting belonged to Dennis Fitscher, who will retire this year from the Orchard Park Central School District after serving it for more than 35 years. The assistant superintendent of curriculum and pupil services recently announced his retirement, and at the board meeting, administrators presented a program reflecting on his long career in Orchard Park. The […]