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Hogenkamp, Wales returned as trustees

Residents braved the blustery weather Tuesday to cast their ballots, voting incumbents Joseph Wales and Francis Hogenkamp back into office as village trustees for four more years of service. Wales received the most votes with 263; Hogenkamp garnered 249; and newcomer Mitchell Nowakowski trailed with 140, according to the Village Clerk’s Office. Mayor John Wilson, who ran unopposed, received 270 […]

Girls ask School Board to fund ice hockey

The three women sitting on the School Board made a strong statement recently in favor of funding girls varsity ice hockey. “We need to add it to the budget,” said Natalie Schaffer, vice president of the board, “not because these young women are sitting in front of us, but because it’s the right thing to do.” Donna Omar and Rachel […]

Draft budget preserves student programs

Orchard Park’s Board of Education plans to keep all current student programs intact in the 2013-14 budget it’s creating. “The focus for us this year has been to look at the current programs we have in Orchard Park that we cherish, to try to make sure we do everything possible to make sure we hang on to these things,” said […]

Student to sing with Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus


For most, getting into the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus takes decades of practice and experience, but Orchard Park High School junior Brandon Mellerski will have the opportunity to perform with the group next month. The student said that when his teacher received a letter from the BPC, he was one of four students from the school chosen to perform. “They sent […]

American Legion to hold Meet and Greet Open House

Various groups that meet in American Legion Post 567 will host a Meet and Greet Open House from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the post, 3740 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. The event is being hosted by members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and the American […]

OP man allegedly found with 8 grams of cocaine

Orchard Park police responded to Milestrip and Orchard Park roads on Saturday evening after a witness called the station to report that a vehicle was driving with no headlights, had passed a red light and could not stay in its lane, according to police. According to police, the driver, Brian G. Coseglia of Milestrip Road, was arrested at the scene […]

EA talks SWAT team

May combine service with OP

East Aurora police may soon add Special Weapons and Tactics services to its department. East Aurora Chief of Police Ronald Krowka told the Village Board on Monday that the EAPD is looking to combine services with Orchard Park. “The Orchard Park Police Department contacted us and inquired about the possibility of shared services. In other words, the EAPD and OPPD […]

Same theology, different style: Bishop reflects on new pope

A “happy mystery” is how Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone describes the recent election of Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires. “No one that I know of even had this cardinal’s name on the list as a possible candidate,” said Bishop Malone. He added that he has never met Pope Francis and that there will […]

Chestnut Ridge Conservancy looking for members

The Chestnut Ridge Membership Committee is looking for new members to join the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy. The nonprofit was established as a way to support Chestnut Ridge Park. The group works in collaboration with the Erie County Parks Department. Membership dollars exclusively support the conservancy and, thereby, the park itself. The conservancy works with the county to define projects that […]