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Police to hold town hall forum for community

Residents will get the chance to voice their opinions to the Orchard Park Police Department — while learning more about how it operates — through a town hall-style forum. The forum will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the courtroom at the municipal building, 4295 S. Buffalo St. The forum will be held in conjunction with the […]

School Board president resigns

Voters will now elect a third person to Orchard Park’s Board of Education in May, a development that comes with the resignation of Alfred McClymonds, president of the board. McClymonds, who was in his third term as a board member, announced the resignation at Tuesday’s board meeting. At the end of April he plans to move to Texas, where his […]

Village may see additional streetlights

The mayor shed some light Monday evening on a new project the Village Board is considering. The board is looking into getting street lighting for two neighborhoods in the village, including two streetlights for the Sunset Terrace area and two for the North Lincoln Avenue area. “We’ve had some requests,” said Mayor John Wilson. Within the next month, the board […]


Middle school students send treats to Afghanistan

Sixth-grade students at the middle school have donated boxes of treats to soldiers currently serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The students sent the soldiers six huge boxes of Pringles and Snickers candy bars. Teacher Pat Rumschik’s son — Capt. Michael Rumschik — is currently serving as a chaplain on a base of 30,000 soldiers in Kandahar. Rumschik’s son had mentioned to […]

Ellicott participates in reading program

Ellicott Elementary recently participated in the program Parents As Reading Partners. Each night, students could read for 15 minutes with a parent, and turn in a ticket, voting for their favorite Buffalo sports team. Ellicott Elementary started PARP with a Hill Brothers concert. There were many other special activities including “Wear a Team Hat Day,” “Dress As Your Favorite Character […]

News brief

The Town Board will meet next at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the courtroom at the municipal building, 4295 S. Buffalo St. A work session will precede it at 6 p.m. in the supervisor’s conference room, located on the second floor. The Town Board will meet next at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the courtroom at the municipal […]

College students create coloring pages for area libraries, schools

In one South Campus classroom at Erie Community College, students have spent the past couple of semesters creating coloring pages for area elementary schools and libraries. At the direction of Steve Suffoletto, associate graphic design professor, two semesters of ECC students have spent their lithographic press lab designing holiday themed coloring pages for 17 area elementary schools and libraries. Students […]

Students go ‘Bald for Bucks’at high school

Participants raise more than $5,000

Orchard Park High School students participated on a recent Thursday in Goin’ Bald for Bucks. Bald for Bucks is a fundraiser where people shave their heads to raise money for cancer research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The program also increases cancer awareness throughout the community. This year around 20 students and five teachers participated in […]