2015-08-06

Blue Star Memorial Marker dedicated at Chestnut Ridge




A new memorial now adorns the newly designated honor garden at Chestnut Ridge Park. The Blue Star Memorial Marker was dedicated at a ceremony on the morning of July 29. The blue star refers to the image of a service flag. The flag is white with a red border and features a blue star in the middle for each member […]

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Legislator to hold hot dog roast at Orchard Park Library




Erie County Legislator John Mills is gearing up for the ninth annual hot dog roast at the Orchard Park Library to raise proceeds to benefit the library. This year’s roast will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the library, 4570 S. Buffalo St. Mills said when he became the minority leader of the legislature […]

Motorcycle spotted going nearly 150 mph




The Orchard Park Police Department has had three instances of motorcycles traveling in excess of the speed limit in the last week, according to Police Chief Mark Pacholec. (See editorial on page four) During the day on July 29, an officer who was doing a radar check on the Armor Duells Road overpass overlooking Route 219, observed a green motorcycle […]

Legislature approves resolution urging county executive to have open discussion about CPS



The Erie County Legislature recently approved a resolution requesting that County Executive Mark Poloncarz attend and speak at a special public meeting on the ongoing problems in Child Protective Services and the Department of Social Services. With a 7-4 vote, the resolution received bipartisan support as legislators from both sides of the aisle recognize the role the county executive has […]

News Briefs



The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce will host its business connections networking meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, in the basement meeting room of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. The Orchard Park Economic Development Committee will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, in the first floor conference room of the Municipal […]

Middle school students engage in careers at BOCES summer camp




Middle school students from multiple districts in Western New York came together for a week of hands-on, career based learning at the Erie I BOCES summer camp held at the Potter Road Career and Technical Center. The annual camp boasted 150 participants this year, according to Donna Mann, principal of the Potter Road center. Students participate in four sessions for […]

Ebenezer High School Class of 1946 celebrates 69th reunion




It has been 69 years since the 35 members of the Ebenezer High School Class of 1946 celebrated their graduation in West Seneca. This summer, nine of the remaining classmates will gather for the 69th luncheon reunion on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Orchard Park Country Club, 4777 S. Buffalo St. Self-appointed reunion chairman Dave Kluge said he is excited […]

Blasdell man arrested in S&G smash and grab



The S&G Silvermart at 2566 Seneca St. in West Seneca was burglarized twice between July 14 and 22. According to police, West Seneca Detectives Daniel Crowe and Timothy Pratt were able to crack the case by reviewing video surveillance and working with the Erie County Crime Analysis Center to determine the make of the suspect vehicle and then to track […]

News Briefs



The Orchard Park Village Board will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, in Village Hall, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. The Orchard Park Planning Board will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the basement meeting room of the Municpal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. The Orchard Park Board […]