Veterans Park group adds website, brochure

Those walking into the Municipal Center will notice an artist’s rendering on an easel and a brochure detailing the potential upgrade of Veterans Memorial Park. (See editorial on page four) The Orchard Park Veterans Memorial Park Committee, consisting of four to six members, recently distributed the brochures around town, while also launching a website and Facebook page. “We’ve gotten some […]


Panepinto discusses first year, future of Ralph Wilson Stadium

Sen. Marc Panepinto’s first year in office has proved an eventful one. From his first day forward, he fought for women’s equality. “The start of the session was kind of historic for me,” Panepinto said, noting that he ran on the women’s equality agenda and the first vote he got to take in the Senate was to pass nine of […]

Rood resigns Village Board post

After serving the village for more than 20 years, David Rood is calling it a career. Rood submitted his resignation effective immediately at Monday’s Village Board meeting. He had been serving as deputy mayor. Rood said he was leaving his position due to medical reasons and to spend more time with his family. Trustee Joseph Wales has been named deputy […]


Town partners with West Seneca for electrical inspector

The towns of Orchard Park and West Seneca will share an electrical inspector in 2016. The municipal cooperation agreement, approved at the Town Board’s Jan. 6 meeting, allows the electrical inspector, Steve Lomison, to work 60 percent of the week in West Seneca and 40 percent in Orchard Park. Lomison is a full-time employee of West Seneca. Orchard Park will […]

Accidental discharge of firearm injures 4-year-old

The accidental discharge of a firearm resulted in a 4-year-old girl being injured, according to Orchard Park police. Police were called to Sandpiper Court on Sunday afternoon regarding the incident. The child, who was hit in the right torso with a single bullet from the pistol, was conscious and treated at the scene and then transported by ambulance to Women […]

News Briefs

Fifty four students from the Orchard Park High School chapter of DECA attended the Region 12 competition on Jan. 10, competing in various business-related contests, including marketing, finance and human resources. Thirty six of these students have qualified to represent Orchard Park DECA at the State Career Conference/Competition this March in Rochester. The Trails Task Force will hold its next […]

Legislature names Mills chairman, Lorigo majority leader

The Erie County Legislature unanimously elected Legislator John Mills to his third year as chairman. The appointment was confirmed at the annual reorganizational meeting held Jan. 7 in the Legislative Chambers, a release from Mills’ office said “It is an honor to have the unanimous support of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, and I look forward to […]

Eighth-grade registration information now available

Orchard Park High School is beginning its annual registration of students for the 2016-17 school year, according to a press release from the district. Karen Sienk, the central registrar, will be conducting the procedure. Students planning to attend the high school for ninth grade who are not currently enrolled at Orchard Park Middle School must register at the district office, […]