Village, town addresses relay successes, goals

Coming together in front of a larger than usual crowd in the Municipal Center, village and town officials reflected on 2015 and set goals going forward at this year’s State of Orchard Park address. (See editorial on page four) The address, held on Feb. 17 before the regular Town Board meeting, featured Mayor Jo Ann Litwin Clinton speaking on the […]

Village looks for residents to take part in electronic recycling

The Village of Orchard Park has scheduled an event for residents looking to part with electronic waste. Mayor Jo Ann Litwin Clinton announced the recycling event during Monday’s Village Board meeting. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the village Department of Public Works garage, located at 100 Highland Ave. Litwin Clinton said […]


Councilman urges residents to view strategic plan

After outlining some of the finer points of the ongoing strategic planning process for town government during the State of Orchard Park address, Councilman Michael Sherry asked residents to take a look at the released document. “We’re asking residents as we release the draft strategic plan to go to our website, look it over, and offer your suggestions and concerns,” […]

SPCA Board appoints new executive director

Barbara Carr, who announced her retirement in November as executive director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County, has set a departure date of March 18. Gary Willoughby II, executive director of the Toledo Area Humane Society, will step into the role. “I’m incredibly sad over leaving an organization and a staff that I […]

District orchestra concert set for March 3

The Orchard Park School District will present a district orchestra concert in early March. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Hamburg Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway. According to a release from the district, there will be more than 400 students involved. Teachers Alan Reed, James Kontrabecki, Julie Schara, Marcella Wentland and Alex Safford all […]

News Brief

The Orchard Park Planning Board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the basement meeting room of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park.

Firearms safety classes in high demand following terrorist attacks

In the months following the Paris terrorist attacks and the San Bernardino shooting, the demand for firearms training and pistol permits has grown exponentially in New York. This past weekend, EMPact America of Western New York in partnership with County Clerk Chris Jacobs held four firearm safety and pistol permit classes at the Harvey D. Morin Post in West Seneca. […]

Two OPHS seniors to play with U.S. Navy Band

Orchard Park High School band students Kirsten Dean and Tyler Tanevski have been invited to play with the U.S. Navy Band during its performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 1, according to a release from the Orchard Park School District. They will be playing alongside the Navy band members in their rendition of John Philip Sousa’s “The […]

Art club to host trained medical illustrator

Dean Vigyikan, a resident of Orchard Park, and award-winning independent artist, will present a live demonstration at the Alden-Lancaster Art Club meeting. The meeting will begin at 7, with the demonstration commencing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Grace in Community Church, 1129 Broadway, Alden. Trained at Rochester Institute of Technology in medical illustration, Vigyikan has pursued a […]