Police look to patrol private lots during stadium events

Under the notion of keeping attendees to Ralph Wilson Stadium safe, the Orchard Park Police Department — in consultation with the Buffalo Bills and other law enforcement agencies — are pushing to have private lot owners sign up for a permit which would allow the department unfettered access to the lot during a stadium event. (See editorial on page four) […]

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Fourth of July celebration set for Monday

The Town and Village of Orchard Park will present the annual Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4. The parade will assemble at 7 p.m. in the Orchard Park High School parking lot and begin at 8 p.m. The route will see the parade travel south on Baker Road, take a right onto Quaker Street and finally a left […]

Terranova envisions flag-covered Orchard Park for Independence Day

A perfect Fourth of July for Joey Terranova is to see Old Glory being displayed all across Orchard Park. Terranova, who owns Terranova Insurance in Orchard Park, wants to bring back a tradition he remembers from his youth. “One of the things that I remember as a kid growing up on the West Side of Buffalo many years ago was […]

Village files Arbor Day grant closure

The Village of Orchard Park has been authorized to receive $790 from the New York State Urban Forestry Council Arbor Day Community Grant Funding. Trustee Francis Hogenkamp delivered the news during Monday’s Village Board meeting. The village hosted an Arbor Day event and planted a heritage oak in honor of former Mayor John Wilson and former department of public works […]


‘Creative Elements and Fibers’ exhibit opens at Burchfield

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center, located at 2001 Union Road, will exhibit creations of a diverse group of fiber artists from July 3 through 31. An opening reception will be held for artists and the public at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8. The Fiber Interest Group is an organization of women who are adept at quilting, felting, embroidering, knitting, […]

Panepinto concludes final legislative session

Sen. Marc Panepinto recently concluded his final legislative session, delivering comprehensive legislation to combat New York State’s ongoing heroin and opioid epidemic. In his final hours on the Senate floor, Panepinto also took the opportunity to slam the Senate Republican Majority for its failure to pass numerous pieces of legislation, according to a prepared statement. These included the Farmworkers Fair […]

Health commissioner warns against summer skin damage

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that melanomas of the skin were responsible for 9,251 deaths in 2012, and more than 67,000 melanoma skin cancers were diagnosed. “Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and […]

Szczur receives Yellow Rose Award

On June 6, the Zonta Club of Hamburg and Orchard Park presented Judge Margaret Szczur with the Zonta Yellow Rose Award to honor her for her service to the community as Erie County Family Court Judge for the past 22 years, according to a release from the club. During the last 15 years, Szczur has served as presiding judge over […]