Water meter installation process explained during public meeting

With the Village of Orchard Park being a couple of weeks away from installing new water meters in every village residence and business, village officials arranged a public meeting Monday night to outline what will occur when the old meters are replaced. James Campolong, a representative of Nussbaumer & Clarke, an engineering firm for the village, gave an overview of […]

Village announces completion of salt barn

Closing in on snow season, Mayor Jo Ann Litwin Clinton revealed that the new salt barn on West Highland Avenue has been completed and is ready to be loaded with salt. The mayor made the announcement during Monday’s Village Board meeting. The project was completed on Nov. 22, and salt was expected to begin being added on Wednesday. The existing […]

Retired physician to be shown on PBS show ‘Second Opinion’

Former gastroenterologist Dr. Ronald Eckert will be the subject patient on the PBS show “Second Opinion,” scheduled to air locally on WNED at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. The episode, “Immunotherapy in Cancer Treatment” features Eckert, an Orchard Park resident; two other panelists, Buffalo native Dr. Elizabeth Guancial and Dr. Louis Papa; and show host Peter Salgo for a roundtable […]

Casey kicks off campaign for 27th District

Tom Casey announced Tuesday his intention to enter the 27th Congressional District race during a campaign stop at Lancaster Town Hall. “I believe, as our forefathers did, in a government by the people. I am running to give the residents of the 27th District a passionately independent candidate,” Casey said. “In many public stands over the years, I have stood […]

OP man facing DWI charges following crash in East Aurora

An Orchard Park man is facing charges after East Aurora police say he was involved in an accident while driving drunk. Officers said Bryan Mcauley, 41, had been driving down Main Street in East Aurora shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to police, Mcauley told them he was driving home from an East Aurora restaurant when the driver in […]

St. Joe’s announces first quarter honor roll

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute has named the following Orchard Park students to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. Grade 9 Evan Bembenista Grade 11 Jacob DiFrancesco and Matthew Werts Grade 12 Charles Noonan and Christopher Werts

Governor receives bill to save children’s center

¦ Legislation would prevent WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center from merging with Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Legislation that would require the New York State Office of Mental Health to operate the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca as a separate entity has been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for consideration. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Patrick Gallivan and Assemblyman Michael Kearns, would prevent the state from moving ahead with plans to merge […]

Applications now being accepted for breast cancer, health programs

Nonprofit organizations can now apply for grant funds for 2018 for breast cancer and breast health programs from nonprofit organizations, according to Susan G. Komen Upstate New York. Grants will be awarded for breast cancer projects that address specific funding priorities, which were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen Upstate New York Community Profile Report. Komen Upstate New […]

Village to ring in Christmas season with Holiday in the Park

Christmas will come to the Village of Orchard Park on Saturday when the Orchard Park Railroad Depot hosts the annual Holiday in the Park event. Holiday in the Park will run from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the depot, 395 S. Lincoln Ave. The free event is sponsored by the Village of Orchard Park Events and Celebrations […]

Small-business shopping should stay on your list

While this year’s recognition of Small Business Saturday — held Nov. 25 — may be in the past, the event’s message should remain with us during the holiday season and throughout the year. Small Business Saturday is an annual event to encourage patrons to purchase items at local stores and support the area’s economy. The event was created eight years […]