2019-08-29

2019-08-29 E-Edition

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Upsizing petitions headed to Erie County Board of Elections



When former councilwoman Nan Ackerman started a journey to work around a petition to upsize the Town Board from three members to five, she said there was significant interest in returning the board back to its original size. Monday afternoon’s delivery of the signed petitions proved Ackerman was right. (See editorial on page four) Joined by former supervisor Dennis Mill, […]

Julie Elizabeth Neuwirth, loving mother, daughter, sister

Julie Elizabeth Neuwirth, 37, of Orchard Park, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Ms. Neuwirth was born May 19, 1982, in New York City to Brian and Susan Neuwirth. She grew up in Chappaqua, New York, and spent many summers at the Jersey Shore and winters in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. When she was 14 years old, she relocated to Orchard […]

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.South Buffalo Street in Orchard Park, between Quaker and Armor Duells Roads, was repaired by the water department but was left with unimproved road in five or six places across making something like speed bumps. I was informed it was a water department responsibility, not the town’s or village’s responsibility to repair. It’s Erie County Road #277, so I would […]

Death Notices

WALCZAK, Roy S., of Hamburg, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Mr. Walczak is survived by his wife, Nancy M. (nee Leckey) Walczak; children, Peter Walczak, Kyle Walczak and Gail Augustine; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. There will be no prior visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorials may be made in […]

District focused on mental health support, safety for 2019-20



In the last few years, attendees of budget discussions for the Orchard Park Board of Education have noticed two topics continually come up — social emotional learning and mental health support and school safety. The district has addressed both matters frequently in an attempt to keep its students and staff safe. In 2018, the district allocated funding in the budget […]

Lake Avenue resident outraged with lack of brush pickup



Tom Leone feels he’s out of options for getting a 60-foot pile of brush picked up from his residence. The Lake Avenue resident said his brush has been sitting out since mid-July, ignored by the brush collection contractor. The contractor, Branch Managers, is supposed to go through the entire town on a two-week cycle. Leone told the Town Board during […]

DA Flynn alerts law enforcement, school districts to changes under Red Flag Law

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn spoke with the media to inform citizens about the Red Flag Law that went into effect last weekend. The legislation allows certain authorities to file a petition to the court to prevent an individual who poses a potential threat to themselves or others from possessing, purchasing or attempting to purchase guns. New York […]

Town still waiting on first highway truck to be equipped with air conditioning



The summer is nearly over and several Highway Department trucks have yet to be outfitted with air conditioning. Discussions about placing air conditioning in the seven road trucks began last summer when town officials were informed that they didn’t have air conditioning, but rather fans. A year later and the process has barely moved. Councilman Michael Sherry — who last […]

NEW EQUIPMENT

NEW EQUIPMENT — A new swing is beginning to be positioned at Pawtucket Park. This is part of the 2019 Playground Horizons initiative to upgrade facilities in town parks. Oops! A Free Account is required to view this content. Please Login below or Create A Free Account to unlock this story and more! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password