2020-07-16 E-Edition

All-star lineup

Around 30 to 35 cars took part in the Orchard Park Lions Club classic car cruise on Sunday. In the photo, the parade of cars makes its way through the Four Corners. For more photos of the cruise, see page 10.

Cuomo announces reopening criteria for schools

District officials talk reopening efforts

Come September, a school day in the Orchard Park School District is going to be radically different for district administrators, teachers, students and parents. The goal is to get students back into school, but district officials realize to do that there will be a number of challenges and hurdles to make sure everyone is safe. On Monday, district officials listened […]

Village residents look for answers on subdivision near Smokes Creek

A number of village residents want to make sure their homes and backyards won’t flood if a proposed subdivision in the area of Smokes Creek is approved. The project – Smokes Creek Farms – is a 22-lot subdivision, proposed for the south side of Jewett Holmwood Road, east of Deer Run. It has been in the planning pipeline for around […]

Cell tower proposed for Weiss Avenue

Town attempting to retain legal counsel on the matter

A 160-foot cell tower proposed for 75 Weiss Ave. has led to the Town Board discussing hiring an attorney fluent in cell tower law to aid the town in examining the issue. Supervisor Patrick Keem said he was notified about the cell tower by a resident on Eaglebrook Drive. The cell tower is on the agenda for the Zoning Board […]

Police chief reveals sex offender lives within area of activity center

Police Chief Joe Wehrfritz alerted the Town Board that a sex offender lives near the Brush Mountain Park community activity center. Wehrfritz told the board at the July 8 work session that the town code limits where a sex offender can live. The chief said the individual has resided at the same location for his entire life, but only became […]

Town comes to agreement on new brush rules

Town officials talked for nearly half an hour trying to come up with specific measurements of the height, length and depth of brush to aid collection and give residents a more defined explanation of what can and can’t be picked up. A month ago, a decision was made by the town and its brush collection contractor, Tree Plucker, to come […]

News Briefs

The Orchard Park Municipal Center is now open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only. All individuals conducting town or village business are required to wear a facial covering. Residents are asked to call the appropriate town or village department between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Due to […]

Code regarding stadium parking might see additional changes

Councilman Conor Flynn and Building Inspector Steve Bremer have suggestions for more alterations to the town’s code regarding stadium parking for New Era Field. The town is already looking into banning buses permanently on residential private lots. This was a resolution for the 2019 season, but now the town is looking to make the prohibition permanent. In 2019, the Buffalo […]


SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS — The 2020 Thomas R. Gardner Scholarship winners are Jacob Shul and Caprise Privitera. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to lacrosse players who demonstrate exceptional teamwork, work ethic and sportsmanship. The two will be continuing their lacrosse careers in college. Shul will be attending Catholic University and Privitera will be attending Clarkson University.