Department of Health says no to tailgating events

The Town Board was trying to find a way to allow tailgating for the upcoming Buffalo Bills season. The Erie County Department of Health stepped in and said ‘No.’ Councilman Conor Flynn said he received a phone call from the Department of Health at 4:00 p.m. yesterday. He said the Department of Health would shut down any tailgating activities if […]

2020-08-20 E-Edition

Go for goal

Coach Andrew Garbacz, of Soccer Shots Buffalo, watches as Brooklyn Szafranski puts a shot on target.

GObike Buffalo informs town of potential 80-mile Southern Tier Trail

GObike Buffalo has been reaching out to neighbors in Orchard Park to get their feedback about an 80-mile Southern Tier Trail that would be mostly off-road for not-motorized transportation. The trail — if completed — would include the 27-mile Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail. The Southern Tier Trail would connect the City of Buffalo to the Town of Hinsdale. The project […]

Decision still looming on Smokes Creek Farms subdivision

A final public hearing was held on the Smokes Creek Farms subdivision at the Aug. 13 Planning Board meeting, but no decision was rendered by the board. That’s not because the board still has outstanding questions or concerns, it’s because the Erie County Department of Health hasn’t given approval of the subdivision. This activated the Engineering Department not giving approval, […]

Police Blotter

$100 bill taken from unlocked vehicle

Sunday, Aug. 9  A catalytic converter was removed from a vehicle at a Southwestern Boulevard car dealership. The vehicle was waiting to be detailed. There is no video of the incident. There are no suspects at this time. Monday, Aug. 10  A vehicle in the driveway of a Sheldon Road residence was keyed. There were multiple scratch marks […]

Union Concrete selected as contractor for Lexington and Brenner project

West Seneca-based Union Concrete & Construction Corp. will be the contractor for the Lexington Avenue and Brenner Drive total road reconstruction project. The Town Board held a special meeting during the Aug. 12 work session to approve the bid of $669,669. The contract also includes alternate contract No. 2, which is the milling of the road. The special meeting was […]

Orchard Park student participates in STEM program

Over the past two weeks, 39 public school students in grades 6 to 12 from across Western New York have gathered to participate in a free science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program called Hand in Hand Program, Powered by AT&T, coordinated by the WNY STEM Hub. Ethan Patterson was the local participant from Orchard Park. In the program, these […]

Local nonprofit will hold online auction to benefit underserved Kenyan students

As of Aug. 11, there are 27,425 confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout Kenya, with 13,867 recovered patients and 438 related deaths – and the number of new daily cases is steadily increasing. COVID-19 has spread to the western region of Kenya where schools are shuttered, markets closed and a curfew is in effect. Strong COVID-19 control measures have left many […]

Town finances in sound fiscal shape, audit says

With an upcoming budget season that will include much uncertainty because of the coronavirus pandemic, the town received some positive financial news from its outside audit for 2019. At the Aug. 12 Town Board work session, Laura Landers, a representative from Freed Maxick CPAs, delivered an explanation of the findings. The outside auditors issued an unmodified opinion for the town, […]