2021-03-18 E-Edition

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Luke Sapio launches himself off the block during the 100-yard breaststroke at Friday’s Section VI Boys Swimming and Diving Championship against Williamsville North. Sapio won the event in 58.29 seconds, and the Quakers raced to another sectional title by a final score of 108-68. See page 12 for complete results.

Town set to move four employees over from Highway Department to Parks and Grounds in April

The Town of Orchard Park is set to transfer four employees from the Highway Department to the Parks and Grounds Department to maintain certain facilities, such as the Orchard Park Soccer Complex, in April. Councilman Eugene Majchrzak made the announcement during the March 10 Town Board work session, after he was pressed about the matter by Gerald Cappelli, the secretary […]

Voters reelect incumbents to the Village Board

Tuesday’s village election was a formality for Mayor Jo Ann Litwin Clinton, Trustee James Cosgrove and Trustee Lauren Kaczor as the incumbents were reelected to the village board in uncontested races. Litwin Clinton attained 63 votes, while Cosgrove gained 75, and Kaczor garnered 70. The mayor will begin her second four-year term. She has held the position since 2015, winning […]

Landscaping building may be placed in close proximity to Lake Avenue neighborhood

Preliminary plans for a landscaping company to build a building on Lake Avenue have been brought to the planning board, but some neighbors in the surrounding area are concerned about the traffic issues, noise and light pollution the company could bring to the residential neighborhood. The property is in between 5971 and 6006 Lake Ave. The parcel is zoned industrial, […]

Orchard Park Republican Committee announces endorsements for 2021 Town of Orchard Park elections

The Orchard Park Republican Committee recently announced the candidates it has endorsed for the 2021 Town of Orchard Park elections. The committee has endorsed Eugene Majchrzak for supervisor, Joseph Liberti for a four-year council seat, Julia Mombrea for a four-year council seat, Scott Honer for a two-year council seat, Andrew Slotman as highway superintendent and Charles Messina as town justice. […]

Driver, passenger killed in car accident

The driver and passenger of a vehicle that was involved in a Friday morning accident on Route 219 have died, according to the Orchard Park Police Department. At 11:12 a.m., the dispatch center received numerous calls regarding a vehicle that had driven off the Route 219 expressway and into a tree near the Armor Duells Road exit. The occupants were […]

Police Department sees another string of false unemployment claims

The Orchard Park Police Department was inundated last week with another batch of residents reporting false unemployment claims. There were four reports filed on March 8, one on March 9, eight on March 10, six on March 11 and five on March 12. The claims ranged from individuals receiving a letter from the state about unemployment benefits to receiving notification […]

News Brief

Applications are open for the 2022 Arts and Cultural Funding Program, which funds arts and cultural organizations that promote Erie County tourism and heritage industries. Applications are completely online this year, and applicants can request up to 20% of their organization’s operating budget. The deadlines are 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, for applications up to $50,000 and 11:59 p.m. […]

American Rescue Plan set to deliver funds to Orchard Park

State Sen. Sean Ryan commended U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Rep. Brian Higgins for their work to deliver much-needed financial assistance to Western New York through President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. In total, the American Rescue Plan will deliver nearly $930 million in direct aid to municipalities in the eight counties of Western […]