2023-03-23 E-Edition


SWEET HOME CHICAGO – Students in the Orchard Park High School Drama Club took the stage for “Chicago: Teen Edition.” For more photos of the show, see page 8.

Town Board approves highway master plan

The Town Board has approved the highway master plan, prepared by C & S Engineering, paving the way for town officials to begin exploring work to be done on the aging Highway Department site, at 4350 S. Taylor Road, work they hope will be completed by fall 2025. The highway master plan, which was approved during the March 15 Town […]

Project to bring sidewalks to Orchard Park schools takes another step forward

A long overdue project – one with an over 30-year history – is getting closer to becoming a reality, as more agreements were entered into regarding the safe routes to schools sidewalk and crosswalk project. At the March 15 Town Board meeting, the board authorized the supervisor to sign the agreement with the Orchard Park School District for the federal […]

Town Board votes to create townwide stormwater management district and drainage districts consolidation

A consolidation plan to create a townwide stormwater management district and drainage districts is moving forward, as the Town Board voted to approve the consolidation. “I think that’s a huge step in the right direction for the community, and also shifting our focus on drainage work away from just being something we put in the ground and forget about and […]

Town Board looking to place fiberglass buffalo near Orchard Park Railroad Depot

Last month, the Town Board was given a presentation by Kimmie Podgorsak, former communications director for Assemblyman Patrick Burke, about a Paint your Town Buffalo project from the assemblyman’s office and Buffalo ASI, a regional art coun- cil. The project would see a 200-pound f iber g las s buffalo with a historical depiction painted on it placed in municipalities […]

Three incumbents, one newcomer victorious in uncontested village races

Matthew Hartung, David Even, Daly Pyne and James Cosgrove were able to start celebrating election night wins before the votes were even tallied. The four candidates in the village election races – Hartung, Even and Pyne for trustee slots and Cosgrove for a village justice post – have known they’ve been in uncontested races for more than a month, meaning […]

Author to hold virtual presentation with Windom Elementary

Mathematician and author Greg Tang will give a virtual presentation to students at Windom Elementary School on Wednesday, March 29. The students have been preparing for his visit by reading his books and playing new math games. Growing up in Ithaca, Tang played chess and cards with his two sisters. Those activities helped him become adept at working with numbers […]


GREAT TIME – Nativity of Our Lord School prekindergarten and first grade students recently took part in a Hooley performance. The Hooley is a time-honored tradition at Nativity, in which the prekindergarten and first grade students perform together. It includes a story, songs, dancing and some shenanigans.

Senior Wishes to host Sips, Suds and Sweets

Senior Wishes, a local nonprofit, will hold its annual fundraiser, Sips, Suds and Sweets, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Fox Run at Orchard Park, One Fox Run Lane. The event features local businesses sampling wine, beer, sweet treats and light bites. Music will be provided by the Scott Celani Band. The event features a silent auction, […]