Weekly Feature



2018-06-07 / Editorial

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago — June 11, 1998


INDUSTRY — The Pottery Plant, now gone, was on Abbott Road, roughly straddling the boundary between Orchard Park and Boston. Clay flowerpots were fabricated and fired in this facility. The location coincides with that of a brickyard establishment prior to 1821, which was operated by Ebenezer Pierce and later run by his sons, Pardon and Jeremiah. 
Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron INDUSTRY — The Pottery Plant, now gone, was on Abbott Road, roughly straddling the boundary between Orchard Park and Boston. Clay flowerpots were fabricated and fired in this facility. The location coincides with that of a brickyard establishment prior to 1821, which was operated by Ebenezer Pierce and later run by his sons, Pardon and Jeremiah. Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron • School district officials are looking to sniff out drug users with the aid of the police department’s canine corps. The Orchard Park Board of Education is considering having random drug searches done in both the high school and middle school. A demonstration was held at the district office Monday.

• The Orchard Park Police Department will have an additional officer on the road during its midnight shift if successful in a recent grant application. The department has applied for two grants that will provide for a civilian dispatcher, four mobile data terminals, and data and picture scan units for fingerprints and mug shots.

• The town’s moratorium prohibiting cluster and planned unit developments has been extended to Feb. 3, 1999. The Orchard Park Town Board voted unanimously last week to extend a six-month moratorium set last November.

• For the third year in a row, the Quaker varsity baseball team reached the Class A Championship. However, for the second time in those three years, they were defeated. The Quakers were defeated 7-2 by the Sweet Home Panthers Saturday at Jamestown Community College.

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