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2018-07-12 / Editorial

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CHRIS GRAHAM
Orchard Park Editor
by DAVID F. SHERMAN
Managing Editor

WATERLINE UPDATE — The Route 20A waterline project is continuing to move along, with Deputy Mayor Matthew Hartung saying the contractor has almost reached Carrow Street.

Once the contractor reaches Carrow, workers will drill under Quaker Street and be close to moving water into the new waterline for testing.

The testing process should take about two weeks to make sure no joints or valves are leaking.

After the two-week period, the Erie County Health Department will examine the testing, and if it’s approved, the line will be put into service.

The work on the line from Linwood Avenue to Carrow Street should be completed by the end of August.

JOIN A BOARD — The Village of Orchard Park has positions open on both the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Interested parties should supply a resume to the Village Office.

Information about the openings will also be available on the village’s website, www.orchardparkvil lage.org.

SIGN THE PETITION — Efforts are underway to fight an economic move that could threaten the viability of community newspapers. A single paper supplier, Norpac, is trying to manipulate the trade laws and convince the government to assess tariffs on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, which includes newsprint. Publishers and printers will not be able to absorb these tariffs and will be forced to cut costs that will ultimately result in fewer American jobs.

To register your vote in favor of reversing these tariffs, visit www.stopnewsprinttariffs.org, and please view the associated ad on page 15.

ON THE CAMPUS— One of our popular features is the campus news. Parents enjoy sharing the continued success of their children with the community, and reading about their children’s former classmates. Teachers enjoy keeping track of what their former students are doing. And the students themselves like to know that their hometown paper still cares about them.

We receive the news for “On the Campus” in two ways. Some schools send us lists of everyone from Orchard Park who made the dean’s list or graduated. Parents or students can also submit the information to the Bee, however, and this is the best course of action if you want to be certain the news is published.

Because we get a large amount of campus news, space constraints and deadlines mean that it may not all get published immediately. We always make it a priority, but we must receive it before the next semester begins.

If you, your child, or your grandchild has recently been named to the dean’s list, won an award or scholarship, or graduated from college, we want to hear about it. You can drop off or mail the information to 5564 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221; fax it to 633-8601, or email it to cgra ham@beenews.com.

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