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2018-08-09 / Editorial

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Aug. 13, 1998


SORTING MAIL — Postmaster Charles Brown and Jim Willis are pictured in 1923 in the store at the Four Corners. Bessie Willis was proprietor of the store, and her husband, Jim Willis, transported mail from the train station to the post office every day. 
Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron SORTING MAIL — Postmaster Charles Brown and Jim Willis are pictured in 1923 in the store at the Four Corners. Bessie Willis was proprietor of the store, and her husband, Jim Willis, transported mail from the train station to the post office every day. Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron • A parking study will be conducted in the Four Corners area to determine the effects of North Buffalo Road’s reconstruction, set for the year 2000. The New York State Department of Transportation will give a formal presentation in October about the project. Village officials are concerned about the potential loss of spaces and overall effect on the business district.

• Local attorney Edward Pace was appointed deputy town supervisor last week. He is the first non-elected, non-town employee named to the post.

• Different phase developments for the Quaker Centre Industrial Park are slated for the coming year. The Orchard Park Town Board signed off on two agreements last week with Pratt & Huth Associates for the extension of roadways leading in and out of the 28-year-old industrial park.

• There aren’t too many ways Andy Fried could have topped his stellar career at Orchard Park. However, he managed to do so when he signed to play football at Harvard University this fall.

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