Weekly Feature



September 13, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Village Board appoints new code enforcement officer/building inspector

Former West Seneca official accepts OP post

The Village of Orchard Park has found a new code enforcement officer and building inspector, selecting John Gullo, who held the same posts in the Town of West Seneca until his resignation in August.  In a written statement submitted to the West More...

OP man arrested on multiple charges in alleged domestic incident

An Orchard Park man is facing multiple charges following his alleged actions during what police said was a violent domestic incident on Friday evening.  At 9:30 p.m., Orchard Park police responded to a Regalwood Drive address and reported extens More...

SROs ready to build relationships, take on challenges

Safety and security for school buildings have become paramount during the past decade due to the number of mass shootings that have happened in schools around the country.  One measure schools have put in place to prevent such incidents and to p More...

Veterans Memorial Park adds new walkway

Visitors to Veterans Memorial Park on West Quaker Street will notice a refurbished walkway when entering the park.  John Schroeder, a member of the Veterans Memorial Park Committee, said the 6-foot-wide, 30-foot-long walkway was completed last w More...

Expansion of private lots near New Era Field prohibited by new local law

The battle between private parking lot owners wishing to expand their lots near New Era Field and residents living in the area trying to keep the neighborhood residential has come to an end, with the town ruling in favor of not expanding the lots.&nb More...

Traveling photographer takes shots to ‘invite you in’

Photographer David Maynard wants to bring viewers into every photograph he’s taking; it’s why the subjects of a good portion of his pieces are doorways, windows, gardens, pathways and chairs.  More...

Governor directs DEC to phase out use of hydrofluorocarbons by 2020

On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the state Department of Environmental Conservation to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a group of potent greenhouse gas pollutants used in a variety of applications.  More...

HEY, BATTER

HEY, BATTER — Brandi Bevilacqua takes a swing during the first annual “Strike Out Breast Cancer Charity Softball Game” at Sunshine Park on Sunday. More...

National Fuel makes management changes

Two Orchard Park residents have new positions at National Fuel following executive management changes.  Kevin House has been promoted to vice president of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. More...

News Briefs

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold it’s regular membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. Sign-ups begin at 11:30, with refreshments at noon and the program at 12:30. More...

Burmon residents ask for update on roadwork completion

Still waiting on their road to be reconstructed, two residents of Burmon Drive have asked the Town Board for a status report on when the project will be finished.  More...

Erie County Sheriff’s recognized during Sheriff’s Week

As part of Sheriff’s Week in Erie County, county leaders are working to honor the men and women who serve the community.  Legislator Joe Lorigo said the Erie County Legislature appreciates the hard work of the men and women who work for th More...

Buffalo Cigar Festival again set for Orchard Park

For the second consecutive year, Buffalo Cigars is presenting the Buffalo Cigar Festival from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Bee’s Football Squares Contest involves readers

With the NFL season now officially under way, it’s time to play The Bee’s Football Squares Contest. More...

Dollar General opens store in OP

Dollar General has opened its newest store at 2737 Southwestern Blvd. in Orchard Park.  According to the company, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.  More...

Schroeder honored as Veteran of the Month

Orchard Park resident and U.S. Army veteran John Schroeder has been selected as the 60th Senate District Veteran of the Month for September 2018, according to Sen. Chris Jacobs.  More...

BOE approves capital outlay project

The Orchard Park Board of Education has approved a capital outlay project bid award for a little less than $100,000 to bring an air-conditioning system to the House 2 office of Orchard Park High School. More...

Parcel annexed to village for Beerz Food Shop expansion

A square parcel measuring 38 by 38 feet, adjacent to South Buffalo Street’s Beerz Food Shop, has been annexed from the town to the village for expansion of the storefront.  The measure was presented during a joint public hearing and meetin More...

$100,000 earmarked for job training program for at-risk youth

State Sen. Chris Jacobs recently secured $100,000 in state education monies in the current state budget to support The Service Collaborative of Western New York’s WNY YouthBuild program.  More...

S&P promotes Erie County’s strong credit rating

The independent Wall Street ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has affirmed the county’s “SP-1+” credit rating for short-term borrowing, according to Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw.  This is the highest rating c More...