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2018-11-08 / Editorial

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Nov. 12, 1998


PRESENT FOR ORCHARD PARK — In 1927, Harry Yates made a gift of 5 acres, located on the south shore of Green Lake, to the Girl Scouts of America. He is pictured, far right, on the day of the dedication of that camp. He also gave the land for St. John’s Lutheran Church and its cemetery, and the land on which the library was later constructed. Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron PRESENT FOR ORCHARD PARK — In 1927, Harry Yates made a gift of 5 acres, located on the south shore of Green Lake, to the Girl Scouts of America. He is pictured, far right, on the day of the dedication of that camp. He also gave the land for St. John’s Lutheran Church and its cemetery, and the land on which the library was later constructed. Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron • Opinions varied regarding the Four Corners area and its subsequent concourses, a survey revealed this week. The New York State Department of Transportation plans to widen North Buffalo Road from Southwestern Boulevard to the Four Corners with three- or four-lane alternatives offered.

• Orchard Park has grown considerably since 1972, a time when its master plan was first developed. In order to help municipalities update their respective master plans, Erie County has set aside $750,000. Towns and villages looking to update their plans can apply for specific dollar amounts.

• The Orchard Park Board of Education will present a resolution supporting the elimination of sales tax on clothing and footwear at its Nov. 17 meeting. The board declined last week to participate in a resolution that opposed the elimination of the sales tax. Trustees spoke strongly about the need to reduce taxes to encourage the viability of business in Western New York.

• Turnovers. They can be a football team’s worst enemy or best friend. They proved to be a best friend for the Orchard Park Quakers last Saturday night as they dropped the Jamestown Red Raiders, 19-14, to claim their third Class AA title in a row.

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