Weekly Feature



April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Bohen wins Assembly seat

Erik Bohen has been elected the next New York State assemblyman for the 142nd District, representing West Seneca, Orchard Park, South Buffalo and part of the City of Lackawanna.  Bohen, a Democrat who ran on the Republican, Conservative and Inde More...

Editorial

Spindle items

• RECRUIT NY — In an attempt to recruit individuals to the Orchard Park Fire District, the fire companies of Orchard Park, Windom and Hillcrest will host a Recruit NY open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago — April 30, 1998

• A handful of village residents were expecting to discuss a local law Monday that would thwart businesses from encroaching on residential areas. More...

Added bureaucracy complicates budget process

I f it’s finally spring around here, it must be time to scrutinize the proposed budgets of public school districts in the Empire State.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Editorial

Construction zones warrant your full attention

Although the U.S. More...

Sports

Baseball off to solid start under Senn

The Orchard Park baseball team is off to a promising start under new coach Chuck Senn. The team started the season under longtime coach Jim Gibson, but he stepped down last week due to personal reasons.  More...

Dana named head varsity football coach

One of the most successful football programs in Western New York is under new leadership. Longtime assistant Craig Dana will take over the head varsity spot, after legendary coach Gene Tundo stepped down from the position in early March.  More...

Girls lacrosse team impresses with 5-0 start

It’s been quite a start to the season for the Orchard Park girls lacrosse team. The Lady Quakers are now 5-0, with some impressive wins over league foes.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Church to hold rummage sale   The Orchard Park Presbyterian Church will host a rummage sale from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. A bag sale is scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 28. More...

Village awards bid for Route 20A waterline replacement project

The bid process for the Route 20A waterline replacement project reached its conclusion Monday night when the Orchard Park Village Board announced that E&R General Construction had been awarded the contract for slightly less than $1.5 million.&nbs More...

Special exception use permit denied for Westgate project

A roomful of interested parties got the news from the Orchard Park Town Board that they had been waiting some time for: The Westgate Boulevard Estates is not on its way to town after the board denied the special exception use permit for a variety of More...

Local News

Monday Night Football set for Orchard Park return

Bills to face division-rival Patriots on Oct. 29

Following last year’s 9-7 campaign and first playoff appearance since 1999, the Buffalo Bills received an added bonus with last week’s reveal of the upcoming schedule. More...

Bonding company decision to determine next step for Burmon project

As the lawsuit between the Town of Orchard Park and Accadia Site Contracting continues over a stop work order on the Burmon Drive road reconstruction project, Town Attorney John Bailey said bonding company Liberty Mutual will soon provide clarity on More...

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL — On Tuesday, the Orchard Park Symphony Women's Committee held its annual scholarship audition at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town Highway Department does impressive job

I am a regular reader of The Bee and was really bothered by the recent comments about our incredible Highway Department.  I’m sure other areas of the country do not have nearly the amount of severe weather that we do in our beloved Orchard More...

Education

Sacred Heart lists area honor roll

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart has named the following Orchard Park residents to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. More...

St. Mary’s releases third-quarter honor roll

St. Mary’s High School has named the following Orchard Park students to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. More...

Yale names resident Young Global Scholar

Orchard Park resident and Mount Mercy Academy sophomore Olivia Larson was recently accepted into the 2018 Yale Young Global Scholars program.  According to a release from the school, 5,500 high school sophomores and juniors from all 50 states an More...

Lifestyles

40th annual music convention to offer free concerts

The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will host a free concert series with the top music ensembles of the Northeast, local high school bands and world-renowned composers as part of the 40th annual Association of Concert Bands Convention.  The conven More...

Senior News

Center prepares for Cinco de Mayo celebration

The Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., offers many programs for people older than 55. Contact the center at 662-6452 to register for programs. The Senior Center director is Debbie Santiago.   More...

Business

Jacobs delivers $1M to expand People Inc. health care

People Inc. will be receiving $1 million from the state to support its effort to build a new Elmwood Health Center, according to state Sen. Chris Jacobs.  The senator said People Inc. More...

National Fuel reminds public to call before digging

Now that spring is here, many homeowners, business owners, schools and communities are planning outdoor landscaping projects.  More...

Area man tapped for position at Curbell

A Town of Tonawanda man has been named director of marketing for Curbell Plastics Inc., a supplier of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, adhesives, sealants and prototyping materials located in Orchard Park.  More...