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Bills

Three months after getting hired to a front-office post, the Buffalo Bills’ new director of player personnel has purchased a home in Orchard Park’s prominent Birdsong development. Daniel T. Morgan Jr. and his wife, Ashleigh G. Morgan, paid $968,000 this week to buy a four-bedroom stone house on Kingfisher Court from William F. and Angelika Welsh, according to public rec…

Business

The owner of a Williamsville consulting firm has purchased a medical office building in Orchard Park from a family medicine doctor whose practice is located in the building. Faizan M. Haq, through his Hawk Properties, paid $570,000 to buy the building at 3320 North Benzing Road from Jabez Territory, owned by Dr. Gary Nelson of Southtowns Internal Medicine and Medi Spa, …

Business

An Orchard Park light industrial building has been acquired by the owners of Simoncelli Electric. Edward A. and John J. Simoncelli paid $850,000 earlier in July to acquire the 13,400-square-foot, single-story building at 5455 Webster Road from OP 5455 Webster LLC, which is owned by David Obrochta. Constructed in 1989 and renovated in 1994, the single-story, gray Quak…

Food and Drink

Although Orchard Park hasn't made recent headlines for new restaurants, the village and surrounding area boasts many eateries that have stood the test of time. Their reliable quality - and surprising creativity - can be cherished in one place on Wednesday, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Four Corners of West Quaker and North Buffalo streets, at the Orchard Park Chamber of…

Festivals

Father John Misty Doors at 5 p.m., headliner hits the stage around 8, show is done by 10:30 on July 26 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). Cost is $5 and comes with a free drink ticket if you purchase in advance at Consumer's Beverages. When the 2018 Canalside Live! lineup was announced, this multi-talented Maryland-born musician was the social media darling (alongside Vanill…

Business

An Orchard Park property containing the Peregrine Senior Living community and memory care facility has been sold to a Michigan-based private-equity investment manager for less than half of its sale price less than six years ago. Valstone Asset Management of Birmingham, Mich., acting through VS Orchard Park LLC, paid $6.65 million to acquire the 4.49-acre complex at 101 …

High Schools

CICERO –  Jayla Moss came out of the blocks hard and kicked in an extra gear near the end of her 100-meter dash at the New York State Track and Field Championships. The junior from Cheektowaga knew a trip to the Federation final for the first time in school history was on the line, and she didn’t want to take any chances. Moss finished that race in 12.31 seconds to tak…

High Schools

In an attempt to get ready for something new, Frontier’s girls’ lacrosse team has been preparing for the unfamiliar by doing something old. The Falcons’ opponents are still feeling blue. Unbeaten Frontier is no longer part of Class A. It hasn’t stopped the Falcons from playing and beating their ex-rivals even though they no longer are part of that division. They hope…

Bills

The former vice president of player personnel for the Buffalo Bills has sold his Orchard Park home, just four months after he returned to Houston as the new general manager of the Texans. Michael E. Springer and Dr. Renee M. Reynolds paid $715,000 on Tuesday to buy the four-bedroom brick home on Sandpiper Court from Brian W. and Patricia A. Gaine, according to documents…

Gusto

Confession is good for the soul, or so they say. So I will share that when the first dishes arrived at Mangia, I emitted a quiet sigh of relief. After visiting so many Italian-American restaurants, the dominant strain of the area's "ethnic" eateries, I have developed red sauce fatigue. I've learned to expect average food in an average setting, made by a staff putting in…

Food and Drink

Artisan pizza washed down with a craft beer or a strip steak paired with a fine wine - take your pick at O.P. Social Tap & Grille, which opened in Orchard Park at the end of 2015. The local establishment, at the site of the former David’s Grille, is owned by David Hart of Hart Hotels and Peter Krog of Krog Corp. General manager Mark C. Strzyz says it’s his goal to p…

Food and Drink

The traditional picture of the suburbs is painted with subdivisions. It’s cul-de-sacs and strip malls, grocery store parking lots and big-box retailers. It’s not colored with the walkable commercial centers or condensed streets of concentrated city neighborhoods; and it’s not accentuated with vibrant social lairs reserved for downtown bar districts. But the modern subur…

Business

Taking advantage of an opportunity to capture a large swath of Southtowns land at a low price, Benderson Development Co. this week bought 40 acres of land in Orchard Park from an estate for $500,000. The Florida-based developer – originally from Buffalo – bought the vacant land on Union Road near Southwestern Boulevard from the estate of Harold L. Gantzer. Gantzer, a fo…

Local News

An Orchard Park man was charged Sunday morning with driving while intoxicated after police said they stopped him for speeding and found that he had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit. Police stopped a 2015 GMC Sierra pickup truck at about 12:20 a.m. Sunday morning after it was seen speeding on South Buffalo Street in the village. The driver, 33-year-old…

Crime

A Hamburg man with a long history of suspended or revoked driver's licenses for alcohol-related offenses was arrested again early Sunday morning in the town of Orchard Park –  for drunk and unlicensed driving. Police stopped a 2015 Nissan Altima for speeding on Milestrip Road near Abbott Road at about 3 a.m. The car was driven by Joel Echeverria, 34, whose license had b…