Orchard Park

Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, Orchard Park, NY
WBEN photo/Susan Rose
Susan Rose
December 02, 2019 - 4:59 pm
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - As if the Jolly Old Elf had ordered it himself, a fresh blanket of snow provided the perfect backdrop for Monday's announcement that Santa Land is returning to Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park this weekend, December 7 and 8 from 11-3pm. Erie County Executive Mark...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 27, 2019 - 12:32 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Jury in the Ken Achtyl trial is in deliberations over whether the Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy committed assault and official misconduct in the December 2017 arrest of Nicholas Belsito. Belsito was arrested by Achtyl at a Bills tailgate after he swore at the officer...
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Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
September 26, 2019 - 8:35 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - The defense has rested their case after day four of testimony in the trial of Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Achtyl. Achtyl is facing misdemeanor charges of assault, falsifying business records, and official misconduct. The charges stem from the December 3, 2017...
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Mike Baggerman
September 24, 2019 - 5:51 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - The trial against suspended Erie County Sheriff Deputy Kenneth Achtyl continues in Orchard Park Town Court and enters its third day Wednesday. The officer is facing four misdemeanor charges including two counts of assault, falsifying business records, and official...
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Brendan Keany
September 17, 2019 - 3:26 pm
ORCHARD PARK (WBEN) - For the first time in the history of the Buffalo Bills, the team won its first two games on the road to come home undefeated for a Week 3 home opener, and the expectation is that the atmosphere will be next level. Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard says they’re seeing a positive...
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Proposed site of a Tim Hortons in Orchard Park. (WBEN Photo/Susan Rose)
Brendan Keany
September 05, 2019 - 3:01 pm
ORCHARD PARK (WBEN) - The six-year battle between developer Ray Miranda and the Town of Orchard Park appears far from over. Miranda has been trying to put a Tim Horton's on the corner of Chestnut Ridge Road and Armor Duells, but last night another road block, as the town board approved a drive-thru...
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Proposed site of a Tim Hortons in Orchard Park. (WBEN Photo/Susan Rose)
Mike Baggerman
August 09, 2019 - 3:00 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - Construction of a Tim Horton's in the Town of Orchard Park has caused a controversy between the franchisee of the business and town officials that's brewed for the last six years. Miranda Holdings President Ray Miranda, who owns eight Tim Horton's restaurants in the...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
June 07, 2019 - 1:47 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - Orchard Park Town Councilman Mike Sherry published a letter on Wednesday to give clarity over the controversy surrounding former Police Chief Mark Pacholec's retirement. Pacholec retired last month and was given a $100,000 severance payment by the town board, which was...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 30, 2019 - 3:00 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) – The ouster of former Orchard Park Police Chief Mark Pacholec has a lot of controversial elements to it, though the Orchard Park Town Attorney, John Bailey, said that there are misconceptions about what is happening between the town and the former chief. “Oh you bet there...
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Tom Puckett
May 07, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) A hairdresser stands accused of molesting a 14 year old boy during an appointment Friday. Orchard Park Police say 68 year old Stephen Savaglio was arrested after an investigation confirmed he sexually assaulted a 14 year old customer. Savaglio was a contractor at Michael's...
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