Health Officials Interrupt Orchard Park Meeting, Business Owners Say

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OCHARD PARK, N.Y. —  Tim Walton, who is in the bar industry and a promoter from Buffalo, said that on Friday night about 100 business owners and workers came together at Athletes Unleashed. They discussed what could be done to stay safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but also ensure that businesses can reopen again. With certain industries in Erie County being shut down by the recent orange zone announcement, owners are concerned.

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Business owners and workers gathered in Orchard Park to discuss their concerns about being shut down for a second time during the pandemic
Attendees say that officials from the Erie County Department of Health, escorted by sheriff’s deputies tried to break up the meeting 
The health department says more information is being gathered and will be shared on Monday

“The biggest thing is this is not about me. This is not about that bar, this restaurant, this salon. This is about everyone’s freedoms,” said Walton.
“I’m trying to organize local business owners whose businesses are negatively affected by Governor Cuomo’s shutdown orders, organize them to fight back and reopen,” explained Robby Dinero, Athletes Unleashed owner.
Attendees say that they feel …

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