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Work together to solve Erie County's issues

The following is a guest column from Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon.The working relationship between the Erie County County Executive’s Office and... more

There are better days ahead

The following is a guest column from New York State Senator Marc Panepinto.Halfway through my second month as your state senator, one thing is very clear:... more

Boston Cross Road project explained

BOSTON — Three regulars were absent when the town board met on Feb. 18. In the shortest meeting of the board in recent memory – lasting only 12 minutes... more

Hamburg town board holds two hearings

HAMBURG — Two public hearings were held to kick off the meeting of the Hamburg town board on Feb. 23. The first was “on a proposed amendment to Chapter... more

Kung Fu teacher writes medicine book

HAMBURG — Studying hyperlocal or endemic medicine can offer insight to the advantages and disadvantages of modern medicine and even some remedies not yet... more

Brant is denied CDBG monies

BRANT — The town of Brant will not be upgrading its Senior Community Building, at least not with funding they had hoped to receive through the Community... more

Kwik Fill redesign presented to village

HAMBURG — The Hamburg Village Board started its Feb. 16 work session with a presentation of a proposed building project at the Kwik Fill at 5466 Camp Road.... more

Blasdell to get bowling alley, restaurant

BLASDELL — Coming soon in 2015, a Lake Avenue plaza that was once home to a Jubilee and Super Duper store will be the new host to a state-of-the-art bowling... more

New book explores Hamburg’s local conspiracy connection

HAMBURG — John Koerner, a professor of American history, has always been fascinated with conspiracy, mystery and intrigue. As he studied archived documents... more

State aid level called ‘devastating’ to North Collins schools

NORTH COLLINS — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal is offering an increase in school aid of $1.06 billion. But for North Collins School Superintendent... more

Garden club gifts Blue Star to Hamburg village

HAMBURG — The Blue Star Memorial Marker Program, started by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. 65 years ago, honors all men and women who have served, will... more

Parents must sign waiver for unattended bus drops

The North Collins School Board opened its meeting on Jan. 13 with a moment of silence to remember Stanley Tezyk, a retired teacher from the district. Tezyk... more

Try to enjoy our six more weeks of winter

The following is a guest column by Erie County Legislator John Mills. According to the infamous groundhog, we are looking at six more weeks of winter.... more

Frontier’s Chandler is named quite a ‘fellow’

FRONTIER — Frontier Middle School teacher Amber Chandler has been recognized as an Outstanding Educator through a national organization that advocates... more

Rotate vegetables in your garden for healthier soil and plants

HAMBURG — Most of us plant the same vegetables in the same spot in our garden, year after year. There are two good reasons why you shouldn’t do that. The... more

BJ’s Wholesale Club reopens after Snowvember collapse

HAMBURG — On Monday, Nov. 17, it started to snow. And snow. And snow some more. BJ’s Wholesale Club of Hamburg’s general manager Bill Dodson and his staff... more

Hamburg town board examines rezoning

HAMBURG — After an “unexpectedly long” executive session caused the Hamburg town board’s meeting to start more than 20 minutes late on Feb. 9, the board... more

Lions Club hosts eyeglass drive at local businesses

HAMBURG — The World Health Organization determined that 153 million people worldwide are in need of corrective glasses, but 138 million of them cannot... more

North Collins using two sessions to reorganize

NORTH COLLINS — It was North Collins Town Supervisor Rosaline Seege’s plan to have her 58 resolutions adopted by the town board at its Jan. 14 meeting.... more

Hamburg Wall of Fame nominations

HAMBURG — The Hamburg Alumni Foundation is accepting Wall of Fame nominations for Sports Legends, Distinguished Alumni and the Distinguished Teacher awards.... more

Hamburg Volunteer Fire Company installation 2015

HAMBURG — The men and women of the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department were recognized with an annual banquet, held at Brierwood Country Club on Feb. 7.... more

Blasdell Democratic Party nominates candidates for March

BLASDELL — Candidates have emerged from a recent Democratic Caucus held in the Village of Blasdell, although a separately held Conservative Caucus was... more

Collins Center Fire Company holds 2015 installation

COLLINS — Collins Center Fire Company’s 2015 Installation of Officers was held on Jan. 17. Clay Moden of Country 106.5, WYRK served again as master of... more

Local designer’s art on TV, at academy awards

HAMBURG — Rachel Sweeney, Hamburg resident and Frontier High School graduate, began designing jewelry seriously about a year and a half ago. Today, her... more

Veterans speak against tax rate

EDEN — Tension rose during the public expression portion of the Eden Board of Education meeting Jan. 21, when sights were set on board member Colin Campbell... more

Hamburg’s newest quiet zones continue to move forward

HAMBURG — As the Hamburg town board looks to move forward on the project of creating railroad quiet zones at Bayview Road, Pleasant Avenue and Lakeview... more
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