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Evans commends police officers

EVANS — Three members of the town of Evans police department have been commended for their actions which led to the arrest of five suspects.Patrolman Graig... more

Eden town board discusses 2015 budget, including tax increase

HAMBURG — The Eden town board presented its 2015 preliminary budget, which reflects a proposed increase of $16 for homes assessed at $100,000. There... more

Lake Shore gets students on the college track

HAMBURG — The Lake Shore Central School District Board of Education held its monthly work session at the A.J. Schmidt Elementary School on Lake Shore Road... more

Empty board seats a topic for Frontier board

HAMBURG — The person who will take the school board seat vacated by former Frontier board member Lynn Szalkowski may just have the position for the next... more

Forbidden Broadway shows up at Hamburg Grange Theater

HAMBURG — Buffalo Chrysalis Theater Company debuted in Hamburg’s Grange Theater on Main Street on Friday, Oct. 10. Executive and creative director Matthew... more

Blasdell village board tables recreational vehicle parking ban for the winter

HAMBURG — The decision on how long recreational vehicles are allowed to remain parked in the street in Blasdell will wait until about spring. The motion... more

Goodwill unveils new look for redesigned Hamburg store

HAMBURG — When customers stepped inside the remodeled Goodwill store on South Park Avenue in Hamburg when it reopened on Oct. 9, they saw a different... more

Satisfy a sweet tooth at Amsdell Ice Cream Eatery

HAMBURG — Summer may be over, but that does not necessarily mean tastes for ice cream are gone with it. Enter Amsdell Ice Cream Eatery, which officially... more

Hamburg village board talks bike trails, wireless internet

HAMBURG — The Village of Hamburg Board convened on Oct. 13 in the Hamburg Village Hall for a work session at 5:30 p.m., followed by the board meeting at... more

Boston puts Erie County on notice

BOSTON — An ongoing dispute between the town of Boston and Erie County is about to come to a head, as Western New York prepares for winter weather. According... more

New Kiwanis Aktion Club making its mark

HAMBURG — Hamburg has a new club in town and they are already taking “aktion.” The Aktion Club is a Kiwanis Club for adults with disabilities, and Hamburg... more

Parking ban tabled for the winter

BLASDELL — The decision on how long recreational vehicles are allowed to remain parked in the street in Blasdell will wait until about spring. The motion... more

Elizabeth’s gourmet coffee shop opens sattelite on Main Street in Hamburg

HAMBURG — Elizabeth’s Gourmet Coffee and Tea Shoppe has called Hamburg home for almost 25 years. As of Oct. 1, a satellite location opened at 38 Main St.,... more

Progressive dinner serves up samples of Hamburg fare

[photo4]HAMBURG — The streets of Hamburg were busy Thursday, Oct. 2 with the bustling of people from restaurant, to coffee shop, to winery in search of... more

Do Americans work too hard?

HAMBURG— I’ve been working two jobs lately, for a workweek that totals seven days a week. I’ve been hammering out this schedule since spring and I don’t... more

Agricultural education a priority for Hamburg Fairgrounds Agriculture Discovery Center

HAMBURG — After the Hamburg Fairgrounds introduced the new Agriculture Discovery Center to the general public during the Erie County Fair, It reopened... more

Hamburg chamber golf tournament tees off

HAMBURG — The location may have been different, but the fundraising results for the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament on Sept.... more

Dig into Penn Dixie fossil site

HAMBURG — Most Hamburg residents do not realize the paleontological treasures buried right in their backyards and Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor... more


HAMBURG — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1419 Ladies Auxiliary will host the “Trunk or Treat” event at 2985 Lakeview Road Oct. 11 from noon-2 p.m. for... more

Gardening and More: Use pallets to make a compost bin for fall

HAMBURG — It’s about time to rake up all those fall leaves, but don’t let them go to waste. Use them to make compost.In the past, I’ve told you that a... more

Hamburg does not move on zoning code laws

Two items were up for discussion from the citizens of Hamburg when the town board convened for its bimonthly meeting. On Sept. 22, the board opened the... more

Best time of the year has little to do with changing fall foliage

HAMBURG — This is one of the best times of the year and it has little, if anything, to do with the changing colors of seasonal foliage.The major league... more

Eden veteran releases first fiction book at 87

EDEN — The name of the novel is “The Emerald.” This is Harold J. Dumain of North Boston’s second book. His first was titled “A Synthesis of Philosophy”... more

BeHealthy Institute offers wellness classes for community

HAMBURG — The Be Healthy Institute, located at 40 Main St. in Hamburg, was conceived and founded by Jill Chiacchia three years ago, in response to an illness... more

Local model train enthusiasts have hope for a hobby

HAMBURG — Toy trains have their place in holiday tradition and children’s entertainment, but Rick Fisher, owner of ArtCraft on Scott Street in Hamburg,... more

Penn Dixie holds Earth Day celebration

The 17th Annual Western New York Earth Science Day celebration is being co-sponsored by the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center and... more

Polls to open for village-wide scarecrow contest

HAMBURG — Scarecrows are usually tools in keeping something out of the area they purvey, but in the Hamburg Village Business Advisory Council’s case, organizers... more

Ten Lives Club holds facility grand opening

HAMBURG — The Ten Lives Club cat rescue and adoption group will hold a grand opening at its new cat shelter, located at 3741 Lake Shore Road, in Blasdell... more

Community school welcomes new principal

HAMBURG — Saints Peter and Paul: A Community School has recently welcomed Sister Marilyn Ann Dudek as its new principal. With 38 years of experience working... more

Framework of fairness guides the public’s view of ‘the media’

A new poll finds that Americans’ confidence in the media’s ability to report the news “fully, accurately and fairly” has returned to its previous all-time... more

Saints Peter and Paul students learn about Anne Frank’s world

HAMBURG — Eighth grade students from Saints Peter and Paul: A Community School visited Buffalo State College to participate in The Anne Frank Project.... more

Hamburg Historical Society grand opening

HAMBURG — After months of construction, the Hamburg Historical Society will host its official grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 2 p.m.... more

Brant hazardous waste collection a success

BRANT — The town of Brant’s recent one-stop drop household hazardous waste event was a success and, as it turns out, the event was also historical.“We... more

Ten Lives Club holds facility grand opening

HAMBURG — The Ten Lives Club cat rescue and adoption group will hold a grand opening at its new cat shelter, located at 3741 Lake Shore Road, in Blasdell... more

Progressive dinner offers taste of village food

HAMBURG — I was browsing through the town of Hamburg website this past weekend, looking for upcoming events in Hamburg and the surrounding area. There... more
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