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Music Fest is what Hamburg is all about

HAMBURG — I have noticed something from all of the conversations with local musicians that I have had. When I ask artists for their thoughts on the music... more

Ride safe, during motorcycle season

The following is a guest column from Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs.Warmer weather is approaching, daylight hours are longer – it is finally spring. Motorcycle... more

Blasdell sets recreational vehicle parking limits

BLASDELL — The issue of parking recreational vehicles in Blasdell reached a resolution on May 6, as village board members unanimously approved a four-hour... more
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Eden accepts Think Green Grant for Main Street beautification

EDEN — The town of Eden’s increasing efforts to support the use of green, renewable energy has paid off, as Waste Management awarded the town with the... more
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Memory loss program gives caregivers a break

HAMBURG — At Hamburg United Methodist Church, people with memory impairments gather the second Wednesday of each month, from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. to give... more
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Boston seeks soldiers’ names

BOSTON — The Town of Boston Memorial Day Committee is seeking names of soldiers (present or former Boston residents), who are currently serving in the... more

Hamburg talks class consolidation

HAMBURG — Although the school budget process in the Hamburg School District has been explained in a transparent manner and without incurring much public... more

Hamburg releases budget

HAMBURG — Hamburg school officials are presenting the 2015-16 budget to voters as a fiscal plan that best suits the needs of its students while avoiding... more

A Better Blasdell holds sale, BBQ

Blasdell — The village organization, A Better Blasdell, Inc. is sponsoring a few upcoming, community-oriented events that are expected to generate significant... more
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New alternative for impatiens

HAMBURG — For decades, everybody’s favorite flower for shade was impatiens. It’s hard to find flowers for shade, and our regular old impatiens, actually... more

Local committees endorse candidates

HAMBURG — The Town of Hamburg Democratic Party has announced its endorsement of the following candidates: Catherine Rybczynski for Hamburg Town Clerk;... more

Disability doesn’t deter design student

FRONTIER — Frontier High School student Douglas Strnad has a passion for graphic arts and related media, and is determined to not let anything – including... more

Village approves site plans and signage

The Hamburg Village Board of Trustees passed several approvals related to new businesses in the village and reconstructions of old ones, at its meeting... more
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Life Happens: Out of touch and OK with it

As someone who grew up in the “dark ages,” also known as “the days before Internet,” I am frequently mystified by the idea of social media. What is it,... more

Hamburg railroad quiet zone agreement reached via transfer

HAMBURG — After many meetings between the town of Hamburg and Erie County, an understanding was reached in regard to the establishment of railroad quiet... more
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Hamburg native publishes travelogue on national parks

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to drop everything and take a solo road trip out west to some of the most famous national parks in America?... more
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Hamburg School Board candidates

Mike McGarry is a Hamburg ecologist who was inspired to run for the Hamburg School Board by his father. “When I was in middle school, my father served... more

Van Tine Real Estate creates a personal experience with buyers

HAMBURG — Brother-sister real estate partners Kimberly and Craig Van Tine decided to start a boutique real estate business in Hamburg because they believe... more
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Open container law on Evans beaches meets resident opposition

EVANS — The town of Evans is facing backlash from residents over a controversial proposed law which would prohibit the possession of open containers of... more
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Coyote Cafe gets permanent pergola

HAMBURG — In line with his vision for more special events and an elevated outdoor dining experience, Coyote Cafe owner Jeff Giovino has started a project... more
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Memorial Park to get a speaker upgrade

HAMBURG — Can you hear me now? Emcees at Memorial Park events may not have to ask that question in the near future. Village Trustee Paul Gaughan is spearheading... more

Frontier presents budget

FRONTIER — After recent tweaks and last-minute position restorations, Frontier School District officials have presented to district voters the 2015-16... more

Boston fails to ratify highway contract

BOSTON — After seven months of negotiations, the town of Boston and the town’s highway department looked to settle on a new contract for the highway department.... more
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North Collins School Board appoints Erich Ploetz as the next North Collins Jr.-Sr. High principal

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins School Board selected Erich Ploetz as the new principal for the district's Jr.-Sr. High School. Ploetz has been an assistant... more

Eden school district mother comments on her child opting out

EDEN — Standardized testing as a way to evaluate public schools, teachers and students has been a point of controversy in local districts, and many parents... more
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Local cleaning service helps cancer patients

HAMBURG – Healthy Home Cleaning Service has been cleaning Western New York homes and businesses for more than 20 years, but this year, owner Linda Pawlak... more

Stop and smell the rusk

Coffee and tea are commonly consumed with something small and mildly sweet, across the globe. In India, spicy masala tea is served with biscuits or cake... more

Farnham to replace old DPW equipment

FARNHAM — The village of Farnham officially has a new budget, one which sees the village looking to the future. The 2015-16 budget initially called for... more
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Lake Shore budget proposal gets approved

LAKE SHORE — The Lake Shore Board of Education held its monthly meeting April 21 in the high school library. A presentation on the newly updated budget... more

Blasdell board looks at recreational vehicle parking laws

BLASDELL — Blasdell officials moved a step closer toward solidifying a local law that establishes time limits for recreational vehicles parked on village... more
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Best announces Hamburg town board candidacy

HAMBURG — Tom Best Jr. has officially declared his candidacy for the position of town of Hamburg councilman and is seeking the endorsement of the Town... more

Town of North Collins board revamped wind turbine ordinance breezes through comment test

NORTH COLLINS — At its April 9 meeting, the North Collins Town Board solicited public comment on proposals to alter its wind turbine law, created and passed... more
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Morgan’s Natural Foods opens a store and bistro on Route 5

HAMBURG — When Joe Diegelman was mandated by his physician to undertake a healthier diet in order to live long enough to see his daughter, Morgan Diegelman,... more
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Funding approved for Southtowns county road work

HAMBURG — Legislator Lynne Dixon announced in a press release on April 23 that the allocation of $29 million for road repair on county roads, including... more
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Boston speaks against proposed group home

BOSTON — A public hearing concerning the need and impact of a group home for the developmentally disabled being built on a vacant land parcel on the corner... more
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