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Farnham funds Boys & Girls club of Lake Shore

FARNHAM — The village of Farnham will again support the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore with a donation of $100. The annual donation is actually built... more

Blasdell to get relief funds

BLASDELL — Federal and state aid in the form of relief monies stemming from the November storm will soon be coming to the village of Blasdell.Blasdell... more

Evans opposes chargeback rule

EVANS — In an attempt to further save its taxpayers money, the town of Evans has come out in opposition of the Community College Chargeback Policy, which... more

Lake Shore High School Academy of Business and Finance students present to board on program

LAKE SHORE — Students from the Lake Shore High School Academy of Business and Finance presented the key benefits of having such a program in school to... more

Youth Bureau seeks candidate nominations

HAMBURG — When the Town of Hamburg holds its 27th annual Youth Bureau Service Awards and Recognition Banquet Thursday, May 7 at Michael’s Banquet Facility... more

Erie County executive calls for fair pay

The following is a guest column from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.March is Women’s History Month, dedicated to honoring women’s achievements but... more

Life Happens: Exploring my mid-life options

It is a popular assumption that when people reach a certain age, they are prone to a mid-life crisis. This is a loose term for that moment in life, where... more

Hamburg school board looks at tentative budget numbers

HAMBURG — New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been a frequent topic discussed at various rallies of local school districts clamoring for more state aid... more

Boston opposes home proposal

BOSTON — The Boston town board saw its highest attendance for its regular meeting in three years when it convened on Wednesday, March 18. The majority... more

Evans holding annual environmental fair

EVANS — Spring is officially in the air as the Evans Environmental Fair returns for its eighth year on Saturday, March 28. Attendance is free for the annual... more

Eden gets water results

EDEN — After conducting a thorough Water Consolidation Study, the town of Eden will decide over the next few months whether or not it is going to get out... more
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Monroe’s Place offers unique prom experience

HAMBURG — Prom season is right around the corner and Monroe’s Place on Lake Street in Hamburg is already stocked and ready for girls in search of their... more
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Grasso announces justice candidacy

HAMBURG — Judge Daniel P. Grasso, a lifelong town of Hamburg resident, has announced his candidacy for Hamburg Town Justice. The ninth of nine, children... more

Let’s fix our race issues

HAMBURG — On March 12, two police officers were shot while overseeing a peaceful protest in Ferguson, Mo. following the resignation of Police Chief Thomas... more

Evans citizen of the year Suzy McCarthy

EVANS — The Evans Chamber of Commerce will present Suzy McCarthy, of Angola, Citizen of the Year at its annual president’s award and recognition dinner... more

Eden considers CodeRED

EDEN — The town of Eden is discussing a new town-wide alert system in the wake of the November storm. During its Feb.11 meeting, the Eden town board introduced... more

Site plan for Yellow Deli approved

HAMBURG — In the space that was previously occupied by the Common Ground cafe and bakery, owners of the Yellow Deli will soon get to work on repurposing... more

Hamburg school day to lengthen

HAMBURG — A longer school day for elementary school students in the Hamburg School District, one that aligns the district with state and Western New York... more

Evans supports tax freeze credit

EVANS — The town of Evans board has thrown its support behind Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Countywide Government Efficiency Plan and the New York State Legislature’s... more

Frontier freshman football considered

FRONTIER — Although preliminary in discussion, the possibility of bringing back the freshman football program in the Frontier School District is on the... more
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Get your amaryllis to bloom, plant sale and more

HAMBURG — Having an amaryllis plant can be rewarding this time of year with its winter bloom, indoors.Even if you don’t know the name, you may be familiar... more

Boston seeks tax freeze program

BOSTON — The Boston board met on March 4 after a lengthy delay and presented Resolution 2015-4, in an effort to participate in a tax freeze program offered... more
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Hamburg school district ‘held hostage by Emperor Cuomo’

HAMBURG — “Our school’s under attack, as are all public schools across New York state.” That statement was made by Hamburg School Board President Dave... more

New funding source could keep Lawtons water project flowing

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Town Board opened its Feb. 11 meeting with a moment of silence for Town Justice Ward Weiser, who had passed away recently.... more

Eden talks school tax cap

EDEN — Eden Central School Director of Finance Thomas Murphy delivered a presentation at a community forum held Feb. 25, detailing the challenges which... more

Hampton Inn is in the plans for Hamburg

HAMBURG — The parcel at 5440 Camp Road, which contains the Quality Inn, Hideaway’s and Super 8, has new development planned for its near future.Local hotelier... more

Derby author writes a book on miracles

DERBY— Mary Ellen Gordon never thought she would write a book. She never expected to find herself on television either, or hosting a radio show. But according... more

Lake Shore to hold picket

LAKE SHORE — The Lake Shore Central School District Board of Education met for its monthly meeting Feb. 24 in the high school library. Superintendent James... more

Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce dinner

The 2015 Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce President’s Award and Recognition Dinner will take place Saturday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at Pioneer Camp and Retreat... more

North Collins looks at snow removal options

NORTH COLLINS — At its Feb. 3 meeting, The Village of North Collins Board, decided to table an invitation to join with Erie County municipalities to find... more
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Bread is life: The making and baking of bread

HAMBURG — Bread is life— I have heard people say. Like life, making bread at home is over-complicated and rarely enjoyed to its fullest. Fancy machines... more

Gier resigns from board

BRANT — Longtime Brant town board councilman Jeffery Gier has officially tenured his resignation. Gier now serves as a town judge, effective as of the... more
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Beckes Optical celebrates 75 years

HAMBURG — For 75 years, the people of Hamburg have looked through lenses crafted by a Beckes optician. Since Don Nowicki purchased the business in 1977,... more

Hamburg school faces budget gap

HAMBURG — Hamburg, like most school districts across Western New York, faces the unenviable task of trying to close a sizeable budget gap before a fiscal... more
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Autism Resource Center opens on Hamburg Main Street

HAMBURG —Autism Services Inc. opened a new resource center on Main Street in Hamburg with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 27. This resource center, located... more
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