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Puns, fundraiser running for Eden man in need

HAMBURG — Sometimes, the kindness of friends and loved ones is all one needs to get through a challenging time. This was the case for Rob Byledbal, of... more

Coaching slots competition

HAMBURG — After refusing to name coaches for winter and spring sports last month, some clarification for the North Collins School Board's decision was... more

Simply Gourmet opens cafe at Hamburg Library

HAMBURG — Simply Gourmet opened its first satellite location in the Hamburg Public Library on July 23, to a crowd of hungry book-lovers. Owner Jessica... more

Social Butterfly flutters onto the local marketing scene

HAMBURG — A new social media marketing firm emerged on the scene in Western New York in May. That company, Social Butterfly Marketing, is actively seeking... more

Hamburg native to dance with Janet Jackson on 'Unbreakable' tour

HAMBURG — In 1992, a two-year-old Allison Buczkowski danced on stage at Kleinhans Music Hall for a mommy-and-me dance recital with her mom, Blair Buczkowski,... more

Frontier School Board elects officers

FRONTIER — After a few previous stints as board president of the Frontier Central School Board, Janet Plarr is returning to that capacity in 2015-16 after... more

Blast on the Beach has surprise jump in store

HAMBURG – It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Hamburg Town Clerk Cathy Rybczynski! The Hamburg official will be joining Frontier Skydivers in taking her first... more

Evans discusses possible purchase of South Shore

EVANS — The Evans Town Board again discussed the possibility of purchasing the South Shore Beach Club and effectively put the idea to bed for good.Richard... more

Eden board opposes new group home construction

EDEN — After a standing-room-only public information session, the Eden Town Board has unanimously voted to oppose a group home proposed for 8621 Jennings... more

Hamburg town board reaches decision on electronic signs

HAMBURG — For about a year and a half, the Hamburg town board had been unable to reach an agreement on electronic signs within the town’s limits. As a... more

‘Inside Out’ brings childhood anxieties to life

Disney/Pixar has created a classic. “Inside Out” is compelling in its originality and deeply moving. It is the story of an 11-year-old girl’s journey through... more

Blasdell looks at installing new veteran memorial

BLASDELL — Blasdell officials are seeking a way to honor local veterans, with a request for such an initiative made at the July 15 meeting.Village resident... more

Lawtons water report received

LAWTONS — With Deputy Supervisor Michael Perry presiding, the North Collins Town Board heard Town Attorney Richard Schaus reported the receipt of a long-awaited... more

Chestnut Lane dispute to stay between neighbors

BOSTON — The dispute over the land at the end of Chestnut Lane was again discussed during the public comment period during the town of Boston’s meeting... more

Evans considers taking over South Shore club

EVANS — The Evans Town Board discussed the possibility of the town purchasing the South Shore Beach Club during its June 3 meeting. The topic was brought... more

Hamburg girls ice hockey returns

HAMBURG — After a self-described trial run in 2014-15, girls ice hockey is here to stay in the Hamburg School District, approved during the school board’s... more

Eden town board receives an unusual special use permit request

EDEN — The Eden Town Board had a differing of opinions when it came to the issuance of a new special use permit, which Supervisor Glenn Nellis called “unique.”The... more

Culinary time travel: the original hamburger

Hamburg’s BurgerFest is fast approaching, and it almost feels like it’s a holiday. It’s a time when Western New Yorkers can come together and celebrate... more

North Collins fire hall is aging

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Fire Hall and Village Municipal Building was erected in 1954 and the intervening 60 years have taken a toll.Fire Chief... more

Juicy burger restaurant to open in Staub Square

HAMBURG — Bistro in the Square has shut its doors briefly, for the coming of a new head chef, new menu and metamorphosis into a gourmet burger spot called... more

Colombo’s opens with little fanfare, large menu

Lake View — Colombo’s Kitchen & Pizzeria opened quietly several months ago, but the newly refurbished spot has already made waves in Lake View. The... more

Main Street Ice Cream scoops up new flavors made in house

HAMBURG — Main Street Ice Cream is proving, once again, its commitment to serving the local community. Its newest addition to a store already bursting... more

Student group builds picnic tables for shared spaces

HAMBURG — When the Students for Humanity group at Hamburg High School brainstormed about a project that could help improve the surrounding community, accommodations... more
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