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News from Hamburg NY

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North Collins accepts bids for water project

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Village Board held a special meeting on the morning of July 21 to open bids for the major piece of a flood mitigation... more
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Blasdell to demolish blighted property

BLASDELL — Nearly four years after being deemed unsafe, a problematic property in Blasdell is being scheduled for demolition. At its July 17 meeting, the... more

Born again author writes book about healing

DERBY — The Rev. Mary Ellen Gordon spoke to God 39 years ago and was born again. “He spoke that day, ‘Write this book simplistically,’ he said. ‘Let the... more
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Gardening & more: Giant hogweed can cause severe burns, blindness

Giant hogweed might look like a super-sized Queen Anne’s lace plant, but don’t touch it!The sap of the giant hogweed, in combination with moisture and... more

100 years of sand and sun to be celebrated at Blast on the Beach

HAMBURG — A century ago, Hamburg Town Supervisor William Kronenberg dedicated a flagpole at the Hamburg Town Beach, to open the new lakefront attraction... more

Take Back The Night, women and men unite

To begin, I will forewarn you that this column will not be an easy read. I do not consider myself extremely political, but there are some topics that I... more
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Boston board addresses heavy rain concerns

Rainy weather as of late and extended time off between board meetings resulted in “a list of stuff brewing,” in the words of Boston Town Supervisor Martin... more
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Hamburg Middle School to get a new roof

HAMBURG — A new roof is expected to be put on Hamburg Middle School in the near future, with the project stated by district officials as being part of... more

Annual movie night in Memorial Park July 24

HAMBURG — For the past five years, locals have been invited to take a seat in Memorial Park in Hamburg to watch a movie under the stars. Through the efforts... more

Sherman Says: Republicans and LeBron James prove that Cleveland rocks

It’s been a pretty good week for a rust belt city dying to catch a break. It sounds like a description of Buffalo, but I’m talking about Cleveland.The... more

Oh rats! Keep rodent pests at bay

HAMBURG — Several people have smelled a rat in the village of Hamburg, and this time, they mean the kind with whiskers and a tail. Rat sightings have occurred... more

Frontier asked to keep training site operating

HAMBURG — The July 8 meeting of the Frontier Central School Board featured current and former cross country and track athletes pleading with district officials... more

Braymiller Markets zoning talks continue in Hamburg

HAMBURG — Over the next month at least, the Hamburg town board will continue to look into rezoning Braymiller Markets, a property that finds itself in... more
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Doggie Olympics to wag tails at Burgerfest

HAMBURG — Think your pooch has talent? Doggie Olympics will be held during Burgerfest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 19 at the Hamburg United Methodist Church.This... more
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Burgerfest boosts some businesses, but not all

HAMBURG — Burgerfest is a festival tradition in the village of Hamburg, dating back to 1985. The one-day event, which features food, vendors, music and... more
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Burgerfest events schedule

HAMBURG — The Hamburg Burgerfest will take place from noon-11:30 p.m. on Main and Buffalo streets, as well as the municipal parking lot.Prior to the festival,... more

Brant proposes law banning hydrofracking

BRANT — The Brant Town Board took the first steps to adopting new local laws regarding hydrofracking at its July 8 meeting.The proposed law, ‘Horizontal... more

Get ready to gobble up Hamburg’s Burgerfest July 19

HAMBURG — Hamburger fans and local residents alike may take in all their eyes, ears and stomachs can handle on Saturday, July 19, when the 29th annual... more

‘Better Your Business’ seminar on July 18

HAMBURG — The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Hilbert College to offer the next event in a series of “Better Your Business” seminars for... more
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Taczkowski joins his fellow sailors

NORTH COLLINS — It took time, but the family of the late Richard J. Taczkowski, are celebrating the placement of his name on the Merchant Marine World... more

Amateur radio: The world’s first internet

HAMBURG — When speaking to someone who is involved in amateur radio, it may sound like a foreign language. A mashup of letters, numbers and technical lingo... more
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Frontier high school singer will perform abroad

HAMBURG — Doug Allen is known throughout Western New York for his job singing the national anthem at the Buffalo Sabres games. What many people do not... more
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Hamburg Public Library receives more state funds

On July 1, New York State Senator Mark Grisanti and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced that the Hamburg Public Library will receive a New York... more
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Gardening & More: For a flower you don’t have to water, choose daylilies

There are plenty of reasons to look for drought-tolerant plants. The first reason, of course, is that we might get a drought. Another is that you might... more

This summer, go to the park

The following is a guest column from Erie County Legislator John Mills.As many families begin to enjoy summer, I wanted to remind you to take advantage... more
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Quaker history, chicken dinner at Hicksite house

NORTH COLLINS — The clouds threatened but did not intrude on the afternoon at Shirley Road and Route 62 in North Collins on June 29. Don and Kyle manned... more

North Collins school board reorganizes during meeting

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins School Board reorganized itself July 1 and chose Mark Snow as its president. Snow, an eleven year member of the Board,... more

Brant Local Law established

BRANT — The Brant Town Board has placed regulations on public utility companies establishing temporary residence in town with Local Law No. 1 for 2014.The... more

Hamburg native releases Bible-based book

HAMBURG — Hamburg native Marianne Gallagher Selay has always wanted to write. As a child, she wanted to learn to write just so she could write down a story... more

Hamburg addressed comment policy during meeting

HAMBURG — In recent years, public expression sessions in the Hamburg School District have been contentious, argumentative and in many cases, confrontational.... more
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Historic Erie County Fair poster unveiled

HAMBURG — On July 1, the Erie County Agricultural Society unveiled its recently restored 1883 Erie County Fair poster. The process to stabilize and restore... more
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Blasdell Save-a-Lot joins Southtowns

BLASDELL — Suzanne Schmitz has worked at Save-a-Lot since she was 16 years old, growing up in North Collins. She started out working for the Horrigan-owned... more

Music lineup for Burgerfest announced

HAMBURG — As locals meander around the village of Hamburg from noon until 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 for Burgerfest, musical entertainment will be... more
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Classic cars at Emerling Chevrolet

BOSTON — Town of Boston resident Ray “Kingfish” Lucas said he appreciates the value of “teaching local children about the cars of the past,” with his 1951... more

Road Runners perform through rain and shine

ANGOLA — After rainy conditions moved last week’s concert indoors, the third entry in Angola’s Summer Lawn Chair Concert Series found attendees out under... more
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