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News from Hamburg NY


Eden to hold hearings, stalls water project

EDEN — The Green Street and Depot Street Water Improvement Project remains in flux, after the Eden Town Board voted to reject both bids received for the... more

Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre emerges at local Grange Theatre

HAMBURG — Matthew Mooney is not a religious person, but even he could not deny that some forces were at work in the creation of the new Buffalo Chrysalis... more

Hamburg High School Wall of Fame inductees

Dianne Carson CraigDistinguished AlumnaDianne Craig is president and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. She leads Ford of Canada’s operations across... more

Eden local Christina Abt releases Crown Hill book

HAMBURG — “It started with coming here. It’s so much more than a book to me,” said Christina Abt, author of “Crown Hill,” gazing out over the rolling hills... more

Town of Hamburg funds fire companies

HAMBURG — More than an hour had passed before the Hamburg town board voted on the night’s first pre-filed resolution. Taking up more than half the time... more

Hamburg village talks web design and wireless

HAMBURG — The Village of Hamburg Board of Trustees gathered on Sept. 2 at the Hamburg Village Hall to discuss several ongoing questions, within the village.During... more

North Collins Village to leave Helmuth dispatch

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Village Board took the next step in seeking to extricate itself from the consortium that funds the Helmuth Emergency... more

Brant deems special use permit transferable

BRANT — The recent pending sale of Brant Auto Parts caused some confusion amongst the Brant Town Board, with regard to a recently issued Special Use Permit.Code... more

Farnham appoints new village attorney

FARNHAM — The village of Farnham has concluded its lengthy search for a new village attorney, a contentious issue among board members that has seen the... more

Blasdell addresses trailer and RV parking

HAMBURG — Citing safety issues created by recreational vehicles parked on village streets, particularly those that are habitually hindering other vehicles’... more

Brant police are recognized at board meeting

BRANT — The Brant Police Department was main focus of the Brant Town Board’s August meeting, as not only did the department receive money from Senator... more

Local beer club accepting new members

HAMBURG — Local craft beer drinkers can now get more bang for their brew-loving buck – the Buffalo Beer League is accepting new members. The beer club,... more

Jam in the Village to get Hamburg rocking

HAMBURG — The streets will come alive with the sounds of music once again on Sept. 20, as a new music festival comes to town. Jam in the Village, the brainchild... more

Price to remain steady on Frontier school meals

HAMBURG — A report from the Frontier School District’s Food Service Director recommends raising meal prices by a previously suggested 50 cents, to help... more

Boston board discusses Hillcrest Avenue

BOSTON — Few, if any, attendees of the Sept. 3 meeting of the Boston town board were surprised that the matter consuming the most time and attention was... more

Audit reports North Collins’ financial strength

NORTH COLLINS — “If I were issuing a report card, I’d give you an A,” John Schiavone of Lumsden and McCormick External Auditors told the North Collins... more

Eden man wins big at casino penny slot

EDEN — Just one day before a milestone birthday, Robert P. of Eden, received the ultimate present as he hit the wide-area progressive jackpot of $844,437... more

Hamburg to go German for a cause at Oktoberfest

HAMBURG — At Hamburg’s annual Oktoberfest, everyone can be a little bit German. “It’s like everyone’s Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day,” said President Joe... more

Volleyball players take to the sand for Spikes for Tykes to benefit The Kelly Foundation

HAMBURG — Thirty-six teams of men and women competed Aug. 24 in a beach volleyball tournament at Woodlawn Beach in Blasdell for Buffalo Spikes for Tykes.... more

Kingsmen drum corps to perform in Rochester

HAMBURG — The Hamburg Kingsmen used to be known as the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department Drum Corp, which was established in 1927.“When a lot of the military... more

Food trucks to roll up to Hamburg High School Sept. 4

HAMBURG — Nick Brodfuehrer will be graduating from Hamburg High School in 2018, but for now, he is a freshman with a desire to be involved with his class... more

Forever friends found at sixth annual pet expo

HAMBURG — The sixth annual McKinley Mall Pet Expo got tails wagging on Aug. 23. The event was sponsored by The Purina® Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue® and The... more

Hamburg revisits rat infestation issue

HAMBURG — The Village of Hamburg Board of Trustees gathered on Aug. 18 at the Hamburg Village Hall, to discuss the presence of rats in the village.Board... more

Splash pad awaits start-up in Blasdell

BLASDELL — Originally, the expectation was that a splash pad would be in use this summer to cool down residents in Blasdell while promoting a family friendly... more

Ilio DiPaolo’s celebrates anniversary

HAMBURG — Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, Ringside Lounge and Banquet Facility in Blasdell has been a fixture on South Park Avenue since 1965 and this month,... more

Frontier school board balks at raising prices

HAMBURG — One year after Frontier School District officials reluctantly agreed to raise district meal prices by 50 cents, administrators are unhappily... more

Saints Peter & Paul School welcomes influx of students

HAMBURG — Last May, 10 elementary schools within the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo closed their doors for the last time. Students who had been with the same... more

Vince Coppola takes Hamburg helm

HAMBURG — Longtime resident of the Hamburg Central School District and Western New York Superintendent Search Consultant Dr. Vincent J. Coppola has more... more

Cradle Beach program reaches Buffalo schools

BUFFALO — The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration has approved a grant in which Cradle Beach, The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, and... more

Alicia explores the Southtowns: Explore, return a changed person

In the past month I have traveled a bit; the most obvious form of exploration. In my lifetime, I haven’t traveled as much as most, although I have been... more

Sherman Says: Journalism career has bred many opportunities, experiences

Thirty-seven years ago this week, I was selling house paint at Twin Fair, a locally owned big-box retail store on Elmwood Avenue not far from my alma mater,... more

North Collins talks sharing bus director

NORTH COLLINS — Sharing of a transportation director between the North Collins and Lake Shore School Districts is almost a done deal, with no opposition... more

Good things happening in Erie County

The following is a guest column from Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs.With so many things happening around Erie County during this busy summer season, I... more

Interns work at Evans Town Hall

EVANS — A pair of Lake Shore students taking part in an internship through the Lake Shore High School Academy of Business and Finance have been pitching... more

Hamburg school board sets safety plan

HAMBURG — Implementing a more thorough system of reviewing visitors who enter into district buildings, along with establishing double-entry access spaces... more
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