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News from Hamburg NY


Comfort Zone signs approved

HAMBURG — The Village of Hamburg Board convened on July 21 at the Hamburg Village Hall.During the work session, the village board met with representatives... more

Dog park set to open in Evans

EVANS — The town of Evans is currently in the process of constructing a new dog park. Located next to the Evans Town Hall, the dog park is scheduled to... more

North Collins school board eliminates one teacher aide spot

NORTH COLLINS — At its July 22 meeting, following an executive session, the North Collins School Board opted to eliminate one teacher’s aide position at... more

Get your boots out for tractor pull and jamboree in North Collins

LANGFORD-NEW OREGON – The annual Downhome Country Weekend will commence Saturday, Aug. 2 and Sunday, Aug. 3 in part by the Langford-New Oregon Volunteer... more

Zach’s Story works to teach kids, doctors about drug addiction

HAMBURG — Zach Crotty loved snowboarding and music. He serenaded his mom, Suzanne, with rap songs in the car, and mixed his own music before Garage Band... more

Evans implements new local laws

EVANS — The Evans Town Board voted unanimously to implement changes to a number of sections of town code, following a public hearing at its July 16 meeting.Local... more

North Collins schools draw outside interest

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins school district has found itself in the position of families wanting to enroll their children in the school, without... more

Eden and Hamburg share code enforcement officer

EDEN — The town of Eden and the town of Hamburg have entered into a new inter-municipal agreement for mutual aid services for code enforcement officers.The... more

Shop local in Hamburg during village value days

HAMBURG — Monroe, owner of Monroe’s Place and a member of the Village Business Advisory Council, established Village Value Day.The focus of Village Value... more

Life happens: To market, to market, to visit Springville

The other day, I was looking for somewhere to go. I had a morning off and just felt like I had been working so hard lately. That life was passing me by.I... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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