Train horns still can be heard sporadically at the two “quiet” crossings in Hamburg.
Town Engineer Gerard Kapsiak said it has taken awhile for word to get out to individual train engineers that they’re not to blow the whistle at crossings at Rogers and Cloverbank roads.
On June 24, the town instituted quiet zones at those crossings by erecting medians to prevent motorists from going around the crossing gates. The bell still dings when the gates go down, Kapsiak said. Engineers also have the authority to blow the whistle if they feel it’s necessary.
The town also has a list of railroad contact telephone numbers for residents in the event of railroad-related emergencies or other problems. The numbers are on the Engineering Department’s website: www/townofhamburgny.com.
• Blasdell Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave. Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, I-Hamburg, and her staff will be available to discuss local and county issues. Information about Senior Services, Social Services, Veteran Affairs, the County Clerk’s office and other County departments will also be available, and notary services will be provided for free.
• The Blasdell concert series features 30 Passion Works at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at JFK Playground on Grafton Avenue, between Avon and Allen.
• The Village of Hamburg concert series continues with 23 Skidoo at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park at Lake and Union streets. Rain site is the Union-Pleasant Elementary School auditorium.
• Hamburg Farmers Market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the village municipal parking lot, with entrances on Main and Union streets.