A juvenile has been charged with making threats against Hamburg High School on social medial, Hamburg Village Police reported. Captain Rick Schara and Detective Ethan Rog conducted an investigation and served the student with a summons to appear in family court to answer two charges. Police said that because of the student's age, they will make no further comment. …

There will be tractors, ag-tech, even a hay bale tossing competition. The Western New York Farm Show will bring together members of the region's farming community and the services necessary for daily operations Feb. 2-4 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. The seventh annual show, sponsored by the Erie County Agricultural Society, is open to all, and will include …

Most Hamburg Central High School students showed up to school Thursday, after a threat was made against the school Wednesday evening. Village of Hamburg Police are investigating the threat made on social media. The student responsible for the threat was identified and police were called "within minutes" of it being posted according to school officials. Families in th…

School superintendents hear about it every big storm, or non-storm. Why didn't you cancel school? Why didn't you close school earlier? How could you send children home on dangerous roads? Why did you close school when it didn't snow? Hundreds of students in at least three school districts were stranded for hours in buses and at schools after school ended Thursday …

The Lakeview Post Office will close at noon Saturday after the U.S. Postal Service and landlord could not agree on a new lease. The move is temporary, according to Karen Mazurkiewicz, spokeswoman for the Postal Service in Buffalo. "We don't own that building," she said of the structure at 6550 Southwestern Blvd. in the Town of Hamburg that is owned by Batavia Holding…

Power was back on for all 2,587 customers affected by outages in the Town of Hamburg by about 7:44 p.m. Tuesday, according to a spokesman for New York State Electric and Gas. The outage, in the Route 20 and Camp Road areas, was caused by a deteriorated section of a power line in the area, according to the NYSEG spokesman. Power was reported out for those customers f…

Hamburg village officials are looking to sell the old fire hall on Buffalo Street to Iskalo Development Corp., the same company that is renovating the Hamburg Village Square. The Village Board authorized Mayor Thomas Moses Sr. to negotiate with the company for the sale. The village consolidated its two fire halls into one at 301 Union St. about 14 years ago. It sold …

Republic Services will deliver new wheeled trash and recycling carts to existing customers in the towns of Clarence and Hamburg  next week. Pickups with the new carts will start in January. Pickup of refuse and recyclables for Clarence customers on the north side of Clarence Center Road will be Tuesdays and customers on the south side of Clarence Center will have pi…

Crews are dismantling Hamburg's iconic wooden playground this week, bringing an end to 25 years of fun on the structure designed with input from children and constructed in a community build. But a new $450,000 playground will be built in another community build next spring at the same site next to the Hamburg Community Center on Prospect Avenue. The old playground h…

Hamburg police are looking for a 13-year-old girl who ran away from home Thursday night. Andrea Hessel is 5-foot-1 and 110 pounds with medium-length blonde hair and green eyes. Police said she left home in the Brook Gardens Trailer Park on foot at about 6 p.m. She was wearing a beige winter jacket with a fur-lined hood, a long sleeve peach-colored shirt, black le…

A short stretch of Route 5 in Hamburg reopened Friday morning  after being closed most of Thursday because of ice formed by Lake Erie waves crashing onto the road. https://twitter.com/HamburgNYPolice/status/809667109051629568

More than 450 children have been assisted through this year's Warm the Children program that provides warm clothes to children in need. Volunteer shoppers met parents, grandparents and foster parents from 195 families at Sears in McKinley Mall recently to outfit them with jackets, coats, boots, pajamas and sweaters. The families are from Hamburg, Blasdell, Angola, Eden,…

Hamburg police have charged three people in a string of store burglaries. James Trala Jr., 29, Robert Hillyard, 37, and Brittnie Clement, 24, all of Buffalo, were charged with burglary, criminal mischief and larceny for the three Hamburg burglaries, Hamburg police said. Trala and Clement are in custody, while Hillyard is still at large. The three are suspected of …

A Hamburg man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon at the mainline Thruway ramp to Interstate-190, state police said. The crash happened at about 12:46 p.m. Michael E. Koyack, 63, was found to be intoxicated at the scene and registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.18 percent at the Buffalo barracks, state p…