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Clayton Fattey and His Orchestra would grace the bandstand in Slade Park on the Hamburg Fairgrounds, filling the evening air in sweet song.Singing along from song sheets, the crowd crooned along to the old-time tunes. “Five foot two, eyes of blue, turned up nose, turned down hose …”“You’re a grand old flag you’re a high flying flag … ”“In the good old sum…

Digital signs may be the future, but in some parts of the Town of Hamburg, they are not allowed – except when they are.The electronic signs are permitted mainly in commercial and manufacturing zoned areas, and not within 2,000 feet of one another. But the Zoning Board of Appeals has granted variances to 15 to 20 of the signs in other zoning districts in recent years, acc…

Gibraltar Industries’ president and chief operating officer, Henning Kornbrekke, will retire at the end of the year, after about nine years in those roles.The Hamburg-based building products maker announced Kornbrekke’s plans on Monday. Gibraltar said it will retain Korn/Ferry International to help search for a replacement.Kornbrekke, 68, joined Gibraltar in 2002, as p…

Today 8 a.m.: 4-H Horse Show (throughout the day): Horse Show, Ring 1; Hunter Jumper Horse Show, Ring 29 a.m.: Open Class APA/ABA Poultry Show, Barn 9; Open Class ARBA Rabbit Show, Barn 9.10 a.m.: Spinning and weaving demonstration, Creative Arts Area; Hunting Bow Making, Historical Building; Hubert Kutter and Mary Beth Serafin, book signing, Historical Building; 4-H Manne…

Today 8 a.m.: 4-H Horse Show (throughout the day): Horse Show, Ring 1; Hunter Jumper Horse Show, Ring 29 a.m.: Open Class APA/ABA Poultry Show, Barn 9; Open Class ARBA Rabbit Show, Barn 9.10 a.m.: Spinning and weaving demonstration, Creative Arts Area; Hunting Bow Making, Historical Building; Hubert Kutter and Mary Beth Serafin, book signing, Historical Building; 4-H Manne…

The bodies of two individuals who may have died from drug overdoses were discovered this past weekend by Hamburg Village Police.Village Detective Matthew H. Cullen said he could not release details of the incident because relatives of the deceased have not been notified and autopsy results are incomplete.Police, he said, received a call Saturday evening to go to a residenc…

Today 8 a.m.: 4-H Horse Show, Horse Show Ring 29 a.m.: ADGA Dairy Goat Show, Barn 1110 a.m.: Ukrainian Egg Decorating, Historical Building; Butter Churning, Historical Building; 4-H Presentations, Mannequin Modeling and Interactive Demonstrations, 4-H Youth Development Building; Wood Artisans Demonstrations, Woodcarvers Building10:30 a.m.: Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, Baker P…

Some residents who live near the Hamburg roundabout where a fatal accident occurred Sunday say they have long been concerned about speed and motorists failing to yield to other drivers before entering the traffic circle.“They just keep coming and coming,” said resident Lynn Krol of the passing cars. “I really feel kind of discouraged. They go too fast.” Krol, who l…

A Hamburg man died early this morning after he was ejected from his motorcycle at the intersection of Big Tree Road and South Park Avenue, according to Hamburg police.The man, 42, was found in the roundabout shortly after 2 a.m. and taken to Mercy Hospital, where he later died, authorities said.Police did not release the man’s name and said they are still investigating …

HamburgVillage of Hamburg officials are looking into constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Lake and Main streets.The village has four roundabouts, built during the Main Street reconstruction several years ago.Village Trustee Laura Hackathorn said the village plans to submit an application for a state grant, but will miss this round of funding as the deadline is …

Feb. 2, 1930 – Aug. 8, 2013James P. English, the founder of Claddagh Commission, an Evans-based agency that serves the developmentally disabled, died Thursday in Mercy Hospital. He was 83.A resident of Hamburg, Mr. English was a 1949 graduate of Kenmore High School.In 1978, he founded the Claddagh Commission, where, through the years, he and his wife, Jean, worked to est…

For one of New York State’s newest lottery winners, being handed an oversized check totaling $1 million dollars was just the latest wave in a tide of good fortune. On the receiving end of the winnings is Kenmore resident Alishea Gainer, 27, who also became engaged in December and recently completed her master’s degree in mental health counseling.“What a lucky streak,…

Mr. and Mrs. Berthold “Bud” Laufer of Hamburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner hosted by their children for family and friends in Root Five, Hamburg. Mr. Laufer and Dolores “Dee” Carson were married Aug. 10, 1963, in St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, Hamburg. He is a retired steamfitter for Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 22; she is workin…

Penn Dixie’s Mid-Summer’s Night Adventure with searches for fossils and the night sky will take place today at the former quarry off North Street in Hamburg. Gates open at 5 p.m. Red Top Hot Dog stand will sell hot dogs, chips and drinks; telescopes will be focusing on sunspots and solar flares through filtered lenses, and fossils will be found until dusk. After da…

Today 9:00 am4-H & FFA Poultry Show, Barn 910:00 am4-H & FFA Dairy Cattle Showmanship, ShowplexOpen Class Market Lamb Show, Showmanship, Shorn Fleece Show; Barn 114-H Presentations, Mannequin Modeling and Interactive Demonstrations; 4-H Youth BuildingWood Artisans Demonstrations; Woodcarver’s BuildingLancaster Senior Quilting Group; Historical BuildingMichael Bastine boo…