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State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti is hosting an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Hamburg Town Hall on South Park Avenue. Laptop and desktop computers, TVs, cellphones, printers, video games and other devices can be dropped off for recycling. A list can be found at www.sunnking.com.

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When you go to the Erie County Fair, you check your normal self at the gate. Office, school and responsibilities are miles away. The fair lasts until Sunday, which means you still have time to enter the world of the Swifty Swine Racing Pigs; John Cassidy, the Bizarre Balloonologist; and temperamental llamas racing while dressed in hats and dresses. A magic parallel univers…

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One might wonder how Nik Wallenda can top walking along a wire over Niagara Falls and then the Grand Canyon.But the only human known to accomplish both feats has a few more ideas before he hangs up his tightrope for good – walking between two New York City skyscrapers and then over a live volcano. And don’t forget the Erie County Fair.That’s right, even as Wallenda makes p…

Prospect Lawn Cemetery will get help from the Town of Hamburg for another year.The Town Board Monday approved paying $1,000 a month for another year to the cemetery, which has had financial difficulties for about five years. This will be the third year the town is providing assistance to the cemetery on Route 62.While town officials aren’t thrilled with aiding the cemetery…

Daniel Johengen, chef-owner of top-rated Southtowns restaurant Daniels, is retiring after dinner Sept. 14.“It’s just time,” said Johengen, whose Hamburg restaurant has consistently been rated among the best in Western New York. “We’re old and tired. I’m not that old, I’m 58, but we’re tired. It’s been 23 years.”Since 1990, Johengen and his wife, Debbie, have worked togethe…

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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 summer time … Strolli…

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, accor…

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 presi…

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…

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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…

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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 lives a c…

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 th…

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 …