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A scary accident in the third race involving four horses turned a night of entertainment into a solemn event at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night.Raceway General Manager Jim Mango confirmed that a horse named My American Tallia broke stride, causing an accident that sent bodies of drivers flying and horses landing awkwardly on the track.Two drivers, Ray Fisher Jr., aboard Al…

Food and Drink

Red Top, with its char-grilled hot dogs and a great view of the lake across from its outdoor tables, has become a Southtowns tradition for generations of families.In fact, Red Top is celebrating its 67th season this year, so the great-grandparents of youngsters who are chowing down on its perfectly grilled Wardynski’s dogs could have had that same experience back in 1946.Y…

Erie County

Summer often means the same sorts of things.Pools and hot dogs. Beach walks and ice cream. Fourth of July fireworks and – gosh, is it Labor Day already?Exactly.Nothing wrong with that stuff. In fact, we love it.But sometimes we find ourselves craving a few new elements, among all our usual summer pastimes.With that, we offer this tipsheet.It’s a short list of a handful of …

Community members told the Hamburg Central School Board this week they have had enough of bad behavior.“I’m just annoyed as a taxpayer to see the silly and nasty problems you’ve had as a board, and you’ve got to solve them,” Brian Leach told the board during its reorganization meeting Tuesday.“I don’t care how we got here,” parent Edward Piazza added. “With strong leadersh…

Just 2½ years after taking the helm of the Frontier Central School District, one of the area’s largest suburban school systems, Superintendent James C. Bodziak has decided to step down.Bodziak – in the middle of his contract originally set to expire in February 2016 – announced his resignation at Tuesday night’s meeting of the School Board and said he will retire.His annou…

The festival whose name evokes the town that hosts it, as well as one of America’s favorite foods, will be held July 20 this year.Burgerfest will feature live music from noon to 11:30 p.m. along Main and Buffalo streets and in the municipal parking lot in Hamburg.Headliners on the main stage will include Hit ’N Run at 7:30 p.m. They’ll be preceded by Half a Heard, noon to …

HamburgHamburg village officials said the village will vigorously enforce parking restrictions along Union Street during Burgerfest.Parking is allowed on one side of the street. Fire Chief Tim Moses said it is impossible to drive a fire truck down the street if there is parking on both sides, and the Village Board agreed emergency access should be maintained. Burgerfest wi…

It’s hard to imagine a more volatile time than the last two weeks in the Hamburg Central School District:• The superintendent abruptly resigned, then the School Board put him on administrative leave.• The board ended a civil lawsuit over a secret recording in which the district tried to unmask an anonymous blogger.• The organizer of a private summer school canceled the ses…

Dance

Almost every Hollywood coming-of-age movie from almost every era contains a pivotal scene in which the main character either slowly creeps – or gets violently ejected – from his or her shell.In “The Way, Way Back,” an indie comedy with a small budget and an all-star comic cast scheduled to open this month in Western New York, that scene comes courtesy of four dedicated Wes…

Dance

Almost every Hollywood coming-of-age movie from almost every era contains a pivotal scene in which the main character either slowly creeps – or gets violently ejected – from his or her shell.In “The Way, Way Back,” an indie comedy with a small budget and an all-star comic cast scheduled to open this month in Western New York, that scene comes courtesy of four dedicated Wes…

A chicken barbecue to benefit the Town of Hamburg Recreation Foundation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today in the Lodge at Woodlawn Beach State Park.Chicken also will be available in the courtyard outdoors. Skydivers will entertain with a show at 3 p.m., and the band, Widow Maker, will perform on the beach from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Beer and pop will be available at a cash…

At a special meeting Tuesday, the Iroquois School Board unanimously endorsed the extension of Superintendent Douglas Scofield’s contract through June 30, 2018.Formerly the district’s assistant superintendent of finance and personnel, Scofield has led the district since July 2010 when he became interim superintendent following the hasty resignation of then-Superintendent Ne…

The new majority on the Hamburg Central School Board left little doubt Tuesday night as to who is in charge.During a special meeting two days into the new school year, the board:• Placed Superintendent Steven A. Achramovitch on administrative leave until his retirement Aug. 10.• Dropped the lawsuit that had led the district to subpoena Google for the identity of an anonymo…

Education

Larry Wells had a lot of loves in his life, including his high school sweetheart, Jill Lucas.They graduated from Pine Valley Central High School and Fredonia State College together. They married and brought their daughter, Madison, into the world. Wells especially loved spending his spare time with his daughter, at a pizza joint or a nearby park.He also adored teaching, as…

The Hamburg Central School Board has called a special meeting for 6 p.m. today, and one of the motions would fire the district’s law firm, Harris Beach.The board, meeting for the first time in the new school year, also will hire new counsel, according to the agenda.Another resolution regards the employment status of Superintendent Steven A. Achramovitch, who last week anno…