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Candidates for supervisor in Hamburg will appear at a Hamburg Chamber of Commerce forum at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Lodge at Woodlawn Beach, 3580 Lakeshore Road. James M. Shaw and Dennis Gaughan will discuss their priorities and answer questions in a session led by a guest moderator. Dennis Gaughan is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform par…

Hamburg's Hometown Heroes banner project is accepting applications for its seventh season. The project honors veterans by placing a photo of them in uniform on a banner that is attached to a utility pole along Main and Buffalo streets between April 1 and Veterans Day. After Veterans Day, the banners are given to the soldier’s family as a keepsake. Families also are …

Taxpayers in Hamburg Central and Frontier Central school districts can pay school taxes at three M&T Bank branches in Hamburg. Payments by check, bank check or money order will be accepted at M&T branches located at 23 Lake Ave., 5771 Camp Road and 6000 South Park Ave. Residents also may continue to pay their taxes in person at the town clerk’s office in To…

Add the birth of the hamburger sandwich to the never-ending list of things granted their very own day. "National Birth of the Burger Day" is being coined by organizers of the Erie County Fair, who celebrated the inaugural one Monday at the fairgrounds in Hamburg while blowing out candles on an oversize ground beef patty. Why Hamburg? Because fair organizers and ot…

Town of Hamburg Highway Superintendent Tom Best Sr. on Tuesday fended off a primary challenge from Megan M. Casey for the Independence Party line. Now, he'll have to beat Casey's brother, too. Ted Casey, the only Democratic candidate, and Best, the only Republican candidate, face each other in November. On Tuesday, they had primary challenges only on minor party ball…

The big primary election Tuesday in Hamburg may be the Democrat supervisor's race between James M. Shaw and Dennis Gaughan, but there are other races. Highway Superintendent Tom Best Sr., the only candidate on the Republican line, and Ted Casey, the only candidate on the Democratic line, are seen as the main candidates for highway superintendent. But each has a primary …

Jack Connors, publisher and president of Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal, will speak at the next breakfast installment of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Leaders of Western New York series at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. Connors has been with Business First since its launch in Buffalo in 1984 as a…

Frontier Central School Board members hope to have a new superintendent in place by late January. The board is seeking input from the community on the qualities and specifications for the successful candidate through an online survey and two meetings, board President Janet MacGregor Plarr said in a letter to the community. Erie 1 BOCES Superintendent Lynn Fusco and …

Hamburg Central was the only school district in the state to lose aid because it did not have a teacher evaluation plan in place by the deadline in 2013. But the last of the aid that was withheld will be fully restored this year. The district expects to receive $241,000 in state “bullet aid” through the efforts of Assemblyman Sean Ryan’s office. 'That was all d…

C. Douglas Whelan will join the Frontier Central School District as interim superintendent starting Monday. The former Starpoint Central superintendent will take over the top spot because Superintendent Bret Apthorpe is leaving to lead Jamestown City Schools Sept. 1. Whelan is the longest serving superintendent in the Starpoint district, stepping down in June, 2016 a…

Nicholas A. Harms stood shoeless in a driveway Tuesday morning about the same time a nearby house was reported on fire in the Village of Hamburg, according to documents filed Wednesday in Village Court. Harms' shoes were found on the front lawn of the house that was on fire, Lt. Matthew H. Cullen stated in the criminal complaints charging Harms. All this took place a…

A pylon and one of the docks are gone from Hamburg's boat launch, thanks to Mother Nature. It took a Hamburg Town crew a half hour to find the dock after it floated away, according to Highway Superintendent Tom Best Sr. "It was down on the rocks, closer to Hoak's tavern down there than our Town Park," Best said. "I'm afraid it's beyond repair." He said he has con…

Woodlawn Beach State Park will not have swimming Saturday, because there are not enough lifeguards. Many of the lifeguards are college students who have returned to school, Hamburg Recreation Director Martin Denecke said. This happens every year toward the end of August, he said. In these cases, the town alternates swimming at Woodlawn and at Hamburg Town Park, which…

Three people jumped from a second-story window to escape a fire in a Hamburg home early Tuesday morning. Two firefighters were also taken to a local hospital after battling the blaze at 95 Rosedale Ave., according to the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department. Two vehicles, a garage and part of the house caught fire. At least two of the people who jumped out of the house …

As a little boy, Tyler Haniszewski shared a bedroom with his brother, Tim Jr. On weekend nights during the summer, when their father would travel to compete in the demolition derby at some faraway county fair, Tyler and Tim Jr. would will themselves to stay awake. They'd listen for the sound of his car in their Lancaster driveway, and they'd leap out of bed when their d…