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Overheard at the Western New York Farm Show as a farmer was looking at shiny new tractors: "Looking to buy?" "No, I'm a bottom feeder. The stuff that's here for sale, I'll be able to buy in 20 years." [PHOTOS from the WNY Farm Show] But it is fun to look at the red, green and blue equipment, some with wheels as tall or taller than a farmer. This is the seventh …

State engineers are planning a continuous two-way turning lane along a stretch of Southwestern Boulevard (Route 20) in Hamburg that has seen more than its share of nasty accidents. Whether the road will be reconfigured to three or five lanes between Amsdell and Lakeview roads has not been determined. Residents living in the area said they were concerned about the saf…

Taxes in the Hamburg Central School District could go down slightly for the second year in a row. It's all about the tax cap. The district's tax cap is less than zero, like last year. If the tax levy is above the tax cap, 60 percent of voters must vote in favor of the budget in May, which many districts have discovered is a difficult lift. But if it is within the cap…

As Hamburg prepares to announce the site for a proposed public-private ice rink complex, a private group is charging ahead with its plans for a similar facility in the town that it says won't cost taxpayers a dime. The Town of Hamburg is working with Sportstar of Toronto to develop a sportsplex with two ice rinks, a field house and other amenities. It is widely believed…

Residents are a little closer to relief from the frequent blowing of train whistles at three railroad crossings in Hamburg. The town is planning to install "quiet zones" at the CSX and Norfolk Southern railroad crossings on Pleasant Avenue and Lakeview and Bayview roads, and has committed to put $300,000 in town funds toward the design and construction of the crossings.…

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 …