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If a student gets a bloody nose, her teacher sends her to the nurse. But what if the student is having a mental health emergency? By the time the next school year begins in September, everyone working in the Hamburg Central School District, from the cook in the cafeteria to the custodian sweeping the floors to the superintendent in the administration building, will k…

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Depending on whom you ask, Hamburg's outgoing highway superintendent offered his services to or asked for a job from the man who beat him on Election Day. Either way, Highway Superintendent Tom Best Sr. will leave office at the end of the year and Ted Casey will take over Jan. 1. Did Best ask for a job? "I didn't quite do that," Best said. The highway superinte…

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A Hamburg nurse has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $27,000 from Medicaid, State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's office announced Thursday. Liane P. Tomlinson, 33, submitted false claims for private-duty nursing services over 17 months, payments for services she never provided six disabled children, the AG's office said. Tomlinson submitted 105 claims be…

A Snapchat threat made by a suspended student of Frontier Central High School prompted the district Wednesday afternoon to send an email alert to parents, said C. Douglas Whelan, interim superintendent at Frontier Central School District. The 10th-grade student threatened harm to students, staff and to the high school building located at 4432 Bayview Road on the Town of…

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Hamburg's quest for a $30 million sports complex seems to have limped to a quiet ending, with the town and a developer acknowledging their public private partnership was short-lived. But there could still be a new ice rink in the town's future. While the town has not heard from the Kaleta group and the HITS Foundation since April on its own proposal to build twin ice…

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If you miss the grand opening of Santa's Workshop at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Hamburg Village Square Plaza, you can catch St. Nick arriving in Hamburg by steam locomotive at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Official Hamburgh Holidays activities Friday night also include face painting, cookie decorating, trolley rides, carolers and the lighting of the star on the water tower at 7 p.m. …

Hamburg Town Board members approved a six-month moratorium on cell towers and micro-cells, after the town saw an increase in discussions and inquiries about them. "The impetus behind this is the micro-cells," Supervisor Steven Walters said. The town's telecommunications law does not address the smaller micro cell towers, which can be as small as a lamp post or a flag…

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Hamburg Town Board members Monday night terminated a contract with the Toronto firm that was planning to build a $30 million public-private sports facility in the town. Town Board members had little to say Monday after voting unanimously to end the contract. "The owner of Sportstar Capital did send a letter previously to the town expressing that he felt the agreement…

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Hamburgh Holidays kicks off with the annual Santa Claus parade at 11 a.m. Nov. 25 down Main and Buffalo streets in Hamburg and culminating with Rock the Roundabout New Year's Eve. Hamburgh Holidays is a series of holiday-themed events and the name of the volunteer community organization that oversees the events. A free children's holiday matinee will be played at 11 …

Hamburg will be able to pave 10 lane miles of roads next year under the $47.53 million budget approved by the Town Board. The tax levy is up 3.1 percent, and the general and highway fund tax rates are slightly higher than under Supervisor Steven Walters' tentative budget because the board added about $200,000 in spending on roads and highway equipment. Walters voted…

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Frontier Central School Board members are interviewing candidates for superintendent and hope to have someone on board early next year. The board started the search process in August with the appointment of Lynn Fusco,  Erie 1 BOCES superintendent,  to lead the search. The district received 19 completed packets from candidates, and the board went through them to deci…

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It's not too early for high school students and non-professional young adults to think about entering the mechanics competition at the Western New York Farm Show in February. The event challenges youth to complete a course made up of various tasks that could include bolt identification, hydraulics, machining, automobile inspection, welding, torque, tractor part identifi…

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A hostile crowd didn't give an inch to West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan and town councilmen during a meeting Monday night when the board approved an 8.6 percent property tax increase for 2018. It didn't matter that the tax hike was less than the proposed 12 percent increase and that the tax bill on the average market value house of $150,000 would go up less than $10…

Attractions

A Polar Stop with toy train layouts provided by local model railroad clubs, a building competition with canned goods to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York, and Kandy Kane's Holiday Magic Show are among the new sights this year at the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. The 13th annual festival opens from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Frid…

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Winter parking rules on bus routes in Buffalo won't go into effect at least until Nov. 22, the city announced Tuesday. The regulations were slated to go into effect at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, but are being delayed based on weather forecasts, a city spokesman said. Winter parking restrictions on bus routes are in effect from 1:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. until April 1. Buffalo …