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Where We Live: Hamburg


Construction is to start in mid-October on the railroad quiet zone on Rogers Road.

The Town Board awarded the bid for the work to Louis Del Prince & Sons, Inc. The Cheektowaga firm bid $176,202 to construct “quiet zones” at the railroad crossings on Rogers and Cloverbank roads.

Town Engineer Gerard M. Kapsiak said the bid, which was the lowest of two bids, came in under the estimates for the work.

“We’re still going to start by mid-October, to at least get Rogers Road completed by the end of November,” he said.

The contractor will construct safety devices leading up to the crossing that will prevent vehicles from going around lowered gates when trains travel through the crossing. Then trains will not be required to blow their whistle at the crossings.

Also, Hamburg musician Justin Shuttleworth and friends raised $900 for Churches in Action’s annual month of “Undies Sundays.”

Participating churches collect new underwear for local shelters during September.

“We work closely with many missions and found that most received jeans, jackets, and shirts but rarely new underwear. That’s where the idea of Undies Sundays started,” said Churches in Action President Russell Rich.

Shuttleworth plans to make the “Undies Rock” charity concert an annual event.

Also this week:

• The Frontier School Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, following a work session at 6 p.m., at the Frontier Educational Center, 5120 Orchard Ave., Hamburg.

• The town Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.

• The Blasdell Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave.

• The town Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 7B in Town Hall. The board will continue its environmental review of Sherwood Meadows apartments located east of Heatherwood Drive, and conduct public hearings on the Villages at Mission Hills apartments on Camp Road and the Dan Howard subdivision, a five-lot subdivision at the corner of Bayview and Big Tree roads.

• The Blasdell Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave.

• The Hamburg Village Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Youth Center, 200 Prospect Ave.

• The Hamburg Village Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Village Hall, 100 Main St.

• The Hamburg Farmer’s market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the municipal parking lot between Main and Union streets.

• The Hamburg Antiques Study Group antique show will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grange building on the Erie County Fairgrounds. Antique appraisal will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Proceeds will benefit the Boies-Lord Home Museum on South Park Avenue across from the fairgrounds.