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Where We Live: Hamburg


More than 1,000 parents attended drug and alcohol forums at Hamburg Central High School this year, said Colleen Kaney, assistant superintendent of student services, curriculum and instruction.

The forums, which educate parents on current trends, how to spot abuse and the dangers of drugs and alcohol, are required before students attend any high school event.

The School Board last week formally added the requirement for parents to attend one forum to the district’s code of conduct.

In the Village of Hamburg, sanitary sewers have been free from overflows since 2012, and the state has closed the file on a consent order that governed the sewer improvements.

Four sanitary sewer overflows that had been targeted through a consent order obtained by the state Department of Environmental Conservation have been eliminated. As a result, the state closed the file on the order of consent that ordered the repair of sewer lines, according to the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning.

Erie County assumed ownership of the village’s sanitary sewer system following a 2005 merger.

“The completion of these projects has resulted in a better system, with savings for ratepayers, elimination of duplicative services, and a cleaner environment due to increased protection for nearby Eighteen Mile Creek,” County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said.

This week:

• The Hamburg Village Board holds a work session at 5:30 p.m. Monday followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in Village Hall, 100 Main St.

• The Hamburg village Architectural Review Committee meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall.

• The Frontier Central School Board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Frontier Educational Center, 5120 Orchard Ave., when the board plans to enter into executive session then reopen the meeting for its regular session.

• The Blasdell Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Shops at Lake Avenue, which is the former Hills Plaza at 4271 Lake Ave.

• DATO Development is seeking preliminary approval for a 75-lot subdivision at the former Hopevale School property on Howard Road at the town Planning Board meeting Wednesday. The board will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 7B in Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.

• Blasdell’s 25th annual concert series at JFK Playground, Allen and Grafton avenues, starts for the season at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with Breakaway. A portion of the program is funded by the state Council of the Arts. The concerts are free and open to all.

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

• Kokomo Time Band performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park at Lake and Union streets. The rain site will be Union-Pleasant Elementary School auditorium.

• The Hamburg Farmers Market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the village municipal parking lot, with entrances on Main and Union streets.

• Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, in partnership with the town and village of Hamburg Police Departments, is sponsoring a free car seat safety check and child ID card day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 66 E. Main St.