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Where We Live: Hamburg


Hamburg Central School Board members have transferred $40,000 into the newly-created repair reserve account to help pay for the future replacement of the turf field at Howe Field.

“At some point it’s going to have to be replaced, so we want to put money away so we don’t take the hit all at once,” Superintendent Michael Cornell said.

The district spent about $1.8 million in 2008 to convert the grass field to the synthetic, all-purpose athletic field. Included in that cost was $387,000 for lighting and site work.

About 80 percent cost of revamping Howe Field was covered by state aid.

A Hamburg High School student has been awarded the Mark J. Prockton Memorial Scholarship through the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Rosemary Herbst, who is pursuing accounting at SUNY Albany, received a $500 award as a graduating senior from Hamburg High School who has lettered in cross country and has the highest GPA. The scholarship was established in memory of Mark J. Prockton, a former New York City School teacher, Hamburg High School alumnus and runner, by his brothers, Gregg Prockton of Allegany and Mike Prockton of Victor

This week:

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

• The Hamburg village Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall.

• The Frontier Central School Board will hold a workshop meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Frontier Educational Center, 5120 Orchard Ave.

• 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.

• 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. There will be music in Peace Park, across from the Palace Theater, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• “Haunted Hamburg” walks start at 7 p.m. at Main Street Ice Cream, 35 Main St., Saturday and continue every Saturday night through Halloween. More information is at

• There is still time to register for the Sept. 29 lunch presentation of Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant as part of the Leaders of Western New York lunch series presented by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.