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The New York State Fair will host a meeting next Friday near Syracuse for administrators from nine county fairs throughout the state – including Erie County – that would be affected by a plan to lengthen the state fair by five days. Jessica Underberg, chief executive officer of the Erie County Fair and Erie County Agricultural Society, said state fair director Troy Waff…

Hamburg

In the battle over use of a town-owned SUV in Hamburg, the advantage goes to the highway superintendent. State Supreme Court Justice Frank A. Sedita III ruled in favor of Hamburg Highway Superintendent Ted Casey, declaring that the Town Board did not have the authority to take away his town-owned SUV for 60 days. The board had ordered Casey to surrender the black For…

Business

James Staub was far from the icy sidewalks of his Western New York home. He was selling french fries and deep-fried tacos Tuesday at the South Florida Fair, amid the gentle breezes of West Palm Beach, when his mobile phone erupted with text messages. Within a new proposed state budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo had just revealed that he seeks $4.9 million to lengthen the annual…

Hamburg

Michelle Miller grew up in Oshkosh, Wisc., and spent her young adult years in Los Angeles and Chicago, so she considered herself a "city girl." That is, until she met her boyfriend and moved in with him on his Iowa farm. But it was hard to let go of that city view of farming, which for her was simple: organic and grass-fed, good; pesticides, bad. "It clunked me over …

Buffalo

Benderson Development Co. and Derrick Corp. have swapped land in Cheektowaga that will enable the developer to construct a new retail project on the site of a former Kmart store while restoring the industrial manufacturer's access to the road. Benderson paid $2.72 million to buy the former Kmart store property at 2055 Walden Ave. from Derrick, which then paid $1.86 mill…

Courts

The former director of Horizon Health and Renaissance Addiction Services pleaded guilty Friday before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to importation of a controlled substance, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Dr. Torin Finver, 55, of Hamburg, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced May 30. Prosecutors said that on Nov. 21, 2018, U.S…

Business

Buffalo-area real estate investor Michael Lorigo has added a West Seneca apartment complex to his holdings – paying $5.988 million to buy the Buffalo Creek Commons Apartments from a commercial real estate developer in Maine. Lorigo's Pillar Real Estate Investors, through Holiday Meadows LLC and SJ Buffalo Creek LLC, acquired the 104-unit complex at 1291 Indian Church Ro…

Obituaries

Dec. 31, 1933 – Dec. 15, 2019 William L. Haws, former publisher of the Hamburg Sun and Pennysaver newspapers in the Southtowns, died Dec. 15 in Venice, Fla. He was 85. Born in Buffalo, he was a 1952 graduate of Hamburg High School, where he was captain of the football team and played on the school’s undefeated “Team of Distinction” in 1949-50. He attended Colgate …

Hamburg

Students and staff at Pinehurst Elementary School in Hamburg are grappling with the death of a fifth grader who was the second child in New York State to die from complications of the flu this season. "This just hits closer to home, being a wonderful fifth grader that was always smiling, was involved in so many activities, from a wonderful family that was very well invo…

Education

Hilbert College, a small Franciscan school in Hamburg, is looking to take a giant leap by attracting more online students, while also growing and diversifying its traditional enrollment. Since March 2019, the school's board of trustees, staff and alumni have been engaged in planning that, over the next five years, is designed to grow the college's enrollment back to lev…

Courts

A Lackawanna man accused of selling illegal narcotics near two schools in Hamburg made an initial appearance Friday before U.S. Magistrate Jeremiah J. McCarthy, who released him on conditions. Federal prosecutors said that the Hamburg Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration began investigating 52-year-old Mohammed Alawi in September. He was identified as selling…

Hamburg

The Town of Hamburg wants a GPS monitoring device placed on the highway superintendent's town-owned vehicle after it was seen in the parking lot of an Orchard Park movie theater. Using the vehicle for personal use violates town policy, which Highway Superintendent Ted Casey is challenging in State Supreme Court. He maintains he is on call 24 hours a day, and needs to be…

Hamburg

It was a quiet reorganization of the Hamburg Town Board, and most votes were unanimous Monday, but the town does have a new town attorney, new safety coordinator and Planning Board member – courtesy of a new Democratic majority. Walter L. Rooth III returns to the town attorney's job, while Mark Walling was appointed deputy town attorney and Laura El-Bahtity was appointe…

More than 380 youngsters from 160 local families were helped this year by the Rotary Club of Hamburg's signature project – the Warm the Children program. With donations from individuals, businesses and organizations, the program raises money to buy coats and other warm clothing for children. “Warm the Children greatly appreciates the generosity of the Russo Family Ch…