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HamburgHamburg Democrats have endorsed Ted Casey for highway superintendent.Casey, a lifelong resident of Hamburg, has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in safety management/environmental studies from the University of Rochester.He is in senior management for a manufacturing company and has more than 20 years of private sector experience in safety, labor rela…

Hamburg police are asking the public’s help in catching the man who robbed a local store on Friday.The man entered the store Friday afternoon and handed the clerk a note demanding cash. The store employee handed over an undetermined amount of cash and the thief fled in an older, beat-up, four-door vehicle – possibly black.Police posted a video of the suspect inside the sto…

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When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder Sr. agreed in June to end their casino standoff, the governor described the agreement as a “win-win-win” – for the state, the Senecas, and the cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca.Cuomo acknowledged merit in Seneca complaints that the state had violated the casino compact that the two sides sig…

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Bill Sheehan enjoys a lively gathering around music as much as anyone. Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Great Blue Heron – you name the festival, and the retired teacher is a big fan.So when friends began exploring ways to assist Sheehan’s recovery from a devastating brain injury suffered in April, an outdoor music festival in his honor seemed like the perfect fundraiser.Thus was b…

Several passengers were taken to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash on Old Lake Shore Road at Crescent Terrace in Hamburg about 7:53 p.m. Thursday, Hamburg police reported.One of the vehicles involved in the accident was a van.Police still were investigating the accident late Thursday night, and they released no further information about it.

Evans Bancorp’s second-quarter net income rose 29 percent from a year ago, as the Hamburg-based bank capped a robust first half of the year.Evans, which has 13 branches in Western New York, posted net income of $1.9 million, or 46 cents per diluted share, in the quarter. That compared to net income of $1.5 million or 36 cents per share a year ago, and topping the analyst e…

Education

The Frontier School District hired an interim superintendent Thursday – retired Lackawanna School Superintendent Paul G. Hashem, a familiar face in school circles.In a special meeting early Thursday morning, the School Board unanimously hired Hashem, who most recently was interim superintendent at the Grand Island School District. Frontier will mark Hashem’s fourth interim…

The last sanitary sewer overflow in the Village of Hamburg has been eliminated with the completion of the Crescent Avenue Pumping Station, village and Erie County officials announced Wednesday.The project is the latest development in an eight-year effort to resolve sewer problems in the village since Erie County Sewer District No. 3 took over its sanitary sewer system in 2…

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You probably already have your favorite places to eat outside and enjoy the all-too-brief embrace of the Western New York summer.That doesn't mean you can't put more on your list. Here are five suggestions aimed at specific desires in outdoor dining. What's on the plates ranges from hot dogs and curly-Q fries to Bronzini en croûte with beurre blanc and tournéed vegetables.…

Someone dumped a large amount of medical waste along a stretch of Southwestern Boulevard between Pleasant Avenue and Lakeview Road in the town of Hamburg, and the Erie County Health Department along with officials from the state were seeking that source late Wednesday, county officials said.The health department was called by state transportation officials Wednesday aftern…

A 50-year-old Eden man who operated a Hamburg bar and restaurant pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski today to grand larceny in the second degree for failing to pay almost $73,000 in sales tax.Luke Mumbach of 4315 Keller Road, the former operator of the Buffalo Street Grill at 61 Buffalo Street in Hamburg pleaded guilty to the highest charge …

Education

A little more than a year ago, the families of Cloverbank Elementary School in Hamburg had a dream to bring a new playground to the children.“We figured it would take two to three years,” recalled Michele Grime, outgoing chairwoman of the school’s Playground Committee.The effort began in earnest in May 2012 to raise $120,000 to build a new playground to replace the wooden …

HamburgThere may be money left over from constructing quiet zones at the railroad crossings on Rogers and Cloverbank roads.Town received $475,000 in federal highway funding and $50,000 in state funding for the project. A more expensive plan had been proposed, but the railroad changed its requirements. The current project would install devices that channel traffic, preventi…

Hamburg’s town supervisor has called on the two school districts in the town to combine their administrations, following the recent announcements that the schools chiefs for both districts are leaving.And while four Niagara County school districts already share two superintendents, Steven Walters’ suggestion isn’t getting much traction with the Frontier and Hamburg school …