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Larry Wells had a lot of loves in his life, including his high school sweetheart, Jill Lucas.They graduated from Pine Valley Central High School and Fredonia State College together. They married and brought their daughter, Madison, into the world. Wells especially loved spending his spare time with his daughter, at a pizza joint or a nearby park.He also adored teaching, as…

The Hamburg Central School Board has called a special meeting for 6 p.m. today, and one of the motions would fire the district’s law firm, Harris Beach.The board, meeting for the first time in the new school year, also will hire new counsel, according to the agenda.Another resolution regards the employment status of Superintendent Steven A. Achramovitch, who last week anno…

As Hamburg village officials decide how to build on the successful redevelopment of Main and Buffalo streets, they will be considering a market analysis to identify areas for economic growth.Assets in the village include a populace that is wealthier than its neighbors, well-educated and with substantial disposable income, according to the new study.But the village is nearl…

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There were lucky golfers at the tournament at Brierwood Country Club in Hamburg on Monday and some that were a little less lucky – and the luck had nothing to do with the fact that some were playing with prosthetic legs or arms.No, it was another round of wet weather that dampened the action.The first group of golfers at the 2013 Buffalo Amputee Golf Classic teed off at 8 …

Crime

Hamburg police detectives investigating the Toys R Us killing are awaiting the results of DNA testing on a baseball cap sent to the FBI lab in Quantico, Va., they told The Buffalo News on Monday.The hat, which was found at the scene, had enough DNA to test. Copies of the store video were also sent to the FBI lab.The identity of the suspect captured on the surveillance tape…

HamburgTown Board members have approved a 19-year lease with Frontier Central School District to rent the former learning center at 4540 Southwestern Blvd. for an adult day care center, senior center and recreation administration offices.Hamburg will lease the building for the cost of the district’s bond payment, which is between $50,000 and $55,000 each year.The Town Boar…

A Hamburg woman confessed her involvement in a tax scheme that earned her and a co-conspirator $60,961 in fraudulent tax returns.Sheri L. Becirovic, 47, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul announced.She faces up to ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. Becirovic provided the Social Security numbers of seven famil…

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The only clue left behind by a man who killed a Toys R Us store manager is a black and gold baseball cap commemorating the 2007 NCAA basketball tournament champion University of Florida Gators. The victim was found in his office in the store near McKinley Mall in Hamburg early Saturday morning, Hamburg police said.Police had not identified the 35-year-old store manager as …

Hamburg Central School Superintendent Steven A. Achramovitch, who has presided over some turbulent times in the district, submitted his resignation Wednesday evening.Several board members said they did not know what was on the agenda of the special meeting until Achramovitch read his memorandum of resignation to board President Joan G. Calkins during the meeting. All voted…

Hamburg town officials were planning to roll out their new emergency notification system with a media blitz Tuesday.But then a man went missing last week, and there was concern that he could have a weapon and might harm himself.So Hamburg police put Code Red into play a little early, and the system called about 22,000 households in the village and town last Wednesday eveni…

Crime

What happened in Hamburg two weeks ago played out like a Hollywood script involving teens, alcohol and an empty house.And it had a bad ending – most notably a family car stolen and set on fire.A 17-year-old girl left alone at home for the weekend invited a dozen or so friends over for a Friday night get-together. It swelled into a raging, out-of-control party that grew mor…

Hamburg Town Board members took steps Monday night for a do-over.The board scheduled a public hearing on a change in the zoning code – the identical amendment that it approved in February to allow an Orchard Park company to move to the former Walmart building on McKinley Parkway.But since then, the town received notice from Buffalo Sabres player Patrick Kaleta and several …

HamburgThe Frontier School District has finally sold 16.5 acres of land it owned along Lakeview Road after realizing it would not need it to build another school.The School Board this week acknowledged a negative environmental declaration on the parcel, noting that its sale and development for a home/residential use would not have a significant adverse impact on the enviro…

Hamburg School Board members Thursday night approved funding that would allow a West Seneca school administrator to provide district teachers training and development services in a literacy and writing program.The six board members in attendance at the special meeting agreed to fund the training offered by Jeanne Tribuzzi, West Seneca’s director of English language arts. T…

Buffalo

Most people enjoy getting to know their neighbors. When it’s Lake Erie right outside your door, it takes some time to get acquainted.“The lake has a million personalities. When it’s angry, it gets crazy,” said Chris Mattioli, who shares this recently expanded home with his wife, Leanne, and their 7-month-old daughter, Halston.For that reason, landscaping, windows, walls an…