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Frontier High School and Big Tree Elementary were under a shelter in place Monday afternoon due to an email threat received by the Frontier administration, according to the Hamburg Police Department. Hamburg police said that earlier Monday, the Frontier Central Schools administration received "an email communication of a threatening nature from an unknown source." Po…

Amherst

Two area budget hotels in Amherst and Hamburg have new owners, after a pair of deals totaling nearly $5 million in value. Kishor H. Patel and Jaimina Patel – who are not related – paid $2.725 million through 4400 Maple LLC to acquire the Motel 6 at 4400 Maple Road in Amherst. The seller was G6 Hospitality Property of Carrollton, Texas, which is the parent company of the…

Hamburg

Vintage diesel and steam locomotive train rides return to Western New York with weekend fall foliage excursions of the Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway. Fall foliage trips Sept. 28 and 29 will depart from Zittel's Country Market, 4415 Southwestern Blvd., for a round trip to Water Valley. Tickets can be purchased directly through the market. Train r…

Hamburg

A man in a store parking lot was struck and killed Saturday after a vehicle veered out of control on the ring road of the McKinley Mall in Hamburg. The victim, described as elderly, was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, said Lt. Jeff Lavelle of the Hamburg Police Department. His name was not released. The driver of the vehicle was …

The Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council has announced that it will hold community workshops aimed at getting the public's input on developing a regional master plan for Erie and Niagara counties. The completed master plan is intended to provide a framework for future investments in the region's bicycle and trail network. In addition, it will offer a …

Erie County

The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum with the two Erie County Executive candidates as part of its Leaders of Western New York speaker series. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Erie County’s District 9 Legislator Lynne Dixon will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Hilbert College's Swan Auditorium to discuss their accomplishments and visions for…

Gusto

Two special showings will help out Hamburg's Palace Theatre, which is raising money to pay for renovations. "Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace" will play at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the movie theater, 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg. The documentary tells the 100-year history of the evolution of the American movie experience from nickelodeons to the studio s…

Buffalo

Lissa Marie Redmond will speak about her latest mystery novel, "A Means To An End," at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. The event is free. The retired cold case homicide detective also will speak at the following locations: 7 p.m. Oct. 2, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Library, 160 Delaware Road; 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Lakewood Libra…

Hamburg

The Armor Volunteer Fire Co. in Hamburg will receive $146,742 in federal aid to purchase new air packs, oxygen bottles and air masks. The department currently uses 25-year-old air packs. The City of Olean Fire Department in Cattaraugus County will receive $25,238 for water rescue training, according to a joint release from Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer an…

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The state comptroller's office did not use the word "haphazard" to describe the Town of Hamburg's fuel policy. It said the fuel purchased with town fuel cards are not "monitored or tracked." But town Supervisor James M. Shaw said the state audit made it clear that tracking of town fuel purchases was pretty loose. "They're saying to us we can't tell you definitely ...…

Erie County

It didn't take long for opposition to mount on a proposed asphalt plant on Camp Road in Hamburg. Opponents have created a website, Stop Asphalt Production in Hamburg, N.Y. , started an online petition against the plant and packed the last town Planning Board meeting to protest the plant. They also are contacting their elected representatives, including candidates for Er…

Hamburg

A scavenger hunt will have teams roaming over much of Penn Dixie's 54 acres Saturday in search of the "golden fossil." The Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve will open for two sessions of hunting Saturday, one at 10 a.m. to noon and one at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration closes at 4:59 p.m. Friday for the five-member teams that will cross fossil pits, forests and w…

Courts

Michael W. McGuire made Blasdell history in 1978 when he was sworn in as the village’s youngest mayor at 27.  That was also the year he began sexually abusing two of his students at Immaculata Academy, according to allegations in two lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act. He began abusing a third student the following year, according to a third lawsuit. The form…

Obituaries

May 20, 1928 – Aug. 17, 2019 Richard J. “Dick” Meyers, who had a long career in the retail meat business, died Aug. 17 in his Hamburg home after a lengthy illness. He was 91. Born in Westfield, he was a 1946 graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School, where he played basketball and football. He began his career as a meat cutter in the J&L Meat Market in …

Erie County

The 180th Erie County Fair was a hit in more ways than one. It was the biggest ever at the turnstiles. The Erie County Agricultural Society, which sponsors the 12-day event, announced late Sunday that this year’s attendance was 1,238,456, breaking the previous mark of 1,220,101, set in 2014. Last year's attendance, previously the second-best, was 1,198,789. The fair …