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Hamburg Town Board members have decided they are not interested in a public/private sports facility with the Toronto developer who proposed building one at the corner of Camp Road and Southwestern Boulevard. Supervisor James M. Shaw said he brought the matter to the full board after he talked with Toronto developer Marty Starkman, who wanted to build a $30 million publi…

Saluting Our War Heroes

When Dave Trageser was a teenager, his father had a big job at Bethlehem Steel – assistant superintendent of the coke ovens in Lackawanna. That meant Trageser's dad could afford some of the better things in life. For his son, it meant an education at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. After graduation, he might have even landed a job that would put him on track to becom…

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Outer-ring suburbs in the northern and eastern sections of Erie County where new housing abounds grew faster than any other communities in Erie County over the last seven years. Clarence, Lancaster and Elma all grew more than 4 percent between 2010 and 2017, with Clarence's population rising by 6 percent, according to the latest Census population estimates. But 17 of…

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Everyone in Blasdell knows where the potholes are on Lake Avenue and avoids them, but the street is so bumpy that the Village Board canceled the annual Memorial Day parade. "The condition of Lake Avenue has deteriorated to the point it is truly unsafe not only for cars, but for people to march," Village Administrator Janet MacGregor Plarr said. The street, which is o…

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Hamburg's two villages and town will be exploring prospects for merging services at a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Swan Auditorium at Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. "We plan nothing radical," Town Supervisor James M. Shaw said in a letter to the community. "What we hope to do is discuss creative ideas for making what works, work better." Members …

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The access road from Route 5 to the FedEx Ground Transport distribution plant in Hamburg will be known as Mike Bartlett Way, after the man who shepherded the $51 million project from the first inquiry about vacant land to its opening in 2016. The Hamburg Town Board approved the ceremonial naming of the access road Monday to recognize Michael J. Bartlett's contribution t…

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A young black bear was spotted Thursday night in the Rogers Road area in Hamburg, according to police. Bear sightings "aren't unheard of" in Hamburg, police said in a Facebook post. Police advised the bear sightings aren't necessarily emergencies, in and of themselves. Residents should keep their distance if they see a bear. Bears tend to avoid human activity, police…

Erie County

Blade by blade, section by section of tower housings and foundations, the pieces that will make up 36 giant wind turbines in Chautauqua County are lumbering down county and state highways, a U.S. highway and an interstate, from Hamburg to Arkwright. Each convoy takes from five to seven hours to reach its destination, depending on weather and road conditions. The convoys…

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State Sen. Christopher Jacobs, R-Buffalo, will be part of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Leaders of Western New York series. Jacobs will be the main speaker at a lunch presentation May 18 at J.P. Fitzgerald's, 4236 Clark St., Hamburg. He will discuss Albany, this year's state budget and how it might affect business. There also will be a question-and-answer session. …

Education

A state grant is helping Hamburg Central School District construct a new area for teacher training, student learning and community education and collaboration. The district had no training space that could accommodate groups larger than 50 people, limiting its ability to efficiently train larger groups of teachers, offer curricula to a larger population of students, or …

A new principal will start working at Frontier Central High School starting in June. Daniel A. Charland, the assistant principal at Kenmore West High School, will join the Frontier district and provide some stability to the principal's office after the year saw the appointment of three acting or interim principals. Jeffrey Sortisio, who had been principal for nine ye…

Food and Drink

Hamburg's John & Mary's restaurant is close to reopening after a devastating fire. The restaurant, at 40 Buffalo St. in the village, was extensively damaged in the Jan. 16 blaze. Owner Sharon Raymond said she expects to open by the end of May. "The restaurant was totally gutted," Raymond said. "In four months, it's been brought back to life and regenerated." E…

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You thought the winter was long. It was. But before we could catch our breath, we charged right into construction season, where getting from here to there like usual may take a little longer. Southtowns residents learned that the hard way Tuesday morning, when their trip into Buffalo slowed to a crawl on Route 5 in Buffalo because of rehabilitation of the Skyway. …

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Attention drivers: the two-year-project to rehabilitate the Skyway is underway. Tuesday morning on the second day of construction, traffic was backed up from Ridge Road all the way to Church St. https://twitter.com/NITTEC/status/991284025351462912 Construction on the inbound Skyway will be done this year, while work on the outbound side is scheduled for next year.…

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You might find Harold Frey, of Clarence, checking out the barns at night, making sure the show horses are bedded down. Or Frey, 84, could be fishing on Lake Erie, and he likes hunting, too. If you're looking for someone to roast a pig or a half side of beef, the Clarence Center volunteer firefighter is your man. Or he could be standing in the show ring, making sur…