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If Rob Ray were a hot dog he would look like the caricature used for Rayzor’s Dawg House in Eden. Picture a black eye, missing tooth, shirtless Ray with the body of a hot dog, wrapped in a bun with gloves up. Stripes of ketchup and mustard run down his hot dog chest. While the restaurant bears his name, Ray isn’t involved anymore except to stop in and say hello to fr…

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Eden Democrats have endorsed former councilman Edward Krycia Jr. for supervisor. Krycia, who was on the Town Board for 21 years before losing his re-election bid in 2015, also served on the Eden Central School Board and is president of the Eden Chamber of Commerce. Democrats also endorsed Scott Hultquist, director of Eden Emergency Services, and Mark Clark, a former …

Gusto

There are the harsh elements throughout the Buffalo area's changing seasons, whether frustrating accumulation of snow to plow or shovel, whipping winds off Lake Erie, or sub-zero temperatures that make leaving home more torture than great escape. But there’s also the romance. Slowly falling snowflakes aside a backdrop of moonlight, or a chill only alleviated by a bundle…

Erie County

Eden Central Schools is the only Western New York district to close due to Thursday's snowstorm. In a message to residents, Eden Superintendent Sandy Anzalone said concerns about dismissal was the main reason for closing. Eden officials cited 34 mph wind gusts that are forecasted to occur at the district's regular dismissal times. "To avoid that, we would have been f…

High Schools

JAMESTOWN – While it may not be fair to the competition, the simple fact is that the overall Section VI Class C girls final the last two years could have been considered an unofficial state title match. That’s because the survivor of the Eden-versus-Portville clash has gone on to crush the rest of the playoff field at the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Asso…

Obituaries

Jan. 20, 1944 – Aug. 12, 2018 Sharon A. Brockman, Eden's town assessor for 20 years, and a longtime greenhouse owner in the town, died Sunday at Absolut of Eden Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was 74. Brockman, who became involved in politics later in life at the urging of friends, was well known and active in the town through her horticultural business, her go…

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Brocton baseball is heading to the state semifinals for the first time in school history. Ronald Brown threw nine strikeouts in a complete-game outing as the Bulldogs downed Avoca, 5-1, in the Class D Far West Regional at Diethrick Park in Jamestown. “It means a lot,” Brocton Coach Raymond Rosas said. “It feels cool not only for the school district, but the village a…

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Lancaster and Frontier had fought for a Section VI girls lacrosse title every year since the start of the decade. On Tuesday night, the two programs were both able to celebrate championship conquests on the same turf. Lancaster reclaimed its Class A crown with a 15-6 victory over Orchard Park, while on the adjacent field at Williamsville North, Frontier defeated cross-to…

Gusto

The building holding the Eden Ale House won't be dark for long. Its owners are bringing a tavern back to life at 8557 N. Main St, Eden. Eden Pub will carry on where the Eden Ale House left off, said Allie O'Brien Phillippi, daughter of owners Pat and Yvette O'Brien. "I just wanted to reassure people that we will be reopening very soon, once we get our liquor licen…

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It's going to be pretty tough to ignore Iroquois softball from here on out. That's because after years of struggling to attain postseason success, the Chiefs have done nothing but find ways to follow up big wins with triumphs of even more significance this spring. Tuesday night at Williamsville North, the Chiefs secured their biggest win in decades. Behind the clu…

High Schools

The start to the B-2 softball final was a near disaster for the Eden Raiders. Starting pitcher Marissa Calloway, who struggled with Williamsville North's turf field, faced only two Roy-Hart batters before getting pulled due to multiple illegal pitches. A double from Rams' utility player Mallory Steiner made it 3-0 after one, and Roy-Hart built that lead up to 5-0 by the…

An agricultural company has acquired an Eden warehouse from a prominent family in the town, paying $2.566 million. Timac Agro USA of Reading, Pa., bought the facility at 8639 Depot St., formerly home to Eden Sanitation Service and Paul C. Laing Inc., from Laing Family Properties LLC. The 35,470-square-foot warehouse was built in 1906 on 0.81 acres. Timac Agro, which …

High Schools

Pos. Name, School, Year, fast fact OH Troy Gooch, Canisius, 12, Third-year starter and Monsignor Martin Player of the Year earned all-tournament honors five times, recording 569 kills and 62 aces. OH Drew Hesse, Eden, 12, Two-year starter earned all-tournament honors in several events, including the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association championship…

High Schools

The Eden boys volleyball program has recorded its share of memorable victories over the years but earned perhaps its most unforgettable triumph just before Thanksgiving. That's when the Raiders captured the one title – the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association plaque – that had been missing from their trophy case. Eden capped its season to remember …

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One nickname's roots can be traced back to a joke between teammates, while the other appears to have been born from a statistician's shorthand. Regardless of their origins, there's no denying that the acronyms FLOP and CASH have become as much a part of the Western New York Girls Hockey Federation as the players and late afternoon games. CASH has the jerseys to prove it…