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By Barbara O'Brien » Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The first time Hamburg Town Board members did away with the deputy supervisor's position was in 2007. The second time was Monday. Both times involved a Tom Best. The four-member Democratic majority in 2007 abolished the position when GOP Supervisor Steven Walters went outside the Town Board and picked then retired... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien » Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It seems senior citizens are getting younger in Hamburg. The Town Board has lowered the minimum age for participation in town organized senior citizen program from 60 to 55. "With our brand new renovated senior center, we have lots of room, lots of space to fill," said Martin Denecke, director of youth, recreation... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien » Thursday, November 5, 2015

  An evening indoors will benefit Chestnut Ridge Park. The Chestnut Ridge Park Conservancy is hosting its fourth annual gala starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at Orchard Park Country Club. Paintings by renowned artists will be included in a silent auction. The Raymond A. Fabiniak Guardian Award will be presented... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien » Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I still remember what the wife whose husband had Alzheimer's Disease told me 20 years ago: "You must be a downright liar to get along with a person like this," she said. Peggy Juhl of Eden was married to her husband for 50 years, and was dealing with the strange things the disease did to him. One night he woke up at... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien » Monday, October 19, 2015

Hamburg is taking official steps to go over the tax cap for next year's budget. The Town Board scheduled a public hearing on a proposed local law that would override the tax levy limit. The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, the same night as the budget hearing. The $44.87 million tentative 2016 budget has a... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien » Monday, October 19, 2015

The controversial patio home subdivision planned for a parcel off McKinley Parkway between Newton and Boston State roads is now before the Hamburg Town Board. A public hearing is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 on the request from Glenn Wetzl to rezone the 29.29-acre parcel from residential-agricultural district to a... Read More

By Jay Rey » Monday, September 28, 2015

A public forum on flood mitigation will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Dodge Elementary School, 1900 Dodge Road, East Amherst. The educational forum, “Protecting Your Home from the Effects of Mother Nature II,” is sponsored by the Town of Amherst’s Tonawanda Creek Flood Mitigation... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Town of Tonawanda Planning Board is holding a special meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave., to consider approving several site plans and special use permits. The Board will consider a plan for the Kenmore Teachers Credit Union in 2265 Sheridan Drive, the former Demetri's Family... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien » Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Graduates and friends of the former Woodlawn High School have dedicated a historical marker near the school on Milestrip Road. A fundraising campaign was initiated to pay for the marker, which is on property now owned by the Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company, near its baseball diamond. “Woodlawn became part of... Read More

By Jay Rey » Tuesday, September 15, 2015

School tax bills for 2015 have been mailed in Amherst, but taxpayers will notice something missing: A return envelope. The vendor used for tax billing failed to include the yellow, return envelope with the bills, but will send them out to taxpayers in a separate mailing, said Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger. “It’s... Read More

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