Village of Hamburg

Even with the stress of COVID, the 9th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service Food Drive will take place at Hamburg High School 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, hoping for mass collection with only 10% of the volunteers of past years.

Frontier Central Schools

The Frontier Central School Board on Tuesday selected C. Douglas Whelan as its interim superintendent, replacing Acting Superintendent Colleen Duggan.

Amazon is setting its sights on Western New York expansion once again, this time in Hamburg.

Frontier Central Schools and superintendent cut ties

Dec 16, 2020
Frontier Central Schools

After three years as superintendent of Frontier Central Schools, Richard Hughes is moving on -- effective immediately.

An Erie County Sheriff's Jail deputy has been arrested on drug-related charges following a three-week investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

Town of Hamburg

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many governments to raise, or consider raising taxes to account for deficits. That includes places like Nashville, Chicago, and California, but not in Hamburg according to Town Supervisor Jim Shaw.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

A Niagara Falls man has pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend.

A former Boy Scout leader from Hamburg has been indicted on one felony and five misdemeanor counts in connection with allegations of sexual conduct with two juveniles.

Hamburg Schools

New York State has decided to reopen schools this fall and will issue full guidance Wednesday. School districts now have until the end of the month to submit their plans outlining how students and staff will be allowed back in the classroom.

New York State Deaprtment of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Woodlawn Beach is officially once more a state park, with a 10-year lease to the Town of Hamburg ending.

A section of the I-90 was closed Wednesday morning due to a confrontation between police and a motorist.

A Forestville woman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the accounts of her elderly customers while working as a local bank teller.

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The fight over a proposed asphalt plant in Hamburg took another turn Monday night, as the Hamburg Planning Board ordered a full environmental impact statement on the project.

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The suspect in the stabbing death of a Buffalo woman at McKinley Mall in Hamburg was arraigned in Hamburg Town Court Thursday. He has been scheduled to return to court for a felony hearing Tuesday morning and is currently being held without bail.

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An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal stabbing Wednesday afternoon at the McKinley Mall in Hamburg.

The owner of a Hamburg restaurant has pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny.

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Hamburg's Planning Board pushed off a decision on a controversial asphalt plant Wednesday night, saying it is looking for an expert to review studies submitted by the plant.

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Other than applicant lawyer Corey Auerbach, there does not appear to be anyone in favor of a proposed asphalt plant in Hamburg. A massive crowd of opposition overflowed a meeting room in Hamburg Town Hall Wednesday night for a Planning Board session.

A former teacher at the now-closed Immaculata Academy in Hamburg, who is also a former mayor of Blasdell, has been named in a sexual abuse lawsuit filed on behalf of three women now in their 50s. WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with Attorney Dan Chiacchia, representing the women who attended Immaculata when they say the abuse by teacher Michael McGuire took place.

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There is no plan for wind generators off-shore from southern Erie County, but opponents are organizing just in case. A firm called Diamond Wind is expected to file for at least 50 generators in the lake next month, when as a window for wind farm applications opens.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn calls it one of the most horrific cases of abuse his office has ever prosecuted.

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A recently retired school psychologist who spent decades with the West Seneca School District has been arrested on child pornography charges. David Michael Calaiacovo of Hamburg had several electronic devices that contained at least 400 images of child pornography.

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Realtors say walkable communities are where people want to live, which is why the Annual Walkability Summit is meeting at the Buffalo Grand Hotel this week.

Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church

Three suburban Catholic priests have been suspended in the wake of an April 11 incident among priests and seminarians at a Hamburg rectory. A statement from the diocese explaining the incident indicates sexual harassment was involved.

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Badr Elwaseem was buried in Hamburg Monday, 12 years after his birth. Who killed him on Saturday is the focus of an intense investigation. Buffalo and other officials went door-to-door distributing leaflets asking the public for help on who killed the School 45 student.


Friendly's has closed restaurants in Hamburg, Amherst, Lancaster and Jamestown. They are among 14 across New York State and another nine locations shuttered abruptly across New England.

U.S. Attorney's Office

Local prosecutors say they are using a new high-tech mapping system to help search out drug dealers involved in fatal overdoses and to get overdose victims into treatment faster.

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Police in Hamburg are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving a young couple.

University at Buffalo

A local doctor who specializes in treating people with addictions has been arrested and charged with possession of heroin and cocaine.

Hilbert College

Hilbert College in Hamburg has announced it has a new president. Michael Brophy will be the first male president in the 61-year history of Hilbert. Brophy will start his tenure as the private school's fourth president on Jan. 15.