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Hamburg Parents Attend Mandatory Drug & Alcohol Forum


HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Hundreds of parents packed the Hamburg High School auditorium Monday night to learn how to talk with their teenagers about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

In April, a letter went home to Hamburg parents telling them it was mandatory for them to attend a 90 minute session if their child was going to the high school next year. It is a new program launched this year for Hamburg and Frontier parents.

One parent who messaged us on Facebook upset about having to attend said, "… if they do not participate, then their children will not be allowed to participate in any school functions…"

"In order to attend an event, like a field trip or a dance, you know, your parents must have taken this mandatory course," explained Hamburg School Board President Dave Yoviene Monday night.

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Church of the Annunciation Plans Music-filled Summer Picnic

Church of the Annunciation Plans Music-filled Summer Picnic

 

Music, classic cars, numerous raffles and delicious food offerings will highlight the 78th annual summer picnic at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The event kicks off on Friday, Aug. 14, and concludes with a grand drawing the evening of Sunday, Aug. 16.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, with a delicious fish fry, a Classic Car Cruise Night from 6 to 9 p.m. and music by the Boys of Summer from 7 to 11 p.m.

State senator and local supervisor battle over jobs


HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Just south of the Ford Plant on Route 5 is one of the biggest construction sites in Western New York.

Workers are busy building a regional distribution center for FedEx. The warehouse will be 317,000 square feet, and FedEx will employee between 400 and 600 workers. The total cost is more than $50 million.

But State Senator Marc Panepinto (D-60th District) says it's not as good as it sounds.

"I think it's a bad deal," Panepinto said at a news conference outside the Hamburg Industrial Development Agency (IDA).

Panepinto is critical of the tax breaks it took to lure FedEx to hamburg.

MacSolutions Plus Assists Dog Ears Bookstore in Time of Need

MacSolutions Plus Assists Dog Ears Bookstore in Time of Need

 

Sometimes, a terrible situation can bring out the absolute best in people.

When word got out that two iPads were recently stolen from Dog Ears Bookstore & Café in South Buffalo after someone broke into the nonprofit community bookstore after business hours, many individuals from South Buffalo and beyond stepped up with donations and offers of support. One such individual was Garret Cleversley, CEO of MacSolutions Plus, an Apple-authorized retail store and service center located in the Eastern Hills Mall. 

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Reduce Summer Travel Times with the Global Entry Program

Reduce Summer Travel Times with the Global Entry Program

 

With the school year quickly coming to a close, thousands of Americans and foreign nationals alike will begin booking their summer getaways. Whether you will be flying to a popular international destination like Britain or France, or perhaps visiting the U.S. from Canada or Mexico, CBP offers the Global Entry Program to help shorten U.S. entry wait times at certain airports. 

Fairgoers.....Be On The Lookout For The Fair Panel Truck!!

Fairgoers.....Be On The Lookout For The Fair Panel Truck!!

Well Fairgoers, the Fair season is just 80 some days away.  Fair time will be here before you know it!  For those of you that still don’t know when the Erie County Fair is, I am here to tell you all about it!  The Erie County Fair 2015 begins on August 12th and continues through August 23rd.

Thief Targets Dog Ears Bookstore, Steals Two iPads

Thief Targets Dog Ears Bookstore, Steals Two iPads

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, the nonprofit community bookstore known for its literary events serving people of all ages, was recently the target of a thief who broke into the bookstore after business hours and made off with two Apple iPads.

“It’s truly an unfortunate set of circumstances,” said Tom McDonnell, executive director of the bookstore. “The iPads are important from a business sense, yet our high insurance deductible makes it nearly impossible for us to replace them without assistance from the community. We hate to go public with bad news, but at this point we have no other choice. We just hope that in this case, good will overcome evil.”