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Local Golfer Records Rare "Albatross" at Briarwood C.C.

HAMBURG, NY -- The only thing more rare than a hole-in-one in golf, is the double eagle, also known as an "Albatross", and former Frontier HS golfer Trevor Burke achieved the rare feat Saturday at Briarwood C.C. in Hamburg.

The 20-year old Burke recorded  a two on the par 5,  547 yard  7th hole at Briarwood by hitting a 290 yard drive off the tee, followed by a 257 yard 3-wood on his second shot that rolled into the hole.

Burke will start his junior year at John Carroll University in Cleveland this fall, where, no surprise here, he is a member of the golf team.

Hamburg Farmers' Market Continues Through November

HAMBURG, NY -- A thirty year old tradition, the Hamburg Farmers' Market will run Saturdays (rain or shine) through November 6, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. in the Village of Hamburg Municipal Parking Lot.

Local farmers and vendors sell seasonal delicious and nutritious fresh produce, farm fresh eggs, breakfast burritos, frozen corn fed beef, home-made pierogies, pastas, fresh sauce and pesto, maple syrup, honey, jams and jellies, cheese and cheesecakes, baked goods, home-made fudge, spices, rubs and teas, fresh & dried flowers including unique perennial hand-cut flowers by the stem or arrangement, plants and shrubs, fruit and veggie plants, beeswax candles, hand-made goat milk soaps and lotions and more. A complete list can be found at this link.

Lackawanna Crash Shuts Down Route 5; Corrections Officer Charged

LACKAWANNA, NY - A corrections officer is now facing DWI and vehicular assault charges after an accident that left a passenger in his vehicle with a severe head injury. 

The accident happened just before 11 p.m. Sunday night and shut down Route 5 for at least 5 hours. 

Police say Randall Labedz, 48, of Hamburg, was heading home  with his wife and another couple when the Jeep he was driving collided with an on-coming tractor trailer. Labedz was towing a boat and was headed west on Rt. 5 when he went off the right side of the road, apparently overcompensated and crossed three lanes of on-coming traffic before striking the truck.

Denise Lufland, 41, of Buffalo is in critical condition in the trauma unit at ECMC. Her husband was not hurt.

Labedz and his wife were both treated and released from ECMC.

Labedz appeared on the charges in Lackawanna City Court Monday where bail was set at $5,000.

Hamburg Adopt a Playground Program

HAMBURG, NY-The Town of Hamburg "Adopt a Playground" program will officially get underway on Saturday, August 7th with a sign ceremony.

The event is set to take place Saturday, August 7th at 9 AM at the Sagamore Playground on Mundy St. in Blasdell.

Town Supervisor Steven Walters and Councilman Kevin Smardz wil be on hand to presents signs to the participants of the newly established program.

The following playgrounds have been adopted so far:

  • Durham Road-by Brian Costello
  • Manor Lane-by Michael Bartolotti & Family
  • Overlook-by Jeffrey Hileman & Family
  • Sagamore-"In Memory of Betty and Scotty Mulkern" by Joe Conigilio and Family
  • Scranton-"In Loving Memory of Gary Rogers" by the Rogers Family