2020-08-06 E-Edition

Play ball!

Workers from Streamline Designs from North Tonawanda were busy Monday converting signage at Sahlen Field from the home of the Buffalo Bisons to the home of the Toronto Blue Jays for the 2020 shortened season. Major League baseball returns to Buffalo on Aug. 11.

Village Board pulls permit for horse-drawn pub crawl business

The owner of a horse-drawn cart recently faced criticism from the East Aurora Village Board. On Monday, the Village Board voted unanimously to pull the permit that allows Todd Laing to operate his business, Buffalo Horse Drawn Pub Crawls, in the village. The board said Laing didn’t apply for the proper permit when he originally applied last year, and therefore, […]

WNY Land Conservancy completes purchase of Mossy Point

After more than two years of fundraising, The Western New York Land Conservancy has completed the $1.6 million purchase of Mossy Point, the 216-acre Wales property adjacent to its Kenneglenn Scenic and Nature Preserve. Thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Mossy Point and the Land Conservancy community, which together raised $1.6 million, this land will be protected forever. […]

Funding awarded to area organizations

Three area organizations have been awarded $27,000 in Primetime funding for youth summer programming by the Erie County Legislature, according to Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo. “I am excited to announce this year’s round of funding, and I am confident it will be of great benefit to children throughout our community. Through a number of recreational and educational programs, these organizations […]

Hamburg Fairgrounds to host food drive, fireworks drive-in

Blast Out Hunger, a combination food drive and fireworks event, is planned for Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The event is supported by the Society’s partners at Lake Shore Savings Bank, Independent Health Foundation, Tops Friendly Markets, WGRZ-TV and The Buffalo News. The “admission price” for this event is a bag of nonperishable food to benefit Feed- More […]

Police Blotter

Construction materials stolen from Elma worksite

Sheriff’s Report Friday, July 24 An estimated $2,400 worth of roofing materials was stolen from a construction site on Bullis Road. A driver damaged their car after striking the side of a bridge on Bullis near Stolle Road. The driver was not injured and the vehicle was towed. Saturday, July 25  A dog at a home on Seneca Street […]

Audubon offering cash prizes for winning photos

Annual photography contest accepting entries until Aug. 31

The Audubon Community Nature Center is awarding $200 each to the six winners of its 2020 Nature Photography Contest, which is accepting entries until Monday, Aug. 31. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in three categories, in both youth and adult divisions. The youth divisions are for photographers ages 8 to 18, or those still in high school, and […]

Iroquois graduate opens law firm

An Iroquois High School alumnus is partnering with several local lawyers to create a personal injury firm. David Wolff, who now resides in Buffalo, has joined forces with attorneys Mark H. Cantor, Joe Nicastro and Rich Hall Cantor to form Wolff, Nicastro & Hall LLC. Along with practicing law, the group is working to give back to the community. “First […]

Thrift shop to host grand opening

A Colden thrift shop is preparing to open. Gabe’s on the Hill Thrift Shoppe, which is the latest addition to the Bread of Life Outreach Center, will host a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at 8745 Supervisor Ave., Colden. The shop, which is located in the Bread of Life Outreach building, will offer men’s, women’s and kid’s […]