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Elma Town Board honors outgoing historian

Elma Town Historian Robert Newton, who retired from the post effective Jan. More...

Local News

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Iroquois student selected for environmental summit

Learning about the environment and spending time in nature have been a big part of Larissa Gaul’s life since she was in middle school. More...

County Legislature approves nine-hole fee, veterans discount for Elm Meadows Golf Course

The Erie County Legislature has approved a resolution that sets a nine-hole greens fee rate on weekdays, excluding holidays, at Elma Meadows Golf Course and creates a “Thank a Vet” discount at both county golf courses. More...

EA budget forum set for March 10

The East Aurora Board of Education will hold a community budget forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the cafeteria at the middle school, 430 Main St., East Aurora. The district’s budget for 2015-16 is still in development. More...

Letters to the Editor

Literacy funding must increase

Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara asks the New York State Legislature to increase funding for the state’s Adult Literacy Education program. More...

Sports

Iroquois’ Streer among first timers headed to states

Section VI has always had some of the top bowlers in the state, and when the best of the best convene at Strikes and Spares in Syracuse this weekend, that stands to be the case once again. More...

Iroquois club hockey completes season at state championships

Iroquois’s club hockey team went to Long Island this past weekend for the AAU New York State High School Club Ice Hockey large/small schools championships. It was the squad’s first appearance at states since becoming a solo entity. More...

Lady Blue Devil cagers win B-1 opener

Top-seeded East Aurora’s girls basketball team found itself in a battle when it faced eighth-seeded Springville in Thursday’s Section VI Class B-1 quarterfinal, but in the end a steady performance at both ends of the court allowed the Lad More...

EA faculty plans rally for schools

The East Aurora Faculty Association has organized a “Keep East Aurora Schools Great!” community rally, to be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the middle school, 430 Main St. (See editorial on page four) More...

Village Board OKs plan for TJ Maxx

After a public hearing regarding the Benderson Development Plan for TJ Maxx in the Grey Street plaza, the Village Board unanimously approved the plan at Monday night’s meeting. More...

Editorials

Schools need to stem state aid loss

The continued loss of state aid in the East Aurora School District — and in other districts throughout the state — is clearly untenable. More...

Spindle items

TRAVEL MEMORIES — About this time three years ago, I was abroad on a service trip in Ireland and Northern Ireland. For a girl who is of Irish descent, traveling to the Emerald Isle was a dream come true. More...

Some controversies are blown out of proportion

Is it just me or are some of the most serious issues of the day becoming more and more complicated with no clearly defined right or wrong? For example, there is the broad issue of gun control. More...

Education

Roycroft artisans help Immaculate Conception students craft journals

For students at East Aurora’s Immaculate Conception School, the Roycroft Campus is only a few blocks away. More...

Annunciation offers open house for pre-K program

Annunciation School, forced to close at the end of the 2013-14 school year, continued its prekindergarten program, which it will showcase during an open house event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14, at 7580 Clinton St., Elma. More...

Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank team for Touchdown for Teachers

The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank have announced their seventh annual Touchdown for Teachers program, which honors local teachers for their outstanding service to their schools and communities. More...

Lifestyles

STAMPED:

Collectors magnify a timeless hobby

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, musician John Lennon and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart all shared a common interest: collecting stamps. More...

Aurora Women’s Club to hear talk on garden festivals, tours

The Aurora Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Hampton Inn, 49 Olean Road, East Aurora. Sally Cunningham will speak on garden festivals and tours. Guests are welcome. More...

Aurora Players schedules auditions for ‘Glass Menagerie’

Aurora Players will hold auditions for “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 24, at the Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, East Aurora. More...

Business

Events

NCCC will offer free business workshops More...

FranNet presents franchising option to job seekers

With the goal of placing those looking for employment with franchises, FranNet is trying to create a comfortable atmosphere for those looking for work. More...

Buffalo Rehab Group to open EA practice

For Patrick O’Connor, opening a Buffalo Rehab Group office in East Aurora is less like a new adventure and more like coming home. More...