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Health Department focuses on enterovirus D68 strain, flu shots

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein confirmed on Monday that there are 14 cases of enterovirus D68 strain in Erie County, with more being processed. (See editorial on page four) More...

Local News

Rural Outreach Center seeks help in financial challenge

Would it shock you to know that nearly 20 percent of the rural population of Western New York lives in poverty? More...

Seminar addresses emergency preparedness in Erie County

Residents learned more about the organizations Erie County has in place to handle emergencies during a seminar held Sept. 17 at the Department of Emergency Services Training and Operations Center in Cheektowaga. More...

East Aurora Police Department looks to add police dog

East Aurora Police Chief Ronald Krowka, during a work session on Monday, asked the Village Board to approve the purchase of a new K-9 officer. More...

Police Blotter

Electrical short cooks up oven fire

East Aurora Monday, Sept. 15 The owner of a Main Street business contacted police to report that a “1950s-era neon sign” was taken from a yard on the west side of the business. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

THRASHER, Concetta, (nee Di- Pasquale), of Williamsville, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Mrs. Thrasher is survived by two stepsons, John and Scott; one sister, Jeanette Kogut; one brother, Nelson DiPasquale; and many step-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Capitalizing on turnovers helps EA gridders win

Football is a game loaded to the gills with bravado, but that doesn’t mean East Aurora/Holland coach Tim Wade finds it necessary to play along. More...

Iroquois field hockey blanks pair of foes

Iroquois’ field hockey team played in three separate shutouts over the past eight days and emerged happily from two of them. The third, however, only led to frustration. More...

EA boys soccer completes season sweep over Pioneer

East Aurora’s boys soccer team easily took out Pioneer on Sept. 15, 5-1, to post a season sweep of the Panthers in what was one of two recent lopsided victories for the Blue Devils. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Aurora Historical Society to meet tonight More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 26 Gala at the Gardens — Event features cocktails, silent and basket auctions, live auction, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Performance

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Film/Video

fri. 26 Lifeboat — Alfred Hitchcock’s 1944 film starring Tallulah Bankhead, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net tues. 30 More...

Town of Aurora looks into refunding water districts - Free Access

The Town of Aurora is working toward refunding two bonds for several water districts in the town. More...

Elma Town Board awards water bid - Free Access

The Elma Town Board has unanimously awarded a water department bid to Frey Electric for $472,000 for electrical work in the town. During the Sept. More...

Editorials

Stay healthy during the dreaded flu season

A utumn is officially upon us. It is a season full of carving pumpkins, navigating corn mazes and sipping hot apple cider. Unfortunately, it is also the advent of flu season. More...

Spindle items

HELLO, FALL — On Monday morning, my commute to work was not my usual Interstate 190 to I-290 grind. Instead, I was traveling on Route 16 from Olean to our office in Williamsville. More...

Frameworks of fairness guide public’s view of ‘media’

A new poll finds that Americans’ confidence in the media’s ability to report the news “fully, accurately and fairly” has returned to its previous all-time low of 40 percent, according to Gallup. More...

Education

Erie 2 BOCES receives teaching grant

Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES was recently awarded a $400,000 New York State Education Department Teaching is the Core grant. More...

News briefs

The East Aurora School Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Main Street School library, 430 Main St., East Aurora. The Iroquois School Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. More...

Lifestyles

Music Education hits perfect note for districts

Many people consider themselves musicians, whether singing in the car or breaking into an air guitar session among friends. More...

Library group to hold used book sale

Friends of the Elma Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Elma Senior Center, 3007 Bowen Road, Elma. In addition, a presale hour will run from 9 a.m. More...

Hubbard Film Society to screen ‘Elbert Hubbard: An American Original’

This month, as part of the Roycroft Arts and Crafts Conference, The Hubbard Film Society will present the 2009 documentary “Elbert Hubbard: An American Original.” More...

Business

Events

NAWBO plans networking presentation More...

Individuals, businesses honored at GEACC Business Recognition Awards

The 69th annual Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce Business Recognition Awards took place last night at The Roycroft Inn. More...