Weekly Feature

April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

We can all fight the opioid abuse battle

On Saturday, April 29, Erie County will participate in National Drug Take Back Day. The event will allow people to safely dispose of their outdated and unused prescription pills at various spots throughout Western New York. More...

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East Aurora Editor

HISTORIAN HONOR — On Monday, Aurora Town Historian Robert Goller was recognized for his 10 years of work with the town.  There is no doubt that Rob deserves this award. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 30, 1992   The East Aurora Village Board voted Monday to conditionally rezone land on the corner of Main Street and Brooklea Drive to allow construction for low-income, senior citizen housing on Nativity Lutheran Church proper More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Please, no more banks, boutiques, bars, breweries and restaurants. We need another grocery store in East Aurora, one that we can afford. One store is too high-priced for low-income families; we need an Aldi’s in East Aurora. More...

Sports

Iroquois baseball stuns West Seneca East

¦ Chiefs rally for six runs with one out to spare

It’s safe to say pretty much no one saw the Iroquois baseball team’s improbable rally coming Monday.  More...

East Aurora track posts solid start to season

East Aurora’s boys and girls varsity track teams remained undefeated against ECIC competition last week as they defeated Maryvale behind solid individual performances. More...

Iroquois girls lax wins two of three

Sports Reporter

Iroquois’ girls lacrosse team bounced back from a tough start to the season to win its two most recent games — including Monday’s 11-7 triumph over Williamsville East — to improve to 2-5 overall on the season.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

EA Library to hold poverty talk  Salvation Army Maj. Thomas Applin, executive director of operations for Erie County, will discuss the social services provided by The Salvation Army from 3 to 4 p.m. More...

Business

YMCA Buffalo Niagara to host annual Healthy Kids Day event

YMCA Buffalo Niagara will host its annual Healthy Kids Day event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at any of the YMCA Buffalo Niagara’s eight branches.  More...

EA business owner nominated for award

Dave Newell, founder of Loptr, is a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year category of InfoTech WNY’s BETAS, which refers to Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards Showcase. More...

Partnership to feature student panel

Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 257 W. Genesee St., Buffalo, is hosting an event from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, which includes a free breakfast and information on New York State P-Tech programming. More...

East Aurora adopts budget with levy hike of 6.9 percent

The East Aurora Board of Education adopted its 2017-18 budget at the board meeting on April 19.  The budget totals $33.2 million, or a 4.93 percent increase from the 2016-17 spending plan.  According to Superintendent Brian Russ, the tax le More...

Authorities say woman injured in Route 400 crash had suspended license

A pregnant woman who was seriously injured in a crash on Route 400 on April 18 was driving with a suspended license at the time of the accident, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Town of Aurora unveils bicentennial plans

Although it’s more than a year away, the Town of Aurora is gearing up to celebrate its bicentennial.  Town Historian Robert Lowell Goller discussed plans for the highly anticipated event during a Town Board meeting on Monday. More...

Local News

Iroquois coalition applies for Drug-Free Communities grant

The Iroquois Central School District is actively involved in addressing the problem of underage drinking and trying to limit the accessibility of alcohol to minors.  More...

National Drug Take Back Day taking place across Erie County

Local leaders are teaming up with crews across Erie County for National Drug Take Back Day, which will be held on Saturday, April 29. The event allows community members to safely dispose of old medications at various sites across the area.  More...

EAVFD participates in RecruitNY event Saturday

For anyone considering becoming a volunteer firefighter, helping the community or receiving lifesaving training, East Aurora Fire Department will host a RecruitNY event. It takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Hamlin rezone would involve further scrutiny

If we heard it correctly, the East Aurora Planning Commission, in recommending the rezone of the property at 41 Hamlin from Residential to Residential/Townhome, said something like this: The obligation to consider the application was to be based sole More...

Natural park would be better solution for Hamlin Avenue

In an April 20 editorial, the author asked, “So what to do with this piece of land on Hamlin Avenue?” The Hamlin/ Fillmore/North Willow/ Parkdale Neighborhood Association’s answer is to build a natural park. More...

Police Blotter

Teens allegedly take cash from church office

East Aurora  Monday, April 17   A Deepwood Drive resident contacted police after she said her daughter grabbed her shirt when the woman refused to give her money to pay a friend.  Tuesday, April 18   More...

Education

East Aurora Middle School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year at East Aurora Middle School.  Grade Five   More...

First group of EA grads inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame

A group of distinguished graduates from East Aurora High School were celebrated during the first Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Awards, held on Friday at The Roycroft Inn.  The awards, presented by the East Aurora Educational Foundation and t More...

Lifestyles

WNY Unified Basketball program bolsters community in second year

In an effort to develop community both on and off the court, and throughout the school year, high schools in 12 Western New York districts are creating unified basketball teams this year, in partnership with Special Olympics New York. More...

Art Walk to take place in East Aurora

The semiannual Art Walk will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 28. The event will feature artists displaying their work throughout the Village of East Aurora.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Performance

thurs. 27  100 Years: Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald — The Katy Miner Quintet is excited to share with you a celebration of The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, 7 p.m. More...