Weekly Feature



2017-12-07 / Editorials

Out of the Past


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING — Juliann Zawadski, 6, does some Christmas shopping at the Elma Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Christmas sale in 1992. 
Photo by Rocco Laurienzo CHRISTMAS SHOPPING — Juliann Zawadski, 6, does some Christmas shopping at the Elma Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Christmas sale in 1992. Photo by Rocco Laurienzo 25 Years Ago December 10, 1992

An unknown person smashed a skylight above a storage room and several windows on the roof of East Aurora High School this past Saturday. An investigation found a set of footprints exiting a door near the damaged storage room and several sets around the building and in the playground. The incident is just one of several that took place at the high school this week.

Aurora and Elma will realize a dramatic increase in revenue from mortgage taxes collected by the county clerk’s office this year with virtually no strings attached. The Town of Aurora stands to get at least $254,033 — up 34 percent from last year’s $188,528, while Elma is slated for $191,326 — up 45 percent from $131,924 last year.

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce is looking into the prospects for initiating a holiday lights contest for next year, an idea that new Executive Director Gary Grote says he finds interesting.

The Canadian pop duo Acosta/Russell is looking to repeat their north-of-the-border success in East Aurora this week when they perform at East Aurora Middle School.

Two men rescued an East Aurora woman from her burning, overturned car, just moments before it was engulfed in flames on Girdle Road in Elma, police said. The woman was pulled out of the rear door of her car by one of the men. She was treated and released for facial cuts at Buffalo Mercy Hospital.

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