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2018-01-11 / Editorials

Out of the Past


EASY RIDER — Alexandra Ferrino, 1, of South Grove is pulled by her grandmother through Hamlin Park in January 1993. 
Photo by Steven D. Desmond EASY RIDER — Alexandra Ferrino, 1, of South Grove is pulled by her grandmother through Hamlin Park in January 1993. Photo by Steven D. Desmond 25 Years Ago January 14, 1993

Iroquois Central School Board member Michael McCormick was arrested on a charge of first-degree, felony assault after allegedly smashing an off-duty sheriff’s detective in the face with a beer bottle. The dispute reportedly began over the volume of a jukebox in a bar. In October 1992, McCormick came under fire following charges that he had made anti-Semitic comments about a local merchant.

Police responded to a fire alarm at Aurora Park Health Care Center. Upon arrival, a strong smell of burning plastic was noted on the second floor of the Hamlin Building. On closer examination, a “hot pot” was found that had been partially melted after the room occupant had tried to heat up a plastic cup inside of it.

East Aurora resident Bob Thomas will be installed as the president of the Friends of Harmony Barbershop Chorus during an upcoming dinner. Dick Woodworth and Carl Seitz, also of East Aurora, will be honored during the event.

Jamestown-based supermarket chain Quality Market will replace the Bells Market on Riley Street. The 65 employees at the store will be kept in the wake of the buyout.

The Community Music School has announced that piano student William McAfoos, son of William and Gail McAfoos of Buffalo Road in East Aurora, won the Niagara Falls Festival of Lights Talent Search in the 12-year-old and under category.

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