Weekly Feature



June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Top 10 scholastic seniors recognized for academic achievements

The East Aurora School Board recognized the top 10 scholastic seniors of the graduating class of 2018 during its meeting last week. Honoring the top 10 seniors is something the board does annually on its last board meeting of the year. More...

Editorials

Be smart about your vehicle’s fuel conservation

It seems as if we are living the same sad story every year: Warm weather arrives, and so do higher gas prices. People have vacations to get to and weekend getaways, yet the cost of even getting there forces them to reconsider. More...

Spindle items

MUSIC FEST SUCCESS – It looks like this was another successful year for Music Fest. Plenty of good music and great company, as well as some careful planning ensured that this year’s event was a smash hit.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 17, 1993

There was some strong opposition voiced against the proposed Center Ridge Subdivision housing project at a recent Aurora Town Board Meeting. More...

Obituaries

Charles A. Sharp Jr., vice president of Viking Tool & Steel Co.

Charles A. Sharp Jr., 86, of Buffalo, died Friday, June 8, 2018.  Mr. Sharp was born as a “leap year baby” on Feb. 29, 1932. He was a graduate of Canisius High School and Canisius College. He also served in the U.S. More...

Death Notice

ROSATI, Carl A. Jr., of West Seneca, died Sunday, June 10, 2018. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Rigidized River Fest Regatta

to launch on June 16

Creativity will be on full display when the 18th annual Rigidized River Fest Regatta takes place on Saturday, June 16, at River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St., Buffalo. More...

East Aurora / Elma / Marilla

Aurora Public Library 550 Main St. • 652-4440  2018 Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays   More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., Suite A. For information on any programs, call 652-7934.  Every Week   More...

Business

Lee Foundation grants aim to train, retain UB psychology and psychiatry students in WNY

The Lee Foundation has given two grants totaling $494,250 to the University at Buffalo for student internships and scholarships.  More...

‘It Can Wait’ virtual reality simulator comes to State Police Troop A

As part of AT&T’s ongoing support of first responders across New York and to assist state police in the education of drivers on the dangers of distracted driving, the company contributed an “It Can Wait” 3D virtual reality simul More...

Elder Law Day to feature seminars

The Erie County Department of Senior Services and the Center for Elder Law and Justice will host Elder Law Day 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.  More...

Town Board discusses pay rate, hiring policy

The Aurora Town Board is revisiting its hiring policy. During Monday’s work session, board members discussed how they handle applicants for various positions, as well as the idea of implementing a rate chart for several departments.  More...

Lineup revealed for fall music fest in East Aurora

Several big-name bands will gather on the grounds at Knox Farm State park this fall for Borderland Festival. The music festival, which was announced during a press conference Tuesday, will also feature food and beer, as well as local artisans.  More...

Local News

Gallivan proposes higher fines for violators of state’s Move Over Law

Sen. Patrick Gallivan is working to crack down on those who violate New York State’s Move Over law.  More...

FLIPPING FOR FIELD DAY

Immaculate Conception first-grader Gwyneth Griffis hangs upside down at Hamlin Park during the school’s Field Day on June 5.   More...

Students honored in writing competition

Ten students from the East Aurora School District were recognized for their writing skills by the Aurora Women’s Club, as part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs creative writing contest.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to Village Board for support of beekeeping

On behalf of all of us at Masterson’s — including our million or so resident honeybees — we want to thank the Village Board for its careful consideration of beekeeping within the Village of East Aurora.  More...

Police Blotter

Dog rescued from house fire on Clinton Street

East Aurora  Friday, May 25   A Davis Road man contacted police to report his teen daughter had received obscene pictures from a West Seneca man through the Snapchat app. More...

Sports

Four programs represented on First Team

All-Bee Softball

The 2018 All-Bee Softball First Team features a slew of familiar faces. Two of the six girls who were honored were also on last year’s first team, while two others were honorable mentions. More...

Iroquois softball’s season ends in state final

An incredible run for Iroquois softball came to an end Saturday in the Class A state championship game. The Lady Chiefs lost to Maine-Endwell 8-0. It was the third-consecutive state title for the powerhouse Lady Spartans program. More...

EA’s Russ wins Division II state title in 3200

Girls 4x800 sets section record

The East Aurora boys and girls track teams turned up the heat at the New York State Championships this past weekend at Cicero North Syracuse.  Leading a number of podium finishes was Ian Russ, who captured the Division II state title in the boys More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Elma church to hold free kids’ carnival Calvary Heights Baptist Church will hold a free kids’ county fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at 981 Bowen Road, Elma. More...