Sinking Ponds plan presented by UB profs

Members of the Anthropology Department at the University at Buffalo gave a presentation Monday night to members of the East Aurora Village Board on the Sinking Ponds Field School. Douglas Perrelli, adjunct professor and director of archaeological survey, and Peter Biehl, associate professor and department chair, presented to the board members a plan for community outreach and to have the […]

East Aurora High to participate in Spanish exchange program

Twelve Spanish students at East Aurora High School will get the chance to travel to Spain during the last two weeks of November. Principal James Hoagland said the program also would involve students from the Costa Del Sol region of Spain, which is along the Mediterranean coast, coming to Western New York to attend EAHS. They would also visit various […]

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Board OKs two bids for South Street, Senior Center roof projects

The East Aurora Village Board approved two bid awards for the Department of Public Works at its Monday night meeting. Action Roofing was successful in its bid of $28,500 to repair the roof on the Aurora Senior Center. It bested Subway Roofing’s bid of $29,734. DPW Superintendent Matt Hoeh said a dozen or more requests were sent out for the […]



Enrollment decreases seen in Iroquois schools

There has been a notable decrease in enrollment in the Iroquois Central School District over the past four years, and the dropoff is projected to continue in the 2011-12 school year. Fourth-grade enrollment, which was at 202 for the current school year, is projected to fall to 153 students next year. This represents a 24 percent decrease. The dropoff has […]

Career fair to be held at Daemen College

The Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council and the Western New York School Counselors Association will host “Your Focus is our Focus” career fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Daemen College, 4280 Main St., Amherst. The regional career fair is an opportunity for students and their parents to investigate more than 100 fields and to speak to […]

EA School Board identifies possible common ground on budget savings

Members of the East Aurora School Board, in a special meeting on March 17, began the process of deciding how best to close a budget gap of $1,866,566. (See editorial on page four) They were able to reach consensus after approximately two and a half hours of discussion on $694,604 of spending cuts. That amount includes $160,250 in savings due […]

Collins outlines projects, fiscal challenges, in county address

Despite the challenging economy, Erie County will pursue several infrastructure and capital projects, according to Erie County Executive Chris Collins. During his fourth such address on March 16, Collins announced his plan to use money from last year’s surplus to pay cash for projects, including a nursing home on the campus of Erie County Medical Center, to which the county […]