School budgets pass in East Aurora, Iroquois

The East Aurora and Iroquois school districts will not have to return to the drawing board as both districts’ 2013-14 budgets were approved by voters on Tuesday. East Aurora’s $29.9 million budget passed with a 782-306 vote. Residents will see a tax levy increase of 3.37 percent. The district’s School Board will also have two fresh faces, as Terri Ohlweiler […]

Village OKs fire hall design

After months of deliberations and compromises, the design committee for the new Center Street fire station for the East Aurora Fire Department reached a unanimous agreement. On Monday, the Village Board voted to accept the committee’s designs for the station, allowing architect group Bergmann Associates and construction company LiRo Engineering to move forward with the plan. “The cost as it […]

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Young issued business permit for New Bullis site

Can you obtain a business use permit for a vacant lot? You can in the Town of Elma. After much deliberation last night, a business use permit was issued for Seasonal Nursery owner Bryan Young for the land at 90 New Bullis Road. Young, who has an agreement with Buffalo RV, plans to use the site to store boats, recreational […]

Area Memorial Day events announced

Community events commemorating service members who have died in the line of duty will be held in East Aurora and Elma this Memorial Day. In East Aurora, Memorial Day events will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, with a procession of military veterans, beginning at Hamlin Park. The procession will travel north on South Grove Street and then proceed […]

Elma VFW commander honored

William Nagy recently had a surprise birthday party to remember. The former commander of the Elma VFW Memorial Post 5861 was honored by the Town of Elma and the VFW for his years of service to the post — including his 11 years as commander — and to his country with a brick installed in his name in the gazebo […]

EA firefighter participates in FASNY campaign

Jessie Roland-Bystrak, a volunteer firefighter for the East Aurora Fire Department, was recently featured in a national award-winning ad campaign for The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. The campaign, which was created to help boost the number of volunteer firefighters and emergency responders statewide, won a prestigious People’s Telly award. The Tellys are a nationwide advertising industry […]

East Aurora Middle School students experience veteran life

Eighth-graders at East Aurora Middle School heard firsthand accounts about the pride, dangers and camaraderie that come with serving one’s country. The eighth-grade class took a field trip to the East Aurora American Legion Post 362 on May 16, where they were given tours by more than a dozen Legion members, who shared stories from World War II, the Korean […]


Crossroads Church ceremony to honor Memorial Day

Crossroads Christian Church will hold a flag-raising ceremony in honor of Memorial Day at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 26, following its regular morning church service. Representatives from the U.S. military and the church’s Christian Service Brigade will raise five American flags that will fly in front of the church. Crossroads Christian Church is located at 1050 Girdle Road in East […]