Town of Aurora approves two traffic studies

The Town of Aurora will soon be sending requests for two traffic studies — one for Blakeley Road and one for Route 16 — to the state Department of Transportation. (See editorial on page four) During Monday night’s Aurora Town Board meeting, members fielded concerns from residents about Blakeley Road and Route 16 in the town. “I submitted a request […]

East Aurora resident steps up for year of service

Sometimes, one does not need to venture very far to experience and embrace a change in lifestyle. For East Aurora native Becky Goggins, that is precisely the case. In September, Goggins will begin a year of service in the city of her choice: Buffalo. “Growing up in East Aurora, I never really left the bubble that is [East Aurora], and […]

Taste of summer

WWII Veterans look back on D-Day

Seventy years later, and former Sgt. 1st Class Russell Guthrie can still remember the frigid waters of Normandy on June 6, 1944, the date known as D-Day and considered the turning point in the military operation to defeat Nazi Germany in World War II. “D-Day was a murderous thing,” Guthrie said, describing the landing of Allied troops on the coast […]

Friends of the Aurora Town Library plan book sale

The Friends of the Aurora Town Public Library will hold a used book sale to benefit the East Aurora Library. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 27, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the First Presbyterian Church, 9 Paine St., East Aurora. There will be a presale for […]

State Police make two DWI arrests in Elma

A vehicle operator who was reportedly driving with no headlights was charged with felony DWI after a June 4 traffic stop in the Town of Elma. According to State Police, a trooper stopped the vehicle on Bowen Road at approximately 10:10 p.m. The operator, identified as Danielle N. Szymczak, 25, of East Aurora, showed signs of intoxication and failed roadside […]

News briefs

The East Aurora Village Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Village Hall, 571 Main St., East Aurora. The Elma Town Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Elma Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Road, Elma.

Inventor, pioneer, father: Richard Cummins remembered

In the eyes of the nation, Richard Cummins was a leading contributor to the space race, using his intelligence and imagination to create the first high-altitude pressure suit and breathing apparatus — the precursor of the spacesuit. These were just two of his many inventions. Yet to Joanne Cummins and her three sisters, Richard Cummins was simply “Dad.” Last month, […]

Prompt action on traffic studies is right move

On Monday night, the Aurora Town Board was addressed by two residents, each expressing concerns over speed limits on two roads in the town. The first resident spoke about the curve on Blakeley Road, which carries a speed limit of 20 mph. He implored the board for a traffic study to be done on the road, with a request for […]

Spindle items

TAKE A BITE — I pride myself on being a pretty open-minded eater. Whereas my brothers grew up with extremely picky tastes, I would eat almost anything placed in front of me. Whether this trait is a blessing or a curse, I’ve not yet decided. This past weekend, though, I stretched my palate even further and tried sushi for the […]