The thrill of victory

East Aurora girls basketball coach Gary Schutrum is swarmed by his players as they celebrate the team’s 46-44 victory over Olean in the Section VI Class B-1 Championship Game at SUNY Buffalo State. Sarah Tully, far right, made two free throws with 9.5 seconds to play in regulation to give the Lady Blue Devils a 45-44 lead, the team’s first […]

East Aurora sees success with vaping sensor

The East Aurora Union Free School District is among the first in Western New York to implement a vaping detection system. The system, known as Fly Sense, is an anti-bullying and vaping sensor specifically designed for schools. According to East Aurora High School principal William Roberts, the system was introduced last year in an effort to further educate the students […]

Elma Town Board commends emergency response team on windstorm recovery

“We survived another storm over the weekend,” remarked Town Supervisor Dennis Powers as he opened the Feb. 27 town board meeting. He reported that 46 percent of the town was without power that past weekend, including the town hall. Despite the wide range of the outage, the power was restored “by noon or 1 p.m. on Monday,” which Powers noted […]

Irishman opens in East Aurora

The owners of a popular Williamsville restaurant have opened a second location in East Aurora. The Irishman Pub and Eatery, located at 162 Main St., East Aurora, is officially open for business. “We’re very excited about the opening of our second location,” said owner Gene O’Donovan. “We truly believe The Irishman is an Irish Pub for the 21st century.” The […]

Assembly member announces revenge porn legislation

Assembly member Monica Wallace and Assembly member Karen McMahon joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn on Friday to announce the passage of legislation — A.5981 — which establishes the crime of unlawful dissemination or publication of an intimate image, commonly known as “revenge porn.” “In an era where just about everyone has a smart phone, private and intimate pictures […]


ICE, ICE BABY — Abigail West takes a spin around the rink during Andrews Barber Parlor Winter Classic at the Healthy Zone rink on Saturday.

EA residents to star in ‘Present Laughter’

Nestled in the Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, Aurora Players will open its 85th season with Noel Coward’s comedy “Present Laught er,” directed by Monish Bhattacharyya and staring East Aurora residents and Players Life Members Tim and Susan Musial. “At the center of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry Essendine: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to […]

Roycroft Inn to support local organizations for St. Patrick’s Day

The community is invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Roycroft Inn, all while supporting two local charities. The event will be held Saturday, March 16, at The Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora. On Friday, March 15, guests will have the opportunity support The Neil E. Garvey Foundation, which assists artists throughout Western New York during […]


SKATE IT OUT — Rowan O’Connor practices his hockey skills during the Andrews Barber Parlor Winter Classic at the Healthy Zone rink on Saturday.

Lorigo and Veterans One-stop kick off toiletry drive for veterans

Erie County Legislator Joe Lorigo joined representatives from the Veterans One-stop Center of WNY to kick off a toiletry drive for area veterans and service members abroad. Running through March 29, full-size and travel-size toiletries, including soap/body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors and shaving cream can be dropped off at the following locations: The Aurora Town Library, Elma Library, Marilla […]