2019-05-30 E-Edition

East Aurora teen honored by Boys and Girls Club during state competition

May has been a busy month for Seamus Galvin. On May 20, he was honored in Albany, where he was named a runner-up in New York State Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Year competition. Three days later, Seamus graduated from Canisius High School. “This has been, like, the most chaotic week of my life,” he says laughing. But […]

Elma passes law restricting solar energy systems

The Elma Town Board voted on May 22 to restrict solar power projects by the town and by residents. This follows the November 2017 moratorium on solar farms, which has been in effect since that time. In this, Local Law No. 2-2019, the town “recognizes that solar energy is a clean, readily available and renewable energy source,” but at the […]

Red, white and cute

Elise Morris watches the Memorial Day parade in East Aurora on Monday. For more pictures, turn to the back page.

Town of Aurora retains control of repairs

A note from Aurora Supervisor James Bach was read at the town board meeting on May 28, stating the town is moving forward to address the needs of bridges in the village. This comes after the 4-3 court decision on ownership of the bridges in the village. Bach and the mayor met several times and agreed verbally that the town […]

BPO honors JoAnn Falletta with celebration

In the 20 years since JoAnn Falletta first stepped onto the BPO podium as music director, Buffalo has undergone a renaissance. The Buffalo Philharmonic has also been transformed through the vision of its music director, JoAnn Falletta, with a strong donor and subscriber base that has allowed for tours to Florida, Carnegie Hall and Poland; a revitalized recording program; commissioning […]


HONOR THE FALLEN — Elma resident Jim Wier of VFW Post 7275 salutes in honor of the fallen in front of the memorial at Lancaster Veterans Park during Memorial Day services.

Fish stocking program accepting orders

Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual summer fish stocking program has begun. Landowners looking to restock their warm or cool water ponds can place orders for largemouth bass and fathead minnows now through July 1, with the pick up scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the district office in East Aurora. For order forms, fish management […]

Driver facing charges following crash on Knox Road

A Cheektowaga man is facing charges after he drove into a house in East Aurora, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s office. The D.A.’s office said Kevin Eggert, 22, was drunk when he lost control of the vehicle and drove into a home on Knox Road just before 2 a.m. on May 7. The office said Eggert was driving […]

Erie County Water Authority launches new website

The Erie County Water Authority has launched its new website, which can be found at www.ECWA.org. The site, created by Ingenious, Inc., marks the first major website redesign for the ECWA in nearly a decade. The new website gives visitors a more user friendly experience with a better organized menu for easier site navigation as well as an improved customer […]