2019-08-23 E-Edition

Pound the pavement

Runners dash from the starting line at Knox Farm State Park during the Cross-Country Crusade 5K held on Aug. 16.


East Aurora Village Board moves to ban plastic

On Monday, The Village of East Aurora passed a law that would ban restaurants from serving plastic straws. The law was originally proposed by Anthony Mercurio, the son of Mayor Peter Mercurio, as part of a high school project. The original proposal called for a ban on single-use straws, containers and silverware, by businesses in the area. However, the measure […]

Flying through space and time: B-17 offers glimpse of living history

Taking off in a B-17 is nothing like being in a commercial airliner. It is loud and a bit smoky and it can make a rider feel instantly and deeply connected to an experience and a period in time that they likely can’t even fathom in an empirical way. Hearing the engines rumble is like hearing the echo of history […]

The Friends of Knox Farm name Kathleen York as executive director

An East Aurora resident has been named as executive director of the Friends of Knox Farm. Kathleen York will work with the board to secure funding for the group through fundraising and capital campaigns, along with membership drives and donations from members and other organizations. York will also be responsible for maintaining a positive working relationship with New York State […]

State launches contest to choose new license plate design

New Yorkers to vote for favorite among five proposed designs

New York residents will have the chance to vote on the new New York State license plate design. On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo launched a state-wide survey to select the new plate design, which will be available to drivers in the spring. The voting runs through Monday, Sept. 2, and will allow New Yorkers to choose their favorite among […]

Summer fun

A group of children gather around Mr. No the Balloon Man on Thursday as part of Elma Library’s end of summer party.

SPCA to bring back ‘Name Your Own Price’ adoptions for cats 20 weeks and older

The SPCA Serving Erie County is again offering a Name Your Own Price adoption special for cats and kittens ages 20 weeks and older. The 19-day adoption special will run through Friday, Sept. 6 and applies to felines temporarily residing at the SPCA’s 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca site, or one of several offsite adoption locations. Included with the adoption […]

McMurray announces bid for NY-27

Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray, who took Rep. Chris Collins to the limit in a race for the New York 27th Congressional District seat in 2018, has announced he will run for the seat again in 2020. McMurray, a Democrat, made the announcement in a letter sent to supporters on Saturday morning. Building from his momentum in 2018, where he […]

Legislation to enhance child abuse reporting

School bus drivers added to list of mandated reporters

Sen. Patrick Gallivan announced legislation he sponsored in the state Senate to include school bus drivers to the list of mandated reporters of suspected child abuse has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Under current law, bus drivers employed at public schools are required to report all allegations of abuse. This new law corrects an inequity in the […]