Weekly Feature



May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

State of the Town, audit bring positive news

Aurora Town Supervisor James Bach offered a State of the Town presentation during the board’s meeting on Monday night. His overarching message is that the town continues to be on the right track.   More...

Iroquois holds budget hearing, announces exam updates

The Iroquois School Board held its budget hearing before the regular meeting Tuesday night to provide the community with one last opportunity to hear aspects of the budget and address the board. More...

Editorials

Test refusal punishes districts, not New York State

State assessments wrapped up earlier this month, and school districts have begun releasing the number of students who refused to take the math and English language arts tests for grades three through eight.  More...

Spindle items

PROM — For many high schoolers, the prom is a big deal. For outgoing seniors, it’s a last hurrah. For juniors, it’s a celebration of finally reaching the top of the schooling pyramid. More...

Waterfront is best option for a new Bills stadium

The debate surrounding the location of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills is certain to intensify in the years ahead, with three sites generating the most attention from speculative fans and concerned taxpayers alike.  The Buffalo waterfront, r More...

Education

News briefs

The following Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart students were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year: Kristen Peek and Grace Lewandowski, both of East Aurora; and Casey Hawk of Elma.  More...

Iroquois, East Aurora schools announce opt-out numbers

With schools across the state reporting high opt-out numbers for the first year of full Common Core implementation in assessments, school districts are looking at facing consequences in the coming years.  (See editorial on page four)  Distr More...

Iroquois Middle School announces honor roll

Iroquois Middle School recently announced that the following students earned a spot on the third-quarter honor roll of the 2013-2014 school year:   Grade Six  More...

Lifestyles

Challenger Baseball ..providing joy for all involved

On any weekend, take a stroll through your community, and you’re bound to see masses of Little League teams competing in America’s pastime.  The same is true on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings at the Central Amherst Little Le More...

East Aurora / Elma / Marilla Library News

Aurora Public Library  550 Main St.  652-4440   More...

East Aurora ice dance champion honored

Skaters Kaitlin Hawayek, of East Aurora, and her partner Jean-Luc Baker, of Edmonds, Washington, were recently recognized by Sen. More...

Business

The Craftsman Lounge set to open at the Inn

It began in 1897 as Elbert Hubbard’s original Print Shop. More...

Events

Benefit to assist people with brain injuries   More...

Phone scam alert: Callers aim to frighten consumers

Phone scammers are at it again, this time posing as federal agents looking for Social Security numbers. More...

Breaking News - 5/20/2014 9:50 PM

Budgets for East Aurora, Iroquois pass

Voters in East Aurora passed the district's $31 million budget with a 741-341 vote. Incumbents Daniel Brunson, Jessica Armbrust and Stephen Zagrobelny were all reelected to the East Aurora School Board. More...

Ben Sauer loses fight with cancer

The bright-eyed, 5-year-old Clarence Center boy who galvanized the community to hope that even the worst diagnosis could be overcome with faith and hope has passed away.Benjamin David Sauer died Tuesday night, according to reports in other local medi More...

‘ACH’ ON THE ATTACK —

Iroquois’ Brad Achman, left, tries to avoid a check from East Aurora’s Pat Shea during the crosstown rivals’ non-league clash on May 8. The Chiefs came out on top, 9-4. More...

EA BOE holds public hearing on budget

A public hearing on the 2014-15 budget proposition was the focus of the May 7 East Aurora School Board meeting. More...

Local News

Elma Town Board sets trio of public hearings

The Elma Town Board set three public hearings during its May 7 board meeting. More...

New Roycroft lecture series set to begin

On Sunday, May 18, The “Little Journey’s” lecture series will open with Western New York’s and the International Arts and Crafts Movement’s Edythe “Kitty” Turgeon.  More...

Retired teachers stay connected at meetings

There was business to attend to at the May meeting of the Eastern Erie Retired Teachers Association, but that wasn’t the most important part of the session.  Those attending the three meetings each year look forward to learning from the fe More...

Obituaries

Robert Michael Kulpit, machinist at Elmar Industries

Robert Michael Kulpit, 60, of Elma, died Monday, May 5, 2014. Mr. Kulpit worked as a machinist at Elmar Industries in Depew. Outside work, he enjoyed being around his family as well as fishing and camping at Allegany State Park. More...

Sports

EA baseball wins in nine, earns tie for division lead

In years past, a game in which East Aurora’s baseball team committed more than a couple of errors usually wound up going down as a loss.  That wasn’t the case Monday, though, as the Blue Devils committed nearly as many as they scored More...

Iroquois girls track crushes Lake Shore

Iroquois’ girls track team upped its ECIC III record to 2-1 May 6 by nearly doubling up Lake Shore, 93-48.  More...

East Aurora girls lacrosse upends crosstown rival on Senior Night

Though it took some time due to the weather causing a later start than anticipated, East Aurora’s girls lacrosse team was able to do its seniors — and original lacrosse booster — proud Friday by knocking off crosstown rival Iroquois More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Book signing planned for The Bookworm   Keith White Jr., author of “Colo r-With-Me,” will host a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at The Bookworm, 34 Elm St., East Aurora. More...