Weekly Feature

2017-11-09 / Editorials

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East Aurora Editor

SITUATION: SINKHOLE — By now you’ve probably paid a visit to the sinkhole on Main Street, which gained attention all across Western New York. It’s quite the sight, and for some time on Monday, it seemed like it was also a bit of a tourist attraction. People from not just East Aurora, but neighboring communities, were pulling to the side of the road to take a gander at this gaping hole.

I too paid a visit to the sinkhole Monday night and was joined by at least seven other people.

If you want to see what it looks like from a different view, head to the East Aurora Bee’s Facebook page and check out the aerial video shot by Dan Oshier of the sinkhole. It’s amazing to see just how wide this sinkhole really is.

All the attention our community is receiving is cool, but hopefully, next time we have everybody talking about our community, it will be for something less destructive.

CAROLER 5K — The East Aurora Village Board has approved a permit for the Caroler 5K, which is set to take place on Saturday, Dec. 16. Here’s the problem — the finish line for the race is on South Willow Street, not too far from Mikey Dee’s and the sinkhole.

The good news is the board believes the issue will be resolved in time for the race, but officials said they would send out a letter to the organizers of the race to let them know about the issue.

By the way, this race starts at 10 a.m., with registration from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. at 11th Frame Lanes, 206 Main St., East Aurora. If you want to pick up your packet or register prior to race day, you can do so from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Robert Basil GMC Showroom, 3475 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.

See you at the finish line.

WEEKLY POLL — We’re always looking for feedback, and one of the ways we go about acquiring it is by posting a new poll each week.

Often the questions come from a pressing issue that may have been discussed at one of the various meetings we attend. Other times it might be the result of a hot topic covered in a story. It all depends on the week.

The poll is on the adjacent page, and it gives directions on where to answer the question on our website at www.EastAurorabee.com.

The overall response varies, with some weeks better than others. It’s our responsibility to ask a good question that engages readers and makes them want to take the poll.

If you ever have a poll question idea, please feel free to send me an e-mail at KateP@beenews.com.

BEE HEARD — One of the most talked-about and exciting features in this newspaper for many years has been Bee Heard. It gives readers a chance to say what’s on their mind in an anonymous manner. It’s important to note that though the negative calls sometimes get the most attention, it’s also a great place to give a positive perspective on things. To reach the Bee Heard line, call 632-0390.

SOCIAL MEDIA — The East Aurora Bee is on social media.

Don’t forget to follow the paper on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @EABee for more news, events and photos.

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