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2018-01-11 / Editorials

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East Aurora Editor

WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND — I never thought I would be excited to see temperatures in the low 30s, but after the cold spell we’ve been having, I’m just happy the temperature isn’t in the single digits. It seems like a lot of other people are pleased to see the rise in temperatures.

On Monday night, I saw quite a few people walking around East Aurora. The only problem was they were walking down dark side streets. I would be more sympathet- ic if the sidewalks weren’t plowed, but from the looks of it, most of them were clear. The other issue was these people weren’t wearing reflective clothing, which made it much harder to see in the dark.

I understand it’s important to be active during the winter months, but please keep in mind that sidewalks are there for a reason. Try and use them when it gets dark outside, or at least make yourself more visible for drivers.

WATERLINE UPDATE — During Monday’s Aurora Town Board meeting, Highway Superintendent David Gunner said his crews would be finishing work on the waterline on Porterville Road this week.

Gunner also said this has been a difficult winter, and so far, his team has used 1,200 tons of salt to keep the roads and sidewalks clear, as well as 1,500 tons of sand and 500 gallons of liquid additives, which are used to melt ice.

BIRTHDAY WISHES — It looks like someone on the Aurora Town Board is celebrating a birthday. During Monday’s meeting, Supervisor Jim Bach shared that Town Attorney Ron Bennett’s birthday is Thursday, Jan. 11. If you see him around, wish him a happy birthday.

CONDOLENCES —There is some sad news out of Elma where Supervisor Dennis Powers announced that Ed Dudek had died on Dec. 24. Dudek had served on the Elma Zoning Board for 30 years and was also a Mason. A moment of silence was held for him at the end of the Town Board meeting.

DECA TEAM DOMINATES — Congratulations to the East Aurora High School DECA team. For those of you unfamiliar with DECA, it’s a marketing education program for high school students across the country. These talented students competed in regional and state competitions to show off their skills in public speaking, advertising, interviewing and selling.

The district recently announced that seven of the nine members qualified for the state competitions, which will be held in March in Rochester.

Congratulations to all the students involved.

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Photos should be of high quality and not contain more than six people. Names of those pictured and a description of what is taking place in the photo is also necessary.

If you have a photo that you would like to submit for consideration, email it to KateP@Beenews.com.

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