Weekly Feature



April 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

New gun legislation is a smart step forward

The debate over gun legislation has been raging for several years now and particularly flares up each time a mass shooting takes place. More...

Spindle items

SAVE THE DATE — On Sunday morning — April Fool’s Day — my boyfriend told me it was snowing outside. Thinking this was some sort of April Fool’s prank, I scolded him and said that wasn’t funny ... More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 8, 1993

Area school districts got some good news Monday as the State Legislature adopted a nearly $60 billion budget that increased state aid to Erie County school districts by $19.4 million.  More...

Sports

Prospects and promotions highlight Bisons outlook

A reclusive James Earl Jones character in the movie “Field of Dreams” once called baseball “America’s constant.”  He posited that no matter how much America had changed, there was always baseball and always would be More...

Chiefs’ new boys lax coach has loads of experience

Rich Randall is certainly a familiar face to the Iroquois boys lacrosse program, and after serving as either the Chiefs’ head JV coach or assistant varsity coach since 2004, he’s ready to return to the ranks of varsity head coach for the More...

Underclassmen hoping to spark EA boys lax

The downside to high school sports, at least where coaches are concerned, is that you’re constantly needing to restock your roster after the summer. More...

Entertainment

Concerts

thurs. 5   NYC ska/reggae artists, The Slackers, with special guests local skankers, The Abruptors, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., Buffalo; $. 893-2900, www.buffalomohawkplace.com  More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 5   Melissa Sauers — 7 p.m., Hot Mama’s Canteen, 12 Military Road, Buffalo; Free. 783-8222, www.hotmamascanteen.com  More...

Art

thurs. 5   West Seneca Art Society Live Demonstration — With Shasti O’Leary Soudant, trans-disciplinary artist, designer and writer, 7 p.m. More...

Village leaders revisit idea to move offices

East Aurora Village and Aurora Town leaders have revisited the idea of combining the two municipalities into one building.  More...

Korrine Holt looks to inspire others with her new book: ‘Poetic Ascension’

Atlanta native Korrine Holt has been writing poetry for more than three years. Holt can now call herself an author as her first book, “Poetic Ascension: Attuned to Love,” was published in March. More...

East Aurora man victim of gift card scam

An East Aurora man is speaking out after claiming he was the victim of a scam.  The man, who only wished to be identified as Jason, said he bought a $50 iTunes gift card from a Gamestop store in Hamburg for his girlfriend’s birthday. More...

Local News

Survey shows DMV registrants don’t want personal information sold

A new survey, conducted at the Erie County auto bureaus, indicates that vehicle registrants would choose to opt out of having their information sold by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, according to Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns.&nbs More...

News Brief

Boy Scout Troop 618 will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 5271 Clinton St., Elma. Meals cost $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4 to 10, and free for children younger than 4. More...

EA resident honored by Roycroft Arts & Craftsman Guild

On March 10, Nancy Hall of East Aurora was granted “juried artist” status in the Arts & Craftsmen Guild on the Roycroft Campus.  Hall, who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident nearly 18 years ago, paints using her mouth. More...

Letters to the Editor

Alzheimer’s must be addressed as major health issue

Alzheimer’s is a major public health issue that we must urgently address. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Woman finds letters containing Bible verses inside mailbox

East Aurora Wednesday, March 28 • A woman on Jewett Holmwood Road walked into her kitchen and saw flames coming from the counter where her husband had plugged in his phone. East Aurora Fire Department was called to extinguish the fire. More...

Lifestyles

Gun legislation targets domestic abusers, wanted felons

A piece of legislation has been passed that tightens gun restrictions in New York State, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Jacobs votes to make Kendra’s Law permanent

State Sen. Chris Jacobs recently voted to approve a bill that enhances public safety and improves the quality of care provided to the mentally ill. The legislation does so by strengthening Kendra’s Law and making its provisions permanent.  More...

News Brief

The 2018 Community Garage Sale hosted by the East Aurora Lacrosse Association will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Healthy Rink Zone, 41 Riley St., East Aurora. More...

Business

Students to receive award from Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce has announced the names of the students to be honored during the 21st annual Chamber’s Choice Awards.  More...

Buffalo readies for first-ever blockchain ‘buildathon’ featuring new technology

Chances are you’re familiar with Bitcoin. But how much do you know about blockchain, the technology behind the headline-grabbing cryptocurrency? More...

Millwrights seek apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Eastern Millwright Regional Council is seeking to recruit 10 millwright apprentices from throughout the state, according to the New York State Department of Labor.  Among the 11 application More...