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2018-07-05 / Editorials

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 8, 1993


ALL GEARED UP — Tommy Goodwin, 3, was all smiles as he participated in the “Kids Parade on Wheels” on Riley Street in July 1993. The parade, sponsored by Vidler’s, was open to kids 5-10 years old. Photo by Rick Kintzel ALL GEARED UP — Tommy Goodwin, 3, was all smiles as he participated in the “Kids Parade on Wheels” on Riley Street in July 1993. The parade, sponsored by Vidler’s, was open to kids 5-10 years old. Photo by Rick Kintzel Several Elma residents voiced disapproval during a recent meeting concerning the proposed Lancaster Stone Facility. If approved by the board, the site will sit on approximately 10 acres on the east side of Blossom Road. In an effort to call attention to alleged problems with the proposed site, a citizen cited a statute in the town code which states that any industry which creates excessive toxic or noxious fumes, or increases traffic to a point where it becomes oppressive, is prohibited from operating.

A Torch Run was held in East Aurora in honor of the start of the World University Games. The torch run began at Buffalo Road and Girard Avenue, and continued through the streets of the village. Sponsored by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce, the run was led by Gary Groat, president of the chamber, and approximately 60 residents of all ages.

The Town of Aurora recently received federal grants totaling $19,035 for renovations to the Oakwood Senior Center and $4,540 for sidewalk replacement. The grants were a part of a $3.277 million in community development block grant funds awarded to Erie County from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

An intoxicated individual was found walking down Elm street with a large bunch of flowers. When questioned, the subject said he “picked them in front of the police station, they’re for my girlfriend.”

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