Weekly Feature



August 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Resident claims business owner failed to follow development plan

Neighbors living near a Main Street business are furious after they claim the owners of the business violated their development plan. More...

Editorials

Foreclosure Task Force to fight ‘zombie homes’

The term “zombie home” has entered the vernacular in Western New York communities through the past several years, referring to a home that is left vacant by homeowners following the beginning of the foreclosure process by a bank. More...

Spindle items

TURKEY TROT — If you’re looking for some motivation to keep up with your fitness routine long after bathing suit season has ended, here’s something to think about: the Turkey Trot is only 15 weeks away. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 12 1993

Elma residents spoke out against a proposed bypass, which would run from Broadway near Bowen Road in Lancaster to the Transit/Southwestern intersection on the West Seneca/Elma/Orchard Park border.  More...

Sports

Junior Thunderwolves baseball to hold tryouts

The Niagara Junior Thunderwolves baseball program will be holding tryouts for its 2019 season throughout August. More...

Glory Days Softball Semifinalists set in 50+ playoffs

Playoffs recently began in 50+ Division play of the Glory Days Softball League, leaving two games to play tonight to determine the participants in this season’s upcoming championship game. More...

Section VI Hall of Fame names Class of 2018

The Section VI Hall of Fame will once again grow in size this December when it enshrines its Class of 2018 during a ceremony in the Southtowns. The Class of 2018 induction ceremony is scheduled to begin with a cash bar and dinner at 5:30 p.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Learn about history of Elma   Elma Town Historian Frank Maciejewski will give a presentation on the history of Elma from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Elma Public Library, 1860 Bowen Road, Elma. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 9 The Bravuras — Part of the Bikes & Blues Night, 6 p.m., Anchor Bar, 4300 Maple Road, Amherst. 833-9464 More...

Concerts

thurs. 9   Headstones and A as part of the Canalside Live concert series, 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; $. www.canalsidebuffalo.com  More...

Art

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Still no decision on future of Tannery Brook

Village leaders discuss construction options, cost

Village leaders are once again discussing what to do with the Tannery Brook culvert. More...

Collins arrested by feds on insider trading charges

Federal officials arrested Rep. Chris Collins Wednesday morning in New York City on charges related to alleged insider trading.  More...

Local News

Town supervisors mark bicentennial with tradition

In honor of the Town of Aurora bicentennial, the supervisors of the towns of Holland, Wales and Aurora continued a tradition that includes meeting at the spot where the three towns geographically meet.   More...

Bill protecting farmland becomes law

A Senate bill improving the existing Farmland Protection Implementation Grant Program has been signed into law.  According to Sen. More...

Orchard Park man dead in Baker Road car crash

An Orchard Park man was killed early Tuesday in a car accident on Baker Road after his car struck a large tree and burst into flames, according to authorities.  A little after 2 a.m., police were informed that a car had crashed on Baker and was More...

Letters to the Editor

Aurora Democrats plan get-together

I’m sure many of your readers have tired of the tweets coming out of Washington, D.C., and are ready for some good, community-based fun. May I suggest the Aurora Democratic Committee’s Summer Picnic at 5 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 12. More...

Police Blotter

Argument leads to knocked-over beer

East Aurora

Sunday, July 29  An Olean Road resident said after getting into a fight with a neighbor, the neighbor walked up to the man’s home and knocked over his beer. More...

Lifestyles

Mountstock 2018... to be bigger and better

Mount St. Mary Academy’s Mountstock will be a little different than previous years. The teen bands will battle it out this fall at the event’s 10-year anniversary, and it will be much larger this time around.  More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., Suite A. For information on any programs, call 652-7934.  Every Week  MONDAY-FRIDAY: EXERCISE/WORKOUT ROOM OPEN 8 A.M.-3:45 P.M.   More...

Library News

Aurora Public Library  550 Main St. • 652-4440  2018 Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays   More...

Business

Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce holding membership drive

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce is encouraging local business owners to join the chamber as part of its membership drive, which runs through Friday, Aug. More...

EA resident elected to Food Bank board

An East Aurora resident was recently elected to the board of directors of the Food Bank of WNY during the organization’s annual meeting.  More...

Buffalo Bills, Rally form partnership for fan shuttle

The Buffalo Bills and Rally have teamed up to bring crowd-powered travel to Bills fans on game day, according to Pegula Sports and Entertainment. More...