November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Kasprzak to sign change order for Central Fire Station

Mayor Allan Kasprzak was authorized to sign a change order for the new Central Fire Station during Monday night’s East Aurora Village Board meeting. More...

Local News

National Grid issues safety tips with potential flooding on the horizon

As frigid temperatures, ice and snow begin to thaw, the potential for localized flooding increases. More...

Crossroads Springs’ auction, bazaar to benefit AIDS orphans

The board of directors of Crossroads Springs Africa are preparing for their annual “Art for AIDS Orphans” event, running through Nov. 20. More...

EA man named Conservation Officer of the Year

Officer Scott Marshall has been named Environmental Conservation Officer of the Year by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, according to Joe Martens, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation. More...

Letters to the Editor

Museum a reminder of dark past

I recently read the column that David Sherman wrote after his visit to the Museum of disABILITY. For may years, I was employed at People Inc. as director of its prevention department. More...

Local businesses show generosity

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Falls appreciates the generosity of local business owners. More...

Education

On the Campus

Sean Phillips of East Aurora was recently inducted into the Oracle Honor Society at Ithaca College. Phillips is a junior clinical health studies major. More...

Sports

EA harriers fare well at Fed championships

East Aurora’s cross-country teams stepped up the pace this past weekend at the New York State Federation Championships at Bowdoin Park near Poughkeepsie, with the Lady Blue Devils placing 11th and the boys finishing 14th. More...

EA grad wins pro golf event

In only his third career start, 2009 East Aurora graduate Thad Wier won his first professional golf tournament by defeating PGA Latin America Tour player Casey Johnson in a sudden-death playoff Oct. More...

Sweet Home, Will North dominate First Team selections

Football is all about winning, and these All-Bee Football First Team Defense selections have made winning much easier for their respective teams. More...

NYSPHSAA officials delay start for weekend’s swimming championships

Robert Zayas can certainly commiserate with the athletes of Section VI whose seasons were still ongoing prior to Monday night, having seen firsthand the havoc this week’s lake-effect snowstorm wreaked on the area after being trapped near the HarborCe More...

Special delivery: Jamison Road Fire assists woman in labor

In the midst of what is now being called “Winter Storm Knife,” dispatch at Jamison Road Fire Company in Elma received a call just before 3 a.m. More...

Aurora successful in refinance of 10 water districts

Savings in interest payments

Aurora Town Supervisor James Bach announced on Nov. 13 that the town has been successful in refinancing 10 of the its water districts. Bach said that the refinance should save the town about $600,000 in interest payments. More...

Editorials

Caution, preparedness are of benefit on the roads

This week’s lake effect snow storm dumped more than two feet of snow in the central and southern regions of Erie County, creating unsafe and hazardous driving conditions for motorists. More...

Spindle items

SNOWY DRIVE — On average, I drive about 340 miles a week. As such, I’ve become a bit of a curmudgeon when falling leaves turn to falling snow. There is simply nothing fun about driving in snowy, slippery weather. More...

Businesses open on Thanksgiving are blind to family values

The best way we can show our displeasure for any retail outlet that will open its doors for business on Thanksgiving is to not do business with them. Period. Greed may never have been this visible in this country’s history. More...

Obituaries

Kitty Turgeon, preservationist

Kitty Turgeon, 81, of East Aurora, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Mrs. Turgeon spent over 40 years on the Roycroft Campus, studying the Arts & Crafts Movement. More...

Peter Vasilion, physician

Dr. Peter Vasilion, 79, of East Aurora, formerly of Clarence, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Dr. Vasilion was a physician trained in general pathology, with senior management experience in commercial and hospital laboratory operations. More...

Lifestyles

Paint Box Project partnership spreads holiday cheer nationwide

Since 1990, The Paint Box Project has been transforming young artists’ artwork into heartwarming holiday cards. More...

Community Thanksgiving service planned

The Elma Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at St. Vincent Church, 6441 Seneca St., Spring Brook. Financial donations and canned goods will be given to Fish of East Aurora. More...

AURORA PLAYERS

Erin Pataye, left, along with Mary Ann Reisdorf, Brooke Goergen and Joe Cassidy will perform in the Buffalo based comedy/drama “Miracle on South Division Street.” The show will serve as a fundraiser for the 80th anniversary of the Aurora More...

Business

Events

Psychiatric Center to host suicide loss program More...

‘Cheers’ star will visit Made In America Store

Noted television and film actor John Ratzenberger is on his way to Elma in hopes of bringing some attention to the myriad of American made products at the Made in America store. More...

PERSON OF THE YEAR

— Phil Colarusso, center, stands with Plant WNY President Ed Dore, left, and nominating committee representative Neil Stern, right. More...