January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Iroquois School Board gets more details on vets tax exemption

The Alternate Veterans Tax Exemption remains a hot topic among members of the Iroquois Board of Education, which heard public comments and a presentation on the proposal at its Jan. 14 meeting. More...

Local News

News Brief

The Aurora Town Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in the Southside Municipal Center auditorium, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora. More...

Iroquois approves use of Repair Reserve Fund

The Iroquois Board of Education voted to appropriate funds from the Repair Reserve Fund following a public hearing at the Jan. 14 board meeting. More...

Elma, Erie County to receive urban forestry grant money

Elma and Erie County will be among the beneficiaries of nearly $930,000 in state grants awarded for 40 urban forestry projects in communities across New York to help protect air, water and natural resources, and enhance urban communities. More...

Letters to the Editor

Community support made sale a success

The Abigails’ annual Christmas Sale, to benefit the Aurora Historical Society and Millard Fillmore Presidential Site, was once again a huge success thanks to the support of our wonderful community. More...

Education

East Aurora school board says ‘go away’ to GEA

The East Aurora School District has lost over $6 million in funding since the onset of the gap elimination adjustment, created by the state in 2010 to balance its own budget. More...

On the Campus

John Hasselback of East Aurora has been named to its dean’s list for fall 2014 semester at the University of Hartford. Sarah Rusnak from East Aurora was named to the president’s list for the fall 2014 semester at Geneseo State College. More...

Lifestyles

Seasonal stress and anxiety can be cured with mindfulness

Bitterly cold temperatures are a chilling reminder of the season that traps Western New York. With the holiday buzz winding down, it is very easy to succumb to seasonal stresses and depression. More...

PTO to host murder mystery event

The East Aurora Middle School Parent Teacher Organization will host a murder mystery event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora. More...

Roycroft Book Club sets 2015 discussion series

From the wilds of Alaska to iconic female superheroes and local legends, this year’s reading selections of the Roycroft Book Club offer a little something different. More...

Business

‘Suits for Troops’ winds down, exceeds expectations

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and the Erie County Bar Association recently saw the successful conclusion of their initiative to collect lightly used men’s and women’s suits for local veterans searching for employment. More...

Moog Inc. technology selected for HyQ Robot

A team of researchers from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, based in Genova, Italy, have selected Moog Industrial Group to provide a miniature servo valve to optimize control of the legs of a new quadruped robot. More...

Vacation Express offers nonstop flights to Cancun

Nonstop charter flights to Cancun are now available out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Vacation Express celebrated its first flight out of Buffalo to the Mexican resort on Saturday Jan. 17, with 130 passengers onboard. More...

Absences delay vote on permits

The East Aurora Village Board decided to postpone any action on adjusting temporary use permit fees because of an abundance of missing members at its Tuesday night meeting. More...

Board squeezes spending plan from tight budget

The East Aurora schools are facing an estimated budget gap of $2.1 million next year, according to information reported at the Jan. 14 Board of Education meeting on development of the district’s 2015-16 spending plan. More...

Resident jack of all trades in emergency management

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Craig Thrasher has been helping people for a long time. More...

Editorials

Freezing temperatures increase need for car care

Bee Editorial

This is the time of year that keeps tow truck drivers and automobile clubs busy. On a cold morning it seems that some cars are no more eager to start than we are. More...

Spindle items

• CELLPHONES — Though Christmas has come and gone, the season of giving continues, and now is as good a time as any to help out. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Jan. 26, 1995

• The East Aurora Planning Commission has recommended that the East Aurora Village Board keep Commerce Green zoned industrial. In a Jan. 18 vote, the commission voted 5-2 in favor of keeping the 48-acre site zoned industrial. More...

Sports

Wins leave EA girls hoops perfect in division

Defense holds Maryvale scoreless for nearly all of first three quarters

East Aurora’s girls basketball team improved to 5-0 in ECIC III play last week by knocking off Springville and Maryvale in completely opposite ways. More...

Turnover troubles cost Chiefs shot at pair of hardwood wins

Struggles with turnovers against both Hamburg and West Seneca East played key roles in Iroquois’ boys basketball team’s pair of losses last week. More...

Iroquois/Lancaster girls hockey rallies to tie powerhouse Kenmore

It’s no secret that Kenmore’s girls hockey team has one of the Federation’s top goaltenders in Lauren Pray. More...