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February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Concerns about music program take forefront of budget discussion

The Iroquois Board of Education and members of the district’s administration met Feb. 2 to begin preliminary budget discussions for the district. More...

Local News

Small Business Summit planned for March 3

Sen. Patrick Gallivan, will once again team up with the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce and leaders in business development to present a small-business summit from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. More...

Conservation district sets 15th annual Envirothon

The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District will host the 15th annual Erie County Envirothon on Thursday, March 31, and Thursday, April 28, at Village Green Park in Elma. More...

Aurora’s Winterfest 2016 to commence tomorrow

The Town of Aurora Winterfest 2016 is scheduled to kick off on Friday, Feb. 12, with a handful of activities for all ages, including wine tastings, a skate and shoot activity for youth at The Healthy Zone Ice Rink, fish fry dinners and a pub crawl. More...

Letters to the Editor

Speed limit unsafe on Grover Road

My wife and I live on the southern section of Grover Road. I believe that the absurdly high 45-mph speed limit makes Grover one of the most dangerous roads in Erie County. More...

Education

Annunciation’s Strong Start Pre-K to host open house

The Strong Start Early Learning Academy at the Church of the Annunciation will host two open house events in February to showcase its prekindergarten program. The open house events will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. More...

On the Campus

Caroline Zink of East Aurora was named to the dean’s list at Elmira College for the fall 2015 semester. Katherine Mandych of East Aurora was named to the dean’s list at The College of Wooster for the fall 2015 semester. More...

Lifestyles

Domestic Violence Safe House Founded on Belief "Women Matter"

In Willette Taylor’s office, the color purple is everywhere you look. Purple curtains envelop the windows behind her desk, and a bouquet of purple flowers sits atop a stack of purple folders. More...

Elma Kiwanis Club welcomes new members

The Elma Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Elma Towne Grille, 6650 Clinton St., Elma. New members are welcome. For more information, call Roger at 652-3614. More...

Roycroft Film Society to screen ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ on Valentine’s Day

The Roycroft Film Society will screen the R-rated film “Only Lovers Left Alive” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the Parkdale Elementary auditorium, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora. More...

Business

Election adds four to Roycroft Campus board

The Roycroft Campus recently announced that four members have been elected to its board of directors: George Cameron, Chris D’Angelo, Anne Leary and Michelle Rudnicki. Cameron and Leary joined the board in September. More...

Business startup classes begin at Medaille

Individuals interested in starting their own business are invited to register for an eight-week training series. Classes will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 8 through April 28 at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo. More...

Dale Carnegie Training slated for Feb. 25

“Dale Carnegie Training: Goal-Setting Master y” will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The event costs $79 for a single ticket, and group discounts are available. More...

GEA, tax cap make for bleak school budget outlook in 2016-17

The continuation of the gap elimination adjustment and stagnant foundation aid, combined with a disadvantageous wealth ratio and restrictive tax cap legislation will almost completely eradicate the East Aurora School Board’s ability to increase More...

Indictment handed down in Larwood robbery

A man allegedly involved in the Oct. 24 armed robbery of Larwood Pharmacy in East Aurora has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Buffalo, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr. More...

Editorials

Taxpayers’ budget involvement should begin now

On Tuesday, May 17, taxpayers in the Town of Aurora and the Town of Elma will head to the polls to decide the fate of the 2016-17 budget propositions. More...

Spindle items

East Aurora Editor

TRUFFLES — It’s no secret in my family that I enjoy baking. My interest was sparked early on by my mom, who always encouraged and welcomed my help in the kitchen. From there, baking has blossomed into a hobby and a stress reliever. More...

Out of the Past

The Iroquois girls varsity basketball team ran their league record to a perfect 11-0 as they defeated Depew on Feb. 9 with a score of 70-48. Kate Jarnot led the attack with 15 points, eight rebounds and 10 steals. More...

Sports

EA girls hoops clinches fourth straight ECIC IV title

Sports Reporter

East Aurora’s girls basketball team knocked off perennial title contender Pioneer on the road Saturday, 48-38, to sew up its fourth consecutive ECIC IV regular-season championship. More...

Iroquois boys hoops struggling to find wins

Iroquois’ boys basketball team has hit difficult times down the stretch as it has lost four consecutive league contests to fall to 5-14 on the season. More...

Iroquois wins Class A tournament; EA/Holland takes 11th in Class B

Iroquois’ wrestling team, fresh off its undefeated run to the ECIC II regular-season title, continued to showcase its dominance during Saturday’s annual Class A Tournament at Starpoint by crowning three individual champions en route to ta More...