April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

East Aurora sees 44 percent of students opt out of ELA testing

In the East Aurora School District, 44 percent of third- through eighth-graders, or 357 out of 815 enrolled, chose to opt out of last week’s English language arts exams. More...

Local News

School Board decides to reserve some state aid, resulting in cuts

One week after learning that East Aurora had received the lowest aid figure of the 38 school districts in Erie and Niagara counties for the 2015-16 school year, the School Board faced some hard decisions at its April 15 meeting on what to cut from ne More...

Pet Connection to hold fundraiser

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will host an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Variety Club Banquet Hall, 6114 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

RecruitNY encourages citizens to become volunteer firefighters

Volunteer fire departments across the state, including the East Aurora Fire Department, will open their doors to local residents this weekend for Recruit- NY. More...

Sports

JUST IN TIME

JUST IN TIME — East Aurora’s Halie Weiglein beats the play at third base as Tonawanda’s Haley Slater stretches in an attempt to make the catch before she gets there during the Lady Blue Devils’ 10-1 loss on April 16. More...

EA baseball wins three, moves to 5-0

Despite what was mostly a self-inflicted scare Thursday, East Aurora’s baseball team was able to earn wins in all three of its games last week to keep its perfect start to the 2015 season intact. More...

Blue Devil track teams take ECIC IV opener

East Aurora’s boys and girls track teams got their respective ECIC IV seasons off on the right foot April 15 by taking out Maryvale by 106-35 and 96-41 scores, respectively. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Aurora Historical Society to meet The Aurora Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora. More...

Business

State ‘nuisance fees’ not in budget

The repeal of 57 nuisance fees as part of the 2015-16 State Budget, many of which were identified in a 2013 State Senate report on regulatory reform, is commended by Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-C-I, Elma. More...

AARP NY will host financial workshop

AARP NY will hold “Your Retirement Nest Egg” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Buffalo. More...

BNSME dinner meeting slated for April 27

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will host the organization’s next dinner meeting at 5:15 p.m. Monday, April 27, at Shea’s Smith Theatre, 660 Main St., Buffalo. More...

Lack of open container law, music festival lead meeting discussions

The lack of an open container law in the Village of East Aurora led to discussions about the upcoming East Aurora Music Fest during Monday night’s Village Board meeting. More...

Iroquois receives state aid estimates, reveals budget

The Iroquois Central Board of Education revealed the district’s state aid numbers and how they affect the 2015-16 budget, at an April 15 budget forum. More...

Editorials

Become a volunteer firefighter through RecruitNY

This weekend, hundreds of fire departments across New York State will host open house events in an effort to boost recruitment numbers. The fifth annual RecruitNY campaign will be held at various sites on April 25 and 26. More...

Spindle items

• CELEBRATE THE TREES — I grew up in a city, but I longed to live among the trees. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago April 27, 1995 • Early detection of cancer is often the best defense against the disease, and the Town of Elma and the Elma Zonta Club are trying to help. More...

Lifestyles

Historical society plans afternoon tea event

The Elma Historical Society will host “An Elegant Afternoon Tea” event on Saturday, May 2, at the Elma Town Museum, 3011 Bowen Road, Elma. The event will have two seatings: one at 11:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. More...

Lincoln funeral car hopes to make stop in Buffalo

On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was scheduled to see his personal, presidential passenger-train car for the first time. But on that day he become one of the last casualties of a war that cost some 750,000 American lives. More...

Girl writes book to celebrate story of survival, love

It has been a long and trying road for Mariana Maniscalco, leading her to the publication of her first book. More...