March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Aurora Town Board receives FEMA update

During Monday night’s Aurora Town Board meeting, Highway Superintendent David Gunner gave a brief update on the status of the town’s expected Federal Emergency Management Agency funds for the November storm. More...

Local News

Immaculate Conception students learn with Hot Wheels

As an engineer, how would you build a ramp to get your Hot Wheels car to go as far as it can? More...

Elma Town Board sets public hearing for April 15

The Elma Town Board set a public hearing regarding local law No. 1-2012 storm water management during its meeting on March 18. More...

Incumbents, newcomer elected in unopposed village race

Two incumbents were returned to office and one newcomer was elected on March 18 in an unopposed race for the East Aurora Village Board. Deborah Carr-Hoagland and Peter Mercurio were re-elected to the board, while Al McCabe won his first term. More...

Education

East Aurora School Board sees concern over proposed music program cuts

While school districts across the state anxiously await the release of preliminary aid numbers, seemingly inevitable cuts to the East Aurora district’s music program overshadowed the missing numbers at the School Board’s March 18 meeting. More...

Iroquois decides on survey for veterans tax exemption

During its March 18 meeting, The Iroquois School Board decided that it will survey the public about the veterans tax exemption on the exit survey at the budget vote. More...

PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY

— Amelia Sexton, a third grader at Immaculate Conception School, prepares for her day as principal on March 17. More...

Lifestyles

Spring brings colorful blossoms to local florists

Despite a few snow mounds still scattered throughout the region, Friday brought the season everyone had been waiting for: spring. The brain automatically associates spring with green grass and plenty of colorful, fragrant flowers. More...

Spaghetti dinner, raffle slated for April 13

The West Falls Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the West Falls Fire Company, 1864 Davis Road. More...

East Aurora / Elma / Marilla Library News

Aurora Public Library 550 Main St. 652-4440 (Note: The Aurora Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 3. More...

Business

Events

NAWBO will hold ‘Success without Struggle’ dinner More...

Approved legislation would create task force for business rules, regulations

The state Senate has approved legislation that would require the state to review existing rules, regulations and licensing procedures that apply to businesses and other entities throughout New York, according to Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-C-I, Elma. More...

Knox Farm State Park to host Spring Art Fest

The Spring Art Fest at Knox Farm Preview has been scheduled for April 24 through 26. More...

Iroquois announces budget estimates at forum

In the absence of state aid estimates, Superintendent Douglas Scofield presented the Iroquois Board of Education with a projected 2015-16 budget at a forum on Tuesday night. More...

Elma woman recognized as ‘Senior of the Month’

When looking at Jan Sheridan’s resume, it would be easier to list what the Elma resident doesn’t do. More...

Editorials

With volunteering, we can all offer something

Jan Sheridan, this month’s recipient of the Erie County Senior of the Month designation and a member of the Erie County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, is what we believe is the definition of a true volunteer. More...

Spindle items

DONATE BOOKS — The Friends of the Library will hold a book drop-off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the East Aurora Library, 550 Main St., East Aurora. Books, CDs, More...

Is avoiding meat on Friday a sacrifice in modern times?

Growing up in a Catholic family at a time when the priest still had his back to the congregation during Mass meant that we never had meat on any Friday, a practice that now pertains only to the 40 days of Lent. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

TODORO, Mary A. (nee Zannella), of Elma, died Thursday, March 19, 2015. More...

Sports

EA girls fall to champs in hoops’ state semis

Friday’s battle of the Class B girls basketball “young- sters” went to eventual state champion Susquehanna Valley, as East Aurora put up a good fight before ultimately falling, 53-46, in one of two state semifinals played at Hudson More...

Player nominations sought for Bowman Cup

The 11th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase has been scheduled for Sunday, April 12, at First Niagara Center — and now, player nominations are sought to fill the three Buffalo-area squads. More...

Buffalo 716ers to field AAU youth hoops squads

The Premier Basketball League East Division’s Buffalo 716ers will soon be fielding youth basketball teams in the Amateur Athletic Union. More...