Town Board OKs Changes to Sign Code

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The Elma Town Board adopted changes to its code and approved new restrictions and guidelines relating to LED message signs. 

Letter to the Editor: Preserve the Current Republican Committee

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Dear Editor, LaKeisha Shoemaker is the current Republican Committee chairwoman for the town of Aurora, and she is the first woman to be elected into that position. LaKeisha, who I am married to, is ethnically Grenadian and a first generation American. She was the first member of her family to graduate from college and obtained a law degree in 2014. […]

Letter to the Editor: “New” Republicans Lack Integrity

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Dear Editor, In last week’s opinion section Sue Friess stated the “new“ Republican club would like the voters to believe the Town of Aurora Republican Committee is still under the management of Earl Jann and Michael Caputo. What she failed to clarify was Mr. Caputo, Mr. Jann and others have resigned from their positions as committee members, therefore, leaving seats […]

Letter to the Editor: A Need to Preserve Voice Within Republican Committee

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Dear Editor,  I am writing in regards to the upcoming Republican primary. I guess this is a warning to all Republicans.  I was an Aurora Town Councilman for 20 years. I went through several primaries. These primaries are an important part of the election process.  The “new” Republican party, as is the “old” Republican party, is made up of some […]

Letter to the Editor: Endorsed Republicans Preserving Our Past and Protecting Our Future

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Dear Editor,  In a recent letter to the editor, a supporter of the ‘New’ Republicans accused the current committee of running dirty campaigns. What I find ironic is that this ‘New’ group attempted to disqualify my fellow committee members from being on the ballot by challenging each signature that we obtained during petitions. These are signatures that you the people […]

Editorial: A Primary Opportunity

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Sometimes voters vent their frustration at the candidates offered by the political parties by failing to vote, or choosing to vote for the “lesser of two evils.” We’ve often pointed out that the selection of candidates starts at the local level with the political party committees in townships and “trickles up” to the county and state levels. Candidates for town […]

Slate of “New Aurora Republicans” to Challenge Incumbents in Aurora Republican Committee

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In the upcoming Primary Election on June 28, Republicans in the Town of Aurora will have an opportunity to elect their local party representatives on the Aurora Republican Committee for the first time since 2008.  A group of 20 local Republicans announced that they have come together to form a campaign group known as the “New Aurora Republicans” to challenge […]

East Aurora REUSES – (We’re Working on it!)

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“I have one word to say to you! Just ONE word!” The prospective father-in-law pulled Dustin Hoffman’s character aside in the 1960s hit movie, The Graduate. The young man cringed, worried what his girlfriend’s father would say. “That word is PLASTIC!” the father whispered emphatically. He meant it as an economic future, an undiscovered “miracle” that would reap many benefits.  […]

“Young Elvis” Tribute Artist Returns To Alden Market 

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Young Elvis tribute artist Nathan Pittorf will return to the Alden Farmers Market on June 25. Nathan, a crowd favorite in past years, will perform from about 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Now 16 years old, Nathan has grown beyond the young teenager we first met but still has the look, clothes, moves and sound of a young Elvis. He’s […]

Elma Recognizes Baumgartner’s Leadership of Historical Society

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Marlene Baumgartner’s work in the community was honored at a ceremony last week where Baumgartner was presented with a Town Proclamation recognizing her contribution and dedication to the community, and her 18 years as president of the Elma Historical Society.