2018-02-22

Forward-thinking programs get kids to eat better



(BPT) – They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But for millions of low-income children across the country, the low-cost or free lunch they get at school is the most nutritious, most filling meal they will eat. In 2016, over 30 million kids across the U.S. received low-cost or free lunches at their school. With […]

Flooded Lawns and Erosion Problems Highlighted at Elma Meeting



<p dir=”ltr”><span id=”docs-internal-guid-657326bc-be14-1506-633a-398a0e1be746″>Problems with surface water runoff and drainage issues have dominated recent Town of Elma board meetings.</span></p><p dir=”ltr”><span id=”docs-internal-guid-657326bc-be14-1506-633a-398a0e1be746″>Town engineer James Wyzkiewicz has seemingly been the point man for the many residents who have come forward with their concerns regarding flooded yards and farm fields. Problems brought before the board and Wyzkiewicz include issues on Caroline Lane, Briggswood Drive, […]

Tips to put the health back into healthy food trends



(BPT) – With new so-called “healthy” food trends popping up all the time, it’s hard to keep track of what’s good for your health and what’s just a fad. Luckily, research continually shows consumers which fads to ditch and which kitchen staples stand the test of time and should remain in our diets. For example, did you know that coconut […]

Chickens and rabbit perish in fire



<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>SHELDON — A family’s chickens and a rabbit died in a fire Tuesday evening, Feb. 20, when an overheated lamp sparked a blaze at 2755 North Sheldon Road, according to the Wyoming County Office of Emergency Services.</span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>No other injuries were reported in the fire.</span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Crews from Sheldon, Strykersville, Bennington, Harris Corners, Holland and Wales Center […]

Town Seeks Accountability with Fire Company


Letter to the Editor

<p dir=”ltr”>Dear Editor,</p><p dir=”ltr”><span>The issue between the Town and the Marilla Fire Company is not about an audit. It is about transparency with the use of taxpayers dollars that fund various organizations. All other organizations that the Town funds have in their agreements the right of the town to access their books. The only objection the fire company has to […]

Warsaw Police Report – Feb. 22 edition



<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″><strong>TUESDAY, FEB. 13</strong></span></p><p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″><em>Domestic dispute</em></span></p><p class=”p3″><span class=”s1″>2:30 p.m. — Shawn M. Blanc, 24, of Warsaw was charged with criminal obstruction of breath and endangering the welfare of a child under the age of 17, following the report of a domestic dispute, police said. He was arraigned and committed to jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or […]

‘Marrying Minister’ United More Than 650 Local Couples


Historian’s Corner

<p dir=”ltr”>The Rev. Richard Marsh Sandford conducted so many weddings in the East Aurora area during the second half of the 19th Century that he earned the nickname, “the Marrying Minister.” <p dir=”ltr”><span>His obituary noted that the Presbyterian pastor married more than 650 couples, a figure confirmed by the nearly 100-page index of marriages in the archives of the Aurora […]

Driver Charged with DWI in Village


East Aurora Police Blotter

<p dir=”ltr”>An East Aurora police officer was traveling east on Jewett Holmwood Road behind a vehicle on Feb. 14 at 10:20 p.m. The vehicle reportedly crossed over the white fog line several times, and later the double yellow center line. <p dir=”ltr”><span>The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, a 33-year-old man from Davis Road. The driver said […]

Technology can help people manage Type 2 diabetes in real time



(BPT) – There is no disputing that digital health technology and connected devices can produce massive amounts of data. But that data, on its own, is not always particularly useful. The real value comes from translating that data into personalized and actionable information and putting it into the hands of people, in real time, whose health might depend on those […]

Showing Support for Mercurio’s Mayoral Race


Letter to the Editor

<p dir=”ltr”>Dear Editor, <p dir=”ltr”><span>We wholeheartedly support Peter Mercurio for Mayor of East Aurora, even as we now live on the other end of the great lakes. Pete and I ran for seats on the Village Board in 2005, and I had the honor of serving with him for the next nine years. When we were elected, the Walmart threat […]