2018-11-28

Zoning Board Rules Against Compost Company


For the time being, EcoVerde Organics, LLC (EVO) can still produce compost at its site on Blakeley Road, but the product cannot be removed from the property or sold to a third party. The Aurora Town Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) recently ruled that town codes limit how compost can be handled for agricultural purposes, and because creating compost is […]

Court Rules Town Owns Brooklea Bridge


After years in the courts, the final decision came down just before Thanksgiving.

Obituary: Kenneth Carl Schaff, Active Member of Elma Community

Kenneth Carl Schaff April 12, 1945 – Nov. 21, 2018 Kenneth Carl Schaff, known as Kenny, of Elma died on Wednesday, November 21. He was 73. Mr. Schaff was born in Boise, Idaho on April 12, 1945. His father was in the Air Force so the family moved several times until 1956, when they moved to Goldsboro, N.C. to be […]

Obituary: Lucille V. Plotkin, Aurora Players Makeup Artist, Roycroft Docent

Lucille V. Plotkin March 12, 1927 – Nov. 24, 2018 Lucille V. Plotkin of Warsaw died peacefully Saturday, November 24. She was 91. Lu, as she liked to be called, was born March 12, 1927, the daughter of Anna and Maximillian Urbanski in Elizabeth, N.J. Mrs. Plotkin resided at East Side Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw. Prior to that […]

Obituary: Dr. Ralph R. Dobelbower

Ralph R., Dobelbower, Jr., MD, Ph.D, F.A.C.R., D.A.B.R., F.A.C.R.O. Dr. Ralph R. Dobelbower of East Aurora died on Friday, November 23. Dr. Dobelbower was the husband of Carol Pack Dobelbower, the late Mary Louise Glaser Dobelbower and the late Mary Dolores Sell Dobelbower. He is survived by his children Ralph R., III (Christine) Dobelbower, Michael Christian (Kristie) Dobelbower, MD, Ph.D. […]

Wales Resident Pushes for Well Water Protection Plan


Wales is the only community in Erie County that does not have a public water supply reaching anywhere within the town boundaries. Water comes from wells and efforts to bring a public system to the town have all failed. Accepting this fate, Wales Resident Dori Carlone decided to take action to protect the only water supply Wales has: the underground […]

Lady Chiefs Open Season with Annual Tournament


Two of the stalwarts of the 2017-18 Iroquois Lady Chiefs 19-4 basketball team that made it to the sectional finals return to captain this year’s squad. Junior Logan Streety and senior Meghan Porzio were chosen as captain for the team that begins its season this week with the Matthew Foster Memorial Tournament. The tournament lasts from Nov. 28 to Nov. […]

Column: Deer Destinations Close to Home


Erik pointed to the huge soybean field across Bowen Road and said, “I found my deer, he’s a huge body buck, but only 3-point antlers, laying over there just across that little creek.” We both laughed and said, “You can’t eat the antlers!” We were hunting on a wooded, 10-acre private tract of land in Elma where the owner we […]

Blue Devils Girls Look to Adjust Game Plan for New Season


It’s a whole new ball game for the East Aurora Blue Devils girls varsity basketball team for the 2018-2019 season. For the last three years, the Blue Devils towered over their opponents with dominant 6-foot tall players. Their inside game was second to none, with most of their points coming down low in the paint. The big girls have graduated […]

Boys Basketball Starts Season On the Road


The often confusing rules of high school Section VI athletics have the East Aurora boys varsity basketball team returning to Class B for the 2018-19 season after a year in Class A. The move to Class B puts coach Chris Koselny’s boys in a little better position to do some damage in the postseason. But first, they’ll have to have […]