New Year’s Eve in East Aurora

The Aurora Town Recreation Department is hosting a New Year’s ball drop next to the Riley Street ice rink. It will take place on New Year’s eve just before midnight. 11:00 pm -11:50 pm there will be a free public skate at the rink, open to all ages. 12:00 – Ball Drop to begin the new year in the parking […]

New Developer Steps in to Take on Hamlin Condo Plan

The plan to develop eight condominiums along Hamlin Avenue will continue to move forward, but with a new developer in place.

Water Rates to Increase in Elma

The Elma Town Board will likely approve a water rate increase for residents at its Dec. 19 meeting, after this paper’s publication. It will be a 2 percent rate increase for next year. The board discussed the new rate proposal at a work session last week. They said the rate increase was to handle a similar rate increase from the […]

Six Public Hearings Scheduled in Marilla for January

he Town of Marilla has scheduled six public hearings to take place at the first board meeting for the new year.

Iroquois Board Seeks Compensation from Dell Computers

The head of Dell EMC’s statewide educational branch attended the Iroquois Central School District’s board meeting last week to discuss malfunctioning stylist devices. The items were were part of a $461,000 computer purchase from Dell to upgrade technology for students for the 2018-19 school year. The board was looking for answers as to why it took Dell nearly four months […]

Eight Chiefs Place at Wrestling Championships

The Erie County Interscholastic Conference Wrestling Championships are regarded as the toughest to win because individuals wrestle at a level playing field for the only time during the season, unlike the class championships and sectional/state qualifiers that are separated by school enrollment numbers. Of the 23 schools competing, Iroquois had the second-best total with 189 points and only lost to […]

Lady Chiefs Prevail in Crosstown Matchup over East Aurora

It was a raucous bunch in the gym at East Aurora High School last Friday night for the marquee matchup between crosstown rivals, the host Blue Devils and the visiting Lady Chiefs from Iroquois. The student cheering section was in full voice, although the visitors certainly had their supporters, too. Iroquois came up to Center Street after a tough overtime […]

Chief Hoopsters Finish Second at Franklinville Tournament

The Iroquois boys basketball team split a pair of games in the Rick Hughes Memorial Tournament at Franklinville High School on Dec. 13 and Dec. 15. Although the team dropped the championship contest to Randolph, 58-50, it secured a conference win against Pioneer in an exciting come-from-behind 66-62 overtime win. Matt Matla and Sean Hoellig were named to the all-tournament […]

Column: Santa was Good to Some Deer Hunters

According to Bond’s Meat Packing near Springville, the 2018 deer season was great for hunters, with many big bucks brought in during the last week of the season. Overall in Western New York, many hunters with hunting experience measure the goodness of their hunt by the number of deer they see while out hunting. If you were hunting in an […]

Trio of EA Wrestlers Help Blue Devils to ECIC Top-10

Three East Aurora wrestlers placed at the Erie County Interscholastic Conference Championships in helping the Blue Devils to a 10th-overall finish  last weekend at Starpoint High School. Johnny Putney took the 145-pound title, while Nolan Skowronski finished runner-up at 99 pounds and Alex Skowronski took fourth at 120 pounds. Putney remained undefeated on the year and his three falls and […]