An Active Aktion Club: Peter Dembik—Aktion Club Artist, Musician, Singer

When Aktion Club advisor Don Bach and I arrived at the Dembik family home just outside the village, Paul Dembik greeted us and said that his brother and longtime Aktion Club participant, Peter, was upstairs in his room preparing for our visit and would be down directly. In a few minutes, Peter appeared in the dining room with an armful […]

Details of Dollar General Traffic Study Still Not Released

Several months ago, the Wales Town Board requested an independent traffic study for Big Tree Road in front of the site of the proposed Dollar General store, but the details of the study have not been released. The request was made to the development corporation called Broadway Group, which is in charge of developing the project. At the time of […]

Water Expert to Return to Wales to Discuss Groundwater Study

A representative from the New York State Rural Water Association will be on hand in the Town of Wales at the March 26 workshop to discuss a groundwater study that took place in 2015. Wales Resident Pushes for Well Water Protection Plan The groundwater study took place after several attempts were made to bring public water to residents. Wales is […]

Obituary: Dianne Mary Minton, Retired Court Clerk

Dianne Mary Minton Aug. 16, 1935 – Jan. 8, 2019 Dianne Mary (née Foss) Minton, a resident of Randolph and former resident of East Aurora, died at home on Tuesday, January 8 after a brief illness. She was 83. A lifelong resident of Western New York, Mrs. Minton was born August 16, 1935 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late […]

Remembering Ed and His Good Deeds

We will all have our stories about Ed Vidler to share in the coming days, and I hope that many of you will do just that, either in this newspaper, on social media or privately among friends. He was, even before his statue came to sit on the store’s roof, the face of East Aurora. Ed Vidler, Icon of Popular […]

Town and Village Agree to Share Space at Future Town Hall

Following months of discussions, revisions and input from both sides, the town and village governments have agreed to share space in the new town hall building. The Village Board authorized Mayor Peter Mercurio to sign the agreement, and the Aurora Town Board did the same for Supervisor James Bach. Bach said they would try to have an official signing together […]

Wait-Staff Returns To Roycroft To Croon Broadway Love Songs


The East Aurora High School Musical Department will again present “Dishing Up Broadway,” a musical themed dinner at the Roycroft Inn. This will be Monday, Jan. 21. This year’s event will once again feature alumni and current East Aurora musical talent as a singing wait staff. To put a fun spin on the event, this year will have a date-night […]

Chief Grapplers Win Spartan Tournament

With some of the Iroquois wrestling team members competing in the prestigious Eastern States Classic and others resting for this weekend’s conference duals, most of the team traveled to Williamsville North for a tournament Jan. 12. The Chiefs had finalists in either the championship or consolation brackets in seven of the first 10 weight classes on their way to winning […]

Lady Chiefs Improve to 10-2 with Recent Wins

The Lady Chiefs varsity basketball team moved to 10-2 on the season with two lopsided victories on Mon., Jan. 7 over Depew and on Thurs., Jan. 10, over Maryvale. But there is no time to rest on their laurels as Fri. Jan. 18, brings a matchup against Lake Shore, which is undefeated in ECIC competition. Both of last week’s games […]

Chief Hoopsters Split Homestand

The Iroquois boys basketball team split a pair of back-to-back home games to remain in the hunt for a division title. The Chiefs dropped a 73-70 barnburner to East Aurora on Jan. 10 and then crushed Pioneer, 81-51, the next day. In the latter contest, the Chiefs produced five double-digit scorers primarily through 13 team threes. Iroquois shot over 50 […]