2019-03-05

Column: Impeccable Taste—Yvonne and Ed Evilsizor Pass the Baton


When I was a little kid, my dad would take me in the Rambler station wagon to the Griggs & Ball gravel yard by the railroad tracks to fill bushel baskets with sand for the sandbox at the old homestead at 472 Oakwood Ave. It was on these trips that I first craned my 5-year-old neck, trying to find the […]

Letter to the Editor: Law Enforcement is Culpable for Aurora Mass Shooting

Dear Editor, Last month’s mass-shooting in Aurora, Illinois probably wouldn’t have happened if existing laws were enforced. Illinois doesn’t have pistol permits, but to legally purchase any firearm, one must attain a card issued by the Illinois State Police, who utilize the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) to determine eligibility. The state police are also the issuing authority […]

Editorial: How About a Spending Cap?

Local schools and municipalities continue to bear the brunt of New York’s “tax cap” extortion policy while progressive Governor Andrew Cuomo suddenly finds a hole in the state budget even before negotiations on next year’s spending plan get serious. The fact is the focus on local government spending limits has been an easy way for Albany lawmakers to shift attention […]

Chiropractor Returns to WNY to Open Practice in Elma


It was tough for Dr. Rita Capaccio hearing the wind and seeing the snow and knowing it would be cold outside her office. As she conducted an interview inside her chiropractic office in the Elma Village Plaza last month during a snowstorm, she thought back to her time living and working in Atlanta for about a decade. She thought of […]

No Waffling Here: Student Waffle Club a Hit at School


While teenagers in the 1980s may have had The Breakfast Club, students at East Aurora High School have elevated things to a whole new level with an off-screen experience known as “Waffle Club.” On any given Thursday morning during activity period – which is a 25-minute window between early period and homeroom – students of all ages gather together in […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Community for Supporting Another Fundraiser

Dear Editor, On behalf of the East Aurora Kiwanis, I wish to wholeheartedly thank each and every one of you that took the time to help support our club’s fish fry fundraiser. Although we did not “break the record” this year, The “World’s Largest fish fry” was still profitable, and that money will be used to benefit our community. This […]

Column: Find Fun and Adventure at Outdoor Show


Our chilly weather has been chilly too long for many folks, but ice anglers are thrilled for the hard water fishing fun they have been experiencing all across WNY this year. On the other hand, the rest of normal folks are searching for a way to fly south to Texas or Florida for a few days of warm respite at […]

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Dollar General Plans in Wales Continue to Move Along


Members of the Wales Town Board had the opportunity to discuss the exterior design of the proposed Dollar General at a recent workshop with a representative from the company, bringing the corporation one step closer to getting a special use permit to build. However, community members are still trying to understand how the development has gotten this far. Wales resident […]

Boston Couple Take Over Taste Bistro as Evilsizors Retire


There was a new face learning the ropes with Taste Bistro general manager Bill Colburn last Sunday. And it wasn’t, as you might have thought, someone Taste owner Yvonne Evilsizor had just hired to join the loyal and capable staff at the popular Main Street coffee shop and eatery. Actually it was Eric Gawron, who, with his wife Nikki, took […]