2019-03-12

Spotlight on Nicholas Kowerko


In just over 10-years, East Aurora graduate Nicholas Kowerko has gone from working on high school musicals to working on Broadway in New York City. Kowerko, who graduated from East Aurora in 2008, has spent the last two years working as the assistant director for the jukebox musical titled Ain’t too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations. The […]

Elma Supervisor Will Not Seek Reelection


One way or another, someone new will be sitting in the supervisor’s chair in the Town of Elma next January. Supervisor Dennis Powers has said that he will not seek reelection to his post. He will finish out the final ten months of his term. A variety of factors led to the decision, from the time he has already served […]

Editorial: Highway Aid Full of Potholes

Governor Andrew Cuomo blew into Western New York again recently in a weird press event to talk about high winds that might impact local residents. He seems to be inclined to stand in front of highway equipment for photo opps these days and tout the crews’ dedication in the face of storms. In the meantime many representatives of town highway […]

Editorial: Share North Grove Repair Cost

Town of Aurora and Village of East Aurora officials are scheduled to meet again to resolve the question of financial responsibility for the replacement of a bridge over Tannery Brook on North Grove Street. It’s time to make the repairs, regardless of muddy waters surrounding which government “owns” the structure. With the Main Street school a block away, officials need […]

Letter to the Editor: Still More Work Needed in Equality for Wome

Dear Editor, March is National Women’s History Month and while we can celebrate advances made to women’s rights since the nation was created, more work in that regard awaits us. A recent article in the Washington Post quoted a World Bank report indicating that while the rest of the world moved more toward gender equality over the past few years, […]

Letter to the Editor: Compassion Needed at Country’s Southern Border

Dear Editor, I would like to suggest that America is missing the obvious path forward on the Mexican border situation. Rather than spend hundreds of millions of dollars on military action and billions of dollars on a border wall, we should be spending whatever it takes (much less, I’m sure) to send the resources necessary to process these people into […]

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Chief Among Iroquois Wrestlers


Chief is one of those words that can be used both descriptively and as the object of that description, so when it comes to debating the chief Iroquois Chief in its wrestling program’s history, Cory Day would certainly be a part of that conversation. Any discussion of who really is the all-time Iroquois wrestling chief Chief would probably begin with […]

Unified Sports Continue at Iroquois Central

The Iroquois Unified Sports program has continued to develop over the last few years, from winning sectional championships to offering more opportunities to their athletes, partners and volunteers. To continue this trend, Iroquois Unified Sports will hold a Meat Raffle at Variety Banquet Hall on Broadway in Lancaster at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, March 16 to support their Free Unified […]

Column: Power to Know the Outdoors


Look at it all. There are satellite images for where we fish, hunt, hike and camp. Scented plastic worms that are sold with juiced-in flavors to help catch fish faster. Sabot-style shotgun slugs that turn a 50 caliber 12 gauge shotgun into a 44 caliber precision rifle for long range deer hunting accuracy. Electric trolling motors that deploy themselves with […]