Traffic Study for Dollar General Proposal Discussed in Wales

An independent traffic study conducted on Big Tree Road in Wales has concluded that the development of a proposed Dollar General Store will not impact traffic on the state road. However, residents of the road, which includes Supervisor Rickey Venditti, not only dispute the study’s claim, they say traffic has been increasing steadily for the last few years. “I have […]

Village Updates: Hamlin Townhouse Plan Goes to Planning Commission; New EAPD Officer Hired

The development plan for the Hamlin Avenue townhouses will go to the East Aurora Planning Commission. This will be the main space where discussions take place about how the buildings appear and the type of landscaping that will take place. The developer is looking to add eight units between two buildings. Each one will be one and a half stories […]

Tannery Culvert Reconstruction Delayed as Village Seeks Grant Funding

The plan to reconstruct the culvert directing Tannery Brook underground behind Main Street businesses will be put on hold for at least a year. The Village Board of East Aurora is going to pursue a grant that could cover half the cost. The culvert that would be replaced runs from South Willow Street and goes south west. It is underneath […]

Laughs and Entertainment Part of Mr. Holland Talent Show

On Friday, March 8,the parking lots at the Holland High School were overflowing as the community came out to the Mr. Holland Talent Review. First, the seven senior boys took to the stage for their opening dance routine with Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl,”  which set the tone for a night of laughs. In a fun yoga bit with flare, Shane […]

Former Elm Street Mill in Line for Multi-Million Dollar Renovations

The site of a former grain mill on Elm Street in East Aurora has a new owner who is looking to make significant changes to the facility. Those could include living spaces and possible retail features. Meanwhile, that same owner, Todd Stine, also owns the former bank building on Main Street, near the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge. His plans to […]

Column: Learning to See—From a Distance

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ. – Long time readers know that, out here in Right Field, we’ll spare no expense or effort to craft a decent column. Even if it means submitting to the indignity and vexation of air travel, sitting in the middle seat of the 36th row of an Airbus for four hours between two 2XL next-set neighbors. On St. […]

Town of Marilla in Lawsuit with Former Employee

A former employee of the Town of Marilla is in the process of suing the town for over $100,000, citing harassment and wrongful termination. Board Member Brian Nolan and Supervisor Earl Gingerich, Jr. took part in a deposition on March 13 about the matter. The case concerns Mary Furman, who served as Assessor Clerk for Marilla from January 2011 until […]

Art Show to Highlight Various Styles of Rix Jennings


This weekend marks the start of an art exhibit dedicated to Rixford “Rix” Jennings at Meibohm Fine Arts in East Aurora. It will showcase artwork he created throughout his life, from the fine art elements to his commercial images. The opening reception is Friday, March 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, located at 478 Main St. There […]

Candidate Earns Village Board Seat Through Write-in Campaign

A write-in campaign for a new East Aurora Village Trustee proved successful, so much so that it even surpassed two incumbents listed on the ballot. Marcia Kimmel-Hurt will have a seat on the village board after running a write-in campaign for one of the three trustee seats that were up for election. Incumbents Kristin Cameron and Steven Lazickas were re-elected. […]

Tour of Homes Seeking House Nominations


The annual Tour of Homes fundraiser will be back in October of this year. The organizers are looking at adding a nomination aspect to the event. The Tour of Homes helps raise funding for the Aurora Adult Day Services (AADS), a non-profit that aims to improve the quality of life for adults with functional impairments, who are unable to be […]