2019-04-17

Wales Re-Examines Implementing a Source Water Protection Plan


For the second time in five years, the Wales Town Board heard a presentation from the New York Rural Water Association about how the town could benefit by developing a Source Water Protection Plan. However, just like the first presentation, the town board said they needed more time to discuss the information before making a decision and committing to a […]

Music Hall of Fame Hosts Inaugural Induction Ceremony

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New local music hall of fame announces first class of honors.

Column: Mossy Point—Closer Than You Think


In retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have called our outing to Mossy Point in Wales last Saturday a hike, because that conjures the image of a stroll along marked trails, rather than what we actually experienced: a bit of a bushwhack through mud and thicket, a creek crossing (times two) with water just a wee bit over what I had hoped, […]

Looking Up: Local Astronomers Share Tips for Viewing Night Sky


Viewing the stars is just part of the fun for these local astronomers.

Obituary: William S. McClure, Beloved Brother, Father, Friend

William S. McClure Jan. 12, 1959 – April 12, 2019 William Scott McClure, a longtime resident of East Aurora and Sarasota, Fla., died unexpectedly on Friday, April 12. He was 60. Known as Bill or Billy, Mr. McClure was born on Jan. 12, 1959 in Buffalo, the son of Allison Joseph and Rosemary McClure. A 1977 graduate of East Aurora […]

Obituary: Donald F. Karp, Loving Father, Awesome Grandfather

Donald F. Karp Aug. 29, 1929 – April 10, 2019 Donald F. Karp of Holland died on Wednesday, April 10. He was 89. Born on Aug. 29, 1929, Mr. Karp was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (née Wolfe) Karpio. Mr. Karp was the husband of the late Teresa J. Karp; father of Donald (Debra) Karp and Jacalyn […]

Obituary: Christopher Mark Ignatowski, Dedicated Teacher and Coach, Loving Father

Christopher M. Ignatowski Feb. 19, 1971 – April 3, 2019 Christopher “Chris” Mark Ignatowski of East Aurora died on Wednesday, April 3 in Mercy Hospital. He was 48. Mr. Ignatowski, born in Buffalo on Feb. 19, 1971, was the son of Gerry and the late Honorata Ignatowski. Prior to moving to East Aurora just before Christmas in 2018, he was […]

April Fuels Iroquois Boys Lacrosse Win Streak


The Iroquois boys lacrosse team improved to a midseason 5-3 record and hosted its first pair of home games of the season last week. The team has gone 4-0 in April after a 1-3 start in March and the Chiefs are now tied for second place in the division alongside Lake Shore. East Aurora is at the top of the […]

Baseball Chiefs Start Season With Two Divisional Wins


The Iroquois baseball team started its season last week with a pair of victories to move to 2-0 in ECIC III. The Chiefs beat crosstown rival East Aurora 5-1 on April 8 and followed that with a 17-0 drubbing over Cheektowaga on April 10. Prior to the two leagues games the team sandwiched two additional road scrimmage wins against St. […]

Column: Excellent Lake Erie Fishing Expected for 2019


The end of year assessment results for Lake Erie are complete and the Lake Erie Fisheries Station at Dunkirk is very pleased to report that the valuable resource of our local fish community is quite healthy. Record healthy. With a contented grin – Jason Robinson, the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Lake Erie Unit Leader said, “We have never had a […]