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Letter to the Editor: Mandatory Gun Buybacks Are Not Realistic

Dear Editor, One provision of the NYS SAFE Act was the mandatory registration of firearms that were deemed assault weapons within one year. New York State Police estimated that there were one million of these rifles at the time. The state police reported that only 45,000 owners of these firearms had complied and registered. I don’t own a high caliber, […]

Letter to the Editor: Disparaging Comments Have Increased Among Those With Influence

Dear Editor, Recently a minister in our church gave a sermon on meanness, a trait he sees as rampant in our society these days. Regrettably, verbal meanness, something we all learned in kindergarten to avoid (or should have), has escalated the past few years until it’s taken a toll on families and friendships. A nephew told us a few months […]

Letter to the Editor: Appreciative of Fundraising to Support Outreach Center

Dear Editor, Many thanks to Rick Ohler for organizing and Ben Holmes, Kevin Wilson, Noah Zapata and Anita O’Scier of Wallenwein’s for hosting a great Chili Cook-Off on Sunday. The event, in its second year, has raised funds to support the work at the Rural Outreach Center (ROC). We appreciate that greatly. Perhaps more than the funds, though, is the […]

Editorial: Early Voting Went Smoothly

It appears that  Erie County’s venture into New York State’s  “early voting” requirement went smoothly, but it isn’t clear if it had any significant impact on voter turn-out. There are 596,260 registered voters in the county and a little over 34 percent cast a ballot in the county executive election. That’s hardly a flag-waving result, and we haven’t heard anyone […]

Column: Rags To Riches


The next time you’re cleaning out your closets there are good reasons to choose the charity bin instead of the trash bin. Donating used clothing isn’t just a nice thing to do for others – it also creates jobs and helps save the planet. If every one of us donated just one, 22 pound bag, that would keep 55 million […]

East Aurora Physics Class Sets Pigs in Flight

“That is the nice thing about physics, we can use the equations and the concepts to try it out, then see how close we get with our measurements,”

Something Wicked is coming to Aurora Players


Aurora Players is presenting a spooky staged reading as the next installment of its Readers Theater program. 

Garden Club Seeks Fresh Greens for Fundraiser


These are used for the arrangements which the club makes and sells at the museum during the Holiday Sale on Dec. 7.

Aurora Town Budget Stays Under Tax Cap

While there is a projected loss of state aid this year, the Aurora Town Board said its budget plan for next year will still stay under the property tax cap.