2020-03-03

East Aurora Memories for March 5, 2020

15 Years Ago March 5, 2005 Dan Wiedenhaupt and Brooke McAdam of East Aurora will travel to Scotland in August with other Nichols School students as representatives of New York State at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Wiedenhaupt and McAdam join their classmates as one of only 30 other high school theater programs selected from 300 institutions from across the country, […]

Sheriff’s Report for March 5, 2020: Private Bus Hits Residence in Wales

Erie County Sheriff’s deputies responded on Feb. 25 to an accident on Stolle Road in Wales after a private transportation bus struck a residence. No injuries were reported, but the house and bus had minor damage. In other area calls handled by the Erie County Sheriff’s deputies out of the Elma substation: Feb. 21 A residential burglar alarm on North […]

Elma Memories for March 5, 2020

10 Years Ago March 5, 2010 The Wales Town Board debates a proposal presented by veteran councilman Donald Butcher to eliminate the office of receiver of taxes and meld it into Town Clerk Sharon Marfut’s office, drawing criticism from other members of the board opposing the attempt to consolidate town government. Robert and Mary Beth Lewis of Elma are pleased […]

Column: Travel Troubles


I had a completely different column prepared for this month, but that will have to wait for another time. I have ample opportunity to rewrite, as I am sitting in the Fort Myers, Fla. airport after countless delays. It is now Saturday afternoon. I was supposed to fly back to Buffalo on Thursday morning, but my flight was canceled because […]

Elma Library Meeting and Class in March

The Elma Public Library Board of Trustees will meet next on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s community room. This is part of the group’s monthly meetings. These are open to the public.  Also, on Friday, March 27 at 2 p.m., the library will host an Adult Watercolor Painting class. Participants will explore the style and painting […]

Correction for March 5, 2020

In last week’s article titled “Variance Request for Beech Road Event Center Again Tabled,” there was an error in the article. In it, there was a point where it states that the barn at the corner of Beech and Mill roads bordered property with Kim and Terry Pegula, who had an attorney at the meeting to oppose the event center […]

Deputies Arrest East Aurora Resident on DWI Charges

The Erie County Sheriff’s Department charged Patrick Mauser, 34 of East Aurora, with driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop earlier this week.  The department reported that this was a felony charge as Mauser had a prior DWI conviction in the last 10 years. He was also charged with a violation for not taking a breath test and two vehicle […]

Calendar Week of March 5, 2020

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 Gardening Lecture-Tina Ames, Mother Earth News Writer and Instructor will present “Grow The Best Tomatoes Without Chemicals” at the Aurora Town Public Library on Thurs., March 5 at 6:30 p.m. Come learn about pest control, companion planting, growing from seed, transplanting, blight and more. Participants will get a packet of heirloom orange tomato seeds. The Friends of […]

2020-03-03 E-Edition

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Association Helps Town to Protect Water Source for Residents


Wales is one step closer to implementing a water protection plan developed by the New York Rural Water Association.