Health Column: Having a baby during the COVID crisis


When East Aurora resident Ellen Brody learned she was pregnant in fall 2019, little did she know the world would be turned upside down by the time her due date rolled around. But once March hit and the country went into quarantine, the prospect of giving birth in late April presented entirely new circumstances.   Brody briefly considered the possibility of […]

Library Board Meeting Set for Tuesday, June 23


The Aurora Town Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on June 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting. This meeting is open to the public, which can be accessed by dialing +1 (571) 317-3122 and entering the access code 238-645-781.​

Board Meetings Restart in Town of Wales

The Wales Town Board met near the end of May for the first time in over two months. The meeting took place at the South Wales Community Center on Olean Road, rather than the usual location at the town hall on Big Tree Road, because the town hall was occupied by the assessment review board. Wales resident David Newman was […]

Owner of Vacant Building by Ice Rink Looks at Major Renovations

A building near the ice rink on Riley Street has been targeted for major renovations. The early proposal – which has many stages of approval to go through before work begins – shows thoughts for a possible restaurant and office spaces. A second floor could also be added to the building. The structure is at the corner of Riley Street […]

Column: Bass Fishing Season Opens Saturday 

Going fishing has taken a new turn, as there are more people going fishing in New York than last year and the year before. A steady rise. It seems that moms and dads want to get their kids in the outdoors more now than ever before. That could be a very good thing for everyone, as there is nothing like […]

Obituary: Michael John Repko, Veteran, Active Community Member, Wonderful Family Man

Michael John Repko, a resident of East Aurora from 1965 to 1990 and a resident of Elma from 1990 to 2020, died on Saturday, May 30 at Mercy Hospital.

Obituary: Joan B. Limburg, Caring Nurse, Treasured Family Matriarch, Seasoned Traveler

Longtime East Aurora resident Joan B. Limburg, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 10. 

Obituary: Priscilla A. Dye, Beloved Mother, Grandmother

Priscilla A. Dye died on Wednesday, June 10.

Obituary: Jean E. Black, Avid Baker, Woman of Faith, Esteemed Mother

Jean E. Black (née Bowen), a 65-year resident of East Aurora, died Sunday, June 7 at Elderwood Senior Nursing Facility in Cheektowaga.

Town Continues to Move Forward in Building New Dog Kennel

The Town of Marilla returned to its regular meeting schedule this month, which began with a work session on June 9. The board meeting followed two days later and both events were streamed live on the Facebook page “Voices of Marilla.” At the meeting, board members approved the new dog kennel with a unanimous vote. The kennel will be built […]