2020-08-06

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Railroad Says Its Track Crew Left Switch Unlocked in Train Derailment in East Aurora


The quiet serenity of a village in quarantine came to a screeching halt on May 18 as a northbound train to Buffalo derailed just over the Main Street overpass in East Aurora. The accident occurred just before 11 p.m.

Rotary Presents Scholarships to Graduating Students

Over 25 applicants applied this year for three scholarships awarded by the East Aurora Rotary Foundation. This year was the first year the Rotary has awarded a scholarship to a student pursuing a vocational or technical career. The award was granted to Jared Smycynski, who will pursue further studies at Monroe Community college in Construction Technology. The Foundation awarded Maythem […]

Humanities New York Announces Podcast

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Humanities New York (HNY) recently announced Amended, a new podcast commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment by deepening our understanding of this historic event. Most Americans learn one, specific version of the history of woman suffrage: that a few bold, white women led a movement for equal voting rights and achieved victory 100 years ago, […]

Pet Connection Announces August and September Event Schedule

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With all of their usual fundraising events – including the Erie County Fair – canceled due to coronavirus concerns, Pet Connection Programs Inc. is turning to much smaller community events throughout August and September to help the nonprofit animal shelter make ends meet.  Located in Marilla, Pet Connection relies on these events to sell their hugely popular reusable dog totes […]

Master Gardener Hotline Moves “Under the Tent” With New Hours

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The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Erie County Master Gardener Program will be available to answer gardening questions and receive soil samples, insect identifications and plant diagnostics ‘under the tent’ on the Roycroft Campus at 21 South Grove Street in East Aurora. This will be from Aug. 3 to Sept. 30. The hotline hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 […]

Friends of Knox Farm Receives Grant to Renovate Barn Structures

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The Friends of Knox Farm, Inc. was awarded a $75,000 matching grant from the Environmental Protection Fund’s Park and Trail Partnership Grants program to accomplish repairs and painting of the seven barn structures located at the main entrance of the park. The Friends will have to raise an additional $25,000 in matching funds, for a total of $100,000. A 2019 […]

Land Conservancy Completes Purchase of Mossy Point

The Western New York Land Conservancy has officially purchased Mossy Point, the 216-acre Wales property adjacent to its Kenneglenn Scenic and Nature Preserve. This was done through fundraising and grants that totaled $1.6 million.  Mossy Point is located at the headwaters of the Niagara River along Hunters Creek near East Aurora, and it is a vital component of a much […]

Survey Results Released of COVID-19 Impact to Farmers


As many industries see negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, farming across New York State has seen many issues ranging from market disruptions to lower prices to health and safety concerns.  The New York Farm Bureau recently surveyed over 500 farmers across the state regarding their experiences during COVID-19 and released the results in an online press conference on July […]

Muriel Martin, Loved by Many

Muriel Martin (née Irving) died on Wednesday, July 15 at the Orchard Heights Assisted Living Center in Orchard Park. She was 98. Mrs. Martin was born February 3, 1922 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada to the late John G. and Vera (née Douglas) Irving. She was married to the late Robert W. Martin, and they were longtime residents of Elma. […]