Editorial: Enough Stress Without Cuomo

Business owners, school boards and parents of school-age children don’t need the additional stress of Governor Cuomo’s fatherly scolding of Western New York due to a rise in the positive rate of people tested for the COVID-19 virus. Let’s just hear the “facts,” – even if they are subject to interpretation. Threats of unspecified shut-downs only serve to create unnecessary […]

Letter to the Editor: Topic of Race in East Aurora Still Needs to be Addressed

Dear Editor, It seems like a good time to talk about race in our community. Years ago, a friend of mine told me he was leaving East Aurora. When I asked why, he calmly explained to me that I live in a racist village. This shocked me, and I argued against him with all the best attributes of the village […]

Preliminary Talks Begin on Potential Solar Farm in Marilla

A solar project is in the preliminary planning phase for two sections of town in Marilla.

Letter to the Editor: Rosati Well Prepared to Take Seat on Village Board

Dear Editor, We have our previously postponed village election coming up on Sept. 15. This seems to have slipped through the cracks and has not received much attention.  In this election, we will have the opportunity to elect Tony Rosati as a Village Trustee. Tony is an outstanding candidate, having attended all of both our village and town board meetings […]

Sept. 19 Fundraiser at Legion Will Support Family of Dave Ramsdell

How many times have we heard words to this effect: “The generosity of the people in this town is absolutely amazing?”  Plenty, I’ll bet. I heard them once again on Sunday morning when I had an al fresco breakfast with Bill Ramsdell. He invited me to talk about the Sept. 19 fundraiser for the family of his late twin brother […]

Column: In the Outdoors, All Lives Matter

From the tiniest invisible insect to the largest hairy predator – including some that fly – every living thing in the outdoors has a purpose.

Letter to the Editor: Another Reunion Canceled, But Still Ways to Support Club

Dear Editor, The Labor Day weekend came and went, this year without the AB Open. For the previous 30 years, about 150 East Aurora High School Alumni along with their relatives and friends would gather to play golf, have dinner and receive prizes for their efforts. It always seemed like a second reunion of each summer with people coming from […]

2020-09-09 E-Edition

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Online Art Auction Will Benefit Iroquois Student Megan Benzee


There is a special kind of fundraiser coming up to benefit a special kind of kid, Megan Benzee, 14, of Marilla who suffers from Type 2 Fibro Atrophy – a systemic, incurable muscle disease. The “Art from the Heart for Meg” online art auction will take place September 18-25. A group of people who love this family of warriors are […]

Elma Vision Development Center Aims to Improve Functional Vision in Patients

Debbie O’Connor, wife of Vision Development of WNY founder Dick O’Connor and manager of the practice at 980 W. Maple Ct. behind Aurora Optometric in Elma, likes to tell this story: “One day Dick was working with a young girl of eight or nine, providing vision therapy that would have looked to the casual observer like a video game. They […]