Obituary: Nathaniel J. Ljungberg, Loved Nature, Played Sports, Beloved Son and Brother

Nathaniel J. Ljungberg of East Aurora died peacefully surrounded by his family on September 8,  after a long courageous battle with Ewing’s sarcoma. He was 19.

Obituary: Lori Hoffmann, Loved Life, Made the Best of Every Situation

Lori Hoffmann, 52, of East Aurora, NY, passed away on September 7, 2020, from lung cancer.

Board Republicans Stand Against Conspiracy Comments Made by Federally Appointed Official

Following a news story that reported conspiracy theories of violence by a federally appointed official who lives in the village, the Republican members of the Aurora Town Board said they “vehemently opposed” the comments listed in the story.  On Monday, The New York Times reported that Michael Caputo, who is the assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of […]

Public Hearing Planned on Hamlin Park Master Plan

A public hearing is set for Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in regard to the Hamlin Park Master Plan. It will be hosted by the Village Board of East Aurora.

Wales Schedules Meeting for 2021 Budget and Tables Dollar General 

A special board meeting has been scheduled in the Town of Wales for the 2021 budget.

Taste of East Aurora Organizers Make Changes to Annual Event


This year’s annual Taste of East Aurora promotion, organized by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of  Commerce, will see changes in light of the ongoing pandemic restrictions.  For a new spin on the yearly event, instead of a one day gathering with thousands of people, the chamber is now calling it the Taste of East Aurora Restaurant Week and it […]

Column: New Hunters for 2020 Big Game Season – 40,000 of them!

After these past several months, many folks have been pursuing a new passion to embark on a new mission in the outdoors. Their ultimate plan is to quench their curiosity for adventure in an unfamiliar woodland setting to find a wild meat harvest. More than 42,000 new hunters have now completed the New York State online hunter safety training course […]

Marilla Dog Kennel Construction Updates Moving Along

For the last few months, the Town of Marilla has been refurbishing the dog kennel behind the highway garage. 

Column: Time to get to Work

I wake up at the crack of dawn to work on this column, but before sitting down at my desk, first I need some coffee—I just can’t get going in the morning without a couple cups of coffee. Okay, coffee is ready, time to get to work…but first I think I’ll read for a bit. After all, the book I’m […]

Clough’s Public Art Workshops Reopen for Autumn Session

The Clufffalo Institute established by Charles Clough in 2012, has presented the Public Painting Workshop at the Roycroft since Autumn 2015. More than 600 participants, from around the world, from 2 to 92 years old, have contributed to the 18 “Clufffalo: Seasons” paintings created until “Winter 2020,” when the Workshop closed for quarantine. In compliance with Covid-19 guidelines, The Workshop […]