Rallies and Marches to Continue Throughout Village of East Aurora

Love them or hate them, protests, marches and demonstrations might be here to stay throughout the upcoming political season.

Enforcement Of New York’s Plastic Bag Ban To Start Next Month


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that DEC will begin enforcement of the state’s ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19. The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit brought by Poly-Pak Industries, Inc., et al, […]

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Elma Workout Center Finds New Location to Continue Business

An ongoing pandemic that only a month ago eased enough to allow gyms to reopen after a five-month shutdown may seem like an unusual time for STA Sports Performance owner Ben Woods to buy a new building and move his nine-year-old training and fitness center out of Sahlen’s sports center down the road to 5920 Seneca, near Transit. 

Locals Advocate for Athletes to Play Football this Fall

Local parents with students enrolled at Iroquois Schools are speaking out against the fact that New York State is not allowing high schools to participate in football this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Willinks Best Aurorans in 2nd Legends Baseball Game to Continue Hamlin Park Streak

After right-handed hurler Chris Bourne set down Tony DiFilippo’s Willinks in order–striking out Frank Nigro III and getting sophomore catcher Jacob Biron and Joe Favata to hit grounders to wunderkind Ross Rozanski who promptly threw strikes to Brett Ruh at first—my Aurorans came up, brimming with confidence. It was the rematch of last year’s Legends of Baseball at Hamlin Park, […]

Column: Plan Now for Fish and Game Adventure during Autumn Season 

Many outdoors folks have been practicing with their archery gear the last few weeks in readiness for the Oct. 1 southern zone big game archery season opener in New York State.

Roycroft Campus to Host Virtual Conference with Ruskin Society


The Roycroft Campus, The Ruskin Society of North America, and The Guild of St. George have come together to offer a series of virtual talks with speakers from the United States, Canada and Scotland. The series is titled “Ruskin, Roycroft, and the Arts and Crafts Movement” and will take place at 11a.m. on all five Saturdays this October. The first […]

Friends Rally Around Michael Riehle to Defray Medical Expenses

Covid-19 has touched everything we do, including fundraisers. But the resourcefulness of good-hearted people goes on unabated, especially when a friend is in need.  That’s what Michael Riehle, who’s battling colon cancer, and his wife Sara are discovering after the Riehle (pronounced ‘really’) Tough Virtual Basket Raffle took in somewhere around $14,000 last weekend, without a single ticket being dropped […]

Historian’s Corner: ‘Strangers’ Drew Suspicion At Aurora’s 1896 Election

Voter fraud was avoided in Western New York’s earliest elections more than two centuries ago for one simple reason: No strangers showed up at the polls.