2020-10-28

Obituary: Clifford W. Bogucki, Beloved Husband, Passionate about Family

Clifford W. Bogucki, a South Wales resident known to many as Cliff, died on Monday, October 19.

Obituary: John P. Beverly, World Traveler, Lover of Adventure

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John P. Beverly died Friday, October 23, 2020, after a long and full life.

Winners Crowned in Newspaper’s First Pumpkin Carving Contest

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After looking through the many entries, the winners for the first “Great Advertiser/Review Gourds and Ghouls Carving Contest” have been chosen. 

EAPD Considering Mobile Camera Units as Deterrence


The East Aurora Police Department and village officials are looking at options for purchasing mobile camera units. They are expensive but could serve as both a deterrence in crime and to capture video evidence. 

Environment Committee Remains Nearly “Defunct” for Village


About a year after being formed, a citizen committee formed on behalf of the village to look at matters on the environment is almost “defunct” at this time. The pandemic preventing events and meetings from taking place along with a general lack of interest in the matter created a scenario where no work was taking place for many months. The […]

Town Prepares for Water Upgrades


Plans are in place to obtain a new water pump for the Elma Water Department. The Elma Town Board agreed to expend up to $85,000 for the expense. 

Letter to the Editor: Vote As If The Life Of Our Nation Depended On It

Dear Editor, The last day for voting in our national quadrennial presidential contest is five days away. I recall past election days that were joyous occasions, not because of the candidates running, but just for the chance for fellow townspeople from the hills and valley to run into each other at the polls and exchange news one last time before […]

Letter to the Editor: Jacobs Will Defend the Second Amendment

Dear Editor, When Chris Jacobs was Erie County Clerk he worked really hard to clean up an unacceptable backlog of pistol permits that he inherited from his predecessor Kathy Hochul. As clerk he held New York State Police accountable and cleared up a case of mistaken identity in which an Amherst man’s pistol permit was erroneously revoked and his guns […]

Column: A Confederacy of Dunces (with apologies to the late novelist John Kennedy Toole) 


I knew it would be a grueling experience, one that would eat up most of a day, and one that would have no guarantee of success. Not only that but it would take place far away from the friendly confines of the 14052. It would necessitate a trip to the place with all the confusing big buildings, where free parking […]

Editorial: Vote, Keep Calm and Carry On

Whether voting by mail, voting in-person early or voting on election day, there is a possibility that the outcome of the presidential election won’t be known in the wee hours of election night. Then again, it could be an electoral landslide. Election prognosticators have been wearing their red faces since Hillary Clinton’s glass ceiling didn’t break four years ago. There […]