2021-02-17

Blue Devils Boys and Girls Basketball Teams Open Seasons with Big Wins

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The Blue Devils roared into action last week with wins across the board for girls and boys varsities. It will be a busy five weeks as both teams have to cram 14 games in before the end of the regular season on March 19. While no spectators are allowed at any of the contests, fans can stream the games on the school’s YouTube channel, EAHS BDTV.

Town of Elma Code Changes Considered by Board

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The Elma Town Board is looking at making some code changes in the near future. The proposals relate to digital signs in town, political signs and storage containers.  During its Feb. 10 work session, the board discussed digital signs that might be used by municipal groups or non-profits. This could be fire departments or churches. As the town code now […]

Column: Lettuce Pray

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Naïveté runs rampant out here in Right Field, so forgive me if I’ve got this ridiculous notion that national affairs will be calmer, now that the White House landlords (we the people) have evicted our most recent tenant. To use a washing machine metaphor, could I suggest that we have finished the agitator cycle and have entered the rinse cycle? […]

Letter to the Editor: Now We Know

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Dear Editor, On Nov. 24, 2016, I wrote an op-ed in our local newspaper that began: “The unfolding nightmare scenario that we’re all watching is only the beginning of a very dark and troubled time in our history.” Well, although our democracy (barely) survived the 45th president, these dark times are not even close to ending. Clearly, we have a […]

Letter to the Editor: Town Should Support ROC Efforts

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Dear Editor, I want to publicly thank the work of the Rural Outreach Center under the dedicated leadership of Frank Cerny on behalf of the rural poor in and near our community. I hope our local government will do everything possible to support their multi-pronged efforts. How fortunate we are to have this work happening on Olean Road! Rachelle Francis […]

Towns and Schools Preparing for Cuts in Sales Tax Revenue

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For the next 13 months, New York State will collect sales tax revenue from Erie County that is normally distributed to school districts and local municipalities in an effort to close the state’s budget gap. This will have serious impact on funding for local towns and school systems across the county.

Committee Working to Update EAPD Policies to Comply with State Order

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A committee is hosting public meetings to review policies and procedures related to the East Aurora Police Department as part of a mandate by New York State for all police agencies to update guidelines and make sure they fit the public safety goals of a community.

Bandits Lacrosse Stars JoinYouth Program for Spring Season

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Youngsters ages six through 12 and their coaches will have an opportunity to learn from Buffalo Bandit stars Josh Byrne and Dhane Smith in a new indoor lacrosse organization called BEAST. BEAST will be the East Aurora entry in the Western New York Mutually Organized House Lacrosse League that will include Orchard Park, Hamburg and other communities. Registration is open now.

Lady Chiefs Tipoff 2021 With Three Big Wins

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With barely a week of practice under their belts, Coach Steve Sokolski’s Iroquois Lady Chiefs varsity launched into the 2021 season with three games in a week. And, in usual Lady Chiefs style, they won all three, handily, by a cumulative score of 207-68. 

Column: New Deer Association to focus Hunter and Conservation Mission

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In July of last year, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), formed in 1988, and the National Deer Alliance (NDA), formed in 2016, revealed a joint venture to unify their two organizations into one: the National Deer Association.