2021-02-24

Lady Chiefs Split Two Close Games in Week Two

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Coach Steve Sokolski’s Lady Chiefs had a couple of tough games in their second week, winning a close one over rival East Aurora, 41-39, on Feb. 15, and dropping a road game in Depew, 55-43, on Feb. 17. The East Aurora game in the empty gym on Center Street didn’t seem like it would be close in the early going. […]

New Players to Get Extra Playing Time with Basketball Team 

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The 2021 Iroquois boys basketball team is completely different from last season’s team. There are only three returning players from the previous year’s team. The players include senior Zech Franklin, junior Trey Kleitz and junior Nick Mogavero. There are six players that came up from last year’s junior varsity team: junior Louis Bowen, junior Crawford Guzinski, sophomore Dane Mescall, sophomore […]

Boys Remain Unbeaten, Girls are 3-1 Early in Season

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The East Aurora boys varsity basketball team ran its unbeaten streak to five games with three impressive wins over the winter break against Cheektowaga, Lake Shore and Maryvale. The Cheektowaga game, played at an empty gym on Center Street on Tuesday, Feb. 16, was the closest of the bunch.  Coach Chris Koselny’s boys had a lackluster first half, falling behind […]

Tree and Shrub Orders Coming Due for 2021

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Time is running out to order tree and shrub seedlings through Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2021 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Program. The bare-root plants are sold in pre-packaged bundles of various sizes and seedling sampler packs are available for attracting songbirds, butterflies and wildlife.

School Board Voices Concerns with Tax Levy Proposal for Next Year

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The East Aurora school district is beginning to prepare a final budget proposal for the 2021 to 2022 school year and increasing staffing at all three buildings dominates the list. In addition to full-time teaching positions, a literary coach and a STEAM specialist are under consideration.

Annual Envirothon Returns Virtually for High School Students

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The Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District is encouraging high school students to enroll in Erie County Envirothon.

Column: Guns Today – Hunting, Self-Defense, Recreation & New Laws

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What is it about the United States of America and the right to own a firearm that makes our country so unique? Some call it freedom of culture, the right to personal protection. Our enemies over time have not attacked the USA because they fear our civilian militia. Gun control regulations in the USA are generally permissive, in whole, but are polarized politically between gun rights and gun control factions. 

Iroquois Budget Proposal to Keep Levy at Tax Cap Limit

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The Iroquois Budget will aim to to keep its tax levy increase at the state property tax cap limit.  Superintendent Douglas Scofield says the school board should not expect that revenue to be covered in full by future adjustments to the New York State budget or from the federal government. Changes to sales tax revenue distribution will have impact on funding in the year ahead.