2021-03-31

Editorial: Poisson d’Avril

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Someone at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has a pretty good sense of humor. Take the season for trout fishing that opens on the very day this edition of the world’s best hometown newspaper arrives in your mailbox. April the first. Also known as April Fools’ Day, or in my case, April Fool’s Day—I can speak […]

Letter to the Editor: Simpler Solution Available Instead of D.C. Statehood

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Dear Editor, There has been much interest in some quarters as of late regarding statehood for Washington, D.C. The stated reason is to give the residents the right to elect their own representatives in our government.  If that is the real reason and it is not just to get more senators on the Democrat side of the floor there is […]

Letter to the Editor: Entrance Sign for Community Needs Updating 

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Dear Editor, As relative newcomers to the East Aurora area, a mere 17 years, we have thoroughly enjoyed the charms of the village and town. We brag to our out-of-state family that East Aurora is a tourist destination. Imagine having the Roycroft Campus, an amazing live and movie theater community, fine restaurants, breweries, the Co-op and Knox Farm State Park […]

Letter to the Editor: Chamber Continues to be Positive Force in Community

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Dear Editor, I wanted to write to you today to share with your readers a new program started by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. It’s called “Real World Careers – Meet the Professionals.”  The goal of this program is to connect business people within our community with students and educators in our area school districts to help students […]

Letter to the Editor: Missing Basketball at Hamlin Park

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Dear Editor, Best time of the year – March Madness – did you see that UConn – Baylor game? Or how about Gonzaga? Basketball is in the air – but not at Hamlin Park.  Have you noticed that for one year no basketball is being played at Hamlin Park? Why is that? Because the hoops were taken down and still […]

Letter to the Editor: Students Need to Back to School Full Time

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Dear Editor, I am writing in response to an article written by Shelly Ferullo in last week’s edition entitled: “When to Return: District Leaders, Parents and Teachers Thoughts on Full-Time Return”. This year has been hard on everyone; teachers, parents, but mostly our children. And let us remember, our kid’s needs must come first. When the district first announced a […]

EA-Holland Blue Devils Kick Off Football Season on April 2

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The 2021 East Aurora-Holland Blue Devils football team will make its debut at West Seneca East at 7 p.m. on April 2.

Column: Lake Erie Perch Bite is ON, Inland Trout Season Now Open

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Yep, it’s the early fishing season! The exciting inland trout fishing season opens today (April 1). Still, the scorching hot news is that the Lake Erie ice field is gone, and the yellow perch bite is hot. 

Touring the Country Pandemic Boredom Leads to Chance for Traveling Around U.S.

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East Aurora resident Bennett Pylkas, who graduated with the Class of 2018, has been on the road and living out of a van since January. In the last couple of months, he’s been scuba diving in the Florida Keys, hiking in White Sands National Park in New Mexico, and has a temporary job at a farm in Northern California waiting for him this spring. 

Library to Feature Online Session for Play Path Creation

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A walkable and bikeable “play path” with opportunities for bird-watching, making music, gardening, constructing, and performing will be built in East Aurora later this year. The library is collaborating with a design firm in a virtual workshop open to the public for idea gathering.