2021-04-07

Obituary: Donna Mae Braun, Woman of Faith, Devoted to Family and Friends

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Donna Mae Braun, Woman of Faith, Devoted to Family and Friends Donna Mae Braun Nov. 29, 1927-April 2, 2021 Donna Mae Braun died on Friday, April 2, at home in East Aurora with her husband of  66 years, William G. Braun II, at her side holding her hand. She was 93. Born Donna Mae Anderson on Nov. 29, 1927, she […]

Column: April Showers, Fishing Escapades and Muddy Fun!

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Forest Fisher reminisces about childhood spring fun and the outdoors, and the value of getting muddy.

Letters to the Editor: Misinformation and Hypocrisy Part of Last Week’s Letter

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Dear Editor, When I read Frank Kolbmann’s opinion piece in last week’s newspaper, I have never seen a more incohesive diatribe of misinformation. Was he trying to fit as many subjects into 790 words as he possibly could? Where do we start, Antifa, BLM, rights and god-given rights, sheeple, anti-maskers, or cancel culture?  Let’s start with rights and God-given rights. […]

Letters to the Editor: Previous Letter Poses Incorrect Viewpoints

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Dear Editor, I’m not sure if I remember anything in the old or new testaments about the rights and liberties, and basic freedoms that were granted to mankind by God; or any of the gods from any mythology. It seems that a religious philosophy contains more strictures and warnings, and punishments, than rewards, and liberties. And, to think I never […]

Editorial: New Appointment at District

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Prepared by Cindy Marinaccio   East Aurora Union Free School District  My name is Cindy Marinaccio and I am thrilled to be appointed as the new Director of Pupil  Services in the East Aurora Union Free School District. Although I am new to this position, I  am not a stranger to the District. I taught special education at the East Aurora […]

Board Begins Steps to Promote 10,000 Tree Planting Initiative in Community

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A new initiative is underway to promote tree plantings in the region. The East Aurora Tree Board has started its effort to get 10,000 trees planted across the town and village.

Main Street Event Center Gains Approval for Site Changes

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Additional hours and landscaping plans were approved for The Bank on Main Street at the latest meeting. In addition to special use permits, a site plan including trees and garden space were also approved for the owners of 646 Main Street.

EA Lions to Host Barbecue on Mother’s Day

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The East Aurora Lions Club is organizing a chicken barbecue dinner for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 9, from noon to 3 p.m. at the East Aurora American Legion Post #362 on Legion Drive off Center Street. 

Magic on the Fly: Chatting with Award-winning Screenwriter and Storyteller Joe Maurer

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The road that took Maurer from Persons Street in East Aurora to the television studios and sets of L.A. was “circuitous, to say the least,” in his words. 

Student Reports New Feature at Iroquois Meetings

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Along with the normal meeting features and discussion points, the Iroquois Central School Board has recently added a chance to hear from students at the school.  The board adjusted its agenda format at the end of 2020, having some items placed earlier in the meeting and also adding in a student report as a regular feature. Hearing from the students […]