2021-04-14

Local Party Supports Bipartisan Slate for Upcoming Election

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The Aurora Democratic Committee has endorsed a bipartisan slate of candidates to run in the November elections for the Town of Aurora.  The slate includes incumbent Republican Town Supervisor James Bach, incumbent Democratic Town Judge Jeff Markello, Democratic Town Board Member Candidate Joe McCann, Democratic Town Board Member Candidate Jim Granville, incumbent Republican Town Highway Superintendent Dave Gunner, and incumbent […]

Some Bright Spots Under The Friday Lights In Blue Devils Football Loss

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There were some exciting moments in Friday night’s East Aurora-Holland football game against Lake Shore, even though the varsity Blue Devils came up short, 20-8. Admittedly, some of the excitement came from having an opportunity to play and watch (and, selfishly, to write about) live high school football for the first time in 18 months. But there was plenty of excitement generated by this young squad of five seniors, seven juniors and 13 sophomores. Game two, barring any Covid-related changes, will be home on Fri., April 16, against Lewiston-Porter. Check the school’s website for live streaming options.

Moog Showcases Essential Workers in Community

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Motorists driving past the Moog, Inc. facilities in Elma and West Falls will see a line of signs with faces of local “COVID Warriors,” honoring essential and front-line who have worked within the community the past year.

Marilla Supervisor Seeks to Ban Cannabis Dispensaries in Town

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Since the March 28 announcement legalizing cannabis in New York, Cities, towns, and villages across the state are deciding whether to exercise their right to opt-out of allowing adult-use cannabis retail dispensaries or on-site consumption licenses by passing a local law by Dec. 31, or nine months after the effective date of the legislation. Weighing different points of view against the potential tax revenues and jobs that legal cannabis will create, both at the state and local level, is a topic of discussion in Marilla. The Town Supervisor has strong opinions on how Marilla should handle it.

Taking on Capital Projects Adds to Budget Expenses for Village

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The proposed budget for 2021-2022 includes an increase in the tax rate, which, according to officials, is largely due to decisions to take on infrastructure projects as the biggest driver in higher expenses for the village in the past year, like the replacement of Oakwood Avenue. Plans to renovate and improve Hamlin Park in the year ahead are also a part of the proposed budget increases.

Meibohm Fine Arts Celebrates 120 Years of Custom Framing, Art Sales

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For those in the know, being asked to name the oldest, continuously operating custom frame, gallery and art shop in Western New York means Meibohm Fine Arts at 478 Main St., known throughout the area and nationally as the high-water mark of excellence when it comes to framing, art sales, customer service and gallery exhibitions.  The family business has roots that reach back to the Pan-Am Exhibition in 1901.

Historical Society Prepares for County’s Bicentennial Celebration

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The Elma Historical Society has several gatherings and events planned to commemorate the Erie County bicentennial, including additional dates for when the museum will be open and hosting a scavenger hunt to showcase the town. 

EA Firefighter Seeks Stories of Department’s Work in Community

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A new member of the EAFD is asking members of the community to share ways in which their lives have been touched by the Department as part of compiling a culture book for the East Aurora Fire Department as part of his work towards his MBA at the University at Buffalo.

Clothing and Food Drive to be Held at EA Middle School

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The sophomore class at East Aurora High School has co-ordinated a food and clothing drive with the Buffalo City Mission. Residents are asked to drop off donated items on May 1. The City Mission is in need of all sizes of clothing from children to adult sizes. The food and donations from the can drive will go to Feed More of WNY.

Beer Truck Taps Give Resident Flexible Business

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East Aurora is getting a Tap Truck. The new business revolves around a mobile dispensary, retrofitted with six taps on the side to dispense beer and cider products that are from the Buffalo area, and can fulfill special requests. There are different packages people can order when getting the truck for an event, including non-alcoholic servings.