2021-05-05

Celebration of Life Service Planned for Elizabeth B. Smith on May 20

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Family and friends are invited to her celebration of life on Thurs., May 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Wallenwein’s Hotel.

Obituary: Dominick D. Prisinzano, Veteran, Husband, Father and Grandfather

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Dominick D. Prisinzano, a resident of East Aurora for nearly a century, died at home on Tuesday, April 27.

Online Showing for East Aurora High School Musical Takes Place This Weekend

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The East Aurora High School musical, Little Shop of Horrors, will be streamed online this weekend, with shows set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m.

Editorial: Community Continues to Maintain Sense of Kindness and Respect

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Community Continues to Maintain Sense of Kindness and Respect Prepared by Brian D. Russ  Superintendent of EAUFSD As I reflect on the most challenging of school years, I recognize that while we faced uncertainty and experienced a sense of loss, I am immensely impressed with what we have accomplished. Beginning from the top, our Board of Education has devoted countless […]

Editorial: New York’s Tax, Spend and Send Economy

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For a moment we thought it was Donald Trump speaking. Challenging accuracy of the count, having his legal team find him a way to get a recount of 89 – people. It wasn’t Mr. Trump at all. It was Governor Andrew Cuomo bemoaning the loss of one of the state’s Congressional seats when all it would take to keep the […]

Column: Writer’s Wives in Fictional Format: Fanny Stevenson and Hadley Hemingway

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  Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. New York: Ballantine Bks., 2014. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. New York: Ballantine Bks., 2011.   Maybe the first question to be asked here, even before we get to the intriguing lives of the women Robert Louis Stevenson and Ernest Hemingway married (in Hemingway’s case his numero uno wife) […]

Letter to the Editor: Giving Support to Cassidy for School Board

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Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to endorse Joe Cassidy for the East Aurora School Board in the upcoming election. If you have the privilege of knowing Joe, you recognize that this is one of the easiest decisions that a voter has to make. Joe and his wife Liz have four wonderful children who are either current East Aurora […]

Letter to the Editor: Pending Republican Legislation Attacks Democracy

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Dear Editor, If passing laws to restrict voting access is not enough of an attack on our democratic values, Republican legislatures are now passing legislation to criminalize protests.  Like the “Big Lie” justification for voter suppression, the protests against racial injustice and police killings have prompted Republicans to try and suppress protests of any kind. Laws already exist that punish […]

Letter to the Editor: The Importance of Dandelions Continues

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Dear Editor, Yellow and bright, heralding spring, enduring little dandelion. From East Main to the Circle, dandelions abound- adrift in front yards–uplifting our spirits like cheering crowds lining the street on parade days. Lawn after lawn offers a panorama of yellow waving from green beds. But, what of the few lawns devoid of any color other than green? Is it […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the Kindness of a Stranger

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Dear Editor, I’m glad I live in East Aurora. This past Saturday, May 1, I was helping my daughter move to Rochester. We were in separate cars and I was about 15 minutes behind her.  I stopped at the gas station on the corner of Two Rod Road and Route 20A. While filling up my tank, I received a phone […]