2021-06-09

Obituary: Ione L. Pagel Memorial Service Planned

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Ione L. Pagel, a former 23 year resident of East Aurora before moving to assisted living in Orchard Park, died under hospice care of natural causes on Friday, December 4, 2020. She was 103. Mrs. Pagel is survived by her daughter Nancy (Frank) Cerny, son Ken (late Sue) Pagel, grandchildren Hans, Peter, Scott, Tammy, Vicky and David; great-grandchildren Jack, Annie, […]

Obituary: Alburn Robert Sleeper, Loving Husband, Hero to Sons, “The Aurora Silversmith”

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Alburn Robert Sleeper, known to many as Al, died while listening to his favorite country music on Wednesday, June 2.

Letter to the Editor: Lorraine Nuwer, Founder of Florist Shop and Candy Company, Treasured Wife and Mother

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Lorraine Nuwer of Orchard Park, formerly of East Aurora, died peacefully on May 3. Born Lorraine Merckel on March 9, 1922.

Obituary: Anne Meredith Meltzer, Beloved Wife and Sister, World Traveler

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Anne Meredith (nee Spencer) Meltzer, a resident of the Town of Aurora for 30 years, died peacefully in her home surrounded by family after a long illness on Saturday, June 5.

Obituary: Douglas Dedrick, Veterinarian, Sportsman and Christian Leader

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Douglas Dedrick, a local veterinarian, died on Wednesday, June 2.

Guest Editorial – Cautionary Tale: It Could Happen to Anyone

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It was 11:45 pm on Saturday, June 14, the night after Iroquois prom, when an unknown caller rang our house. To receive a call at that hour was already unsettling. The voice on the other end said, “I am here with your son. He’s been in an accident.” The car alarm was blaring in the background. Panic set in. We […]

In the parking lot of the East Aurora Co-op.

Results of Train Derailment Released; Human Error Cited

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An investigation into the May 18, 2020 train derailment has concluded that human error was a primary cause, with a failure in the emergency brake system and possible pedestrian interference as contributing factors.

Letter to the Editor: Assemblyman Speech was On Target

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Dear Editor, Marty Wangelin and Renea Lauck were appropriately represented with the publication of their excellent photographs of the Memorial Day observances in the several towns. The published letter by Scott Marsh summarized his views of what Memorial Day is all about. I agree with 95 percent of his comments.  I wish to add, however, that I presume that anyone […]

Letter to the Editor: Not Seeing Leadership Skills in Schneider

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Dear Editor, Conor Schneider is not ready for any leadership position, especially not a Councilman. I witnessed firsthand his failure as a “chairman.” We sat for 20 minutes waiting for the meeting (May 12th) to start, without a greeting or an explanation. Once it started, someone else interrupted Conor to cover the basics – bathroom and exit locations, and what […]

Letter to the Editor: Town Taxes Show Irresponsible Spending

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Dear Editor, As I continue to go door to door, the main issue among the town residents is the continued increase in our taxes and the lack of transparency with the town budget.  The current administration has not given a detailed explanation as to why our taxes continue to increase every year. Could it be because of irresponsible spending that […]