2021-06-23

Obituary: Sandra Lee Raymond, Beloved Mother, Loving Wife Who Nurtured Family

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Sandra “Sandy” Lee Raymond March 15, 1940-June 11, 2021 Sandra Lee Raymond, known to friends and family as Sandy, died on Friday, June 11. She was 81.  Born Sandra Cook on March 15, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Maurice Alvin (Roberta M. (nee Beebee) and Jennie Esther Cook. She was raised in the Ithaca area in her […]

Services Announced: Mr. and Mrs. Long

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Services Planned for Mr. and Mrs. Long Mary Ann Eddy Long died Tuesday, April 27, in Ocala, Fla., surrounded by her husband, Daniel, step-daughter, and cousins. Then on Monday, May 17, Daniel Felton Long, formerly of East Aurora, also died in Ocala, Fla. after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Long was 74. Mr. Long was 86. Mr. and Mrs. […]

Obituary: Patricia A. Kline, Treasure Mother, and Wife, Enjoyed Family Life

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Patricia A. Kline March 13, 1934-Nov. 25, 2020 Patricia A. (nee Slattery) Kline of Holland died peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. She was 86.  Events were delayed at Mrs. Kline’s time of death due to Covid-19.  Now with many restrictions lifted, services are planned.  Burial will be held on Sat., July 10, at 12:30 p.m. at the […]

Obituary: Dale Lincoln Leroy Hettrich, Sr., Cherished Father and Brother, Man With Golden Heart

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Dale Lincoln Leroy Hettrich, Sr. Feb. 20, 1963-Feb. 2, 2021 Dale Lincoln Leroy Hettrich, Sr. of New Haven, Conn. died on Tuesday, February 2, while in rehabilitation care. He was 57. He was born on Feb. 20, 1963, the son of the late E. Daniel and Dolly Hettrich. Mr. Hettrich is survived by his four children Dale Jr., Justin, Timothy, […]

Obituary: Johnny C. Barker, Beloved Son, and Brother

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Johnny C. Barker, a resident of Holland, died on Monday, June 14. He was 51. Mr. Barker was born on Jan. 16, 1970, in West Point, the son of Ginette and the late James Barker. In addition to his mother, Mr. Barker is survived by his brother James (Susanne) Barker; and close friends Heather Smith, Liz Root, and Mary Mola. […]

Obituary: Timothy L Bailey, Beloved Husband, and Father, Past Kiwanis President

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Timothy L. Bailey Sept. 21, 1952- June 19, 2021 Timothy L. Bailey, a resident of East Aurora, died on Saturday, June 19. He was 68. Born on Sept. 21, 1952, he was the son of Clayton Oliver Bailey and the late Virginia (nee Griffin) Bailey. Mr. Bailey was the owner of S-G Press Inc. and proudly served the greater East […]

Column: View from Right Field: “That’s a New One”

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  I stopped into Vidler’s 5&10 one day a few summers ago and bought two packs of cigarettes, rolled them into the short sleeve of my jersey and headed for the baseball diamond. As my son’s U17 team was getting ready to bat in the top of the first inning, I opened the pack and gave one of the cigarettes […]

Letter to the Editor: The Truth, Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt

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Dear Editor, In last week’s Opinion article entitled “Explaining the Committee Process in Wales” by my opponent for Councilman, Jeff Gawronski stated that I “… took the opportunity to throw ‘shade’ on the process for selection of candidate endorsements for the Town of Wales and the formation of the Town Republican Committee.” This partial quote from his article couldn’t be […]

Letter to the Editor: Education About Systemic Racism Vital to Citizens 

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Dear Editor, When President Biden signed into law the Juneteenth federal holiday measure last week, it was more than just a symbolic act memorializing the freeing of the last slaves in the old Confederacy, which occurred on June 19, 1865. Creating the new law will hopefully inspire us all to learn about and acknowledge the complex and vastly important role […]

Letter to the Editor: School Board Must Show Transparency in Future Appointment

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Dear Editor, I am writing regarding the unexpected vacancy on the East Aurora Schools Board of Education left by the resignation of John Sigeti. I was pleased to see the editorial titled Board Appointments Should be Transparent in the June 17 edition of this paper. If the Board does not change course and opt for the most transparent method to […]