2021-06-30

Images from East Aurora’s 2021 Commencement Ceremony

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The images below are from the 2021 commencement ceremony for East Aurora seniors, including photographs of the after parade along Main Street. All images by Marty Wangelin  

Column: Forrest Fisher; Main Street Outdoors – For the People

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The outdoors everywhere is in pure focus. Now that virtual camaraderie has become a chuckle phrase of the recent historical past, in-person events and in-person connections have brought many a sense of relief. Still, we should not yet ignore the virus, even now. It’s real, for sure, but gratefully, the amount of time we stand in front of our computer […]

Letter to the Editor: Will Still Seek Seat for Aurora Town Board

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Dear Editor, I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in the Republican Primary. Also, thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and donated to my campaign. This was my first time running in a political race and it was a great learning experience. I am grateful to everyone on my team who helped me throughout the […]

Letter to the Editor: Despite Loss, Thankful to Those Who Helped

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Dear Editor, On Monday, June 28, our dog Twinkles was hit and severely injured on Main Street. Twinkles had managed to get loose from our home on Hamlin Avenue before she was struck. While neither my wife nor I was home at the time, two good samaritans, Fred and Katherine, immediately came to our Yorkie’s aid and quickly rushed her […]

Letter to the Editor: Facts Over Feelings Are Important for School Board

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Dear Editor, I have been thinking about facts versus feelings. When I decided to run for the board of education 8 years ago, I felt I had a lot to offer considering having previously taught in the district for 21 years. I decided to go visit an older retired board member and she gave me good advice. She told me […]

Letter to the Editor: Earl Jann is Failing Aurora Republicans

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Dear Editor, Earl Jann decreed that candidates, who espouse identity politics, need not apply for a Town of Aurora Republican Committee endorsement. I found this ironic because Jann had no problem with identity politics when he identified as a member of the Erie County Republican good ol’ boys club to land a $150,000 patronage position at the Erie County Water […]

Editorial: Don’t Be Lazy, Pick up the Trash

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It has been good to see more people on the streets as vaccination numbers rise and the virus numbers go down. It is starting to feel like a regular summer, pre-pandemic.  What we have been disturbed to see is the additional trash, waste, and general litter around the region, especially within some parks.  It seems the pandemic showed or reminded […]

Varsity Lacrosse Takes Second in Section VI Postseason

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With the disappointment of a 2020 season lost to Covid-19 fading into memory, Blue Devils varsity lacrosse coach Scott More assembled an excellent 2021 squad that went all the way to the Section VI Class C finals before losing to Silver Creek.

Gallery Show to Feature East Aurora Artist

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Erin Long, a native of West Falls and currently living in East Aurora, will be the subject of a solo exhibition of work titled “COLORING BOOK” at Project308 Gallery at 308 Oliver St. in North Tonawanda. 

Peter Moore, EAHS Class of 1977, Wins National Award

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EAHS Class of 1977 Alum Moore Pete Moore was with the prestigious Arch Ward Award last month. For those in Moore’s profession, there is no higher honor.