2021-08-18

Obituary: Roger S. Vinton, Jr.,  Cherished Grandfather, Original Member of Boys & Girls Club

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Roger S. Vinton, Jr. Jan. 18, 1935-July 13, 2021  Roger S. Vinton Jr. died in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday, July 13, surrounded by loving family members. He was 85.   Mr. Vinton was born in Rochester, on Jan. 18, 1935, the son of Roger and Lucille Vinton. Raised in the town of Wales, he graduated from East Aurora High School in […]

Obituary: Alice J. Seeley, Cherished Wife, Beloved Mother, Shop Owner and Artist

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Alice J. Seeley April 24, 1931-Aug. 1, 2021  Alice J. Seeley, a longtime East Aurora resident, died  Sunday, August 1, in Hospice care. Born Alice J. Schmidle, she was 90. Mrs. Seeley was a graduate of Mount Mercy Academy, the former Albright Art School of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and the State University College at Buffalo. In 1969, while […]

Obituary: Nancy Depke Morgan, Retired Nurse, Treasured Mother and Grandmother

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Nancy Depke Morgan Jan. 27, 1937- Aug. 4, 2021 Nancy Morgan, a lifelong resident of East Aurora, died on Wednesday, August 4. She was 84. Mrs. Morgan was born Jan. 27, 1937, the daughter of the late Richard and Helene (nee George) Depke. Part of her early life was spent growing up in her parents’ restaurant, The Orioles, and later […]

Obituary: John “Jack” McBride, Retired Teacher and Coach

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John “Jack” McBride, Retired Teacher and Coach John McBride Feb. 12, 1943-Nov. 8, 2020 John McBride, known as Jack, died on Sunday, November 8, 2020. He was 77. Mr. McBride was born in Vermont on Feb. 12, 1943. He was well traveled and worked in many different fields during his life. Many in our community will remember him fondly as […]

Services Announced: John P. Beverly, World Traveler, Lover of Adventure

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Memorial Service Planned for John P. Beverly John P. Beverly died Friday, October 23, 2020. He was 94. A private interment with family was held at the Collins Center Cemetery at the time of his passing.  With Covid restrictions easing, relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sat., Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. in the Elma […]

Column: View from Right Field: Talk of the Town(ie)

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In this 429th “View From Right Field,” I’m going to make a bold claim, one that might get me in trouble, one that at the very least should inspire some spirited discussion. I’m laying claim to the first positive use of the word “townie.” I’m claiming that I am the very first person—certainly in the 14052 (and the portions of […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the Art in Home

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Dear Editor, Our home was recently featured in your paper in a lovely piece by Shelly Ferullo. First, we’d like to thank Shelly for really capturing the way we feel about our dear old house.  We would also like to give some well deserved credit to someone who has enhanced our home immeasurably with her art work. Her name is […]

Letter to the Editor: Schools Need Full Support

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Dear Editor, Our school administrators and school boards are going to need our full support this year. When the school year ended in June the virus seemed to be on its way to defeat and it seemed that things would be under control by the time school restarted. Unfortunately, variants of the virus are strengthening and continue to threaten the […]

Letter to the Editor: The Big Lie Tug-of-War

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Dear Editor,    “The great masses of the people…will more easily fall victim to a big lie than a small one.” Adolph Hitler, 1933 There is a rhetorical tug-of-war swirling around Donald Trump’s claim that election fraud cost him the White House. For months The New York Times and The Washington Post have been busy converting Trump’s big lie into a […]

Editorial: Dear School Board, Don’t Cut the Cable

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Over the last 18-months, local governments and school boards have been able to operate and keep the public involved by streaming meetings for anyone to access live, or at a later date, providing an opportunity for more people to be involved. Iroquois and East Aurora school board meetings are uploaded to YouTube, as are Aurora Town Board meetings, and Marilla […]