2021-09-08

Turning to Fermented Foods for Health Benefits

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Fermented foods are making a comeback. An alternative method of food preserving, foods like kombucha, fermented pickles, kimchi and sauerkraut can easily be made at home and provide added health benefits in the form of probiotics.

New State Regulations Create Special Antlerless Deer Season

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Rule changes include extending hunting hours and dress code requirements when afield to improve hunter safety.

Guest Column: Gambling Problems Don’t Make You a Terrible Person

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Often when problem gambling makes headlines, the focus is on the financial toll and the devastation experienced by spouses, children and other loved ones. Although these are very impactful consequences of someone’s gambling problem, it can unfairly vilify the person without providing insight into their own struggle. Problem gambling is the result of gambling causing problems in someone’s life, which […]

Obituary: Loretta M. Tiffany, Beloved Aunt, Retired Legal Secretary

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Loretta M. Tiffany Feb. 10, 1924-Aug. 3, 2021 Loretta M. Tiffany, a lifelong resident of the Western New York area and most recently Orchard Park, died on Tuesday, August 3 at Father Baker Manor of natural causes. She was 97. Ms. Tiffany was born in South Wales on Feb. 10, 1924, the daughter of Wellman C. and Lucy M. Tiffany. […]

Obituary: Milton A. Ketterer, Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Proud Veteran

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Milton A. Ketterer March 1, 1932-Sept. 1, 2021 Milton A. Ketterer of East Aurora died on Wednesday, September 1. He was 89. Funeral Services were held on Fri., Sept. 2 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Falls, with interment after the service at Griffins Mills Cemetery.  Upon graduation from Springville High School, Mr. Ketterer served in the US Army’s […]

Letter to the Editor: Why the Mask Mandate in Our Schools?

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Dear Editor, There’s a boatload of our taxpayer dollars on the table to make sure mask mandates for children happen. Since March 2020, the state has received upwards of $14 billion in federal funds for Covid relief. East Aurora Union Free School District received $3,334,898 and Iroquois Central School District received $3,833,942. In exchange, all entities receiving these federal dollars […]

Letter to the Editor: Crisis of Confidence in School Leadership

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Dear Editor, We have a crisis of confidence in our school leadership. Many at the Aug. 25 board meeting were previously frustrated with several Visitors’ Comments rules that changed on the spot, with last-minute scheduling of an early morning Special Meeting on Aug. 11 and with being lectured when asking a question. Many are pulling their children from school.  I […]

Letter to the Editor: Grateful to Customers and To Our Town

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Dear Editor, In our quest to maintain our high level of service and quality in our restaurant and hotel, we are going to temporarily amend our hours of operation. The severe shortages in staffing and inventory that have impacted our industry are unprecedented. Our customers and employees are our number one priority. We would be remiss to continue the strain […]

School Leader Talks of Challenges for District Officials This Year

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The Erie County Association of School Board (ECASB) met for its Back to School Banquet on Aug. 26, marking a return to an annual tradition for the association that was prevented in 2020 by the pandemic, featuring a presentation by Asst. Superintendent of East Aurora, Mark L. Mambretti.

Column: The Book Department: LA-LA Land: 1974

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In ROCK ME ON THE WATER, author Ronald Brownstein writes of a rare but magical phenomenon: in a certain place over a certain limited span of time dazzling blooms of creativity can emerge relatively all at once from within an artistic community.