2021-10-13

More Towns Vote to Opt Out of Cannabis Dispensaries

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In Elma, it was met with little fanfare and was unanimous by the town board, while in Aurora one councilman voted against opting out and a handful of residents asked the town to reconsider the motion.

Obituary: Robin Hill, Beloved Mother, Sister and Aunt

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Robin Hill July 20, 1959-Oct. 6, 20201 Robin Hill of Elma died on Wednesday, October 6. She was 62. She was born on July 20, 1959, the daughter of the late Frank and late Gwendolyn (nee Millard) Hill. She was also predeceased by nephew Graham Hill. She is survived by her brother Bruce (Sarah) Hill; niece  Amanda (Michael) Ball; nephew […]

Obituary: Mary E. Flickinger, Cherished Mother, Environmental Advocate

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Mary E. Flickinger April 17, 1933-Oct. 8, 2021 Mary E. Flickinger of East Aurora died on Friday, Oct. 8. She was 88.  Mrs. Flickinger was born on April 17, 1933, in Wheeling, W. Va., the daughter of Robert W. and Mary E. Ewing.  Friends and family will remember Mrs. Flickinger as a vibrant, committed member of the community with a […]

Obituary: William L. Korzelius, Jr., Original Owner of The Bar Bill Tavern, Treasured Father

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William L. Korzelius, Jr. May 11, 1934-Oct. 11, 2021 William L. Korzelius, Jr. of Orchard Park died on Monday, October 11. He was 87. Mr. Korzelius and his late wife Barbara were the originators of the Bar Bill Tavern in East Aurora.  He was also a proud member of the United States Navy.  In addition to his wife Barbara (née […]

Letter to the Editor: McCann is Ready to Hit Ground Running for Town

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Dear Editor, I’m writing in to let my fellow Aurorans who may not have met Town Board Candidate, Joe McCann, know what kind of person they’d be voting for.  In my experience, Joe is a “do-er.” He’s the kind of person who rolls up his sleeves and gets to work. He has done that in preparation for his candidacy by […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Returning Wallet

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Dear Editor, My heartfelt thanks to the thoughtful person who found my lost wallet (with the vintage Vidler’s cat face on it) and returned it anonymously to my home mailbox. Your kindness is deeply appreciated, and if I knew who you were, I’d at least get you to accept a gift card for Elm Street Bakery! Jane Ried East Aurora

Letter to the Editor: Backing Granville for Town Board

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Dear Editor, Election day will be here soon, with early voting starting Saturday, Oct. 23. We look forward to casting our votes for James Granville. Jim is a long-time East Aurora resident with deep family ties to our community. He is highly qualified to serve on the Aurora Town Board. He has earned our support because he has a vision […]

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Forget Propositions on Back of Ballots

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Dear Editor, On the election ballot this Nov. 2 are five propositions on which the people of New York State are asked to vote. Sadly, ballot propositions are frequently ignored as they are not as “sexy” as oppositional candidate campaigns so they don’t get much press coverage ahead of Election Day. Voters are left in the dark about them and […]

Letter to the Editor: GOP Continues to be Party of Exclusion

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Dear Editor, People of color were treated as chattel (slaves) for well over 200 years in this country. This was justified by whites claiming superior genetics. Sound familiar? It should, white supremacists are still claiming it. And despite a civil war and constitutional amendments Republicans are still trying to disenfranchise Blacks and other minorities. Not only that but they are […]

Letter to the Editor: Appreciative of Caregivers and People of Various Abilities

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Dear Editor, While walking today with my headset, I listened to Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns discuss Disabilities Awareness month on the radio. Mr. Kearns addressed our Aktion Club members at our annual conference about five years ago. His dedication and work for those with various abilities is genuine and refreshing.  He mentioned that October is disability awareness month. Let’s […]