2021-12-15

West Falls Resident Looking for Stories about Local History

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Local resident Conor Schneider is hoping to compile stories about West Falls, one of the only local townships in the Aurora area without a book devoted to its history.

State Funding to Fully Cover Two Culvert Replacements in Village

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The Town of Aurora announced yesterday that they have been the recipient of a $1.6 million state grant that will make two much-needed culvert bridge projects possible in the years ahead.

Column: Book Department: White Christmas: A Book about the Song for its 80th Anniversary

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“[Irving] Berlin was asked how ‘a member of the Jewish faith’ could write [the song] ‘White Christmas.’  ‘I know how,’ he said in a 1954 interview.   ‘I wrote it as an American.’ –White Christmas: The Story of an American Song, p. 69 White Christmas: The Story of an American Song by Jody Rosen. New York: Scribner, 2002. It may be […]

Editorial: It’s a Good Place to Live

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I really don’t care what sound a tree makes when it falls in the woods and no one is around. It’s down, I didn’t hear it fall. I’ll look at it once it has been discovered and move on.  But a tree that lands on a house, that is a sound I now know.  Honestly, it’s about what you would […]

Editorial: PC And Your Taxes

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently announced that the New York State “Common Retirement Fund” will commit $2 billion – that’s billion with a “B” – to “an index focused on reducing the risks of climate change and capitalizing on the opportunities arising from the transition to a low-carbon economy.” Most would agree that mitigating the risk of climate […]

Letter to the Editor: Fillmore Does Not Hold a Candle to Other Village Residents

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Dear Editor, Last night I sat down to read Robert Lowell Goller’s book, Legendary Locals of East Aurora. When I turned to page 38, there was a short history of Millard Fillmore. Goller states “Fillmore is considered one of the least known presidents. His signing of the Compromise of 1850, which included the controversial Fugitive Slave Law, postponed the Civil […]

Letter to the Editor: Harm of Mandates May Be Irreversible

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Dear Editor, Demoralization: According to nih.gov, it is best described as a psychological state; characterized by helplessness, a sense of failure, and the inability to cope. Manipulate a virus to make it transmissible to humans and then release it on to the world. Offer the apparent solution. Offer incentives to make that solution more appealing. Then, apply some pressure. Then […]

Letter to the Editor: What’s Going on in Our World?

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Dear Editor If Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is correct and the vaccine doesn’t prevent transmission of the virus, why are people losing their jobs for refusing to take the vaccine? Why do vaccine companies have no liability for their products? Why has two weeks to flatten the curve turned into No Vax No […]

Letter to the Editor: Proactive Plan for Improving Safety on Main St

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Dear Editor, There is a safety concern that exists in the village for both pedestrians and motorists alike and that seems to be ever worsening. I’m speaking of the constant flow of pedestrians dodging traffic crossing Main Street from the section between Hamlin Avenue and the Rite-Aid parking lot back and forth to the eating and drinking establishments across the […]

Obituary: Norman D. Gingerich, Beloved Husband, Cherished Father

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Norman D. Gingerich Feb. 9, 1935-Dec. 10, 2021 Norman D. Gingerich of East Aurora died Friday, December 10. He was 86. Mr. Gingerich is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carol (nee Hawley) Gingerich; children Rodney (Karen) Gingerich, Robert (Janet) Gingerich and Susan (James) Pundt; grandchildren Shawn (Alyssa) Gingerich, Scott (Megan) Gingerich, Craig (Alexandra) Gingerich, Jake (Amanda) Gingerich, Bobbie […]