2022-03-02

Maple Weekend 2022: A Sweet Return 

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 After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, Maple Weekend is back with most producers in Western New York opening to the public. Fifty-four maple producers across the 15 counties of Western New York will open their facilities to visitors.

Village Trustee Candidates Respond to Newspaper Questions

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The four candidates for the East Aurora Village Board, incumbent Trustee Ernest Scheer, Mary “Molly” Flynn, Katherine Grace Viger and Peter Schwan, have responded to questions sent to them by the East Aurora Advertiser. There are four candidates but only three seats available. The election will be March 15. This is the first election where the rule changing the trustee’s term from two to four years will take apply.

First State Certified Organic Beer is Brewed and Served Locally

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Charles and Carole Sauberan own and operate Boston Hills Brewery and Cole Road Farms from their home on Cole Road in Colden. After an eight-year process, their brewery is the first organic certified brewery in New York State.

League of Women Voters Present Candidate Forum for Village Trustees

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On Wednesday, March 9, the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara will host a candidate forum for East Aurora Village Trustee candidates.  It will be at 7 p.m. at the Aurora Senior Center at the corner of King Street and Oakwood Avenue. All four candidates for the three open trustee positions have been invited. To comply with the League’s “empty […]

Letter to the Editor: President is Fumbling His Way Through Office

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Dear Editor,  Aah, the cherry atop the hot fudge sundae. Over the past 14 months, I have watched Joe Biden mumble, stumble and fumble his way through his “presidency.” Under his “leadership,” we have gone from energy independence to begging OPEC not to raise the price of oil we now have to buy from them. His botched withdrawal from Afghanistan […]

Letter to the Editor: Residents Creating a Toxic Arena for School Board

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Dear Editor, Last fall a group of residents decided that a public meeting of the school board was less important than the opportunity to publicize their opposition to county and state mandates. Now it appears that some individuals have made it their mission to go after individual members of the board. These actions are an unflattering local reflection of the […]

Letter to the Editor: Support Flynn in Village Election 

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Dear Editor, As part of a multi-generational large East Aurora family, I couldn’t be prouder to be residing in the village once again and building a business here. I also couldn’t be prouder that my lifelong friend, Molly Flynn, has stepped forward once again to give her time, wisdom and dedication to protect and preserve our beloved hometown village.  You […]

Letter to the Editor: First Amendment Auditors are Stealing Privacy

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Dear Editor, I was fascinated and terrified at the same time by the excellent reporting in the Advertiser on Feb. 17 about the so-called “online auditors” recording in public spaces. So this is where we are? Our First Amendment rights invaded our privacy to the point of recording and filming in public? We the people don’t need to give permission? […]

Letter to the Editor: Board Should Not Defend a Deficient District Safety Plan

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Dear Editor, In last week’s issue of the EAUFSD Challenger, board member Terri Ohlweiler provided a weak defense of the District’s Safety Plan. She failed to mention the many ways that the plan defied compliance with education law and regulation. Many deficiencies were already called out in the pages of this publication. Rather than defend a flawed situation, Ms. Ohlweiler […]

Letter to the Editor: State Needs to Improve Wages for Cargivers 

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Dear Editor, I want to raise a concern about the wage crisis that is having a profound effect on my ability to hire caregivers to help provide me with the necessary care to live my life to its fullest. Inadequate, noncompetitive wages have made it nearly impossible to hire and maintain the staff I need to survive. I am currently […]