2022-05-25

Letter to the Editor: Questioning Decision to Reprint School Ballots

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Dear Editor, According to a Buffalo News article before the school election, Superintendent Brian Russ altered and reprinted ballots for Tuesday’s election at taxpayers’ expense in order to remove Teresa Reile’s name as a candidate. The Reile-Vona-Raczka campaign was not notified of this change by the district and only learned of it indirectly through the news source two days before […]

Letter to the Editor: District Needs to Return Parkdale Programs Lost in Pandemic 

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Dear Editor, A reading specialist at Parkdale Elementary responded to a letter to the editor regarding changes at the school as though the writer had no appreciation for the teachers and staff, and all they’ve been through….or for the school board and the community (of which the writer is a member). She states that there have been “fewer” field trips […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to the Community for Support on Election Day

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Dear Editor, We are amazed by the overwhelming support we received from the East Aurora community in our school board election last week. It was incredible to see our community come together in support of our students, teachers and district. We are humbled by the requests for signs, offers to donate money, time spent writing postcards, calling people on our […]

Obituary: Janice M. Aungst, Extraordinary Woman, Mother and Grandmother

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Janice M. Aungst Jan. 27, 1929-May 21, 2022 Janice Grace (nee McCombs) Aungst, a resident of East Aurora, died on Saturday, May 21. She was 93.  She is described by family as an extraordinary woman who loved life and left the world a better place. Mrs. Aungst was born to Walter and Grace McCombs on Jan. 27, 1929.  She grew […]

Obituary: Richard Schwartz, Civil Engineer, Beloved Husband and Father

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Richard Schwartz Nov. 11, 1939-May 10, 2022 Richard Schwartz of West Seneca died on Tuesday, May 10. He was 82. Mr. Schwartz was a graduate of St. Clara’s, East Aurora High School, and Clarkson College of Technology in Civil Engineering, 1965. He joined his father’s architectural firm; John G. Schwartz, Architect, which became Schwartz, Reinhardt and Schwartz and then Schwartz […]

Hot Dog Sales Return to Alden Market

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Kick off Memorial Day weekend with a visit to the Alden Farmers’ Market. Here’s the news everyone’s been asking for – Earl and Rick’s famous grilled hot dogs and sausages will finally be available. After a paperwork glitch, the market is good for the whole season, beginning on Saturday, May 28. The market has been going strong throughout May, building […]

High School Seniors Participate in Community Service Day

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If you happened to notice groups of teenagers around the village during school hours on Thursday, May 19, they weren’t playing hooky. They were working.

Ormsby Construction Class Focuses on Community-Based Projects

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Students at the Ormsby Educational Center were able to put their hands-on learning to use to benefit several community organizations this year, including an 8-foot by 16-foot shed to benefit the East Aurora Senior Center.

The View from Right Field: A Positive Test 

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Even occasional readers of this bi-weekly dispatch from Right Field in the world’s best hometown newspaper will suspect that, over the last 17 years, I’ve taken it as my mission to put a positive spin on things… probably to a fault. While I plead guilty to that charge and offer no apologies (or promises of reform), I will admit that […]

Historian’s Corner: Closing of Park Grocery Signaled an End of an Era

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The Park Grocery closed its doors 50 years ago this month. The retirement of its longtime owners, Raymond and Irene Hubbs, was a newsworthy event in and of itself. The shuttering of their small store across from Hamlin Park in May 1972 represented the end of an era.