2022-06-15

Slate of “New Aurora Republicans” to Challenge Incumbents in Aurora Republican Committee

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In the upcoming Primary Election on June 28, Republicans in the Town of Aurora will have an opportunity to elect their local party representatives on the Aurora Republican Committee for the first time since 2008.  A group of 20 local Republicans announced that they have come together to form a campaign group known as the “New Aurora Republicans” to challenge […]

Column: Rod, Gun Sweaty, Sleeveless and Catching Fish…FUN! 

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There are times and places when anglers fish for the fun of it and hope they can catch a fish. First-timers do this. So do I! On the flip side, some anglers focus on specific species like walleye, bass, crappie, musky and other fish. Some focus so much on their particular species that there are groups formed and tournaments conducted […]

Column: The Book Department: Fat Fiction for Summer Reading: The Overstory Story

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That’s the trouble with people, their root problem. Life runs alongside them, unseen. Creating the soil, trading in nutrients. Feeding and curing and sheltering more kinds of creatures than people know how to count.–Richard Powers, The Overstory The Overstory by Richard Powers. New York: W.W. Norton, 2018. Before the reader even opens this luscious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the first […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Community Support With Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue

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Dear Editor, Last week, our Kiwanis Club was able to once again return a time-honored tradition to Hamlin Park and kick off the summer. Our 66th annual chicken barbecue was a great success, in large part due to the community and their continued support of our organization.  It takes a village to pull off an event of this magnitude, and […]

Letter to the Editor: Hartman Ready to Take Over as County Clerk

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Dear Editor, I am writing in support of candidate Melissa Hartman, running for the position of County Clerk. Having heard Melissa and her sharing of ideas, which include: *Expansion of Auto Bureau hours, including weekends and evenings *Hiring the most qualified candidates for positions to give us all the best in customer service *Work with integrity and with fairness, not […]

Letter to the Editor: Support New Republicans Looking to Bring Back Integrity

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Dear Editor,  This June, Aurora Republicans will see something new on the ballot; a choice for representation on the local Aurora Republican Committee. For far too long, seats on this committee have been held through uncontested elections or appointees of former Aurora GOP Chairman Earl Jann and his committee, including former resident Michael Caputo, known locally and nationally for his […]

Letter to the Editor: New York Can Lead the Way Toward Better Buildings

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Dear Editor,  Respectfully, I do not agree with the Editorial in the June 9 edition of the Advertiser/Review claiming that New York State is not well prepared to begin weaning ourselves off of fossil fuels.  Ending the use of natural gas would first begin with New Construction, meaning that natural gas piping would not be extended beyond its current grid. […]

Editorial: Tell Me Something Good

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Shootings, inflation, the war, the re-hash of January 6 riots, extreme weather. As the song says, “tell me something good.”  The good thing about being in the local news business is that we have an opportunity to tell our readers something good, more often than something bad. We do our job as reporters and as independent observers of our government […]

Mightier Than the Sword: Notes on Writing: Goals, Take Two

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The clock is set. The seconds are ticking away…  I am timing this writing session, but for those of you who regularly read this column, (thank you, by the way) this has nothing to do with inflation or making money or “Business Writing,” which I wrote about three months ago. This has more to do with an article I wrote […]

Flag Football Team Ends Inaugural Season on High Note

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The history-making Iroquois varsity flag football team players finished their inaugural season with a final game on June 1, where they won a 13-12 victory over the Lady Wolverines.