The crowd was small but their message was loud: residents in the Town of Wales do not want cannabis dispensaries or cannabis smoking lounges in town.
Proposals to purchase a new Gradall and to extend the Town of Elma’s contract for fuel with Iroquois Central School District failed to pass due to no majority vote at the most recent meeting of the Town Board, coming on the heels of the recent resignation of Councilman Michael Nolan,
B. Frank Dake, a lawyer with an interest in local history, was appointed as the first town historian in Aurora in 1919, when New York State began mandating that all towns and villages appoint a municipal historian to document, among other subjects, the local impacts of World War I. After Dake’s initial appointment, however, local officials either forgot about or ignored the state law until 1950, when officials re-established the office and appointed William S. Persons, Sr. to the post.
Rutowski’s family, owners of Cy’s Pharmacy and six other independent pharmacies in the area, will now own Larwood’s on Oakwood as well. The Rutowskis become only the seventh owners in the institution’s 187-year history.