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  • Letter: Bond referendum is way too much

    To the Editor:The following is an open letter to Tina Bleakley, a member of the Batavia School Distr ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Sound Off: Some enjoyable reading

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Praise for 'Life at East' I want to ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:01 am
  • Good Natured: The cedar waxwing, a bubbly bug-catcher

    Whether we realize it or not, we all have hidden talents – a special skill or talent we trot out from time to time to amaze and amuse ourselves and ot ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • Our View: A teen's salute to World War II vets

    The more Ellie Rutan learns about World War II veterans, the more she wants to discover.The 14-year- ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 7:31 pm
  • Our View: A show of support

    The gold socks worn by St. Charles North’s girls volleyball team at a recent match represented more than a fashion statement.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 7:31 pm
  • Views: Spanking your child doesn't make you a monster

    When Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted for injuring a child earlier this month, a lot of journalists explained that the less ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Autumn a time to think of spring

    Fall, my favorite season of the year; my dog loves it too!  We all have a bit of spring in our ste ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Family dinner often a ‘moveable feast’

    Dinner is an art form. I’m not talking about the food. Nope, I’m talking merely about the getting people to the table – and keeping them there – part.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • In Focus: High-flying acrobatics

    In the first minutes of Batavia’s visit to Burgess Field in Geneva for its varsity soccer match, the crowd was treated to some high-flying acrobatics ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: The NFL needs a new team

    I’m not big on football, maybe because in middle school our coach, a 300-pound ex-Marine, demonstrated how to block by using me as a dummy.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Another View: An assault on the student press

    The students who edit the newspaper at Neshaminy High School think the nickname of their Pennsylvania school's sports teams is racist. They banned its ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Park district programs provide valuable resources for area troops

    Is your child a Daisy or a Wolf? A Brownie or a Bear? Notice the use of initial capital letters. We’re not talking about personality traits or favorit ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Letter: Our kids need healthy foods

    To the Editor:School days are upon the parents of the Fox Valley once again, and hectic schedules an ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Life at East: Sincerely yours

    They say that the last two-tenths miles of the marathon are the hardest, and if my time as a columnist is a race, I would definitely agree. These last ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 7:29 pm
  • Safety surface gives participants of all abilities a chance to play

    When the Batavia Park District begins a park build or renovation, staff consults with the neighbors of that park for input. It’s important to know wha ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:57 pm
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