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Election 2015: McMurray wins Grand Island town supervisor race
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
Nathan McMurray won the Town of Grand Island supervisor's race after a canvas of votes Wednesday.
Shop Small, proclamation advises
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:20 am
The town government asked its residents to support local business heading into the holiday season.
Grand Island Board of Education: Teachers' union contract approved by school board
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:30 pm
Details are under wraps, but the Grand Island Board of Education voted 7-0 to ratify a five-year contract agreement with the Grand Island Teachers' Association.
A toast for Pink Martini! Gift shop marks first anniversary in business
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:30 pm
Diana Nobumoto said she can't believe it's been a year since she opened Pink Martini Gift Shop in the Grand Island Plaza.
Fuccillo donates $21,600 to Buffalo City Mission
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:30 pm
Fuccillo Automotive Group, which has three of its 23 dealerships located on Grand Island at Alvin Road, presented a check for $21,600 to the Buffalo City Mission to combat domestic violence in the community.
First WNY Watchfire held on Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
A new Veterans Day tradition on the Island began Wednesday with more than 100 attendees witnessing hundreds of flags retired to the flames.
Expansion of DeGlopper Park unveiled
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
A recently formed committee unveiled plans on Veterans Day for a major expansion of Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park.
Hair Envy honors veterans
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
Hair Envy salon in the Grand Island Plaza said 'Thank you' to Island veterans by providing free cuts for them Veterans Day.
FDR visits Grand Island Historical Society
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:20 pm
Approximately 150 members and friends of the Grand Island Historical Society were treated to an oral history of the Great Depression and World War II from the perspective of the president of the United States, with actor Albert McFadyen portraying Franklin Delano Roosevelt Nov. 5 at Historic Trinity.
Home Energy Assistance Program application process begins
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 08:30 pm
Erie County's Department of Social Services will begin accepting applications for Home Energy Assistance Program regular benefits next week, with county officials anticipating receiving more than 20,000 HEAP applications by the end of December.
Obit: David Francis Wolf
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 12:00 pm
David Francis Wolf, 72, of Danbury, Connecticut, succumbed peacefully to multiple myeloma surrounded by his friends and family on Nov. 6, 2015, in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born Jan. 25, 1943, in Buffalo to Francis and Rowena Wolf, now deceased.
Erie County, partners combine forces for 'America Recycles Day'
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Western New York Coalition for Donated Goods will hold a "Stuff the Truck" clothing drive Saturday, Nov. 14.
New grassroots effort launches to encourage alternative transportation uses in and around Western New York
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 03:50 pm
Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council recently announced the launch of GO Buffalo Niagara, a joint grassroots effort to encourage Western New York commuters to use more sustainable transportation options, including Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Metro Rail and Bus, walking, biking, carpooling and carsharing.
Operation Homefront, Buffalo Dollar Tree stores launch holiday toy drive collection
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 03:45 pm
Operation Homefront has joined forces with Dollar Tree to launch its annual holiday toy drive to collect gifts for military kids.
Lions support homeless veterans
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Red Cross Super Volunteer and Town of Niagara Lion Mike Hoplight was the guest speaker at the Grand Island Lions dinner meeting held Oct. 28 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island Central School District lauded for STEM commitment
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
At its second annual "Celebration of STEM," (science, technology, engineering, and math), event on Oct. 15, the WNY STEM Hub honored 14 school districts and one charter school as an Emerging STEM School System.
Island to hold Watchfire event
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Grand Island will hold its first Watchfire flag retirement ceremony on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Niagara Falls Air Reserve volunteers remind retirees of available resources, benefits
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
As Veterans Day approaches, volunteers at the Retiree Affairs Office at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls would like to remind local military retirees of the resources they have access to as a result of their service.
Above and Beyond: Students ride to Sidway in fire truck
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Eight lucky Sidway Elementary School students had a unique ride to school last Thursday. Despite the heavy winds, firefighters and students arrived to school in style as part of the Ride to School in a Fire Truck contest.
Grand Island: Coalition team scores election wins over GOP
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:30 am
Challengers to the Island's Republican-endorsed candidates scored victories in Tuesday's general election.
Grand Island: Veterans Day service moved to DeGlopper Park
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:30 am
Veterans Day services on the Island will take place at DeGlopper Park at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Grand Island High School: Panepinto 'blown away' by STEM wing
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:50 pm
The students, programs and teachers involved in the 1-year-old STEM wing at Grand Island High School left a favorable impression on state Sen. Marc Panepinto Wednesday.
Grand Island Historical Society to hold Christmas luncheons
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:50 pm
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas luncheons at River Lea at noon Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 4. This year's program will feature a portrayal of Clara Barton by local presenter Denise Reichard.
Town of Grand Island to share assessor
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:45 pm
Town of Grand Island Assessor Judy M. Tafelski will add duties in Tonawanda in an agreement reached between three municipalities and signed Oct. 23 at Grand Island Town Hall.
Breaking ground: Sandy Beach shoreline restoration project underway
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Ground was broken at the Sandy Beach Park Club on Monday for a project that will provide a facelift for the beach.
Winter parking restrictions begin
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
The Town of Grand Island Highway Department is reminding all residents Nov. 1 is the official start of its 2015-16 winter season.
Pro Shepherd crowned winner of fifth Buffalo Startup Weekend
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Pro Shepherd was crowned the winner from the fifth iteration of Buffalo Startup Weekend, held at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus' d!g center. It beat out seven other teams for the top prize.
Corporate performers band together to support Give for Greatness
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Inspired by events of its kind in other cities, the first "Battle of the Corporate Bands" in Buffalo will feature corporate sponsors and their competing bands of the most unlikely musicians - such as bankers, PR executives, accountants, lawyers, software engineers and others.
New on Grand Island
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:40 pm
A new maintenance building was recently built on Bedell Road in the Town of Grand Island. Watch video highlights below. (Images by K&D Action Photo and Aeriel Imaging)
Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard set for Nov. 21
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 07:00 am
The fourth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities, a joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, will take place Saturday, Nov. 21.
GI's 4th annual Haunted Weekend Oct. 24, 25
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School Art Club and the Grand Island Recreation Department will once again work together to put on a weekend of Halloween activities.
Grand Island Rotary Club: Art auction Oct. 24
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:30 am
The GI Rotary will hold an Art Auction at Byblos Niagara on Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 6 p.m. to raise proceeds for the GI Students Scholarship fund. The preview starts at 6 and the auction begins at 7 p.m.
Writing a new chapter on Grand Island: Kaegebein teacher is author, mentor
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:25 am
Teacher Tricia McDonald has added author and playwright to her resume, and her fourth-grade students at Kaegebein Elementary are reaping the benefits as they learn to become authors, themselves.
Grand Island: Council candidate sues over sign removals
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:25 am
The dispute over political campaign signs continued this week with the filing of a lawsuit on the matter in State Supreme Court by a candidate for Town Board against the Town of Grand Island government.
Frentzel running for town clerk
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:25 am
Patricia "Pattie" Frentzel has announced her candidacy for re-election for the office of Grand Island town clerk.
Candidate forum on Grand Island
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:10 am
Candidates for public office met at Kaegebein Elementary for a forum Thursday night.
Obit: Sigurd Schafer
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:10 am
Sigurd Schafer entered into rest Oct. 9, 2015.
Obit: Patricia M. McNulty
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:10 am
Island resident Patricia M. (née Murray) McNulty entered into rest Aug. 20, 2015.
Greenway Trail draws concerns from Islanders
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
State officials held an informal public participation meeting Tuesday regarding a plan to build a trail along West River Parkway to connect Buckhorn Island State Park with Beaver Island State Park and beyond.
Above and Beyond: GI Fire Co. holds annual inspection
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
On Saturday, Oct. 3, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters, medics, emergency medical technicians, and cadets reported to fire headquarters for their 2015 state of readiness inspection by Fire Chief Matt Osinski.

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