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Grand Island Board of Education: Superintendent's contract terminated
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 12:55 pm
In a surprise addition to Monday evening's agenda, the Grand Island Board of Education voted to terminate the contract of Interim Superintendent of Schools Robert Christmann.

Christmann officially resigned as superintendent of schools on Oct. 1 after six years of service to the district. He has been functioning as interim superintendent since then and has a full-time position as executive director of the Western New York Education Services Council. His last day of service to Grand Island should be in mid-January.

Above and Beyond: Koch returned as GIFC fire chief
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 12:55 pm
Kevin Koch will return for a third term as chief of the Grand Island Fire Co. after running unopposed in 2013 elections, which were held at fire headquarters on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Best of 'Taste of GI' awarded
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 12:55 pm
Corey McGowan, organizer of the Taste of Grand Island, recently presented five awards to restaurants that took part in the festival. Winners included:
Grand Island Fire Co.: Islander seriously injured in pedestrian-car accident
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 12:55 pm
Shortly before 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle on Stony Point Road between Whitehaven Road and Independence Lane.
Town of Niagara: Niagara Electric Lights Parade shines on
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 09:00 am
The annual Niagara Electric Lights Parade, which took place on Saturday, Nov. 3, continues to share its generosity through its Parade Food Drive. Food bins are still available for food drop off until Dec. 21. Items will support Community Missions of Niagara Frontier.
Grand Island Board of Education: Report offered on superintendent search for Christmann's replacement
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
At a special workshop meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education Monday evening, trustees and administrators heard a report from Dr. Steve Uebbing and Tim McElheran of the Warner School of Education (University of Rochester), regarding the search to replace Interim Superintendent of Schools Robert Christmann.
Grand Island High School students raise money for community organizations
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
Student volunteers at Grand Island High School helped to make the holiday a little brighter for children, the needy, and student clubs at the Share the Holiday Magic fundraiser.
American Legion, Moose greet VA's Stiller
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
Brian Stiller, medical center director of the VA Western New York Healthcare System, was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Grand Island American Legion Post.
Grand Island Lion's Club Christmas tree fundraiser ongoing
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
For the third year in a row, Kelly's Country Store, at 3121 Grand Island Blvd., is selling Christmas trees, with proceeds to benefit the Grand Island Lions Club's annual Special Kids Picnic, as well as the club's other service projects.
Dancers perform at NF Firefighter telethon
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 06:55 pm
Approximately 30 dancers from the Grand Island Dance Center performed Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1, at the 84th annual Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund Telethon, which was broadcast on cable access television on Time Warner.
State Parks to issue snowmobile use permits
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 01:40 pm
Beaver Island State Park is currently issuing permits that will allow snowmobilers to use the more than 12 miles of designated and signed snowmobile trails on state park property located on Grand Island. The trails will be open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. beginning on Dec. 15. Snowmobiling is not allowed within Beaver Island State Park.
iPad pilot project integrates technology in classroom
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
This year, select classes at Grand Island High School will participate in an iPad pilot project. As the district recently invested in a set of iPads for each of the buildings, this was an ideal opportunity to build teacher capacity and comfort with integrating technology using this tool in the classroom.
Kaegebein Elementary School: Thanksgiving in Colonial days recreated
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
The Thanksgiving celebration in Cyndi Booker's second grade classroom at Kaegebein Elementary School included learning activities with a Thanksgiving theme, Colonial wardrobe made by Booker herself, complete with collars for the boys and bonnets for the girls.
Grand Island Dance Center collecting for Coats for Kids, Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Dance Center are lending their assistance to local charities.
Kali J. (Mordaunt) Korzelius, Grand Island advocate for young people facing cancer, honored posthumously by RPCI
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:30 pm
Grand Island resident Kali J. (Mordaunt) Korzelius was honored posthumously with the Outstanding Volunteer Award at the annual All Star Night Gala for Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Roadwork notice
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:30 pm
Temporary overnight lane closures are scheduled on the Niagara Thruway for the northbound South Grand Island Bridge through Friday, Dec. 14, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.
State Police complete Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Initiative
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:20 pm
New York State Police in Zone II conducted a five-day traffic safety initiative from Nov. 21 to 25. Zone II covers Erie and Wyoming counties. Police conducted numerous traffic details, including Operation Hang Up, which targeted distracted drivers, DWI checkpoints, DWI saturation details, and speed details on the area Interstates.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Youth Ambassadors named for 2013
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:15 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists and winners for its 2013 Youth Ambassador Scholarship Program.
Golden Age Center: Mitten Project under way
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:15 pm
The Mitten Project at the Golden Age Center has resulted in more than 2,000 hand-made items - hats, mittens, scarves and headbands - distributed to 24 missions for the needy. This is an ongoing project and made possible by many seniors by donations of yard and cash for purchase of yarn.
Island-to-Island mission trip conducted
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 06:10 pm
The efforts of Grand Islanders are making a great difference in the lives of people on an island 1,500 miles away.
Ceretto declares victory in 145th Assembly District
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 03:45 pm
With a lead in ballots greater than the amount of ballots remaining, Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, has declared victory in his re-election campaign in the newly created 145th Assembly District.
Ceretto: Lead grows after Erie County paper ballot count
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 08:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto said Monday that his lead over Bob Restaino in New York's 145th Assembly District race has grown by 147 to 1,052 votes; up from an election night total of 905.
Happy birthday, Kaegebein Elementary
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
During the anniversary celebration of its construction, Grand Island Central School District officials said Kaegebein Elementary School is still the school William Kaegebein envisioned 60 years ago: a place where Island children become engaged in learning and begin to make a difference in their world.
UNICEF donations tabulated
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
The weather was dreadful on Halloween night this year. Some people said they had no trick-or-treaters! Did that happen to you?
Knights of Columbus takes action for disaster victims
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 pm
Paul Minton, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus on Whitehaven Road, is packed up and ready to bring relief supplies to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Light Up the Boulevard event has auspicious start
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The first-ever Light Up the Boulevard Parade & Festival Saturday was popular beyond the expectations of event organizers, and so successful that the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is promising more next year.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Man jumps railing at Town Hall
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports an investigation is ongoing into what his office is calling an attempted suicide by a person in custody at the Town of Grand Island Court Monday morning.
Veterans helping fellow veterans downstate
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 is coming to the aid of downstate veterans who suffered losses due to the impact of Hurricane Sunday.
Grand Island Board of Education: SRPs called vital after report
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
On Monday evening, the Grand Island Board of Education held its regular meeting "on the road" at Kaegebein Elementary School and were treated to pre-meeting festivities as part of the school's 60th anniversary celebration.
Grand Island Town Board: Residents urged to shop locally on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a proclamation at its Monday meeting calling on residents to support local businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.
Road work ahead
Wed, Nov 21st 2012 09:00 pm
Temporary overnight lane closures are scheduled on the Niagara Thruway for the northbound South Grand Island Bridge through Friday, Dec. 14, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.
Joint service club meeting slated for Nov. 28
Mon, Nov 19th 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club invites representatives from all the Island service organizations to a joint meeting at the Buffalo Launch Club on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.
We have a winner
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 06:45 pm
Congratulations to the Harley Davidson pumpkin, which took first place in Niagara Frontier Publications' recent carving/decorating contest. The big pumpkin eating the small pumpkin finished in second place, while the green witch pumpkin ended up in third.
Mmmm! Spaghetti!
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School National Honor Society held its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser last Friday in the high school cafeteria. The dinner coincided with the second night of the high school Spotlighters drama club production of "Done to Death."
Residents asked to answer 2013 budget survey
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick is asking residents to participate in the 2013 budget process by completing a short, online survey that asks if they support a tax increase. Additionally, the survey asks what key funding area residents, who oppose an increase, would like to see reduced to eliminate the county executive's proposed tax increase.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Parade, festival Saturday
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:20 pm
The upcoming Light Up The Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festival, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m., will feature dozens of vendors and parade groups.
Jacobs salutes area businesses for taking part in Thank-A-Vet discount program
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:10 pm
One of the goals set by Chris Jacobs when he was elected Erie County clerk earlier this year was to expand and improve the complementary discount program now known as Thank-A-Vet to the more than 53,000 veterans throughout the county.
Kaegebein Elementary School celebrates 60-year anniversary
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Students uncovered William Kaegebein Elementary School's time capsule from the 1952 cornerstone in celebration of the school's 60th anniversary.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Islander killed in one-car accident
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on Nov. 11.
Vets celebrate birthday of U.S. Marine Corps
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Marines celebrated the 237th anniversary of the formation of the U.S. Marines Corps on Nov. 10 at the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249.
 


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