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Proposed capital project forums planned
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:55 pm
Monday evening, members of the Grand Island Board of Education met with school administrators and members of the district's facility committee to formulate an effective public information plan regarding the possible 2011 capital project. Two separate propositions, in the amounts of $46,822,155 and $4,596,629, will go to public vote on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
'Don't Drink the Water' Friday (but eat the spaghetti)
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:20 pm
A Saturday matinee performance by the Spotlighters drama club at Grand Island High School will be a family reunion of sorts.
Students win rides to school
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
Eight very enthused Kaegebein students had an unusual but exciting ride to school on Monday, Oct. 17. They were picked up and driven to school in Grand Island Fire Co. trucks.
Anthony, Rodriguez promoted by Sheriff's Office
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
John Anthony and John Rodriguez were promoted.
Korean War vets honored
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
Kester Bleich of Grand Island receives a flag from a Boy Scout during Friday's Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Wall on Bedell Road.
GIFC cadet earns Eagle Scout rank
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Cadet Evan Shaw was awarded the prestigious Eagle Scout rank during a special ceremony on Oct. 28 at fire headquarters.
Veterans Day on the Island
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
Islanders celebrated a windy Veterans Day at the Memorial Wall on Bedell Road last Friday.
Candidates sought for soon-to-be vacant post
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
The election of Councilwoman Mary Cooke to town supervisor has necessitated a search for another council member.
2012 budget approved
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
The Grand Island Town Board approved a 2012 budget last Thursday with roughly 2 percent increases in tax rates across budget lines.

The general fund appropriations total $6,764,540, with the amount raised by taxation at $2,162,590.The estimated tax rate, $3.12 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, is an increase of 2.2 percent from the 2011 rate of $3.053.
Grand Island native appears in TV commercial for Niagara University
Mon, Nov 14th 2011 09:20 am
Taelor Reynolds, a Grand Island native, is currently starring in a Niagara University TV commercial.
NFP refreshes website
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 09:00 pm
Online home of Sentinel, Tribune and Dispatch offers new photo galleries, sliders and ad module.
Cub Scouts visit Border Patrol Sector Office
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 06:55 pm
Grand Island Cub Scout Pack 630 spent some time with U.S. Border Patrol agents Monday, Nov. 7, at the U.S. Border Patrol Sector Office on Grand Island to learn about the mission of Border Patrol and the duties of the agents.
Public voices strong support for right-to-farm law
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 06:45 pm
The Grand Island Town Board passed a right-to-farm law Monday after receiving strong support from the Island's farming community at a public hearing.
Grand Island High School: DECA installation dinner held
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 06:45 pm
The official installation of New York DECA members took place at Salvatore's Italian Gardens last Tuesday night.
Grand Island Town Board: Board issues two proclamations at monthly meeting
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 06:40 pm
The Grand Island Town Board issued two proclamations at its meeting on Monday.
Big night for GOP
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 06:00 pm
Someone lit a fire under the Grand Island Republican Party on Election Day.
Grand Island Board of Education: Karmazin, Benson to retire
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 02:10 pm
At the Monday evening meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education at Kaegebein Elementary School, Superintendent of Schools Robert Christmann announced the retirement of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Karen Karmazin effective Dec. 7.

Christmann said that Karmazin would be missed and that he would have more comments on her tenure with Grand Island at the next board meeting. Karmazin declined to speak much at the meeting about her retirement, but did comment that her years of service have been "an extraordinary experience."

Council candidates discuss sidewalks
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 02:25 pm
During an Oct. 20 "Meet the Candidates Night," candidates for town offices were asked durng the question-and-answer portion of the forum: Do you believe the town should pay for the maintenance of sidewalks not owned by the town, and if so, how would you propose paying for it?
School Bands, chorus, orchestra hold fall concert
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 02:00 pm
Veronica Connor Middle School
Five musical groups performed at the Connor Middle School fall concert on Wednesday night in the Grand Island High School auditorium.
Grand Island's season ends on high note with bowl championship win
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 02:00 pm
Grand Island put together its most dominating performance of the football season last Thursday to win the Chuck Funke Memorial Classic, 28-0 over Hamburg.
Timing perfect for expansion of GI Community Federal Credit Union
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 02:00 pm
I was pleased to learn in a recent issue of the Island Dispatch that our Grand Island Community Federal Credit Union is expanding its services to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers on Grand Island.
Cooke vs. McMahon: 'New Energy' vs. 'Leadership is the Key'
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 01:00 pm
Tuesday's general election features a rematch of the 2007 race for town supervisor between Peter McMahon and Mary Cooke.

Cooke said four years ago after her defeat that some had urged her to run a negative campaign, which she declined to do. This year, she's pointed out what she considers McMahon's shortcomings and called a vote for the incumbent a vote for the status quo. McMahon's campaign has primarily focused on his tenure as supervisor, saying that with regard to his accomplishments in such areas as reducing debt and expanding green space, "leadership is the key."
GI Relay For Life holds reunion
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 01:00 pm
On the cusp of breaking the $1 million mark in funds raised for the American Cancer Society, supporters of the Grand Island Relay For Life held a "reunion."
School Bus Safety contest winners
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 01:00 pm
School Bus Safety Poster Contest winners from Sidway, St. Stephen, Kaegebein and Huth Road schools were treated to breakfast at Tops on Thursday morning.
Challengers bring out the needle to incumbents
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 02:30 pm
Challengers for town government offices took jabs at incumbents.
$46 million capital project to voters
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 02:00 pm
Wednesday evening, the Grand Island Board of Education passed three separate resolutions related to the possible 2011 capital project affecting all five public school buildings.

The first resolution, whereby the district would initiate an environmental impact assesment, as required by state law, relative to the proposed capital project, passed unanimously with a 6-0 vote.

The second resolution, whereby the district would put Proposition No. 1, a capital improvement project in the amount of $46,822,155, to public vote on Dec. 20, passed with a vote of 5-1

Knights assist Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 02:45 pm
Every year at this time the Neighbors Foundation relies on donations from the community to fund the Holiday Assistance Fund.
Fall Festival raises $3K
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 02:45 pm
St. Timothy's Fall Fest raised more than $3,000 for the church's day care.
GI's Nolf to perform Oct. 21
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 02:00 pm
Grand Island's own David Nolf will perform Friday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 p.m., at Club 101 in the Seneca Niagara Casino.
Brusino honored by GIFC
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 10:20 am
Frank Brusino of Grand Island received special recognition for his services.
NFP elections advisory
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 02:35 pm
In keeping with Niagara Frontier Publications' policy of restricting the printing of letters to the editor received two weeks prior to the general election, readers are advised that letters about candidates seeking political office will not be accepted after this week's issues.
St. Martin's holds pet blessing
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 01:35 pm
Dozens of four-legged parishioners visited St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Cooke running for supervisor
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 01:30 pm
Councilwoman Mary Cooke is running for Grand Island Supervisor because she believes the supervisor's office needs new energy and a clearer focus on the issues important to Grand Island residents.

Maintaining the status quo does not work in today's constantly changing business environment, she said. Leadership means maximizing time and resources to do the work required to make informed decisions.
McMahon signals run for re-election
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 01:30 pm
Town Supervisor Peter McMahon has announced his candidacy for re-election. McMahon is a Grand Island native. He and his 10 brothers and sisters grew up in a new subdivision build by Sears Roebuck on Love Road in 1942. He attended Charlotte Sidway School and Bishop Fallon High School.
Island Presbyterian hosts annual holiday pie sale
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 01:25 pm
America's favorite pies are now available. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the "little old church ladies" at the Island Presbyterian Church on Huth Road are busy baking their famous homemade pies once again.

Their pies are 9-inch, deep pan pies, all made from scratch with hand-rolled crusts. Bakers peel and slice apples, add the spices and top each apple pie with another hand-rolled and crimped crust.
GI Sings for Hope Oct. 17
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:55 am
Nineteen months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Huth Road Elementary School teacher Carol Horrigan is fighting back the best way she knows how: in song.
Island committees to hold 'Meet the Candidates Night' Oct. 20
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:25 am
Island political committee chairs say an educated voter is their best constituent.
GI Relay For Life nearing $1 million mark
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:25 am
The 2011 Grand Island Relay raised $124,000.
McMahon proposes 2012 town budget
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:20 am
Town Supervisor Peter McMahon has submitted the 2012 Town of Grand Island budget. According to McMahon, the budget includes modest increases in appropriations or spending. "We were careful in choosing areas where we proposed an increase."
 


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