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Statement by Doug Curella, chief of staff to State Sen. Mark Grisanti
Tue, Feb 14th 2012 08:45 am
Statement by Doug Curella, chief of staff to State Sen. Mark Grisanti.
Senn inks letter of intent to Kent State
Sat, Feb 11th 2012 01:30 pm
Stephanie Senn signed on to play goalkeeper for the Kent State University women's soccer team next year, but if the Golden Flash need someone to play one of the other 10 positions, the Grand Island High School senior is ready.
Winter street hockey planned for Vets Park
Sat, Feb 11th 2012 01:25 pm
The Grand Island Parks and Recreation Department has announced the Winter Fest/Pond Hockey tournament originally scheduled for Feb. 18 and 19 has been postponed due to ground and ice conditions. Those who had an interest in the pond hockey event are asked to call the recreation office at 773-9680. The office will keep information for the planning of a future event.
Jelks basket gives GI 2nd straight win
Sat, Feb 11th 2012 01:25 pm
A left-handed shot in the lane from Jordan Jelks gave the Grand Island boys basketball team its first Niagara Frontier League win Friday.
Grand Island Town Board: Eagle Scout receives proclamation
Sat, Feb 11th 2012 01:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board honored Tim Winder of Boy Scout Troop 510 with a town proclamation on the occasion of his Eagle Scout court of honor, held Jan. 18.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Friends support library with purchase
Sat, Feb 11th 2012 01:20 pm
The Grand Island Memorial Library has purchased a number of new juvenile and young adult paperbacks, necessitating the need for additional paperback racks.
Grand Island High School: 'Les Misérables' concludes
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 09:10 am
Grand Island High School concluded its run of the spring musical "Les Misérables" on Saturday.
1840s carriage house finds new Island home
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 09:00 am
A small piece of the 19th century has found a new home on Baseline Road, thanks to a two-year effort by an Island family.
Grand Island School District to grapple with tough budget again
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 09:00 am
The Grand Island School District held a 2012-13 budget forum on Monday evening, opening the budget development process to the public in order to get residents' input on their priorities for students in the area's five schools.
Audition for Greater Niagara Ballet Company's spring production
Thu, Feb 9th 2012 05:30 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company announces auditions for its spring production, "Peter and the Wolf," will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Feder School of Classical Ballet, located within the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave.
Local leaders briefed on governor's spending plan
Wed, Feb 8th 2012 02:40 pm
Top government officials from Niagara County, Lockport and surrounding communities were on hand Wednesday at Lockport City Hall to receive a briefing on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's 2012-13 executive budget from one of the state's top economic development officials.
Hochul recognizes accomplishments of Flight 3407 victims' families
Wed, Feb 8th 2012 10:15 am
Nearly three years after the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407, Congresswoman Kathy Hochul met Tuesday with the families of the victims of Flight 3407, as well as senators Schumer and Gillibrand and representatives Higgins and Slaughter, and called for "one true level of safety" for the flying public.
Reality Café brightens Valentine's Day
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 04:00 pm
Youth patrons of Reality Café at Nike Base Park on Whitehaven Road are holding another Valentine Get Crafty Night project on Friday, Feb. 3, to make St. Valentine's Day cards for seniors. Their handiwork, pictured at right, will brighten the tables and rooms for Grand Island Golden Agers and residents of the Riverwood at Elderwood Nursing Home.
GI Rotary, GIHS Interact get cooking
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 02:45 pm
Grand Island High School senior Kate Gilbert likes her chili medium hot, with some cheese, and Fritos Scoops corn chips.
GIHS takes on epic 'Les Misérables'
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 02:20 pm
Everything about "Les Misérables," the musical based on the epic Victor Hugo novel, is big, so it's only fitting that Grand Island High School is producing the show with its biggest cast ever.
Joint meeting hears about reassessment
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 02:15 pm
Assessor Judy Tafelski sent out requests for proposals to contractors Monday "to start the process to do a reassessment project here on Grand Island," according to Tom Halter of the NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services.
Northbound South Grand Island Bridge Project wins award
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 02:05 pm
The overnight panelized deck replacement of the I-190 northbound South Grand Island Bridge bridge project was selected by the Association for Bridge Construction and Design as a 2010 award winner.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Rescue team assists family in CO exposure
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 01:55 pm
At 2:36 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a third-party caller's report of "persons in distress" at 20 River Oaks Drive.
Big Six Marina offering discounted slip rates
Mon, Jan 30th 2012 02:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that boaters who sign a slip rental agreement at Big Six Marina on Grand Island between Feb. 1 and April 15 will be entitled to a 10 percent discount off their 2012 rental.
Banker breaks all-time scoring record at GIHS
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 05:20 pm
Kallie Banker became Grand Island High School's all-time leading scorer in basketball during a win at Niagara Falls on Jan. 19.
Welcome, Mr. Aronica
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 05:15 pm
Newly appointed Grand Island Councilman Chris Aronica signs paperwork after taking his oath of office from Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel.
Mmmm! Rotary chili!
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 05:10 pm
Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, the Grand Island Rotary Club has returned to a favorite fundraiser: a chili sale.
Legislature majority, Gaughan oppose 63rd Senate seat
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 05:00 pm
Erie County Legislature Chairperson Betty Jean Grant led the County Legislature Democratic majority and sponsoring a resolution strongly opposing the addition of a 63rd Senate seat to the New York State Senate at the Legislature's session on Thursday, Jan. 26.
2 earn awards from Knights of Columbus
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 05:00 pm
Two Island students have been named the winners in a poster contest sponsored by Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752.
Grand Island Board of Education: Ingrasci to retire
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 04:55 pm
At its regular Monday evening meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education approved a request for retirement from Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance Loraine Ingrasci, effective March 30.
GI knitters give gift of warmth
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 04:55 pm
When the winter winds blow, Erie County residents know the painful cold of uncovered ears and hands - and the importance of a warm hat, scarf and gloves.
Spaghetti dinner at DeGlopper
Wed, Jan 25th 2012 11:20 am
The Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249 Ladies Auxiliary will host an "all you can eat" spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2121 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island.
Do you hear the people sing?
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 03:55 pm
The GIHS edition of 'Les Misérables' opens Feb. 2.
Above and Beyond: Island firefighters install 2012 officers
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 03:50 pm
New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan administered the oaths of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers at fire headquarters.
LeNails Boutique has new owner, new look inside
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 03:50 pm
Jenny Tran has chosen the Island for her new enterprise.
Thank you!
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 09:15 am
The new Niagara Frontier Publications website,, posted its 5,000th article this morning!
18 rescued basset hounds staying the night at Camp Bow Wow
Sat, Jan 21st 2012 09:30 pm
Tonawanda shelter expects dogs to be adopted soon. Click the link for more information and a video of the basset hounds.
Newspaper Club begins work
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 08:35 pm
Approximately 20 students at Huth Road Elementary School have begun work on the next installment of the school's newspaper.
Island singer bound for Carnegie Hall
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 08:35 pm
A Grand Island singer will perform in February in New York City with the best voices in America.
GI Chamber accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 08:35 pm
It's nomination time for the 46th annual Citizen of the Year dinner.