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Grand Island Fire Co.: Island rollover accidents on the rise
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 05:00 pm
At 12:41 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Baseline and Alvin roads. The force of the impact caused one of the vehicles to roll over, although the driver was able to escape from the wreckage prior to the arrival of responders, according to Deputy Fire Chief Matt Osinski.
Grand Island Town Board lifts water use advisory
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:55 pm
The town's six-week long water advisory has come to an end.

A press release from Town Supervisor Mary Cooke's office Aug. 21 said the Town Board "is pleased to report we are past the need for voluntary restriction of water consumption. Adequate pressure is now being maintained in the system for effective firefighting, and everyday domestic use. We are grateful to Grand Island residents for their attention to the recent restrictions, and their responsive actions of being conservative and thoughtful with their water use."

Restaino hosted WNY congressional delegation at rally
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:20 pm
State Assembly candidate Robert M. Restaino was joined Aug. 17 by the Western New York congressional delegation at a campaign rally at the Town of Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Co. to outline his platform of responsible economic development and common sense reform of New York's Medicaid and education systems.
Ceretto receives key endorsement from state's teachers union
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 09:15 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto has received the endorsement of the New York State United Teachers in his bid for re-election to the State Assembly.
Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association hosts 16th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo Niagara
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association Niagara Inc. announces the 16th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo Niagara, a benefit for people with Down syndrome, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8.
Volunteers sought to sweep up shorelines and waterways with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is recruiting volunteers to join the fall "Shoreline Sweep" on Saturday, Sept. 22. "Sweep up" from 9 a.m. to noon at one of more than 25 parks and green spaces along the Buffalo Niagara shorelines.
Ceretto opposes speaker's tuition break for illegal aliens
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 04:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I-Lewiston, sent a letter Monday to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to express his concerns over the legislative leader's support for Assembly bill 10807, which would allow illegal aliens who "meet certain criteria" to receive higher education subsidies at taxpayer expense.
Gabryszak and Grisanti create new safety requirements for firefighters
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 11:40 am
Assemblyman Dennis Gabryzak, D-Cheektowaga, and State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-North Buffalo, announced Monday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation that would require cities and employers of firefighters to provide emergency escape systems for all firefighters.
GIHS 3-peats as Chalk Walk champs
Sun, Aug 19th 2012 11:15 pm
Grand Island High School kept the tradition alive Saturday in Lewiston by winning the high school Chalk Walk competition at the Lewiston Art Festival for the third year in a row.
Grand Island Board of Education rescinds principal's tenure approval
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 07:00 am
At the regular meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education Monday evening, trustees voted 5-2 to rescind the approval for tenure for Kerri Nowak, principal of Huth Road School. Nowak's tenure would have officially begun with her first 2012-13 day of service toward the end of this month. Instead, her probationary period is extended for one year.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 4 injured in car-tractor trailer collision
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 07:00 am
Shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle at the intersection of the Beaver Island South State Parkway and Bush Road.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 2 drivers injured in three-car collision
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 07:00 am
At 8:36 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a three-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Baseline and Love roads. The force of the impact caused a rollover of two of the vehicles, according to Deputy Fire Chief Matt Osinski.
Let's Go Back for Aug. 17, 2012
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 07:00 am
Stories from this week's issue of the Dispatch 40, 30, 20, and 10 years ago.
Lions' White Cane Days Aug. 24, 25
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Lions Club will conduct their annual White Cane Days on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25.
'Like' us, follow us, and enter to win Peach Festival tickets
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 07:00 am
One of Niagara County's biggest events of the year, the Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival takes place Sept. 7-9 at Academy Park. A highlight of the festival is the grand midway featuring rides fit for all ages.

Niagara Frontier Publications is giving away three booklets of Peach Festival ride tickets.

GI Mural Project begins work
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 11:15 pm
About a dozen volunteers began work Saturday on what is being called the Grand Island Mural Project.
GIHS alumnus to compete in men's physique competition
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 11:15 pm
Bodybuilder, actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger once said, "Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100 percent to your training, diet and mental approach." Grand Island native fitness expert, Blast Fitness personal trainer and construction inspector Michael Del Zoppo, could not agree with this statement more.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Boats collide on water, one man suffers serious injury
Sat, Aug 11th 2012 07:00 am
Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports a Niagara Falls man was seriously injured in a boating accident in the Niagara River Monday.
Grand Island Resident to be featured in WWE Magazine
Sat, Aug 11th 2012 07:00 am
The September issue of WWE Magazine is scheduled to include a photo of Chuck Grunzweig of Grand Island.
In Bills lease talks, county working toward fair deal for taxpayers
Sat, Aug 11th 2012 07:00 am
Over the first seven months as county executive, I have talked with residents from every corner of Erie County and the topic I am most frequently asked about is the ongoing lease negotiations with the Buffalo Bills.
Grand Island Memorial Library Calendar of Events
Sat, Aug 11th 2012 07:00 am
The calendar of events for the Grand Island Memorial Library; the Omnipresent Puppet Theater and Niagara University Repertory Theatre paid visits to the Library this past week.
Can You Help?
Sat, Aug 11th 2012 07:00 am
"Can You Help?" is a free service provided by Niagara Frontier Publications in an effort to help community neighbors reach out for your support.
Ceretto joined by Fruscione and Choolokian on LCTV
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 08:20 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto was joined by Niagara Falls City councilmen Sam Fruscione and Glenn Choolokian Thursday night on LCTV's "Access to Government" show and spoke about their joint efforts to improve the local economy.
Grand Island school agenda for Monday, Aug. 13
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 03:00 pm
Grand Island Central School District Board of Education meeting agenda for Monday, Aug. 13.
Islander plans mural project for Grand Island Plaza
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:00 pm
The Grand Island Plaza holds many prominent local businesses. However, many residents overlook the plaza because of the appearance of its back wall. Grand Island resident Corey McGowan, with the help of his mother, conceived a mural project for the wall.

"I often thought that the true colors of Grand Island (are) not depicted by what could be seen from the passing eye," explains McGowan, "and three weeks ago ... (my mother said) that ... an artwork of a mural would suit the plaza well." Inspired by her suggestion, McGowan spoke with Don Singh, the owner of the Grand Island Plaza, who was enthusiastic about the idea.

Hospice at Jeanne's House seeks volunteers
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice Director of Volunteer Services Alice Beck recently announced several new volunteer opportunities with Niagara Hospice and the Niagara Hospice Alliance.
Grisanti sponsors 'Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act'
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 07:00 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60, announced Thursday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed the "Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act," which passed the Senate in June.
Paddles Up sets record
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Just under 200 boats hit the water off the shore of Grand Island for the seventh annual Paddles Up Niagara.
Austin Against Autism Committee says 'Thank you' for support
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses and individuals who purchased tee signs for the recent Austin Against Autism Golf Tournament fundraiser, held at River Oaks on June 29.
Angry Patriots, Pinheads president addresses Rotary
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Wednesday morning at the Holiday Inn Grand Island, 25 Island Rotarians listened to guest speaker and president of Angry Patriots and Pinheads video game application David P. Lipinoga.
Paddles Up Niagara 2012
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Some of the paddlers at Saturday's seventh annual Paddles Up Niagara were novices making their first effort on the water at the signature event of the Niagara River Greenway Commission. Others, like the seven-man contingent from the Scajaquada Canoe Club that powered through the course in a long canoe, had vast experience.
Grand Island Memorial Library calendar of events
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Events at the Grand Island Memorial Library from Friday, August 10, 2012 until Friday, August 17, 2012.
Grand Island: Town, School boards discuss use of Staley Road site by club
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Both the Grand Island Board of Education and Grand Island Town Board want some more information about the prospect of allowing the Niagara Sunday Fliers to use school property on Staley Road.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Police ask for help in addressing car larcenies
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
The Erie County Sheriff's Office is reminding Island residents to take precautions in the wake of summer car larcenies.
Bastian students perform at recital
Sat, Aug 4th 2012 07:00 am
Students as young as 4 years old happily showed off their hard work at the year's end piano recital of teacher Debbie Bastian.
Hometown Calendar for August 2012
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 03:00 pm
Upcoming Grand Island events for August 2012 as of Friday, August 3.
End-of-season discount at Big Six Marina
Tue, Jul 31st 2012 07:00 am
Big Six Mile Marina is cutting the price of soaking up the last of summer by offering 50 percent off seasonal boat slips until Oct. 14 when the marina closes. Big Six Mile Creek Marina located at 3219 Whitehaven Road on Grand Island.
Waterfowl ID class offered
Tue, Jul 31st 2012 07:00 am
Beaver Island State Park will sponsor a waterfowl ID course presented by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from 6 until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, in the Beaver Island Club House on Grand Island.
Grand Lady Cruises finds new home away from Grand Island
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 02:00 pm
The Grand Lady, a passenger vessel that offers public cruises and exclusive charters for private events like weddings, corporate events and parties, has called Grand Island home for about 15 years since its founding in 1991.