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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."
Driver crashes into apartment
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:20 am
At 5:23 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, Grand Island firefighters and medics responded to an incident of a car colliding with a structure at 2095 Town Hall Terrace.
Islanders volunteer at Buckhorn for Riverkeepers Cleanup
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 04:00 pm
On Saturday morning, Sept. 24, three friends took time out of their busy lives to volunteer for the Riverkeepers Cleanup event that took place around Western New York.
Above and Beyond: GIFC passes inspection
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 03:10 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Fire Chief Kevin Koch, along with Grand Island Town Supervisor Peter McMahon, conducted a readiness inspection of Grand Island Fire Co. firefighter/medics on Saturday, Oct. 1, at fire headquarters.
Island CERT leader to receive 2011 Fire Prevention Award
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 03:00 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Fire Chief Kevin Koch has reported that Islander Frank Brusino will receive a special Grand Island Fire Co. commendation during the upcoming Fire Prevention Open House at fire headquarters on Friday, Oct. 14.
Public hearing set on sex offender residency law
Sat, Oct 8th 2011 07:10 am
The Grand Island Town Board voted Monday to set a public hearing for 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, at Town Hall to consider a of sex offender residency law.
Grand Island Board of Education: Fuccillo makes donation to school club
Sat, Oct 8th 2011 07:00 am
Grand Island High School's Viking Vision news class received a check from the Fuccillo Auto Group at the Monday evening meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education at Charlotte Sidway School.
GICSD: Transportation Department stressing bus safety
Fri, Oct 7th 2011 09:05 pm
Though the Grand Island Central School District has a good record of safety in transporting students to school, "You can never say you're satisfied," Jack Burns, the district's director of transportation, said this week.
Viva Las Vegas de los Knights of Columbus!
Tue, Oct 4th 2011 07:00 am
The Grand Island Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Road, will sponsor a chicken dinner and Vegas night on Saturday, Oct. 15, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Neighbors Foundation Holiday Assistance Fund.
Hardwick plans outreach meetings
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 06:35 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, who represents Grand Island, announced on Monday that his office has scheduled four outreach meetings for Oct. 4. These meetings are designed to give residents an opportunity to discuss their concerns and share information from the County Legislature.
'GI Sings for Hope' Oct. 17 at GIHS
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 06:30 pm
Grand Island will turn the spotlight on breast cancer awareness with a benefit concert.
DAV donates to Miracle League
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 06:30 pm
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 168 made a $1,680 donation to the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York last week.
CROP Walk raised $2K for poverty relief
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 06:30 pm
CROP Walk 2011 raised more than $2,000 Sunday for poverty relief efforts.
Grand Island Board of Education: Ransom Road traffic safety still a concern
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 09:45 pm
Pedestrian and school bus safety on Ransom Road by Grand Island High School and Veronica E. Connor Middle School remains a topic of concern for the Grand Island Board of Education.
Nature trail dedicated to Carr
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 09:25 pm
When Islanders look around at the natural world surrounding them, they can see the impact of the Commission for the Conservation of the Environment that the late Joanne Pinner Carr helped establish. It was altogether fitting that she was remembered Sunday with the dedication of the trail at the Nike Base Park as the Joanne Pinner Carr Nature Trail.
Island couple win Miracle League car
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 09:25 pm
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swan of East River Road are the lucky winners of a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, courtesy of Fuccillo Chevrolet and the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York. The Swans won a raffle for the car on Sept. 11 at the opening of the Sabres Miracle League Field, an adaptive baseball diamond in Veterans Park for ballplayers with special needs.
'Fiddler on the Roof' opens at Ellicott Creek Playhouse
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 06:00 pm
Paul Bene will mark the fourth production in which he has appeared as "Tevye" for the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild when the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opens Friday.
 


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