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Late Great Lakes Seaway Trail leader first-ever National Scenic Byway Foundation lifetime achievement award winner
Tue, Mar 6th 2012 11:20 am
On Saturday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m., National Scenic Byway Foundation will name the late Teresa Mitchell as the first recipient of the National Scenic Byway Foundation's first lifetime achievement award. The presentation will be made in the third floor ballroom exhibit area of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center at 401 W. Main St., in Sackets Harbor.
Slaughter to DEC: Keep monitoring air quality at Tonawanda Coke
Fri, Mar 2nd 2012 06:10 pm
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) wrote to the commissioner of New York's State Department of Environmental Conservation asking DEC to maintain a strong presence in Tonawanda as they monitor the air quality in the neighborhoods surrounding Tonawanda Coke.
Board of Education: Possible budget reductions discussed
Fri, Mar 2nd 2012 06:10 pm
At the Monday evening meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Robert Christmann gave trustees a list of possible reductions in spending for the proposed 2012-13 budget. Administrators and trustees are struggling to close a $7 million-plus gap between spending needs and revenues coming into the district.
The game hangs in the balance
Fri, Mar 2nd 2012 06:10 pm
The anxiety is etched on the faces of spectators in the Hamburg student section as they watch Tom Lipomi's last-second jump shot make its way to the hoop during last Wednesday's Section VI Class A-1 boys basketball playoff game at Hamburg High School.
Independence Party endorses Grisanti, Conservatives favor Swanick
Fri, Mar 2nd 2012 07:00 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti received good news and bad news as he seeks political endorsements in the race for the seat to represent Grand Island in the New York State Senate.
Holiday Inn GI platinum sponsor of Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Mar 2nd 2012 04:25 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Holiday Inn Grand Island will once again show its community support by being a platinum sponsor for the 46th annual Citizen of the Year awards.
Grisanti receives endorsement from New York State Independence Party
Tue, Feb 28th 2012 01:40 pm
New York State Independence Party Chairman Frank MacKay arrived in Western New York Tuesday afternoon to announce his party's support for Senator Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, for New York State Senate.
Far from fishy: Vote for your favorite fish fry
Tue, Feb 28th 2012 12:45 pm
Just in time for Easter, Niagara Frontier Publications' new Web contest seeks an answer to one of life's great questions: Which restaurant has the best fish fry?

We're looking for the freshest catches, the tastiest batters and the best bang for the buck. The restaurant with the most votes will receive a special recognition, bragging rights, and a full write-up in our three main newspapers (The Sentinel, The Tribune and The Dispatch).

Those nominating an eatery will enter to win a prize of their own. One lucky participant will be drawn from a hat and receive a $25 gift certificate to an area restaurant.

No charges filed in Grisanti incident
Fri, Feb 24th 2012 08:45 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti released this statement on Friday:
Preparing for the Future -- Job Search Seminar 2012
Fri, Feb 24th 2012 03:35 pm
Dressed for success with resumes in hand, Grand Island High School students traveled to the Holiday Inn Grand Island on Thursday, Feb. 16, for the annual Job Search Seminar coordinated by the business department at the high school.
Vikings lose at the buzzer to Hamburg, 52-51
Fri, Feb 24th 2012 03:25 pm
Grand Island's boys basketball season ended with a heartbreaking basket at the buzzer Wednesday night.
Winter's last gasp?
Fri, Feb 24th 2012 08:50 am
Wednesday night's snow coated the trees white, as shown above at Woods Creek near Buckhorn State Park on Grand Island.
Jacobs warns Erie County homeowners of deed scam
Fri, Feb 24th 2012 08:50 am
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to caution all Erie County property owners to watch for misleading solicitations offering to sell you a "Certified Copy of Your Deed."
First Niagara Bank, KeyBank take gold sponsorships
Fri, Feb 24th 2012 08:45 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year awards banquet is April 26.
First Niagara Bank branch moving up GI Boulevard
Fri, Feb 24th 2012 08:45 am
Grand Island customers of First Niagara Bank will see their branch move a half-mile up Grand Island Boulevard in the spring.
GIHS: Interact cooks for Niagara Falls mission
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 03:50 pm
Members of the Grand Island High School Interact Club had the heart to spend some of their Valentine's Day giving back to those less fortunate.
Schimminger receives Integrity Matters Award
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 03:45 pm
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island honored Assemblyman Robin Schimminger on at the Buffalo Launch Club with the Integrity Matters Award.
Miracle League receives donation
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 03:40 pm
The Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York has announced that the organization has received a $5,000 donation from the M&T Charitable Foundation.
Chamber of Commerce: Buchanon to MC Citizen of the Year
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 03:35 pm
The Citizen of the Year Awards Committee has announced that Phil Buchanan, former broadcast journalist and Grand Island developer, will serve as master of ceremonies for this year's event.
Relay For Life kicks off 'Million Steps of Hope'
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 03:25 pm
Poised to break the $1 million mark in funds raised for the American Cancer Society, participants in the Grand Island Relay For Life kicked off the 2012 campaign Saturday.
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.

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