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Zonta helps Neighbors
Fri, Dec 30th 2011 09:35 am
Linda Isenhart and the Zonta Club of Grand Island presented a check for $1,500 to Ann Dahl of the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation to help needy families in the town.
Red Cross holds Communities that Care drive
Fri, Dec 30th 2011 09:30 am
Grand Island was a participating town in the Communities that Care blood drive for the American Red Cross on Dec. 27.
Reality Café celebrates holiday
Fri, Dec 30th 2011 09:30 am
Reality Café is giving a big thanks to Jason Kopenski's family for donating a Christmas tree so the middle-schoolers at the café could decorate it on Thursday, Dec. 22.
Move Over Law expanded to include tow trucks, maintenance vehicles
Fri, Dec 30th 2011 09:25 am
The extension of the current Move Over Law to include tow trucks and other maintenance vehicles is welcome news to those who job it is to help stranded motorists.
Inauguration day Jan. 1 at Buffalo Launch Club
Fri, Dec 30th 2011 09:25 am
The inauguration of newly elected town officials will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road.
Yes, Grand Island, there is a Santa Claus
Sun, Dec 25th 2011 07:00 am
This Christmas marks 20 years that Norm Cerrillo of Grand Island (Santa at Kelly's Country Store) has been making glad the heart of childhood.
Capital project proposals both pass easily
Fri, Dec 23rd 2011 07:00 am
Passage of two capital project propositions by voters Tuesday indicates renewed trust in the school district, Board of Education members said.

The capital project, totaling $51 million, passed by wide margins. A $46.8 million proposal passed with 1,610 yes votes and 292 no votes, an 84.6 percent approval. Proposition 2, a $4.6 million project for work on the Grand Island High School auditorium and athletic fields, passed 1,361 to 516, or 72.5 percent in favor.

"I think it's a resounding demonstration that the board put together a good package, two good propositions, and I think we're starting to build back the trust that the community expects of the board," said School Board President David Goris, after the vote totals were announced in the high school Viking Mall by Superintendent of Schools Robert Christmann.

Islanders increase support for Neighbors Foundation this holiday
Fri, Dec 23rd 2011 06:55 am
Grand Island Neighbors Foundation: need to assist Islanders down on their luck this holiday greater than last year; donations have risen even faster.
Grisanti urges Cuomo to restore NFTA funding
Thu, Dec 22nd 2011 12:00 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo today asking him to restore funding to the NFTA.
Christmas Coloring Contest winners receive prizes
Wed, Dec 21st 2011 05:35 pm
Congratulations to all of this year's winners in the annual Niagara Frontier Publications Christmas Coloring Contest.
Grisanti teams up with Mike LoCurto and David Rivera to spread holiday cheer
Tue, Dec 20th 2011 02:40 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, City of Buffalo Common Council Member Mike LoCurto of the Delaware District and City of Buffalo Common Council Member David Rivera of the Niagara District are working together to spread holiday cheer this year by giving Christmas trees to local families.
Capital project vote on Grand Island
Tue, Dec 20th 2011 12:15 pm
The Grand Island Central School District will put a capital project proposal with two propositions before the residents on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Neighbors Foundation sees tougher times on Grand Island
Tue, Dec 20th 2011 12:05 pm
After several years of feeling that Grand Island was being spared the tough times that have dragged down Western New York and the country, the Neighbors Foundation now sees a much increased need for its help to Grand Islanders in temporary need. Whether local families have now exhausted their resources, or whether it is the shrinkage of government help services, our food and financial reserves are being depleted by recent increased calls for help.

The foundation is determined to continue the tradition of helping families in need at this 2011 holiday season with food and gift baskets, but earnestly asks the Grand Island community for extra support in our holiday "Share Your Happiness" fund drive through donations to P.O. Box 155, Grand Island, NY 14072.

Change in the air at Holiday Inn Grand Island
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 04:40 pm
The Holiday Inn Grand Island invited Islanders to a coming out party Tuesday to show off the hotel's new look.
Parisi named principal at VCMS
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 04:35 pm
At the Monday evening meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Robert Christmann announced that Jerry Parisi, assistant principal of Grand Island High School, would become the new principal of Veronica E. Connor Middle School effective Jan. 1, 2012.
Pyrolysis at root of Stony Point house fire
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 04:25 pm
At 12:33 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to a Stony Point Road structure fire reported by the owner, Kevin Hall, who discovered smoke coming from his basement.
Library presented with donation
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 04:25 pm
Members of the Second Tuesday of the Month Book Club presented the Grand Island Memorial Library with a check on Thursday, Dec. 8.
Above and Beyond: Koch returns as GI fire chief
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 10:00 am
Kevin Koch returns for a second term as chief of the Grand Island Fire Co. after running unopposed in 2012 elections, which were held at fire headquarters on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Koch will be joined by Deputy Chief Matt Osinski, First Assistant Chief Chris Soluri, Second Assistant Chief Mark Sadkowski, fire captains Ed Krecisz, Shawn Kephart, Omar Sortino, Day Capt. Pete McMahon, Fire Police Capt. Don Portik, EMS Capt. Jon Cinelli, and a second appointed EMS captain, Jeremy Pullano.

Tammy Gorman was successful in attaining her third term as president and will be assisted by Vice President Don Turner, Line Secretary Nicole Gerber and Recording Secretary Laurie Berry. Reed Wright was returned to the Board of Review and Robert "Butch" Meyer will continue to serve as a Benevolent Association trustee. Dave Khreis was also returned to the position of the sergeant at arms.

Groups come together to Share the Holiday Magic
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 10:00 am
The first-ever Share the Holiday Magic event at Grand Island High School packed the Viking Mall in the spirit of Christmas and collaboration.
Little Beaver project complete
Fri, Dec 9th 2011 02:00 pm
The New York Power Authority announced Dec. 1 the completion of a $2.1 million wetland restoration project for Little Beaver Island.
'No' votes on school capital project explained
Fri, Dec 9th 2011 02:00 pm
Two elected officials said there is more than meets the eye when judging their votes against the Grand Island Central School District's proposed $51 million capital project.
Grisanti supports tax overhaul
Fri, Dec 9th 2011 01:50 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti Thursday announced his endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to overhaul state income tax rates as a means toward middle class tax relief.
Grisanti reaching out to constituents
Fri, Dec 2nd 2011 08:10 pm
New York State Senator Mark Grisanti has scheduled three more bi-partisan listening sessions in the 60th Senate District.
Audience to decide whodunnit in 'Murder By Chance'
Fri, Dec 2nd 2011 07:20 pm
Audience participation has added an extra twist to the typical murder mystery with this week's Niagara Regional Theatre Guild production of "Murder By Chance."
Island UNICEF campaign narrowly misses goal
Fri, Dec 2nd 2011 01:15 pm
Lee Tetkowski, chair of the Grand Island UNICEF campaign, reports that final results are in for this year's Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF fundraiser, which took place on Halloween.
St. Stephen School: Thank you, Mrs. Ende
Fri, Dec 2nd 2011 01:00 pm
Students recognized principal on Principal Appreciation Day.
Young Vikings open at Starpoint
Fri, Dec 2nd 2011 01:00 pm
Grand Island began its boys basketball season Wednesday with a host of new faces in a scrimmage against visiting Newfane.
Emergency responders targets of terrorists
Fri, Dec 2nd 2011 12:00 pm
Buffalo Police Capt. Gregg Blosat conducted a special terrorism exercise for members of the local fire and police services, as well as Grand Island town officials at Grand Island Fire Co. headquarters on Monday evening, Nov. 28.
Cannon recognized at awards gala
Fri, Dec 2nd 2011 12:00 pm
The 20th Century Club of Buffalo recently held the AIA Buffalo/ Western New York Design Awards Gala, celebrating the excellence of builders and architects around the region. Cannon Design received three awards.
GI School District: Capital project information campaign hits high gear
Fri, Dec 2nd 2011 10:30 am
An information campaign regarding the Grand Island Central School District capital project vote ramps up into high gear Monday.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership Launches 'Government Unplugged'
Thu, Dec 1st 2011 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is launching "Government Unplugged," a series that connects young professionals with elected officials. Tonight will be the first event of the series, featuring State Sen. Mark Grisanti and facilitated by Gary Schober, president and CEO of Hodgson Russ.
Grand Island High School: High honor, honor, merit rolls announced
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 02:00 pm
Grand Island High School has announced its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2011-12 academic year.
Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tourney returns in February
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 02:00 pm
Labatt Blue USA has announced details for the fifth annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament.

Taking place Friday through Sunday, Feb. 10, 11 and 12, the tournament will feature night pond hockey under the lights on Lake Erie at downtown Buffalo's Erie Basin Marina. The evening play takes advantage of the colder temperatures and will allow more teams to play.
Spotlighters drama club concludes three days of shows
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 02:00 pm
The Spotlighters drama club of Grand Island High School finished a three-day, four-performance run of Woody Allen's "Don't Drink the Water" on Saturday night.
GI Dance Center shows holiday spirit
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 01:10 pm
Students from the Grand Island Dance Center are getting into the holiday spirit of giving by holding a food drive to benefit the Neighbors Foundation of GI.
Welcome to Grand Island sign updated
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 01:05 pm
The town's updated signage at a main gateway to the Island.