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Residents asked to answer 2013 budget survey
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick is asking residents to participate in the 2013 budget process by completing a short, online survey that asks if they support a tax increase. Additionally, the survey asks what key funding area residents, who oppose an increase, would like to see reduced to eliminate the county executive's proposed tax increase.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Parade, festival Saturday
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:20 pm
The upcoming Light Up The Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festival, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m., will feature dozens of vendors and parade groups.
Jacobs salutes area businesses for taking part in Thank-A-Vet discount program
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:10 pm
One of the goals set by Chris Jacobs when he was elected Erie County clerk earlier this year was to expand and improve the complementary discount program now known as Thank-A-Vet to the more than 53,000 veterans throughout the county.
Kaegebein Elementary School celebrates 60-year anniversary
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Students uncovered William Kaegebein Elementary School's time capsule from the 1952 cornerstone in celebration of the school's 60th anniversary.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Islander killed in one-car accident
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on Nov. 11.
Vets celebrate birthday of U.S. Marine Corps
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Marines celebrated the 237th anniversary of the formation of the U.S. Marines Corps on Nov. 10 at the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249.
Grand Island receives planting from ReTree WNY
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 4, Grand Island participated in ReTree WNY's fall tree planting. Four trees were planted at the Ransom Village Playground, at the end of Park Lane off Ransom Road.
Grand Island town budget passed
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 10:55 pm
The 2013 Town of Grand Island budget will have no tax increase after the Town Board made adjustments to budget lines.
Grand Island celebrates Veterans Day
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 10:55 pm
The largest crowd in years gathered for Veterans Day ceremonies at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall on Nov. 11.
Grand Island High School: Grisanti secures supplemental grants
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Grand Island Central School District received two member grants from State Sen. Mark Grisanti. They are supplemental grants approved by the New York State Legislature for special programs available through each legislator.
Grand Island Board of Education: Two financial reports presented
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
At its regular meeting Monday evening at Huth Road School, the Grand Island Board of Education heard two reports of district financial news.
Grand Island High School: WNY DECA Installation Dinner features GIHS grad
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Salvatore's Italian Gardens was the setting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, for the annual Region 12 DECA Installation Dinner.
Grand Island loses close match in Section VI finals to Hamburg
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Only five points separated Grand Island and Hamburg in Tuesday's Section VI Class A girls volleyball finals, but the Bulldogs were able to turn the slim margin into a 3-1 victory.
Grand Island Town Board: Post No. 1346 receives town proclamation
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
At its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, the Grand Island Town Board issued a proclamation honoring Grand Island American Legion Post No. 1346 in recognition of American Legion Membership Month.
Grand Island Town Board: More budget work ahead
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Councilmembers decided Monday that more work is needed with the 2013 Grand Island town budget.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce hoping for successful first-time event
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 07:55 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is hoping a short parade will lead to a large party.

The first-ever Light Up the Boulevard Electric Holiday Parade and Festival will take place Saturday, Nov. 17.

Aronica elected, Higgins defeats Madigan
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 07:55 am
Grand Island Town Councilman Chris Aronica was returned to the council in Tuesday's general election, beating challenger Shelia Ferrentino.
Veterans weekend
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 07:55 am
•Saturday, Nov. 10 - The Grand Island High School Student Council and Student Advisory Council have organized the first-ever Vikings for Vets 5-kilometer event, with proceeds to benefit WNY Heroes Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting veterans and troops, including the disabled.
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild: 'Tuesdays With Morrie' opens
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:30 pm
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild could advertise its new production of "Tuesdays With Morrie" with the slogan "Now With More Doug Smith."
Grand Island High School: Spotlighters present mystery comedy
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:00 pm
For the third year in a row, the Spotlighters drama club will present a comedy, but one that includes murder mystery. The troupe will present "Done to Death" on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Red Cross seeks blood donors
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:30 pm
Hundreds of Red Cross blood drives have been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, representing a loss of thousands of blood and platelet products. The Red Cross is asking people who are eligible, especially in places not affected by the storm, to schedule a time to give blood in the days and weeks to come.
Ceretto hosts charity drive for communities devastated by 'Super Storm' Sandy
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto is hosting a charity drive for downstate communities devastated by "Super Storm" Sandy. Supplies are being collected at Ceretto's office, located at 1700 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, on Friday, Nov. 9, and Tuesday, Nov. 13. Collected items will be assembled in Albany and shipped to Staten Island, Queens and Long Island later next week.
Ceretto confident in re-election to Assembly
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 09:00 pm
On Wednesday, Assemblyman John D. Ceretto expressed confidence in his re-election to the New York State Assembly.
Statement from Kathy Hochul on 2012 election
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 07:50 am
"Early this morning I called Chris Collins and congratulated him on being elected to Congress."
Unofficial election results
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 07:45 am
As President Obama wins a second term nationally, both Democrat and Republican parties score big victories in Western New York.
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by today
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 11:20 am
As a reminder, all absentee ballots must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 5, in order to be counted in this election.
Turkey Trot online registration available
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has announces that online registration for the 117th annual YMCA Turkey Trot is now available. The race, held Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 22) continues to be a sold out event every year. Online registration is available at and will be available until noon on Nov. 15 or until capacity of 13,000 is reached.
Grand Island BOE: Audit shows district in good standing
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held a joint meeting with the Grand Island Town Board Monday evening at Grand Island High School. In the latter part of the meeting, trustees considered a varied agenda consisting of mostly updates on long-standing projects and issues.
Grand Island High School: Interact Club conducts beautification effort
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
Members of the Interact Club of Grand Island High School planted bulbs in the library courtyard last week as part of their ongoing efforts in volunteerism.
Vikings offense shut down in playoff loss
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
Grand Island shut down the usually high-powered Sweet Home offense Saturday, but it was the Panthers' defense that won them a trip to Ralph Wilson Stadium for the Section VI Football Federation Class A championship.
Grand Island: CEO of Holiday Inn owner making plans
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:55 pm
Byblos Hospitality, the new owners of the Holiday Inn Grand Island, is forming an action plan for development of the hotel that it bought at auction last week.
Lions reach out to community, sister club
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:55 pm
As part of Lions community outreach programs, the Grand Island Lions Club helped prepare and serve a pig roast dinner for re-enactment members at Lewiston's 200th anniversary celebration of the War of 1812.
Higgins, Madigan debate
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:50 pm
Challenger Mike Madigan of Grand Island and incumbent Congressman Brian Higgins held their second political debate this week leading up to next week's election in the 26th District.
2 new Rotarians inducted
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:50 pm
At its morning breakfast meeting, Grand Island Rotarians welcomed two new members: Ron Sutton and Cheryl Zanghi.
Grand Island: Second Island Tim Hortons opens, more locations eyed
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:00 pm
Tim Hortons opened a second restaurant on Grand Island Thursday morning with hopes for adding a third or even a fourth.
Grisanti calls on Albany colleagues to pass pet abuse registry legislation
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 02:30 pm
On Wednesday, State Sen. Mark Grisanti urged his colleagues in both the Senate and Assembly to quickly pass legislation he introduced in the spring that would create a state registry of criminals convicted of abusing animals and prevent them from getting near another innocent victim.
NFP pumpkin contest entries
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 11:25 am
Check out the entries in our pumpkin contest -- and don't forget to enter for a chance to win some great prizes.
Grisanti offers safety numbers
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 04:15 pm
Important phone numbers to have on hand in case of extreme weather.
New tradition begins on Grand Island
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Light Up the Boulevard Electric Parade and Festival" to take place down Grand Island Boulevard and in the Town Hall parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Join DAV
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 07:00 am
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 168 of Grand Island is putting out the invite to all interested veterans in the Niagara County area to join their organization.