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Erie County: Poloncarz presents 2013 budget
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz formally presented his fiscal year 2013 proposed Erie County budget, calling it "the county's most challenging budget year since the 'Red-Green' fiscal crisis."
'Taste' a 'part of what Grand Island is'
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:15 pm
From all quarters, the first-ever Taste of Grand Island Fall Fest on Saturday was a huge success.
Above and Beyond: Island fire prevention program highlighted by new live fire demo
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:15 pm
More than 2,000 Sidway Elementary School students and other fire prevention open house visitors came to Grand Island Fire Co. headquarters to learn more about their GIFC volunteers, equipment, and operational capabilities.
Jack & Jill Preschool to host vendor show, raffle
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 07:00 am
The kids of Jack & Jill Preschool are getting ready for their upcoming vendor show and basket raffle.
Madigan receives support from Boehner
Sat, Oct 13th 2012 07:00 am
Candidate for Congress Mike Madigan, right, and other Republican candidates for Congress met Oct. 6 with Speaker of the House John Boehner at the headquarters of fellow Congressional candidate Chris Collins in Lancaster.
Islanders graduate from Citizen's Academy
Sat, Oct 13th 2012 07:00 am
Several Islanders recently graduated from the U.S. Border Patrol Citizen's Academy. During six weeks of training at various sites, including Grand Island, participants learned about the efforts made in protecting U.S. borders.
Lane closure slated on North Grand Island Bridge (northbound) on Saturday, Oct. 13
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 11:50 pm
The left lane on the North Grand Island Bridge (northbound) will be closed from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.
Vikings hold off N-W, 14-7
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 06:00 pm
The good news is Grand Island is still undefeated in Class A of Federation football.
Vikings win on Senior Night
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 06:00 pm
The Grand Island Vikings swimming and diving team beat North Tonawanda 126-42 in the last home meet at the GIHS natatorium.
Grand Island Board of Education: Trustees tour Eco Island; new bus garage up for vote
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:20 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education began its meeting rotation through various district buildings last Monday at Eco Island nature center on Staley Road.
Veronica Connor Middle School: 'Flat Stanley' flat out fun musical
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:20 pm
Seventy students at Connor Middle School will present another musical based on a popular children's book this week.
St. Stephen to host speaker
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:15 pm
Robert Rogers will present "Live a Life of No Regrets" at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.
Holiday Happenings at Golden Age Center
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:10 pm
The Grand Island Golden Age Club will hold its annual Holiday Happenings on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Above and Beyond: New fireboat introduced at state of readiness inspection
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:00 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 6, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters, medics and cadets reported to fire headquarters for their annual state of readiness inspection by Fire Chief Kevin Koch, who was assisted by line officers as well as Town Supervisor Mary Cooke.
CROP Walk Oct. 14
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 05:00 pm
The Rev. Paul E. Robinson anticipates nice weather for Sunday's Community Response to Overcoming Poverty Walk at 1 p.m. at Beaver Island State Park.
Lane closure for North Grand Island Bridge Toll Plaza slated for Wednesday, Oct. 10
Tue, Oct 9th 2012 11:45 pm
Construction work will require a toll lane closure at the North Grand Island Bridge, the New York State Thruway Authority announced Tuesday.
SEIU endorses Restaino
Mon, Oct 8th 2012 04:25 pm
New York State Assembly candidate Robert M. Restaino has announced that he was endorsed by the executive board of Service Employees International Union Local 200 United in the race for the 145th Assembly District.
Strong turnout expected at 'Candidates Hour'
Mon, Oct 8th 2012 03:00 pm
Candidates for congress, state senate and assembly, and county legislator have all accepted invitations to be a part of the 2012 "Candidates Hour" at Southeast Works in Depew.
Invitation to 'Pray for Our Nation'
Sat, Oct 6th 2012 07:00 am
St. Stephen Church and the Respect Life Group invite Islanders to a "Prayer for Our Nation" on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the main church, located at 2100 Baseline Road. All are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation.
Get ready: Connor Middle School musical runs Oct. 11, 12, 13
Sat, Oct 6th 2012 07:00 am
It's already time for a "spring" musical at Veronica Connor Middle School.
Fundraiser set for David S. Kaiser
Sat, Oct 6th 2012 07:00 am
A fundraiser for David S. Kaiser will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Grand Island Rod and Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road.
Vikings run record to 5-0
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:50 pm
Chris Connors caught three touchdown passes and quarterback Quinn Corrao scored a touchdown in the waning seconds as Grand Island came back to beat Williamsville North 26-21.
Grand Island man arrested on burglary charges after terrorizing woman
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard has announced the arrest and arraignment of a Grand Island man who detectives say terrorized an elderly Grand Island woman on East River Road.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Damage limited in Island kitchen fire
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:40 pm
Shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to a call of smoke in a residence, which was discovered by the Love Road occupant who had returned home from a shopping trip.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: New York State Sheriff's Week celebrated
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:35 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office celebrated New York State Sheriff's Week by inviting the media and local elected town and county officials to participate in several specialized services provided by the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Youth Ambassador program approaches 18th year
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:35 pm
The Grand Island Youth Ambassador program was established 18 years ago to promote interaction and goodwill between the business community and students, and also to bring awareness of the economic development of Grand Island to youth of the community.
Town Board issues proclamation for CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:30 pm
At its meeting in Town Hall on Monday, the Grand Island Town Board urged its residents to support a local organization celebrating a milestone this year.
Above and Beyond: 'Two Ways Out' may save your life
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:25 pm
This year's fire prevention and life safety theme is "Have Two Ways Out" when you are faced with a fire emergency at home, work or school. This message will be given to Grand Island elementary school students by firefighter teams during the week of Oct. 8 through 12, according to Assistant Chief Mark Sadkowski of the Grand Island Fire Co.
Mural work is artist's 'Thank you' to Grand Island
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:25 pm
Terry Klaaren lived on Grand Island for only three years, but his time here was an integral part of his life.
Enter to win NFP's pumpkin-carving contest
Thu, Oct 4th 2012 03:20 pm
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or craziest pumpkin designs can win you one of three great prizes in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
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Thu, Oct 4th 2012 03:20 pm
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State Parks announce waterfowl blind drawings
Wed, Oct 3rd 2012 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that lottery drawings for the first half of waterfowl hunting season at Beaver Island State Park, Strawberry Island and the West River Parkway have been scheduled.
Higgins, Hochul announce funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 05:55 pm
On Tuesday, representatives Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Kathy Hochul (NY-26) announced $1.4 million in Environmental Protection Agency grants awarded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Recipients such as the Research Foundation of SUNY-Buffalo State College will use the funds to address invasive species in New York state.
Beaver Island Golf Course specials continue for fall
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 04:35 pm
It's not too late to play the most natural course around at Beaver Island State Park ... and get a great deal.
Island spruced up by Shoreline Sweep
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 07:00 am
Seventeen Grand Island volunteers gathered at the Riverside-Salem Environmental Chapel on a rainy morning last Saturday, Sept. 22, to participate in the Buffalo-Niagara Riverkeeper's annual Shoreline Sweep.
Mmmm! Island Presbyterian barbecue chicken
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 07:00 am
With its first chicken barbecue fundraiser last Saturday, Island Presbyterian Church hoped to provide not just tasty Krolick's chicken, but food for the soul too.
Open house highlights 50 years of GI Historical Society
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 08:00 pm
An open house on Sunday at River Lea, home of the Grand Island Historical Society, included fashions from the '60s (that's 1960s), when the society was born.
Can You Help?: Jim McQuestion
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 08:00 pm
A fundraiser to benefit Jim McQuestion will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island.
Vikings remain undefeated with 24-6 road win
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 08:00 pm
Grand Island passed its first road test of the football season last Friday with a 24-6 win over Huch Tech at All-High Stadium in Buffalo.
Mural, Taste of Grand Island both coming into form
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 07:00 pm
Artist Terry Klaaren said he's going to use "all the tricks of the trade" that he's learned in 40 years as a professional muralist to complete the Grand Island Mural Project.