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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.
Veronica E. Connor Middle School: High honor, honor, merit rolls announced
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 01:00 pm
Veronica E. Connor Middle School has announced its high honor, honor, and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2011-12 academic year.
Kaegebein Elementary School transformed for Colonial Day
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 01:00 pm
The fourth grade class at Kaegebein Elementary School celebrated "Colonial Day."
PTA has students Hooked on Books!
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 01:00 pm
Children at Kaegebein Elementary School hunted over tables covered with paperbacks last Friday in search of that perfect book.
Island holiday season opens with spirit of giving
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 12:40 pm
The Grand Island Recreation Department, the Grand Island Lions Club, the Grand Island Central School District, and Kelly's Country Store have combined for a series of fundraising events.
Board tackles subject of bullying
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 12:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education worked through a varied business agenda Monday evening, including hearing a presentation from the district's Bullying Committee.
Grand Island Town Board: Eagle Scout honored with proclamation
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 12:00 pm
Recognizing a Grand Island Eagle Scout on the occasion of his Court of Honor.
Grand Island High School: Mmmm! Spaghetti!
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 12:00 pm
Grand Island High School's National Honor Society held its annual spaghetti dinner on Nov. 18.
Proposed capital project forums planned
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:55 pm
Monday evening, members of the Grand Island Board of Education met with school administrators and members of the district's facility committee to formulate an effective public information plan regarding the possible 2011 capital project. Two separate propositions, in the amounts of $46,822,155 and $4,596,629, will go to public vote on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
'Don't Drink the Water' Friday (but eat the spaghetti)
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:20 pm
A Saturday matinee performance by the Spotlighters drama club at Grand Island High School will be a family reunion of sorts.
Students win rides to school
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
Eight very enthused Kaegebein students had an unusual but exciting ride to school on Monday, Oct. 17. They were picked up and driven to school in Grand Island Fire Co. trucks.
Anthony, Rodriguez promoted by Sheriff's Office
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
John Anthony and John Rodriguez were promoted.
Korean War vets honored
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
Kester Bleich of Grand Island receives a flag from a Boy Scout during Friday's Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Wall on Bedell Road.
GIFC cadet earns Eagle Scout rank
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Cadet Evan Shaw was awarded the prestigious Eagle Scout rank during a special ceremony on Oct. 28 at fire headquarters.
Veterans Day on the Island
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
Islanders celebrated a windy Veterans Day at the Memorial Wall on Bedell Road last Friday.
Candidates sought for soon-to-be vacant post
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
The election of Councilwoman Mary Cooke to town supervisor has necessitated a search for another council member.
2012 budget approved
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
The Grand Island Town Board approved a 2012 budget last Thursday with roughly 2 percent increases in tax rates across budget lines.

The general fund appropriations total $6,764,540, with the amount raised by taxation at $2,162,590.The estimated tax rate, $3.12 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, is an increase of 2.2 percent from the 2011 rate of $3.053.
Grand Island native appears in TV commercial for Niagara University
Mon, Nov 14th 2011 09:20 am
Taelor Reynolds, a Grand Island native, is currently starring in a Niagara University TV commercial.
NFP refreshes website
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 09:00 pm
Online home of Sentinel, Tribune and Dispatch offers new photo galleries, sliders and ad module.
Cub Scouts visit Border Patrol Sector Office
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 06:55 pm
Grand Island Cub Scout Pack 630 spent some time with U.S. Border Patrol agents Monday, Nov. 7, at the U.S. Border Patrol Sector Office on Grand Island to learn about the mission of Border Patrol and the duties of the agents.
Public voices strong support for right-to-farm law
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 06:45 pm
The Grand Island Town Board passed a right-to-farm law Monday after receiving strong support from the Island's farming community at a public hearing.
Grand Island High School: DECA installation dinner held
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 06:45 pm
The official installation of New York DECA members took place at Salvatore's Italian Gardens last Tuesday night.
Grand Island Town Board: Board issues two proclamations at monthly meeting
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 06:40 pm
The Grand Island Town Board issued two proclamations at its meeting on Monday.
Big night for GOP
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 06:00 pm
Someone lit a fire under the Grand Island Republican Party on Election Day.
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."

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