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Grisanti Island office opens
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 04:00 pm
Freshman State Sen. Mark Grisanti has established a Grand Island field office.
Collins pushing for opt-out legislation, receives support from state legislators
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 04:00 pm
Local members of the New York State Legislature have joined Erie County Executive Chris Collins to support legislation that would give local governments some control over Medicaid spending.
New York State Parks announces boat slip lottery
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 03:40 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced applications for the lottery to establish a waiting list for 2011 seasonal slips at Big Six Mile Creek Marina and Beaver Island Marina are now available.
Grand Island High School: Viking Vision passes milestone
Fri, Jan 28th 2011 04:30 pm
Viking Vision, Grand Island High School's version of Headline News, passed a milestone last week with the airing of its 100th newscast in its first full school year of operation.
Grisanti supports bill to encourage 'transition decorum'
Fri, Jan 28th 2011 04:00 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th District, and New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-138th District, last week voiced their support of the introduction of legislation by New York State Assemblyman Philip Boyle, 8th District, that calls for the creation of a bill that would make it a misdemeanor for any elected official to destroy public documents.
Conservative officers meet
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 04:00 pm
The newest slate of officers and members of the Grand Island Conservative Party recently met to plan for 2011.
Island Conservatives to host Grisanti
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Conservative Party invites all residents of Grand Island to an evening with State Sen. Mark Grisanti at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni help support Miracle League of Grand Island & WNY
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 04:00 pm
The Miracle League of Grand Island & WNY would like to thank Larry and Jayne Playfair for giving us the opportunity to sell the 50/50 raffle tickets at the World Junior Games at HSBC Arena on Dec. 26 and 31.
GIAA plans Comedy Night
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 04:00 pm
The Grand Island Alumni Association will host its fourth annual Comedy Night on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Holiday Inn Grand Island.
Above and Beyond: Fire chief reminds drivers of new Move Over Law
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 01:00 pm
Grand Island Fire Chief Kevin Koch reminds residents that the new vehicular and traffic legislation, effective Jan. 1, requires drivers to move over for "stopped, parked or standing" emergency vehicles.
Agreement reached to create new Gateway Center
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 01:00 pm
An agreement reached this week begins a process of turning a longtime Island eyesore into a gateway.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life kicks off for 2011
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 01:00 pm
Grand Island's Relay For Life committee rolled out a red carpet in kicking off the 2011 edition of the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser. The Island also discovered a new star in its honorary survivor.
A volunteer opportunity with direct impact
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 01:00 pm
If you're looking for a volunteer experience where you can have a direct impact on the quality of life for elderly people living in long term care facilities, consider becoming a Niagara County ombudsman.
Grand Island Board of Education: Trustees receive building condition report
Wed, Jan 19th 2011 12:35 pm
At the Monday evening meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education, Superintendent Robert Christmann announced that official discussions for the 2011-12 school budget will begin at the next board meeting later in January.
Welcome to the news biz
Wed, Jan 19th 2011 12:00 pm
Above and Beyond: GIFC holds installation
Fri, Jan 14th 2011 12:00 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 8, at fire headquarters. Both firematic and administra­tive officers were sworn to uphold their future community protection duties.
Free throw competition set for Jan. 15
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:25 pm
The gymnasium at St. Stephen School is reserved for the local/Council 4752 championship, the first level of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, on Saturday, Jan. 15.
Above and Beyond: Kitchen fires increasing challenge for GI firefighters
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:00 pm
According to the National Fire Protection Association Division of Fire Analysis and Research, 40 percent of all home structure fires and 36 percent of occupant injuries are caused by cooking equipment. In addition, 59 percent of those injured tried to put out the fire themselves. Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Kevin Koch and his Grand Island firefighters are well aware of these life-threatening complications when handling these particular fire situations.
At long last: Mighty Taco opens Island location
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:00 pm
Mighty Taco officials said the local restaurant chain didn't choose to open its newest location on Grand Island. "Grand Island chose us," explained Russ Jasulevich, chief operating officer of Mighty Taco.
Grisanti to open 'Listening Tour' on GI
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:00 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti will hold his first-ever "Listening Tour" beginning on Grand Island next Thursday, Jan. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
Collins urges legislature to pass job creation program
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:00 pm
Erie County Executive Chris Collins is urging the Erie County Legislature to pass legislation that would extend a local job creation program that his administration claims has financed more than $122 million in new construction and created more than 1,600 jobs.
GI hockey alumni to face off
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:00 pm
The third annual Grand Island High School Hockey Alumni event will take place Saturday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion in Niagara Falls.
Hardwick announces January outreach meetings
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 11:05 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-District 10, and his staff will be available to meet with residents during three district outreach meetings scheduled in January.
Looking back: Trip to Normandy honors Island WWII hero
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 11:00 am
On May 31, family members and friends of Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper traveled to Normandy, France to participate in commemorations for the 66th Anniversary of D-Day. There, they retraced the final steps of Grand Island's Medal of Honor recipient.
'Christmas Carol' inspires VCMS students
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 11:00 am
This year, for a special holiday treat, the Veronica E. Connor Middle School PTA funded the production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," presented by the Hampstead Stage Theatre Company of New Hampshire. This two-actor traveling show portrayed the traditional story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his interaction with the Cratchit family, as well as the ghosts that change Scrooge's views on others one Christmas Eve.
Above and Beyond: Training never ends for Island volunteers
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 10:00 am
For the past several months, 40 Grand Island firefighters and others from as far away as Toronto have given up Sundays with their families to attend all-day emergency medical technician training sessions at Grand Island Fire Co. headquarters in order to upgrade their professional skills so they can better serve their communities.
Mighty Taco opens Jan. 3
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 10:00 am
The much-anticipated opening of a Mighty Taco restaurant will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, at its new location in the Grand Island Plaza.
McMahon appointed to Greenway Commission
Fri, Dec 24th 2010 12:10 pm
Town of Grand Island Supervisor Peter McMahon has been appointed a commissioner to the Niagara River Greenway Commission by Gov. David A. Paterson.
Buffalo man pulled from river
Fri, Dec 24th 2010 12:00 pm
A Buffalo man is lucky to be alive after falling through ice and into the Niagara River Saturday.
2010 Neighbors Foundation drive brings in 4,500 pounds of food
Fri, Dec 24th 2010 12:00 pm
The Grand Island Neighbors Foundation will distribute hundreds of pounds of food to Island families in need this holiday season.
Grand Island Town Board: Thanks, but no thanks
Fri, Dec 24th 2010 12:00 pm
As she does each year, Grand Island Town Councilwoman Mary Cooke returned to the town's coffers her medical care bonus, which the town offers to those who decline the town's coverage.
Island firm awarded NYPA contract
Fri, Dec 24th 2010 12:00 pm
BIDCO Marine Group of Grand Island is one of three local firms awarded a contract by the New York Power Authority.
Away in a manger: Christmas tradition continues
Thu, Dec 23rd 2010 08:00 pm
The presents are wrapped, the baking and decorating done. Take the time to find the reason for the season at Niagara Presbyterian Church on the corner of Military and Lockport roads in the Town of Niagara.

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