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Grisanti, Amodeo win major party primaries
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 08:35 pm
Mike Amodeo and Mark Grisanti won their primary elections last Thursday for the New York State Senate's 60th District, which includes Grand Island.
Vikings go 2-0 after manhandling NT, 35-21
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:15 pm
After having an admittedly bad week on practice field Monday through Friday, the Grand Island Vikings had a good afternoon Saturday in beating North Tonawanda 35-21 at Masters Field.
Buffalo Sabres, past and present, visit Island for Miracle League game
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:10 pm
Marcus Foligno of the Buffalo Sabres signs an autograph on the shirt of Miracle League ballplayer Ian Cameron during a night game at the Miracle League Field in Veterans Park Wednesday. (photo by Larry Austin)
Grand Island Board of Education: Board decides on transportation center option
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:00 pm
Monday evening, the Grand Island Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to begin the process for building a new transportation center (bus garage) on Baseline Road behind Charlotte Sidway School.
Town of Grand Island: Vietnam vets to be honored
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:00 pm
The Town of Grand Island will honor veterans of past military campaigns during its annual Veterans Day program. This year, the town will honor its Vietnam veterans.
GIHS goes all out for Spirit Week
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:00 pm
Grand Island High School has moved well beyond just a fire and a football game for its homecoming.
Island hospitality keeps boaters coming back
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:00 pm
Gerald Bergdorf has the gift of gab, a trait that comes with his job selling home appliances.
Sudden gust topples tree across East River Road
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 10:55 pm
Saturday just after 9 a.m., a sudden gust of wind that one resident estimated at 60 mph toppled a tree across East River Road, blocking the roadway.
Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony held at VFW
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 10:55 pm
The Island held its 11th annual Patriot Day ceremony Tuesday at the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249.
Meet the Teacher Day held at Jack & Jill
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 10:55 pm
Meet the Teacher Day on Sept. 7 drew children to Jack and Jill Preschool 3s class.
Ceretto endorsed by Conservative Party of New York
Wed, Sep 12th 2012 01:30 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto has announced the Conservative Party of New York endorsed him. This gives Ceretto the backing of the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties.
Giuliani endorses Grisanti for State Senate
Tue, Sep 11th 2012 03:50 pm
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has endorsed the re-election bid of Western New York State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, the Grisanti campaign announced Tuesday.
GNBC hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Tue, Sep 11th 2012 07:00 am
The start of the school year marks the beginning of rehearsals for the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's presentation of "The Nutcracker." The family-oriented holiday production showcases dancers and character performers under the direction of artistic director Beverley Feder, FISTD.
Business Council releases 2012 Voters' Guide
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 07:00 am
The Business Council of New York State Inc. has released its 2012 Voters' Guide, which measures New York State legislators' commitment to promoting fiscal reform and improving the state's economic climate by scoring their votes on key legislation during the 2012 session.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Soma Cura Wellness Center opens
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:15 am
Susan Zinter and Sheila Daminski have joined their unique and knowledgeable backgrounds and decided now was the time to go into business together.
St. Stephen School opens 2012-13 school year
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:10 am
St. Stephen School opened for the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday with a half day of classes.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Big-screen TV dedicated in memory of Smith
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:10 am
A big-screen television was dedicated in memory of Library Trustee and Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library Treasurer Scott Smith.
Vikings overcome slow start to beat Kenmore East, 26-14
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:00 am
Grand Island shook off some nerves and beat Kenmore East 26-14 in the first Section VI football game of the season on Sept. 1.
Grand Island Town Board: Proclamations issued to Historical Society, American Legion
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a pair of proclamations at its meeting on Tuesday.

The first recognized the 50th anniversary of the Grand Island Historical Society.

Kaegebein Kleaning Krew recognized for effort
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 10:55 am
Kaegebein Elementary School recognized a group of unsung heroes in education Thursday.
Plans in works to 'Light Up the Boulevard'
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 10:55 am
A committee has been formed to plan a new parade on Grand Island.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Fire chief reports no letup in Island car accidents
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 10:50 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Kevin Koch reports that Grand Island firefighter/medics have had to contend with five motor vehicle accidents within the three-day period from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. He noted that this disturbing pattern of frequent MVAs has persisted since a July 9 triple fatality on the I-190.
Hochul announces major grant for World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 10:10 am
U.S. Rep. Kathy Hochul was joined Thursday by Maureen Smith, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and by representatives of World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in announcing a $218,771 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce was awarded to WTCBN as part of a $682,000 cooperative award.
Ceretto announces support for school district bond
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 09:50 am
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto announced Friday his support for the $67 million bond for the Niagara Falls School District. Residents of Niagara Falls will have the opportunity to vote on the bond Sept. 25.
Homeownership tips: Preventing yellow jacket wasps from ruining outdoor fun
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 09:20 pm
Founded in 1954, Buffalo Exterminating is the area's oldest locally owned pest management company. The company has a service center on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Wheatfield for fast, responsive service to residents of Niagara County.
GI Mural Project receives help from 2 Island natives
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 07:00 am
A pair of Grand Island High School alumni are lending their expertise to the ongoing Grand Island Mural Project.

The project, to paint a giant mural on the back of the Grand Island Plaza facing Baseline Road, has received commitments from Grand Island High School Class of 1969 alumni Terry Klaaren and Stan Clifford that the organizer of the project Corey McGowan believes will make the concept a reality.

Christmann named honorary CROP Walk chairperson
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 07:00 am
Robert Christmann, Grand Island superintendent of schools, will serve as the honorary chairperson of this year's Grand Island CROP Walk. The Sunday, Oct. 14, event aims to help stop hunger and poverty on Grand Island and around the world.
GI productive in scrimmage at Lockport
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 06:30 pm
Grand Island football coach Dean Santorio was "pretty happy overall" with his team after the Vikings' first live action of the season Saturday.
Above and Beyond: Island firefighters prepare for school bus incidents
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 06:15 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Kevin Koch reports that several Grand Island firefighters recently completed a special school bus extrication course, which better prepared responders facing a mass casualty incident involving children and their support staff - drivers, monitors, etc.
GIBOE: Transportation center, Staley Road field discussed
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 06:10 pm
Returning students at Charlotte Sidway Elementary School and physical education teacher Kelly Greene greeted each other on the first day of school Wednesday. See more photos from the first day of school at Sidway on the Picture Page. (photo by Larry Austin)
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island rollover accidents on the rise
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 05:00 pm
At 12:41 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Baseline and Alvin roads. The force of the impact caused one of the vehicles to roll over, although the driver was able to escape from the wreckage prior to the arrival of responders, according to Deputy Fire Chief Matt Osinski.
Grand Island Town Board lifts water use advisory
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:55 pm
The town's six-week long water advisory has come to an end.

A press release from Town Supervisor Mary Cooke's office Aug. 21 said the Town Board "is pleased to report we are past the need for voluntary restriction of water consumption. Adequate pressure is now being maintained in the system for effective firefighting, and everyday domestic use. We are grateful to Grand Island residents for their attention to the recent restrictions, and their responsive actions of being conservative and thoughtful with their water use."

Restaino hosted WNY congressional delegation at rally
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:20 pm
State Assembly candidate Robert M. Restaino was joined Aug. 17 by the Western New York congressional delegation at a campaign rally at the Town of Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Co. to outline his platform of responsible economic development and common sense reform of New York's Medicaid and education systems.
Ceretto receives key endorsement from state's teachers union
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 09:15 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto has received the endorsement of the New York State United Teachers in his bid for re-election to the State Assembly.
Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association hosts 16th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo Niagara
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association Niagara Inc. announces the 16th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo Niagara, a benefit for people with Down syndrome, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8.
Volunteers sought to sweep up shorelines and waterways with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is recruiting volunteers to join the fall "Shoreline Sweep" on Saturday, Sept. 22. "Sweep up" from 9 a.m. to noon at one of more than 25 parks and green spaces along the Buffalo Niagara shorelines.
Ceretto opposes speaker's tuition break for illegal aliens
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 04:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I-Lewiston, sent a letter Monday to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to express his concerns over the legislative leader's support for Assembly bill 10807, which would allow illegal aliens who "meet certain criteria" to receive higher education subsidies at taxpayer expense.
Gabryszak and Grisanti create new safety requirements for firefighters
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 11:40 am
Assemblyman Dennis Gabryzak, D-Cheektowaga, and State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-North Buffalo, announced Monday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation that would require cities and employers of firefighters to provide emergency escape systems for all firefighters.

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