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Erie County, partners to hold orientation for seniors interested in volunteering in local classrooms
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services, and community partners including the Buffalo Public Schools, is currently seeking individuals interested in volunteering at local schools to provide one-on-one tutoring to children in the classroom.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Islanders visit DeGlopper Memorial in France
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 02:05 pm
A church group from St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church this week visited the memorial in Normandy dedicated to Island native Charles DeGlopper.
Islanders slam option to close West River Parkway
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 09:00 am
A strong majority of Islanders at a public meeting Wednesday opposed the state's idea to turn the West River Parkway into a bicycle and pedestrian-only path.
Stretch of Grand Island road named in honor of Bob Beach
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
A picnic last Friday recalled an Island man whose leadership prompted his neighbors to permanently memorialize him along the West River Parkway.
Heavy workload continues for Grand Island firefighters, medics
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
According to Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski, firefighters and medics have experienced a continuing upsurge in the number of motor vehicle accidents they have had to contend with.
GI benefits from corrections flower program
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
This spring, the Town of Grand Island was once again the recipient of flowers from the horticulture program at the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden.
GI man arrested after issuing threat to murder deputy
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced the arrest of Sammy Abdellatif, 22, of Grand Island for aggravated harassment charges after he called Erie County Sheriff's Office's dispatchers and threatened to "murder" a deputy.
Best bass fishermen compete on Niagara
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
The best bass fishermen in America are fishing in the Niagara River this week as part of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic Bracket.
Poloncarz, Burstein announce drive-thru prescription drug drop-off event
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 03:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein recently announced a free drug drop-off disposal event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center, 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga.
Erie County residents advised to boil water
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 10:25 am
The following is information from Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and the Erie County Department of Health:
Higgins' effort ensures continued funding for Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, led an effort to extend funding for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Thunder on the Niagara set for Aug. 6, 7
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 10:45 am
Thunder on the Niagara, the largest free motor sport event in the area, will return to the waters off North Tonawanda Aug. 6 and 7.
Kester's Krew honors longtime coach
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
When longtime Grand Island softball coach Kester Bleich found himself unable to coach his team this year, the girls rallied to ensure Kester's Krew continued.
Zonta awards 4 scholarships
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Four young Grand Island women received a boost to their college educations when the Zonta Club of Grand Island held its 2016 Scholarship Award night June 28 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island: Tourist home law amendment dropped
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Following a contentious public hearing Tuesday, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said he will recommend dropping plans to amend the town's vacation rental law.
Certified Autobrokers praised for improving 'face of the Island'
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The business community's latest ribbon-cutting event shined a light on a young Island enterprise that leaders say is paving the way for a more appealing commercial district.
Public info meeting set for West River Bike Trail; preferred alternative to be released
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that a public information meeting to outline the preferred alternative for a new bike trail along the West River Parkway will be held Wednesday, July 20, at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
Erie County DA's office: Enhanced DWI patrol nets one arrest on GI
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the sheriff's office's enhanced DWI patrols and checkpoint arrested six operators over the Fourth of July weekend, including one on Grand Island.
Acting Erie County DA announces nearly $2 million state grant to fight gun crime in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:45 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. today joined Mayor Byron W. Brown to announce receipt of a $1.7 million state grant to aid the fight against gun crime.
Island Kids Preschool and PreK: School begins needed expansion
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Soon after Jason and Ann MacClellan opened Island Kids Child Care Center, Preschool and PreK in June of 2013, they saw a surge in demand for their child care services. This summer, they're taking steps to meet the needs of Island families by undertaking a major business expansion.
Island business growth prompts 'Thank you' all through July
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
A local business will spend the entire month of July saying "Thank you" to the Island for supporting its growth and prosperity.
Backlund voted mayor of Say Cheese
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
No candidate in the 2016 political season has dominated the election cycle like Grand Islander Butch Backlund.
GI Garden Walk to take place July 10
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
July 10 marks the day for the first free Grand Island Garden Walk. Plans have been underway for months by a committee of 10 dedicated gardeners. Twenty gardens will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They include a variety of garden styles, plantings and garden decor, ranging from the sophisticated to the whimsical.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: KidBiz 20th anniversary
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:50 pm
Sales were as hot as the weather Saturday for some of the young businesspeople at the 20th annual KidBiz in the Town Commons.
Recent changes in state policy results in thousands more Erie County households eligible for SNAP benefits
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
Erie County residents earning between 130 percent and 150 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program benefits, effective July 1.
FASNY: Leave fireworks to the professionals
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 07:00 am
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the traditional displays of fireworks. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to enjoy a professional fireworks display, rather than attempt to use these dangerous devices themselves.
Chris Jacobs brings 'Thank-A-Vet' to Grand Island
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 07:00 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will bring a "Thank-A-Vet" outreach event to the Nike Base Community Center, located at 3278 Grand Island Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, to issue discount cards to honorably discharged veterans who file their original DD-214 (discharge papers) with the clerk's office.
Grand Island Board of Education: SRPs picket and voice displeasure at lack of contract
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 08:00 am
School district employees picketed on the sidewalk of Ransom Road prior to Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Zonta Club: Islanders attended anti-violence fundraiser
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 07:50 am
Members of the Zonta Club of Grand Island were among Grand Islanders attending the Voices Ending Violence Breakfast on June 10 at the Buffalo Convention Center.
Volunteers clean up Staley Road
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 07:50 am
A volunteer group from Thermo Fisher Scientific cleaned up Staley Road as part of a newly created Adopt-A-Highway program with the Town of Grand Island.
Above and Beyond: Island firefighters receive Allstate 'Helping Hand' grant
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports the Grand Island Fire Co. is the recipient of the 2016 "Hands in the Community" award through the Mastantuono Allstate Agency.
Gentlemen, start your lawn mowers!
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 03:40 pm
Saturday was perfect weather to get out and mow the lawn or watch the greatest spectacle in lawn mowing: the Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, held on West River Parkway between Long Road and Sunset Drive.
Erie County DA: History-making first assistant wins award
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 10:50 am
There weren't many women working at the Erie County District Attorney's Office when First Assistant Donna Milling arrived, but she wasn't deterred. Her hard work and determination helped her rise to the top and, after 29 years, she is being honored with yet another award.
Poloncarz appoints Michel commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 10:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of James Michel Jr. to the position of Erie County commissioner of Central Police Services.
June household hazardous waste collection event serves over 1,000 households
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 10:50 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning announced 1,097 households participated in the June 18 household hazardous waste collection event at Erie Community College South Campus - the second such collection event held this year.
GI Garden Walk to take place July 10
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 07:00 am
July 10 marks the day for the first free Grand Island Garden Walk. Plans have been underway for months by a committee of 10 dedicated gardeners.
Grand Island CSD: Ribbon cut on new transportation center
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
Along-awaited improvement to the Grand Island Central School District's Transportation Department arrived Tuesday with the grand opening of the new Jack Burns Transportation Center.
KidBiz set for June 25
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
The 20th annual KidBiz Sidewalk Sale will be held Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grand Island Town Commons.
Grand Island Lions Club: Installation and Awards Banquet held
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 06:30 pm
The Grand Island Lions held their 60th annual installation of officers and awards banquet June 8, at the Radisson Inn Grand Island.
Thompson indicted, arraigned on election law violations
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 06:25 pm
Rus Thompson was indicted and arraigned on charges of violating election law Thursday.
 

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