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DECA students honored
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
Fresh off their return from Rochester and the New York DECA State Career Conference, DECA students were recognized by the Grand Island Board of Education at Monday's meeting.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Clubs partner to make lifesaving kits
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
Sometimes it takes as little as $3 to save the life of a newborn baby.
Morinello joins forces with Red Cross to host blood drive
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 12:05 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello is joining forces with Grand Island's volunteer fire fighters and the Red Cross to host a blood drive on Tuesday, March 28, at Grand Island Fire Hall, located at 2275 Baseline Road. Morinello is asking for residents of the 145th District to come together, give back and help save lives.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Schifano is featured artist in March
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 11:55 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library has announced it is featuring the plein air paintings of local artist Kath Schifano (pictured) for the month of March.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Firefighters seek hydrant clearing support
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 11:50 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri urges Island residents and business owners to locate and clear snow from nearby hydrants to help their local volunteers handle any fire emergency that arises.
Public meeting scheduled to present recommendations from Erie County broadband internet study
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 06:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced a public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Erie County Fire Training Academy to present recommendations from Erie County's broadband internet study, which began in December 2016.
State of emergency across New York
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday declared a state of emergency across all 62 counties in New York ahead of the extreme winter storm that's brought heavy snowfall and high winds. The governor also directed nonessential state employees impacted by the winter storm to stay home from work on Tuesday without having to charge accruals.
Morinello announces boater safety course
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:45 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello will host a free boater safety course, in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Frontier Fire Department firehall, 2179 River Road, Wheatfield.
Warning issued on cell phone scam that may have affected dozens
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn joins the Special Investigation Unit of New York State Police in warning consumers of a cell phone scam that may have affected dozens of people.
Relay For Life kickoff on March 14
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:05 am
The Grand Island Relay For Life will hold its 2017 kickoff meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Veronica Connor Middle School cafeteria, 1100 Ransom Road.
Grand Island Lions Club: Eye screening serves 400 Sidway students
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:05 am
Nearly all the 408 schoolchildren at Sidway Elementary School were screened for eye problems in a free program conducted Monday by members of the Lions Club.
Pasta Sauce-Off event packs LaSalle Yacht Club
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
Saturday's fourth annual Pasta Sauce-Off packed the LaSalle Yacht Club in a fundraiser for Carly's Club of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Engagement: Welter-Hagen
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
Mrs. and Mrs. Kevin Hagen are proud to announce the engagement of their son Korey to Samantha Welter. Samantha is the daughter of Jackie and Ted Welter of Rochester.
Independence Party accepting letters from prospective candidates
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:35 am
The Grand Island Independence Party Committee is now accepting letters and resumes from candidates interested in receiving the party's endorsement.
'About Boating Safety' classes offered
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
In preparation for the upcoming boating season, U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 3-1 will be offering a series of "About Boating Safety" one-day classes this spring and summer, taught by certified instructors. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 25, April 29, May 13, June 10 and July 15, in the Officers Club at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Leadership sworn in to posts
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel, left, administers the oath of office to Eric Fiebelkorn as president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at a ceremony Jan. 31.
Town of Grand Island: Elderwood celebrates two centenarians
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
Elderwood at Grand Island celebrated the February birthdays of a pair of centenarian residents.
Grand Island Town Board: War of words develops regarding town's new website
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island's old website host is firing back at Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray after he leveled criticism at them during Monday's Town Board work session.
Trinity United Methodist Church Tollers hold pancake supper fundraiser
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:55 pm
Ken Baker of the Trinity Tollers makes pancakes under the supervision of his wife, Ellen, left, and Anne Fetzer Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church.
People in the News: Allstate Mastantuono Agency
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:50 pm
The Allstate Mastantuono Agency is celebrating 10 years of service for their Grand Island office.
Grand Island: Citizen of the Year Awards set for DoubleTree by Hilton
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:45 pm
The annual Citizen of the Year Awards will take place May 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Niagara Falls, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced.
Erie County A 2016 'National Best and Brightest in Wellness' winner
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:15 pm
Erie County, in collaboration with the Labor Management Health Fund, Health Now and Independent Health, has been named a "2016 National Best and Brightest in Wellness" winner for creating an employee health and wellness program and fostering a culture of wellness.
Erie County Office for the Disabled to work with local organizations to help 'Spread The Word to End the Word'
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 09:00 am
The Erie County Office for the Disabled will join forces with local human service agencies from around Erie County as part of an annual national effort to "Spread the Word to End the Word."
Grand Island Niagara University senior authors novel based on personal experiences
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:45 pm
Rachael Ruszkowski will graduate from Niagara University in May with degrees in marketing and communication studies - and a published novel.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 07:00 am
Fish fry season has begun again - and we want to know where to eat!
HS hoops: Grand Island moves on
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 10:25 pm
In front of a jam-packed Grand Island High School on Friday, the Vikings defeated the Sweet Home Panthers 45-40.
Coyote coexistence on Grand Island
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Coyote sightings are not uncommon in Grand Island and at this time of year. When foliage is bare, you may easily see coyotes more often. Coyotes are afraid of people and typically avoid interactions, but with the timing of their natural life cycle, seasonal changes, and changes in their habitats and surroundings, these factors may bring coyotes into sight and contact more often.
Grand Island Town Board: Baney announces candidacy
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Jennifer Baney of Grand Island has announced a potential candidacy for Grand Island Town Council.
Pasta Sauce-Off 2017 promises to be biggest yet
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
When 14-year-old Islanders Jessica Flash and Allyson Nemeth tell people they're holding a big fundraiser, they can tell some people have their doubts.
Black Balloon Day is March 6
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:45 pm
Members of the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force's Family & Consumer Support Advocacy Section, along with the West Side Youth Development Coalition, will remember and pay tribute to individuals who have succumbed to opioid addiction in Erie County.
Grand Island Board of Education: Budget process begins with eye on continuing 'community mandates'
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:35 pm
Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Graham said one goal in crafting the 2017-18 school budget is to retain all community mandated student programs that currently exist in the 2016-17 budget.
Wedding: Zito-Hattersley
Sun, Feb 19th 2017 07:00 am
Nikki Zito and Michael Hattersley exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 24, 2016, at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph Church, Niagara Falls, (formally St. Joseph's Church). The Rev. Louis Klein performed the ceremony. The reception was held in The Garden Pavilion at Kloc's Grove in West Seneca.
Welcome Center to celebrate Grand Island, WNY
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
The future Western New York Welcome Center, one of 10 welcome centers that are to be built in all regions of New York state at a cost of $55 million, will place Grand Island in the center of Western New York tourism.
Grand Island Town Board: Local solar law may be model for other communities
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
Grand Island's new solar law, the first local law to be passed in 2017, could be seen as a model for other communities looking to draft solar laws, said Town Board member Beverly Kinney.
NFHS intern reflects on time at NFP
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:50 pm
The passion for writing has been with me for years, and it has been my dream since middle school to be some type of writer. When hearing about the class, I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about a field I enjoy and to gain hands-on experience before college.
Thompson pleads guilty to election law violation
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:45 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 61-year-old Rus Thompson of Niagara Falls pleaded guilty, to offering a false instrument for filing in the second degree, before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.
Engagement: Boron-Porter
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 07:00 am
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Boron of Grand Island are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Boron, to David Porter. David is the son of Richard and Deborah Porter of Batavia.
Grand Island: Border Patrol agents in Buffalo arrest 7 illegally in US
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:45 am
On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol received an anonymous call that there were 12-20 illegal immigrants at an address on Long Road on Grand Island. In response, agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station increased patrols in the area.
Vikings can't tame Lions: Lockport defeats Grand Island to split NFL title
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 05:30 pm
In front of the home crowd at the "Lions Den" on Friday, Lockport High School defeated the Grand Island Vikings, 62-57, on Senior Night.
DoubleTree Hotel a stone's throw from Island
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 07:00 am
As DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel General Manager Scott Swagler gives a tour of the newest hotel in downtown Niagara Falls, he shows a suite to a group of young women.