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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.
High school hockey: Vikings spoil Senior Night, strike gold
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 04:40 pm
In front of a loud Hyde Park Ice Pavilion crowd, the Grand Island Vikings spoiled the Niagara Falls Wolverines' Senior Night, defeating them 4-0 on Thursday.
Jacobs calls on Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling system at Grand Island bridges
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:05 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th District, has called on the New York State Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges. In a letter to Thruway Authority Executive Director Bill Finch, Jacobs outlined the rationale for cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
'Undie Sunday' runs through Feb. 12
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:00 pm
Hampers placed in Island churches and schools are drop-off points for the renewed clothing drive "Undie Sunday," conducted by the Grand Island Rotary Club.
Property tax exemption deadline approaching
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:00 pm
The Town of Grand Island Assessors Office reminds Islanders that March 1 is the deadline for all Basic STAR, Enhanced/Senior STAR and veterans property tax exemptions to be added to the assessment roll for school tax year 2017-18 and town/county tax year 2018. (Apply online at https://tax.ny.gov/ or by phone at 518-457-2036.)
High school hoops: Falls gets revenge on Vikings
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 09:05 am
In front of a loud crowd inside Grand Island High School on Tuesday, the Niagara Falls High School Wolverines defeated the Grand Island Vikings by a score of 70-62. The win gives the Wolverines a split of the season series, as they lost the first game to the Vikings, 61-53.
State seeks partner at Beaver Island Golf Course
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released a request for proposals to operate the golf course and café at the Beaver Island State Park Golf Course.
Grand Island Central School District to hold sub recruitment fair
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District will hold a substitute recruitment job fair Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
With high-powered offense, Kenmore West tops Grand Island
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 01:35 pm
In front of an excited crowd at Kenmore West High School, the Blue Devils defeated the Grand Island Vikings 71-50 on Friday. The win gives West a split of the season series, as they lost in overtime to the Vikings the first time, 58-56.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Island artist's work featured in show
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library is featuring an art show for the month of February.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Revived Undie Sunday extends for whole week
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club is reviving its Undie Sunday program of providing undergarments to the homeless and abused of Buffalo.
Higgins announces approval of bill authorizing risk assessment of proposed nuclear waste transport across Peace Bridge
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives has approved H.R. 667 the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017.
Landmark Erie County lawsuit against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers seeks damages for deceptive acts & practices, fraud, false advertising
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Erie County Attorney Michael Siragusa, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney and Paul J. Hanly Jr. of Simmons Hanly Conroy to announce Erie County filed a civil action lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical manufacturing entities and four individuals for their roles in allegedly exacerbating the opioid epidemic gripping Erie County.
Tree & shrub seedlings available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:15 pm
Order forms for the 2017 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval of West River Connector Trail
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, to vote on funding for projects proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Record-setting Island rower heading to Boston University
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:10 pm
Sophia Castillo recently joined a growing list of Grand Island female athletes who have committed to compete in college athletics next year.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Fire chief reminds drivers of Move Over Law
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:05 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Chris Soluri stresses that scene safety has always been a top priority for all firefighting and emergency medical services personnel. While local volunteers do their best to handle any and all emergency incidents, they are also placed in harm's way and require special protection to lessen some of the dangers they face.
Grand Island Board of Education: School lunch program heading in right direction, trustees told
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:05 pm
Changing the negative perception of school lunches is one of the goals of the Grand Island Central School District food services department, Board of Education trustees were told Monday.
Grand Island doctor creates GI Challenge, a new fundraiser for Children's Hospital
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:00 pm
Dr. Stacey Watt of Grand Island was walking through the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo recently, inspecting the new rooms under construction, and saw rooms designated as having been funded by physicians, medical groups or private donors.
Grand Island Town Board: Town receives $67K from cable company
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
Newfound money has walked its way into Grand Island Town Hall.
NOCO Express donates to St. Luke's Mission
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
All 36 NOCO Express locations took up a collection of nonperishable items the week before Christmas to donate to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.
Tech Wars: VCMS, GIHS both take down titles at NCCC technology competition
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 06:00 pm
Grand Island Central School District students continued their domination in technology competition Wednesday by winning the 21st annual Tech Wars competition at Niagara County Community College.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Three Kings Dinner, a new venture in outreach
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:45 pm
On Jan. 6, everyone on Grand Island was invited to attend a free lasagna dinner at Trinity United Methodist Church. Some 40-50 Island residents came and enjoyed fellowship around dinner tables with Trinity members.
Golden Age Center volunteers help out town
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:40 pm
Volunteers from the Grand Island Golden Age Center visited Town Hall to sort tax bills and stuff envelopes, continuing a twice-yearly tradition.
Nurse practitioners join Memorial primary care team
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:40 pm
Two experienced nurse practitioners have joined the primary care staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Realtors reunite
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 05:10 pm
Members of the former Niagara Falls Area Board of Realtors recently met socially at Wine on Third in downtown Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Town Board: Marston named chairman of Planning Board
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board reorganization meeting included the appointment of Pete Marston to the town's Planning Board for a one-year term.
EC Senior Services schedules 'Powerful Tools for Caregivers' classes
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services will offer "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" classes beginning later this month designed to provide caregivers with the tools needed to take care of themselves.
Legislator Hardwick: Island Dispatch remains official newspaper of Erie County
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced the Island Dispatch, located on Grand Island, was named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature for the third consecutive year. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 5 reorganizational meeting.
Golden Age Center to host 'Coffee Chat about Cancer'
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:30 am
"Coffee Chat about Cancer," an afternoon conversation about cancer, will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Sionko's clutch 3-pointers lead Grand Island past Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 10:55 pm
In front of a stunned home crowd, the Grand Island High School Vikings defeated the defending Section VI champion Niagara Falls High School Wolverines, 61-53.
Empire State Development announces opening of Oishei Children's Outpatient Center on Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced Kaleida Health has opened seven new outpatient clinics at the Oishei Children's Outpatient Center in Buffalo.
Sandy Beach Yacht Club: Vathy honored as Woman of the Year
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Sandy Beach Yacht Club Women's Organization held its annual Ladies Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 3, at the club, located at 1851 Winter Road. The group enjoyed a dinner catered by the Riverstone Grill at the event, chaired by Mickey Agnello.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Lighting contest winners announced
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the Light Up the Boulevard Committee, and the Grand Island Recreation Department have announced the winners of the holiday lighting contest.
Grand Island High School students support Christmas Eve Delivery Project
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Needy children woke up on Christmas morning with gifts on their stoop thanks to students at Grand Island High School.
Donation made for DeGlopper Memorial expansion
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 03:00 pm
More than $3,000 was raised and donated in recent fundraisers for the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial.
PHOTOS: Angelo Morinello sworn into office
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 02:20 pm
There was an air of buoyancy and optimism on Election Day inside the campaign headquarters of former Niagara Falls City Court Judge Angelo Morinello. That atmosphere was again present on Friday when Morinello was officially sworn into office as assemblyman in the 145th District.
Designated Drivers of Buffalo seeks support to prevent drunk driving
Tue, Dec 27th 2016 05:15 pm
Due to the significant response for the ninth annual free home ride program, Designated Drivers of Buffalo is still looking to add more individuals and teams of drivers. For nine years, DDOB and William Mattar have partnered to provide free rides for partygoers and their cars on New Year's Eve.
Trinity UMC to host 'Three Kings Dinner'
Mon, Dec 26th 2016 07:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, will host the "Three Kings Dinner" from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.