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National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic convenes, prepares to issue report
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined his colleagues on the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic last week in Covington, Kentucky, for the group's second meeting. The task force is preparing a final report to be presented to Congress and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Oil and chip road repairs wrap up across Erie County
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 02:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division has announced the conclusion of the oil and chip portion of the county's 2016 road program, with operations in the Aurora, Clarence, East Concord and Hamburg districts wrapping up Tuesday.
Proclamation issued for Airborne Day on Grand Island
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 07:00 am
Deputy Town Supervisor Jim Sharpe, left, listens as Joe Army Airborne veteran Joe Synakowski speaks at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting.
Grassroots farmers market growing on Long Road
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 06:55 am
A new farmers market on the Island is growing in popularity in its first summer of operation.
Lewiston Art Festival: GIHS as good as gold in winning Chalk Walk
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 07:00 pm
For the second year in a row and third time in four years, Grand Island High School artists won the annual Chalk Walk competition at the annual Lewiston Art Festival.
Grand Island Board votes to support 'Option 4' on West River Connector Trail project
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 07:00 pm
The Grand Island Town Board voted Monday to support an alternative option to the state's West River Connector Trail project.
Grand Island Lions Club: St. Luke's Mission beneficiary of donation
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Lions Club Treasurer Tom Witkowski (on left) and Vice President Henry Lobl pose with a truckload of durable medical equipment that the Grand Island Lions donated to St. Luke's Mission in Buffalo.
Grand Island School Board welcomes back middle school principal, moves to find new high school principal
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Board of Education President Lisa Pyc pointed out a familiar face at Monday's trustee meeting.
Bjerke-Ulliman installed as pastor at St. Timothy
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church called the Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman as its new pastor during an installation service Aug. 7.
E-recycling event set
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 06:55 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto will host a free electronics recycling event Saturday, Aug. 20.
Can You Help: Wishes for a Warrior to support Mary Dunbar-Daluisio
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 12:00 pm
Fuccillo Automotive Group will host Wishes for a Warrior, a fundraiser for Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Radisson Niagara Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road.
Island 'Spa of Shipping' business center debuts
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
As part of an ongoing expansion, the Island Ship Center has completed addition of a 24-7 business center for the Island.
GI Farms Co-op to host seminar
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The GI Farms Cooperative will host a free seminar on "Your Right to Farm: How to Join an Agricultural District."
Grand Island: The PT Center opens at new location
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
Lisa Trunzo is done with moving. After three years in business at The PT Center, the Island businesswoman and physical therapist has found her permanent location.
Grand Island Town Board: Council rejects West River bike path plan in 3-2 vote
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 10:50 am
By a 3-2 vote, the Grand Island Town Board voted Monday to tell the state it rejects a plan that would close the West River Parkway to vehicle traffic and turn it into a bike path.
Food, fun and scenery featured at Paddles Up!
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 10:45 am
For the first time in the 11-year history of Paddles Up!, canoeists and kayakers launched from the beach at Beaver Island State Park during three different noncompetitive paddling events.
Grand Island: Higgins files formal comments in support of plan for West River Greenway
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 02:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins filed formal comments with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey expressing support for the preferred alternative option for the West River Greenway Connector Trail project in the Town of Grand Island.
HEAP offers help with equipment cleaning
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Home Energy Assistance Program has announced heating equipment clean and tune assistance is now available for eligible HEAP households through Nov. 4.
Erie County Legislature OKs local law to revise charter
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature approved a local law that includes more than 50 revisions to the county charter that change how government operates.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church youth group makes pilgrimage to France
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
A church youth group has returned from a pilgrimage that served to help them grow in their faith and connect to an Island hero who is honored 5,000 miles from home.
Multiple burglaries on Grand Island
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:45 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is warning residents of Grand Island to secure their residences and vehicles after a string of break-ins over a 24-hour period.
State to protect bald eagles at Strawberry Island
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:40 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation have enacted a plan to protect bald eagles that are nesting on Strawberry Island in the Niagara River.
Cuomo signs expanded 'Move Over Law'
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation July 21 expanding New York state's "Move Over Law" to include volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.
Morinello announces endorsements for Assembly bid
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:15 pm
Angelo Morinello, candidate for New York State Assembly in the 145th District, announced the New York State Conservative Party, New York State Independence Party and the Reform Party of New York State formally endorsed him.
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.
 

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