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Grand Island: New roundabout almost complete
Fri, May 27th 2016 11:00 am
New York State Department of Transportation workers are putting the finishing touches on the new look to the roundabout.
Grand Island Board of Education: Building named 'Jack Burns Transportation Center'
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:55 am
Retired Grand Island Central School District Transportation Director Jack Burns was honored Monday as the Board of Education officially named its nearly completed transportation facility after him.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Reverse-911 system explained
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:45 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. reports Monday, May 23, the Erie County Sheriff's Office with assistance of the Niagara Falls Police Department were actively perusing a possibly armed suspect involved in a violent crime.
BuffaLoveFest becomes springtime staple at Buffalo Zoo
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is ready to welcome more than 2,500 people to this Friday's annual springtime fundraiser, BuffaLoveFest.
SPCA Serving Erie County schedules additional free parvo vaccine clinics
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The SPCA Serving Erie County will once again administer free canine parvovirus (parvo) vaccines to dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older during monthly clinics through October.
Island of Hope: Grand Island mother and daughter among Relay For Life honorees
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
There is a saying that "when one person has cancer, the whole family has cancer." Cancer can tear a family apart or bring it closer together. For Grace Aswad's family, cancer brought the family together.
Gus Macker signup deadline extended
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
Two weeks away from tipoff of the 2016 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, the registration deadline to play in the tourney has been extended a week.
DeGlopper Post donates to assist veterans
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
Members of the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 presented a check for $500 to the Mentors of Veterans Court in Buffalo.
Sister Johnice Diaper Drive continues
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:40 pm
Grand Islanders Diane and Rich Gurbacki are continuing their efforts to support Roman Catholic nun Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz and the mission that is taking place at St. Adalbert's Response to Love Center on Buffalo's East side.
Grand Island: Toll removal effort begins anew
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:35 pm
Vowing to change the status quo and wearing a T-shirt that said "HOME FREE END THE GI TOLLS," Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray called for removal of the Grand Island bridge tolls at a rally Sunday.
Pyc, Tomkins re-elected to school board, budget passes
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:30 pm
School district voters voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in support of a $60 million budget for 2016-17 and returned two incumbents to the Board of Education.
Mark Daul: Upper Niagara River bass fishing
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:25 pm
Fishing season is almost here, but I've really never touched much on Upper Niagara River fishing, probably because personally I haven't fished that stretch of water in quite some time. But when I did, I learned a lot of things about it.
Summer 2016 Outer Harbor programming and events schedule released
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:05 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the newly created Outer Harbor Management Group (OHMG) today announced their 2016 season of new site amenities, summer events and public-access programming, ensuring Buffalo's Outer Harbor waterfront will be a destination for the entire Western New York community as well as the region's visitors.
Grand Island: Apex Parks Group acquires Martin's Fantasy Island
Sat, May 14th 2016 09:20 pm
California-based Apex Parks Group has announced the acquisition of Martin's Fantasy Island theme park on Grand Island. This is Apex Parks Group's first acquisition for 2016.
RealtyUSA supporting community project
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
RealtyUSA is assisting Hopeful Ways as a community project.
Elderwood Health Plan to begin serving residents in six WNY counties
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
Elderwood Health Plan, a locally based managed long-term care (MLTC) plan, was granted approval by the New York State Department of Health to begin enrolling members.
Former Trinity pastor watches Mercury transit the sun
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
As the pastor emeritus of Trinity United Methodist Church, it's entirely natural for Paul Robinson to be looking toward the heavens.
Erie County: Rash of car break-ins throughout the area
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:20 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported his office responded to nearly 20 larceny calls over the previous few days. The larcenies have occurred during the overnight hours and in the day time; the thieves are grabbing any items they can from the vehicle cabin.
Adrian's Custard & Beef earns online mention
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:20 pm
Grand Island eatery Adrian's Custard & Beef has earned acclaim on a tourism website.
Grand Island Board of Education: 3 running for 2 board seats
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:15 pm
Voters in the Grand Island Central School District will chose between three candidates for two seats on the Board of Education during the trustee election May 17.
Over 800 vehicles unloaded at household hazardous waste collection event
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:30 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced more than 800 households participated in the hazardous waste collection event held Saturday, May 7, at Erie Community College's North Campus.
Grand Island Central School District: Folks respond to first Health & Wellness Family Fair
Mon, May 9th 2016 11:55 am
More than 30 vendors gathered in the Grand Island High School cafeteria Saturday, April 23, to promote mind, body and spirit in a first-ever Health & Wellness Family Fair.
Hardwick recognizes Pauley as April's Citizen of the Month
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Grand Island resident Raymond W. Pauley was named the April Citizen of the Month in recognition of his service to the community through the Grand Island Fire Co. and other contributions.
Rotary Club leads annual parkway cleanup
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club led its annual spring cleanup of the Beaver Island Parkway Saturday.
Island composer's song reflects love of community
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
A love of music and of Grand Island prompted Carolyn Laskay to write "Our Grand Island" in 1990.
Poloncarz appoints Thomas Hersey as commissioner of environment and planning
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced his appointment of Thomas Hersey as commissioner of the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning.
May is Older Americans Month
Wed, May 4th 2016 05:40 pm
As part of the celebration of Older Americans Month in May, the Erie County Department of Senior Services will join adult day programs around Erie County in offering services and workshops for older adults along with resources for caregivers.
Poloncarz, Erie County DSS announce opening of HEAP cooling assistance program
Tue, May 3rd 2016 02:50 pm
Under the federally funded cooling program, eligible households (those meeting HEAP requirements and with at least one member having a documented medical condition) will receive installation of one window air conditioner.
Erie County: Hazardous household waste drop-off event happens Saturday
Tue, May 3rd 2016 09:40 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with the Northwest and Northeast Southtowns solid waste management boards, Erie Community College and the Town of Amherst, are preparing for a household hazardous waste drop-off event to be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 7.
SCAP: Thanks for 20 years of support
Sat, Apr 30th 2016 07:00 am
What started out two decades ago on Love Road in Bud and Ella Abate's driveway has turned into the biggest garage on the Island.
Tickets on sale for Pitmaster Barbecue
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:45 pm
The St. Stephen Holy Name Society will present its annual Pitmaster Barbecue fundraiser, the proceeds of which will benefit the society scholarship fund and local charities.
Trinity United Methodist Church to host concert
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:40 pm
Conductor Doreen Rao, the Buffalo Master Chorale and Buffalo Niagara Youth chorus will present "Affirmation of Hope: All Things Irish," a night of Irish choral music, instruments and dance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rebellion in Ireland.
Job well done: Team of Islanders successful in reclaiming River Lea artifact
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
A century-old well that time forgot and the Niagara River nearly claimed has been restored to its rightful place on the lawn of the River Lea mansion.
Old well is local symbol of mansions from Gilded Age
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
Feb. 2, 2016, was the culmination of a 17-year effort to recover an old well from the Niagara River that once enchanted the luxurious gardens around this historic home. LDC Construction reclaimed a valuable link to Grand Island's past.
Ceretto to host forum for seniors
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 03:45 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto will host a forum on programs available to local seniors. Several topics will be covered, and Ceretto encouraged members of the community to join him.
Presentation set to discuss emerald ash borer
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 07:00 am
The emerald ash borer now has a very strong hold in Western New York, said Sharon Bachman of the Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Erie County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force.
Citizen of the Year Awards: Chamber thanks Thermo Fisher
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner April 28 at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Island of Hope: Painting the Town Purple
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Committee members for the 2016 Relay For Life will bring the Town Commons alive with purple April 30 in preparation for the annual Paint the Town Purple event, which takes place nationally May 1.
Hardwick announces Grand Island roadways to be repaired
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:30 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced Whitehaven Road and Baseline Road on Grand Island will both be repaved this year. The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved more than $26 million in roadwork funding, including these two projects.
 

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