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'Shadow Day' student at Island Dispatch
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:05 am
Sophomore Sarah Swagler visited the Island Dispatch Wednesday, April 1, as part of Grand Island High School's "Shadow Day" program.
'Perilous Flow' a gift of the river
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
It began with the reunion of two former classmates.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year award winners named
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber has announced the recipients for the 49th Citizen of the Year awards.
National Grid wraps up GI investment
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
National Grid is wrapping up a significant investment in its electricity delivery network on Grand Island that will improve reliability and provide additional capacity for new or expanding customer demand.
Erie County: Poloncarz, Glascott debut 'text to 9-1-1'
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:20 pm
On Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Central Police Services John Glascott, Emergency Services Commissioner Dan Neaverth Jr., and Executive Director of the Erie County Office for the Disabled Frank Cammarata to announce "text to 9-1-1" is now available to Erie County residents seeking assistance during an emergency.
Obit: Joseph R. Muoio
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Joseph R. Muoio, 91, of Grand Island died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda.
Obit: Craig William Wood
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Craig William Wood, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of Grand Island, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Harrisburg. He was 63. Craig was born on April 13, 1951, in Buffalo to the late William and Fay Wood.
Obit: Marlene L. McCarthy
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Marlene L. McCarthy entered into rest March 26, 2015. She was a resident of Grand Island. Mrs. McCarthy was retired receiver of taxes on Grand Island and a member of the Republican Women's Club, East Park Garden Club and Zonta Club of Grand Island.
Obit: Herbert Kranzmann
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Herbert Kranzmann of Grand Island passed away March 27, 2015, at age 80.
Bennett gives candid education speech to Rotary
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
New York State Board of Regents member and chancellor emeritus Robert M. Bennett was asked about the Buffalo school system, a question that ended with the phrase, "Is that too hard of a question?"
Education reform gets personal at GITB rally
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Stakeholders in the Grand Island Central School District joined at a rally Monday to speak in one voice in opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state budget proposal and education agenda.
West River Road home threatened by intense chimney fire
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
At 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Grand Island firefighters responded to a chimney fire at the West River Road residence of Larry Lloyd.
Erie County Clerk's Office: Jacobs warns motorists of scam related to vehicle warranties
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to caution all Erie County motorists to watch for a misleading solicitation that looks like an official notice from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Lynn Dingey's Relay For Life journey
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
On March 21, the rock music sounds of Wide Right, a band from Buffalo, filled Mallwitz's Island Lanes during a fundraiser, organized by the Mallwitz Cancer Crew, one of Grand Island's Relay For Life teams.
School Board candidates sought to fill three seats
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
Candidates interested in a seat on the Grand Island Board of Education must file nominating petitions with District Clerk Janet Schuster by 4 p.m. April 20.
Obit: Thomas G. DeCarlo
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Thomas G. DeCarlo passed away March 22, 2015, at the age of 81.
Obit: Linda Lee Stamler
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Linda Lee Stamler died Feb. 9, 2015, at her home in California. Linda was the daughter of Elsie Stamler and the late Harry Stamler.
Obit: Martha Ann Emerson
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Martha Ann Emerson (Mikulsky), 52, of Coppell, Texas, beloved wife and mother, passed away March 22, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.
Nightly North GI Bridge closures to start in April
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 07:00 pm
Depending on the weather, nightly closures of the Southbound North Grand Island Bridge and traffic switchover to the northbound span will begin the week of April 6.
Domestic violence spotlighted during World Day of Prayer event
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 09:05 pm
A person's home is not always a peaceful sanctuary. Sometimes, the home becomes the setting for shocking acts of violence, said Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center in Buffalo.
Before the Bridges: Down on the farm and racing on the river
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:50 pm
Bob DeGlopper was born in 1936, a year after the first set of Grand Island bridges were built.
Pothole hotline in operation
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:50 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced Erie County's Department of Public Works has added an email for residents to report a pothole. The email is in addition to a complaint tip line, 716-858-7966, where residents can leave a voicemail with a complaint.
Kinney hosts tax chat
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:50 pm
The Cuomo administration brought its current legislative agenda to Grand Island this week.
Grand Island Board of Education: Proposed veterans' tax credit topic of March 23 meeting
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:50 pm
The Board of Education will hold another public information session regarding a proposed alternative tax exemption for veterans when it meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Huth Road Elementary School auditorium Monday, March 23.
Engagement: Englert-Wild
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 10:50 am
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Englert Jr. of Grand Island are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Laura Englert, to Justin Joseph Wild, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Wild, also of Grand Island.
Obit: Ilona H. Lang
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:40 am
Grand Island resident Ilona H. Lang entered into rest March 18, 2015.
Third annual 'Spring It On' fundraising event expected to showcase 200 WNY nonprofits
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:25 am
On Thursday, 200 nonprofit organizations will welcome spring by participating in the third annual "Spring It On" campaign, the region's only 24-hour online fundraising event.
Grand Island High School: DECA club marks 10 years at states
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
2015 marks the 10th year Grand Island High School business teacher and DECA club adviser Cheryl Chamberlain has taken her qualifying students to the New York State DECA Conference in Rochester. This year was the largest contingent of GI DECA as 54 traveled to states, where over 2,000 people were in attendance.
Thruway to begin deck replacement at southbound North Grand Island Bridge
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority recently announced that, weather permitting, it would begin replacement of the southbound deck on the North Grand Island Bridge to Grand Island Monday, March 15. The project, expected to continue to September, is part of the Thruway Authority's $55 million bridge rehabilitation project.
Knights of Columbus award poster contest winners
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:25 pm
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 awarded certificates and $25 gift cards to three winners in the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest on Feb. 25.
Studley wins spaghetti-eating contest
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
The annual Grand Island Rugby Club spaghetti dinner featured the first-ever 2015 spaghetti-eating contest.
Grand Island Town Board: Proclamation issued for Island Eagle Scout
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
Prior to conducting regular town business Monday night at Town Hall, the Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation to Boy Scout Nolan Miles of Grand Island for receiving his Eagle Scout award.
Before the Bridges: Born at the site of the Holiday Inn
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
An early family tragedy forged her character and a happy marriage, a son and grandchildren have enriched the life of Catherine Killian Long. She lives in a home that her late husband, Harvey, helped build. Photos of their son, Gary, his wife, Judy, their three daughters and their families surround her.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kevin Sylvester to emcee Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year awards committee has announced the master of ceremonies for the 49th annual event Thursday, April 23, will be Kevin Sylvester.
Island of Hope: Living with cancer
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
One year ago, the Gworek family's lives changed forever when their son, Luke, was diagnosed with leukemia. In December 2013, doctors discovered the blood cancer and immediately started him on a heavy dose of chemotherapy.
From soldier to peace activist: Russell Brown's story
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
On April 28, 2013, Buffalonian Russell Brown covered himself with fake blood and lay down on the road, simulating a dead person, near the gates of Hancock Air National Guard Base, home of the 174th Attack Wing, just outside of Syracuse.
Floridian and son navigate autism
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
"Jason" became personally acquainted with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when his child, "Tommy," was diagnosed at 4. Jason, which wasn't his real name, reads this column in a Florida newspaper. He wanted a pseudonym to protect his son's identity.
Obit: Beryl M. Kinney
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
Beryl M. Kinney (née O'Mara) passed away March 8 at the age of 86.
Scout chose project to benefit church
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
John Sosnowski, a lifelong resident of Grand Island and a senior at Canisius High School, has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 630 since the sixth grade at St. Stephen School. In position for the highest rank as a Boy Scout - an Eagle Scout - he chose as his final project something that would benefit his church.
Gary Roesch throws hat into ring
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:10 pm
Councilman Gary Roesch has announced his candidacy for another four-year term on the Grand Island Town Board.