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GICSD: Music program earns national recognition
Thu, May 31st 2012 01:00 pm
The Grand Island Central School District's music program recently accepted a national award that notes its status as one of the "Best Communities for Music Education in America."
Town government opposes EZPass center closure
Thu, May 31st 2012 01:00 pm
Town of Grand Island government is looking for a local solution to the loss of the EZPass Walk-In Center on Grand Island Boulevard.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 16th annual KidBiz is June 23
Thu, May 31st 2012 01:00 pm
The 16th annual KidBiz Sidewalk Sale will be held Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Grand Island.
Grisanti bill defines illegal scrap metal and deters sale with increased penalties
Fri, May 25th 2012 05:35 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, has announced that his bill S.3497A has passed the Senate prohibiting the sale or purchase of scrap metal items bearing markings of a government entity, utility company, cemetery or railroad unless offered by an authorized employee.
Islander kicks off run for Congress
Fri, May 25th 2012 04:45 pm
Mike Madigan of Grand Island officially announced his candidacy for Congress in the 26th District Sunday at his campaign headquarters on Buffalo's East Side.
Watch Stacy Clark's new video
Thu, May 24th 2012 01:20 pm
Grand Island native Stacy Clark, a national recording artist, is back with a brand new music video.
Adi's Closet fills an Island niche
Thu, May 24th 2012 12:45 pm
Name-brand fashions have arrived on the Island courtesy of a new business.
Long road leads to ribbon-cutting for new Dino-Mart
Thu, May 24th 2012 12:45 pm
Grand Island is home to a new gasoline convenience store brand with the opening of the long-awaited Dino-Mart at the corner of Ransom and Stony Point roads.
McGowan honored on opening day
Thu, May 24th 2012 12:45 pm
Grand Island baseball honored one of the Grand Island Little League's founders by dedicating a field at Veterans Park in his honor.
Fisherman's Landing site of ribbon-cutting
Thu, May 24th 2012 12:30 pm
Grand Island opened a new "gateway" at a ribbon-cutting for the new Fisherman's Landing on East River Road.
GICSD: Budget passes by nearly 2-1
Thu, May 24th 2012 12:30 pm
Residents passed the Grand Island Central School District's 2012-13 budget proposal Tuesday, May 15, by nearly 2-to-1.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper announces new executive director
Thu, May 24th 2012 11:00 am
The board of directors of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper has announced that, effective immediately, Jill Spisiak Jedlicka takes the lead as the new executive director of the environmental non-profit organization.
Play ball
Tue, May 22nd 2012 09:15 am
Joey Bonora recently joined Sabretooth for opening day of the Miracle League on Grand Island.
Senate passes Grisanti bill that requires certification and education for central service technicians in hospitals
Mon, May 21st 2012 03:55 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th, has announced that the State Senate has voted to pass bill S.5155B, which he said will improve the quality control procedures in hospitals throughout New York.
Grand Island Rugby is back
Fri, May 18th 2012 12:50 pm
The Grand Island Rugby Club has returned from the brink of death to not just survive, but thrive.
Grisanti praises confirmation of Howard Zemsky as chairman of NFTA board of commissioners
Tue, May 15th 2012 05:20 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, applauded the confirmation of Western New York businessman and philanthropist Howard A. Zemsky to the position of chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority by the State Senate Tuesday.
Grisanti bill would move Buffalo School Board elections to November
Tue, May 15th 2012 08:40 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th , announced Monday that the New York State Senate has voted to pass Bill S.2478A officially moving the Buffalo School Board elections from May to November.
Island of Hope: Survivor on a mission for Relay
Fri, May 11th 2012 06:00 pm
When cancer survivor Rita Thurnherr raises money for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, she reminds sponsors and donors about the impact that their donations make. It's standing right in front of them.
Churches join for OneHeartCry
Fri, May 11th 2012 06:00 pm
Seven Island churches in the Grand Island Ministerium will take part in a statewide initiative that seeks to cover New York in prayer.
Grand Island: Viking softball dedicates memorial tree
Fri, May 11th 2012 05:55 pm
Before doing battle on the ball diamond, two opposing softball teams joined in a shared effort to honor the memory of one who lost her battle with cancer.
GI E-ZPass Walk-In Center to close
Fri, May 11th 2012 05:50 pm
The E-ZPass Walk-In Center on Grand Island is one of three in New York that will go out of service on Friday, June 8.
First Earth Bowl Festival to take place June 30 on Grand Island
Wed, May 9th 2012 07:00 am
The first Earth Bowl Festival will take place Saturday, June 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., overlooking the scenic Niagara River, at the Riverside Salem United Church of Christ Environmental Cottage on Grand Island.
River Lea Quilt Guild to meet
Tue, May 8th 2012 12:50 pm
The monthly meeting of the River Lea Quilt Guild will take place on Tuesday, May 15. The program will feature Deborah Naybor (Both Your Hands), who will speak about this project, which helps women toward permanent positive changes and self-sufficiency.
OneHeartCry runs June 3-9
Fri, May 4th 2012 03:50 pm
The Grand Island Ministerium will join the "OneHeartCry" initiative, praying for revival, awakening and transformation across New York state the week of June 3 to 9.
GI Community Chorus to hold largest concert
Fri, May 4th 2012 03:45 pm
The Grand Island Community Chorus invites the public to its biggest concert event in the group's history.
Grand Island Central School District: Budget hearing May 7
Fri, May 4th 2012 03:45 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education will hold a district budget hearing on Monday, May 7, at 8 p.m. in the Connor Middle School Little Theater, 1100 Ransom Road.
Island of Hope: Honorary survivor doesn't consider himself a hero
Fri, May 4th 2012 03:45 pm
Nothing bothers Frank Brusino.
Restaino to seek 145th Assembly seat
Mon, Apr 30th 2012 08:30 am
Niagara Falls attorney and Democrat Robert M. Restaino today announced his candidacy in the upcoming election for New York state's newly outlined 145th Assembly District.
Women's Expo & Boutique coming this weekend
Thu, Apr 26th 2012 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas is proud to bring back the 2012 Women's Expo & Boutique. Attendees will enjoy an array of displays, shopping opportunities and services from businesses covering everything from fashion, health and wellness, home products and services, financial issues, education, beauty and more. 


Grisanti proposes law to establish central state registry for pet abusers
Tue, Apr 24th 2012 03:45 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th District, today announced the sponsorship of legislation (S6875) that would amend the agriculture and markets law to have the commissioner create an animal abuse central registry in New York for anyone over the age of 18 who is convicted in a case of animal abuse.
School district, police conduct Operation Safe Stop
Sat, Apr 21st 2012 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District participated in Operation Safe Stop, a statewide effort to help ensure that motorists stop for the school bus.
People in the news for April 20, 2012
Fri, Apr 20th 2012 03:50 pm
Dave Pignato was promoted to general manager at Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island on Feb. 1. The Wheatfield native is responsible for the "overall profitability of the store," which includes sales, service, and parts.
District, police conduct Operation Safe Stop
Fri, Apr 20th 2012 03:45 pm
On Wednesday, April 18, the Grand Island Central School District participated in Operation Safe Stop, a statewide effort to help ensure that motorists stop for the school bus. Grand Island Town Police, Erie County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police followed school buses on morning routes that are scheduled along busy roads and bus routes where school bus drivers have reported problems.
Drug, alcohol prevention meeting April 24
Fri, Apr 20th 2012 03:45 pm
The One Island, One Team Coalition will host Drug and Alcohol Prevention in Teens, a discussion from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at Grand Island Town Hall. The event will be hosted by Luke Moretti of WIVB-TV Channel 4 with special guest Bob Simpson, a teacher at Grand Island High School.
Forum held on $53 million school budget
Fri, Apr 20th 2012 03:30 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held a public budget forum before a crowd of 15 people Tuesday evening at Bible Presbyterian Church's Family Life Center on Love Road.
Sheriff praises town government for cooperative work
Fri, Apr 20th 2012 03:30 pm
The sheriff was in town recently to meet Islanders and address local concerns.
Maziarz endorses Ceretto for re-election
Wed, Apr 18th 2012 08:55 am
New York State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-I-Newfane, announced his endorsement of John D. Ceretto, R-I-Lewiston, for re-election in the newly formed 145th Assembly District. Ceretto currently represents the 138th Assembly District in Niagara County.
Ready for spring
Tue, Apr 17th 2012 08:50 am
The Lewiston Dance Centers' newly formed Family Booster Club and the Lewiston Dance Ensemble -- the studio's dance team -- are holding a fundraiser called "The Spring Fling."
Grand Island Shadow Day
Fri, Apr 13th 2012 03:55 pm
The students of Grand Island High School recently had the unique opportunity once again to "shadow" a career for a day.

Beginning the day with breakfast and inspiration from guest speaker, the Hon. State Supreme Court Judge Henry Nowak, the students were prepared for a peek into the world of work. Locations this year included: the Buffalo FBI office, 98.5 WKSE radio station, Sweet Beginnings Bakery, Cannon Design, and local Grand Island schools.

 


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