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Poloncarz announces submission of countywide efficiency plan to state
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz recently joined the Association of Erie County Governments in announcing the submission of an Erie County-wide government efficiency plan to New York as part of the state's property tax cap freeze credit program.
Household hazardous waste collection event comes to ECC South
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management, reminds residents a "Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day" will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the ECC South Campus.
Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show set for June 20
Fri, May 29th 2015 10:00 am
A Grand Island tradition returns Saturday, June 20, in the annual Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
Island Father's Day races pick up RE/MAX support
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:05 am
On May 19, Margaret Eisenhauer, broker/owner of RE/MAX North Real Estate, presented Floyd Doring with a $500 check in support of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
First race in Lawn Mower Series held
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:05 am
The Grand Island Lawnmower Racing Series event was held Saturday, May 2, on Whitehaven Road by Town Hall.
Nemeth announces run for town justice
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:00 am
Mark S. Nemeth is announcing his candidacy for Grand Island town justice this year. He has received the endorsement of the Grand Island Republican and Conservative parties.
Grand Island School Board: Budget, vets tax exemption, pass overwhelmingly
Sun, May 24th 2015 12:00 pm
District voters overwhelmingly approved a $58 million 2015-16 school budget Tuesday, as well as tax exemption for veterans that will start with the 2016-17 budget.
Grand Island: Groundbreaking held for new $6.3 million Transportation Center
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:50 am
The Grand Island School District broke ground May 8 on what was described as one of the finest transportation facilities in New York.
Memorial Day events on Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:30 am
Town of Grand Island Memorial Day services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, in DeGlopper Memorial Park, at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road.
Budweiser Clydesdale visits Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:05 am
A world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale stopped by the new NOCO Express at the corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road Friday afternoon.
Panepinto talks Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:00 am
State Sen. Mark Panepinto has completed his first quarter as the representative for Grand Island, and the Town of Tonawanda native said he looks forward to carrying the town's concerns to the New York state capital and coming home with results.
Islanders volunteer to Stamp Out Hunger
Sat, May 23rd 2015 10:55 am
One look at Kelly Kowalski's car showed Grand Island's strong support of this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Elderwood at Grand Island barbecue to benefit local first responders
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
Grand Island volunteer first responders regularly give to the community. Now, Elderwood at Grand Island is providing an opportunity for the public to give back to these first responders.
Obit: John R. DeGlopper
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island native John R. DeGlopper passed away April 5, 2015, in Arlington, Massachusetts.
Obit: Terry D. Swain
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island resident Terry D. Swain entered into rest May 10, 2015. He was 66 years old.
Meet the Grand Island Board of Education candidates
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The Grand Island Parent Teacher Association held a "Meet the Candidates Night" Tuesday for voters to learn more about the candidates who are running for the Grand Island Board of Education.
Grand Island Town Board tables sidewalk requirement
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The town will work with owners of a Grand Island Boulevard restaurant regarding a dispute over installation of a sidewalk.
Grand Island couple celebrates 60 years
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
Roberta and Harry Lorence of Grand Island celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently with their family.
Pikas inducted into Veterans Honor Society
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
Bohdan Pikas, professor of marketing, was inducted as an honorary inductee into the SALUTE honor society, Niagara University chapter, at a ceremony held April 29.
'Images of America: Grand Island' authors sign copies of new history book
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:25 pm
Authors of a new book that tells Grand Island's history in pictures held a book signing Tuesday in Grand Island Town Hall.
Grand Island Town Board: Golden Age Club leads pledge during Older Americans Month
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
Islanders were encouraged during Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting to take the time this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve and support them.
Thank you, town clerk's office
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board thanked its colleagues across Town Hall Monday with the issuance of a town proclamation noting Municipal Clerk's Week May 3 to 9.
Grand Island resident Emma MacIntyre named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced Emma MacIntyre of Grand Island, a first-year student majoring in biomedical engineering, has been named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar for the 2014-15 academic year.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizens of the Year honored
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
On April 23, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce hosted the 49th annual Citizens of the Year Award dinner at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Zumbathon raises funds for Family Justice Center
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
Approximately 20 women and one young girl stretched, jumped and danced to upbeat music under the direction of Bridgett Braunscheidel on April 25 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.
Kaegebein: Playground committee looking for artists
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
The Kaegebein Playground Committee is looking for artists to donate their time and talents to decorate wooden chairs to be auctioned off in June. All proceeds will go to benefit the Kaegebein Playground Committee's mission to build a new playground for the community and students.
Town of Grand Island: GI Democratic Committee announces endorsements
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
Grand Island Democratic Committee Chairman Jim Sharpe credits the Democrat Committee with an impressive slate of candidates for the upcoming election.
Grand Island's Stephanie LoTempio takes the stage at Lincoln Center
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
Stephanie LoTempio, a Grand Island native and sophomore performance/music education major in the School of Music at Ithaca College, performed at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall with the Ithaca College Choir, Wind Ensemble and Contemporary Ensemble.
Grand Island Board of Education Budget adopted in split vote
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
The Grand Island Board of education adopted a budget of $58,114,136 for 2015-16 at its meeting Tuesday after whittling away at a proposed 2.26 percent tax increase.
Collins Marine to hold open house
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
Anyone in the market to buy a boat is invited to Collins Marine for an open house Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3.
Grand Island Town Board notes Memorial Library report
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
Grand Island Memorial Library is the 13th busiest library among the 36 libraries in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system, according to the library's annual report that was discussed at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting.
Lawn Mower Race receives sponsorship
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
Floyd Doring, founder of the Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show & Kevin Doring 5K Walk and 10K Run, receives a sponsorship donation for the event from Todd Runions, sales manager of Northtown Volvo, Porsche & Land Rover of Buffalo.
Tim Hortons presents Islander with new car
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:05 pm
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop presented R.J. Wynne of Grand Island with the grand prize of a new car in the RRRoll Up the Rim to Win contest Friday.
Erie County, partners kick off May with colorful rain barrel competition
Fri, May 1st 2015 04:10 pm
Winners of the 2015 "One Earth, One Chance - Save the Rain" rain barrel competition were announced Friday.
Grand Island: Huth Road fire
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 06:30 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to an alarm of fire Tuesday afternoon at an address on Huth Road across from Huth Road Elementary School.
NYPA receives Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters award for Niagara River habitat improvement
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:25 pm
The New York Power Authority has received an award from the National Hydropower Association for habitat restoration on a small but ecologically important island on the Niagara River in the Town of Grand Island.
Erie County announces hazardous household waste drop-off dates
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with the Town of Amherst, Erie Community College, and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management has announced hazardous household waste drop-off days.
GOP golf tournament May 11
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Committee will host its 17th annual golf tournament Monday, May 11, at River Oaks Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
Hockey game to benefit late Relay For Life supporter
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
A charity hockey game to support Relay For Life will honor an Island man who passed away from cancer earlier this year.
Island of Hope: Combating cancer with every step
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
Missy Stolfi was asked by her students seven years ago to serve as the advisor of a new group at her school called Relay For Life, and with high hopes she joined in a fight that she never imagined could grow so fast.