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NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:25 pm
Vote for your favorite fish fry as part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest. The place with the most votes will receive a full write-up in the Tribune, Dispatch and Sentinel, plus additional photos and a video online at www.wnypapers.com.
Workforce investment board boosts trainee supports
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:15 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board has announced a policy change to increase available training funds and supportive services for eligible individuals in Erie County seeking WIB assistance in upgrading job skills and finding employment.
Grand Island Town Board: Gus Macker on agenda
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
A possible second edition of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament may tip off on Grand Island Boulevard in June.
Grand Island: New library director finds Island a welcoming place
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Patricia Covley said that she was "very excited about the opportunity" to work as the director of the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Citizen of the Year Awards Committee is planning its 50th annual awards dinner to recognize individuals and businesses that have given greatly to the community and made it a better place to live, work and play.
Grand Island native earns Junior Sailor of the Year
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Eley from Grand Island, serving aboard the USS Bulkeley, earned Junior Sailor of the Year for 2015.
Grand Island Board of Education: Teachers praise district's new iPad initiative
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Teachers and administrators say a new teaching project underway in Grand Island Central School District is having a transformational impact on students in second grade.
Higgins supports Buffalo's application for 'SMART Cities' challenge
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is backing a federal grant application submitted by the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC), in partnership with the City of Buffalo, Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Beyond Traffic: The SMART City Challenge."
Obit: Mary Lorraine 'Lorry' Kehoe
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 04:15 pm
Mary Lorraine "Lorry" Kehoe passed away Jan. 22, 2016.
'PUCKer Up' with Buffalo Sabres for Valentine's Day at SPCA adoption event
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day early this year. "PUCKER Up with the Buffalo Sabres" when you meet some of your favorite players from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the SPCA Serving Erie County, 205 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda
Properties OK'd for inclusion in agricultural district
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:05 am
Thursday afternoon, the full Erie County Legislature voted in favor of adding approximately 40 properties on Grand Island in an agricultural district.
Grand Island Board of Education hears proposal for video screen
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:05 am
School board trustees were briefed last Monday on a proposal to present the story of the founders of the Grand Island school district on a modern video screen.
Grand Island Town Board: Long Range Planning Committee reinstituted
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The wheels are in motion to draft a new town master plan.
Poloncarz reminds Erie County homeowners of property tax cap freeze credit program rebate checks
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 12:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reminds Erie County homeowners to be on the lookout for rebate checks that are being issued this week as part of the state's property tax cap freeze credit program.
Poloncarz provides Erie County support to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, along with numerous county commissioners and employees, today joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to affix his signature to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge.
Poloncarz issues executive order establishing opioid task force
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed into effect the 14th executive order of his administration, ordering the establishment of an opioid epidemic task force to coordinate a response to the opioid crisis sweeping across Erie County.
Ramblin' Lou Schriver passes away
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 07:50 pm
"Ramblin' Lou" Schriver, often called "WNY's Father of Country Music," passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Grand Island Garden Walk planned for 2016
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island is one of the few remaining nearby towns without an established yearly garden walk.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: King given honorary canon
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 11:00 am
Episcopal Bishop William Franklin gave the Rev. Earle King of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church and four other priests the title of honorary canon at an evensong on Jan. 6 at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.
Islander receives award
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 11:00 am
Tom Thompson of Grand Island was presented the James Quinn award for service to agriculture during 2015 by the New York State Farm Bureau.
Ray Pauley receives Fire Chief's Award for 52 years of active service
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 11:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. has recognized a longtime member of the fire service for going above and beyond.
GI Fire Company installs 2016 officers
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 11:00 am
Newly elected Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray administered the oaths of office to 2016 Grand Island Fire Co. officers Saturday, Jan. 9, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road. Both firematic and administrative offices were sworn to uphold their upcoming community protection duties.
Decision on including farms in agricultural district imminent
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature will decide Jan. 21 whether or not to approve the applications of approximately 40 Grand Island farmers to be part of the Amherst Agricultural District. All approved applications will then be forwarded to the New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets for certification.
New 'Pawn Shop Law' passed
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 11:20 am
The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a local law designed to aid members of law enforcement in the recovery of stolen items sold to pawn brokers and second-hand dealers.
Sandy Beach Yacht Club holds reception
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 11:10 am
Sandy Beach Yacht Club held its 2016 reception for new officers, Saturday, Jan. 2. Standing, from left: Italo Baldassarre, commodore; Dan Brown, vice commodore; Dave Krotz, rear commodore; and Alex Dzadur, fleet captain.
Obit: Francis (Frank) P. Quinn
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 11:00 am
Francis (Frank) P. Quinn, 72, of Grand Island passed away Jan. 10 at The Center For Hospice and Palliative Care in Cheektowaga after a short battle with lung cancer.
Federal grant supports formation of new domestic violence high risk team in Erie County
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 03:55 pm
Acting District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced the formation of a domestic violence high-risk team in Erie County. The HRT is funded in part through a grant program authorized by the U.S. Department of Justice's office on violence against women.
Opportunity for 3 Buffalo startups to compete in 'Launch Pad Pitch' competition at Collision Conference
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
Today, various Western New York entrepreneurial ecosystem leaders announced applications are now open for the Launch Pad PITCH competition in New Orleans. Three Buffalo startups will be selected to compete in the competition.
Above and Beyond: Fire co., ladies auxiliary celebrate 100th birthday of charter member
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 01:00 pm
Members of the Grand Island Fire Co. and the fire company's ladies auxiliary visited Elderwood at Grand Island to wish Elsie Fleischmann a happy 100th birthday. Fleischmann turned 100 Dec. 31.
Erie County: Demolition of building at Nike Base included in grant application
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 10:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Wednesday the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2016 Community Development Block Grant application, including one from the Town of Grand Island.
Grand Island BOE seeks input on superintendent search
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 09:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education is seeking input about the personal qualities, leadership characteristics, experiences, skills and qualifications that residents most value in a new superintendent of schools.
K of C to celebrate anniversary of bingo
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Mary Star of the Sea Council of the Knights of Columbus started hosting Tuesday night bingo on Jan. 15, 2013. At the bingo session next week, Jan. 19, the occasion will be marked by cake and door prizes.
GI Town Board: Nathan McMurray names Jim Sharpe deputy supervisor
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
Newly elected Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray appointed Grand Island Democratic Party chairman Jim Sharpe as deputy supervisor.
Hourihan, Ruocco united in marriage
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:50 pm
Kathleen Cannon Hourihan and Peter Jacob Ruocco were married Nov. 28 in the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo where guests gathered for a reception following the ceremony.
Obit: Patricia Gress
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:45 pm
Patricia Marie (née Leach) Gress, 47, a resident of Grand Island, died unexpectedly Jan. 1, 2016.
'Beat The Champ' bowling show begins on WBBZ
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 10:00 am
"Beat The Champ," a weekly bowling competition showcasing the best bowlers in Western New York, can be seen Saturdays at 4 p.m. starting Jan. 9, with encore presentations Sundays at 11 p.m.
Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women to meet
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, for networking, with dinner at 6 p.m., at The Protocol, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville.
Poloncarz sworn in for second term as Erie County executive
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 12:35 pm
Mark C. Poloncarz was sworn in Friday for his second four-year term as Erie County executive at an event held in the Ceremonial Court House of Old Erie County Hall in the City of Buffalo.
GOP Women's Club holds luncheon
Fri, Jan 1st 2016 07:00 am
The GI GOP Women's Club met for a Christmas Luncheon at the Riverstone Grill at the corner of East River and North Colony roads on Dec. 16.
Obit: Rita Thurnherr
Fri, Jan 1st 2016 07:00 am
Rita A. Thurnherr, 67, from Port Charlotte, Florida, originally born in Buffalo, peacefully passed away at the Tidewell Hospice House Dec. 22, 2015, at 2:20 a.m. after an eight-year battle with lung cancer.
 

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