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Public info meeting set for West River Bike Trail; preferred alternative to be released
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that a public information meeting to outline the preferred alternative for a new bike trail along the West River Parkway will be held Wednesday, July 20, at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
Erie County DA's office: Enhanced DWI patrol nets one arrest on GI
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the sheriff's office's enhanced DWI patrols and checkpoint arrested six operators over the Fourth of July weekend, including one on Grand Island.
Acting Erie County DA announces nearly $2 million state grant to fight gun crime in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:45 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. today joined Mayor Byron W. Brown to announce receipt of a $1.7 million state grant to aid the fight against gun crime.
Island Kids Preschool and PreK: School begins needed expansion
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Soon after Jason and Ann MacClellan opened Island Kids Child Care Center, Preschool and PreK in June of 2013, they saw a surge in demand for their child care services. This summer, they're taking steps to meet the needs of Island families by undertaking a major business expansion.
Island business growth prompts 'Thank you' all through July
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
A local business will spend the entire month of July saying "Thank you" to the Island for supporting its growth and prosperity.
Backlund voted mayor of Say Cheese
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
No candidate in the 2016 political season has dominated the election cycle like Grand Islander Butch Backlund.
GI Garden Walk to take place July 10
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
July 10 marks the day for the first free Grand Island Garden Walk. Plans have been underway for months by a committee of 10 dedicated gardeners. Twenty gardens will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They include a variety of garden styles, plantings and garden decor, ranging from the sophisticated to the whimsical.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: KidBiz 20th anniversary
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:50 pm
Sales were as hot as the weather Saturday for some of the young businesspeople at the 20th annual KidBiz in the Town Commons.
Recent changes in state policy results in thousands more Erie County households eligible for SNAP benefits
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
Erie County residents earning between 130 percent and 150 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program benefits, effective July 1.
FASNY: Leave fireworks to the professionals
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 07:00 am
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the traditional displays of fireworks. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to enjoy a professional fireworks display, rather than attempt to use these dangerous devices themselves.
Chris Jacobs brings 'Thank-A-Vet' to Grand Island
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 07:00 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will bring a "Thank-A-Vet" outreach event to the Nike Base Community Center, located at 3278 Grand Island Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, to issue discount cards to honorably discharged veterans who file their original DD-214 (discharge papers) with the clerk's office.
Grand Island Board of Education: SRPs picket and voice displeasure at lack of contract
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 08:00 am
School district employees picketed on the sidewalk of Ransom Road prior to Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Zonta Club: Islanders attended anti-violence fundraiser
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 07:50 am
Members of the Zonta Club of Grand Island were among Grand Islanders attending the Voices Ending Violence Breakfast on June 10 at the Buffalo Convention Center.
Volunteers clean up Staley Road
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 07:50 am
A volunteer group from Thermo Fisher Scientific cleaned up Staley Road as part of a newly created Adopt-A-Highway program with the Town of Grand Island.
Above and Beyond: Island firefighters receive Allstate 'Helping Hand' grant
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports the Grand Island Fire Co. is the recipient of the 2016 "Hands in the Community" award through the Mastantuono Allstate Agency.
Gentlemen, start your lawn mowers!
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 03:40 pm
Saturday was perfect weather to get out and mow the lawn or watch the greatest spectacle in lawn mowing: the Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, held on West River Parkway between Long Road and Sunset Drive.
Erie County DA: History-making first assistant wins award
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 10:50 am
There weren't many women working at the Erie County District Attorney's Office when First Assistant Donna Milling arrived, but she wasn't deterred. Her hard work and determination helped her rise to the top and, after 29 years, she is being honored with yet another award.
Poloncarz appoints Michel commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 10:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of James Michel Jr. to the position of Erie County commissioner of Central Police Services.
June household hazardous waste collection event serves over 1,000 households
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 10:50 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning announced 1,097 households participated in the June 18 household hazardous waste collection event at Erie Community College South Campus - the second such collection event held this year.
GI Garden Walk to take place July 10
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 07:00 am
July 10 marks the day for the first free Grand Island Garden Walk. Plans have been underway for months by a committee of 10 dedicated gardeners.
Grand Island CSD: Ribbon cut on new transportation center
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
Along-awaited improvement to the Grand Island Central School District's Transportation Department arrived Tuesday with the grand opening of the new Jack Burns Transportation Center.
KidBiz set for June 25
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:00 am
The 20th annual KidBiz Sidewalk Sale will be held Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grand Island Town Commons.
Grand Island Lions Club: Installation and Awards Banquet held
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 06:30 pm
The Grand Island Lions held their 60th annual installation of officers and awards banquet June 8, at the Radisson Inn Grand Island.
Thompson indicted, arraigned on election law violations
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 06:25 pm
Rus Thompson was indicted and arraigned on charges of violating election law Thursday.
Tonawanda traveler advisory
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:10 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced a new high-intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) signal is scheduled to be activated on Route 324 (Sheridan Drive) in the Town of Tonawanda.
Free fishing clinic, firefighting demonstration planned for Chestnut Ridge Park
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:05 pm
The Erie County departments of Parks, Recreation and Forestry and Emergency Services, in conjunction with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, have announced a day of free family fun happening Saturday, June 25.
Poloncarz statement on lead hazard reduction funding grant approval
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 11:15 am
Poloncarz said, "The fight against lead in Erie County just got a big shot in the arm with the announcement of these grant funds and accompanying healthy homes funds, and I thank Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand for securing these funds and providing this big boost."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kiddos Korner welcomed with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island business owner Crystal Harding said she loves the location of her 2-year-old business, calling it "homey," which is only natural considering the business is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood.
Cuomo announces $6.5 million I-190 resurfacing project on Grand Island
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $6.5 million pavement resurfacing project on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) on Grand Island is scheduled to begin.
Grand Island: Gus Macker weekend a slam dunk
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:10 pm
Corey McGowan said he is ready to run another hoops tourney right away following the weekend's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
Miracle League inducts 3 into Hall of Fame
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:05 pm
During Opening Day ceremonies Sunday in Veterans Park, the Miracle League of Grand Island and WNY inducted the first three players into the Miracle League Hall of Fame.
Father's Day Lawn Mower Races June 18
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:05 pm
The committee organizing the annual Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Run/Walk meet to plan the event, which will take place Saturday, June 18, on the West River Parkway.
Can you help: Craniofacial Center of WNY
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 04:50 pm
On Monday, July 18, the Miles For Smiles Organization will host its 13th annual wine tasting fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. on the waterfront at AcQua Restaurant & Banquets, 2192 Niagara St., Buffalo.
Household hazardous waste collection event comes to ECC South
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with the Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management Board and Erie Community College, are preparing for a household hazardous waste collection event to be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the ECC South Campus in Orchard Park.
Poloncarz appoints Karen King executive director of Erie County Commission on Status of Women
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of Karen King to the position of executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans presented
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 10:55 am
During Memorial Day ceremonies at DeGlopper Park on Monday, hundreds of Islanders who paid their respects during the town's annual event heard the official unveiling of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans.
Grand Island: Friends purchase carts for library, bikes for raffle
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Friends of Grand Island Memorial Library have purchased three new book carts for the library, as well as two bikes that will be raffled to lucky summer readers.
Grand Island Lions Club: Peace Poster Contest winners honored
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The May 25 Grand Island Lions Club meeting was held in honor of the winners in the 2015-16 Peace Poster Contest. The theme for the contest was "Share Peace."
Islander appointed music director of NYC choir
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island native Malcolm J. Merriweather has been appointed music director of one of New York City's leading choruses.
Island of Hope: Meet honorary survivors/caregivers Sarah and Natalie Stanczyk
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Natalie Stanczyk, 47, and her daughter Sarah, 22, readily express optimism. Even cancer could not dampen their enthusiasm for living. After Sarah was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, stage 3B, she told her mother, "Don't worry. It's the best cancer to have."