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Grand Island Board of Education: Phase 3 of school district's capital project moving forward
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
With two phases of the $58 million capital project nearing completion, the Grand Island Central School District is embarking on another round of improvements to the district.
Grand Island: Drug overdoses on the rise
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
A heroin overdose Wednesday evening brought to four the number of such incidents so far this month the Grand Island Fire Co. has already responded to.
2016 Easter Egg Hunt set for March 25
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Recreation Department will hold the 2016 Easter Egg Hunt rain or shine from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 25, in the Town Commons, next to Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.
DECA students honored at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Nine Grand Island High School students were honored at Monday's Grand Island Board of Education meeting for earning one of the highest awards for DECA seniors.
Above and Beyond: Weekend training continues for Island firefighters, medics
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 07:00 pm
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that 28 Grand Island Fire Co. members, including rookies and cadets, recently completed a four-hour Saturday morning CPR training session at fire headquarters.
Holy Week at Bible Presbyterian Church
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 06:55 pm
Bible Presbyterian Church, 1650 Love Road, will host Dr. Joseph Pipa, president of Greenville Seminary, for Holy Week events.
HEAP outreach extended in Erie County until April 8
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 01:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, will continue to accept applications for regular benefits for the 2015-16 heating season after the New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance authorized an extension of regular HEAP benefits for New York residents who qualify.
Island of Hope: Mothers, daughters honored at Relay For Life Kickoff
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 10:00 am
Four women, two mothers and their daughters, were honored for being both cancer survivors and caregivers at the Grand Island Relay For Life Kickoff.
Masonic Lodge to host annual pancake breakfast
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Eggertsville/Grand Island Masonic Lodge No. 1138 will sponsor its 37th annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at River Oaks Golf Club (corner of Whitehaven and East River roads).
Grand Island: Trapping law debated
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
Before opening a public hearing on a proposed trapping law, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said his goal was to have a dialogue "so that we can really have a conversation. I believe the best ideas come from conversation and dialogue."
Winter parking rules in force through April 1
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
Don't let the mild weather fool you into thinking that the winter parking ordinance is no longer in effect.
Gus Macker OK'd, registration opened
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 11:45 am
Registration for the 2016 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Grand Island is now open following the Grand Island Town Board's approval of plans for the event.
Obit: Yvonne E. Travis
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 11:35 am
Island resident Yvonne E. Travis entered into rest March 7, 2016.
Obit: Scott Vincent Wiesenberg
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 11:35 am
Scott Vincent Wiesenberg, 73, of Henrietta, formerly of Grand Island, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016, at age 73 from aggressive cancer complications.
NYS tax commissioner: Nearly 297,000 Erie County taxpayers can save money by filing their income taxes for free via state website
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:00 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today encouraged the nearly 297,000 eligible taxpayers in Erie County to file both their federal and state tax returns for free from the tax department's website: www.tax.ny.gov.
Poloncarz announces major Erie County lead initiative
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein and Commissioner of Environment and Planning Thomas Dearing to announce a major Erie County commitment of $3.75 million over the next five years to increase lead inspections and remediation across Erie County.
Poloncarz proposes strengthening Erie County ethics law, Board of Ethics
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Tom Loughran (5th District) to unveil a sweeping new proposal to strengthen Erie County's ethics laws and augment the county Board of Ethics through significant and comprehensive changes to the existing ethics laws, which were created in 1989, amended in 1994 and amended again in 2015.
Acting DA Flaherty asks for public's help in rooting out corruption in Erie County
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:10 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. is launching a new way to help crackdown on corruption among public officials.
Heron Pointe starting to worry school district trustees
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:55 am
The Heron Pointe project under construction on Grand Island Boulevard worries Grand Island Board of Education trustees who are concerned with class sizes at Kaegebein Elementary School.
Grand Island BOE to review applications for new superintendent
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:05 am
The Grand Island Board of Education will review applications for its superintendent of schools position and conduct preliminary interviews for a new superintendent March 12.
Pasta Sauce-Off raises $6K for Carly's Club
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
The Pasta Sauce-Off was another big success for its teenage co-founders.
Relay For Life: Crafting for a Cause
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
Visitors to the Golden Age Center at the Nike Base on Whitehaven Road can support the Grand Island Relay For Life through the center's ongoing Crafting for a Cause.
Islander's spirit inspires Love Fest for young adults facing cancer
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
Kali Korzelius lived with the mantra, "I want to bring life to the people." An event in her memory will do both that and raise money for young people with cancer.
Poloncarz introduces local law prohibiting tobacco, e-cigarette sales in Erie County pharmacies
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 04:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a local law regarding the prohibition of the sale of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in pharmacies and licensed health care institutions in Erie County.
Obit: Deborah 'Debbie' M. Henry
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 10:55 am
Deborah "Debbie" M. Henry, 57, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in rural McGregor, Minnesota.
Collins invites VA Secretary McDonald to tour Western New York VA facilities
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 03:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today released the following statement after sending a letter to U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald inviting him to tour the recently embroiled VA health facilities in Western New York and urging the implementation of Lean Six Sigma in order to improve efficiency across VA facilities.
Rare find deepens Buffalo Launch Club's roots
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:50 pm
A barn demolition has yielded a treasure trove of historical "gems" for the archives of the Buffalo Launch Club - records that go back to the club's foundation in 1903.
Roswell Pfohl: The man, the architect, the boater
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:50 pm
Roswell Pfohl didn't have a lot of time for leisure activities amid a busy career as an architect, according to his daughter, Peggy Bauman. But what time he did have, he loved to spend on the local waterways and at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Shoreline sweeps scheduled at Erie County Parks
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:15 pm
Four Erie County parks will be among the two-dozen-plus local sites selected for shoreline sweeps by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper as part of Earth Day cleanup efforts from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 23.
Grand Island Town Board planning reassessment
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 08:00 am
Waterfront properties are seeing some of the greater changes in value leading up to the next townwide revaluation, assessors told the Grand Island Town Board Monday.
Future Transportation Facility called 'one-of-a-kind'
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 08:00 am
The district is eagerly anticipating the opening of its new transportation facility behind Sidway Elementary School.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Todd Santos to MC 50th Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:05 pm
Chief Meteorologist Todd Santos from WIVB-TV Channel 4 will be the master of ceremonies for the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards.
Gus Macker event moved to June 4-5
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:00 pm
The Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament has moved up a week in the schedule to June 4-5.
Obit: George Frederick Brant
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 08:55 pm
George Frederick Brant, age 92, formerly of Grand Island and currently of Findlay, Ohio, died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at his residence.
Billoni: Corey McGowan seeks to build Island awareness as he builds career
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 03:00 pm
Born on St. Patrick's Day 1989 to John and Patricia, Corey McGowan has lived his entire life on Grand Island. A graduate of Huth Road Elementary, Grand Island High School and Buffalo State College, he left a career in business to follow his passion as a promoter and entrepreneur through Corey McGowan Productions.
Golden Age Center: Sweethearts Luncheon makes for Happy Valentine's Day
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 10:30 am
The Sweethearts Luncheon was a romantic way for all of Golden Age Center members to celebrate Valentines Day.
GI Relay For Life to 'Give Cancer the Boot'
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 10:30 am
The Grand Island Relay For Life will look to "Give Cancer the Boot" when the fundraising season kicks into high gear.
Town of Grand Island awaiting traffic speed monitor
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 10:00 am
For some time, the Traffic Safety Advisory Board has been submitting grants to obtain a traffic speed monitor. This would assist drivers to become more aware of their speed by checking their speedometers more often. It would also help them avoid going too fast, especially in populated areas, and also avoid costly tickets.
Local chefs step inside Nickel City competition
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 09:35 am
From Feb. 21 to March 6, chefs from all around Western New York will battle it out on Buffalo's West Side.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Fiebelkorn to chair 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 10:30 am
This year, the president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Eric Fiebelkorn, will chair the 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards, Thursday, April 28, to be held at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa, with the support of the entire Board of Directors participating in order to make it the best year ever.