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GI Board of Education: Graham notes Trump pick for education secretary
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham sounded a cautionary alarm in reaction to President-elect Donald J. Trump's recent choice for secretary of education.
Neighbors Foundation: Sidway Giving Tree
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School has set up the Giving Tree in the front hall. The tree is a way for Sidway students to give back to their community by bringing in canned food items and by donating $1 to purchase a star.
Historic Alt House recognized
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
The Town of Grand Island's Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented a third plaque in its historic building project on Friday, Nov. 24, at the home of Nicole Gerber and Dave Reilly.
Pillows for Their Head drive underway
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:15 pm
Diane and Rich Gurbacki are collecting pillows for Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz at the Response to Love Center at St. Adalbert's on Buffalo's East Side, 130 Kosciuszko St.
Tonawanda Coke information meeting set for Saturday
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:10 pm
The Grand Island Citizen Science Informational Meeting concerning the Tonawanda Coke soil study will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Grand Island Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.
Grand Island Town Board: NY looking at Share the Road option for parkway
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 pm
Grand Island Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said when he saw Monday's Town Board meeting agenda, "I spent the whole day and the whole weekend preparing for war, preparing for bloodshed."
Grand Island Chiropractic & Notaro Chiropractic donate to Community Missions
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 09:00 am
Tuesday afternoon, Grand Island Chiropractic and Notaro Chiropractic donated two big turkeys for the needy at the Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc.
Public meeting scheduled for Erie County broadband internet study
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced a public meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Erie County Fire Training Academy to discuss the county's broadband internet study.
Aceti's Wine & Spirits celebrating 10 years in business
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Sam Aceti shows a visitor a thick stack of letters he's received over the last 10 years he's been in business with Aceti's Wine & Spirits. Each one is a request for a donation to a charitable cause. They come from nonprofit organizations and foundations.
Thank you for your service: Hair Envy offers vets free haircuts on Veterans Day
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Cathy Fancher of Hair Envy Salon was cutting a Navy veteran's hair last Friday when he recalled how upon coming came back from Vietnam the men were told not to wear their uniforms in the airport.
Shop local on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Grand Island Town Board proclaimed Nov. 26 as Small Business Saturday on the Island.
Thanksgiving dinner for veterans in need
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:20 pm
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to homeless veterans and other needy veterans and their families on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Erie County DPW Commissioner Loffredo announces retirement
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:10 pm
Erie County Department of Public Works Commissioner John Loffredo has announced his intention to retire at the end of January 2017, bringing to a close his five-year tenure as commissioner under the Poloncarz administration.
Report: More than 40 percent of Erie County households struggle to afford basic necessities
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:00 pm
Forty-one percent of households in Erie County struggle to afford basic household necessities, including 26 percent who live above the federal poverty line and whose members are working, according to a report released by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
Holiday festival set to begin
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 03:10 pm
2016 marks the 12th year for what has become a time-honored holiday tradition in Western New York. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg will flip the switch on more than 1 million twinkling lights on a newly expanded drive through route at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.
Home Energy Assistance Program opens for 2016-17 applications
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 04:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is now accepting applications for 2016-17 Home Energy Assistance Program regular benefits, with county officials anticipating increased need and encouraging residents to apply for benefits online to avoid potentially lengthy waits at HEAP offices.
Grand Island: State still prefers Option 3 for West River Connector Trail
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:40 pm
The state is moving ahead with Option 3 of the West River Connector Trail, closing the West River Parkway to motor vehicle traffic.
First historic homes plaque presented
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:30 am
The Town of Grand Island Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented its first historic homes plaque to Susan Myers, 2488 Whitehaven Road, on Saturday, Nov. 5. The plaque reads "Circa 1865."
Light Up the Boulevard on Nov. 19
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:30 am
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the excitement is building for the fifth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities. A joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, this community event will take place Saturday, Nov. 19.
Poloncarz schedules public meetings on proposed 2017 budget
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced two upcoming public presentations of his proposed 2017 Erie County budget designed to give county residents details on what is contained in the proposal and also allow for discussion and questions.
Erie County: Burstein statement on recall of MAD300 mucosal atomization device for naloxone kit
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 03:20 pm
Teleflex Medical, the manufacturer of the MAD300 mucosal atomization device used as part of the naloxone (e.g., "narcan") delivery system by opioid overdose prevention programs across New York, including the Erie County Department of Health and its community partners, has issued a recall notification.
Grand Island: Whitehaven Road striping update
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Highway Superintendent reminded that Whitehaven and Baseline roads are owned by the county and maintained by the Erie County Department of Public Works. The town has no input as to what the county does or their time line in doing it, Jim Tomkins said.
Share the Road plan touted for West River
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
An Island resident is touting another alternative for the West River Connector Trail.
Hardwick announces ag district hearing
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 12:05 pm
The Erie County Legislature will hold a public hearing to gather public input on proposed inclusions of land into existing agricultural districts.
Jacobs reminds snowmobilers to register sleds in Erie County
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 12:05 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs reminded snowmobilers to register their sleds "locally" and avoid the registration rush by mailing in their snowmobile registrations, using the signature green "Renew Local" envelope or doing so at any Erie County Auto Bureau.
Erie County, towns reach new snowplowing agreement
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division has announced a new snowplowing agreement has been reached between Erie County and the association representing over 30 municipalities that contract with the county for snowplowing.
Erie County Parks portfolio grows with acreage acquisition at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 06:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced the acquisition of an additional 10 acres to Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park, one of the county's three such parks along the Buffalo River.
Wild bird, environmental education event to take place
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 07:00 am
A wildlife and nature educational and artwork shopping event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the at the Grand Island Nike Base Community Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Twice-told tale: 2 Lindas, 2 Jims equals 5 decades of friendship
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:05 am
It has been Linda and Jim, and Jim and Linda for more than 50 years - a friendship of two couples that has stood the test of time.
Grand Island Nature Photo Contest underway
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Share your photographs of Grand Island's wildlife and environment in a local photo contest that will feature the animals, trees, insects and plants of the Island.
Hardwick facilitates Grand Island hearing for ag district requests
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that, due to the volume of requests from Grand Island property owners to receive agricultural district status, he has arranged for the hearing to be held in the town. The county is holding the hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road.
Grand Island WWII vet going on Honor Flight
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 07:00 pm
A Grand Island veteran of World War II will get well-deserved recognition for his military service when he boards the Honor Flight on Saturday for the trip of a lifetime.
Grand Island reaches settlement with TWC
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
Councilwoman Bev Kinney announced at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting an agreement with Time Warner that will settle a lengthy impasse.
Erie County urges NY to go forward with 'open road tolling'
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:05 am
The Erie County Legislature's Majority Caucus unanimously approved a resolution in support of upgrading the entire New York State Thruway system to electronic tolls, which would allow motorists to pass through more easily. Cars and trucks would be tolled through a high-speed EZ-Pass system that doesn't require stopping.
Grand Island Board of Education: Study of municipal broadband discussed
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 11:00 am
The Board of Education heard a proposal to fund a study on whether municipal broadband would make sense for Grand Island.
A musical history of the Civil War
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For a tuneful glimpse into the music of the Civil War, mark your calendars for Nov. 3 and plan to be at Historic Trinity Church before the start of the 7 p.m. program.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 19
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the excitement is building for the fifth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities.
GI Lions Club to mark 60th anniversary
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:35 am
For 60 years, Grand Island has had a special friend working on its behalf to create a better life for those less fortunate in the community.
River Lea to look like 'Christmas in Williamsburg'
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:30 am
The Grand Island Historical Society will hold holiday luncheons at the historic River Lea farmhouse in Beaver Island State Park. See River Lea decked out to the theme "Christmas in Williamsburg."
Ribbon-cutting at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens celebrates extensive restoration, kicks off new exhibits
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens President and CEO David Swarts, members of the Botanical Gardens board of directors, members of the Erie County Department of Public Works, elected officials, and gardens enthusiasts Thursday to celebrate a lengthy list of extensive upgrades and improvements to historic houses 2 and 3 with a ribbon-cutting at the site.