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Morinello teams up with American Red Cross to sponsor blood drive & Hands-Only CPR event
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 06:45 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello will sponsor a blood drive from 1-6 p.m., and two Hands Only CPR classes at 2:15 and 3 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Adam's Fire Co. Station No. 1 (7113 Nash Road, North Tonawanda).
State legislators announce major investments in housing for Buffalo
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:10 am
Members of the New York State Legislature and Buffalo Common Council joined housing advocates and other community stakeholders Tuesday to announce details of the fiscal year 2024-25 state budget.
Celebration of life for Chie Doring
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 03:40 pm
The family of Chie Doring invites you to a noon celebration of life set for Saturday, May 4, at St. Martin in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, Grand Island.
Erie County District Attorney's Office observes National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 02:00 pm
In observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 21-27, 2024), Acting District Attorney Michael J. Keane reminds residents that the work of the district attorney's office has a dual focus: the pursuit of justice and providing supportive services to the victims of crime in Erie County.
St. Stephen's Old Church: The road from church to community center
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 07:00 am
The transformation is well underway for St. Stephen's Old Church building to become the Grand Island Cultural Center (GICC).
Adrian's Custard & Beef opening: A rite of spring
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
There's no question that Adrian's Custard & Beef is a popular seasonal restaurant for Grand Islanders. In fact, plenty of customers wish they'd be open year-round.
GICSD: Graham offers guidance on youth substance abuse
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
The legacy of Dr. Brian Graham, Ed.D., now in his eighth school year as Grand Island's superintendent of schools, could easily be that of "The Great Communicator," as he truly believes communication is key to educating students and parents about issues in society today.
Grand Island Nature Alliance focuses on community's natural resources
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
Grand Island's undeveloped land provides a home to a wide variety of wildlife, said Michelle Lockett, who has been coordinating events for the Grand Island Nature Alliance, a group formed a year ago.
Aldi plans progressing well, Marston says
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
Plans are proceeding well in getting an Aldi supermarket on the south end of Grand Island, Supervisor Peter Marston recently said in an interview with the Island Dispatch.
Garcia announces Grand Island Town Board run
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:35 pm
Jose Garcia has announced his candidacy for the Grand Island Town Board in the Nov. 5 special election to fill the remaining one year for the council seat vacated when Peter Marston took office as town supervisor.
Annual GIHS PTSA plant sale takes root
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:35 pm
April showers bring May flowers. So does the Grand Island High School PTSA plant sale!
Dare to Dream Ranch offers help for veterans
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:30 pm
Recently, Island Ship Center (ISC) had the humbling honor to create a banner for our dear friend, guest, and client, Tonya Hollederer, to honor her daughter, actively-serving U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Kaitlyn Hollederer, and her late son, Cory Zaranek, who passed away as a result of traumatic mental health issues after serving our country as an 11-year veteran corpsman in the U.S. Navy.
Island Ship Center: It's our 18th anniversary
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:30 pm
Island Ship Center (ISC) celebrated its 18th anniversary on April 5.
Erie County Department of Environment and Planning to hold awards program at Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced an award ceremony at 5 p.m. Monday April 22, at an Earth Day celebration at the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion (1100 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo).
Grand Island Radisson sale draws interest
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 01:10 pm
As discussions continue with the Grand Island Town Board for a planned unit development rezoning at Whitehaven and East River roads - with up to 316 residential units under consideration - one lingering question among neighboring Island residents remains, "What is going on with the Radisson?"
State legislators announce major investment in artificial intelligence at University at Buffalo
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 08:40 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Karen McMahon announced the fiscal year 2024-25 state budget will include $250 million to establish Empire AI, a state-owned research and computing facility at the University at Buffalo that will expand the use of artificial intelligence across New York. In addition to the $250 million state investment, SUNY will contribute $25 million to the program over a 10-year period.
Erie County growers receiving November 2022 winter storm grants; agriculture plan being updated
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 08:40 pm
Erie County growers are receiving much-needed help from Erie County in recovering from the historic November 2022 winter storm, which left up to 7 feet of snow in spots across the county and severely impacted farms and agribusinesses.
BestSelf Behavioral Health selects Unapologetic Coffee for new location
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 12:05 pm
BestSelf Behavioral Health announced it has partnered with locally owned Unapologetic Coffee to serve its products in a space on the first floor of its new headquarters and future home of the Scott Bieler Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at BestSelf. All are slated to open this summer.
Catholic Charities provides hope
Wed, Apr 17th 2024 06:30 pm
The need today is real - and Catholic Charities is, as it has been for the last century, here to meet the challenge. hope is central to the work we do every day. hope for our neighbors when they are homeless, hungry, in need or troubled. Everything starts with hope, thanks to the generosity and support of those who give through the annual Appeal.
Niagara County Legislator Jeffrey Elder announces run for 145th Assembly District
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 04:20 pm
Niagara County Legislator Jeffrey Elder announced his candidacy for the New York State Assembly in the 145th District. Elder is a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and brings over four decades of public service to his run for the State Assembly.
'AAA Great Battery Roundup' for Earth Day
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 02:50 pm
It's time to clean out your garage! Held in conjunction with Earth Day, the "AAA Great Battery Roundup" is designed to encourage motorists to take old automotive or marine lead-acid batteries to a local collection point where they can be safely recycled and formed into new batteries.
These bugs bite: Protect yourself and your pets against ticks
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 02:10 pm
Imagine a monster that swells to three times its normal size as it feasts on human and animal blood. It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but it describes what happens when a tick attaches itself to its victim's skin. Even worse, as the tick hangs on, it can transmit bacteria that can cause severe illness.
DiNapoli: Environmental Facilities Corp. faces significant funding backlog for essential water infrastructure projects
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 10:25 am
New York State's Environmental Facilities Corp. (EFC) has provided financing for over 2,000 essential local water infrastructure projects totaling more than $23.7 billion since 1990, but the estimated capital improvement needs for water and sewer projects far exceeds this amount, and tens of billions of dollars in local projects remain in the pipeline, according to a report by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Erie County Department of Environment and Planning partnering with GreenSheen for paint-only collection event
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 10:25 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning is again partnering with paint recycling company GreenSheen to offer a no-cost paint collection event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Williamsville. All Erie County residents are welcome to bring as much paint as you can fit in the car - and even the cans will be recycled!
Erie County Parks Department announces full season of ranger programs, return of 'Pints in the Park'
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 12:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced a full schedule of activities for 2024 including numerous ranger walks and hikes in the park ranger program, along with the return of the popular "Pints in the Park" series.
'Talk, Test, Treat': STI Awareness Week is April 14-20
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 12:25 pm
"Talk, Test, Treat": These three simple steps can have a powerful impact on your health. During STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) Week, the Erie County Department of Health encourages people to take three simple actions - "Talk, Test, Treat" - to protect their health and their partners' health.
'Party on the Portico' returns to Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 11:15 am
The Buffalo History Museum announces the return of its "Party on the Portico" summer concert series, taking place from 6-9 p.m. on "M&T Third Fridays": June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16.
Chasing totality!
Sat, Apr 13th 2024 07:00 am
On April 8, the sky was overcast, and it looked as if it would remain that way for the entire day. My nephew, Devin, who had brought his family to Grand Island from California to view the eclipse, was busy with his efforts to find the best place to view the eclipse. He checked the radar the day before the eclipse, and he recommended that we travel west toward Ohio.
Eclipse: Adams Fire Co. boosted by Weaver's support
Sat, Apr 13th 2024 07:00 am
Adams Fire Co. got a big boost for its eclipse planning and logistics from Bob Weaver Motorsports & Marine Inc. this past week.
'Concrete' progress on overpass
Sat, Apr 13th 2024 07:00 am
Good news for commuters! There's a "concrete" time frame for completion of the Thruway overpass at Exit 18B on Grand Island.
White House announces $113 million in grants to New York to make transportation infrastructure more resilient to climate change 
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 12:05 pm
The Biden-Harris administration on Thursday announced nearly $113 million grants to five recipients in New York for projects that will help strengthen transportation infrastructure against the worsening effects of climate change.
2 free rabies vaccine drive-thru clinics planned for Erie County's dogs, cats & ferrets in May
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has opened registration for two free rabies vaccine clinics on Saturday, May 11, at the Town of Tonawanda Highway Garage; and Saturday, May 18, at Buffalo Public School 84 near ECMC.
Felon sentenced receives maximum sentence for shooting girlfriend with shotgun inside their apartment
Thu, Apr 11th 2024 02:05 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michel J. Keane announced 36-year-old Christopher L. Walters of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to 25 years to life in prison. He received the maximum possible sentence as a persistent violent felony offender.
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week recognizes critical work of 911 call takers
Thu, Apr 11th 2024 02:00 pm
This week, the Erie County Department of Central Police Services, along with its counterparts throughout the nation, will be participating in National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Grand Island was ready for eclipse
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:30 pm
Grand Island's close encounter with a total solar eclipse went very smoothly regarding traffic and safety, according to Town Supervisor Peter Marston and Highway Superintendent Dick Crawford.
Erie County, partners celebrate Week of the Young Child
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:15 pm
Erie County has geared up to celebrate the Week of the Young Child, an annual event sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children ("NAEYC") and dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early childhood education and the needs of young children and their families.
Erie County Clerk Kearns urges motorists to register as organ donors
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:15 pm
Each year during the month of April, my office is pleased to join Donate Life New York State in celebrating National Donate Life Month in an effort to raise awareness of the lifesaving impact of organ, eye and tissue donation, and honoring those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
FASNY seeks to boost volunteer firefighter recruitment with RecruitNY campaign
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 11:05 am
To kick off its 15th annual RecruitNY weekend, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recently released a survey of New York state residents' perceptions of volunteer firefighters. The results showed 49% of New Yorkers expressed interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter.
Eclipse offers memorable moments
Tue, Apr 9th 2024 11:00 am
The solar eclipse fought its way through the clouds across Western New York on Monday.
Island artists exhibit at NACC
Sat, Apr 6th 2024 11:10 am
Two Grand Island artists are exhibiting works at a show that opens this weekend in Niagara Falls. They are Karen McDonough and Michael Cancilla.

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