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Town of Grand Island budget: Interest rate spike driving factor behind tax cap override
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The proposed town tax cap override in the 2023 budget is being driven by a large increase in interest rates on $24 million borrowed by the town over a number of years. This includes $12 million borrowed to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, explained Pam Barton, supervising accountant for the Town of Grand Island.
A big slice of success: John's Pizza & Subs marks 40 years in business
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The Dispatch checked in on John's Pizza & Subs owners Gene Mongan and Kurt Raepple as their business was coming off a giant lake-effect snowstorm and into a busy holiday week.
New York State Parks announces annual employee awards
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 11:10 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced its annual employee awards, which recognize outstanding work on behalf of the New York state park and historic site system. The awards included the L.L. Huttleston Executive Award, the agency's highest honor, given to a senior manager; the first Waletzky Award for Environmental Stewardship; and the agency's top peer recognition, the Maple Leaf Award.
'Turkey Trot' supports Grand Island Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 10:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation said it appreciates the generosity of the teachers, administrators, students and parents who donated food as part of the "Elementary School Turkey Trot" event that was held at the Grand Island High School Track on Nov. 5. 
New twists, surprises for families attending GNBC's 'The Nutcracker' this year
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 09:40 am
For three generations and counting, the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker" has been a holiday staple in Niagara County. That tradition continues this year, but with a few fun additions.
Hochul announces RFP to redevelop Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a request for proposals to redevelop the building known as Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, an approximately 550,000-square-foot building that has been vacant for years.
Holiday anxiety ... let it go!
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 09:55 pm
Tools to help you and your family cope with stressors brought on by the holidays will be shared during a free, live webinar hosted by Parent Network of WNY titled, "Holiday Anxiety and how to Let It Go" presented by Joe Clem, LMFT/BCBA, at 6 p.m. Dec. 1.
Ryan announces distribution of free home weatherization kits
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 09:55 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced his office will be offering free National Fuel weatherization kits at several Buffalo & Erie County Public Library branches next week.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee to meet Dec. 9
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 09:55 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public. Its agenda will include a review on progress of existing delayed projects awarded by the committee.
GI Town Board approves detailed site plan, PUD for Radisson
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:05 am
The Grand Island Town Board signed off on an amended version of Local Law No. 7 at its work session last week. The measure allows for board approval of a detailed site plan and Planned Unit Development designation for the Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island complex at Whitehaven and east River roads.
Obituary: Shirley Luther
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:00 am
Shirley (nee Kreger) Luther, age 98, of Grand Island, died Nov. 18, 2022.
Hunt Real Estate, Grand Island High School team up to support Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:00 am
The seasons of our lives change as readily as the weather. Sometimes, Rebecca Simpson said, we need help, and, at other times, it is our turn to offer the assistance.
Grand Island Memorial Library news and events
Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 06:40 pm
Here's what coming up at the Grand Island Memorial Library at 1715 Bedell Road:
The Summit Federal Credit Union to support those in need this holiday season through FeedMore's 'Plates of Thanks'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 11:25 am
For the 10th year, The Summit Federal Credit Union is supporting those in need in the region this holiday season by supporting FeedMore's "Plates of Thanks" initiative.
State emergency response assets, personnel demobilize following historic winter storm
Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 07:10 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the state's emergency operations center, deployed emergency response assets, and agency personnel, were demobilizing following a record-breaking winter storm that dumped 80 inches of snow in Orchard Park, breaking the state's 24-hour snowfall total record.
ECDOH: Early reports from CDC show current flu vaccine is good match against circulating influenza viruses
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 03:10 pm
Wondering if it's worth getting a flu vaccine? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data indicate that the 2022-23 influenza season flu vaccine formulations are a good match to protect against the currently circulating flu viruses.
Michael H. Kooshoian chosen to fill vacant seat in Erie County Legislature
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 01:20 pm
On Thursday, Nov. 17, Michael H. Kooshoian was sworn-in to represent the 3rd District of the Erie County Legislature. Democrats in the district chose Kooshoian to replace Lisa M. Chimera, following her appointment to deputy county executive. The legislature's Democratic caucus approved Kooshoian unanimously.
Hochul updates New Yorkers on state response to historic winter storm that brought more than 6 feet of snow
Sun, Nov 20th 2022 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sunday updated New Yorkers following the historic winter storm that buried upstate communities in the Buffalo and Watertown areas with more than 6 feet of snow since Thursday evening.
Grand Island High School recognized for recent food drive
Sat, Nov 19th 2022 07:00 am
This fall, Grand Island High School students have organized several food drives, to benefit both the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation and FeedMore WNY. One of those recent food drives was titled "Huddle for Hunger with the Buffalo Bills!"
AAA asks drivers to obey driving bans & advisories: Winch calls up 151% in Buffalo
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 05:20 pm
Severe winter weather is hitting parts of Western and Central New York today, namely the Buffalo and Watertown regions. AAA Orchard Park and Watertown offices are closed today, while AAA crews have been busy responding to road service calls amid wintry conditions.
FASNY says 'Keep it clear': Uncover your hydrants & ventilation pipes from snow
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 10:25 am
Inches of snow are predicted to fall well into the weekend in Western and Central New York, leaving cars and sidewalks buried. The coming snowfall may also leave potentially life-saving equipment hidden - your fire hydrant and home ventilation systems.
Attorney General James warns against price-gouging with major snowstorm
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 09:10 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday issued an alert reminding consumers and businesses in Western New York and the North Country against price-gouging amid the snowstorm and declared state of emergency.
UBMD Physicians issue winter health safety recommendations for snowstorm
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 09:10 am
Physicians throughout UBMD Physicians' Group practices warn to prepare for the winter storm and take precautions to stay safe.
Catholic Health closings
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 08:20 am
All Catholic Health and Trinity Medical physician practices and clinics in Erie County (only) are closed. All Niagara County practices are open as usual. All Catholic Health laboratory service centers are closed.
Snow-vember: Erie County provides update, map for state of emergency
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 08:05 am
The State of Emergency from Erie County remains in effect.
Erie County issues state of emergency declaration & travel ban
Thu, Nov 17th 2022 08:10 pm
With a massive winter storm predicted to cause hazardous road conditions, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz issued a state of emergency declaration starting at 8 p.m. This declaration will be in effect until further notice.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Thu, Nov 17th 2022 09:35 am
Winter weather is in the forecast, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
The Land Conservancy names Jon Kaledin new executive director
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 04:15 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has named Jon Kaledin as its new executive director, effective Jan. 9, 2023. He will succeed longtime Executive Director Nancy Smith.
The Salvation Army is looking to fill thousands of volunteer opportunities
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:55 pm
During the next couple of weeks, Salvation Army locations throughout the region will kick off their annual "red kettle fundraisers" and Christmas assistance programs. These programs will provide local families and individuals in need with food, clothing and presents under the Christmas tree for their children.
This week: Drop-off sites open for Operation Christmas Child
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:55 pm
As the Thanksgiving season approaches, many families and children are giving thanks and giving back - to children in need around the world through Operation Christmas Child.
Chimera and Zonta Club of Kenmore begin month of activism
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:15 pm
The Zonta Club of Kenmore kicked-off a month of activism for women by welcoming Deputy County Executive Lisa M. Chimera to its monthly business meeting on Nov. 2. Chimera spoke to the needs of local women and the county's efforts to meet these needs. There was also discussion on advocacy, and what actions Zonta members could take to address these needs.
Vietnam veteran honored posthumously at local service
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:50 am
Daniel Morano's family said service to others was a big part of his life, both in the military and in his civilian life.
Witness to History: World War II: Bud Long's story, part II
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:45 am
The late Bud Long served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II as an airplane mechanic. This is the second part of his recollections of his experiences during World War II.
Erie County Medical Center named in nation's Top 100 Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:15 am
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. recently announced it is one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, a leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.
Duncan Kirkwood visits GIHS
Sat, Nov 5th 2022 11:10 am
Last Thursday, Grand Island High School PTSA sponsored a schoolwide visit by resilience speaker Duncan Kirkwood. With high energy and personal stories, Duncan talked about the power of resilience - and how passion, perseverance, kindness and purpose lead to success.
Grand Island sets Veterans Day ceremony
Sat, Nov 5th 2022 11:05 am
The Town of Grand Island cordially invites veterans, family members and friends to attend the Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall in Veterans Park, 1717 Bedell Road.
Grand Island's T's Dry Bar offers self-care & fun
Sat, Nov 5th 2022 11:00 am
At 22 years old, cosmetologist Theresa West is a business owner, doing the work that she loves most.
Western New York Independent Living offers free rides to polls for voters with disabilities
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 03:20 pm
Continuing the community service it has offered for years, the Western New York Independent Living Family of Agencies is enabling citizens with disabilities to participate in the electoral process by offering free, curb-to-curb rides in its vans - one standard and one wheelchair-lift-equipped - to polling places in Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties.
ECDOH, Kaleida Health alert community to triple threat of pediatric respiratory illnesses
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 03:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and Kaleida Health are alerting local residents of a surge in pediatric respiratory illnesses.
Higgins joins Viridi to highlight more than doubling of battery manufacturing operations at Buffalo facility
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Viridi Chairman and CEO Jon M. Williams to highlight the Buffalo company's role as a national green energy sector leader.
 

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