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Rochester man pleads guilty for slashing convenience store clerk's tires during blizzard and stabbing two victims in separate incident
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 23-year-old Saquan P. Young of Rochester pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of criminal mischief in the third degree (class "E" felony) and two counts of assault in the third degree (class "A" misdemeanors).
Free Mental Health First Aid trainings for Erie County residents
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:15 pm
Erie County will host the first of many Mental Health First Aid trainings in Buffalo this spring: on Saturday, April 15, at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium, and on Saturday, May 6, at the Frank E. Merriweather Library.
Ryan receives award from American-Irish Legislators Society
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:10 pm
On Monday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan was awarded the Daniel O'Connell Award at the annual St. Patrick's dinner hosted by the American-Irish Legislators Society of New York.
Attorney General James, Poloncarz, Brown offer tips for this tax season
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 10:10 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown today continued their efforts to protect and inform New Yorkers by offering tips and information on various resources available this tax season.
Morinello to sponsor blood drive on Grand Island
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 02:20 pm
As part of Red Cross Month, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello is sponsoring a blood drive, hosted by the American Red Cross, from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Grand Island Firehall, 2275 Baseline Road.
Hochul announces dedicated outreach team to connect east Buffalo residents with programs & services
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $500,000 has been awarded to a local human services agency to conduct community and direct, door-to-door outreach to households in the east Buffalo community to help residents access government benefits, services and programs.
Century 21 Winklhofer announces sales affiliate as recipient of 2022 Grand Centurion Producer Award
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 12:50 pm
Amy Winklhofer, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Winklhofer, announced Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliate Geraldine Andolina with the Century 21 Grand Centurion Producer award following their successful 2022 sales totals.
Early morning house fire awakes Grand Island fire volunteers
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 11:35 am
At 2 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, Grand Island firefighters were awoken to the tones of a structure fire at a residential home on Grand Island.
Patrick P. Lee Foundation announces new mental health scholarships at Canisius College, Daemen University
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 11:00 am
The Patrick P. Lee Foundation is partnering with Canisius College and Daemen University to address the local mental health workforce shortage by providing scholarships to students pursuing graduate level degrees in clinical mental health counseling and social work.
Women's March
Sat, Mar 11th 2023 07:00 am
It's finally the home stretch to warmer weather and lighter days, with the clocks moving forward and the official first day of spring on the 20th. March is known for all things Irish, Lenten fish frys, St. Joseph's Day feasts, epic basketball tournaments, and so many other social events as the city begins to unthaw. However, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize March as Women's History Month.
Obituary: Helen R. Utz
Sat, Mar 11th 2023 07:00 am
Retired Grand Island Central School District Clerk Helen R. Utz passed away peacefully at home on March 3, 2023. She was 92. Helen was born Aug. 11, 1930 in Buffalo.
Zonta names 2023 Yellow Rose recipients
Sat, Mar 11th 2023 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected three outstanding women to receive the 2023 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community. The club honors women whose talent, dedication, determination and caring hearts have both made a difference in the lives of others and inspired a new generation to achieve to their greatest potential.
Nike Base open house features variety of activities for all ages
Sat, Mar 11th 2023 07:00 am
At the age of 12, Kisa is enjoying her retirement.
Harris discusses preliminary school budget
Sat, Mar 11th 2023 07:00 am
Both inflation and an expected increase in state aid will be factors in the process of crafting a final 2023-24 budget, said Dr. Rubie Harris, assistant superintendent for business and finance, speaking after the Grand Island Board of Education's first budget input session on Feb. 13.
Scotty Bowman Showcase slated for April 10
Thu, Mar 9th 2023 07:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the 17th Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Monday, April 10, at KeyBank Center.
Hochul announces $13.3 million for construction of emergency & permanent supportive housing
Thu, Mar 9th 2023 07:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $13.3 million has been awarded to help expand and preserve emergency and permanent supportive housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Funding was awarded to projects that will create 51 apartments in the Bronx and a new 80-bed emergency shelter for families in Erie County. Funding was also awarded to help make repairs to existing emergency shelters in Oneida and Chautauqua counties.
Higgins & Huizenga lead push for 'Greater Commitment from Canada on Great Lakes'
Thu, Mar 9th 2023 07:50 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Bill Huizenga (MI-04) are leading an effort to encourage the government of Canada to "strengthen its commitment to protecting and investing in the Great Lakes."
Erie County Fair camp application deadline is May 10
Thu, Mar 9th 2023 07:50 pm
Looking for a summer camp? How about Erie County Fair Camp, a two-and-a-half-day county fair experience for children ages 8-10 and an accompanying parent/guardian.
Red Jacket Award nominations now open
Thu, Mar 9th 2023 07:50 pm
The Buffalo History Museum is seeking nominations for its annual Red Jacket, Daniel B. Niederlander and Owen B. Augsburger awards. The three accolades recognize local leaders and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the community. The deadline for submissions is April 3.
Higgins pays tribute to fallen Buffalo firefighter Jason Arno
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:00 pm
On the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins honored the service of City of Buffalo firefighter Jason Arno, who lost his life in the line of duty while fighting a fire in downtown Buffalo on March 1.
Erie County Cancer Services Program extends outreach to volunteer & career firefighters during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and the Erie County Cancer Services Program (CSP) are extending cancer screening education to firefighters.
Celebrate spring at Botanical Gardens with flowers & Stitch Buffalo
Tue, Mar 7th 2023 01:40 pm
The Botanical Gardens will be bursting with color this spring during a Western New York spring tradition: the spring flower exhibit, presented by M&T Bank. From March 18 through April 16, more than 30,000 bulbs will be on display, as well as fragrant shrubs and flowers of various kinds.
Ortt, Tenney & Morinello visit CBP stations along northern border to 'highlight need for greater investment'
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 10:15 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt joined Congresswoman Claudia Tenney and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Friday, visiting the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stations in Grand Island to examine first-hand what his team called "the challenges our CBP agents are facing at the northern border."
St. Timothy Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor
Sat, Mar 4th 2023 07:00 am
The Rev. Adam Arends grew up in Minnesota as the son of a Lutheran pastor, James Arends, who retired as bishop of the LaCrosse, Wisconsin-area synod in 2020.
Grand Island: State aid for schools expected to increase for 2023-24 school year
Sat, Mar 4th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District anticipates receiving $1.96 million in foundation aid for the 2023-24 school year, an increase of 14.7% over the 2022-23 school year, said Dr. Rubie Harris, assistant superintendent for school business and finance. Two programs that are anticipated to receive increases in state funding are the universal prekindergarten program and a new state program initiative called "high impact tutoring."
Rotary Club of Grand Island launches shoe drive fundraiser to raise money for good causes
Sat, Mar 4th 2023 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island ( is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser now through April 24 to raise funds for scholarships, family justice and trail enhancements. The club will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes.
2023 scholarship opportunities for Grand Island women
Sat, Mar 4th 2023 07:00 am
Zonta Club of Grand Island is offering two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to Grand Island women looking to advance their careers.
'It's Memory Loss. Now What?': Free conference in Niagara Falls on March 15
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 09:40 am
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will host a free conference titled "It's Memory Loss. Now What?" for Niagara County residents on Wednesday, March 15.
Higgins: $117,540 in AmeriCorps funding for Field & Fork Network
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant awarded to Field and Fork Network totaling $117,540. Funded by AmeriCorps, the grant supports six AmeriCorps VISTA members serving with Field and Fork to combat poverty and address food insecurity in the Western New York community.
Just Buffalo Literary Center leadership transition ushers in new era of community-building work
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 08:55 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center's board of directors announced a planned leadership transition that will take place as of July 1. Current Executive Director Laurie Dean Torrell will retire after 20 years of service, with Artistic and Associate Executive Director Barbara Cole assuming the role of executive director in addition to her duties as artistic director - ushering in a new era of community-building work.
ECMC, Tim Hortons partner to support frontline care services
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
For a fifth consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution's frontline care services, raising $146,745 during the campaign that ran Sept. 19-25.
DEC issues guidance to avoid coyote conflicts
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued guidance to help prevent conflicts between people and coyotes. Coyote sightings are likely to increase in the coming months, and DEC encourages New Yorkers to be aware of the potential for conflicts and follow DEC guidelines to prevent negative encounters.
US Small Business Administration to offer federal assistance to residents & businesses in Western New York impacted by late-December blizzard
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer federal assistance to New Yorkers in Western New York affected by Winter Storm Elliott in late December. Residents and businesses in Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara and Wyoming counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest loans to aid in their recovery from this historic storm, which devastated the entire region over the Christmas holiday.
Buffalo-area leaders & elected officials endorse Hochul's New York Housing Compact following WNY roundtable
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul hosted a community roundtable with local leaders and elected officials in Buffalo to discuss the New York Housing Compact - what her team called a "comprehensive strategy announced in the fiscal year 2024 executive budget to address New York's housing crisis and build 800,000 new homes in the next decade.
Ice at Canalside free skating weekend extension
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, is extending the skating season by opening the first weekend of March.
Election 2023: Chrissy Casilio announces campaign for Erie County executive
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 05:20 pm
Lifelong Erie County resident, small business owner and community leader Chrissy Casilio announced her campaign for Erie County Executive on Monday.
Pisanki and butter lamb classes offered by Am-Pol Eagle
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 09:55 am
As part of its Polish cultural enhancement series, the Am-Pol Eagle is offering a pisanki class. Learn the art of writing Polish Easter eggs using a kistka (stylus) and bee's wax.
Mardi Gras at the Golden Age Center features music, food and fun
Sat, Feb 25th 2023 07:00 am
Mardi Gras on the evening of Feb. 21 at the Grand Island Golden Age Center in the Nike Base featured a traditional pancake supper and music with Charlie Morris of Niagara Falls, who played piano, steel drum and harmonica as a one-man band.
Hochul requests major disaster declaration from Biden to secure assistance for communities impacted by December storm
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has requested a major disaster declaration from President Joe Biden to support the ongoing recovery of communities impacted by the late-December storm, which caused historic blizzard conditions in Western New York, as well as significant coastal flooding on Long Island.
Higgins: $7 million for Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 01:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $7 million in federal funding, made possible through the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law," for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The award will be used to support upgrades to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in the venue terminal.

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