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Grand Island Fun Center lives up to its name
Sat, Jun 24th 2023 07:00 am
David Glian is marking his 10th year at the helm of the Grand Island Fun Center and, every day, it's still fun to come to work.
Grand Island primary voters to select candidates for supervisor, councilmember, clerk
Sat, Jun 24th 2023 07:00 am
Key Grand Island offices of town supervisor, councilmember and town clerk are on the ballot in this year's Republican and Working Families primaries. There is no Democratic primary for 2023. Early voting is underway, and the primary election is Tuesday, June 27.
Grand Island shares details on 4th of July Parade and Dick Bessel Independence Day Run
Fri, Jun 23rd 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island will hold its 53rd annual 4th of July Parade and 47th annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run on Tuesday, July 4.
Buffalo woman sentenced for injuring state trooper while driving through police blockade at protest
Thu, Jun 22nd 2023 07:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Deyanna J. Davis of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 21/2 years in prison followed by three years of post-release supervision.
'Family FriYay!, several outdoor activities mark official start to summer at Buffalo Waterfront
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 09:05 pm
As summer officially kicks off this week, Be Our Guest, a subsidiary of Rich Entertainment Group, will host "Family FriYay!" among other fun outdoor activities at the Buffalo Waterfront.
Erie County funds air filtration units for licensed day care centers, school-age child care programs, K-12 school health offices
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 12:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has purchased and coordinated delivery of about 1,700 air filtration units for licensed day care centers, school-age child care programs and K-12 school health offices and isolation rooms.
On the fast track: Lawnmower race returns to West River
Mon, Jun 19th 2023 07:00 am
The Father's Day Lawnmower race is once again coming to the West River bike trail from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 18.
Grand Island couple to celebrate 70 years
Sat, Jun 17th 2023 07:00 am
On June 20, 1953, Edward Rayhill and Joanne Decot were married at St. Benedict's R.C. Church in Eggertsville. In 1959, the couple moved to Grand Island, where they raised their four children while Dr. Rayhill built a medical practice with doctors Miller and Sheehan.
Grand Island Little League raises money for Ride for Roswell
Sat, Jun 17th 2023 07:00 am
Air quality on June 7 and 8 was so unhealthy, as a result of the winds that brought in smoke from wildfires in Canada, that Grand Island NY Baseball & Softball (little league) canceled all games.
Artists in tandem: Patty & Michael Cancilla are work, life partners
Sat, Jun 17th 2023 07:00 am
Patty and Michael Cancilla of Grand Island share paths in work and life.
Election 2023: Dan Kilmer announces candidacy for Grand Island Town Board
Sat, Jun 17th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island is a fantastic place to live, and I feel fortunate to be here next to the mighty Niagara River. I am married to Michele (Floro) Kilmer, who's lived on the Island for 24 years, I have four children from a previous marriage, and Michele has two children. We are also proud owners of two dogs: Bravo and Phoebe.
Food Policy Council of Buffalo & Erie County recruits new members to join team
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 01:40 pm
The Food Policy Council of Buffalo and Erie County (Council) is recruiting new board members. Erie County residents who are interested can apply online. New members will be selected for terms beginning July 1, 2023, and Jan. 1, 2024.
Catholic Charities: Approximately $800,000 needed to reach Appeal 2023 goal by June 30
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 08:55 am
With about two weeks left in the annual campaign, Appeal 2023 is just over $813,000 away from reaching its $9.5 million goal by June 30. The annual Appeal in support of Catholic Charities and the "Fund for the Faith" is currently at $8,686,534, or more than 91% raised.
ECDOH: Better health through better understanding as part of Men's Health Month
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:15 pm
June is Men's Health Month, and the Erie County Department of Health is promoting the U.S. Office of Minority Health's (OMH) theme of "Better Health Through Better Understanding." This campaign is intended to encourage boys and men to utilize quality health care services, information and resources to take charge of their overall health.
Postpartum Support International holds annual 'Climb Out of the Darkness'
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:50 am
"Climb Out of the Darkness," the world's largest event raising awareness of pregnancy and postpartum mental health disorders, will hold a regional climb in Buffalo on June 23.
National Grid earns 3 EEI awards for New York emergency response
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
National Grid has been named a recipient of three Edison Electric Institute Emergency Recovery and Response awards, which recognize the company's exceptional emergency storm response and subsequent restoration of electricity service to hundreds of thousands of customers across upstate New York during multiple severe weather events from November 2022 to March 2023.
Nominate a hero: Erie County Fair to honor firefighters, veterans, active military with special ceremonies
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 02:20 pm
The Erie County Fair will honor firefighters, veterans and active military during its 12-day event this August. Daily honorees will be chosen from nominations by the public, and reviewed by a local committee.
DEC announces new 'Next Step' hunting and trapping courses
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 01:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC's hunter education program (HEP) is now offering "Next Step" courses in seven disciplines for those who have completed a hunter education, bowhunter education, or trapper education certification course.
Conway climbing ladder in Navy
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 03:30 pm
U.S. Navy Lt. Carlee Conway has successfully completed the demanding strike fighter training conducted at Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California. The wing flies the F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, which are the same jet platform seen in the recent "Top Gun: Maverick" movie.
Town Board: 'No mow' is a no-go
Sat, Jun 10th 2023 07:00 am
To mow or not to mow - that is the question.
KidBiz takes over Town Commons on June 17
Sat, Jun 10th 2023 07:00 am
As KidBiz celebrates its 25th year on Grand Island, a new crop of students will learn first-hand what it takes to run a business. And the community can show its support for these young entrepreneurs by checking out the products they will sell.
Relay For Life: Tom and Jody Fogarty's story, part II
Sat, Jun 10th 2023 07:00 am
Tom and Jody Fogarty said they had a great deal to process during their cancer experiences and after they had been declared cancer free.
GI Moose Lodge 180 to showcase NASCAR Cup Series racecar
Sat, Jun 10th 2023 07:00 am
Heads-up NASCAR fans: Later this month, you will have opportunity to check out one of the premier vehicles in the 2023 Cup Series, as Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 hosts driver Ross Chastain's No. 1 race car for public viewing.
Rotary Club of Grand Island sets 'Shred-It Day'
Sat, Jun 10th 2023 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island will present its annual Shred-it! event behind KeyBank in the Tops Market plaza parking lot, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17.
Hochul announces public meetings for Kensington Expressway project
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 07:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the next step of the formal public engagement process for the Kensington Expressway project in east Buffalo, which will reunite two sides of the highway that were separated by the structure generations ago.
US Attorney Ross hosts AGAC subcommittee meeting in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 02:55 pm
This week, U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross, a member of Attorney General Merrick Garland's advisory committee (AGAC) and chair of the law enforcement coordination, victim assistance and community relations subcommittee (LEVC), hosted the LEVC meeting in the Western District of New York, which brought U.S. attorneys from across the country to the Buffalo area for two days.
Inspiring speaker at GIHS
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 10:10 am
On Friday, June 2, Dr. Sarah Chamberlain, a postdoctoral associate in the structural biology department at the University at Buffalo Jacob's School of Medicine, came to speak to the AP biology and physics classes at Grand Island High School.
STAY INDOORS: Erie County urges continued precautions as smoke-filled air is expected through Thursday
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 09:30 pm
The latest weather forecasts are predicting very unhealthy air quality conditions to continue through the day tomorrow, Thursday, June 8. The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) strongly recommends that individuals remain indoors as much as possible while these poor air conditions persist.
Higgins: $170,000 in federal grants for 7 local art organizations
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced seven local art and cultural organizations were awarded federal grants totaling $170,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper launches Seabin technology for season 2 at Buffalo Harbor State Park
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:20 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has launched the trash-trapping, in-water cleanup technology Seabin for a second season at Buffalo Harbor State Park, in partnership with the binational Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) on behalf of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup, and with New York State Parks.
Hazardous air quality conditions prompt ECDOH to recommend postponing outdoor activities
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 01:10 pm
As of this writing (12:30 p.m.), records a "very unhealthy" air quality for the greater Buffalo area. Air quality alerts from NYS DEC are expected to continue at least through this evening.
Smoke from Canadian wildfires reduces regional air quality; may cause adverse health effects
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 09:50 am
Wind currents are directing Canadian wildfire smoke to Western New York and Erie County, causing hazy skies and, in some locations, noticeable smoky odors.
Parolee pleads guilty to gun charge for pointing illegal pistol at police during foot pursuit
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old William A. Fugate of Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (class "D" felony).
After notable spike in unintentional drug poisonings in infants, health officials stress importance of safe storage for medication & THC edibles
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:25 pm
Imagine, for a moment, an infant. She's learning to crawl, exploring the world and objects around her. One of those objects is an edible gummy, containing enough THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) to cause intoxication, seizures, trouble breathing, and changes to heart rate and blood pressure. She puts it in her mouth, swallows, and when the poisoning effects set in - sometimes hours later - her parents panic.
Erie County Fair: Tickets for concerts & motor events on sale Friday
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 12:45 pm
Tickets for events at The Buffalo News Grandstand during the Erie County Fair will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, June 9, online at All tickets for grandstand events will include admission to the Erie County Fair on the day of the show.
Grand Island's 3 campgrounds offer respite to tourists from around the world
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island has lots of green space by design, with two state parks, a nature preserve and several local parks that afford access to nature and our scenic Niagara River waterfront.
Relay For Life Honorary Survivors Jody and Tom Fogarty share their stories
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Jody and Tom Fogarty, who were chosen as Relay For Life's honorary survivors in 2023, both are cancer free after recent cancer diagnoses: Tom with bladder cancer in 2018 and Jody with breast cancer in 2021. They said one of their goals in telling their story is to encourage others to make sure to have regular cancer screenings.
SBA: More than $15 million in federal assistance to residents & businesses impacted by December blizzard
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Small Business Administration provided more than $15 million in low-interest loans to New Yorkers impacted by Winter Storm Elliott in December 2022.
Remembering the fallen: Memorial Day 2023 on Grand Island
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:15 pm
The sun shone brightly over the DeGlopper Memorial on May 29 as Chris Taylor told the story of the uncle that he never knew to an assembled crowd.
Hope Chest fundraiser set for June 17
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:10 pm
Luminina, operating as Hope Chest, a local 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit agency that provides exercise and nutrition classes, emotional support, and paddling for breast cancer survivors, announced the annual Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival will be held Saturday, June 17 at Buffalo RiverWorks.

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