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He's at it again: Russell J. Salvatore donating van to Diocese of Buffalo
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:45 am
On Monday, the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo said, "WNY's most loved philanthropist, Russ Salvatore, is at it again! This time he has purchased a delivery van that will service all eight counties throughout Western New York."
Grand Island Board of Education honors top 10 seniors
Sat, Mar 18th 2023 07:00 am
As a student in Huth Road Elementary School, Reagan Fast was assigned to a self-contained special education class.
2023-24 budget requests presented to Grand Island Board of Education
Sat, Mar 18th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education's second budget input session, held Monday, focused on budget requests that involved such school district needs as mental health, cybersecurity, instruction for children who need to learn English as a new or second language, and proposed universal prekindergarten contracts with community providers. The Board of Education is also seeking to find a solution to the shortage of school bus drivers.
Historic Buffalo veterinary practice spotlighted in Historical Society program
Sat, Mar 18th 2023 07:00 am
Peter Jablonski shared the story of Dr. John T. Claris, the veterinarian who was said to be the owner of the largest veterinary establishment in the world, at the March 2 meeting of the Grand Island Historical Society.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announces awards
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 03:40 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announced six new awards totaling approximately $1.9 million for beautification and improvement projects along the Buffalo and Erie County portion of the Greenway.
St. Stephen School fish fry a Lenten tradition - and fully back in business following pandemic
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:00 pm
Including today, four Fridays remain in Lent - and that makes Lynn Ortiz very happy.
Grand Island Library news and events
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 09:50 am
Cracker Barrel for March 17
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 09:00 am
Events on Grand Island
Biden approves major disaster declaration for New York
Thu, Mar 16th 2023 11:05 am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm that occurred Dec. 23-28, 2022. The request was approved by President Joe Biden.
DEC to hold community meetings on community air monitoring initiative progress
Thu, Mar 16th 2023 09:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Wednesday announced four meetings to provide progress updates for communities participating in the 2022-23 statewide community air monitoring initiative.
Statement from Erie County DA on Main Street fatal fire investigation
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the following on Wednesday: "Earlier this week, the Buffalo Fire Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced the completion of their on-site investigation into the fire that occurred earlier this month at 745 Main St., which resulted in the tragic death of Buffalo firefighter Jason Arno."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.

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