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Election 2023: Monpremier announces candidacy for Erie County Legislature
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:40 am
Buffalo resident Stephan Monpremier has announced his candidacy for Erie County legislator in the third legislative district. District No. 3 is a new district that now includes portions of Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda, as well as the Town of Grand Island and Village of Kenmore.
Sign of spring
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:05 am
Apparently, this osprey knows something we don't, because he's made his spring return - anticipating warmer weather, we hope. Here he is pictured on a cell phone tower just off Whitehaven Road.
Hochul: $17 million affordable mixed-use housing development for seniors in Buffalo
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of La Plaza de Virginia, a $17 million mixed-use housing development that provides 46 affordable and supportive homes for seniors in Buffalo. The newly constructed development on the city's west side also features a restaurant and a community service facility that will house a recreational adult day program open to the public.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to host ceremony honoring National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 04:20 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park will host a ceremony to honor National Vietnam War Veterans Day, an annual observance that was designated in 2017. It will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Naval Park's Hangar Building.
International Institute of Buffalo seeks trivia enthusiasts for 'Community World Trivia Competition'
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 03:35 pm
With the slogan, "Think globally, quiz locally," the International Institute of Buffalo seeks participants for "Community World Trivia 2023 - A Global Knowledge Contest."
Mental health resources available in Erie County
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 10:40 am
Nationwide, there is strong momentum to remove the stigma surrounding mental health. Now, more services than ever are available to assist those who are struggling.
'Crockpot Cookoff' offers taste treats
Sat, Mar 25th 2023 07:00 am
There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but Relay For Life improved upon that by providing a free dinner. Relay For Life's "Crockpot Cookoff," held at Ellden's Grill & Banquet, 201 Whitehaven Road, featured a variety of tastings of both main course dishes and desserts.
The Rotary Club of Grand Island wants your shoes!
Sat, Mar 25th 2023 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island is extremely appreciative for everyone who has donated to its unique shoe drive fundraiser. Members spent hours last weekend in the Visitor Center filling bags of shoes that will raise much-needed funds for the club, while helping others by redistributing them throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise (small business) partners.
Grand entrance: New GIHS foyer design features Viking mascot, bridges
Sat, Mar 25th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School foyer has graduated from being just a walled area to being a welcoming and dazzling statement of school pride.
Hochul announces $8.3 million Beaver Island Parkway Bridge project
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced an $8.3 million project to replace the Beaver Island Parkway Bridge over the Niagara Thruway (I-190), which is scheduled to begin the week of March 27.
ECDOH eliminates waiver process for property transfers
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 01:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health's division of environmental health is ending its waiver process for property transfers effective April 1. This waiver process required a $1,000 returnable bond for some property transfers when sewage disposal (septic system) and water supply (private well) inspections could not be completed before sale due to weather conditions or other circumstances.
Police departments in Buffalo, Rochester, Schenectady, Troy & Utica, DA offices to share $866,564 in state funding
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new initiative to help police and prosecutors in five jurisdictions solve non-fatal shootings and prevent retaliatory gun violence. Police departments in Buffalo, Rochester, Schenectady, Troy and Utica and their county district attorneys' offices will share $866,564 in state funding to implement evidence-based approaches to improve investigations and save lives.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy: Stephanie Crockatt taking new position in Florida
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Inc. board announced that, after almost nine years as executive director, Stephanie Crockatt informed the members this week that she is taking a new position in Sarasota, Florida.
Kearns to host spring DisAbility Awareness Day event
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 09:15 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities will hold a special DisAbility Awareness Day event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Erie County Auto Bureau in the Sheridan Plaza, 2309 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. No appointment is required for this community outreach.
Higgins: $933,800 to support new mobile health clinic operated by University at Buffalo
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 08:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $933,800 in federal funding awarded to the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions. Secured by Higgins as part of the fiscal year 2023 budget, this community project funding will support a mobile health unit in medically underserved communities in Erie, Niagara, and surrounding counties in the Western New York Region.
Hochul, Brown announce additional members appointed to serve on May 14th Memorial Commission
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 10:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the appointment of additional members to the May 14th Memorial Commission.
Kearns to host spring DisAbility Awareness Day event
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 09:50 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities will hold a special DisAbility Awareness Day event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Erie County Auto Bureau in the Sheridan Plaza, 2309 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. No appointment is required for this community outreach.
New York State Canal Corp., Erie Canal Museum launch Erie Canal artist-in-residence program
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 03:35 pm
The New York State Canal Corp. and the Erie Canal Museum announced Matthew López-Jensen, a Bronx-based, interdisciplinary environmental artist, has been named the 2023 Erie Canal artist-in-residence (AIR), the first in the history of both organizations.
Erie County presents Upstate New York Poison Center with proclamation in recognition of its work
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 02:45 pm
Deputy County Executive Lisa Chimera presented a proclamation on behalf of Erie County to the team at Upstate New York Poison Center on March 20 to recognize its unwavering commitment to preventing and responding to poison emergencies in a 54-county area of New York state, including Erie County.
Erie County unveils draft Community Climate Action Plan
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:55 am
Erie County hosted members of the public at D'Youville College to present its draft Community Climate Action Plan. The event featured presentations, family-friendly activities, climate reflection stations and a youth art showcase.
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.
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).
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."
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.
 

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