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Sheriff Garcia urges safe boating; details Brianna's Law
Fri, May 27th 2022 01:55 pm
Erie County Sheriff John C. Garcia encourages everyone to have a good time on the local waterways but warns boaters to be prepared and safe.
ECDOH: Don't trust your cocaine, don't trust your pills
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:15 pm
Since May 13, the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office has recorded an alarming and tragic number of Erie County resident deaths with suspected cocaine and fentanyl involvement. Representatives from Erie County government and community partners joined forces on Thursday with a wholehearted appeal to the community: Stay alive; don't trust your cocaine.
Niagara's Splash World opening for season
Thu, May 26th 2022 12:15 pm
Niagara's Splash World Water Park announced its operating hours for May and June, including Memorial Day weekend. Splash World attractions debut Saturday, May 27, and will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays, with daily operations scheduled to begin Friday, June 24.
ECDOH offers COVID-19 booster doses for children ages 5 to 11 years
Thu, May 26th 2022 12:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Health will offer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible children ages 5 to 11 years old beginning Friday, May 27, at county-run clinics.
GIHS students enjoy mighty Niagara River
Wed, May 25th 2022 03:30 pm
On Friday, Grand Island High School tourism and hospitality students were treated to a full-on boat ride in the lower rapids via Niagara Jet City Cruises in Youngstown. They then enjoyed a luncheon at The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston.
Erie County Department of Health updates COVID-19 vaccine schedule
Wed, May 25th 2022 10:40 am
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing changes to its existing COVID-19 vaccine clinic schedule. Starting Wednesday, June 1, the COVID-19 vaccine clinic sites at SUNY Erie Community College South in Orchard Park and at the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo will close permanently.
ECDOH: Elevated flu activity prompts advisory from New York state
Mon, May 23rd 2022 07:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is sharing a recent health advisory from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) related to statewide influenza activity. This advisory was sent to public and private schools.
Budget approved, incumbent unseated in a close Board of Education vote
Sat, May 21st 2022 07:00 am
One incumbent was reelected, while another was unseated in a close Board of Education race held on Tuesday at Grand Island High School.
Letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger: Food drive resumes after 2-year break
Sat, May 21st 2022 07:00 am
At the annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, held Saturday, David Conboy of the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation announced the organization was unveiling its new logo.
Moment of silence to honor victims of Buffalo shooting
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:50 pm
Tops: "To honor the lives of those killed, we are encouraging people to join our Tops stores in a collective moment of tribute and reflection this Saturday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m., seven days after this tragic shooting."
AT&T teams with Buffalo and to launch text-to-give campaign to support families & community members affected by tragedy
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:40 pm
To drive additional giving for the Buffalo community and to make it easier to contribute via a wireless bill, AT&T has teamed up with the City of Buffalo and Mayor Byron Brown to launch a text-to-give campaign to provide financial support to the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund and the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund to help the community and the families of the victims affected by the recent tragic events in Buffalo.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union partners with FeedMore WNY to collect food & necessities for neighbors in need
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:40 pm
Cornerstone Community FCU, in light of the tragedy that has occurred in this community, has partnered with FeedMore WNY to support neighbors in need who have lost access to their grocery store.
Don't trust your cocaine
Fri, May 20th 2022 01:55 pm
Following nine suspected Erie County resident deaths in the past week with suspected cocaine and fentanyl involvement, the Erie County Department of Health is sharing a stark warning with local residents: Don't trust your cocaine.
Increases in sexually transmitted infections prompt reminder from ECDOH: STIs are treatable
Thu, May 19th 2022 03:25 pm
In response to notable growth in certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Erie County, the Erie County Department of Health is sharing data about these increases, and providing information about STI testing and treatment.
Kearns announces food drive benefit for families & neighbors affected by Saturday's shooting
Tue, May 17th 2022 09:15 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced his office, along with the auto bureau branches, is collecting nonperishable food items in an effort to assist the families and community affected by the shooting that took place Saturday in Buffalo.
ECDOH celebrates EMS personnel during Emergency Medical Services Week
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
Day and night, in all seasons and settings, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and volunteers are ready to rise to the challenge of providing lifesaving care.
Memorial Day ceremony set
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
The Town of Grand Island, Charles N. DeGlopper VFW Post No. 9249, American Legion Post No. 1346 and Grand Island High school wind ensemble will honor the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for this country while in military service. These heroes are remembered each and every day, and will be honored on Memorial Day.
Kearns: $112 million in property tax delinquencies could lead to blight & vacancies across Erie County
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Western New York Law Center released a report produced by the Erie County Clerk's Zombies Task Force revealing $112 million in delinquent property taxes on thousands of properties, both residential and commercial, that each owe $500 or more throughout Erie County.
A look at the 2022-23 Grand Island Central School District budget
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The vote on the Grand Island Central School District's proposed 2022-23 budget, as well as an election of two trustees from four candidates, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 17.
'The Best of Doug Smith': Son compiles treasure trove of dad's writings
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The writings of journalist and longtime Grand Island resident the late Doug Smith are presented in a newly published book edited by his son, Joseph W. Smith III. Compiling "The Best of Doug Smith" was a labor of love for his son, whose appreciation for his dad's life's 68-year journalism career grew as the collection, itself, grew.
Farmers market reopens for season at Thompson farm
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The new growing season means that farmers' markets are now open for business. Here on Grand Island, the Grand Island Farmers Market, held at Tom Thompson and Son farm, 2487 Long Road, reopened on a very windy May 7 with the sales of plants, hanging baskets, eggs, early produce and baked goods.
Matching the power of Niagara: Hydroplanes take to the water for first run of season
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
Ladies and gentlemen, please start your engines, as the 2022 season for hydroplanes kicks off at Gratwick Riverside Park in Tonawanda.
CycleNation celebrates survivors, raises funds to fight stroke
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:25 am
The popular CycleNation event returned to Buffalo on Thursday evening. The event, held at BAC for Women on Colvin, raised more than $50,000. For two hours, teams of four rode stationary bikes in a relay-style to help the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, fight stroke.
ECO offers household hazard help in Erie County
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:15 pm
On April 30, environmental conservation officer Damrath joined Erie County Chief Environmental Compliance Specialist John Hood at a household hazardous waste collection event in Orchard Park.
Hochul: Historic $140 million in arts & culture grant funding through New York State Council on the Arts
Wed, May 11th 2022 11:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced record grant funding is now available through the New York State Council on the Arts. The agency's first five grant opportunities of fiscal year 2023 are now open for artists and arts and culture organizations across New York.
Registration opens for Independent Health Foundation's 2022 'Kids Run' in Delaware Park
Tue, May 10th 2022 10:40 am
Returning to an in-person event to kick-off healthy activities all summer long, the Independent Health Foundation will again host its "Kids Run" at Delaware Park. The event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4.
Buffalo Sabres, Roswell Park to host prostate cancer screening event on May 11
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center are teaming up to host a free prostate cancer early detection event at KeyBank Center this Wednesday, May 11, from 3-7 p.m.
Letter Carriers food collection to benefit Grand Island Neighbors Foundation
Fri, May 6th 2022 11:50 am
The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 30th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 14.
PHOTOS: High school seniors honor teachers and coaches in Celebration of Inspiration
Fri, May 6th 2022 11:00 am
In 2013, Emily Reynolds, then a fifth grader at Huth Road Elementary School, was named Relay For Life's honorary caregiver for the love and attention that she showed her 8-year-old sister, Caralyn, who was going through cancer treatments.
ASI's 3rd annual 'Creative Professionals Exchange Conference' is 'a refreshing change of pace'
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:25 am
Originally scheduled for January, Arts Services Inc. is moving forward with the third annual "Creative Professionals Exchange" mini conference for artists and arts administrators. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3-4 at the Herb & Jane Darling Environmental Education Center at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo.
Higgins: $1.5 million for The Service Collaborative of WNY's YouthBuild Buffalo
Wed, May 4th 2022 05:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $1,500,000 awarded to The Service Collaborative of Western New York. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and administered through the Office of Workforce Investment's Division of Youth Services YouthBuild Program, the grant supports the development of career pathways for low-income or at-risk young adults in Western New York.
Catholic Charities receives $60,000 in donations from Amerigroup
Wed, May 4th 2022 09:55 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo is the recipient of recent donations totaling $60,000 from Amerigroup, a partner of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.
Higgins announces Boxing Therapy for Parkinson's Access Act of 2022
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, joined local veterans Monday to announce the Boxing Therapy for Parkinson's Access Act of 2022 (H.R. 6774). The bipartisan bill, introduced by Higgins and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), directs the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide coverage for boxing-based therapy classes to veterans diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
Network in Aging of WNY presents senior health and resource fair
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The Network in Aging of WNY is hosting a complimentary senior health and resource fair for members of the public.
GI BOE 'Meet the Candidates Night' scheduled for May 10
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island PTA Council will sponsor a "Meet the Candidates Night" for the upcoming Grand Island Central School District trustee election.
Grand Island wins county award for its trail system
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island's system of trails, which includes hiking, bicycle and waterways (blueway trails), was honored April 22 with an environmental excellence award presented by the Erie County Environmental Management Council.
Ryan applauds court decision to block demolition of Great Northern Grain Elevator
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:20 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan applauded the New York State Appellate Court for its decision to halt plans by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to demolish the historic Great Northern Grain Elevator on Ganson Street.
Tops reminds community of pharmaceutical drop-off locations during 21st annual National Drug Take Back Day
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:20 pm
Saturday, April 30, marks the 21st annual National Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Tops awards $5,000 in free groceries/gas to Grand Island resident
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:00 pm
Tops is celebrating its 60th anniversary - and kicking off the 13th season of "Monopoly" with the return of its popular "Rip It & Bling" game. On Tuesday, Diane Gurbacki of Grand Island was awarded $5,000 in Tops gift cards, which may be redeemed for free gas or groceries.
Can You Help: John Fiore Foundation raising funds for Grand Island's Lauren Ode
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:55 pm
This year's (sort of, almost) "Famous Wheelbarrow of Booze" proceeds will benefit Grand Island resident Lauren Ode as she continues to beat breast cancer.
 

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