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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week recognizes critical work of 911 call takers
Thu, Apr 11th 2024 02:00 pm
This week, the Erie County Department of Central Police Services, along with its counterparts throughout the nation, will be participating in National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Grand Island was ready for eclipse
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:30 pm
Grand Island's close encounter with a total solar eclipse went very smoothly regarding traffic and safety, according to Town Supervisor Peter Marston and Highway Superintendent Dick Crawford.
Erie County Clerk Kearns urges motorists to register as organ donors
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:15 pm
Each year during the month of April, my office is pleased to join Donate Life New York State in celebrating National Donate Life Month in an effort to raise awareness of the lifesaving impact of organ, eye and tissue donation, and honoring those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
Erie County, partners celebrate Week of the Young Child
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:15 pm
Erie County has geared up to celebrate the Week of the Young Child, an annual event sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children ("NAEYC") and dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early childhood education and the needs of young children and their families.
FASNY seeks to boost volunteer firefighter recruitment with RecruitNY campaign
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 11:05 am
To kick off its 15th annual RecruitNY weekend, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recently released a survey of New York state residents' perceptions of volunteer firefighters. The results showed 49% of New Yorkers expressed interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter.
Eclipse offers memorable moments
Tue, Apr 9th 2024 11:00 am
The solar eclipse fought its way through the clouds across Western New York on Monday.
Clean UP Grand Island 2024 set for April 20
Sat, Apr 6th 2024 11:10 am
Clean UP Grand Island 2024, an annual community event coinciding with Earth Day, is slated for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. It is organized by the Town of Grand Island in partnership with the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Grand Island Rotary Club, the Grand Island Lions Club and the Niagara River Greenway. Residents are invited to participate.
Island artists exhibit at NACC
Sat, Apr 6th 2024 11:10 am
Two Grand Island artists are exhibiting works at a show that opens this weekend in Niagara Falls. They are Karen McDonough and Michael Cancilla.
Beaver Island State Park invites visitors to watch eclipse on a kayak
Sat, Apr 6th 2024 11:10 am
At Beaver Island State Park's Falconwood Event Center, V'Randa Restaurant, the front lawn and boardwalk that overlook a beautiful one-half mile sandy beach on the shores of the mighty Niagara River, people are expected to be directly in the path of totality - which occurs at 3:18 p.m.
Clean UP Grand Island 2024 set for April 20
Sat, Apr 6th 2024 07:00 am
Clean UP Grand Island 2024, an annual community event coinciding with Earth Day, is slated for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. It is organized by the Town of Grand Island in partnership with the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Grand Island Rotary Club, the Grand Island Lions Club and the Niagara River Greenway. Residents are invited to participate.
UPDATED: Hearings focus on B&Bs, revised housing plan
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 09:10 am
As Grand Island becomes more attractive as a destination for tourism and residential development, the town is undergoing some growing pains.
Erie County & Buffalo City Court announce specialized 'lead court' to address housing violations
Wed, Apr 3rd 2024 06:50 pm
From the Erie County Department of Health environmental health offices on Wednesday, Erie County officials and representatives from the Buffalo City Court announced the creation of a special section of housing court to address lead safety violations.
Teen sentenced for fatally shooting victim in south Buffalo
Wed, Apr 3rd 2024 06:50 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced a 16-year-old male from Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan, a designated Youth Part judge, to 31/2 to 10 years in state prison, the maximum he could have received. The defendant was denied youthful offender status.
NYS Department of State announces availability of nearly $1.6 million in local government efficiency funds
Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 11:20 am
The New York Department of State (DOS) announced the availability of nearly $1.6 million from its 2023-24 Local Government Efficiency Grant (LGEG) program to incentivize local governments to plan for and implement projects that reduce local government costs through shared services and municipal reorganization.
Counties in 8th Judicial District to shift to emergency operations for eclipse
Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 10:05 am
Deputy Chief Administrative Judge James P. Murphy, upon consultation with First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Norman St. George, have granted approval for all counties in the 8th Judicial District to shift to emergency operations at noon on Monday, April 8, for the solar eclipse.
Erie County reminds residents to prepare for total solar eclipse on April 8
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 03:10 pm
On April 8, residents of Erie County will experience a total solar eclipse. The last total solar eclipse in New York state was nearly 100 years ago. With such an exciting and rare event, Erie County wants to ensure community members are safe and prepared for the eclipse.
American Medical Response offers solar eclipse viewing safety tips
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 09:20 am
On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over the City of Buffalo at approximately 3:18 p.m.
Solar eclipse activities set for Beaver Island State Park
Sat, Mar 30th 2024 07:00 am
The April 8 total solar eclipse is the second visible from North America since 20i7. The next one will not be seen until Aug. 23, 2044. The National Science Foundation considers this eclipse to be a "once-in-a-generation event of astronomical magnitude."
ECMC awarded American College of Emergency Physicians geriatric emergency department accreditation
Thu, Mar 28th 2024 06:30 pm
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has awarded the Erie County Medical Center emergency department its bronze standard - level 3 geriatric emergency department accreditation (GEDA). In its accreditation correspondence, ACEP stated, "Erie County Medical Center's accreditation signals to the public that your institution is focused on the highest standards of care for your communities' older adults."
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park ceremony to honor National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Thu, Mar 28th 2024 06:30 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. Friday, March 29, at the Naval Park's Hangar Building.
Poloncarz joins county leaders at US border to examine impacts on county governments
Thu, Mar 28th 2024 06:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz this week joined county leaders from across the country in El Paso County, Texas, to assess real-world impacts of federal immigration policy.
Reddy Bikeshare launches 9th season
Thu, Mar 28th 2024 10:25 am
Reddy Bikeshare, in partnership with Independent Health, kicks off its ninth season of providing affordable access to bikes and e-bikes just in time for the week of the solar eclipse - an event projected to draw tens of thousands of visitors to Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
Biden-Harris: More than $35 million to selectees to fund environmental justice projects across Great Lakes
Wed, Mar 27th 2024 04:25 pm
This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selection of four applicants to receive more than $35 million to fund projects that advance environmental justice in underserved and overburdened communities across the Great Lakes.
Erie County Department of Environment & Planning and partners holding 3rd annual WNY Earth Day Challenge
Tue, Mar 26th 2024 03:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced the return of the annual WNY Earth Day Challenge, created by the department and many community partners to encourage residents to celebrate Earth Day by learning about the environment and taking actions locally.
New Erie County Department of Public Works' highway barn in Lancaster nears completion
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 03:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division is nearing completion of a new highway barn on Cemetery Road in Lancaster that will replace an obsolete barn in Clarence the DPW had been using for operations. The $9.2 million investment creates a far more efficient, effective, and better-located structure for departmental operations in the district.
New York Power Authority fishing piers open
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 11:45 am
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced the fishing pier at the base of the Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant will open for the season on Saturday, March 30.
Erie County rejects Town of Grand Island warehouse law
Sat, Mar 23rd 2024 07:00 am
Erie County has come out against Grand Island's proposed zoning changes dealing with the allowable size of warehouses and distributions centers in M-1 and M-2 districts.
Grand Island: Residents oppose apartment plan
Sat, Mar 23rd 2024 07:00 am
A developer's plan to build apartments at Ransom and Stony Point roads brought opposition from residents during the third of three public hearings at Monday's lengthy Town Board meeting.
TrendSetters: Custom style, trendy look
Sat, Mar 23rd 2024 07:00 am
TrendSetters Hair Design owner Cathy Fancher-Caldwell has established her business to be a place of beauty, serenity and confidence.
New deli opens in time for St. Patrick's Day
Sat, Mar 23rd 2024 07:00 am
JG's Island Deli's new owner, Jordan Garrow, was excited about the enthusiastic response from customers at the deli's soft opening this past Sunday.
Top 10 high school graduates introduced at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Mar 23rd 2024 06:55 am
The academic top 10 of the Grand Island Central School District's graduating Class of 2026 was honored at the March 11 meeting of the Board of Education. Seven of the 10 students were at the meeting.
Buffalo woman sentenced for multiple shoplifting incidents after being banned from Walden Galleria
Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 03:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 25-year-old Nyeaira E. Stallworth of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Paul B. Wojtaszek to 1 2/3 to 5 years in prison.
Colvin Cleaners' 'Gowns for Prom' distribution site moving to Buffalo Convention Center
Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 11:00 am
The 16th annual Colvin Cleaners "Gowns for Prom" has a new home for high school students to select a free gown during a three-day distribution April 9-11: the Buffalo Convention Center, at 153 Franklin St.
Public is invited to presentation on dementia
Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 09:15 am
High levels of stress and feelings of isolation are common among caregivers for family members living with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to open for 45th season, commemorate 80th anniversary of USS Croaker
Thu, Mar 21st 2024 08:20 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park will open for its 45th season on Saturday, March 23, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Joining the Naval Park for the ribbon cutting will be Van Taylor, who will be honored as the first official visitor of the season.
International Deaf Hockey returns to Buffalo
Wed, Mar 20th 2024 09:50 am
Northtown Center at Amherst will serve as the site for the inaugural Jeff Sauer International Deaf Hockey Series to be held April 11-14.
Beaver Island to offer eclipse events
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 01:45 pm
Experience the "Path of Totality at Beaver Island State Park" on Monday, April 8, with free park admission and free parking (1000 parking spaces). Organizers noted these things to do:
Kearns: Earned Income Tax Credit puts money in your pocket
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 04:30 pm
If you worked in the past year, you can get your federal and state taxes e-filed for free, and you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Food Policy Council seeks members
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:50 am
Erie County is actively recruiting community-minded individuals to serve as members on the Food Policy Council (FPC). The ideal applicant resides in Erie County and shares the common mission of the FPC - to advocate for an equitable and sustainable food system. The FPC is looking for individuals to serve on the council who have professional experience in fields related to food production, distribution, retail, procurement and/or education.
Easter egg hunt to raise funds for VFW
Sat, Mar 16th 2024 07:00 am
Autumn Spinella and her husband, Joseph, had always wanted to do something special to raise much-needed funds for Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9249 and its auxiliary. Their opportunity came last year when they organized an extremely successful Easter egg hunt on the VFW grounds at 2121 Grand Island Blvd.

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