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Grand Island wins another Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Assistance from patrons of the arts helped Grand Island High School students win an unprecedented seventh first-place award in the last eight years at the 2017 Chalk Walk competition.
Grand Island Town Board to discuss Golden Age Center issues Monday
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board agenda includes two matters pertaining to staffing and pay at the Golden Age Center, giving council members a chance to revisit an issue over which they have deadlocked.
Pampering event, open house at People Inc. Marigold Senior Living in Grand Island
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
People Inc. Marigold Senior Living will host a pampering and treats open house event from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at 3026 Grand Island Blvd. A health presentation will be made, compliments of Grand Island Chiropractic, and includes a five-minute chair massages, spinal screenings and Graston Technique information. Additionally, products will be available for sale.
More than 100 attend first meeting on town comprehensive plan
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders met Wednesday to lay the foundation for their town's zoning laws and long-term development.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Khreis receives VFW National EMT Award
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Dave Khreis of the Grand Island Fire Co. has received a national award for his contributions in both fire service and military service.
GIFC marine operations bolstered by acquisition of new boat
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that the Grand Island Fire Co. recently took delivery of a 2017 INMAR 20.2-foot rigid hull inflatable boat, powered by a Honda 135 horsepower outboard motor.
Grand Island Town Board: Impasse arises over Golden Age Center staffing
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board deadlocked on a staffing arrangement for two town departments Monday.
White Cane Days set for Aug. 18, 19
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:50 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club will conduct its annual White Cane Days on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19.
FASNY honors Islander at awards ceremony
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York recently awarded the 2017 FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship to MaryElisabeth Rustowicz of Grand Island.
Election 2017: Drexelius says 'Grand Island First' in bid for highway superintendent
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 07:00 am
Daniel Drexelius, or "Double D" as he is known by many islanders, has announced his candidacy to be your Grand Island highway superintendent.
Election 2017: Crawford announces campaign for highway superintendent
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 07:00 am
As your next elected Highway Superintendent, my 19 years as Town Councilman, 10 years as Deputy Town Supervisor and 2 years as Deputy Highway Superintendent uniquely qualify me for this position.
GI Scouts looking for new members
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 04:40 pm
The pack, organized out of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church is looking for new Scouts in grades 1 through 5. The Cub Scout Pack meets Wednesday nights during the school year at St. Martin's, 2587 Baseline Road.
A monumental tribute: Youngstown sculptor to create Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper statue
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has received a new commission of great significance for Grand Island. She has been chosen to create the statue of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper, a World War II hero from Grand Island.
Grand Island: Supervisor says councilman in denial
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nate McMurray posted to social media this week and reiterated that the West River Connector Trail project is still going as planned and that reports to the contrary are misleading.
Grand Island: Comprehensive plan meeting Aug. 9
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 06:55 am
The Town of Grand Island will hold a kickoff meeting to discuss the update to the 1998 comprehensive plan.
Paddles Up! participation sets records
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 06:55 am
The 12th annual Paddles Up!, held on July 29 at Beaver Island State Park, was highlighted in the Waterkeeper Alliance's seventh annual Splash series of events. Waterkeepers Alliance is a grassroots organization that is comprised of 300 Waterkeeper organizations and affiliates.
Poloncarz submits shared services savings plan to Erie County Legislature
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has submitted the Erie County Shared Services Savings Panel's Plan to the Erie County Legislature, a cost-savings proposal that could annually save local taxpayers millions of dollars if specific initiatives are implemented.
Poloncarz, Erie County Fishery Advisory Board members, community partners reveal updated online fishing map
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Erie County Environment and Planning Department Commissioner Thomas R. Hersey Jr., members of the Erie County Fishery Advisory Board and various community partners gathered at the Niawanda Park Pavilion in the City of Tonawanda to announce recent updates made to the existing "Erie and Niagara Hotspot Fishing Map" online application, and to demonstrate the new features that will help identify additional fishing locations in Western New York.
Higgins calls for expediting environmental impact study examining future of Buffalo Skyway
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins wrote a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation commissioner, urging the department to publicly release the schedule for the environmental impact study of the Buffalo Skyway and expedite the study to ensure the Department of Transportation makes appropriate choices in regard to how much money will be spent rehabilitating the Skyway.
Grand Island Highway Department: Community blood drive for Unyts set for Aug. 10
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island community is teaming up with Unyts to ensure that blood products are available for patients in need this summer.
Repairs of Golden Age Center a 'money pit,' supervisor says
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The ongoing analysis of whether the Town of Grand Island needs a new community center has brought to the forefront an unsolved problem: what to do about the aging Nike Base.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Downed primary line causes major power outage
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
At 1:44 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, Grand Island firefighters responded to a "wires down" call at 3190 Stony Point Road, between Huth Road and Majestic Woods.
Biggest Paddles Up ever anticipated
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 11:30 am
Organizers of Saturday's Paddles Up Niagara at Beaver Island State Park anticipate the biggest turnout in the event's 12-year history.
Poloncarz appoints Geary DPW commissioner
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has appointed William Geary Jr. as Erie County commissioner of the Department of Public Works. Geary, who had been serving as deputy commissioner of the Department in the Highways Division since October 2012, replaces Charles Sickler. Sickler had been serving as interim commissioner of the Public Works Department following the retirement of John Loffredo in January.
Grand Island armed robbery suspect apprehended
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 02:25 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard on Monday reported sheriff's detectives arrested Michael Church of Buffalo for the armed robbery of a gas station on Grand Island.
St. Martin's to host Community Chorus concert
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Community Chorus will present its "Summer Songfest" concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Grand Island Lions hold successful 59th annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club on July 19 held its 59th annual Special Kids Picnic at the Buffalo Launch Club, an event that brought in over 1,100 kids with special needs and their chaperones. The kids got the opportunity to enjoy entertainment that included boat rides, pony rides, Shriner minikar rides, face painting and baton twirlers.
Grand Island Town Board: First brainstorming session for community center held
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Work on a feasibility study to determine what, if any, town community center is on the drawing board began Tuesday with public input.
Above and Beyond: GIFC thanked by skydiver at Mesmer air show
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Bob Mesmer welcomed a record crowd of several hundred guests to his annual air show and neighborhood picnic, which took place at the corner of Love Road and Alt Boulevard on Wednesday, July 12.
Madigan asks for notice of cancellation of West River Trail project
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:50 pm
Grand Island Councilman Mike Madigan has asked the state for "official verification of the apparent project cancellation" for the West River Connector Trail.
Knights of Columbus supports Special Kids Picnic
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
This year, this Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic entertained many children and their chaperones for a day of fun and food, including boat rides, pony rides, face painting, music, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Can You Help: Elizabeth Restey
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Three years ago at this time, Elizabeth Restey of Grand Island was in Roswell Park Cancer Institute undergoing her first round of chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Two years ago at this time, she was pregnant with her first child. This year, she is back at Roswell and pregnant at the same time.
Riverstone Grill wins award at Taste of Buffalo
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced that several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 34th annual food festival, including one from Grand Island. The judging took place by a panel of representatives from the local media, political, and business sectors.
Erie County: Household hazardous waste collection event coming Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northwest Solid Waste Management Board, has announced a household hazardous waste drop-off day will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Erie Community College North Campus in Williamsville.
Morinello announces Project Green-Light
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
On Tuesday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello announced the kickoff of Project Green-Light. Project Green-Light is a campaign created to address the issue of traffic congestion and pollution surrounding the Grand Island tolls.
Police seek robbery suspect on Grand Island
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 06:40 pm
It was announced Saturday police are looking for a suspect involved in a robbery Friday on Grand Island.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion: Committee thankful for donations, asking for support to continue work
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Progress on the expansion of DeGlopper Memorial Park is ongoing thanks to major donations of supplies and manpower, but the committee spearheading the project says more is needed for work to continue.
Grand Island Board of Education: Pyc, Tomkins returned as board president, vice president
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017-18 school year for the Grand Island Central School District officially began Monday with the reorganization meeting of the school board.
Hardwick reminds residents of drug, syringe drop box at Town Hall
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:10 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds residents that the Erie County Sheriff's Office maintains a drug and syringe drop box at Grand Island Town Hall, located at 2255 Baseline Road. The box is located in the front entrance and is accessible Monday through Friday during business hours.
 

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