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Kearns to host fall disability awareness outreach event
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 07:25 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for the Disabled will hold a special Disability Awareness Outreach Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence (use the cinema entrance).
Public comment sought on Erie County parks master plan
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 07:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, announced a public comment period to solicit public input on the updated Erie County parks master plan. The plan was initiated in 2016 and is intended to create a framework for preservation, enhancement and improvement of existing parks assets and landscape settings over the next 15-20 years.
Trinity UMC Fall Festival Oct. 20
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
The annual Fall Festival at Trinity United Methodist Church will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 11 a.m.
Grand Island Lions Club: Support given to community health center
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
On Sept. 25, the Grand Island Lions Club donated excess durable medical equipment to the Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo.
Grand Island Town Board: Supervisor, councilman trade charges of bullying
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Both Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray and Councilman Mike Madigan are accusing the other of bullying following release of an audiotape in which McMurray told Madigan, "I think you're sick. I think you really are. ... I have a gun. Don't come to my house."
Above and Beyond: Fuccillo Automotive Group buys fire prevention T-shirts for school visits
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that the Fuccillo Automotive Group has spent over $8,000 to purchase T-shirts for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade as a part of fire prevention week.
Grand Island Central School District: Second forum scheduled to discuss possible $25 million capital project
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 06:55 am
The Grand Island Central School District will host a second community forum to share the preliminary plans for a possible $22 million to $25 million capital project.
New York state to oversee safe shutdown of Tonawanda Coke facility, assist workers
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 09:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was informed by the Tonawanda Coke Corp. that, due to its financial inability to legally operate the plant, it is pursing plans to shut down the plant.
Dispatch audio of exchange of words between Madigan, McMurray
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 07:00 am
This is audio of a conversation between Grand Island Councilman Mike Madigan and Island Dispatch Editor Larry Austin following the Sept. 4 board meeting. Supervisor Nate McMurray joins into the discussion.
Kearns to host Thank-A-Vet discount program outreach on Grand Island
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns is inviting Erie County veterans to his next Thank-A-Vet discount program. The outreach will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 17, at the VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy continues 5-year plan discussion
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit organization in the nation to both steward and maintain a historic urban park system, announced a second set of community meetings to discuss improvement priorities for the city's Olmsted-designed parks.
Grand Island Board of Education: Forum held for possible $25 million capital project
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
A building condition survey of the Grand Island Central School District has helped identify district needs to be addressed by a possible capital project of $22 million to $25 million.
Grand Island Town Board: Madigan calls McMurray's work environment 'hostile'
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
Councilman Michael Madigan is complaining that Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray's behavior toward him has crossed a line, and he's contemplating legal again.
Grand Island: Madigan audio
Fri, Oct 5th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Councilman Michael Madigan provided the Island Dispatch with the following:
October is Disability Awareness Month
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 04:40 pm
The Erie County Office for People with Disabilities is partnering with numerous community agencies throughout the month of October to raise awareness about Disability Awareness Month through education, outreach and community events around Erie County.
Kearns reminds snowmobilers to register sleds in Erie County
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 04:40 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns reminds snowmobilers to register their sleds "locally" and avoid the registration rush by mailing in their snowmobile registrations using the signature green "Renew Local" envelope or by doing so at any Erie County auto bureau.
Kearns to host 'Thank-A-Vet' discount program outreach
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:50 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns is inviting Erie County veterans to his next "Thank-A-Vet" discount program. The outreach will be held from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Matt Urban Post 7275, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster.
State Parks announces waterfowl blind drawings
Mon, Oct 1st 2018 12:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced lottery drawings for waterfowl hunting season at Beaver Island, West River Shoreline Trail and Strawberry and Motor islands have been scheduled.
Above and Beyond: Fuccillo pitches in to help make Grand Island Fire Co. fire prevention program 'HUGE' success
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that Fuccillo Chevrolet has formed a noteworthy partnership with the Grand Island Fire Co. through a generous donation of $8,500 towards the purchase of special fire prevention giveaway T-shirts. GIFC officers welcome such corporate support and appreciate it.
Tonawanda Coke: Mobilization meetings planned
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Opponents of Tonawanda Coke say they're back where they were four years ago in the fight to close the facility, but are making plans for more action.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Volpe named Volunteer of the Year
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Marie Volpe, left, Friends of GI Memorial Library 2018 Volunteer of the Year receiving congratulations and a plaque from Friends President Mary Cooke.
Leuchner guest of honor at WNY Land Conservancy Gala
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
On Sept. 20, a group of Grand Islanders showed up to recognize fellow Island resident Paul Leuchner, who was the guest of honor at the annual Western New York Land Conservancy Gala held in the Marquis Ballroom of the restored Lafayette Hotel.
Dashkoff to speak on cardiac health at Elderwood at Grand Island
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 03:25 pm
Neil Dashkoff, M.D., medical director of the Niagara County cardiac catheterization laboratory at The Heart Center of Niagara, will give a free presentation on cardiac health, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Elderwood at Grand Island, 2850 Grand Island Blvd. His talk, titled "Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment of a Heart Attack," will begin at 2 p.m.
Kearns to host fall disability awareness outreach event
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 07:00 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for the Disabled will hold a special disability awareness outreach day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Erie County Auto Bureau (Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road - use the cinema entrance), Clarence.
Poloncarz to present keynote address at 14th annual WNY Environmental Summit
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz will present the keynote address, "Climate Action & Sustainability," at the 14th annual WNY Environmental Summit this Saturday, Sept. 29, at Daemen College's Wick Center.
Veronica E. Connor Middle School: 50th anniversary celebrated
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
On Veronica Connor's 108th birthday, the Grand Island Central School District celebrated the 50th anniversary of the middle school that bears her name.
Grand Island Town Board: Comprehensive plan approved
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
After passage of the 2018 Town of Grand Island comprehensive plan, Deputy Town Supervisor Jim Sharpe said the 25 people who participated in the plan process "can now say, 'We have now made a mark on our community that will be dealt with for the next 20 years.' "
Grand Island Town Board to investigate moving Town Hall to Cannon Design
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board will undertake an assessment of the Cannon Design building in a process to consider whether or not to acquire the property and make it the new Grand Island Town Hall.
Start your engines!
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:10 pm
The 2018 Fall Father's Day Spectacular will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Park. Formerly the Father's Day Lawnmower Race, the event is a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life.
Veronica E. Connor Middle School to celebrate 50th anniversary
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:10 pm
Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades at Veronica E. Connor Middle School on Grand Island will get a chance to learn what school was like 50 years ago, as the building celebrates its golden anniversary on Sept. 17.
Lawnmower Races receive sponsorship
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:05 pm
Brian Runions, left, general sales manager at Northtown Volvo, Porsche & Land Rover Buffalo, is a gold sponsor and supporter of the Grand Island Relay For Life and annual Fathers' Day Lawnmower Race. He's pictured with Floyd Doring, Lawnmower Race founder, presenting a gold sponsorship for the upcoming event, which will take place Saturday in Veterans Park.
More than 20 eateries expected for 7th annual Taste of Grand Island
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:00 pm
More than 20 area restaurants will showcase their culinary expertise during the seventh annual Taste of Grand Island, on the center streets and Town Commons of Grand Island.
Grace, Bill Yockey celebrate 68 years
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:00 pm
Grace and Bill Yockey of Grand Island are celebrating their 68th year anniversary Sept. 16, 2018.
Erie County Senior Services Department schedules annual public hearings
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 01:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced a series of public hearings to be held in order to seek input on programs and services offered by the department, and solicit comments and ideas from the public on how to improve those services to better serve the county's senior population. Hearings will be held in late October and early November at five sites around Erie County.
Fall Father's Day Spectacular Sept. 15
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 07:00 am
The Fall Father's Day Spectacular will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Park, 1717 Bedell Road.
Erie County Legislature passes Tonawanda Coke resolution
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 07:00 am
During Thursday's session, the Erie County Legislature passed a resolution calling on the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to require Tonawanda Coke to submit an emergency shutdown plan.
Ribbon-cutting held for WNY Welcome Center on Grand Island
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 06:55 am
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was on hand Friday, Aug. 31, to help the region and Grand Island open the Western New York Welcome Center.
Kearns to host 'Thank-A-Vet' discount program outreach in Cheektowaga
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 04:35 pm
'Thank-A-Vet' outreaches encourage Erie County veterans to sign up to receive discounts from more than 1,400 businesses.
Erie County report brief regarding Tonawanda Coke fire
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:05 pm
Following is the detail of a brief report prepared for Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz by personnel from the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services regarding last night's incident at the Tonawanda Coke plant in the Town of Tonawanda.
 

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