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Rotary Club of Grand Island Shred It event called 'huge success'
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island called its annual Shred It event "a huge success" on Saturday, June 15, as over two tons of documents were shredded and more than $3,000 was raised for the club to use for youth programs in the town.
Grand Island: Board approves special use permit for B&B
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
After tabling the matter at its last meeting, the Town Board voted 4-1 to approve a special use permit for applicant Jie Zhu to have a bed and breakfast at 2568 West Oakfield Road. The board approved the permit, which is renewable yearly, with conditions.
Grand Island: Town Board discusses mowing on West River
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board's workshop meeting Monday was its first chance to discuss mowing on the West River Connector Trail since the state revisited its maintenance plans last week.
Wedding: Webb-Lanphier
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 06:55 am
Amanda Webb and Michael Lanphier were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on June 1, 2019, at Colonial Gardens B&B in Williamsburg, Virginia, where a reception followed.
Cuomo announces selection of design-build team to install cashless tolling on NYS Thruway by end of 2020
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved the selection of the design-build team that will complete the installation of cashless tolling on the Thruway systemwide by the end of 2020. The $355.3 million investment will transform the Thruway system for the approximately 267 million motorists who travel the superhighway each year.
Island of Hope: Survivor shares heartfelt message at GI Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer is something close to Lindsey Sterner's heart.
State Parks revisits mowing plan for West River Shoreline Trail
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Residents along the West River will soon receive a letter from the state detailing additional mowing that was previously planned along the West River Shoreline Trail.
Speaking of mowing ... lawnmower races set for Father's Day Sunday
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island Father's Day Mary Dunbar-Daluisio Memorial Lawnmower Race and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk/Run and Car Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at 3957 West River Road (near Long Road).
Primary election June 25
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
For the first time, New York state has moved up its primary election day three months, from September to June.
Showcase of upscale living spaces expands footprint
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 07:30 pm
The 12th edition of the Buffalo Living Tour will be expanding geographically when the event returns on Saturday, June 29.
Erie County Fair's popular vet camp returns in 2019
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 10:00 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society will again offer children between the ages of 11-14 the opportunity to work first-hand with veterinarians and animals. The Erie County Fair vet camp, a half-day education immersion experience, will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 15.
Grand Island: D-Day Medal of Honor recipients honored with bell tolling
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island's Charles DeGlopper and the 12 other men who received the Medal of Honor for their heroism during the D-Day invasion 75 years ago this week were remembered with a bell tolling ceremony.
Island of Hope: Cooking up a cure: Honorary Survivor Lindsey Sterner
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Lindsey Sterner, a 39-year-old mother of two who works at Fresenius Kabi on Grand Island, described her younger child as a miracle. Miles, age 17 months, was conceived after Sterner had completed treatments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Rotary Gazebo in Town Commons torn down
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club Gazebo in the Town Commons is no more after it was demolished Thursday morning.
DEC accepting applications for volunteer fire assistance grants
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 11:45 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications for federally funded volunteer fire assistance grants, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced. The deadline for applications is June 28.
Locals looking to lead Niagara Power in '19
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 01:50 pm
Summer is here, and that means the return of Niagara Power baseball.
Erie County Legislature: Island Dispatch receives proclamation
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature at its May 9 meeting commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Island Dispatch.
Memorial Day on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
"I've been doing this for the last three years," said Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray at Monday's town ceremony in DeGlopper Park, which is undergoing reconstruction. "And I have never seen this many people here before."
Bells to toll for Charles DeGlopper, 12 other Medal of Honor recipients
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Bells will ring across America in honor of Grand Island's Charles DeGlopper and 12 others who earned the Medal of Honor during D-Day.
Island of Hope: Cancer survivor recounts journey of love, illness, adventure
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Norine Hibschweiler Eaton, who is being honored as a survivor in Grand Island's third annual Zumbathon, to be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Radisson Niagara, has had a life full of love and loss, illness, and adventure. In 1979, Norine Hibschweiler went on a "date derby" with a bunch of single friends. The date derby involved visiting bars in Buffalo and collecting souvenirs, such as matches and napkins. For her efforts, Hibschweiler won the distinction of having "the most promising future."
The Hub Pro Shop opens in Beaver Island State Park
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Golf has a way of becoming a big part of people's lives, as Grand Islander Cyndy Montana can now attest.
OMH recognizes Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition for service to community
Thu, May 30th 2019 02:00 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is honoring the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition in Buffalo as a recipient of the inaugural OMH Community Care Awards.
WNY Preview Classic to be held at Erie County Fairgrounds
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society will present the 19th annual Western New York Preview Classic. The show is scheduled to take place inside the Agriculture Discovery Center at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg from May 31 to June 2. More than $6,000 in cash awards and premiums will be presented during this New York Livestock Circuit-approved show.
Erie County Central Police Services, partners to host domestic violence training course for 911 call-takers
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services, in collaboration with the Office of Public Advocacy and the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department, will host a domestic violence training course for call-takers and dispatchers from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, and Thursday, June 20. This is the first time this training has been conducted in Erie County.
Western New York's largest youth talent show returns to Erie County Fair
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:25 pm
Do you have a child who can sing, dance or play an instrument? Do they have a special talent just waiting to be discovered? If that's the case, the Erie County Fair is looking to see who's got talent!
Foster Care Month: Poloncarz, Cannon join with foster care agencies to raise awareness on need for foster families, recognize work of foster care advocates
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz recently joined Erie County Department of Social Services Commissioner Marie Cannon and foster care advocates to celebrate National Foster Care Month. Poloncarz recognized the effort of three agencies that have worked to support children in foster care and foster families. Cannon discussed the need for additional foster families in the community.
Engagement: Lacki-McFadden
Sat, May 25th 2019 07:00 am
Margaret and Michael Lacki of Grand Island are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Mary Elizabeth Lacki, to Patrick Michael John McFadden, eldest son of Helen and Mark McFadden of Eastbourne, United Kingdom.
Obituary: Dennis M. Keefe
Sat, May 25th 2019 07:00 am
Dennis M. Keefe, 66, of Grand Island, a retired senior auto claims adjuster who also worked for many years as a journalist, actor and voice-over artist, died May 17, 2019, at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga after a brief illness.
More cashless tolls coming to WNY
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:05 am
Cashless tolls are here to stay, New York State Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said Monday at a cashless tolling customer outreach event held at the Western New York Welcome Center in Grand Island.
Island Dispatch 75th anniversary drawing winner announced
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:05 am
Congratulations Julie Martin, center, who is the winner of the Island Dispatch's 75th anniversary drawing contest.
Holiday Inn Express receives $1 million Restore NY funds
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Grand Island last week Friday to deliver a $1 million check of Restore NY funding for the Holiday Inn Express hotel on Long Road.
Rotary Club of Grand Island commended for youth groups
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
Rotary District 7090 Gov. Melisa Schrock attended the Rotary Club of Grand Island's breakfast meeting on May 9 at the Holiday Inn Express and commended members of the club on the four youth clubs it sponsors within the Grand Island school system.
Buffalo Bisons, Duff's, Kearns teamed up to send 1,000 veterans to 'Thank A Vet Day at the Ball Park' for free
Fri, May 17th 2019 07:50 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, Duff's Famous Wings of Orchard Park and Buffalo Bisons are teaming up to host "Thank A Vet Day at the Ballpark" on Saturday. This day of community and celebration was coordinated by Kearns as an extension of the Erie County Clerk's "Thank A Vet" discount program in an effort to honor veterans.
North American Drone Masters to be held at Erie County Fair
Wed, May 15th 2019 05:50 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society and No Limit FPV have reached an agreement with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and MultiGP to hold the first North American Drone Masters on Aug. 10-11. The event will take place during the Erie County Fair inside the Gusto Grandstand and will be a free event with paid admission to the Erie County Fair.
New Adrian's Custard & Beef bigger, better than ever
Sat, May 11th 2019 07:05 am
There is no comparing the new Adrian's Custard & Beef to the old, said members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon-cutting Saturday celebrating the restaurant's move across the street to 2352 Grand Island Blvd.
McMahon announces campaign for Erie County legislator
Sat, May 11th 2019 07:00 am
Jacob McMahon, a U.S. Marine and a Grand Island native, is running for Erie County Legislator in the 4th District.
Grand Island Town Board: McMurray blasts Madigan over CannonDesign
Sat, May 11th 2019 07:00 am
Town Councilman Mike Madigan will be sitting in the former CannonDesign building, not as a councilman, but as a corporate employee, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said Monday.
Grand Island: Town to move ahead with gazebo demolition
Sat, May 11th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Gazebo, off limits for months because of structural problems, will be torn down.
Grand Island Town Board: Opinions differ on sentence for theft from town's Golden Age Center
Sat, May 11th 2019 06:55 am
Barbara Gannon's sentence by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 5 years of probation for stealing thousands of dollars from the town's Meals on Wheels program avoids what amounts to a death sentence for the former Golden Age Center recreation supervisor.
ESD: 'Restore NY' funding presented for former 'eyesore'
Fri, May 10th 2019 07:30 pm
Empire State Development on Friday announced $1 million in "Restore NY" funding was provided to Grand Island Hotel LLC upon the completion of the $8 million Holiday Inn Express Hotel, located in the formerly vacant and blighted Dunlop building on Grand Island.
 

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