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New Yorkers & visitors can fish for free on Saturday, Sept. 25
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced New York's fifth "Free Fishing Day" of the year is on Saturday, Sept. 25. It coincides with National Hunting and Fishing Day, which is celebrated annually to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing and target shooting. New York provides anglers with six "Free Fishing Days" each year.
Ryan announces state construction aid allocations for local libraries
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 05:40 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, chairman of the New York State Senate Libraries Committee, joined representatives from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to announce he secured $678,488 in funding for the Isaías González-Soto Branch Library in Buffalo and the Grand Island Memorial Library for renovation costs.
Erie County: 'High-Risk Youth' Team intervention program for teens impacted by gun violence
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 10:05 am
On Thursday, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the "High-Risk Youth Team," a multifaceted intervention program for teenagers who are considered at risk of being directly impacted by gun violence in the City of Buffalo.
E-waste drive set for Saturday
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 10:05 am
Buffalo Computer Recycling will collect electronic waste from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Grand Island Town Hall parking lot. The e-waste drive is sponsored by Casella.
Erie County Department of Health shares questions for parents & caregivers to ask child care centers
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
As many families with young children settle into their "back to school" routines, the Erie County Department of Health is offering parents and caregivers a set of questions to ask child care centers about their health and safety practices related to COVID-19. These include:
DEC proposes regulation allowing counties to opt out of holiday deer hunt
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the release of a proposed regulation that, if adopted, would allow counties to opt out of the recently established end-of-year deer hunt, slated to occur annually between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. The "holiday hunt" is an extension of the late bow and muzzleloader deer season in New York's southern zone.
'Shop 716' e-gift cards and buy local campaign return to boost Erie County small businesses
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:00 pm
National Small Business Week is here, and Erie County is building on the success of 2020's popular small business initiatives by joining with partners to relaunch the "Shop 716" e-gift card and buy local marketing campaign programs for the final months of 2021.
Scholarship fund receives donation from recycling efforts at Erie County Fair
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:00 pm
The Erie County Fair continues its partnership with the Can Bottle Return Co. of Hamburg to collect and recycle the returnable cans, bottles and glasses used at the annual event. The items were collected on a daily basis at the Erie County Fair from the designated containers placed around the grounds totaling 45,000 items.
Erie County Department of Health reminds residents of West Nile virus risk from mosquitoes
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 01:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is alerting residents to a mosquito pool test result that confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in area mosquitos. Municipal partners collected the sample from a location in the northern part of Erie County in mid-August.
Southpointe progress debated
Sat, Sep 11th 2021 07:00 am
Recent tree-cutting on swaths of land along Baseline Road from Love Road north to Staley Road is a clear sign that phase I development is underway for the Southpointe Planned Development District. The site is bordered on the east by I-190/South State Parkway.
Grand Island: Town Board to seek public comment on 'pot' sales
Sat, Sep 11th 2021 07:00 am
The Town Board has been asked by a resident to consider the pros and cons of having a restriction on cannabis sales on Grand Island. New York state permits such restrictions.
Niagara's Splash World to extend summer season
Sat, Sep 11th 2021 07:00 am
Niagara's Splash World Water Park is extending its summer season to include weekends through the rest of September.
Women of the Word starting up again
Sat, Sep 11th 2021 07:00 am
With the 2021-22 season, Women of the Word begins its 33rd year of nondenominational Christian Bible study on Grand Island. Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church at 2100 Whitehaven Road, the ladies of W.O.W. will examine the New Testament book of Ephesians and also study through several weeks of basic Christian beliefs. The premier celebration is Thursday, Sept. 16, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Poloncarz, officials proclaim Suicide Prevention Week in Erie County
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 10:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Friday by Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and Commissioner of Mental Health Mark O'Brien; Erie County legislators; Chief Executive Officer of Crisis Services Jessica Pirro; Celia Spacone, Ph.D., of the Suicide Prevention Coalition; member agencies and concerned citizens in front of the Edward A. Rath county office building to spread a message of hope and proclaim "Suicide Prevention Week" in Erie County.
Town Hall Square Plaza nearing completion
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 07:00 am
The Town Hall Square Plaza facelift is nearly complete, lacking only a few business signs, and the reopening of a restaurant. Colorful new storefronts brighten the look of the businesses in the plaza across from Town Hall and the Grand Island Fire Co. firehall.
Remembering 9/11 on Grand Island
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:50 pm
Grand Island Post 1346 American Legion is remembering the tragedy of 9/11 this weekend by holding a Patriot Day poppy drive in memory of the lives that were lost 20 years ago. The poppy drive will be a daylong event on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 and 11. Donations are being accepted to purchase poppies that will help all local veterans, said Post Judge Advocate Joe Synakowski, who designed and produced this poster.
Albright-Knox partners with Child & Family Services for 'Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color'
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:45 pm
The Albright-Knox recently partnered with Child & Family Services to supply artmaking kits to children in the residential treatment program as part of the current exhibition at Albright-Knox Northland, "Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color."
COVID cases continue to rise in Erie County
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:05 am
The Erie County Department of Health is providing an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending Sept. 4, 2021, ECDOH received reports for 1,326 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents, a 22% increase from the previous week.
Erie County RSVP, Homeland Security & Emergency Services Department join partners in honoring 20th anniversary of 9/11
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:30 am
On Saturday, Sept. 11, Erie County will join 60 communities across the country to memorialize those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, in a special ceremony hosted by the Erie County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial, and Explore & More - The Ralph C Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum. The ceremony will take place rain or shine at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park at 8:30 a.m.
Elder Law Day videos available
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
The 21st annual Elder Law Day Virtual Summer Series was a collaboration between the Center for Elder Law & Justice and Erie County Department of Senior Services, which recently completed the second year of virtual presentations and consultations. All videos are available at https://elderjusticeny.org/elder-law-day.
Fun? Yes! Fans like new Splash World
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 11:30 am
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World managers and staff worked hard to prepare for opening day of the water park section, and on Saturday, the fans - the ultimate judges - gave their verdict: They like it, and they want more.
42nd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show Sept. 11 at Buffalo Launch Club
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:50 am
After last-year's break due to COVID-19, the Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boat Show will continue for a 42nd year on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road, Grand Island. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will feature Turcotte Gar Wood Custom Boats of Brant Lake.
Household hazardous waste collection event set for October
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:25 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced a free household hazardous waste collection event open to Erie County residents will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, in the City of Buffalo. This is an appointment-only event and reservations are now being accepted.
M&T Bank features business clients in 'Virtual Spotlight Shop'
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:40 pm
M&T Bank is featuring more than 50 of its business clients throughout seven states and Washington, D.C., on an online marketplace designed to connect the businesses to new customers and communities.
No dogs, pets allowed at GICSD home athletic contests
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:00 pm
The Grand Island Central School District Athletic Department announced a new policy that restricts animals from athletic contests for 2021.
'Words matter': International Overdose Awareness Day prompts call from Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force to 'end stigma around chronic disease of substance use disorder'
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 11:50 am
For International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31, the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force is providing guidance for media outlets and reporters, health care providers, law enforcement agencies, the justice system, community organizations and the general public to use person-centered, destigmatizing language in communications, professional settings and everyday conversation.
ECDOH: Ivermectin does not treat or prevent COVID-19
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 11:45 am
Prompted by urgent warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Erie County Department of Health is highlighting calls for caution against the use of ivermectin for COVID-19 prevention or treatment.
Announcing Grand Island tree inventory
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 11:30 am
The Town of Grand Island has received a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation grant to inventory all trees on Grand Island town roads (right-of-way) and parks.
COVID-19 cases, related hospitalizations increasing in Erie County as school year approaches
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 07:45 pm
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increasing, the Erie County Department of Health is strongly urging residents to act now to reduce their personal risks of infection and the chance of disease transmission in the community.
Erie County DA issues warning on possession of fake vaccination cards
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 01:35 pm
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn warns anyone who is knowingly in possession of a falsified COVID-19 vaccine card - and presents that forged document with the intent to deceive another of their vaccination status - can be charged with a felony offense. This alert comes as some local colleges and universities require students to provide proof of vaccination in order return to on-campus residency and in-person learning.
Splash World opens on Grand Island
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 07:00 am
Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World has the green light to open the water park starting Saturday, with a limited number of its slides and pools passing inspection Thursday morning.
Poppy fundraiser
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:45 pm
The American Legion Post 1346 poppy fundraiser will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11, at Tops Markets, Gui's Lumber, Northwest Bank and KeyBank on Grand Island.
Spectrum Health marks International Overdose Awareness Day
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:25 pm
Spectrum Health and Human Services says, "The statistics are startling. Here in Erie County, there was a 57% increase in confirmed opioid-related overdose deaths from 2019 to 2020. Nationally, there was a 30% increase. The trajectory for 2021 is not any better: As of July 14, there were 85 confirmed opioid-related deaths, and as many as 75 more once full toxicology reports are reviewed. While tragic, death from overdose is also preventable with education and intervention."
ECDOH: 'Steady increase in new COVID cases continues'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 05:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Health on Tuesday provided an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending Aug. 21, ECDOH received reports for 983 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents. With a 20% increase from the previous week's total of 811, a steady increase in new COVID-19 cases continues.
Erie County Department of Health shares school guidance for 2021-22 academic year
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health released a set of requirements and recommendations for Erie County grades pre-K to 12 public, private and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year.
Lifeguards training, water's running at Splash World
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 04:40 pm
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World is getting its feet wet in the water park area of what used to be Fantasy Island.
ECDOH: 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine available to moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 04:20 pm
Following last week's action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to amend to the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the Erie County Department of Health will provide a third dose for certain people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments.
Ray Pauley passes
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 02:25 pm
Raymond W. Pauley Sr. of Grand Island, a member of the Grand Island Fire Co., entered into rest Aug. 17, 2021.
Kearns to host free information drive-up events for county residents
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:25 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Stay in Your Home Campaign will conduct two free, confidential sessions for Erie County residents seeking assistance on residential foreclosures and zombie home prevention will be conducting "drive-up" informational events outside county auto bureaus in the Town of Tonawanda and Cheektowaga on Aug. 26 and 28.
St. Stephen Church to hold 'Rockin' the Grounds' Aug. 18
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 10:40 am
St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, will hold its major annual fundraiser, "Rockin' the Grounds," from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.
 

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