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US Attorney Ross hosts AGAC subcommittee meeting in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 02:55 pm
This week, U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross, a member of Attorney General Merrick Garland's advisory committee (AGAC) and chair of the law enforcement coordination, victim assistance and community relations subcommittee (LEVC), hosted the LEVC meeting in the Western District of New York, which brought U.S. attorneys from across the country to the Buffalo area for two days.
Inspiring speaker at GIHS
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 10:10 am
On Friday, June 2, Dr. Sarah Chamberlain, a postdoctoral associate in the structural biology department at the University at Buffalo Jacob's School of Medicine, came to speak to the AP biology and physics classes at Grand Island High School.
STAY INDOORS: Erie County urges continued precautions as smoke-filled air is expected through Thursday
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 09:30 pm
The latest weather forecasts are predicting very unhealthy air quality conditions to continue through the day tomorrow, Thursday, June 8. The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) strongly recommends that individuals remain indoors as much as possible while these poor air conditions persist.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper launches Seabin technology for season 2 at Buffalo Harbor State Park
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:20 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has launched the trash-trapping, in-water cleanup technology Seabin for a second season at Buffalo Harbor State Park, in partnership with the binational Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) on behalf of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup, and with New York State Parks.
Higgins: $170,000 in federal grants for 7 local art organizations
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced seven local art and cultural organizations were awarded federal grants totaling $170,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Hazardous air quality conditions prompt ECDOH to recommend postponing outdoor activities
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 01:10 pm
As of this writing (12:30 p.m.), records a "very unhealthy" air quality for the greater Buffalo area. Air quality alerts from NYS DEC are expected to continue at least through this evening.
Smoke from Canadian wildfires reduces regional air quality; may cause adverse health effects
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 09:50 am
Wind currents are directing Canadian wildfire smoke to Western New York and Erie County, causing hazy skies and, in some locations, noticeable smoky odors.
Parolee pleads guilty to gun charge for pointing illegal pistol at police during foot pursuit
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old William A. Fugate of Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (class "D" felony).
After notable spike in unintentional drug poisonings in infants, health officials stress importance of safe storage for medication & THC edibles
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:25 pm
Imagine, for a moment, an infant. She's learning to crawl, exploring the world and objects around her. One of those objects is an edible gummy, containing enough THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) to cause intoxication, seizures, trouble breathing, and changes to heart rate and blood pressure. She puts it in her mouth, swallows, and when the poisoning effects set in - sometimes hours later - her parents panic.
Erie County Fair: Tickets for concerts & motor events on sale Friday
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 12:45 pm
Tickets for events at The Buffalo News Grandstand during the Erie County Fair will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, June 9, online at All tickets for grandstand events will include admission to the Erie County Fair on the day of the show.
Grand Island's 3 campgrounds offer respite to tourists from around the world
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island has lots of green space by design, with two state parks, a nature preserve and several local parks that afford access to nature and our scenic Niagara River waterfront.
Relay For Life Honorary Survivors Jody and Tom Fogarty share their stories
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Jody and Tom Fogarty, who were chosen as Relay For Life's honorary survivors in 2023, both are cancer free after recent cancer diagnoses: Tom with bladder cancer in 2018 and Jody with breast cancer in 2021. They said one of their goals in telling their story is to encourage others to make sure to have regular cancer screenings.
SBA: More than $15 million in federal assistance to residents & businesses impacted by December blizzard
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Small Business Administration provided more than $15 million in low-interest loans to New Yorkers impacted by Winter Storm Elliott in December 2022.
Remembering the fallen: Memorial Day 2023 on Grand Island
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:15 pm
The sun shone brightly over the DeGlopper Memorial on May 29 as Chris Taylor told the story of the uncle that he never knew to an assembled crowd.
Hope Chest fundraiser set for June 17
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:10 pm
Luminina, operating as Hope Chest, a local 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit agency that provides exercise and nutrition classes, emotional support, and paddling for breast cancer survivors, announced the annual Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival will be held Saturday, June 17 at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Five southtowns cultural institutions, 'one amazing summer'
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:05 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve, the Roycroft Campus and Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff have teamed up to encourage visitation to all five southtown cultural sites this summer with a brand-new "Southtowns Cultural Passport."
Erie County's Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness introduces assistive communication tools for first responders
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) developed an innovative and practical solution for first responders to use when interacting with residents who may have limited English skills or disabilities that affect speech or hearing.
ECHDC, Buffalo Boat Tours launch new 'Big Kahuna Boat' at Canalside
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Friday announced the christening of the "Big Kahuna," a new tiki tour boat docked at Canalside. The newly built, multi-hulled boat is the latest to be added to the fleet of Buffalo Boat Tours. It will carry passengers on daily scenic Buffalo waterfront trips.
Just Buffalo announces winner of the 2023 poetry fellowship
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center announced Ae Hee Lee as the 2023 poetry fellow. The award, which is open to adult poets of all ages and career stages, includes a $1,500 honorarium; a month-long residency in Buffalo this August, and the opportunity to perform as a featured reader at Just Buffalo's Silo City Reading Series.
Erie County Department of Health offers free trainings for Youth Mental Health First Aid
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health's Office of Health Equity has three free sessions scheduled for its Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults.
Grand Island Lady Vikings 10UB Bagley take first at Arcade tournament
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Vikings 10U B (Bagley) softball team recently attended the second annual Lady Cardinal Tournament in Arcade and took first place.
Grand Island prepares to honor fallen vets
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
On Monday, Grand Island will honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country while in military service.
Oliverio appointed executive director
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
Robert Bennett, president of Opportunities Collaborative for Special Needs Students Inc., announced the appointment of Dr. Molly Oliverio as the organization's new executive director.
An illuminating career: Grand Island Candle's Joshua Thomas captures WNY scents
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
Joshua Thomas was well into a creative career when he discovered the passion for candlemaking that brought Grand Island Candle Company to life.
Rotary Club of Grand Island sets 'Shred-it Day' for Saturday, June 17
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island will host its annual "Shred-it" drive-thru event behind KeyBank in the Tops Market Plaza parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17. Patrons will be able to watch the confidential document destruction of their papers.
Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World opens for 2023
Fri, May 26th 2023 08:15 pm
Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World is kicking off its new season Saturday (May 27) with a splash - literally - and a raft of new rides to add to the excitement.
Missing Grand Island girl is found safe
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:00 pm
A missing Grand Island girl has been found and reunited with her family, after allegedly being lured away from her Bedell Road home overnight Thursday by a man she met online.
Meet the artists chosen to participate in Hertel Alley Mural Fest
Tue, May 23rd 2023 02:55 pm
Arts Services Inc. (ASI) and Buffalo Common Council Member Joel P. Feroleto have announced the artists chosen to paint live mural art during the 2023 Hertel Alley Mural Fest, which will take place June 10-11. The festival is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, on Hertel Alley, which runs behind businesses from 1225 and 1301 Hertel Ave., in north Buffalo.
Morinello to host free Alzheimer's awareness seminar on Grand Island
Tue, May 23rd 2023 02:55 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello will host a free Alzheimer's awareness seminar for families, caretakers and seniors, from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Grand Island Golden Age Center. Morinello has partnered with the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the Home Assistance Referral Team (HART) for this event.
Erie County expands 'Leave-Behind Narcan' program to volunteer firefighting community
Mon, May 22nd 2023 12:20 pm
As part of Emergency Medical Services Week (May 21-27), the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is expanding its Narcan distribution program to include all 97 volunteer fire departments in Erie County.
NYS: 'Get Outdoors & Get Together Day' celebrations
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "Get Outdoors & Get Together Day" will be held Saturday, June 10, with events at more than 20 select locations across New York, "to bring people of all abilities, ages, identities and backgrounds together for fun, healthy activities."
Casey's Cabana opens for 6th season
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:05 am
Gabby Bergstrom was a Grand Island High School sophomore in 2018 when she and fellow DECA members Luke Hess and Lauren Merletti were on a bus ride home from state competition. It was then they decided owning their own business could give them an edge in winning a state award. Using their cell phones to open craigslist, they found a hot dog stand at 1437 Ferry Road on the mighty Niagara River was available to rent.
Woodcarver donates chess set to middle school
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
Gary Dahlstrom, who donated a hand-carved chess set to Veronica Connor Middle School's chess club, was recognized for his work by the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education at a recent meeting.
Memorial Day ceremony slated for Monday, May 29, at Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island, Charles N. DeGlopper VFW Post No. 9249, American Legion Post No. 1346 and Grand Island High School wind ensemble will honor the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for our country while in military service. They are remembered each and every day and will be honored on Memorial Day.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks residents who donated to food collection
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
Thank you to all who participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food collection! Here on Grand Island, we collected over 3,200 pounds of food for the Neighbors Foundation.
Grand Island voters pass school district budget, reelect trustees
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island voters on Tuesday unofficially passed the $73,727,888 Grand Island Central School District budget for the 2023-24 school year. In addition, they approved a proposition to purchase five new vehicles for the school district (three 65-passenger buses, one 29-passenger bus, and two Ford F350 4x4 trucks for the Buildings and Grounds Department). Also, the voters approved the establishment of a new 15-year capital reserve fund to replace the fund that expired this year.
County road repair program underway
Fri, May 19th 2023 08:35 am
Summer is the busy season for road construction.
Defendant pleads guilty for committing robberies in Buffalo & Orchard Park
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 39-year-old Edward T. Turner of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to one count of attempted robbery in the first degree and one count of robbery in the second degree (class "C" violent felonies).
'Tops Totes for Change' continues to aid local charities by raising over $519,000
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:50 pm
It's hard to believe that a little over three years ago Tops launched its highly successful "Tops Totes for Change." This program encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity design for just $2.69, with $1 of the proceeds being donated back to five local community organization. Since its inception, Tops is proud to say that $519,846 has been raised for area charities and at a time that these organizations need it most.
Buffalo man sentenced for fatally stabbing woman on Doat Street, violating order of protection issued for another female victim
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 29-year-old Talyn D. Williams of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Shelia A. DiTullio to 25 years to life in prison.

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