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A conversation with interior designer Diane Garey, owner of Diane Garey Interiors
Sat, Apr 29th 2023 07:00 am
Diane Garey owns a Grand Island-based interior design company. In this conversation, she talks about how she transforms homes into places that people can love and enjoy living in, regardless of the client's budget.
Committee looks to complete final phase of DeGlopper Memorial expansion
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 09:30 am
As the calendar soon turns to May, the volunteer members of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion committee will be hard at work preparing the site at the corner of Baseline Road and Grand Island Boulevard for the annual Memorial Day observance. That when we, as a nation, celebrate and recognize those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives to ensure our safety as Americans.
Erie County: Sheriff Garcia honored for excellence in office
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 09:30 am
Erie County Sheriff John C. Garcia, a Grand Island resident, was honored Thursday, April 21, by 100 Western New York civic leaders for his excellence in office as the 54th sheriff of Erie County.
Kearns warns drivers of risk of license suspension
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 09:20 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles are warning drivers they are in risk of having their driver's license suspended if they fail to comply with New York state DMV's vision screening policy.
Neighbors Foundation spring food drive
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 07:00 am
Thanks to all the businesses and organization that are hosting collection bins for the Neighbors Foundation Spring Food Drive which runs through the end of May!
Former waitress to serve prison sentence for stealing gaming tickets from Hamburg restaurant
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 05:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 31-year-old Danielle K. Bush of the Town of Tonawanda was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 21/2 to 5 years in prison.
ECDOH to host breastfeeding discussion at United Way of Buffalo and Erie County for business leaders & managers
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 07:00 am
Recent changes to New York Labor Law (Section 206-c) have formalized the right of nursing mothers to express breast milk in the workplace. This welcome change will expand opportunities for lactating parents to maintain a breastmilk supply for their young infants during their time at work.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to host Healthy Kids Day on April 29
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:40 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will host its annual Healthy Kids Day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, "encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids."
UB students to hold crowdsourcing event for area nonprofits
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:35 pm
A bestselling book from the early 1990s spoke of chicken soup for the soul. And while the book's title referred to the individual's soul, a dedicated group of University at Buffalo students believes that chicken soup - real soup, in this case − can also benefit the community's soul, as "Buffalo Soup" will demonstrate from 6-9 p.m. May 3 at Thin Man Brewery, 492 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.
Higgins, Catholic Health announce $2.37 million-plus in federal funding for new substance use disorder treatment center at St. Joseph Campus
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 05:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Monday by Catholic Health President Mark Sullivan to announce $2,377,172 in federal funding to support additional inpatient treatment beds for those struggling with substance use disorder.
Buffalo man to serve prison sentence after search warrant uncovers illegal guns
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 05:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 30-year-old Joshua Gotthart of Buffalo was sentenced this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 31/2 years in prison followed by 21/2 years of post-release supervision.
Buffalo man sentenced to probation for stealing fire truck
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 12:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 26-year-old Yassin A. Abdikadir of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to five years of probation.
Erie County District Attorney's Office observes National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 11:45 am
In observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 23-29), District Attorney John J. Flynn reminds residents of Erie County that his office is available to provide support to victims of crime.
Grand Island Garden Walk back for 2023
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 07:00 am
Mark your calendars! On Sunday, July 9, the Grand Island Garden Walk will return with many new gardens on the list of participants.
Changing lawns and lawncare practices for biodiversity and health
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 07:00 am
Did you know that 83% of all land in the United States is owned by private landowners, and that 40 million acres of land is maintained as turf grass, with 500 square-miles of lawn added each year?
Election 2023: Joseph Spinella running for Grand Island Town Council
Sat, Apr 22nd 2023 07:00 am
I am Joseph Spinella, your neighbor, a proud father of three, and husband to Autumn, a life-long Grand Island resident. I believe my education background and managerial experiences make me worthy of your important vote for Grand Island Town Council on June 27.
Town issues proclamations honoring Arbor Day and local environmental advocates
Sat, Apr 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Three proclamations celebrating Arbor Day and two local environmental advocates, Dorothy Westhafer and Ron Rezabek, were read at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting.
Montana continues to see progress, dreams come true on Grand Island
Sat, Apr 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Growing up on a farm in Quebec, Canada, Cyndy Montana knows a thing or two about hard work and putting in long hours to get the work done. Her parents were her role models and prepared her well for the outside world, but there was no preparation for what occurred to her and her family in the spring of 2020.
Artist shares his story on large piece of wood
Sat, Apr 22nd 2023 07:00 am
A mandala represents a spiritual journey. Generally, it is in the form of a circle, but, on occasion, it can be a square. The circle is often chosen as the form because it has no beginning and no end. It's geometric, and it represents the cosmos.
Jury finds Buffalo man guilty for murdering victim during robbery outside of gas station in city's Delavan-Grider neighborhood
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 04:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a jury has found 28-year-old Daiquin Gray of Buffalo guilty of one count of murder in the second degree (class "A-I" felony), one count of robbery in the first degree (class "B" violent felony), and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (class "C" violent felony). Jurors rendered their decision this afternoon after approximately two hours of deliberation following a four-day trial.
Tops reminds community of RX drop-off locations for annual National Drug Take Back Day
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 03:40 pm
Saturday, April 22, marks the 23rd annual National Drug Take Back Day hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Renderings unveiled for new Buffalo YMCA Wellness Center
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 03:00 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has unveiled the initial renderings for a planned new Buffalo YMCA Wellness Center.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY announces new marketing & communications director
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 02:20 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY (RMHC of WNY) announced its appointment of Darlene M. Wilber as the organization's new marketing and communications director.
Grand Island whistleblower relieved to see bridge replacement underway
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:55 am
An $8.3 million project is in full swing to replace the nearly 70-year-old Beaver Island Parkway Bridge over the I-190 section of the Thruway. Since late March, crews and heavy equipment have been tearing down the old and making way for the new, while motorists who previously took Beaver Island Exit 18B have had to follow a detour to get home, to work or to businesses on the Island since April 3.
2 defendants plead guilty for looting Amherst stores during blizzard
Thu, Apr 20th 2023 07:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Wednesday announced 37-year-old Quinton D. Jones of Buffalo and 31-year-old Dijon C. Joyner of Buffalo pleaded guilty Tuesday before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of burglary in the third degree (class "D" felony). Both defendants pleaded guilty to the highest charge in full satisfaction of the charges against them.
Russell J. Salvatore celebrates 90th birthday with party at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 10:00 am
Hospitality icon Russell J. Salvatore celebrated his 90th birthday Sunday, April 16, with a spectacular black-tie gala with a "Black and Gold" theme at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
Ryan highlights electric vehicle infrastructure investments for Western New York
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:10 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced the Town of Amherst and the Town of Grand Island are among eight municipalities in Western New York - and 70 statewide - receiving state grants to improve their public electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Earth Day 2023 coincides with 16th season of Re-Tree plantings
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 07:00 am
Almost 17 years ago, Re-Tree volunteers set out to remedy massive storm-damaged areas of Western New York after the surprise storm on Oct. 12, 2006. It took the program until 2019 to complete the recovery - its 30,000th tree was planted at Canalside that year.
Winning recipes from this year's Erie County Fair homebrew & cidermaking competitions will be canned
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 03:50 pm
The deadline is quickly approaching to get entries in for the annual homebrew and cidermaking competition at the Erie County Fair.
Village Inn wins 'Best Fish Fry' for second year
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 10:00 am
The Village Inn has successfully defended its first-place title in the "Best Fish Fry" contest sponsored by Niagara Frontier Publications.
Martial arts instructor discusses active shooter responses
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 09:00 am
In an active shooter situation, the most important three words for people to know are run, hide and fight, said Derek Staubitz, who offered a free active shooter response training on March 25 at Hybrid Defense, his martial arts school, located at 2445 Grand Island Blvd.
Peace Bridge to light up in purple Saturday to honor military children
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
The international Peace Bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada is scheduled to be lit in purple on April 15 to highlight Month of the Military Child.
Hochul: More than $8.3 million to municipalities for electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $8.3 million to 70 municipalities to install electric vehicle charging stations for public use.
National Borinqueneers Day commemoration at Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to honor local veterans
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 06:40 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park will host a National Borinqueneers Day Commemoration at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13. The outdoor event will take place at the Western New York Hispanic Veterans Memorial, and it is free and open to the public.
For Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness Week, let's talk about sex
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 06:40 pm
The most recent nationwide surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show increasing trends in reported gonorrhea, syphilis and congenital syphilis cases from 2017 to 2021.
FeedMore WNY Foundation announces spring plant sale fundraiser
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 06:35 pm
The FeedMore WNY Foundation's popular plant sale is back in time for spring planting and Mother's Day gifts. From Wednesday, April 12, through Wednesday, April 26, participants have the option to purchase hanging baskets, potted annuals and annual flats. Orders may be placed online at
Erie County Department of Health highlights Black Maternal Health Week
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
April 11-17 is Black Maternal Health Week, dedicated to raising awareness and taking action in support of Black maternal health.
Obituary: Tracy (nee Kammerer) Falkowski
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 01:10 pm
Tracy (nee Kammerer) Falkowski passed away April 9, 2023, of complications from a massive, burst appendix, and appendicitis.
Jury finds registered sex offender guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a jury has found 37-year-old William T. Bergeron of Cheektowaga guilty of the highest count in the indictment against him. Jurors rendered their decision this afternoon after less than an hour of deliberation following a four-day trial that began last week. Bergeron was found guilty of the following offenses:
Teen sentenced for committing two separate carjacking-related crimes in Cheektowaga
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 18-year-old Josue Lubala of Cheektowaga was sentenced on Thursday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 81/2 years in prison followed by six years of post-release supervision.

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