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Vikings retire #24 in tribute to Neville
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The biggest home basketball crowd in decades packed the Grand Island High School gymnasium for the retirement ceremony of Julie Roth Neville's basketball jersey Friday.
Niagara Footprint Festival organizers receive proclamation
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
Organizers of the Niagara Footprint Festival received a proclamation from the Grand Island Town Board praising their success in establishing the first-ever winter event.
Relay For Life announces fundraisers
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 06:55 am
Grand Island Relay For Life has announced these upcoming events. Relay For Life, with the theme "Cooking Up a Cure," will take place at Veterans Park from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 7.
Whitings celebrate 75th wedding anniversary
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 06:55 am
The children of Rosemary and Richard (Bud) Whiting have announced the 75th wedding anniversary of their parents on March 4, 2019. The immediate family will celebrate on Saturday, March 2, with a luncheon at The Terrace at Delaware Park's Marcy Casino.
Grand Island GOP announces endorsed candidates
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Republican Committee has announced its endorsed candidates for this election cycle. From left: Mike Madigan, Town Council; Pattie Frentzel, town clerk; John Whitney, town supervisor; Tom Digati, Town Council; and Mark Nemeth, town justice.
Poloncarz introduces resolution to extend interest-free period to pay county taxes for individuals furloughed during shutdown
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has introduced a resolution that would provide a temporary extension of the interest-free period to pay Erie County property taxes by 90 days after the end of the furlough period for individuals furloughed by the federal government or non-pay federal employees due to a period of a lapse in discretionary appropriations by the federal government. The resolution will be considered by the Erie County Legislature today.
RFPs issued for major renewable energy collaboration among UB, City of Buffalo, Erie County, SUNY Buffalo State & SUNY Erie
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:20 pm
The University at Buffalo-led initiative to generate 100 megawatts of on- and off-site renewable energy hit a milestone today with the issuing of requests for proposals. RFPs went out for on-site installations at each of the five partner institutions in the project: UB, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Erie, the City of Buffalo and Erie County.
Jacobs, UB School of Pharmacy partner to distribute drug deactivation systems
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:00 pm
In an effort to reduce the availability of unused prescription drugs to people struggling with addiction, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced his office is partnering with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) to distribute thousands of Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems throughout Western New York.
Erie County named second in returning money from unemployment fraud cases
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the New York State Department of Labor's Office of Special Investigations named Erie County second in New York for recovering the highest in total restitution from unemployment insurance benefits fraud cases last year.
Poloncarz appoints Hogues as personnel commissioner
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz appointed Timothy Hogues to the office of commissioner of personnel for Erie County. Hogues, who has served as commissioner of senior services since 2016, begins in his new role today.
Grand Island Town Board: Council to discuss E-ZPass overcharges
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Overcharges from the new cashless tolling at Grand Island bridges is on the agenda for Monday's Grand Island Town Board work session meeting.
Niagara Footprint Festival leaves a positive impression
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara Footprint Festival defied the cold and snow Saturday at Beaver Island State Park and drew hundreds of visitors to a winter festival in its first showing.
State Parks announces partner for Beaver Island State Park, Big Six Marina
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced Wednesday that Montana International LLC has been selected through the New York state procurement process to operate concessions at Beaver Island State Park and the Big Six Marina on Grand Island.
Blizzard of 2019 keeps town personnel working round the Island, round the clock
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Brutal cold, white-outs and snow caused Grand Island school and government closures this week.
Grand Island: No Town Board meeting Feb. 18
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 06:55 am
The usually scheduled Grand Island Town Board meeting for the third Monday of the month is canceled for February as members of the town government attend the annual Association of Towns conference.
Dems seeking candidates for town offices
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Democratic Party is seeking candidates to fill town positions of supervisor, Town Council (two), town clerk, and town justice for this fall.
DEC releases New York state hunting safety statistics for 2018
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 12:25 pm
The 2018 hunting seasons in New York tallied the lowest number of recorded hunting-related shooting incidents (HRSIs) - and tied the 2016 mark (13) as the safest on record, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Grand Island: Pinto Sanitation services cancelled today
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 10:55 am
Pinto Sanitation issued the following statement on Wednesday, via the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: "Due to the weather, Wednesday's garbage collection services on Grand Island are cancelled and will be picked up next week Wednesday instead, or on your normal collection day next week."
Poloncarz issues travel advisory for Buffalo, northern Erie County
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 03:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has issued a travel advisory, in effect until further notice, for the City of Buffalo and all of northern Erie County due to a winter storm that could leave snow accumulations of up to 2 feet in some areas by Thursday morning. The entire region will see lake-effect snow, blowing and drifting snow, and extreme cold temperatures and wind chills over the next 36 hours and into Thursday. The travel advisory urges against any unnecessary travel during this period, and using extreme caution if travel is unavoidable.
Above and Beyond: Jacobs installs 2019 Grand Island Fire Co. officers
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 12, at fire headquarters. Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their community protection duties. Honored guests and family members joined in praising the steadfast commitment of these volunteers.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce 2019 officers installed
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
On Thursday, Jan. 17, during its first meeting of 2019, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce installed its officers and newly elected board members.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: First-ever State of Town, Schools meeting held
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
About 30 people attended the Buffalo Launch Club for the first-ever Grand Island State of the Town & Schools event presented by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
Grand Island Town Board: Insurance carrier to recompense town after theft
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island's insurance carrier will reimburse the town for nearly all of its loss from a theft in the Golden Age Center.
Grand Island: Conservatives seek candidates
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Conservative Party is seeking qualified conservative candidates to fill town positions of supervisor, councilmember (two), town clerk, and town justice for this fall's election.
Winterfest returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Thu, Jan 24th 2019 03:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the return of Winterfest to Chestnut Ridge Park 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 27. The free, family fun event will offer sledding, a snow-sculpting competition with prizes awarded for the cutest, funniest and most original compositions, marshmallow roasting, as well as chainsaw-carving demonstrations, arts and crafts, and a monster mural.
Erie County seeking to improve health and human services programs
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
The Erie County departments of health, social services and senior services are seeking public input on ways to improve health and human services programs countywide, and have introduced an online survey for public usage to gather such information for incorporation into an enhanced health and human services plan.
Inaugural Niagara Footprint Festival set for Jan. 26
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 07:00 am
A coalition of groups has formed to establish a new winter event on Grand Island for families suffering from cabin fever.
Elected leaders withhold support for soil study on Tonawanda Coke
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Elected leaders and citizen activists who fought and won in court against polluter Tonawanda Coke criticized the researchers who are conducting a soil study mandated as part of the company's court sentence.
Erie County Legislature: EPA asked to designate Tonawanda Coke a federal Superfund site
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
A resolution introduced by Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick urges the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to request federal funds for Tonawanda Coke clean-up.
Tree and shrub seedlings available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 12:35 pm
Order forms for the 2019 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce to host state of town, schools event
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 11:10 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will host the 2019 Grand Island State of the Town and Schools event from 10-11:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road. Scheduled guest speakers include Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray and Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Brian Graham, Ed.D.
Grand Island: Neighbors Foundation extends thanks for 'Share Your Happiness' support
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 11:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation had a very successful holiday season with donations to its "Share Your Happiness" program and the pancake breakfast hosted by Ellden's Restaurant (River Oaks Clubhouse).
Contract signed with acclaimed local artist Susan Geissler for Charles DeGlopper sculpture
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee signed a contract Monday with a sculptor to produce a life-sized statue of Charles DeGlopper that would be a centerpiece of the new and improved DeGlopper Park.
Grand Island Town Board: Madigan calls McMurray 'vindictive' after losing committee post
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
Whatever 2019 new year's resolutions made for more congeniality in Grand Island Town Board meetings lasted little more than an hour.
Hundreds attend forum by GI Zonta on women in science
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
A large crowd, mostly young women and girls, attended a forum on women in science and mathematics presented by the Grand Island Zonta Club Wednesday evening at Grand Island High School.
Buffalo Launch Club holds installation
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club held its installation of 2019 officers on Sunday, Dec. 30, at the club, 503 E. River Road. The installation followed an 11 a.m. brunch.
Grand Island: Blood drive Jan. 22 at firehall
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Grand Island Firehall, 2275 Baseline Road.
Hardwick announces funding in budget for Legislative District 4
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Thursday additional funding in the 2019 Erie County budget, which was signed into law on Dec. 10 by County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.
Zonta Club of Grand Island sponsors panel discussion on women in the sciences
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
Girls in the Grand Island School District and their parents will have a unique opportunity on Wednesday evening, Jan. 9, to learn about women in science and mathematics, and how they, as students, can begin a career path in these fields while still in school.
Grand Island: Town buildings beautified at holiday thanks to county program
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
Again this holiday season, the Town of Grand Island benefited from the Erie County Correctional Facility's Horticulture Program. The wreaths and poinsettias visitors to town buildings and in offices were grown/made by the inmates at the Correctional Facility and donated to the town for use on town property.
 

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