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COVID cases continue to rise in WNY
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 04:35 pm
From the week ending Oct. 23 to the week ending Nov. 13, COVID-19 cases have increased 105% in Erie County.
The Western New York Land Conservancy completes purchase of Grand Island forest
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 08:25 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy has purchased what it called an "ecologically significant," 10.5-acre forest on Staley Road on Grand Island.
'Power of Place' bringing National History Association to Buffalo
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will bring 800 to 1,000 history professionals and volunteers to Buffalo from Sept. 14-17, 2022, for its annual meeting.
American Legion Band of the Tonawandas to appear at Cardinal O'Hara High School PAC
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 11:40 am
The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas brings its Christmas concert to the Cardinal O'Hara High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 12.
Can You Help? Relative launches GoFundMe to assist Island family
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 10:55 am
On Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Masucci family of 1945 Bruce Lane on Grand Island sustained a devastating fire to their residence. Members of the Grand Island Fire Co extinguished the fire, which was centered in the garage of the residence. However, it also resulted in significant damage to the structure and the loss of two pets.
Kearns unveils new 'Thank-A-Vet' discount card
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 10:50 am
As the nation celebrated Veterans Day this week, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns raised attention to the struggles veterans and their families may have with suicide or a mental health diagnosis by redesigning the card used in the Erie County clerk's "Thank-A-Vet" discount program.
Salvation Army bellringer campaign underway
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 10:45 am
The 2021 Salvation Army Bellringer Drive recently kicked off at the Market in the Square in North Tonawanda with speeches, the introduction of the new lieutenants for the Tonawanda district, and with a performance of Christmas carols by the Salvation Army's four-piece brass band.
Veteran stories: Jerry Marsala
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 10:40 am
Jerry Marsala said he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1984 under the delayed enlistment program. He left for boot camp in March of 1985.
Veteran stories: John Anderson
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 10:40 am
When John Anderson was in ninth grade, he decided to join the Marine Corps.
Grand Island photographer takes initiative to create a fundraiser for Buffalo's Crisis Services
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 07:00 am
Elizabeth Snyder, owner of Elizabeth Snyder Photography on Grand Island, is hosting a pin-up calendar launch party from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Atrium in the Market Arcade to benefit Buffalo's Crisis Services.
DEC to operate deer and bear check station on opening weekend of regular big game season
Thu, Nov 11th 2021 09:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging hunters to visit the Region 9 deer and bear check station on Route 16 in Holland during the opening weekend of the regular big game season.
Erie County's COVID-19 pandemic response chronicled in Cornell University Democracy Summer Fellowship report
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 03:25 pm
Erie County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been documented and memorialized in a new report compiled by Callie McQuilkin, a senior at Cornell University participating in Cornell's Democracy Summer Fellowship Program.
Higgins honors Vietnam veteran Jack Walter
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 11:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently honored Vietnam veteran Capt. Jack Walter in a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park for his distinguished service in U.S. Army. He presented Walter with a Vietnam veteran lapel pin ahead of Veterans Day.
Less than 1,000 spots remain for 126th annual 'YMCA Turkey Trot'
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 11:45 am
There are less than 1,000 spots left for the 126th annual "YMCA Turkey Trot." Race capacity is limited, so organizers are urging people to sign up now to ensure their place in the oldest consecutively run footrace in North America. The $42 entry fee includes all processing fees plus a commemorative T-shirt.
Higgins, Poloncarz & Flynn announce $1 million in federal funding to combat domestic violence in Erie County
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and District Attorney John Flynn announced a federal grant totaling $1 million awarded to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
ECDOH offers statement to clarify questions about mask breaks in schools
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 08:05 pm
To clarify the correspondence the Erie County Department of Health sent to the Williamsville Central School District last week, and address the subsequent reactions from school superintendents and parents, ECDOH does not intend to take enforcement measures against schools that are providing students with mask breaks during the school day.
Batavia Downs celebrity bartending night raises $5,200 for #ConnorStrong
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 04:15 pm
Western Region Off Track Betting and Batavia Downs Gaming announced a celebrity bartending night raised $5,200 in support of Connor O'Neil and his family in their battle against cancer.
'Little Women' on stage at Cardinal O'Hara
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 04:00 pm
The Hawk Pride Players at Cardinal O'Hara High School are once again experiencing an opportunity to join live theater, following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Hochul announces start of construction for $13 million events pavilion on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the start of construction on a $13 million outdoor entertainment pavilion on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The project, her team said, will renovate the long-abandoned Terminal B warehouse into an events center that utilizes existing parking and reclaims seven acres of contaminated property to open additional public access with scenic new lake views.
Orchid show returns to Buffalo Botanical Gardens
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 09:25 pm
For the first time since March of 2020, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, will host the orchid show on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14, at the Botanical Gardens.
ECDOH announces COVID-19 vaccine clinics for 5-11-year-olds on Nov. 20
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 01:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health will hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics for 5-11-year-olds on Saturday, Nov. 20, at:
Grand Island man pleads guilty to felony animal cruelty charge for fatally injuring dog
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 01:35 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 43-year-old Brian N. Cline of Grand Island pleaded guilty on Friday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals (a Class "E" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the only charge in the indictment against him.
Greenway offers ideas for Grand Island bike path
Sat, Nov 6th 2021 10:35 am
Recently, officials from the Niagara River Greenway Commission met with Town of Grand Island committee members who are working on its trails and bike routes. They took a bicycle ride down Grand Island Boulevard to finalize a direct route through town to officially connect the extensive Niagara River Shoreline Trail from Buffalo's Outer Harbor north to Youngstown.
EC200 celebration branches out in arboreal collaboration
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:40 pm
Erie County's bicentennial celebration is branching out across the county courtesy of a collaborative effort involving several partners.
26 Shirts releases 'Breaking Barriers: Val James' in partnership with the Buffalo Sabres
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:00 pm
When Val James suited up for the Sabres for the first time in 1981, he became the first Black American to play in the NHL. Nov. 1 marked the 40th anniversary of James' NHL debut. The Buffalo Sabres will commemorate the milestone during their home game on Saturday, Nov. 6, against the Detroit Red Wings.
Erie County roads given highest rating in decades by Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 03:40 pm
Conditions of roads owned and maintained by Erie County have earned improved grades from an independent and nonpartisan transportation advisory organization, with a comprehensive study recently completed by the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council providing an update on the surface conditions of the entire county highway system.
Grand Island: Town Board opts out of on-site cannabis facilities
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 07:45 am
The Grand Island Town Board, by a 3-2 vote at its Nov. 1 meeting, enacted local law 13, opting out of allowing cannabis on-site consumption sites in the municipality.
ECDOH & John R. Oishei Children's Hospital will offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 5-11-year-olds on Saturday
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) will hold a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, Nov. 6, providing the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine specifically for 5-11-year-olds.
State snowmobile safety course on Grand Island
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 03:55 pm
The Grand Island Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Grand Island Rod and Gun Club, will hold a free New York state snowmobile safety course from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 at the Grand Island Rod and Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road.
Erie County Senior Services Department schedules annual public hearings
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced two public hearings to be held in order to seek community input regarding unmet needs of the county's older adult population, existing programs and services offered by the department, and to solicit comments and ideas on how to better serve the county's older population.
Veterans Day ceremony set
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 03:00 pm
The Grand Island Recreation Department announced a Veterans Day ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall, 1717 Bedell Road.
Community Foundation announces information sessions & deadline for 2022 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds application process
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 07:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process on Nov. 8. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 3.
DEC seeks information on hunting-related shooting incident in Erie County
Tue, Nov 2nd 2021 01:50 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Law Enforcement is asking the public to share information about the identity of a pheasant hunter involved in a hunting-related shooting incident with another hunter on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area in the Town of Collins.
ECDOH coordinates 'Shots at the Shop' COVID-19 vaccine clinic with Bougie Nail Boutique in Buffalo
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 04:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is coordinating a "Shots at the Shop" COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Bougie Nail Boutique from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.
Erie County Department of Social Services, community partners provide guidance on how to access Child Tax Credit payments
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:35 am
Officials with the Erie County Department of Social Services and two organizations that regularly work collaboratively with county officials want to inform local residents who are eligible to claim the Child Tax Credit and up to three federal stimulus checks on how to claim their funds.
Ice at Canalside to open Nov. 26
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:20 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will open the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26.
Dan Drexelius honored for work with DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee
Sat, Oct 30th 2021 07:00 am
The tables were turned on Dan Drexelius last Sunday evening and, by the look on his face, he was caught totally off guard - but humbled and speechless by the gesture.
Higgins: $46,000-plus in American Rescue Plan Funding for Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two federal grants awarded to the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Funded by the American Rescue Plan and awarded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the grants provide funding to address community needs and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Higgins announces approval of legislation supporting grants for veteran treatment courts
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the passage of H.R. 4035, the Real Justice for Our Veterans Act of 2021. The bill provides $3 million annually from 2022 through 2027 for grants through the U.S. Department of Justice to local governments operating veteran treatment courts.
Town of West Seneca & United Way launch Born Learning Trail at Tim Russert Park to promote early learning & family fun
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 12:50 pm
Learning happens everywhere a child goes, but parents, grandparents and caregivers may not always know how to support that learning.
 

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