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Poloncarz, Erie County Fishery Advisory Board members, community partners reveal updated online fishing map
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Erie County Environment and Planning Department Commissioner Thomas R. Hersey Jr., members of the Erie County Fishery Advisory Board and various community partners gathered at the Niawanda Park Pavilion in the City of Tonawanda to announce recent updates made to the existing "Erie and Niagara Hotspot Fishing Map" online application, and to demonstrate the new features that will help identify additional fishing locations in Western New York.
Higgins calls for expediting environmental impact study examining future of Buffalo Skyway
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins wrote a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation commissioner, urging the department to publicly release the schedule for the environmental impact study of the Buffalo Skyway and expedite the study to ensure the Department of Transportation makes appropriate choices in regard to how much money will be spent rehabilitating the Skyway.
Grand Island Highway Department: Community blood drive for Unyts set for Aug. 10
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island community is teaming up with Unyts to ensure that blood products are available for patients in need this summer.
Repairs of Golden Age Center a 'money pit,' supervisor says
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The ongoing analysis of whether the Town of Grand Island needs a new community center has brought to the forefront an unsolved problem: what to do about the aging Nike Base.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Downed primary line causes major power outage
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
At 1:44 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, Grand Island firefighters responded to a "wires down" call at 3190 Stony Point Road, between Huth Road and Majestic Woods.
Biggest Paddles Up ever anticipated
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 11:30 am
Organizers of Saturday's Paddles Up Niagara at Beaver Island State Park anticipate the biggest turnout in the event's 12-year history.
Poloncarz appoints Geary DPW commissioner
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has appointed William Geary Jr. as Erie County commissioner of the Department of Public Works. Geary, who had been serving as deputy commissioner of the Department in the Highways Division since October 2012, replaces Charles Sickler. Sickler had been serving as interim commissioner of the Public Works Department following the retirement of John Loffredo in January.
Grand Island armed robbery suspect apprehended
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 02:25 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard on Monday reported sheriff's detectives arrested Michael Church of Buffalo for the armed robbery of a gas station on Grand Island.
St. Martin's to host Community Chorus concert
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Community Chorus will present its "Summer Songfest" concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Grand Island Lions hold successful 59th annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club on July 19 held its 59th annual Special Kids Picnic at the Buffalo Launch Club, an event that brought in over 1,100 kids with special needs and their chaperones. The kids got the opportunity to enjoy entertainment that included boat rides, pony rides, Shriner minikar rides, face painting and baton twirlers.
Grand Island Town Board: First brainstorming session for community center held
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Work on a feasibility study to determine what, if any, town community center is on the drawing board began Tuesday with public input.
Above and Beyond: GIFC thanked by skydiver at Mesmer air show
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Bob Mesmer welcomed a record crowd of several hundred guests to his annual air show and neighborhood picnic, which took place at the corner of Love Road and Alt Boulevard on Wednesday, July 12.
Madigan asks for notice of cancellation of West River Trail project
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:50 pm
Grand Island Councilman Mike Madigan has asked the state for "official verification of the apparent project cancellation" for the West River Connector Trail.
Knights of Columbus supports Special Kids Picnic
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
This year, this Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic entertained many children and their chaperones for a day of fun and food, including boat rides, pony rides, face painting, music, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Can You Help: Elizabeth Restey
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Three years ago at this time, Elizabeth Restey of Grand Island was in Roswell Park Cancer Institute undergoing her first round of chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Two years ago at this time, she was pregnant with her first child. This year, she is back at Roswell and pregnant at the same time.
Riverstone Grill wins award at Taste of Buffalo
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced that several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 34th annual food festival, including one from Grand Island. The judging took place by a panel of representatives from the local media, political, and business sectors.
Erie County: Household hazardous waste collection event coming Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northwest Solid Waste Management Board, has announced a household hazardous waste drop-off day will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Erie Community College North Campus in Williamsville.
Morinello announces Project Green-Light
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
On Tuesday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello announced the kickoff of Project Green-Light. Project Green-Light is a campaign created to address the issue of traffic congestion and pollution surrounding the Grand Island tolls.
Police seek robbery suspect on Grand Island
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 06:40 pm
It was announced Saturday police are looking for a suspect involved in a robbery Friday on Grand Island.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion: Committee thankful for donations, asking for support to continue work
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Progress on the expansion of DeGlopper Memorial Park is ongoing thanks to major donations of supplies and manpower, but the committee spearheading the project says more is needed for work to continue.
Grand Island Board of Education: Pyc, Tomkins returned as board president, vice president
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017-18 school year for the Grand Island Central School District officially began Monday with the reorganization meeting of the school board.
Hardwick reminds residents of drug, syringe drop box at Town Hall
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:10 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds residents that the Erie County Sheriff's Office maintains a drug and syringe drop box at Grand Island Town Hall, located at 2255 Baseline Road. The box is located in the front entrance and is accessible Monday through Friday during business hours.
Grand Island Town Board: Community center meeting set for July 18
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:10 pm
The consultants charged by the Town of Grand Island Council to conduct a feasibility study for a possible community center on the Island will hold a community input meeting Tuesday, July 18.
Grand Island loses a lifelong patriot, 'keeper of memories'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:00 pm
Just a few weeks short of Independence Day, the Island lost a true patriot from one of the community's earliest farm families.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Just hang up
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his office has received calls about a phone scam targeting Erie County residents.
Summer time is prime for children across Erie County
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Legislator Peter Savage (3rd district), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger and departmental personnel, and Northwest Buffalo Community Center Executive Director Larry Pernick to kick off summer with the announcement of $500,000 in "Operation Prime Time" grants to 65 local not-for-profit agencies.
EC Social Services announces 'Fatherhood Connection' classes
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 03:45 pm
The Erie Department of Social Services recently announced the formation of "Fatherhood Connection: Men's Parenting and Personal Development Group," a 13-week series of classes with the goal of empowering men of any age, fathers and father figures to be better parents to the children in their lives.
Poloncarz signs 'Ruthie's Law'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:30 pm
Erie County's newest law was officially adopted Friday as Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed "Ruthie's Law," a multifaceted measure designed to better protect senior citizens in nursing homes, as well as provide current information to their loved ones and family members.
GOP Women hold annual picnic
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Women's Club held its annual picnic at the home of Rosemary Wojick and enjoyed fine summer weather, a delicious meal and great conversation.
GI Rotarians among volunteers at annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 hoops tourney
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Rotary Club members staffed the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament registration tent, checking in over 800 basketball players over Gus Macker weekend June 10 and 11.
Can You Help?: Donations sought for Islander undergoing treatment
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:35 pm
A gofundme.com page has been established for a young Island native who is facing her second treatment for cancer.
Jacobs: New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction field hearing to be held in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 04:55 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced the New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will hold a field hearing in Buffalo on July 12 to continue to examine the issues faced due to increased heroin and opioid abuse.
Fantasy Island announces 'Declaration Celebration'
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:10 am
Fantasy Island will celebrate the Fourth Of July in a bigger-than-ever way this year, as the "Declaration Celebration Presented by Wendy's Restaurants" was announced over the weekend. This year's event starts on Canada Day, Saturday, July 1, and run through July 4. They include fireworks every night, live music and hot dog eating contests.
River Lea Quilters Guild makes second donation
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
The second of two charitable donations by the River Lea Quilters Guild took place Tuesday at a picnic meeting of the group.
Grand Island soils to be tested for pollutants
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
Soil samples will be collected from homes in the southeastern part of Grand Island in August, said Jackie James-Creedon, executive director of Citizen Science Community Resources. That soil will be tested for 130 different types of contaminants, including benzene, pesticides, heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Island Dogs are back
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders have missed their Sahlen's hot dogs so much that they were trying to order food before the new Buffalo Dog House even opened.
Lawnmower Races called 'best ever'
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017 edition of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Races that took place Sunday was called the best ever by race organizers.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, partners selected to host nationally recognized SPLASH event to celebrate clean water, engage community
Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 05:10 pm
Hundreds of Western New Yorkers will make a SPLASH and celebrate clean water and water-based activities on July 29 with Paddles Up Niagara 2017 presented nationally by Toyota.
Morinello cosponsors Grand Island toll legislation
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 10:10 am
Assemblymen Angelo J. Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, and Mickey Kearns, D-West Seneca, have joined forces to champion legislation (A.8535) that would ensure money generated from the use of the Grand Island bridges remains in the community.
Poloncarz: County sewer bond refunding would save $1.6 million
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:50 pm
On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a refunding of General Obligation Sewer District Bonds will be included in 2017 Erie County borrowing, an action that could result in approximately $1.687 million in savings for county sewer districts.
 

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