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Pros, cons of Aquest plan debated in separate sessions
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:20 pm
Acquest Development CEO Michael Huntress on Monday restated to the Town Board his company's proposal for building a single 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility on its 145-acre site at 2780 Long Road.
Easter Bunny drive-thru visit is DeGlopper fundraiser
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:15 pm
When Megan Shores learned the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping the Easter Bunny away from his usual Grand Island indoor retail stops for the second straight holiday, she became concerned for her two children and others on Grand Island that COVID was now about to take away another Easter tradition.
Barn destroyed in Staley Road fire
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:10 pm
Fire destroyed a barn on Staley Road on March 12 and also resulted in a considerable loss of livestock who were trapped inside.
'Paws for a Cause' pet drive benefits SPCA
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:10 pm
The pets at SPCA Serving Erie County will be getting an extra serving of treats, toys and comfort items, thanks to hard work and dedication March 13 by the Junior DECA team of Veronica Connor Middle School.
East Park Garden Club beautifying DeGlopper Memorial since 1962
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:05 pm
Members of the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee enjoy talking about the many Town of Grand Island residents, businesses and organizations that have donated their time, resources or funds over the years to create what has been developed at the corner of Baseline Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
Grand Island Police Department drafting policy reform
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:05 pm
The Grand Island Police Department is finalizing with town attorneys a draft of its Police Reform Action Plan and will hold another public comment session before submitting the plan to the state by the April 1 deadline.
Island Dispatch's first subscriber still going strong at 98
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
As the Island Dispatch turns 77 years old this month, the newspaper is proud to still be in touch with its very first subscriber, lifelong Grand Island resident Donald B. Loder.
Grand Island: Fire at Niagara Sailing Club
Sat, Mar 20th 2021 10:25 pm
Members gathered together to console one another Saturday, as fire tore through the Niagara Sailing Club at 3619 E. River Road, Grand Island. The club flag was spared, and later hoisted up alongside the American flag.
Erie County DA urges governor, legislators to prioritize public safety in marijuana legalization
Thu, Mar 18th 2021 10:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn voiced his concerns about potential threats to public safety as state legislators create legislation to legalize adult use of recreational marijuana.
Grand Island school nurses get Zonta Yellow Rose award
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 11:00 pm
For Zonta women worldwide, March 8 is not only International Women's Day; it is also Zonta Yellow Rose Day. On this day, countries all over the world celebrate the achievements of women, while also acknowledging their ongoing quest for gender equality. In many countries, this day is also a national holiday. March 8 was designated Yellow Rose Day, by Zonta International in 1999 to celebrate women's achievements through the beauty of a yellow rose.
Attorney General James sues Erie County sheriff for allegedly failing to address rampant sexual misconduct in correctional facilities
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 02:40 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Erie County and Erie County Sherriff Timothy Howard for "failing to follow mandated procedures to timely and effectively address numerous allegations of sexual misconduct between corrections officers and incarcerated individuals at the Erie County Holding Center and the Erie County Correctional Facility."
ESD: Innovative pilot plant on Buffalo's East Side to create sustainable protein source for use in aquaculture feed
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 09:15 am
Empire State Development announced River Road Research is building a pilot plant on Buffalo's East Side that will transform food waste into a sustainable protein source useful in pet food, poultry and aquaculture feed.
Erie County DOH shares feedback from COVID-19 case investigations
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 02:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is sharing feedback from recent COVID-19 case investigations to inform Erie County residents of ways to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in workplaces and activities. Contact tracers have noted common case investigation trends that illustrate situations where COVID-19 is likely to spread.
Erie County Medical Center named top 10% in nation for orthopedic services
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Erie County Medical Center is among the top 10% in the nation for orthopedic services, according to new research by AnchorHealthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
Geary, Burstein honored with 2020 American Public Works Association Awards
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 01:45 pm
The American Public Works Association (APWA) New York Chapter Western Branch has announced Erie County Commissioner of Public Works William Geary Jr. and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein have each received recognition, with Geary receiving the 2020 Public Works Leader of the Year Award and Burstein being honored with the Most Valuable Service Award, COVID-19 Award.
Scout's DeGlopper Memorial artwork shows impassioned dedication to veterans' causes
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:15 am
Morgan Schaefer of Girl Scout Troop 30970 in Williamsville wanted her Gold Award project to involve military veterans. Lucky for Grand Island, a family friend introduced her to Keith Wegrzyn of the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee.
The Island Shoppe has iconic, artistic selection of gifts for special occasions
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:00 am
If you love Grand Island, chances are you'll love The Island Shoppe.
Erie County Office of Agriculture ready for spring with Erie Grown Passport
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 07:00 am
The Erie County Office of Agriculture announced the return of the popular Erie Grown Passport, designed to promote the purchase of local and regional farm products listed on the Erie Grown website by offering participants a chance to win prizes.
Morinello, Red Cross to host community blood drive
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 07:00 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Red Cross will host a community blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Road. The community event will honor the lives lost and the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.
CENTURY 21 Winklhofer: Geraldine Andolina recipient of GRAND CENTURION Producer Award
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
Amy Winklhofer, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Winklhofer, announced Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliate Geraldine Andolina with the CENTURY 21 GRAND CENTURION Producer award following her successful 2020 sales totals.
Toll booth removal & interchange reconstruction to resume on NYS Thruway
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced toll plaza removal and interchange reconstruction will resume on the New York State Thruway's former ticketed system this week and is expected to be completed, weather-permitting, by the end of summer.
Erie County acknowledging families impacted by COVID-19
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 10:25 am
Old Erie County Hall in downtown Buffalo will be illuminated in amber during the week of March 14 to acknowledge the one-year anniversary of the first identified COVID-19 cases in Erie County.
Grand Island: COVID-19 shots resume at K of C
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
While the prospect of an injection is not usually a happy occasion, the administering of COVID-19 shots at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Wednesday was, for some, a cause to celebrate.
Undie Sunday donations bring joy, thanks
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
The beneficiaries of the donations to the 21st annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday were overjoyed with the many packages of new undergarments and socks to benefit homeless men, women and children in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and surrounding areas.
Grand Island: Snow may be departing, but plow controversy persists
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
Snowplows were on the minds of Town Board members at a March 1 workshop meeting. Not because of a big snowfall, but because when the flakes flew furiously in mid-February, dozens of residents called town officials to complain.
Beach House owner eager to go to 75% capacity
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
Beach House Restaurant owner Mike Mongan is happy New York state announced that restaurants can increase seating capacity to 75% beginning March 19, but he wishes the starting date was two days earlier on St. Patrick's Day, which is his busiest day of the year.
Grand Island School District trimming budget: Tentative tax rate would increase by 3.21%
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
Grand Island School District administrators are working through the next fiscal year's draft budget to whittle away at expenses and find ways to increase revenue in order to cut the tax rate and the tax levy, yet still maintain an excellent, quality education and an adequate fund balance.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet March 19 for announcement of grant awards
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announcement of awards will be conducted via videoconference at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 19. For information on how to participate, contact Carol Sampson at 716-842-3232. The meeting will be recorded and posted on the committee website.
Graham: District committed to full reopening when it can 'responsibly, safely, legally do so'
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 11:45 am
Grand Island School Superintendent Brian Graham said the district is aware of the recent resolution adopted by the Grand Island Town Board regarding the district's educational program.
Erie County DA alerts public about fraudulent unemployment claims
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 10:10 am
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced he was recently the victim of a scammer who attempted to fraudulently file an unemployment claim using his personal information. Flynn became aware of the incident after receiving a notice in the mail regarding a claim for one week of unemployment in early February.
UB receives $780,000 grant for new 40-foot mobile dental clinic
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 10:10 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has received a $780,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to expand its successful S-Miles to Go dental program through the addition of a second, drivable mobile dental clinic.
Potential ice jam flooding as warm temperatures blanket state
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 03:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday urged New Yorkers to prepare for possible ice jam flooding as temperatures across the state will rise this week and throughout the upcoming spring season. At Cuomo's direction, state agencies are monitoring areas that typically experience ice jam formations and response assets are ready and available to assist local governments in preventing and mitigating flooding and ice jam damage.
Botanical Gardens 'Great Plant Sale' available online through April 15
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 01:55 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is holding its annual "Great Plant Sale" online for the second year in a row.
Sidway kids get an extra dose of learning
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 11:50 am
Sidway Elementary students got an early Christmas present this past Wednesday - an extra half-day of in-person learning.
Grand Island Town Board supports reopening schools
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 11:45 am
The Grand Island Town Board approved 5-0 a resolution supporting the reopening of Grand Island schools to full, in-person instruction.
Memories are painful for families of Grand Island KIAs
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 11:45 am
Each of the 18 families of Grand Island veterans listed on the Killed in Action monument at the southern end of DeGlopper Memorial at Baseline Road and Grand Island Boulevard can share tales of extreme loss of their loved ones and the heartache felt for those who sacrificed their lives fighting for our country.
Erie County Department of Health clinics to reopen after a year of reduced services
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health announced the sexual health clinic and family planning clinic services will resume this month.
Erie County Real Property Tax Services sees surge in tax payments
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 12:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services has seen a surge in 2021 tax payments as residents increasingly avoided paying in person in favor of paying online or, even more popular, mailing in their payment.
Erie County DA's office remembers lives lost to opioid addiction, remains committed to prosecuting drug dealers
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 12:55 pm
In observance of Black Balloon Day, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and his office remain committed to fighting the opioid epidemic in Western New York as we mourn those who have died from opioid use.
ESD, NYPA announce start of interior demolition & refurbishment for sugar refinery at former Bethlehem Steel Site
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:15 am
Empire State Development and New York Power Authority announced Miami-based sugar cane refiner Sucro Sourcing has begun interior demolition and refurbishment for its sugar refinery at the former Bethlehem Steel Site in Lackawanna.
 

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