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St. Stephen School first and second honors
Sat, Dec 17th 2022 07:00 am
St. Stephen School announced the following students have earned first and second honors recognition for the first quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
Maguire Family of Dealerships makes donation to The Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 17th 2022 07:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation gratefully accepted a very generous donation from the Maguire Family of Dealerships on Grand Island! Recognizing that the need is great year round, but especially near the holiday season, the Maguire Family presented a check for $1,000 to The Neighbors Foundation.
Morinello, Marston partner with American Red Cross for blood drive
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 12:25 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and Grand Island Deputy Supervisor Pete Marston will partner with the American Red Cross for a blood drive taking place Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Grand Island firehall. Donation times will be between noon and 5 p.m. The American Red Cross is looking to exceed its goal of 35 donors.
Snowmobilers reminded to renew their registration locally
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 10:20 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns reminds snowmobilers to register their sleds and trailers "locally" - directly through the Erie County Auto Bureau.
Grand Island Memorial Library news
Thu, Dec 15th 2022 07:55 pm
At the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road:
YMCA Buffalo Niagara receives $2.5 million philanthropic gift from William E. and Ann L. Swan Foundation
Tue, Dec 13th 2022 02:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has received a major charitable contribution of $2.5 million from the William E. & Ann L. Swan Foundation toward the future north Buffalo YMCA branch.
Keep kids safe over the holidays: Medication safety at home and while traveling
Tue, Dec 13th 2022 01:45 pm
The holidays are a time for family, friends and festive gatherings. But they can also be a time for potential poisoning incidents involving medication - especially in children. That is why the Erie County Department of Health and the Department of Social Services are reminding parents and caregivers to make medication safety a priority during this holiday season.
6 UBMD physicians named New York ACEP 2022 'Unsung Heroes'
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 12:15 pm
The American College of Emergency Physicians has named six UBMD Emergency Medicine physicians as 2022 New York ACEP "Unsung Heroes" for their dedicated patient care.
Veronica Connor Middle School honor rolls
Sat, Dec 10th 2022 07:00 am
Veronica Connor Middle School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
Special use permit renewed for proposed Amberwood Drive bed and breakfast
Sat, Dec 10th 2022 07:00 am
A proposed bed and breakfast on Amberwood Drive that, for more than a year, had generated opposition among the neighbors of Cherrish and Matthew Beals, will be able to open to guests. The Grand Island Town Board granted the proposal a renewal of its special use permit with a list of conditions at its Dec. 5 meeting.
New trees blessed at Riverside-Salem Environmental Chapel
Sat, Dec 10th 2022 06:55 am
The Thai Buddhist temple and retreat center at 2661 Bedell Road (the Wat Prodketchettharam of America) and Riverside-Salem Environmental Chapel, 3449 West River Road, have been working together to plant trees at both sites.
Night of holiday music set
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 09:20 am
The Grand Island Central School District said, "Please join us next Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Island High School Auditorium for an evening of holiday music. The concert will feature the Grand Island High School orchestra, choirs, concert band and wind ensemble."
Kearns announces extension for REAL ID requirement
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 09:15 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced the Department of Homeland Security postponed the enforcement of The REAL ID Act by another two years, with a new enforcement date of May 7, 2025.
Winter energy fairs to provide information & assistance on energy affordability programs, services for older adults
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 06:25 pm
State and county agencies are partnering on a series of winter energy fairs, including three upcoming events next week in Western and Central New York.
Erie County Department of Health changing COVID-19 testing & vaccine schedule at Jesse Nash Health Center
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 07:40 pm
Beginning Monday, Dec. 12, the Erie County Department of Health will have a new schedule for its coronavirus testing and vaccine clinic at the Jesse Nash Health Center, 608 William St., Buffalo.
M&T Bank's 'Holiday Music Under the Dome' returns to downtown Buffalo
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
As the cold, snowy weather settles in, Western New Yorkers can warm up to the season with the return of "Holiday Music Under the Dome" at M&T Bank's Fountain Plaza branch, located at 1 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo. The community is invited to spend a lunch hour at M&T's prominent downtown branch - which is commonly referred to as the "gold dome" - for holiday performances from Saturday, Dec. 10, through Friday, Dec. 16.
State Parks seeks lifeguards for 2023
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2023 season.
Higgins: $4.5 million to support shoreline restoration at Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $4.5 million awarded to the City of Buffalo by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Awarded through the National Coastal Resilience Fund, the grant will support shoreline resiliency and improve public waterfront access at Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park.
A big slice of success: John's Pizza & Subs marks 40 years in business
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The Dispatch checked in on John's Pizza & Subs owners Gene Mongan and Kurt Raepple as their business was coming off a giant lake-effect snowstorm and into a busy holiday week.
Town of Grand Island budget: Interest rate spike driving factor behind tax cap override
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The proposed town tax cap override in the 2023 budget is being driven by a large increase in interest rates on $24 million borrowed by the town over a number of years. This includes $12 million borrowed to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, explained Pam Barton, supervising accountant for the Town of Grand Island.
New York State Parks announces annual employee awards
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 11:10 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced its annual employee awards, which recognize outstanding work on behalf of the New York state park and historic site system. The awards included the L.L. Huttleston Executive Award, the agency's highest honor, given to a senior manager; the first Waletzky Award for Environmental Stewardship; and the agency's top peer recognition, the Maple Leaf Award.
'Turkey Trot' supports Grand Island Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 10:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation said it appreciates the generosity of the teachers, administrators, students and parents who donated food as part of the "Elementary School Turkey Trot" event that was held at the Grand Island High School Track on Nov. 5. 
New twists, surprises for families attending GNBC's 'The Nutcracker' this year
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 09:40 am
For three generations and counting, the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker" has been a holiday staple in Niagara County. That tradition continues this year, but with a few fun additions.
Hochul announces RFP to redevelop Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a request for proposals to redevelop the building known as Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, an approximately 550,000-square-foot building that has been vacant for years.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee to meet Dec. 9
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 09:55 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public. Its agenda will include a review on progress of existing delayed projects awarded by the committee.
Holiday anxiety ... let it go!
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 09:55 pm
Tools to help you and your family cope with stressors brought on by the holidays will be shared during a free, live webinar hosted by Parent Network of WNY titled, "Holiday Anxiety and how to Let It Go" presented by Joe Clem, LMFT/BCBA, at 6 p.m. Dec. 1.
Ryan announces distribution of free home weatherization kits
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 09:55 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced his office will be offering free National Fuel weatherization kits at several Buffalo & Erie County Public Library branches next week.
GI Town Board approves detailed site plan, PUD for Radisson
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:05 am
The Grand Island Town Board signed off on an amended version of Local Law No. 7 at its work session last week. The measure allows for board approval of a detailed site plan and Planned Unit Development designation for the Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island complex at Whitehaven and east River roads.
Obituary: Shirley Luther
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:00 am
Shirley (nee Kreger) Luther, age 98, of Grand Island, died Nov. 18, 2022.
Hunt Real Estate, Grand Island High School team up to support Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:00 am
The seasons of our lives change as readily as the weather. Sometimes, Rebecca Simpson said, we need help, and, at other times, it is our turn to offer the assistance.
Grand Island Memorial Library news and events
Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 06:40 pm
Here's what coming up at the Grand Island Memorial Library at 1715 Bedell Road:
The Summit Federal Credit Union to support those in need this holiday season through FeedMore's 'Plates of Thanks'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 11:25 am
For the 10th year, The Summit Federal Credit Union is supporting those in need in the region this holiday season by supporting FeedMore's "Plates of Thanks" initiative.
State emergency response assets, personnel demobilize following historic winter storm
Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 07:10 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the state's emergency operations center, deployed emergency response assets, and agency personnel, were demobilizing following a record-breaking winter storm that dumped 80 inches of snow in Orchard Park, breaking the state's 24-hour snowfall total record.
ECDOH: Early reports from CDC show current flu vaccine is good match against circulating influenza viruses
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 03:10 pm
Wondering if it's worth getting a flu vaccine? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data indicate that the 2022-23 influenza season flu vaccine formulations are a good match to protect against the currently circulating flu viruses.
Michael H. Kooshoian chosen to fill vacant seat in Erie County Legislature
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 01:20 pm
On Thursday, Nov. 17, Michael H. Kooshoian was sworn-in to represent the 3rd District of the Erie County Legislature. Democrats in the district chose Kooshoian to replace Lisa M. Chimera, following her appointment to deputy county executive. The legislature's Democratic caucus approved Kooshoian unanimously.
Hochul updates New Yorkers on state response to historic winter storm that brought more than 6 feet of snow
Sun, Nov 20th 2022 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sunday updated New Yorkers following the historic winter storm that buried upstate communities in the Buffalo and Watertown areas with more than 6 feet of snow since Thursday evening.
Grand Island High School recognized for recent food drive
Sat, Nov 19th 2022 07:00 am
This fall, Grand Island High School students have organized several food drives, to benefit both the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation and FeedMore WNY. One of those recent food drives was titled "Huddle for Hunger with the Buffalo Bills!"
AAA asks drivers to obey driving bans & advisories: Winch calls up 151% in Buffalo
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 05:20 pm
Severe winter weather is hitting parts of Western and Central New York today, namely the Buffalo and Watertown regions. AAA Orchard Park and Watertown offices are closed today, while AAA crews have been busy responding to road service calls amid wintry conditions.
FASNY says 'Keep it clear': Uncover your hydrants & ventilation pipes from snow
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 10:25 am
Inches of snow are predicted to fall well into the weekend in Western and Central New York, leaving cars and sidewalks buried. The coming snowfall may also leave potentially life-saving equipment hidden - your fire hydrant and home ventilation systems.
Attorney General James warns against price-gouging with major snowstorm
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 09:10 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday issued an alert reminding consumers and businesses in Western New York and the North Country against price-gouging amid the snowstorm and declared state of emergency.

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