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Catholic Charities of Buffalo appoints Lostracco-Reed director of clinical services
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:20 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced the appointment of Megan Lostracco-Reed as director of clinical services.
96 years young, Shirley Luther recalls a Mother's Day she would rather forget
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 11:40 am
When Shirley Luther and her husband, LaVerne "Bunny," the Town of Grand Island supervisor at the time, and their three girls attended services at Trinity United Methodist Church on Mother's Day 1970, they offered prayers for their 21-year-old son and brother, US. Army Pfc. Robert B. Luther, who had been sent to Vietnam five months earlier.
River Lea renovations: What's old is new again
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 11:00 am
A fresh coat of paint and a reinventing of a room in tribute to a revered Island family has done wonders for River Lea, the home, headquarters and museum of the Grand Island Historical Society.
Family Justice Center to open satellite center June 12 on Trinity Church Campus
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 11:00 am
Mary Travers Murphy, president and CEO of the Family Justice Center for the past 12 years, calls domestic violence "a public health crisis" in Erie County and says Mason's story is one she hears way too often.
Debate continues on Buffalo Skyway: Local opposition grows to plans for removal
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 11:00 am
"What to do with the Buffalo Skyway?"
Toronto Blue Jays will be happy with Buffalo Bisons accommodations this summer
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 07:00 am
Barring a monumental miracle by June 1, the Toronto Blue Jays will again call downtown Buffalo's Sahlen Field home. The Canadian government has yet to grant them approval to return to the Rogers Centre. With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Canada, and Ontario recently entering another lockdown, it is unlikely the Jays will return to the field they last called home in 2019 anytime soon.
Erie County Department of Health plans free, drive-thru rabies vaccination clinics for May
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 11:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health has opened registration for free rabies vaccination clinics in May in Kenmore and the City of Buffalo. The schedule includes:
Former NFP advertising representative Jennifer Leah Buckley passes
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 09:00 am
Jennifer Leah Buckley, a resident of Grand Island for 14 years, passed away on Jan. 14, 2021, after a long battle with an illness. Born on Aug. 6, 1964, she passed too soon at the age of 56. She is survived by her mother, Janice Piepke of Umatilla, Florida; her partner, Dean Morakis of Grand Island; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
AAA hosts 'Great Battery Roundup'
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 07:00 am
Held in conjunction with Earth Day, the AAA "Great Battery Roundup" is designed to encourage motorists to take old automotive or marine lead-acid batteries to a local collection point where they can be safely recycled and formed into new batteries. AAA Western and Central New York is pleased to participate with a convenient program this year.
Erie County DA to take action on pending marijuana possession cases
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 07:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced his office will reexamine all pending cases that involve criminal possession of marijuana. This action follows the legalization of recreational cannabis in New York state, which allows adults to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana for personal use.
Lions spaghetti dinner is drive-thru on April 26
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:40 pm
The Grand Island Lions are hosting their 52nd annual spaghetti dinner, this year as a drive-thru only, from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
Buffalo Presidential Center secures grant (not the president)
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:55 pm
The Buffalo Presidential Center was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History, a partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York.
Madigan: Bring back all students
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 05:00 pm
"It's extremely deficient." That's how Town Board Member Mike Madigan describes the Grand Island School District's plan to bring only elementary students back to five days in classrooms on April 26.
Grand Island High School unveils new athletic facility
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 05:00 pm
Grand Island High School varsity softball coach Cheryl O'Connor would have been happy enough just to see her team be able to play its home games on school property.
Grand Island: 5-day school resumes April 26 for elementary students
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 05:00 pm
Grand Island's elementary school students head back to the classroom five days a week starting Monday, April 26.
Next stop: Tacquito Lindo Artisanal Tacos
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 05:00 pm
Signs point to Taquito Lindo Artisanal Tacos coming soon to 1849 Grand Island Blvd. The previous restaurant at that location, the Viking Diner, closed March 13.
Erie County COVID-19 update: vaccination rates, contact tracing, variants of concern
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 03:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is providing an update with COVID-19 case investigation findings, information about variants of concern, and COVID-19 vaccinations administered to date.
Free food drive-thru at Trinity Church
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 01:35 pm
On the last Sunday of the month, Trinity Church at 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, will continue hosting a drive-thru food give-a-way. The next event is from 11 a.m. to noon April 25 at the white building.
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week recognizes critical work of 911 calltakers
Wed, Apr 14th 2021 01:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services is joining counterparts nationwide this week to participate in National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, an annual event held in the second week of April to honor and recognize 911 calltakers, the "first" first responders, for their dedication and service to the public during some of the most difficult moments in a person's life.
Schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments at Erie County Department of Health sites
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 04:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has launched an online system for scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments at county-run sites.
Maple Grove Cemetery meeting
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:10 pm
A Maple Grove Cemetery meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 3, at the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road. Cold beverages will be provided.
Grand Island: 5-day school resumes April 26 for elementary students
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 08:45 am
Grand Island's elementary school students head back to the classroom five days a week starting Monday, April 26.
Town of Grand Island to be lead agency for Acquest project
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 07:00 am
The Town Board voted Monday night to be the lead agency for Acquest Development Co. in its quest to put a 1.1-million-square-foot distribution facility on Long Road at a site Amazon withdrew from last August.
Town of Grand Island OKs police reform plan, advisory board
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 07:00 am
The Town Board approved a Police Reform Action Plan for the Grand Island Police Department in a public hearing during its regular Monday night meeting.
Local chefs cook up Alzheimer's fundraiser
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 07:00 am
Food is universal and connects us to our most cherished moments. Whether it be a holiday meal, a celebratory dinner, an original recipe or a dish passed down through generations, food connects us to moments we never want to lose.
Fire-damaged Niagara Sailing Club is torn down
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 07:00 am
April 3 was another tough day for members of the Niagara Sailing Club.
Obituary: Julia Greco
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 11:35 am
Julia Greco (nee Halicki), age 72, of Grand Island, entered into rest March 26, 2021, after a short but courageous battle with COVID-19.
COVID-19: 'South African variant' detected in Erie County samples
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 08:50 am
The Erie County Department of Health has learned two COVID-19 samples from residents were identified as containing the COVID-19 B.1.351 "South Africa variant of concern."
Erie County microenterprise loan/grant program aids small businesses
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 07:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the Erie County Business Task Force, continues to boost small business in Erie County with the microenterprise loan/grant program, providing microenterprises with five employees or fewer up to $35,000 in a loan/grant to build their business.
Erie County: Additional COVID-19 variants of concern detected in samples
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:15 pm
Following the news last week that COVID-19 "California" variants had been detected in samples from Erie County residents, the Erie County Department of Health said additional variants of concern were found in specimens sequenced this week by the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.
Erie County Department of Health, Central Police Services warning: Counterfeit pills can kill
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is reminding residents that counterfeit pills containing fentanyl are being distributed within the community.
Turkey caught breaking and entering in Erie County
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:55 pm
On March 23, an Erie County woman had a rude awakening when a turkey broke into her home. The woman heard a large bang and crash from her upstairs bedroom and discovered a turkey had busted through a glass window. The woman confined the bird to an upstairs bathroom by closing the door until New York State Department of Environmental Conservation police officer Machnica arrived to assist. The turkey flew around the bathroom, crashing into mirrors and walls, leaving broken glass everywhere.
Buffalo Central Terminal to hold public meeting on community vision
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:55 pm
The Buffalo Central Terminal will hold a public meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, to share a vision and redevelopment strategy for the terminal and grounds, created in partnership with the local community.
Erie County district attorney commemorates office's bicentennial
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced his office, along with Erie County, will celebrate its bicentennial on Friday. Flynn, who is serving as 41st DA for Erie County, commemorates the work of past DA and prosecutors by sharing history of the office.
Sumitomo Rubber USA will invest $122 million to increase Town of Tonawanda plant's production capabilities
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced Sumitomo Rubber USA will be investing $122 million in its Town of Tonawanda plant, resulting in 30 new jobs. The capital investment by SRUSA will include a major replacement of and upgrades to production and other equipment.
ECDOH Narcan training schedule for spring
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 04:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force are announcing the spring schedule for trainings on recognizing the signs of an opioid overdose and on using Narcan and naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose.
Grand Island parent group sues to open schools
Sat, Mar 27th 2021 07:00 am
A group of Grand Island parents is taking a stand against the state's reopening guidance that has kept students from attending school more than two days a week.
Viking Diner closes
Sat, Mar 27th 2021 07:00 am
The Viking Diner has closed its doors, and building owner Dave Mazur is advertising the site as available for a new tenant as a turn-key operation.
Following 5 suspected overdose deaths in 24 hours, ECDOH urges public to 'never use alone'
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is strongly advising Erie County residents that drugs in the area are not what they seem.
Lion pride at Buffalo Zoo grows by 2
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is happy to announce the birth of two healthy lion cubs, born to mother Lusaka on March 7. The cub arrival day is extra special as they were born on their dad Tiberius's 8th birthday.

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