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DA Flynn reminds residents about resources for victims in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 10:00 am
The Erie County District Attorney's Office encourages anyone experiencing domestic violence to report abuse. Prosecutors and advocates remain available in-person and over the phone to assist victims.
Erie County Department of Health partners with Planned Parenthood of Central & Western New York for mobile health care
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Health will partner with Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY) to provide mobile clinical services at 608 William St., Buffalo.
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 28
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 05:10 pm
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 28
Live Well Erie Housing Task Force readies CARES Act rental & mortgage assistance
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 05:10 pm
The Live Well Erie Emergency Housing Taskforce has announced a new program to assist tenants, home owners and landlords affected by the current COVID-19 health pandemic.
State Parks announces Grand Island waterfowl blind drawings
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 10:35 am
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced procedures for the 2020-21 waterfowl hunting lottery drawings for the state parks on Grand Island.
GISBA online prize raffle raises $8K
Sat, Sep 26th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island School and Business Alliance's first online raffle drawing raised $8,150 for local student scholarships, GISBA members report.
DeGlopper Park update
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 11:55 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee is in need of volunteers beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, to assist with the placement of sod between the new sidewalk and the street along Grand Island Boulevard. Lakeside Sod is donating the sod. Work will commence rain or shine.
'Live Well Erie' CARES Act child care funding powers virtual learning support centers, emergency child care
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 03:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Monday announced county plans to invest approximately $25 million in U.S. CARES Act funding to support schools, child care providers, and caregivers countywide with critical grant funding.
UB's School of Law presents roundtable on 'High Level Sports During a Pandemic'
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
The University at Buffalo's Center for the Advancement of Sport presents a sports law roundtable discussion about the challenges top collegiate and professional sports health professionals, administrators and athletes face as a result of COVID-19.
Free virtual Narcan trainings offered by Erie County Department of Health
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 10:35 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force are presenting a series of virtual trainings on recognizing the signs of an opioid overdose and on using Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose.
Erie county cancer services program plans webinar on colorectal cancer
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and its cancer services program will present the second of three cancer prevention webinars at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28. This 40-minute presentation will have a specific focus on colorectal cancer.
Virtual art show, 'The Asian Porcelain Art Creations of Chie Doring,' posted online
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:15 pm
Celebrating the recent virtual YouTube art show "The Asian Porcelain Art Creations of Chie Doring" are the award-winning artist, Chie Doring, center; her husband, Realtor Floyd Doring, to her right, and the team of organizers who helped produce the show.
Schools open to 'new way of learning'
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:10 pm
After not seeing each other in six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers reunited for the opening day of the Grand Island school year Wednesday.
Erie County Senior Services to visit Clinton Bailey Farmers Market
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 02:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' "Stay-Fit Dining" program will visit the Clinton-Bailey Farmer's Market (1443 Clinton St., Buffalo) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, to distribute Farmers Market coupons (a $20 value that may be used at area Farmer's Markets through Nov. 30) and other departmental information to seniors.
Poloncarz names appointees to Erie County Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Task Force
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced his establishment of the Erie County Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Task Force, pursuant to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order 203.
GISBA to hold online prize raffle drawing
Sat, Sep 12th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island School and Business Alliance will hold a web-only prize raffle fundraiser with four prize packages each valued at more than $1,300.
White Cane Drive switches to online amid COVID-19 pandemic
Sat, Sep 12th 2020 07:00 am
A central tenet of the Grand Island Lions Club's mission is to support children and people with vision and hearing impairments.
Erie County: University Express fall semester introduces hybrid learning
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Health and Wellness program has announced the fall 2020 University Express semester will be a hybrid learning experience. Classes will be livestreaming every weekday during the semester at 10 a.m. and also on select days at 2 p.m.
Erie County Department of Health announces locations for 2 free rabies vaccination clinics
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has opened registration for its free rabies vaccination clinics, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, and Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Higgins visits Buffalo mail processing facility
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, toured Buffalo's William Street mail processing facility on Wednesday to get a first-hand look at the current state of U.S. Postal Service operations in Western New York. The Congressman requested the visit after hearing from over 4,800 residents and employees throughout 2020 expressing concern about current delays as well as the future of the USPS.
Call-in virtual citizen forums set for citizens to take part in Erie County community development program
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning has announced upcoming citizen forums to help determine the needs and priorities of low- and moderate-income residents residing within the Erie County Community Development Block Grant Consortium.
Erie County receiving emergency management performance grant
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:20 pm
Earlier this week, the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) announced it had received Emergency Management Performance Grant funding of $343,328 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
DWI roving patrols over Labor Day Weekend
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:00 pm
Erie County and New York State Police agencies will conduct more than 250 hours of intensive DWI roving patrols over the Labor Day weekend.
Trailblazing Women of WNY find their voice
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Friday by Karen King, executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women ("ECCSW"), Medaille College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Lori V. Quigley, and members of the Trailblazing Women of WNY committee to announce a new narrative project that will add an auditory component to the overall project.
Erie County designates grant funding support for emergency child care
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:05 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte on Thursday announced Erie County will be designating a portion of its coronavirus relief funds, up to $25 million, from the U.S. CARES Act in a sweeping effort to support local parents, child care providers, and school districts as the new school year gets underway.
Golden Age Center upgraded during closure
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:50 pm
The Town of Grand Island's senior services staff used downtime during the COVID-19 pandemic to upgrade the Grand Island Golden Age Center.
Grand Island Lions Club White Cane Drive switches to online amid COVID-19 pandemic
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:50 pm
A central tenet of the Grand Island Lions Club's mission is to support children and people with vision and hearing impairments.
Grand Island Central School District issues reopening update letter
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:45 pm
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Brian Graham provided school district families an update later Aug. 26 on the reopening of school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grand Island Central School District: Schools receive funding for new PPE
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:45 pm
In the middle of a $24 million capital project and during the usual summer cleaning of the schools, Grand Island Central Schools is setting up its classrooms with thousands of protective pathogen barriers.
Parents & caregivers: Erie County Department of Health offers screening and services for children with developmental delays or disabilities
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
While much of Erie County is entering back-to-school season, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is sharing this update on services for the county's youngest learners, from birth to age 5 years, who have developmental delays or disabilities.
Kearns: Scammers sending letters alleging underpayment of transfer tax upon real estate closing
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 06:45 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is warning Erie County residents of a letter scam where a letter, purporting to be from an employee of the "Erie County Department of Equalization," demands further payment before the end of the month of transfer tax owed to the county upon conveyance of real property. This tax is paid to the county of Erie and state of New York at the time of a real estate closing.
Erie County to support all county municipalities with coronavirus relief funding
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 06:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Wednesday announced Erie County will be designating a portion of its coronavirus relief funds from the U.S. CARES Act to support municipalities with reimbursement for non-personnel costs associated with their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Erie County to support all county school districts with coronavirus relief funding
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday announced Erie County will be designating a portion of its coronavirus relief funds - more than $15.2 million from the U.S. CARES Act - to support local school districts in their efforts to bring students and staff back to school and/or enable distance learning.
Erie County Department of Health will provide inspections to gyms & fitness centers that seek to reopen
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 04:40 pm
After reviewing the "New York Forward" guidance related to reopening fitness centers and gyms, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is announcing a blanket approval for these facilities to reopen Monday, Aug. 24, under the conditions listed below.
Erie County Office of Agriculture unveils 'Erie Grown Passport'
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 04:30 pm
The Erie County Office of Agriculture announced a new initiative aimed at promoting local agriculture, a sector hard-hit the COVID-19 pandemic, with the launch of the "Erie Grown Passport."
Household hazardous waste collections planned for fall
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 02:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning announced two additional household hazardous waste collection events for the 2020 season, to be held Sept. 26 in the City of Buffalo and Oct. 31 in the Town of Boston. Each collection event is a no-cost opportunity for Erie County residents to properly dispose of hazardous items that should not be placed in the regular garbage.
Erie County Department of Health offers tips to prevent mosquito bites as humid, warm weather brings out bugs
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 11:35 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is reminding residents to stay vigilant in eliminating mosquito breeding grounds and preventing mosquito bites as the summer season ends.
Erie County Department of Health announces COVID-19 testing for agricultural workers
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 10:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is announcing a collaborative community program for diagnostic COVID-19 testing for workers in agricultural settings.
Spike seen in Erie County overdoses
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has learned of at least 12 non-fatal overdoses within Erie County in the past 24 hours.
HRSA awards Ryan White HIV/AIDS grant to ECMC department of dentistry
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:50 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. department of dentistry, oral oncology and maxillofacial prosthetics officials recently received notification from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program grant award of $58,977.
 

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