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Project Olive expires: Amazon seeks new spot
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 10:30 am
The decision by Amazon and its developer, Trammell Crow Co., to withdraw its application to build a 3.8-million-square-foot national distribution center on a 145.4-acre site at 2780 Long Road on Grand Island, essentially came down to growing and potentially uncertain costs. So said Supervisor John Whitney and the president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.
EC statement on Amazon
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 08:55 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement Wednesday after Amazon informed Erie County it was withdrawing its application for a permit to build a new national logistics and distribution center on Grand Island:
Erie County Department of Health continues enforcement of 'NY Forward' guidelines at permitted facilities
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 01:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is responding to questions from permitted facilities, media outlets and the general public about enforcement of the "New York Forward" guidelines and state codes, rules and regulations related to COVID-19.
Create Erie County Fair-like traditions with help from Tops & Erie County Agricultural Society
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 04:20 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society and Tops have developed initiatives to help families create summertime experiences that will mimic the traditional activities found at the Erie County Fair.
Grand Island Town Board: Public hearing on Amazon incentive zoning set for Aug. 13
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:50 am
Islanders will have the first opportunity since March to tell the Grand Island Town Board face to face what they think of the proposed Amazon warehouse project.
Family Justice Center receives donation
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:45 am
The Grand Island Lions Club presented a check for $3,000 to the Family Justice Center's newest satellite at 2074 Whitehaven Road, the former parsonage of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Grand Island Memorial Library, Parks Department join for Story Walk
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:45 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library has started a Story Walk project in connection with the Town of Grand Island Parks Department.
Book bag drive a success
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:45 am
This year's effort to collect book bag supplies for schoolchildren in need for the Ladies of Charity was an outstanding success, said Barbara LaDuca of Grand Island, who has been a longtime organizer of the project.
Rabies vaccine airdrop planned for Erie County
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:40 am
In coordination with Cornell University's Animal Health Diagnostic Center, the New York State Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, the Erie County Department of Health will participate in a wildlife vaccination program for rabies using airdrops to deliver vaccinated bait beginning the week of Aug. 10.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper transforms 'Shoreline Sweep' into summer-long, socially distant cleanup event with Labatt USA
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 04:15 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper's annual "Shoreline Sweep" has been transformed from a single-day cleanup in the spring to a season-long cleanup across Western New York.
Cuomo: Schools can reopen in New York
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday gave each New York school district the go-ahead to reopen for in-person learning.
Cancer Services Program of Erie County plans online series for cancer prevention
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:40 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and its Cancer Services Program will present three cancer prevention webinars. Each 6 p.m. 40-minute presentation will have a specific focus, starting with breast cancer Aug. 31, followed by colorectal cancer on Sept. 28 and cervical cancer on Jan. 10, 2021.
Grand Island rally held in opposition of proposed Amazon warehouse
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 04:25 pm
Attorney Jim Duggan, a volunteer for The Coalition for Responsible Economic Development for Grand Island (CRED4GI), told nearly 100 supporters at a rally Friday evening, "We are dealing with a David vs. Goliath situation here and Amazon is proposing a monstrosity of a project for Grand Island."
Kearns, Military Order of Purple Heart launch 'Purple Heart Week' in Erie County
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 04:10 pm
Every year, Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns honors Purple Heart recipients, adding them to the William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit on Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7.
Grand Island Central School District: Hybrid reopening of school planned for September
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 11:10 am
Grand Island Central School will embark on a hybrid reopening of school in September, school board members learned at a monthly meeting last Monday.
Grand Island Town Board to consider public hearing on Amazon Project Olive proposal
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 11:00 am
Just a week after the developer of Project Olive put the Amazon warehouse development "on pause," the "play" button was hit again.
Grand Island native produces new book
Sat, Aug 1st 2020 07:00 am
Grand Island native Adam DeRose has written and illustrated a new book in his Moose-Book series.
Pizza Amoré earns Taste of Buffalo award
Sat, Aug 1st 2020 07:00 am
Organizers of the Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops have announced winners of the Taste Takeout Awards. Thirty-five restaurants and food trucks, five wineries, and Tops Markets served special Taste Takeout menu items during Taste of Buffalo at Home.
The Market In The Square & 'Country 106.5' WYRK 'Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut' fundraising challenge to benefit ECMC
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 05:55 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. officials announced The Market In The Square and "Country 106.5" WYRK have launched a special "Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut" Northtowns versus Southtowns fundraising sale challenge to support ECMC.
Erie County: Dispute resolution program offers virtual services during pandemic
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 02:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the community dispute resolution program (CDR) in Buffalo City Court continues to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Erie County alerts community to deaths due to suspected cocaine plus opioid overdoses
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 01:25 pm
The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force and invited officials provided an update on opioid-related overdose deaths in Erie County on Tuesday, along with a warning for the public on the deadly dangers of fentanyl and cocaine.
Rotary Club of Grand Island holds second successful Shred-It fundraiser
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:25 am
Laura Zaepfel, vice president of corporate relations at Uniland Development Co., took advantage of her sequestered time at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic to finally go through files of important papers and box those she no longer needed. A problem, she quickly found out, was where she could go with these boxes of papers to be shredded.
Bike path network ecotourism 'gold standard'
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:15 am
Greg Stevens, executive director of the Niagara River Greenway, and Jim Sharpe, chair of Grand Island's Long Range Planning Committee, invited volunteer members of their organizations for two bicycle rides recently to understand Grand Island's current trail network and identify gaps in trail connectivity.
Crawford asks for traffic summit to address Isle projects
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:10 am
Grand Island Highway Superintendent Richard Crawford is asking for a "coordinated transportation meeting" with other levels of government to tackle growing traffic concerns in the midst of the Island's two historically large development proposals.
Adrian's awards community scholarships
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:10 am
Toni Amantia of Adrian's Custard & Beef, at 2352 Grand Island Blvd., presented two scholarships to Grand Island seniors last week as part of the inaugural Adrian's community scholarship program.
Fuccillo takes checkered flag with Island Fun Center
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:05 am
When Tom Fogarty was recruited by Billy Fuccillo Sr. and his son, Billy Jr., to become general manager of its Toyota store on Grand Island, he told them about his concern of residents leaving the Island to purchase the same vehicles elsewhere.
Sidewalk project making town center more walkable
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:55 am
Fahim Mojawalla, whose family-owned Island Ship Center has operated at 1879 Whitehaven Road since 2008, ran outside recently with his team carrying "bottles of the coldest water on the Island" for the crews installing the sidewalk outside his store.
Island Ship Center earning perfect 10 during pandemic
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:50 am
Fahim Mojawalla, owner of the Island Ship Center on Whitehaven Road, said his business is "pivoting during a pandemic."
Grand Island: Project Olive 'on pause' after being pulled from workshop meeting agenda
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:40 am
An anticipated appearance by Project Olive representatives at last Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting never materialized as the developers told the town they had hit the pause button on the proposal.
NT boating fatality claims life of Grand Island man
Sat, Jul 25th 2020 12:05 pm
Per the Niagara County Sheriff's Office: On July 24 at 16:56 hours, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a possible boating accident. An occupant of a mid-size anchored vessel, just east of Gratwick Park, jumped off the vessel into the Niagara River for a swim. The male subject was quickly overtaken by the fast-moving current and went under the water for a short time.
Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K adapts to challenges of COVID-19
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 07:00 am
The annual Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K, organized for the past seven years to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Western New York, will go on this year - but with some changes. Instead of gathering hundreds of runners in one location on one day, organizers are offering runners a choice of routes over a period of four days.
Erie County DA's Office organizes implicit bias training course for prosecutors & public defenders
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 12:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced all assistant district attorneys in his office will complete an implicit bias training course. The session will be provided virtually Wednesday afternoon by Buffalo City Court Judge Hon. Lenora Foote-Beavers to all prosecutors and confidential criminal investigators in the Erie County District Attorney's Office, as well as public defenders from the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo.
Erie County receiving federal assistance to mitigate impacts of COVID-19
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 01:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning announced $1.5 million in Emergency Solutions Grant ("ESG") funds from the federal CARES Act is coming to Erie County to be used for emergency shelter services for the homeless and potentially homeless populations, along with $320,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG") funding from the federal CARES Act for local food pantry assistance, allowing much greater outreach into many of Erie County's rural areas.
Grand Island Town Board: Project Olive at top of workshop meeting agenda Monday
Sat, Jul 18th 2020 07:00 am
Project Olive representatives are expected to meet with the Grand Island Town Board on Monday after an apparent setback before the town's Planning Board.
Grand Island High School: Start of fall sports season pushed back to Sept. 2
Sat, Jul 18th 2020 07:00 am
The officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Thursday voted to delay the official start date of the fall 2020 sports season, to cancel the fall 2020 regional and state championships and to prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19.
Round Room retailers host 8th annual 'School Rocks Backpack Giveaway' event; marking 1 million backpacks distributed to kids throughout country
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 09:45 am
Round Room LLC., the nation's largest Verizon Authorized Wireless Retailer, announced its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies during its eighth annual "School Rocks Backpack Giveaway" - marking more than 1 million total backpacks donated since the campaign launched in 2013.
Erie County Department of Health directs education efforts & enforcement actions toward local restaurants and bars
Wed, Jul 15th 2020 03:10 pm
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Erie County Department of Health has conducted complaint-based investigations of food service establishments in addition to regular inspections.
Grand juries resume in Erie County
Wed, Jul 15th 2020 02:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced grand jury selection began Monday, as part of the phased reopening of in-person court procedures. The Erie County District Attorney's Office anticipates criminal cases will begin being presented to the grand jury on Monday, July 20.
Erie County COVID-19 data shows increase in cases in younger adults
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 05:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is reporting a noticeable increase in the percentage of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases among the 20-29-year-old and 30-39-year-old age groups.
The GreenFields Continuing Care Community to host 3rd annual Chiavetta's BBQ to support Alzheimer's Association WNY Chapter
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 05:00 pm
Things certainly don't look the same, but one thing hasn't changed: the debilitating impact of Alzheimer's disease. The recent months have not made things any easier - the pandemic has caused isolation, loneliness and grief for too many families. The work of the Alzheimer's Association has never been more important, as it continues to provide resources to those facing the long days and nights of Alzheimer's disease.

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