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Veteran stories: John Anderson
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 10:40 am
When John Anderson was in ninth grade, he decided to join the Marine Corps.
Grand Island photographer takes initiative to create a fundraiser for Buffalo's Crisis Services
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 07:00 am
Elizabeth Snyder, owner of Elizabeth Snyder Photography on Grand Island, is hosting a pin-up calendar launch party from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Atrium in the Market Arcade to benefit Buffalo's Crisis Services.
DEC to operate deer and bear check station on opening weekend of regular big game season
Thu, Nov 11th 2021 09:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging hunters to visit the Region 9 deer and bear check station on Route 16 in Holland during the opening weekend of the regular big game season.
Erie County's COVID-19 pandemic response chronicled in Cornell University Democracy Summer Fellowship report
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 03:25 pm
Erie County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been documented and memorialized in a new report compiled by Callie McQuilkin, a senior at Cornell University participating in Cornell's Democracy Summer Fellowship Program.
Higgins honors Vietnam veteran Jack Walter
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 11:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently honored Vietnam veteran Capt. Jack Walter in a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park for his distinguished service in U.S. Army. He presented Walter with a Vietnam veteran lapel pin ahead of Veterans Day.
Less than 1,000 spots remain for 126th annual 'YMCA Turkey Trot'
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 11:45 am
There are less than 1,000 spots left for the 126th annual "YMCA Turkey Trot." Race capacity is limited, so organizers are urging people to sign up now to ensure their place in the oldest consecutively run footrace in North America. The $42 entry fee includes all processing fees plus a commemorative T-shirt.
Higgins, Poloncarz & Flynn announce $1 million in federal funding to combat domestic violence in Erie County
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and District Attorney John Flynn announced a federal grant totaling $1 million awarded to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
ECDOH offers statement to clarify questions about mask breaks in schools
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 08:05 pm
To clarify the correspondence the Erie County Department of Health sent to the Williamsville Central School District last week, and address the subsequent reactions from school superintendents and parents, ECDOH does not intend to take enforcement measures against schools that are providing students with mask breaks during the school day.
Batavia Downs celebrity bartending night raises $5,200 for #ConnorStrong
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 04:15 pm
Western Region Off Track Betting and Batavia Downs Gaming announced a celebrity bartending night raised $5,200 in support of Connor O'Neil and his family in their battle against cancer.
'Little Women' on stage at Cardinal O'Hara
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 04:00 pm
The Hawk Pride Players at Cardinal O'Hara High School are once again experiencing an opportunity to join live theater, following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Hochul announces start of construction for $13 million events pavilion on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the start of construction on a $13 million outdoor entertainment pavilion on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The project, her team said, will renovate the long-abandoned Terminal B warehouse into an events center that utilizes existing parking and reclaims seven acres of contaminated property to open additional public access with scenic new lake views.
Orchid show returns to Buffalo Botanical Gardens
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 09:25 pm
For the first time since March of 2020, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, will host the orchid show on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14, at the Botanical Gardens.
ECDOH announces COVID-19 vaccine clinics for 5-11-year-olds on Nov. 20
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 01:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health will hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics for 5-11-year-olds on Saturday, Nov. 20, at:
Grand Island man pleads guilty to felony animal cruelty charge for fatally injuring dog
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 01:35 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 43-year-old Brian N. Cline of Grand Island pleaded guilty on Friday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals (a Class "E" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the only charge in the indictment against him.
Greenway offers ideas for Grand Island bike path
Sat, Nov 6th 2021 10:35 am
Recently, officials from the Niagara River Greenway Commission met with Town of Grand Island committee members who are working on its trails and bike routes. They took a bicycle ride down Grand Island Boulevard to finalize a direct route through town to officially connect the extensive Niagara River Shoreline Trail from Buffalo's Outer Harbor north to Youngstown.
EC200 celebration branches out in arboreal collaboration
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:40 pm
Erie County's bicentennial celebration is branching out across the county courtesy of a collaborative effort involving several partners.
26 Shirts releases 'Breaking Barriers: Val James' in partnership with the Buffalo Sabres
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:00 pm
When Val James suited up for the Sabres for the first time in 1981, he became the first Black American to play in the NHL. Nov. 1 marked the 40th anniversary of James' NHL debut. The Buffalo Sabres will commemorate the milestone during their home game on Saturday, Nov. 6, against the Detroit Red Wings.
Erie County roads given highest rating in decades by Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 03:40 pm
Conditions of roads owned and maintained by Erie County have earned improved grades from an independent and nonpartisan transportation advisory organization, with a comprehensive study recently completed by the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council providing an update on the surface conditions of the entire county highway system.
Grand Island: Town Board opts out of on-site cannabis facilities
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 07:45 am
The Grand Island Town Board, by a 3-2 vote at its Nov. 1 meeting, enacted local law 13, opting out of allowing cannabis on-site consumption sites in the municipality.
ECDOH & John R. Oishei Children's Hospital will offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 5-11-year-olds on Saturday
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) will hold a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, Nov. 6, providing the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine specifically for 5-11-year-olds.
State snowmobile safety course on Grand Island
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 03:55 pm
The Grand Island Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Grand Island Rod and Gun Club, will hold a free New York state snowmobile safety course from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 at the Grand Island Rod and Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road.
Erie County Senior Services Department schedules annual public hearings
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced two public hearings to be held in order to seek community input regarding unmet needs of the county's older adult population, existing programs and services offered by the department, and to solicit comments and ideas on how to better serve the county's older population.
Veterans Day ceremony set
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 03:00 pm
The Grand Island Recreation Department announced a Veterans Day ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall, 1717 Bedell Road.
Community Foundation announces information sessions & deadline for 2022 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds application process
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 07:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process on Nov. 8. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 3.
DEC seeks information on hunting-related shooting incident in Erie County
Tue, Nov 2nd 2021 01:50 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Law Enforcement is asking the public to share information about the identity of a pheasant hunter involved in a hunting-related shooting incident with another hunter on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area in the Town of Collins.
ECDOH coordinates 'Shots at the Shop' COVID-19 vaccine clinic with Bougie Nail Boutique in Buffalo
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 04:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is coordinating a "Shots at the Shop" COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Bougie Nail Boutique from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.
Erie County Department of Social Services, community partners provide guidance on how to access Child Tax Credit payments
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:35 am
Officials with the Erie County Department of Social Services and two organizations that regularly work collaboratively with county officials want to inform local residents who are eligible to claim the Child Tax Credit and up to three federal stimulus checks on how to claim their funds.
Ice at Canalside to open Nov. 26
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:20 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will open the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26.
Dan Drexelius honored for work with DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee
Sat, Oct 30th 2021 07:00 am
The tables were turned on Dan Drexelius last Sunday evening and, by the look on his face, he was caught totally off guard - but humbled and speechless by the gesture.
Higgins: $46,000-plus in American Rescue Plan Funding for Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two federal grants awarded to the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Funded by the American Rescue Plan and awarded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the grants provide funding to address community needs and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Higgins announces approval of legislation supporting grants for veteran treatment courts
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the passage of H.R. 4035, the Real Justice for Our Veterans Act of 2021. The bill provides $3 million annually from 2022 through 2027 for grants through the U.S. Department of Justice to local governments operating veteran treatment courts.
Town of West Seneca & United Way launch Born Learning Trail at Tim Russert Park to promote early learning & family fun
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 12:50 pm
Learning happens everywhere a child goes, but parents, grandparents and caregivers may not always know how to support that learning.
EC Emergency Services receives $1.2 million Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 10:50 am
New York State Homeland Security and Emergency Services agency recently announced it awarded Erie County a grant for $1.2 million under the NYS 2020 Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant (SICG). The program allows for state support to aid counties and local public safety organizations in enhancing emergency response, improving capability, facilitating improvements in governance structures, and infrastructure development.
Erie County Department of Health offers masks to child care facilities & programs
Wed, Oct 27th 2021 02:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is working with child care centers and other programs with young children as COVID-19 cases are identified among their children and staff.
Erie County Department of Health announces COVID-19 vaccine booster dose availability
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 07:25 pm
Following authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for certain eligible people, the Erie County Department of Health is experiencing strong demand for booster doses at its clinics.
Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority approves 2022 proposed budget, 4-year financial plan
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 04:30 pm
The Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority recently voted unanimously to approve the proposed 2022 Erie County budget and accompanying four-year financial plan, noting Erie County's "responsible financial stewardship" in its budget analysis.
PrEP aware draws attention to preexposure treatment for HIV
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 01:20 pm
For a third year - and a second year during a pandemic - New York state and Erie County are recognizing Oct. 25-31 as PrEP Aware Week. This observance gives community organizations, health care clinics, schools and public health departments the chance to raise awareness about HIV PrEP. The theme for 2021, "My PrEP," features community ambassadors who are sharing their PrEP story and why PrEP is significant to them.
Grand Island: Trick-or-treat hours
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:50 pm
Grand Island trick-or-treat hours are 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.
ECDOH: Lead is a poison, but lead poisoning is preventable
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Oct. 24-30).
'Playground for All' opens at Erie County's Chestnut Ridge Park
Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 06:15 pm
Erie County's Chestnut Ridge Park was buzzing with excitement Friday as the anticipated "Playground for All" was officially opened and introduced to an enthusiastic public with remarks from public officials and project partners.

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