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Erie County Department of Public Works readies 2019 roadwork agenda
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 03:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works Highways' Division has announced the initial 2019 program of county roads targeted for repairs, including roads in each of the county's five highway districts, with mill and overlay work designated for several roads that sustained damage over the winter.
Zonta fashion show is April 28
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 07:00 am
It has been 100 years since Zonta International was founded in Buffalo, and the Grand Island club is celebrating the centennial in style with its annual Fashion Show & Luncheon.
Locals represent NFL in Silver Hoops Classic
Sun, Mar 24th 2019 01:55 am
Saturday afternoon, several local boys basketball players from Niagara Frontier League schools gathered at City Honors High School for the 2019 Silver Hoops Classic.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Parish updated on Catholic Charities drive
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
William Sukaly, director of the Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program for Catholic Charities, spoke at all the masses at St. Stephen R.C. Church last weekend about this year's Catholic Charities Drive.
You're hired! GIHS holds job fair
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A strong demand for qualified labor has prompted the Grand Island Central School District to help connect its students with employers looking for help.
Grand Island Town Board: Heron Pointe phase 2 site plan gets OK in 3-2 vote
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A second phase of the Heron Pointe apartment project on Grand Island Boulevard received site plan approval from the Town Board Monday, though two of the five board members demurred.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year Award recipients announced
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2018 Citizen of the Year awards recipients.
'Summerific' coined to describe 180th Erie County Fair
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Fair has chosen a fun, creative word to describe the "Best 12 Days of Summer" in Western New York. "Summerific" has been announced as part of the launch of the fair's 2019 branding initiative.
Erie County Senior Services accepting nominations for Senior of the Year
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:30 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services is seeking nominees for Erie County Senior of the Year, a resident over the age of 60 whose community involvement has made a difference to others - improving the quality of life in and around Erie County - and putting to use his or her knowledge, skills, values and motivation to enable that difference.
Erie County Agricultural Society to award cash scholarships
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:25 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society will present up to $20,000 in scholarship opportunities to students who participate in the Erie County Fair. Scholarships are awarded based on general County Fair participation and those involved in agricultural-related activities.
St. Stephen School Mission Club collects 'Coats 4 Kids' drive
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
The St. Stephen School Mission Club has been busy collecting gently used and new winter coats, hats, mittens, and scarves for the "Coats 4 Kids" drive for the needy of Western New York.
Empowering pediatric chemo patients
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
Since 2005, the Gamma Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International has been providing gently used/new books, sometimes with homemade bears, to the patients and families of our Women and Children's Hospital, newly renamed Oishei Children's Hospital.
Western New York Welcome Center: Cuomo announces Taste NY Farm Markets to begin April 1
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that Taste NY Farm Markets will begin at New York State Thruway service areas for the 2019 season on Monday, April 1.
Grand Island Board of Education honors champion students
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
Students in business education and athletics were honored during Monday's Grand Island Board of Education for a string of successes this winter.
Poloncarz, Kaler outline next steps in convention center discussion
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 01:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Patrick Kaler, president and CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara, to discuss the findings of the recent 90-day public comment period on the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center market analysis and feasibility study (released in September 2018), and to outline next steps in the convention center process.
GI among municipalities questioning Tonawanda Coke collaboration
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
The towns of Grand Island and Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda along with Citizen Science are pursuing action regarding Tonawanda Coke community projects.
Zonta honors 5 Yellow Rose recipients
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected five outstanding women to receive the 2019 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community.
Golden Age Center seniors cut Coups for Troops
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 06:55 am
Two anonymous members of the American armed forces somewhere overseas are the beneficiaries of the work of Grand Island pennysavers.
Mesmer to run for town justice
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Democratic Party has announced that Robert Mesmer will run for town justice.
Flynn named to national task force aimed at reducing jail inmate recidivism
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 03:35 pm
The National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) announced the formation of a joint task force to reduce jail inmate recidivism through continuity of health care services.
Island Democrats announces slate
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Democratic Party has announced the following candidates for the upcoming November election.
Poloncarz announces county support for Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society President and CEO David Swarts to announce a county funding commitment of $2.5 million to support the Botanical Gardens' proposed expansion. The plan would add 36,000 square-feet of space for a butterfly conservatory, state‐of‐the‐art educational classrooms, new exhibits and grow houses, and event spaces.
Rath building seventh floor social services offices unveil new look
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 08:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services has unveiled a brand-new look in its seventh-floor Rath building office of legal affairs following the completion of phase one of a $1.3 million renovation that brings the office together with partner agencies in an updated, professional office setting.
Town of Grand Island: Agriculture resource guide in the works
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The town government will receive citizen input and hold an open dialogue on agricultural and farming activities in the town at a public information meeting scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Grand Island High School.
ASG 365 LLC wins Corporate Technical Leadership Award
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
ASG 365 LLC, a managed service provider located on Grand Island, has announced its recent recognition of Corporate Technical Leadership from SolarWinds MSP.
Grand Island Board of Education employee honored for 53 years of service
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Perhaps the longest serving employee in the history of the Grand Island Central School District was honored on the occasion of her recent retirement.
Former GAC director admits to embezzlement
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 06:55 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Tuesday that 71-year-old Barbara Gannon of Grand Island pleaded guilty, as charged, before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio, to one count of grand larceny in the second degree, a class C felony.
Baase Family Chiropractic conducts sock drive
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 06:55 am
Just before the Blizzard of 2019, Baase Family Chiropractic came through for the needy.
Grand Island musician Carly Beth Hand to release new single
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 06:55 am
Musician and singer-songwriter Carly Beth Hand of Grand Island is releasing a new single and music video, "Sleepless Lullaby" on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Erie County DA moves to vacate warrants for low-level marijuana arrests
Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 04:45 pm
On Friday, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn moved to vacate outstanding warrants stemming from the failure to appear in Buffalo City Court on violation and misdemeanor marijuana possession cases. This action effectively cleared the entire docket of warrants for low-level marijuana arrests in Buffalo City Court.
EC Department of Environment & Planning announces 2019 household hazardous waste collection program
Thu, Feb 21st 2019 08:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning ("DEP") has announced changes to the yearly household hazardous waste collection schedule following a comprehensive review of the program.
Erie County: Kearns extends expansion of auto bureau hours downtown
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:35 am
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns on Friday announced that, due to the recent blizzard that canceled the first day of extending the downtown auto bureau by an additional hour, change would now begin Thursday, Feb. 28.
Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday adds donation locations
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:05 am
The annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday has added three additional donation locations.
Riverside-Salem: Suicide prevention program set
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
Dr. Celia Spacone will present a suicide prevention program from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion receives $5K donation
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick stopped by the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to present a check for $5,000 to the VFW, American Legion and the DeGlopper Memorial Park Expansion Committee. These funds are from the 2018 Erie County budget and will go towards the expansion expenses.
Nikki's Eats open for business in Sandy Beach
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The new eatery Nikki's Eats in Sandy Beach was the vision not of its eponymous owner, Nikki Pelsoni, but her spouse.
JCOPE, LEC settle public officers law violations with former senator
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced Feb. 7 that it and the Legislative Ethics Commission reached a settlement agreement, including a $10,000 fine, to resolve its investigation into violations of the Public Officers Law by former New York State Sen. Marc Panepinto for making unwanted sexual advances toward a staff member and attempting to obstruct JCOPE's ensuing investigation.
EC Parks Department offers golf season passes
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:15 pm
2018 Erie County sales tax receipts show growth over 2017
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 05:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Budget and Management on Tuesday announced final sales tax receipts for 2018 were 4.25 percent greater than 2017, the largest one-year increase since 2011, despite slowing growth in the fourth quarter of the year. Erie County realized additional sales tax revenue of $12.565 million over budget in 2018, while the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority share of sales tax was $559,000 over budget, leaving Erie County with net revenue of $12.006 million.
Poloncarz appoints Karen King county commissioner of public advocacy
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 01:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has appointed Karen King, Ph.D., as commissioner of the Office of Public Advocacy for Erie County, overseeing the county Commission on the Status of Women (ECCSW), the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and the Office for the Disabled. King currently serves as executive director of the ECCSW, connecting women with the resources they need to reach their full potential and recommending measures to coordinate, consolidate and expand the resources and services available to women in Erie County.

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