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Landmark Erie County lawsuit against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers seeks damages for deceptive acts & practices, fraud, false advertising
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Erie County Attorney Michael Siragusa, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney and Paul J. Hanly Jr. of Simmons Hanly Conroy to announce Erie County filed a civil action lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical manufacturing entities and four individuals for their roles in allegedly exacerbating the opioid epidemic gripping Erie County.
Tree & shrub seedlings available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:15 pm
Order forms for the 2017 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval of West River Connector Trail
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, to vote on funding for projects proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Record-setting Island rower heading to Boston University
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:10 pm
Sophia Castillo recently joined a growing list of Grand Island female athletes who have committed to compete in college athletics next year.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Fire chief reminds drivers of Move Over Law
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:05 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Chris Soluri stresses that scene safety has always been a top priority for all firefighting and emergency medical services personnel. While local volunteers do their best to handle any and all emergency incidents, they are also placed in harm's way and require special protection to lessen some of the dangers they face.
Grand Island Board of Education: School lunch program heading in right direction, trustees told
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:05 pm
Changing the negative perception of school lunches is one of the goals of the Grand Island Central School District food services department, Board of Education trustees were told Monday.
Grand Island doctor creates GI Challenge, a new fundraiser for Children's Hospital
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:00 pm
Dr. Stacey Watt of Grand Island was walking through the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo recently, inspecting the new rooms under construction, and saw rooms designated as having been funded by physicians, medical groups or private donors.
Grand Island Town Board: Town receives $67K from cable company
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
Newfound money has walked its way into Grand Island Town Hall.
NOCO Express donates to St. Luke's Mission
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
All 36 NOCO Express locations took up a collection of nonperishable items the week before Christmas to donate to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.
Tech Wars: VCMS, GIHS both take down titles at NCCC technology competition
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 06:00 pm
Grand Island Central School District students continued their domination in technology competition Wednesday by winning the 21st annual Tech Wars competition at Niagara County Community College.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Three Kings Dinner, a new venture in outreach
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:45 pm
On Jan. 6, everyone on Grand Island was invited to attend a free lasagna dinner at Trinity United Methodist Church. Some 40-50 Island residents came and enjoyed fellowship around dinner tables with Trinity members.
Golden Age Center volunteers help out town
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:40 pm
Volunteers from the Grand Island Golden Age Center visited Town Hall to sort tax bills and stuff envelopes, continuing a twice-yearly tradition.
Nurse practitioners join Memorial primary care team
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:40 pm
Two experienced nurse practitioners have joined the primary care staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Realtors reunite
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 05:10 pm
Members of the former Niagara Falls Area Board of Realtors recently met socially at Wine on Third in downtown Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Town Board: Marston named chairman of Planning Board
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board reorganization meeting included the appointment of Pete Marston to the town's Planning Board for a one-year term.
EC Senior Services schedules 'Powerful Tools for Caregivers' classes
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services will offer "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" classes beginning later this month designed to provide caregivers with the tools needed to take care of themselves.
Legislator Hardwick: Island Dispatch remains official newspaper of Erie County
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced the Island Dispatch, located on Grand Island, was named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature for the third consecutive year. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 5 reorganizational meeting.
Golden Age Center to host 'Coffee Chat about Cancer'
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:30 am
"Coffee Chat about Cancer," an afternoon conversation about cancer, will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Sionko's clutch 3-pointers lead Grand Island past Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 10:55 pm
In front of a stunned home crowd, the Grand Island High School Vikings defeated the defending Section VI champion Niagara Falls High School Wolverines, 61-53.
Empire State Development announces opening of Oishei Children's Outpatient Center on Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced Kaleida Health has opened seven new outpatient clinics at the Oishei Children's Outpatient Center in Buffalo.
Sandy Beach Yacht Club: Vathy honored as Woman of the Year
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Sandy Beach Yacht Club Women's Organization held its annual Ladies Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 3, at the club, located at 1851 Winter Road. The group enjoyed a dinner catered by the Riverstone Grill at the event, chaired by Mickey Agnello.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Lighting contest winners announced
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the Light Up the Boulevard Committee, and the Grand Island Recreation Department have announced the winners of the holiday lighting contest.
Grand Island High School students support Christmas Eve Delivery Project
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Needy children woke up on Christmas morning with gifts on their stoop thanks to students at Grand Island High School.
Donation made for DeGlopper Memorial expansion
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 03:00 pm
More than $3,000 was raised and donated in recent fundraisers for the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial.
PHOTOS: Angelo Morinello sworn into office
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 02:20 pm
There was an air of buoyancy and optimism on Election Day inside the campaign headquarters of former Niagara Falls City Court Judge Angelo Morinello. That atmosphere was again present on Friday when Morinello was officially sworn into office as assemblyman in the 145th District.
Designated Drivers of Buffalo seeks support to prevent drunk driving
Tue, Dec 27th 2016 05:15 pm
Due to the significant response for the ninth annual free home ride program, Designated Drivers of Buffalo is still looking to add more individuals and teams of drivers. For nine years, DDOB and William Mattar have partnered to provide free rides for partygoers and their cars on New Year's Eve.
Trinity UMC to host 'Three Kings Dinner'
Mon, Dec 26th 2016 07:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, will host the "Three Kings Dinner" from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.
St. Stephen First Friday event Jan. 6
Mon, Dec 26th 2016 07:00 am
The St. Stephen R.C. Church's Hospitality Room will be the site of First Friday on Jan. 6.
Aceti's gives to Team Luke
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
When Sam and Kim Aceti planned a wine tasting and celebration for their business's 10-year anniversary on Grand Island, they wanted to use the event as an opportunity to give back.
Buffalo Launch Club Installation held
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club held its installation and has announced its board of directors for the 2017 season.
Grand Island Lions Club: Donations made at annual Christmas party
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Lions members brought donations for the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island and the International Institute of Buffalo when they attended their annual Christmas Party on Dec. 14 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Dispatch Christmas Coloring Contest winners awarded
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 06:55 am
Children who won prizes in the Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver Christmas Coloring Contest received their prizes Saturday at Tops Market.
CrossRiver Church to hold Christmas services
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 09:00 am
CrossRiver Church will hold Christmas services at the Radisson Hotel, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
Grand Island Chiropractic donates to Neighbors Foundation
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 09:50 pm
The Neighbors Foundation received two turkey's Thursday, Dec. 15, from Grand Island Chiropractic during the foundation's annual holiday food drive for Islanders temporarily in need.
Winter activities provide ample seasonal fun at Erie County Parks
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 02:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is ready and waiting with a full slate of family-friendly winter activities at county parks for residents and families with children or visitors hoping to experience some free seasonal outdoor fun over the holidays.
Grand Island Board of Education: New middle school assistant principal appointed
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education filled a vacant assistant principal position Monday by making an interim appointment permanent.
Light Up the Boulevard winners announced
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Light Up the Boulevard Committee and Grand Island Recreation Department have announced this year's parade participant winners.
Neighbors Foundation receives record donation
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
Islanders donated 12 palettes of food to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation this holiday season for their neighbors in distress.
No need for Rudolph; EC Senior Services provides going places vans with GPS units
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced 14 area senior centers will be receiving GPS units for the 26 Going Places senior vans they use to transport local seniors to medical appointments, shopping excursions or their other needs in the community.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Ringing bell for Salvation Army
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Henry Kammerer of the Grand Island Rotary Club reports Rotary bell ringing at the Grand Island Tops Markets collected $1,451.13 in two days.