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Erie County seeking to improve health and human services programs
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
The Erie County departments of health, social services and senior services are seeking public input on ways to improve health and human services programs countywide, and have introduced an online survey for public usage to gather such information for incorporation into an enhanced health and human services plan.
Inaugural Niagara Footprint Festival set for Jan. 26
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 07:00 am
A coalition of groups has formed to establish a new winter event on Grand Island for families suffering from cabin fever.
Erie County Legislature: EPA asked to designate Tonawanda Coke a federal Superfund site
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
A resolution introduced by Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick urges the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to request federal funds for Tonawanda Coke clean-up.
Elected leaders withhold support for soil study on Tonawanda Coke
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Elected leaders and citizen activists who fought and won in court against polluter Tonawanda Coke criticized the researchers who are conducting a soil study mandated as part of the company's court sentence.
Tree and shrub seedlings available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 12:35 pm
Order forms for the 2019 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce to host state of town, schools event
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 11:10 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will host the 2019 Grand Island State of the Town and Schools event from 10-11:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road. Scheduled guest speakers include Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray and Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Brian Graham, Ed.D.
Grand Island: Neighbors Foundation extends thanks for 'Share Your Happiness' support
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 11:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation had a very successful holiday season with donations to its "Share Your Happiness" program and the pancake breakfast hosted by Ellden's Restaurant (River Oaks Clubhouse).
Buffalo Launch Club holds installation
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club held its installation of 2019 officers on Sunday, Dec. 30, at the club, 503 E. River Road. The installation followed an 11 a.m. brunch.
Hundreds attend forum by GI Zonta on women in science
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
A large crowd, mostly young women and girls, attended a forum on women in science and mathematics presented by the Grand Island Zonta Club Wednesday evening at Grand Island High School.
Grand Island Town Board: Madigan calls McMurray 'vindictive' after losing committee post
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
Whatever 2019 new year's resolutions made for more congeniality in Grand Island Town Board meetings lasted little more than an hour.
Contract signed with acclaimed local artist Susan Geissler for Charles DeGlopper sculpture
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee signed a contract Monday with a sculptor to produce a life-sized statue of Charles DeGlopper that would be a centerpiece of the new and improved DeGlopper Park.
Grand Island: Town buildings beautified at holiday thanks to county program
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
Again this holiday season, the Town of Grand Island benefited from the Erie County Correctional Facility's Horticulture Program. The wreaths and poinsettias visitors to town buildings and in offices were grown/made by the inmates at the Correctional Facility and donated to the town for use on town property.
Zonta Club of Grand Island sponsors panel discussion on women in the sciences
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
Girls in the Grand Island School District and their parents will have a unique opportunity on Wednesday evening, Jan. 9, to learn about women in science and mathematics, and how they, as students, can begin a career path in these fields while still in school.
Hardwick announces funding in budget for Legislative District 4
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Thursday additional funding in the 2019 Erie County budget, which was signed into law on Dec. 10 by County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.
Grand Island: Blood drive Jan. 22 at firehall
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Grand Island Firehall, 2275 Baseline Road.
Grand Island: Neighbors Foundation gives thanks
Fri, Jan 4th 2019 04:50 pm
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2018 holiday distribution. Over 50 of your neighbors were helped with food baskets and, where appropriate, gift cards for their children.
Kearns takes office
Fri, Jan 4th 2019 03:30 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns was sworn into office for a four-year term on Jan. 2.
Niagara-Wheatfield & Grand Island to play in Hoops for Hope game
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School and Grand Island High School might be rivals on the basketball court, but come Jan. 8, the two schools will join together to remember someone very close to their hearts.
DA Flynn appointed member of National District Attorneys Association veterans committee
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 03:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn was selected by the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) to serve as a member of its newly formed veterans committee.
Grand Island Central School District: Citizens skip capital project public hearing
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
Not even the prospect of forking out $24 million was enough to entice a single member of the voting public to attend a capital project public hearing held by the Grand Island Central School District last week.
Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver: Winners in Christmas Coloring Contest awarded prizes
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
Tops Markets hosted the 2018 Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver Christmas Coloring Contest award presentations on Saturday for artists in three age groups. The prizes and sponsorship of the coloring contest were provided by Tops Markets, John's Pizza & Subs, Kelly's Country Store, and Phil Mastantuono Allstate Agency.
Cracking down on smoking: Poloncarz signs Public Health Protection Act of 2018
Fri, Dec 28th 2018 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday at Buffalo's Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center by Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter Savage (3rd District), Legislator John Bruso (8th District), Assemblyman-elect Patrick Burke (142nd District), Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center President and CEO Dr. Candace Johnson, and Western Region Youth Advocate of the Year Zoe Kaminski, as well as personnel from the Erie County Department of Health and Roswell Park, as he signed the Public Health Protection Act of 2018.
Neighbors Foundation: Notaro Chiropractic delivers turkeys for Community Missions needy at holidays
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:05 am
Notaro Chiropractic, with an office on Grand Island Boulevard, recently donated turkeys for the underprivileged at the holidays.
Buffalo Launch Club welcomes Islanders, nonmembers
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club invites Grand Island residents and nonmembers to stop in for dinner this holiday season.
Money raised for Eagle Scout project benefitting DeGlopper Park
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
For the third year, Veronica Connor Middle School social studies teacher Dawn Hayes and her students have sold poppies in the fall. This year's sale took place prior to the second annual Veterans Parade.
Erie County Fair named largest east of the Rockies
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 12:20 pm
A national ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the largest county fair east of the Rocky Mountains, the fourth-largest county fair in the U.S., and 13th-largest fair overall in North America in 2018. The ranking of fairs, based on attendance, is published annually by The "Top 50 Fair" list includes all county and state fairs, exhibitions and rodeo shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Poloncarz statement on Legislator Hardwick's decision to join Democratic caucus
Tue, Dec 18th 2018 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the decision of Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick (4th District) to join the legislature's Democratic caucus:
Erie County Fair announces admission price restructuring
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 11:35 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society has announced a revised gate admission structure. Under the plan, which will go into effect during the 180th Erie County Fair in 2019, full-price, adult gate admission will increase from $10 to $12. The revised admission cost is the first gate increase for the Erie County Fair in a decade.
It's the best day of the year, as Neighbors Foundation provides food for Island needy
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 02:00 pm
Cheryl Chamberlain called Thursday her "favorite day of the year."
Grand Island Board of Education: Soil sample study explained at Board of Ed. meeting
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
Elevated levels of contaminants have been found at both Charlotte Sidway Elementary School and Kaegebein Elementary School.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce; Trend Setters holds ribbon-cutting
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
Trend Setters Hair Design held a ribbon-cutting on Monday, Dec. 10, at its new location at 2094 Grand Island Blvd. Owner Karen Benninger cut the ribbon along with employees, town officials, and members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce. There will also be a grand re-opening to follow in January.
Erie County Department of Health confirms local case of measles
Wed, Dec 12th 2018 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has confirmed a recent émigré treated at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital has been diagnosed with measles. This individual had visited multiple venues in Erie County, potentially exposing others to measles from Dec. 4-11.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet Dec. 14
Wed, Dec 12th 2018 03:45 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo.
Poloncarz enacts 2019 Erie County budget, joins legislators to present highlights
Tue, Dec 11th 2018 06:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter Savage (3rd District), Legislature Majority Leader April Baskin (2nd District) and Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (1st District) to present highlights of the recently adopted 2019 Erie County budget, which was passed by the legislature last week in an 8-3 vote.
Empire State Development: Amanda Mays joining Western New York leadership team as regional director
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 12:15 pm
Empire State Development announced Amanda M. Mays will join ESD's Western New York regional leadership team. Mays, who previously served as senior project manager, was named regional director and will serve alongside Stephen Gawlik, vice president, poly and capital projects and senior counsel; Steven Ranalli, VP of development at Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.; and Paul Tronolone, VP of policy and planning.
Donations accepted via bottle, can deposit for Response to Love Center in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 10:00 am
Readers can support Response to Love Center in Buffalo one nickel at a time.
Response to Love Center holds drive
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 07:00 am
This Christmas, Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz and the Response to Love Center is collecting everyday cleaning supplies that will be distributed to the people in need during the center's Christmas Eve dinner.
Above and Beyond: Osinski chosen 2019 Grand Island fire chief
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2019 firematic and administrative officers during annual elections held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at fire headquarters.
Grand Island: Council members say town supervisor 'not coming to work'
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
Nearly a month after the end of Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray's failed campaign for Congress, Town Council members complained they haven't seen him return to Town Hall to work.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard a 'level higher'
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
Organizers of Saturday's seventh annual Light Up the Boulevard Parade and Festival were praised for their efforts by the town government Monday. At the monthly Grand Island Town Board meeting, Deputy Supervisor Jim Sharpe complimented Jennifer Pusatier, chair of the event, and the organizing committee for a job well done at this year's festival.

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