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Grand Island Town Board: Public hearing set for Whitehaven solar array
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board set a public hearing for a special use permit application to build what one council member called the biggest solar farm in the state.
Grand Island Central School District: 3 named Distinguished Alumni
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District introduced three new members of its Distinguished Alumni list at a ceremony June 1.
Erie County Parks looking for Junior Park Rangers
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is bringing back its popular "Junior Park Ranger" program for 2018 and is encouraging parks visitors aged 4 to 104 to start exploring Erie County Parks and recording their experiences in their free Erie County Park System Passport, available to download or at designated pick-up points in select parks.
Kearns & Howard address security concerns at county auto bureaus
Wed, Jun 6th 2018 05:10 pm
On Wednesday, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns announced the Erie County Sheriff's Office will conduct an assessment of security at each of the county's 11 auto bureau offices and mobile locations. Kearns has also written to the Erie County Legislature, requesting the appropriate committee consider and review the issue of security at local auto bureaus.
Komen WNY Race for the Cure to honor longtime volunteer, breast cancer survivor
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Linda Gray, a longtime volunteer for Susan G. Komen and a breast cancer survivor, will be honored at the 2018 Western New York Race for the Cure on June 9 at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Island eateries to take part in Taste of Buffalo
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced May 30 the complete lineup of restaurants, food trucks, and wineries that will participate in the 2018 food festival, which takes place July 7 and 8 in downtown Buffalo. Fifty-three restaurants, including two from Grand Island, will be on site this year for the Taste's 35th birthday celebration.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life Honorary Survivor Maureen Tyson shares cancer journey
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Twenty-five years ago, Mark and Maureen Tyson of Grand Island built a relationship while working in the laboratory of Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Above and Beyond: GIFC celebrates its 80th birthday
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. President Michael Dallessandro welcomed local government officials, family members, and special guests on Saturday, May 19, to commemorate 80 years of community protection by the GIFC.
Casey's Cabana opens in Ferry Village
Sat, May 26th 2018 12:00 pm
Instead of looking for summer work like other people their age, three teenagers from Grand Island High School have spent much of their spring preparing to be their own bosses.
Public hearing held on comprehensive master plan
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday, Grand Island Deputy Supervisor and Committee Chair Jim Sharpe led a public meeting on the town's 2018 comprehensive plan update at the Grand Viking Theater at Grand Island High School.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Bogey's opens in Beaver Island State Park
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Within a matter of weeks, Cyndy Montana of Grand Island went from candidate for town government to restaurant operator.
DeGlopper Park ready for first Memorial Day
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial had a sprucing up in advance of Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.
Grand Island Board of Education: 2018-19 budget amended
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Just six days after the public overwhelming passed the 2018-19 budget, the Grand Island Board of Education amended the spending plan.
Grand Island: DeGlopper statue supported
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
As work continues on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial in the center of Grand Island, about a dozen people held a peaceful gathering in the park to show their support for a statue depicting Charles DeGlopper with a rifle.
H. David Myers, 'Father of Vikings Athletics,' passes away
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
Horace David Myers, "Father of Grand Island Athletics," passed away at 97 years of age in the Town of Tonawanda on May 13. He fought until his final minutes.
Grand Island Board of Education: Light turnout for district vote
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:35 pm
With all three candidates for Board of Education guaranteed election and the school budget staying within a state mandated tax cap, comparatively few citizens went to Grand Island High School Tuesday to vote in the school district's budget vote and trustee election.
Grand Island Town Board: Not all on board with Solarize Grand Island
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
The launch of the Solarize Grand Island program will take place at Town Hall Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon but not everyone in the Grand Island Town Board sees the program in the same light.
DeGlopper Memorial: Work moves ahead
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
Progress continues on the DeGlopper Memorial expansion in spite of a rejection by the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee to direct some funding to the project.
Grand Island Central School District: Active shooter drill set for May 22
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Central School District will conduct an active shooter training and lock-down drill Tuesday, May 22, at the Grand Island High School and Veronica Connor Middle School campus, 1100 Ransom Road.
Caution urged at West River Connector Trail project
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is asking residents and others to avoid using the West River Parkway until all construction work is completed this fall.
EC Central Police Services hosts Law Enforcement Memorial Service
Fri, May 11th 2018 06:55 pm
Law enforcement agencies in Erie County on Friday joined the Erie County Department of Central Police Services in an interfaith Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the Public Safety Campus in Buffalo, part of National Police Week events being held around the country in observance of the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers.
Erie County Public Works Department announces additional 2018 roadwork
Thu, May 10th 2018 10:40 am
The Erie County Department of Public Works has announced additional roadwork to be conducted in 2018 on higher-traffic roads across the county as part of its "Overlay A" and "Overlay B" projects.
Poloncarz, Hogues honor Susan Brazill as 2018 Erie County Senior of the Year
Tue, May 8th 2018 05:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues, representatives of the Senior Services department, family members and friends of Susan Brazill and staff from the East Aurora Senior Center on Tuesday as he recognized Brazill as Erie County's Senior of the Year for 2018.
Poloncarz, officials join to promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 7th 2018 12:45 pm
On Friday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined in front of the Edward A. Rath county office building by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, elected officials and members of the law enforcement community, county members and officials from the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education ("ABATE") of NY Buffalo-Erie Chapter to start the motorcycle season with a call for increased safety and awareness.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce honors Citizens of the Year
Sat, May 5th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held its 52nd annual Citizen of the Year awards dinner April 26 at the Radisson Grand Island. This year, the event honored six award recipients who have made Grand Island a better place to live, work and play.
Installer announced for Solarize Grand Island
Sat, May 5th 2018 07:00 am
After a thorough prequalification process, Councilwoman, Bev Kinney, team leader of Solarize Grand Island, has announced Solar by CIR is the designated solar installer to work with residents throughout the Solarize Grand Island campaign.
Erie County, partners offering rain barrels and compost bins
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:35 am
Erie County, in partnership with the City of Buffalo and the WNY Stormwater Coalition, is offering rain barrels and compost bins to encourage households to reduce their environmental footprint through water conservation and reduced fertilizer use.
Erie County Department of Social Services recruiting summer youth employment work sites
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:25 am
The Erie County Department of Social Services is currently recruiting employers throughout Erie County to participate in the 2018 summer youth employment program, an eight-week program operating from July 9 through Aug. 31. The program serves youth between the ages of 14 and 20. It is a platform to introduce youth into the workforce and help them acquire skills that can be used to improve school performance and help expand educational and career goals.
Islander designated official courier by NASA
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
On March 22, Grand Island resident Paul Leuchner met with I National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials at their Glenn Research Center in Cleveland to take temporary possession of a lunar rock sample from the 1971 Apollo 15 mission. The sample, encased in a solid pyramid of clear Lucite, was being loaned to the Buffalo Geological Society for display at its annual gem and mineral show that weekend.
GI native takes command of USS Minnesota during Change of Command Ceremony
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island native Cmdr. Thomas Flaherty III relieved Rochester, Minnesota, native Capt. Brian Tanaka as the USS Minnesota's commanding officer.
Grand Island Central School District: Patrol vehicles follow buses as part of Operation Safe Stop
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
The New York Governor's Traffic Safety Committee estimates 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass school buses every day.
Grand Island Lions Club spaghetti dinner raises $ for Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
Preparations for the Grand Island Lions Club's annual spaghetti dinner began at 3 p.m., Sunday, a full day before the dinner.
Relay For Life event planned
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 05:15 pm
Maureen Tyson, this year's Grand Island Relay For Life honorary survivor, has announced a fundraising event at the Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council 4752. The theme of this event will be Cinco de Mayo and will be held from 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Knights of Columbus hall at 1841 Whitehaven Road.
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council supports annual United Way Community Baby Shower
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 05:15 pm
Again this year, the Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 will collect baby items in support of the ninth annual United Way Community Baby Shower.
53rd annual Hewitt Awards to be presented Sunday, May 6
Thu, Apr 26th 2018 11:20 am
Eighteen student scholar-athletes representing nine area high schools will be honored at the 53rd annual Thomas E. Hewitt Sports Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Antonio's Banquet Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. The dinner, sponsored by the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital, will begin with a reception at 5 p.m.
Erie County Department of Social Services to relocate office of child support enforcement
Wed, Apr 25th 2018 05:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services has announced that, on Monday, April 30, the office of child support enforcement ("OCSE") will relocate to floor two of the Edward A. Rath county office building (95 Franklin St, Buffalo) from it current location on the seventh floor. The move will provide a larger, remodeled space for OCSE operations, and a more private setting for interactions with individuals receiving services.
Ribbon-worthy? Erie County Fair competition info online May 1
Wed, Apr 25th 2018 05:30 pm
At the Erie County Fair, people love to compete! Spirited competition among peers is at the heart of the fair experience.
Erie County Department of Public Works announces 'DPW Day' at Ellicott Creek Park
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 01:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works has announced "DPW Day" at Ellicott Creek Park, a free, family event that will give children an up-close look at a wide variety of more than 30 DPW trucks and other vehicles, including fire trucks and emergency service vehicles. "DPW Day" will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Ellicott Creek Park and will also include family-friendly activities, safety demonstrations and food trucks.
Town of Grand Island to take part in Solarize Campaign
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island will take part in a Solarize Campaign, a program that will make investing in solar power easier and more affordable for local residents and businesses. Project leader Councilwoman Bev Kinney and vice leader Councilwoman Jennifer Baney have put together a team of community leaders to spearhead the campaign.
From eyesore to eye-catcher: Holiday Inn Express to open in May in former Dunlop site
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
Developer Jayesh R. Patel is on the threshold of turning the long-vacant Dunlop building into a vibrant, new hotel on the north end of Grand Island.
 

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