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Grand Island Town Board: Agricultural animal law passes
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:15 pm
Island farmers in the town's agriculture district no longer need certain permits to operate, after action was taken at Monday's Town Board meeting.
Town of Grand Island: Sign installed at Staley Road-GI Boulevard roundabout
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:00 pm
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said Grand Island Boulevard is "all coming together" as he and the town's Highway Department unveiled a new temporary sign in the roundabout at Staley Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
Fantasy Island set to open May 13
Thu, May 4th 2017 06:00 pm
Fantasy Island has announced its 2017 season will begin Saturday, May 13. This year will be the first full season under the ownership of Apex Parks Group, which acquired the park last season from longtime owners Martin DiPietro and his family.
Poloncarz issues declaration of need on ECFSA borrowing for 2017 capital bonds
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a formal declaration of need on Thursday, requesting the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority sell bonds on behalf of Erie County for the county's 2017 capital program.
Poloncarz, EC Social Services Department announce opening of HEAP cooling season
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and the Erie County Department of Social Services have announced the opening of the Home Energy Assistance Program ("HEAP") cooling assistance program.
Erie County preliminarily closes fiscal year 2016 with balancing amendments, funding designations
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Erie County anticipates ending fiscal year 2016 with a modest positive budget variance of nearly $3 million, the result, he said, of prudent budgeting, reductions in spending, and certain favorable results such as lower Medicaid costs primarily resulting from provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
Public notice: Notice of public hearing on school district smart schools preliminary investment plan
Mon, May 1st 2017 11:05 am
LEGAL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Grand Island Central School District will hold a public hearing on the District's proposed Smart Schools Bond Act Preliminary Investment Plan, pursuant to The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) of 2014, at the Grand Island High School PD Room 137, 1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island, New York, on the 17th day of May, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Obituary: Doug Smith
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 11:05 pm
Doug Smith, whose 68-year career included stints at numerous Western New York newspapers, ballparks and community theater groups as well as WIVB-TV, died quietly at his home in Cortland on April 20, 2017.
Erie County announces household hazardous waste drop dates
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northwest and Northeast Southtowns ("NEST") Solid Waste Management Boards, has announced "Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days" will be held on Saturday, June 3, at the ECC South Campus in Orchard Park; and Saturday, Aug. 5, at the ECC North Campus in Williamsville.
Town of Grand Island Conservatives announce candidates
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island has announced its candidates for the November election.
The Juice Bar @ Soma Cura debuts
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:15 pm
The Juice Bar @ Soma Cura will hold a grand-opening event from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day). The location is in the Tops Plaza on Grand Island, corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road.
Grand Island Board of Education passes $62 million budget
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education approved a 2017-18 school budget of $62,639,021.
Relay For Life Island of Hope: Matthew Eggers shares a family's cancer journey
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Matthew Eggers, 7, one of the Relay For Life's two honorary survivors, is a young golfer.
Relay For Life Island of Hope: Mark Gorton: Hope is alive
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Honorary Relay For Life survivor Mark Gorton, 43, enjoys playing the role of pirate, which is this year's theme for the June 9 event at Veterans Park.
DeGlopper Memorial work continues
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Work on the expansion to the DeGlopper Memorial in the heart of Grand Island continued this week with delivery of retaining wall blocks to the worksite.
Gus Macker to 3-peat June 10-11
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Registration has officially opened for the three-peat Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on the Island.
Grand Island Planning Board discusses new apartment complex, plaza out parcel
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Planning Board gave site plan approval Monday for another apartment complex on Grand Island Boulevard.
Islandwide read-a-thon raises money for GI Challenge
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Students in the Grand Island Central School District quietly raised money Friday for a new room of care at Children's Hospital.
You're invited to 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding' at DoubleTree
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 05:05 pm
Not only is there no fourth wall in Theatre in the Mist's upcoming production of the comedy "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," there are no walls of any kind.
Rotary Club events
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 02:05 pm
Two separate Rotary Clubs in Buffalo-Niagara announce upcoming events for area residents.
Erie County, partners collaborate on Earth Day electronic waste recycling event
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:00 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant and Advanced Technology Recycling, has announced a collection and recycling event for various types of electronic waste. The event will take place on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant, 2995 River Road, Town of Tonawanda.
Marc Scibilia returns to WNY for April Iron Works gig
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 05:30 pm
Fresh from national TV and print campaigns, Grand Island's Marc Scibilia will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, inside Buffalo's Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the all-ages show.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Nickel City Hardwood opens in brownstone office building
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 11:00 am
Great customer service doesn't hold hours of business, it's 24/7, said Eric Fiebelkorn, president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Saturday during a ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the newest Island business.
Island of Hope: Island pharmaceutical company holds successful basket raffle for Relay For Life
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:00 am
Fresenius Kabi, the Grand Island pharmaceutical company that was awarded Relay For Life's Crystal Award for sponsoring the survivors' tent and the Emerald Award for fundraising efforts, raised $19,075 at its annual basket raffle, held March 31 at the German company's Staley Road plant.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Relay For Life receives $500 gift
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island continued its long support for the Grand Island Relay For Life by making a $500 donation to the Missy Stolfi, community manager for the American Cancer Society; Zonta Club of GI members Andrea Moreau, Lana Redell, and Barbara Nowakowski, all members of the Zonta Service Committee; and GI Relay For Life tri-chairs Candy Mye, Becky Sommer-Stufkosky and Lynn Dingey. Not pictured is Zonta Service Committee member Joann Hall.
Town of Grand Island: New art studio opens at Nike Base
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Grand Island High School Art Club, has a new art studio on the drawing board.
Grand Island Board of Education: Trustees, residents advised to put heat on state legislators
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 07:00 am
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham asked residents and members of the Board of Education to pressure state lawmakers to complete their tardy state budget.
Attention: Grand Island Distinguished Alumni
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:45 pm
In 2007, The Grand Island Foundation began the Distinguished Alumni of Grand Island High School. Since that time, several notable alumni have been inducted and placed on the wall in the high school.
Poloncarz announces first phase of road projects to be completed in 2017
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on Friday announced the first phase of the Erie County Department of Public Works' Division of Highways' 2017 schedule of highway, drainage and culvert projects.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year awards winners announced
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:20 pm
Nine individuals and groups in seven categories will receive the Citizen of the Year Award for 2016, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday.
Spring semester 2017 classes open for University Express
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 01:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Retired & Senior Volunteer Program ("RSVP") has announced the spring University Express lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from seniors interested in taking one or more of the classes being offered.
Erie County residents encouraged to add input on plans for county parks
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 07:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with the Department of Planning and Environment, has commissioned a parks, recreation, and forestry needs assessment survey as part of an effort to update the existing parks and recreation master plan.
Ask the expert: How to win the Island Dispatch Easter Coloring Contest
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Anna Bartlo knows a thing or two - or five - about winning an Island Dispatch Coloring Contest.
Grand Island Board of Education: Broadband study, 485-b exemption receive support
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education voted Monday in favor of two economic initiatives supported by the town government.
Grand Island: K of C hosts beer event
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:10 pm
Grand Island was the epicenter of the area's homebrewing hobby Friday and Saturday as Amber Waves of Grain, the Western New York Homebrew Competition held by the Niagara Association of Homebrewers, took place at the Knights of Columbus hall.
Elderwood resident celebrates 100th birthday
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:10 pm
Elderwood at Grand Island threw a birthday party Monday for resident Eva Brown Eckman, who celebrated her centennial birthday.
Forum calls for end to tolls; open-road tolling next best option
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:05 pm
The drumbeat for removal of tolls at Grand Island bridges continued last week at a forum held in Niagara Falls.
Video: Jacobs' remarks on Senate floor mourning death of Col. Patrick J. Cunningham
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 06:55 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs offered the following remarks on the death of Col. Patrick J. Cunningham:
Film explores end-of-life care
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:10 am
In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Hospice Buffalo is hosting a free community screening of the PBS "FRONTLINE" documentary "Being Mortal" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at their Mitchell Campus in the Education Center (225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga).
Poloncarz, Ryan strengthen protections for seniors with 'Ruthie's Law,' state legislation to hold nursing homes accountable
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 10:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined late last week by New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan (149th District), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger, Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues, and concerned residents to unveil a package of actions designed to better protect seniors in nursing homes following a fatal attack on such a resident last year.
 

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