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Marston brings fresh perspective as Grand Island supervisor
Sat, Jan 6th 2024 11:00 am
As a small business owner on Grand Island, Peter Marston Jr. brings a much different perspective to the office of town supervisor, which he officially began on Monday after being sworn in by New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello.
Grand Island's elected leaders ready to serve
Sat, Jan 6th 2024 11:00 am
Peter Marston, who was inaugurated at a ceremony Monday at the Sandy Beach Yacht Club, said that collaboration, fiscal responsibility and careful growth are some of the priorities he has as town supervisor.
Grand Island Town Board reorganizes for 2024
Sat, Jan 6th 2024 11:00 am
Peter Marston conducted his first Town Board meeting as town supervisor in orderly fashion, moving items along like a pro at the Jan. 2 session. Not surprising, since he has been filling in as interim supervisor since Aug. 4, when predecessor John Whitney resigned.
Rotary Club of Grand Island hosts annual Undie Sunday collection
Fri, Jan 5th 2024 07:00 am
With the cold of winter upon us the Rotary Club of Grand Island will host its annual Undie Sunday collection between Jan. 14-21. For 24 years, the Rotary Club has sponsored the collection of new and unused underclothing and socks that provide personal dignity, comfort and warmth, and are so much appreciated by those who receive them each year.
National Take the Stairs Day: Buffalo residents step up for clean air and healthy lungs in 2024
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 07:30 pm
Next week, Wednesday, Jan. 10, is National Take the Stairs Day, and the American Lung Association in Buffalo has teamed up with Independent Health to challenge people to take the stairs for clean air and healthy lungs.
State Parks to provide seasonal dock permits along West River Shoreline Trail
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 07:30 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will issue seasonal dock permits along the West River Shoreline Trail for the 2024 season, on a first-come, first served-basis.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo opens competitive grant process, accepting letters of intent
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for its 2024 competitive grant process.
Focusing on communication and care during an emergency
Wed, Dec 27th 2023 07:00 am
With the official start of winter on Dec. 21, we enter a season that in Western New York is synonymous with snow. While we are fortunate to have had a mild start, after last year's "Snowvember" storm and the devastating blizzard of '22, we know just how important it is to be prepared for a major weather event.
Grand Island supports adopted families
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 07:05 am
Members of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church's Ladies in Faith Together (LIFT) group stand with a collection of Christmas gifts donated by church members to be given to "two adopted local families," said LIFT member Beth Boron.
Eric Berger Insurance donates $6,000 to Family Justice Center
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 07:00 am
The holiday season is a time of joy and gift-giving and of sharing for most. But, for victims of domestic violence, the holidays can be stressful and difficult.
Fair code enforcement OK'd by Grand Island Town Board
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 07:00 am
The planned Golfside Development across from the former Radisson Hotel was the subject of controversy as the Town Board dealt with a code violation regarding dumping of millings at the site.
Grand Island VFW post holds annual Pearl Harbor remembrance service
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 06:55 am
For Alan Lee, serving as the sergeant of the honor guard at Charles N. DeGlopper 9249 Memorial VFW is an honor and a way to give back.
Tops awards winner of 'Free Gas & Groceries,' with proceeds benefitting Oishei Children's Hospital
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 02:55 pm
On Friday, Tops Friendly Markets present Jackie S., winner of "Free Gas & Groceries," with her prize at its Grand Island store.
Grand Island Coloring Contest winners
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
The Island Dispatch announces winners in the holiday 2023 Grand Island Coloring Contest.
Obituary: Esther M. Ruefli
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Esther M. Ruefli, 51, of Lackawanna, passed on Dec. 17, 2023.
Pet owners: Get your dogs, cats and ferrets vaccinated against rabies
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 12:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has opened registrations for its free winter rabies vaccine clinic on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo (located off Colvin Boulevard, south of Kenmore Avenue).
Thruway Authority award to develop 'comprehensive safety action plan to improve roadway safety'
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Thruway Authority received an award of a $1.2 million federal grant as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Law - Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant.
Buffalo Launch Club offering holiday buffet luncheon
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Launch Club is trying something new this year by offering buffet luncheons on Dec. 21-23.
Erie County assistant district attorney elected as vice president of Minority Bar Association of WNY
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 11:10 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn is proud to announce that Assistant District Attorney James Harrington was elected as the vice president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York.
Rotary Club of Kenmore partners with Cardiac Crusade to register AED locations
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 10:35 am
The Rotary Club of Kenmore, NY has teamed up with Cardiac Crusade, a 501(c)(3) charity, to register AED locations in Kenmore, Buffalo and surrounding areas. This initiative's mission is to save lives by providing 911 systems, and the general public, instant access to AED locations in case of sudden cardiac arrest.
A holiday must-see: 'Stony Brook Legendary Lights' in Lancaster
Sun, Dec 17th 2023 01:00 pm
Lancaster is home to "Stony Brook Legendary Lights," one of the most imaginative, must-see holiday lights celebrations in the country. Over the span of eight streets, more than 300 homes are creatively adorned with lights, giant inflatables, Christmas characters, messages of peace and moving images (figuratively and literally). It's a winter wonderland that can be walked, or driven through, each night from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2024 Civil Writes Project application is open
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:25 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2024 Civil Writes Project application is open to individual artists, nonprofits and community organizations of all sizes for program support up to $2,500. The deadline to apply is Dec. 20.
Stage IV lung cancer survivor releases book on faith & evangelism
Thu, Dec 14th 2023 09:00 am
Stage IV lung cancer survivor Pamela Walck is celebrating the release of her new book, "Bridge of Love: 30 True Stories of Faith in Action," available locally in Western New York at various bookstores as well as through online retailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Walmart.
VFW Auxiliary looking for community support for veterans
Thu, Dec 14th 2023 08:50 am
The Auxiliary of the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249 is asking the community to assist in its clothing drive to assist veterans, said Kathleen Blake, president.
NYS: 'Transformative,' $479 million investment for 156 local water infrastructure projects in every region
Tue, Dec 12th 2023 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $479 million in grants for critical water infrastructure projects, including the first funding awarded through the $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022, which was passed by voters after Hochul pushed to increase the total amount by $1 billion upon taking office. 
Tonawanda man sentenced for fatally shooting man outside of his home, attempting to kill responding police officers
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 01:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 31-year-old Matthew R. Gerwitz of the City of Tonawanda was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 65 years to life in prison.
Erie County Department of Health announces 2024 Narcan training schedule
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 10:35 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has published its Narcan training schedule for 2024. These free classes, available in person and online, teach participants how and when to use Narcan to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, as well the history of the opioid epidemic and issues around substance use disorder.
Pay raise OK'd for Marston
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 07:00 am
"Please accept my resignation of my position as town councilman effective Dec. 31, 2023, at 12 midnight."
Island businesses show off wares on Small Business Saturday
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 06:55 am
Rob Rein has been working with wood for his entire life.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee thanks community for holiday support
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 06:55 am
On behalf of the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee, I am writing to express our gratitude and appreciation to the Rotary Club of Grand Island for coordinating the effort to place Christmas wreaths at each of the KIA stands at the DeGlopper Memorial site on Dec. 2. The kindness and generosity of these volunteers make a difference.
Gunman sentenced for fatally shooting teenage girl during attempted robbery
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a 19-year-old male from Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan, a designated Youth Part judge, to 23 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Jury finds 2 defendants guilty for assaulting victim during home invasion in Town of Amherst
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:50 pm
DA Flynn commends the Amherst Police Department for its work in this investigation.
Kearns: A happy holiday season is a safe holiday season
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:00 pm
As Erie County clerk, responsible for overseeing auto bureau operations, it is time to remind everyone this holiday season to not drink and drive or ride with anyone who is under the influence. If you have had too much to drink, for everyone's sake, please do not get behind the wheel of your car.
Higgins announces service academy advisory panel
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named eight local veterans to serve on a service academy advisory committee. The panel met Dec. 3 to interview local students applying to one of the United States service academies and to recommend those deserving of a nomination.
Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club supporting Wreaths Across America
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:50 pm
Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club announced it will support Wreaths Across America participating location Mt. Olivet Cemetery as part of the national organization's group sponsorship program.
Operation Christmas Child volunteers send Christmas joy to children overseas
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 11:40 am
Area volunteers are celebrating the collection of gift-filled shoeboxes that will send a message of joy to children around the world: God loves you, and you're not forgotten!
Erie County clerk, Columbia Law School students, WNY Law Center present report on public transportation in Erie, Niagara counties
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 10:10 am
Students from the Columbia University School of Law, the Western New York Law Center, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, and representatives of the local disability community presented results from more than 2,300 respondents to a year-long "Rate Your Ride" survey.
Kenmore Mercy earns 2023 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Patient Safety
Wed, Dec 6th 2023 10:25 am
Highlighting nationally recognized achievements in health care quality and patient safety, Kenmore Mercy Hospital was named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a national industry watchdog organization of employers and other large purchasers of health care known for setting the toughest quality standards. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive.
Victoria Reynolds named SBA district director for Buffalo
Tue, Dec 5th 2023 12:20 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the selection of Victoria Reynolds as the new district director of its Buffalo district office. Her position is effective immediately.
ECDOH: Protect your health with an annual flu vaccine
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:20 am
A flu infection is not inevitable.

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