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GISBA to hold online prize raffle drawing
Sat, Sep 12th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island School and Business Alliance will hold a web-only prize raffle fundraiser with four prize packages each valued at more than $1,300.
Erie County: University Express fall semester introduces hybrid learning
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Health and Wellness program has announced the fall 2020 University Express semester will be a hybrid learning experience. Classes will be livestreaming every weekday during the semester at 10 a.m. and also on select days at 2 p.m.
Erie County Department of Health announces locations for 2 free rabies vaccination clinics
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has opened registration for its free rabies vaccination clinics, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, and Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Higgins visits Buffalo mail processing facility
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, toured Buffalo's William Street mail processing facility on Wednesday to get a first-hand look at the current state of U.S. Postal Service operations in Western New York. The Congressman requested the visit after hearing from over 4,800 residents and employees throughout 2020 expressing concern about current delays as well as the future of the USPS.
Call-in virtual citizen forums set for citizens to take part in Erie County community development program
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning has announced upcoming citizen forums to help determine the needs and priorities of low- and moderate-income residents residing within the Erie County Community Development Block Grant Consortium.
Erie County receiving emergency management performance grant
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:20 pm
Earlier this week, the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) announced it had received Emergency Management Performance Grant funding of $343,328 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
DWI roving patrols over Labor Day Weekend
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:00 pm
Erie County and New York State Police agencies will conduct more than 250 hours of intensive DWI roving patrols over the Labor Day weekend.
Trailblazing Women of WNY find their voice
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Friday by Karen King, executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women ("ECCSW"), Medaille College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Lori V. Quigley, and members of the Trailblazing Women of WNY committee to announce a new narrative project that will add an auditory component to the overall project.
Erie County designates grant funding support for emergency child care
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:05 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte on Thursday announced Erie County will be designating a portion of its coronavirus relief funds, up to $25 million, from the U.S. CARES Act in a sweeping effort to support local parents, child care providers, and school districts as the new school year gets underway.
Grand Island Lions Club White Cane Drive switches to online amid COVID-19 pandemic
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:50 pm
A central tenet of the Grand Island Lions Club's mission is to support children and people with vision and hearing impairments.
Golden Age Center upgraded during closure
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:50 pm
The Town of Grand Island's senior services staff used downtime during the COVID-19 pandemic to upgrade the Grand Island Golden Age Center.
Grand Island Central School District: Schools receive funding for new PPE
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:45 pm
In the middle of a $24 million capital project and during the usual summer cleaning of the schools, Grand Island Central Schools is setting up its classrooms with thousands of protective pathogen barriers.
Grand Island Central School District issues reopening update letter
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:45 pm
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Brian Graham provided school district families an update later Aug. 26 on the reopening of school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parents & caregivers: Erie County Department of Health offers screening and services for children with developmental delays or disabilities
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
While much of Erie County is entering back-to-school season, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is sharing this update on services for the county's youngest learners, from birth to age 5 years, who have developmental delays or disabilities.
Erie County to support all county municipalities with coronavirus relief funding
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 06:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Wednesday announced Erie County will be designating a portion of its coronavirus relief funds from the U.S. CARES Act to support municipalities with reimbursement for non-personnel costs associated with their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kearns: Scammers sending letters alleging underpayment of transfer tax upon real estate closing
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 06:45 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is warning Erie County residents of a letter scam where a letter, purporting to be from an employee of the "Erie County Department of Equalization," demands further payment before the end of the month of transfer tax owed to the county upon conveyance of real property. This tax is paid to the county of Erie and state of New York at the time of a real estate closing.
Erie County to support all county school districts with coronavirus relief funding
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday announced Erie County will be designating a portion of its coronavirus relief funds - more than $15.2 million from the U.S. CARES Act - to support local school districts in their efforts to bring students and staff back to school and/or enable distance learning.
Erie County Department of Health will provide inspections to gyms & fitness centers that seek to reopen
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 04:40 pm
After reviewing the "New York Forward" guidance related to reopening fitness centers and gyms, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is announcing a blanket approval for these facilities to reopen Monday, Aug. 24, under the conditions listed below.
Erie County Office of Agriculture unveils 'Erie Grown Passport'
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 04:30 pm
The Erie County Office of Agriculture announced a new initiative aimed at promoting local agriculture, a sector hard-hit the COVID-19 pandemic, with the launch of the "Erie Grown Passport."
Household hazardous waste collections planned for fall
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 02:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning announced two additional household hazardous waste collection events for the 2020 season, to be held Sept. 26 in the City of Buffalo and Oct. 31 in the Town of Boston. Each collection event is a no-cost opportunity for Erie County residents to properly dispose of hazardous items that should not be placed in the regular garbage.
Erie County Department of Health offers tips to prevent mosquito bites as humid, warm weather brings out bugs
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 11:35 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is reminding residents to stay vigilant in eliminating mosquito breeding grounds and preventing mosquito bites as the summer season ends.
Erie County Department of Health announces COVID-19 testing for agricultural workers
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 10:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is announcing a collaborative community program for diagnostic COVID-19 testing for workers in agricultural settings.
Spike seen in Erie County overdoses
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has learned of at least 12 non-fatal overdoses within Erie County in the past 24 hours.
HRSA awards Ryan White HIV/AIDS grant to ECMC department of dentistry
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:50 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. department of dentistry, oral oncology and maxillofacial prosthetics officials recently received notification from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program grant award of $58,977.
Project Olive expires: Amazon seeks new spot
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 10:30 am
The decision by Amazon and its developer, Trammell Crow Co., to withdraw its application to build a 3.8-million-square-foot national distribution center on a 145.4-acre site at 2780 Long Road on Grand Island, essentially came down to growing and potentially uncertain costs. So said Supervisor John Whitney and the president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.
EC statement on Amazon
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 08:55 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement Wednesday after Amazon informed Erie County it was withdrawing its application for a permit to build a new national logistics and distribution center on Grand Island:
Erie County Department of Health continues enforcement of 'NY Forward' guidelines at permitted facilities
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 01:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is responding to questions from permitted facilities, media outlets and the general public about enforcement of the "New York Forward" guidelines and state codes, rules and regulations related to COVID-19.
Create Erie County Fair-like traditions with help from Tops & Erie County Agricultural Society
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 04:20 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society and Tops have developed initiatives to help families create summertime experiences that will mimic the traditional activities found at the Erie County Fair.
Grand Island Town Board: Public hearing on Amazon incentive zoning set for Aug. 13
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:50 am
Islanders will have the first opportunity since March to tell the Grand Island Town Board face to face what they think of the proposed Amazon warehouse project.
Book bag drive a success
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:45 am
This year's effort to collect book bag supplies for schoolchildren in need for the Ladies of Charity was an outstanding success, said Barbara LaDuca of Grand Island, who has been a longtime organizer of the project.
Grand Island Memorial Library, Parks Department join for Story Walk
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:45 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library has started a Story Walk project in connection with the Town of Grand Island Parks Department.
Family Justice Center receives donation
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:45 am
The Grand Island Lions Club presented a check for $3,000 to the Family Justice Center's newest satellite at 2074 Whitehaven Road, the former parsonage of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Rabies vaccine airdrop planned for Erie County
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:40 am
In coordination with Cornell University's Animal Health Diagnostic Center, the New York State Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, the Erie County Department of Health will participate in a wildlife vaccination program for rabies using airdrops to deliver vaccinated bait beginning the week of Aug. 10.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper transforms 'Shoreline Sweep' into summer-long, socially distant cleanup event with Labatt USA
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 04:15 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper's annual "Shoreline Sweep" has been transformed from a single-day cleanup in the spring to a season-long cleanup across Western New York.
Cuomo: Schools can reopen in New York
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday gave each New York school district the go-ahead to reopen for in-person learning.
Cancer Services Program of Erie County plans online series for cancer prevention
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:40 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and its Cancer Services Program will present three cancer prevention webinars. Each 6 p.m. 40-minute presentation will have a specific focus, starting with breast cancer Aug. 31, followed by colorectal cancer on Sept. 28 and cervical cancer on Jan. 10, 2021.
Grand Island rally held in opposition of proposed Amazon warehouse
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 04:25 pm
Attorney Jim Duggan, a volunteer for The Coalition for Responsible Economic Development for Grand Island (CRED4GI), told nearly 100 supporters at a rally Friday evening, "We are dealing with a David vs. Goliath situation here and Amazon is proposing a monstrosity of a project for Grand Island."
Kearns, Military Order of Purple Heart launch 'Purple Heart Week' in Erie County
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 04:10 pm
Every year, Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns honors Purple Heart recipients, adding them to the William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit on Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7.
Grand Island Central School District: Hybrid reopening of school planned for September
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 11:10 am
Grand Island Central School will embark on a hybrid reopening of school in September, school board members learned at a monthly meeting last Monday.
Grand Island Town Board to consider public hearing on Amazon Project Olive proposal
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 11:00 am
Just a week after the developer of Project Olive put the Amazon warehouse development "on pause," the "play" button was hit again.

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