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Empowering pediatric chemo patients
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
Since 2005, the Gamma Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International has been providing gently used/new books, sometimes with homemade bears, to the patients and families of our Women and Children's Hospital, newly renamed Oishei Children's Hospital.
St. Stephen School Mission Club collects 'Coats 4 Kids' drive
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
The St. Stephen School Mission Club has been busy collecting gently used and new winter coats, hats, mittens, and scarves for the "Coats 4 Kids" drive for the needy of Western New York.
Poloncarz, Kaler outline next steps in convention center discussion
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 01:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Patrick Kaler, president and CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara, to discuss the findings of the recent 90-day public comment period on the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center market analysis and feasibility study (released in September 2018), and to outline next steps in the convention center process.
GI among municipalities questioning Tonawanda Coke collaboration
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
The towns of Grand Island and Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda along with Citizen Science are pursuing action regarding Tonawanda Coke community projects.
Zonta honors 5 Yellow Rose recipients
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected five outstanding women to receive the 2019 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community.
Mesmer to run for town justice
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Democratic Party has announced that Robert Mesmer will run for town justice.
Golden Age Center seniors cut Coups for Troops
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 06:55 am
Two anonymous members of the American armed forces somewhere overseas are the beneficiaries of the work of Grand Island pennysavers.
Flynn named to national task force aimed at reducing jail inmate recidivism
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 03:35 pm
The National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) announced the formation of a joint task force to reduce jail inmate recidivism through continuity of health care services.
Island Democrats announces slate
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Democratic Party has announced the following candidates for the upcoming November election.
Poloncarz announces county support for Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society President and CEO David Swarts to announce a county funding commitment of $2.5 million to support the Botanical Gardens' proposed expansion. The plan would add 36,000 square-feet of space for a butterfly conservatory, state‐of‐the‐art educational classrooms, new exhibits and grow houses, and event spaces.
Rath building seventh floor social services offices unveil new look
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 08:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services has unveiled a brand-new look in its seventh-floor Rath building office of legal affairs following the completion of phase one of a $1.3 million renovation that brings the office together with partner agencies in an updated, professional office setting.
Grand Island Board of Education employee honored for 53 years of service
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Perhaps the longest serving employee in the history of the Grand Island Central School District was honored on the occasion of her recent retirement.
Town of Grand Island: Agriculture resource guide in the works
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The town government will receive citizen input and hold an open dialogue on agricultural and farming activities in the town at a public information meeting scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Grand Island High School.
ASG 365 LLC wins Corporate Technical Leadership Award
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
ASG 365 LLC, a managed service provider located on Grand Island, has announced its recent recognition of Corporate Technical Leadership from SolarWinds MSP.
Former GAC director admits to embezzlement
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 06:55 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Tuesday that 71-year-old Barbara Gannon of Grand Island pleaded guilty, as charged, before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio, to one count of grand larceny in the second degree, a class C felony.
Baase Family Chiropractic conducts sock drive
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 06:55 am
Just before the Blizzard of 2019, Baase Family Chiropractic came through for the needy.
Grand Island musician Carly Beth Hand to release new single
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 06:55 am
Musician and singer-songwriter Carly Beth Hand of Grand Island is releasing a new single and music video, "Sleepless Lullaby" on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Erie County DA moves to vacate warrants for low-level marijuana arrests
Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 04:45 pm
On Friday, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn moved to vacate outstanding warrants stemming from the failure to appear in Buffalo City Court on violation and misdemeanor marijuana possession cases. This action effectively cleared the entire docket of warrants for low-level marijuana arrests in Buffalo City Court.
EC Department of Environment & Planning announces 2019 household hazardous waste collection program
Thu, Feb 21st 2019 08:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning ("DEP") has announced changes to the yearly household hazardous waste collection schedule following a comprehensive review of the program.
Erie County: Kearns extends expansion of auto bureau hours downtown
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:35 am
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns on Friday announced that, due to the recent blizzard that canceled the first day of extending the downtown auto bureau by an additional hour, change would now begin Thursday, Feb. 28.
Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday adds donation locations
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:05 am
The annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday has added three additional donation locations.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion receives $5K donation
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick stopped by the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to present a check for $5,000 to the VFW, American Legion and the DeGlopper Memorial Park Expansion Committee. These funds are from the 2018 Erie County budget and will go towards the expansion expenses.
JCOPE, LEC settle public officers law violations with former senator
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced Feb. 7 that it and the Legislative Ethics Commission reached a settlement agreement, including a $10,000 fine, to resolve its investigation into violations of the Public Officers Law by former New York State Sen. Marc Panepinto for making unwanted sexual advances toward a staff member and attempting to obstruct JCOPE's ensuing investigation.
Nikki's Eats open for business in Sandy Beach
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The new eatery Nikki's Eats in Sandy Beach was the vision not of its eponymous owner, Nikki Pelsoni, but her spouse.
Riverside-Salem: Suicide prevention program set
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
Dr. Celia Spacone will present a suicide prevention program from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.
2018 Erie County sales tax receipts show growth over 2017
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 05:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Budget and Management on Tuesday announced final sales tax receipts for 2018 were 4.25 percent greater than 2017, the largest one-year increase since 2011, despite slowing growth in the fourth quarter of the year. Erie County realized additional sales tax revenue of $12.565 million over budget in 2018, while the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority share of sales tax was $559,000 over budget, leaving Erie County with net revenue of $12.006 million.
Poloncarz appoints Karen King county commissioner of public advocacy
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 01:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has appointed Karen King, Ph.D., as commissioner of the Office of Public Advocacy for Erie County, overseeing the county Commission on the Status of Women (ECCSW), the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and the Office for the Disabled. King currently serves as executive director of the ECCSW, connecting women with the resources they need to reach their full potential and recommending measures to coordinate, consolidate and expand the resources and services available to women in Erie County.
Grand Island: McMurray won't seek re-election
Mon, Feb 11th 2019 11:35 pm
Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray on Monday announced he will not seek re-election.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Undie Sunday Is Feb. 10-24
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The timing of this year's Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday to benefit the homeless in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and surrounding areas is ideal considering the recent below-zero temperatures during the Blizzard of 2019. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 10, and concluding on Sunday, Feb. 24, Island residents are encouraged to donate the basic needs of new and unused underclothing and socks for homeless men, women and children.
Grand Island: E-ZPass toll glitch a chronic problem, board says
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board is stepping up to convey residents' complaints to state elected officials in Albany regarding frequent overcharges on E-ZPass statements.
Vikings retire #24 in tribute to Neville
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The biggest home basketball crowd in decades packed the Grand Island High School gymnasium for the retirement ceremony of Julie Roth Neville's basketball jersey Friday.
Niagara Footprint Festival organizers receive proclamation
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
Organizers of the Niagara Footprint Festival received a proclamation from the Grand Island Town Board praising their success in establishing the first-ever winter event.
Relay For Life announces fundraisers
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 06:55 am
Grand Island Relay For Life has announced these upcoming events. Relay For Life, with the theme "Cooking Up a Cure," will take place at Veterans Park from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 7.
Whitings celebrate 75th wedding anniversary
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 06:55 am
The children of Rosemary and Richard (Bud) Whiting have announced the 75th wedding anniversary of their parents on March 4, 2019. The immediate family will celebrate on Saturday, March 2, with a luncheon at The Terrace at Delaware Park's Marcy Casino.
Grand Island GOP announces endorsed candidates
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Republican Committee has announced its endorsed candidates for this election cycle. From left: Mike Madigan, Town Council; Pattie Frentzel, town clerk; John Whitney, town supervisor; Tom Digati, Town Council; and Mark Nemeth, town justice.
Poloncarz introduces resolution to extend interest-free period to pay county taxes for individuals furloughed during shutdown
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has introduced a resolution that would provide a temporary extension of the interest-free period to pay Erie County property taxes by 90 days after the end of the furlough period for individuals furloughed by the federal government or non-pay federal employees due to a period of a lapse in discretionary appropriations by the federal government. The resolution will be considered by the Erie County Legislature today.
RFPs issued for major renewable energy collaboration among UB, City of Buffalo, Erie County, SUNY Buffalo State & SUNY Erie
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:20 pm
The University at Buffalo-led initiative to generate 100 megawatts of on- and off-site renewable energy hit a milestone today with the issuing of requests for proposals. RFPs went out for on-site installations at each of the five partner institutions in the project: UB, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Erie, the City of Buffalo and Erie County.
Jacobs, UB School of Pharmacy partner to distribute drug deactivation systems
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:00 pm
In an effort to reduce the availability of unused prescription drugs to people struggling with addiction, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced his office is partnering with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) to distribute thousands of Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems throughout Western New York.
Erie County named second in returning money from unemployment fraud cases
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the New York State Department of Labor's Office of Special Investigations named Erie County second in New York for recovering the highest in total restitution from unemployment insurance benefits fraud cases last year.
 

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