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Poloncarz appoints Hogues as personnel commissioner
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz appointed Timothy Hogues to the office of commissioner of personnel for Erie County. Hogues, who has served as commissioner of senior services since 2016, begins in his new role today.
Grand Island Town Board: Council to discuss E-ZPass overcharges
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Overcharges from the new cashless tolling at Grand Island bridges is on the agenda for Monday's Grand Island Town Board work session meeting.
Niagara Footprint Festival leaves a positive impression
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara Footprint Festival defied the cold and snow Saturday at Beaver Island State Park and drew hundreds of visitors to a winter festival in its first showing.
State Parks announces partner for Beaver Island State Park, Big Six Marina
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced Wednesday that Montana International LLC has been selected through the New York state procurement process to operate concessions at Beaver Island State Park and the Big Six Marina on Grand Island.
Blizzard of 2019 keeps town personnel working round the Island, round the clock
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Brutal cold, white-outs and snow caused Grand Island school and government closures this week.
Grand Island: No Town Board meeting Feb. 18
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 06:55 am
The usually scheduled Grand Island Town Board meeting for the third Monday of the month is canceled for February as members of the town government attend the annual Association of Towns conference.
Dems seeking candidates for town offices
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Democratic Party is seeking candidates to fill town positions of supervisor, Town Council (two), town clerk, and town justice for this fall.
DEC releases New York state hunting safety statistics for 2018
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 12:25 pm
The 2018 hunting seasons in New York tallied the lowest number of recorded hunting-related shooting incidents (HRSIs) - and tied the 2016 mark (13) as the safest on record, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Grand Island: Pinto Sanitation services cancelled today
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 10:55 am
Pinto Sanitation issued the following statement on Wednesday, via the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: "Due to the weather, Wednesday's garbage collection services on Grand Island are cancelled and will be picked up next week Wednesday instead, or on your normal collection day next week."
Poloncarz issues travel advisory for Buffalo, northern Erie County
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 03:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has issued a travel advisory, in effect until further notice, for the City of Buffalo and all of northern Erie County due to a winter storm that could leave snow accumulations of up to 2 feet in some areas by Thursday morning. The entire region will see lake-effect snow, blowing and drifting snow, and extreme cold temperatures and wind chills over the next 36 hours and into Thursday. The travel advisory urges against any unnecessary travel during this period, and using extreme caution if travel is unavoidable.
Above and Beyond: Jacobs installs 2019 Grand Island Fire Co. officers
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 12, at fire headquarters. Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their community protection duties. Honored guests and family members joined in praising the steadfast commitment of these volunteers.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce 2019 officers installed
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
On Thursday, Jan. 17, during its first meeting of 2019, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce installed its officers and newly elected board members.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: First-ever State of Town, Schools meeting held
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
About 30 people attended the Buffalo Launch Club for the first-ever Grand Island State of the Town & Schools event presented by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
Grand Island Town Board: Insurance carrier to recompense town after theft
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island's insurance carrier will reimburse the town for nearly all of its loss from a theft in the Golden Age Center.
Grand Island: Conservatives seek candidates
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Conservative Party is seeking qualified conservative candidates to fill town positions of supervisor, councilmember (two), town clerk, and town justice for this fall's election.
Winterfest returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Thu, Jan 24th 2019 03:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the return of Winterfest to Chestnut Ridge Park 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 27. The free, family fun event will offer sledding, a snow-sculpting competition with prizes awarded for the cutest, funniest and most original compositions, marshmallow roasting, as well as chainsaw-carving demonstrations, arts and crafts, and a monster mural.
Erie County seeking to improve health and human services programs
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
The Erie County departments of health, social services and senior services are seeking public input on ways to improve health and human services programs countywide, and have introduced an online survey for public usage to gather such information for incorporation into an enhanced health and human services plan.
Inaugural Niagara Footprint Festival set for Jan. 26
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 07:00 am
A coalition of groups has formed to establish a new winter event on Grand Island for families suffering from cabin fever.
Elected leaders withhold support for soil study on Tonawanda Coke
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Elected leaders and citizen activists who fought and won in court against polluter Tonawanda Coke criticized the researchers who are conducting a soil study mandated as part of the company's court sentence.
Erie County Legislature: EPA asked to designate Tonawanda Coke a federal Superfund site
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
A resolution introduced by Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick urges the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to request federal funds for Tonawanda Coke clean-up.
Tree and shrub seedlings available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 12:35 pm
Order forms for the 2019 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce to host state of town, schools event
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 11:10 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will host the 2019 Grand Island State of the Town and Schools event from 10-11:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road. Scheduled guest speakers include Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray and Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Brian Graham, Ed.D.
Grand Island: Neighbors Foundation extends thanks for 'Share Your Happiness' support
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 11:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation had a very successful holiday season with donations to its "Share Your Happiness" program and the pancake breakfast hosted by Ellden's Restaurant (River Oaks Clubhouse).
Contract signed with acclaimed local artist Susan Geissler for Charles DeGlopper sculpture
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee signed a contract Monday with a sculptor to produce a life-sized statue of Charles DeGlopper that would be a centerpiece of the new and improved DeGlopper Park.
Grand Island Town Board: Madigan calls McMurray 'vindictive' after losing committee post
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
Whatever 2019 new year's resolutions made for more congeniality in Grand Island Town Board meetings lasted little more than an hour.
Hundreds attend forum by GI Zonta on women in science
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
A large crowd, mostly young women and girls, attended a forum on women in science and mathematics presented by the Grand Island Zonta Club Wednesday evening at Grand Island High School.
Buffalo Launch Club holds installation
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club held its installation of 2019 officers on Sunday, Dec. 30, at the club, 503 E. River Road. The installation followed an 11 a.m. brunch.
Grand Island: Blood drive Jan. 22 at firehall
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Grand Island Firehall, 2275 Baseline Road.
Hardwick announces funding in budget for Legislative District 4
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Thursday additional funding in the 2019 Erie County budget, which was signed into law on Dec. 10 by County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.
Zonta Club of Grand Island sponsors panel discussion on women in the sciences
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
Girls in the Grand Island School District and their parents will have a unique opportunity on Wednesday evening, Jan. 9, to learn about women in science and mathematics, and how they, as students, can begin a career path in these fields while still in school.
Grand Island: Town buildings beautified at holiday thanks to county program
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
Again this holiday season, the Town of Grand Island benefited from the Erie County Correctional Facility's Horticulture Program. The wreaths and poinsettias visitors to town buildings and in offices were grown/made by the inmates at the Correctional Facility and donated to the town for use on town property.
Grand Island: Neighbors Foundation gives thanks
Fri, Jan 4th 2019 04:50 pm
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2018 holiday distribution. Over 50 of your neighbors were helped with food baskets and, where appropriate, gift cards for their children.
Kearns takes office
Fri, Jan 4th 2019 03:30 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns was sworn into office for a four-year term on Jan. 2.
Niagara-Wheatfield & Grand Island to play in Hoops for Hope game
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School and Grand Island High School might be rivals on the basketball court, but come Jan. 8, the two schools will join together to remember someone very close to their hearts.
DA Flynn appointed member of National District Attorneys Association veterans committee
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 03:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn was selected by the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) to serve as a member of its newly formed veterans committee.
Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver: Winners in Christmas Coloring Contest awarded prizes
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
Tops Markets hosted the 2018 Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver Christmas Coloring Contest award presentations on Saturday for artists in three age groups. The prizes and sponsorship of the coloring contest were provided by Tops Markets, John's Pizza & Subs, Kelly's Country Store, and Phil Mastantuono Allstate Agency.
Grand Island Central School District: Citizens skip capital project public hearing
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
Not even the prospect of forking out $24 million was enough to entice a single member of the voting public to attend a capital project public hearing held by the Grand Island Central School District last week.
Cracking down on smoking: Poloncarz signs Public Health Protection Act of 2018
Fri, Dec 28th 2018 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday at Buffalo's Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center by Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter Savage (3rd District), Legislator John Bruso (8th District), Assemblyman-elect Patrick Burke (142nd District), Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center President and CEO Dr. Candace Johnson, and Western Region Youth Advocate of the Year Zoe Kaminski, as well as personnel from the Erie County Department of Health and Roswell Park, as he signed the Public Health Protection Act of 2018.
Neighbors Foundation: Notaro Chiropractic delivers turkeys for Community Missions needy at holidays
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:05 am
Notaro Chiropractic, with an office on Grand Island Boulevard, recently donated turkeys for the underprivileged at the holidays.
Money raised for Eagle Scout project benefitting DeGlopper Park
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
For the third year, Veronica Connor Middle School social studies teacher Dawn Hayes and her students have sold poppies in the fall. This year's sale took place prior to the second annual Veterans Parade.

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