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Buffalo Launch Club welcomes Islanders, nonmembers
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club invites Grand Island residents and nonmembers to stop in for dinner this holiday season.
Erie County Fair named largest east of the Rockies
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 12:20 pm
A national ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the largest county fair east of the Rocky Mountains, the fourth-largest county fair in the U.S., and 13th-largest fair overall in North America in 2018. The ranking of fairs, based on attendance, is published annually by The "Top 50 Fair" list includes all county and state fairs, exhibitions and rodeo shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Poloncarz statement on Legislator Hardwick's decision to join Democratic caucus
Tue, Dec 18th 2018 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the decision of Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick (4th District) to join the legislature's Democratic caucus:
Erie County Fair announces admission price restructuring
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 11:35 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society has announced a revised gate admission structure. Under the plan, which will go into effect during the 180th Erie County Fair in 2019, full-price, adult gate admission will increase from $10 to $12. The revised admission cost is the first gate increase for the Erie County Fair in a decade.
It's the best day of the year, as Neighbors Foundation provides food for Island needy
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 02:00 pm
Cheryl Chamberlain called Thursday her "favorite day of the year."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce; Trend Setters holds ribbon-cutting
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
Trend Setters Hair Design held a ribbon-cutting on Monday, Dec. 10, at its new location at 2094 Grand Island Blvd. Owner Karen Benninger cut the ribbon along with employees, town officials, and members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce. There will also be a grand re-opening to follow in January.
Grand Island Board of Education: Soil sample study explained at Board of Ed. meeting
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
Elevated levels of contaminants have been found at both Charlotte Sidway Elementary School and Kaegebein Elementary School.
Erie County Department of Health confirms local case of measles
Wed, Dec 12th 2018 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has confirmed a recent émigré treated at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital has been diagnosed with measles. This individual had visited multiple venues in Erie County, potentially exposing others to measles from Dec. 4-11.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet Dec. 14
Wed, Dec 12th 2018 03:45 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo.
Poloncarz enacts 2019 Erie County budget, joins legislators to present highlights
Tue, Dec 11th 2018 06:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter Savage (3rd District), Legislature Majority Leader April Baskin (2nd District) and Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (1st District) to present highlights of the recently adopted 2019 Erie County budget, which was passed by the legislature last week in an 8-3 vote.
Empire State Development: Amanda Mays joining Western New York leadership team as regional director
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 12:15 pm
Empire State Development announced Amanda M. Mays will join ESD's Western New York regional leadership team. Mays, who previously served as senior project manager, was named regional director and will serve alongside Stephen Gawlik, vice president, poly and capital projects and senior counsel; Steven Ranalli, VP of development at Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.; and Paul Tronolone, VP of policy and planning.
Donations accepted via bottle, can deposit for Response to Love Center in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 10:00 am
Readers can support Response to Love Center in Buffalo one nickel at a time.
Response to Love Center holds drive
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 07:00 am
This Christmas, Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz and the Response to Love Center is collecting everyday cleaning supplies that will be distributed to the people in need during the center's Christmas Eve dinner.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard a 'level higher'
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
Organizers of Saturday's seventh annual Light Up the Boulevard Parade and Festival were praised for their efforts by the town government Monday. At the monthly Grand Island Town Board meeting, Deputy Supervisor Jim Sharpe complimented Jennifer Pusatier, chair of the event, and the organizing committee for a job well done at this year's festival.
Above and Beyond: Osinski chosen 2019 Grand Island fire chief
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2019 firematic and administrative officers during annual elections held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at fire headquarters.
Grand Island: Council members say town supervisor 'not coming to work'
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
Nearly a month after the end of Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray's failed campaign for Congress, Town Council members complained they haven't seen him return to Town Hall to work.
Grand Island Town Board: Town earns Clean Energy Community designation
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island announced it has been designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally.
Island company Pinto Sanitation to begin work taking town's garbage, recycling
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
A Grand Island company contracted to take over the town's garbage and recycling anticipates a seamless transition from the previous contractor.
Kelly's Country Store presents Christmas donation
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 07:00 am
Kelly's Country Store opened the season of giving by presenting a check for $1,000 to Mercy Flight.
Grand Island School District to thank veterans with new signs
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 07:00 am
Two new signs will be installed in the Grand Island Central School District to recognize the service of Grand Island's veterans.
Anniversary: Penny and George Panepinto
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 07:00 am
George J. and "Penny" Annette (Zarbo) Panepinto recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Jacobs announces senior scam prevention seminars
Thu, Nov 29th 2018 02:55 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs will sponsor two senior scam prevention seminars in the 60th Senate District in the month of December.
Eric Wood Fund raises money for in-need children, families
Wed, Nov 28th 2018 03:35 pm
This week, The Eric Wood Fund, a not-for-profit organization founded by Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood, raised new funds to support programming of The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation and Stone's Buddies. Proceeds were raised at the organization's annual "Flights and Bites" fundraiser.
McMurray concedes race, vows to continue fighting
Mon, Nov 26th 2018 08:00 pm
Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray, candidate for the NY-27 congressional seat, released the following statement on Monday:
Grand Island Board of Education gives go-ahead for $24 million capital project
Sat, Nov 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District will hold a public referendum on Tuesday, Jan. 8, to seek voter approval for a proposed $24,149,626 capital project.
Obituary: Theodora 'Teddy' Linenfelser
Sat, Nov 24th 2018 07:00 am
Theodora "Teddy" Linenfelser (née Klingel) of Grand Island entered into rest Nov. 16, 2018.
McMurray still not conceding Congressional race
Sat, Nov 24th 2018 06:55 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor Nate McMurray had not conceded as of Wednesday after Erie County election results were counted in his race for Congress against Chris Collins.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz provide pre-Thanksgiving anti-DWI update
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 05:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Director of the Erie County STOP-DWI Office John Sullivan, and President of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association Shane Krieger today to provide an update on driving while intoxicated arrests in Erie County in 2018, and to promote safe driving around the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and into the holiday season.
Grand Island Central School District: Veterans hear long-awaited 'Welcome home' from VCMS, GIHS
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Island service men and women received a heroes welcome Friday during the second annual Veterans Parade at Connor Middle School and Grand Island High School.
In annual tradition, Scouts lend helping hand to UNICEF
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Nov. 8 was the 40th anniversary of Grand Island Boy Scouts, under the direction of Hal Pierce, opening little orange UNICEF boxes and sorting all of the hundreds of coins and larger bills collected on Halloween Islandwide.
Grand Island: NYSTA announces bridge closure
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 08:00 pm
The New York State Thruway Authority announced Wednesday that the southbound South Grand Island Bridge on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) will close for repair work beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday through 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19.
Grand Island: Town advisory board seeking Tree City USA designation with new law
Sat, Nov 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Town Board heard a proposal for a new tree law that has been decades in the making.
State Parks: Meeting Nov. 15 on Niagara River Habitat Restoration
Sat, Nov 10th 2018 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced there will be a public meeting to outline upcoming projects related to the habitat restoration of the Niagara River.
Grand Island Veterans Day services
Sat, Nov 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Veterans Day Services will begin at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall on Sunday, Nov. 11, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Erie County departments of Public Works, Emergency Services join partners to emphasize winter preparation
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 06:15 pm
Poloncarz, Neaverth join Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition to highlight county, personal preparation; county retains National Weather Service 'Storm Ready' designation, is honored by NWS as Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Soma Cura holds ribbon-cutting for beach salt room, revamped café
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:05 am
Soma Cura Wellness Center - a yoga studio, massage center and vegan café near Tops in the Benderson plaza - is now home to the first salt beach room in Western New York.
Pitching in for DeGlopper Memorial; parade set
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Etched glass biographies of Grand Island servicemen killed in action are moving closer to completion thanks to the efforts of Island benefactors and student volunteers working out of the Grand Island High School technology wing.
Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority signals approval of proposed 2019 Erie County budget, 4-year plan
Fri, Nov 2nd 2018 04:05 pm
The Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority board of directors on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution approving the proposed 2019 Erie County budget and accompanying four-year plan, submitted by the Poloncarz administration on Oct. 12. In its resolution, the ECFSA board stated its finding that "the 2019-22 financial plan is complete and compliant with NYS Public Authorities Law," and that, as a result, the ECFSA itself would remain in an advisory status.
Kearns to help a veterans outreach with a 'Thank-A-Vet' discount program signups in Kenmore
Wed, Oct 31st 2018 02:10 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns is inviting Erie County veterans to his next "Thank-A-Vet" discount program outreach. The outreach will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at American Legion Brounshidle Post 205, 3354 Delaware, Kenmore.
Stroke remains top health concern for Erie County
Mon, Oct 29th 2018 03:35 pm
In timing with World Stroke Awareness Day, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns and C.J. Urlaub, president and CEO of Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, announced the results of the stroke prevention carotid artery screenings conducted at the Erie County auto bureaus.

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