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Islander Brett Kern earns first Pro Bowl nod
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island native Brett Kern of the Tennessee Titans is spending this week at his first-ever trip to the National Football League's Pro Bowl in Orlando.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand opening planned for new Island restaurant
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, representatives of town government and the business community, friends and family are expected to be in attendance at a ribbon-cutting and grand opening to the news restaurant on the Island.
Islanders play role in new memoir
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 07:00 am
Ron Zoeller, a Buffalo native, entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of North American Health Plans, has released his memoirs, "All In." The 360-page book contains more than 120 photos and inspirational quotes from business, military and sports leaders.
WinterFest brings free seasonal fun to Chestnut Ridge Park
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 04:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, along with Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Daniel J. Rizzo and members of the Orchard Park Department of Recreation and Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, announced the return of WinterFest to Chestnut Ridge.
Above and Beyond: Assemblyman Morinello installs 2018 fire company officers
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 13, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road. Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their 2018 community protection duties. Honored guests and family members joined in praising the steadfast commitment of these volunteers.
Grand Island Board of Education: District reveals details of two resolutions from December meeting
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
More than a month after the Grand Island Board of Education passed two resolutions on secret agreements, the administration of the Grand Island Central School District revealed Wednesday what those votes were about.
A bigger-than-life Christmas adventure for families of cystic fibrosis
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
No one should ever know the pain of losing a child. Unfortunately, Joan Holesko, 26-year member of the Gamma Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) and her husband, Stephen, know the pain all too well.
Grand Island Town Board: Assessor's, town clerk's office praised
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Board members had praise for two town government departments that helped hundreds of Island property owners save money on their taxes.
Tree & shrub seedlings available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 04:25 pm
Order forms for the 2018 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray to challenge Chris Collins for Congress
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 10:20 pm
It has been a whirlwind week for 27th Congressional District candidate and Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray. On Sunday, he announced his candidacy to a standing-room-only crowd of over 200 at the Brickyard Brewing Company in Lewiston. Voters throughout the district came to support McMurray's effort to unseat incumbent Congressman Chris Collins.
Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board annual report notes program expansions, successful collaborations
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 05:10 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board ("WIB") has released its annual report, spotlighting the success and growth of the Career Pathways program, the WNY Employment Strikeforce, and other programs designed to build workforce skills and place job seekers in the local business community.
Niagara University theater professor choreographing world premier of Eddie Money musical
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 03:10 pm
The world premiere of a new musical created by and starring legendary rocker Eddie Money is being choreographed by Niagara University associate professor Terri Filips Vaughan.
Grand Island Central School District: Korean War vet gives thanks for handmade cards on Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
Korean War veteran Richard Pealer returned to Buffalo after a Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., with a special message from Grand Island students. Tucked into his luggage was a handmade note that thanked him for his service to his country.
Grand Island Board of Education: District still hasn't responded to freedom of information request
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District has so far failed to comply with a Freedom of Information Law request asking for information on two secret agreements the Board of Education passed at its Dec. 11 meeting.
Grand Island man sentenced for attack
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Wednesday that 23-year-old Sammy Abdellatif of Grand Island has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case to eight years in prison and four years post-release supervision for an attack on an Erie County sheriff's deputy.
Western New York Farm Show to be held Feb. 1-3
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:10 pm
Bringing together the region's farming community and the services necessary for daily operations is the goal of the eighth annual Western New York Farm Show, Feb. 1-3, at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. The exposition is sponsored by the Erie County Agricultural Society.
Buffalo Philharmonic to perform chamber concerts in area churches
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:10 pm
For three engagements, a small group of BPO musicians are trading the concert hall for a more intimate setting.
Poloncarz announces 2018 community development block grant awards
Tue, Jan 9th 2018 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the selection of 13 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2018 Community Development Block Grant application. The submission, which will be sent to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval, recommends a total Erie County expenditure of $1,424,434 for the projects, an investment which will leverage $3,331,053 in local funds and in-kind resources.
Grand Island: Deputy clerks get job raise amid debate
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 07:00 am
The atmosphere in Grand Island Town Hall was tense as the Grand Island Town Board approved, by a split 3-2 vote along party lines, a promotion for the town's deputy town clerks, after a contentious debate.
4 inaugurated on New Year's Day
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 07:00 am
On a cold New Year's Day, four newly elected town officials, their families, friends and other interested Island residents were at the Buffalo Launch Club, waiting for the inauguration of four newly elected town officials to begin. Only one person was missing when the clock struck noon: New York State Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia.
Alderman is interim principal at Huth Road
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 07:00 am
Huth Road Elementary School has a new interim principal.
GI school district launches new website design
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District has introduced a new, responsive website design that launched Dec. 29. With the update, the website layout adjusts itself depending on the device being used. On smaller screens such as tablets or phones, a menu button appears above the logo that is used for navigation.
American Legion to meet
Fri, Jan 5th 2018 03:25 pm
The American Legion, Grand Island Post 1346 will hold its general meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Loyal Order of The Moose Lodge, 2524 Grand Island Blvd. All members are requested and urged to attend.
Grand Island Chamber elects new officers, mingles at holiday party
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
More than 120 people were in attendance as the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday party on Dec. 14 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island Coloring Contest winners announced
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
Congratulations to all of this year's winners in the annual Niagara Frontier Publications Christmas Coloring Contest. Winning entries are displayed at the Grand Island Tops and other entries are at Niagara Frontier Publications, 1859 Whitehaven Road, until the end of the year.
Women's Club meets Jan. 10
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Women's Club will hold a January meeting at noon Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Radisson Inn. The speaker will be from Arts Services of WNY.
Grand Islanders learning about life in the freezer
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
On Christmas Day, Grand Island woke up to a fresh layer of snow and to ice forming on the creeks.
Grand Island sees progress, growth in 2017
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
The year 2017 has been one of growth and growing pains for Grand Island.
Poloncarz, officials outline steps to allow county and town property tax prepayment
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 04:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Comptroller Stefan Mychaljiw, Director of Real Property Tax Services Joseph Maciejewski, Erie County Attorney Michael Siragusa and Director of Budget and Management Robert Keating to discuss Erie County efforts to allow residents to pre-pay 2018 county and town property taxes before Jan. 1.
Neighbors Foundation offers thanks
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island would like to thank the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2017 holiday distribution. Over 52 of your neighbors were helped with food baskets and, where appropriate, gift cards for their children.
Grand Island Town Board: RFP for community center approved
Sat, Dec 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board couldn't resist holding its last meeting of 2017, and the last meeting of the terms of two councilmen, without a lengthy argument.
Buffalo Launch Club holds installation
Sat, Dec 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club, the oldest organization on Grand Island and the oldest power boating club in North America, held its annual installation of officers Dec. 10.
Nathan McMurray considering run for Congress
Sat, Dec 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray acknowledged this week a possible candidacy for the House of Representatives to challenge U.S. Rep. Chris Collins.
Connor Middle School poppy drive raises money for veterans
Sat, Dec 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Students at Veronica E. Connor Middle School presented money to Island veterans organizations from funds raised during the first-ever Veterans Parade in the district.
West River Parkway closure plan changed again, with possible dire consequences
Sat, Dec 23rd 2017 07:00 am
At the Dec. 18 Grand Island Town Board meeting, Town Council representatives Ray Billica and Bev Kinney provided a bombshell update on the West River Parkway closure plan, and the update is shocking!
Poloncarz, Jancewicz join law enforcement to announce holiday DWI enforcement campaign
Wed, Dec 20th 2017 12:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined earlier this week by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz and John Sullivan, director of the Erie County STOP-DWI office, alongside members of local and state law enforcement to reinforce a holiday safety message and announce the beginning of extra patrols as part of the state and national DWI enforcement campaign.
Hardwick secures $5K for DeGlopper Memorial
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 01:50 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has secured a $5,000 budget allocation for the ongoing DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Project.
Neighbors Foundation: 54 Island families assisted this holiday season
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 01:45 pm
Neighbors Foundation President Henry Kammerer said 54 families will receive assistance this holiday as part of the organization's Share Your Happiness food distribution.
Grand Island Board of Education: Interim principal appointed at Huth Road Elementary
Sat, Dec 16th 2017 07:00 am
Kerri Nowak has been replaced as principal at Huth Road Elementary School after the Grand Island Board of Education approved two agreements at Monday's board meeting.
Grand Island Board of Education: Part-time SRO approved
Sat, Dec 16th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education voted to approve an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Grand Island to reinstitute a school resource officer position in the school district.

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