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DeGlopper statue taking shape
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:05 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has approximately 60 or 70 hours of work left to do on the statue of Charles DeGlopper that will be unveiled in June in the park that bears his name.
Grand Island Town Board adopts law against aggressive solicitation
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:05 am
Property damage, theft, and people being approached at private events by aggressive panhandlers were issues addressed by Ralph Lommer, former board member of the Grand Island Moose Lodge. He was one of a group of people who spoke at a public hearing at the Feb. 3 Grand Island Town Board meeting on a local law regulating aggressive panhandling on public property.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Wavelengths opens at new location
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
Supporters of Wavelengths Hair Design had no trouble finding their new location for a recent ribbon-cutting.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Island Family Eye Care opens with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
At a ribbon-cutting for Island Family Eye Care on Jan. 29, owner Dr. Adrienne Manzo Cassata said it's been a "dream of mine for a long time. I worked for an ophthalmology practice for about 10 years and decided to branch out on my own, and I'm just so excited to be on Grand Island. It's really been a warm reception so far. ... I'm just really happy to be here serving this community."
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Annual Undie Sunday drive runs Feb. 10-24
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
Drew Bernstein is a missionary at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy on Buffalo's East Side. He is also the coordinator of its Code Blue initiative when up to 50 cots and bedding are rolled out for homeless men to escape the winter cold at night when the temperatures are below freezing. It is a place where these men can obtain a hot meal and breakfast in the morning, dry their clothing and hopefully, a good night's sleep in a safe environment.
Grand Island is home to Buffalo Sports Museum
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
It's also safe to say there is only one 1,000-square-foot basement on the Island referred to as "The Buffalo Sports Museum" and, after a tour, the name is perfect and it is a space any museum curator would be proud of. A countless number of Buffalo sports memorabilia meticulously fill every inch of the walls, ceiling and floor in the basement of John Boutet, sports archivist, author, athlete and a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors and the BFLO Experience, which is looking for a large downtown space to house the Buffalo sports, broadcasters and music halls of fame.
Viking Diner opens on Grand Island Blvd.
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
The Viking Diner set sail this month.
Sidoti - Owczarczak wedding
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 06:55 am
Mary Kate Sidoti of Grand Island and Joshua Owczarczak of Lancaster were married in an afternoon ceremony officiated by Rev. Francis Mazur at St. Stephen R.C. Church, Grand Island, on Sept. 21, 2019. A reception followed at Asbury Hall, Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.
Kearns reminds snowmobilers to register their sleds locally in Erie County
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 05:15 pm
As winter snow activities commence in Buffalo, Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns reminded snowmobilers to register their sleds "locally" by mailing in their snowmobile registrations using the signature green "Renew Local" envelope, or at any Erie County Auto Bureau. Doing so will help keep a portion of the registration fee in Erie County.
No parking ordinance on Grand Island
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 03:00 pm
Grand Island residents are reminded the no parking ordinance is in effect from 2-7 a.m. Nov. 1 through March 31.
Erie County: Bridging communication gap between law enforcement, deaf/hard of hearing community
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:20 pm
A new communications tool, designed to improve communications between the police and the hard of hearing and deaf community during routine law enforcement traffic stops, will soon be implemented in Erie County after being announced at the Town of Amherst Police Training Facility.
Tree & shrub seedlings available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 09:55 am
Order forms for the 2020 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Grand Island Board of Education: Road signs to mark GIHS boys volleyball state championship
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
New road signage will soon go up on the Island noting the town is the home of the 2019 New York State champions in boys volleyball.
Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services, partners arrive at tax bill solution
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services, working closely with the Erie County Clerks Association and after close consultation with local clerks, supervisors and assessors, will immediately begin implementing a correction to an issue that became apparent with county tax bills last Friday.
Jacobs honors Grand Island's Michael Shanley as Veteran of the Month
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:30 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Grand Island resident and U.S. Army veteran Michael Shanley was selected as the 60th Senate District Veteran of the Month for January.
Section VI to delay implementation of return to league-based football alignment
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
A proposal to return high school football to league, rather than federation, play is on hold after complaints by City of Buffalo Public Schools.
Southpointe project is 'not dead,' councilman says
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
Four months after former Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray stated "Southpointe is dead again," Grand Islanders who oppose the development on the south end of the Island may fear what is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.
Grand Island Town Board: Public hearing on proposed new panhandling law set for Feb. 3
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board set a hearing to consider a new law to address panhandling on the Island.
'A playground for all' at Chestnut Ridge Park
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Assemblyman Patrick Burke (142nd district), Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, President of the Chestnut Park Conservancy Gordon Panek, and conservancy members at the Chestnut Ridge casino to announce the start of a capital campaign to fund the newest addition to the park's recreational offerings.
Above and Beyond: Town Supervisor Whitney installs 2020 fire company officers
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:40 pm
Grand Island Town Supervisor John Whitney administered the oaths of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 11, at fire headquarters.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Permanent home made for Family Justice Center
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:35 pm
A former parsonage at Trinity United Methodist Church will serve as the permanent home of the Grand Island satellite of the Family Justice Center, announced the center's executive director, Mary Travers Murphy, on Jan. 9 at a community meeting at the church.
Erie County offers free rabies vaccination
Sat, Jan 18th 2020 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health has scheduled a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, indoor and outdoor cats, and ferrets from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo.
Public hearings scheduled on 2020-24 Consolidated Plan for Community Development & 2020 action plan
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 09:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning will host public hearings for the draft 2020-24 Consolidated Plan for Community Development and the 2020 Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG"), Home Investment Partnership Grant ("HOME"), and Emergency Solutions Grant ("HESG") during the week of Jan. 20 in three communities across Erie County.
Volunteers needed to stem tide of arboreal invaders
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with WNY PRISM, the Cornell University Cooperative Extension, and the NYS Hemlock Initiative is presenting a free public event focusing on the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive aphid-like forest pest that is currently spreading in Western New York forests. The spread of HWA threatens the Eastern Hemlock, an important tree species that is a critical part of forest ecosystems, provides stream habitat for trout species and creates habitat for numerous other plant and animal species.
NYSERDA selects home inspections By The Fulmer Group to provide home energy ratings for homebuyers in Erie County
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:15 am
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority on Monday announced it has selected Home Inspections By The Fulmer Group to deliver home energy ratings for homebuyers in Erie County, as part of the second phase of the Home Energy Ratings Pilot. The pilot supports the state mandate for a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's "Green New Deal," which puts New York on a path to economywide carbon neutrality.
WinterFest returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 03:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel along with parks' staff, Ed Leake and members of the Town of Orchard Park Town Recreation Department, and event sponsors to announce WinterFest 2020 will be held at Chestnut Ridge Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. If weather permits, the free event will feature sledding, skiing, snowboarding and a snow sculpting contest along with other seasonal outdoor activities.
Tax bills are on the way
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
Approximately 4,500 town and county tax bills are now in the mail thanks to the volunteer work of members of the Golden Age Club at the town's Golden Age Center.
Grand Island Town Board: Kennedy, Burns receive town proclamations
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
In its first meeting of 2020, the Grand Island Town Board issued proclamations to two cornerstones of the town court.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: State of the Town forum Jan. 30
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced the second annual State of the Town and Schools event.
New York State Thruway Authority: Cashless tolling customer assistance sessions to continue at WNY Welcome Center
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority has announced cashless tolling customer assistance sessions will continue in 2020 at the Western New York Welcome Center on the first Tuesday of each month.
Driscoll: With cashless tolling, don't wait to sign up for E-ZPass
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 06:55 am
The Thruway Authority is moving ahead with a proposal to adjust tolls on the Thruway beginning Jan. 1, 2021 -- the first since 2010 -- after we have converted to cashless tolling system-wide by the end of 2020. I want to further clarify what this means for motorists in Western New York, and how the proposed changes will impact our customers.
Island Dispatch named official Erie County newspaper
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 06:55 am
Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that the Island Dispatch will again serve as one of the official newspapers of Erie County for the 2020 legislative year.
Erie County: Cervical cancer prevention starts with screening and vaccination
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the Erie County Department of Health is reminding women that screening and vaccination are important tools to detect and prevent cervical cancer.
State Parks to provide seasonal dock permits along West River Shoreline Trail
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 06:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will issue temporary seasonal dock permits for up to 50 docks along the West River Shoreline Trail on a first-come, first-served basis for the 2020 season.
'Share Your Happiness': Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island sends thanks
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 03:05 pm
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2019 holiday distribution. Fifty-three of your neighbor families were helped with food baskets and, where appropriate, gift cards for their children.
New York State Thruway Authority: NYSTA, MTA, NY/NJ Port Authority tout creation of toll payer advocate position
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Dec. 23 the creation of Offices of the Toll Payer Advocate for customers of these tolling agencies.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Armed man robs 7-Eleven
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 1, at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Grand Island.
2019 Christmas Coloring Contest winners receive prizes
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The Island Café in Tops Friendly Markets on Grand Island Boulevard hosted the prize giveaway for winners of the Island Dispatch 2019 Christmas Coloring Contest on Dec. 20.
Above and Beyond: GIFC sets record for calls in 2019
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. responded to nearly five calls a day in 2019, the company reported.
Town of Grand Island Inauguration Day: Hundreds attend swearing-in ceremony at community center
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
Grand Island government began the transition to a one-party Town Board with a New Year's resolution to work toward town unity.
 

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