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Grand Island Town Board considers tax cap override
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 07:00 am
After receiving a presentation by the town's accountant and input from citizens at a public hearing Tuesday, the Grand Island Town Board will consider passing a local law to override the state's tax cap.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Two named Paul Harris Fellows
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club welcomed District 7090 Gov. Reg Madison to its dinner meeting on Aug. 16 at the Buffalo Launch Club. Skip Mazenauer and Jerry Barlow, two longtime Rotarians, were recognized as Paul Harris Fellows, named after the founder of Rotary. Madison presented them with a lapel pin and medallion.
Grand Island: Town Board issues proclamation for Buddy Poppy Drive
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board proclaimed Sept. 8 and 9 as American Legion Patriot Poppy Days on Grand Island in advance of the American Legion Grand Island Post No. 1346 Patriot Day Poppy Drive that weekend.
Public forums set for citizens to take part in 2018 Erie County community development program
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 05:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced upcoming citizen forums to help determine the needs and priorities of low- and moderate-income residents residing within the Erie County community development block grant consortium.
Fantasy Island debuts new Oktoberfest event
Wed, Sep 6th 2017 02:40 pm
"A delicious aroma fills the air that's almost as palpable as the sounds emanating from the stage. Children dance and sing along; and the adults do, too, with a little help from some of the best local and national brews one can savor."
Village Inn Golf Classic returns to Grand Island
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:30 pm
The fall Village Inn Golf Classic is planned for Sept. 19.
Island community completes GI Challenge for room at new Oishei Children's Hospital
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
A cross-section of Grand Island came together Thursday to celebrate the Viking spirit that helped the community meet a fundraising challenge for the new Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand Island Dance holds grand re-opening
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Grand Island Dance Center celebrate what studio owner and director Rachel Novelli called "almost a complete overhaul of the space we already had."
Trinity United Methodist Church: Rally Day to take place Sept. 10
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 05:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, located on 2100 Whitehaven Road, will open the fall season with Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 10. As many people return from summer homes and vacation, Trinity Church offers one service for all at 10 a.m. so that all people join in worship together to begin fall/winter season.
7-Eleven celebrates opening
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:55 pm
Tina and Michael Kibler are Grand Island residents and proud to be the new franchisees of the 7-Eleven at 1787 Love Road.
Accused driver in East River Road hit-and-run charged
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Wednesday that 27-year-old Edward Kuebler of the Town of Tonawanda has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash on Grand Island.
Fantasy Island to host open auditions for 'Halloween Horror'
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:10 pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Fantasy Island will host open auditions for "Scare Actors" who will frighten and entertain guests during "Halloween Horror," the park's new "family-by-day, fright-by-night" event.
Grand Island Town Board: Town settles Golden Age Center impasse
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island senior citizens went to Town Hall Monday in numbers to insist the Town Board staffing needs at the Golden Age Center.
W.O.W. to begin 30th year of Bible study on Grand Island
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:15 pm
With the 2017-18 season, Women of the Word begins its 30th year of interdenominational Christian Bible study on Grand Island, hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road.
AAA Western and Central New York in favor of cashless tolling
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:30 pm
AAA of Western and Central New York released this statement regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement the New York State Thruway Authority is moving forward with the implementation of cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
Grand Island wins another Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Assistance from patrons of the arts helped Grand Island High School students win an unprecedented seventh first-place award in the last eight years at the 2017 Chalk Walk competition.
Grand Island Town Board to discuss Golden Age Center issues Monday
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board agenda includes two matters pertaining to staffing and pay at the Golden Age Center, giving council members a chance to revisit an issue over which they have deadlocked.
Pampering event, open house at People Inc. Marigold Senior Living in Grand Island
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
People Inc. Marigold Senior Living will host a pampering and treats open house event from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at 3026 Grand Island Blvd. A health presentation will be made, compliments of Grand Island Chiropractic, and includes a five-minute chair massages, spinal screenings and Graston Technique information. Additionally, products will be available for sale.
More than 100 attend first meeting on town comprehensive plan
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders met Wednesday to lay the foundation for their town's zoning laws and long-term development.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Khreis receives VFW National EMT Award
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Dave Khreis of the Grand Island Fire Co. has received a national award for his contributions in both fire service and military service.
GIFC marine operations bolstered by acquisition of new boat
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that the Grand Island Fire Co. recently took delivery of a 2017 INMAR 20.2-foot rigid hull inflatable boat, powered by a Honda 135 horsepower outboard motor.
Grand Island Town Board: Impasse arises over Golden Age Center staffing
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board deadlocked on a staffing arrangement for two town departments Monday.
White Cane Days set for Aug. 18, 19
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:50 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club will conduct its annual White Cane Days on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19.
FASNY honors Islander at awards ceremony
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York recently awarded the 2017 FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship to MaryElisabeth Rustowicz of Grand Island.
Election 2017: Drexelius says 'Grand Island First' in bid for highway superintendent
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 07:00 am
Daniel Drexelius, or "Double D" as he is known by many islanders, has announced his candidacy to be your Grand Island highway superintendent.
Election 2017: Crawford announces campaign for highway superintendent
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 07:00 am
As your next elected Highway Superintendent, my 19 years as Town Councilman, 10 years as Deputy Town Supervisor and 2 years as Deputy Highway Superintendent uniquely qualify me for this position.
GI Scouts looking for new members
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 04:40 pm
The pack, organized out of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church is looking for new Scouts in grades 1 through 5. The Cub Scout Pack meets Wednesday nights during the school year at St. Martin's, 2587 Baseline Road.
A monumental tribute: Youngstown sculptor to create Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper statue
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has received a new commission of great significance for Grand Island. She has been chosen to create the statue of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper, a World War II hero from Grand Island.
Grand Island: Supervisor says councilman in denial
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nate McMurray posted to social media this week and reiterated that the West River Connector Trail project is still going as planned and that reports to the contrary are misleading.
Grand Island: Comprehensive plan meeting Aug. 9
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 06:55 am
The Town of Grand Island will hold a kickoff meeting to discuss the update to the 1998 comprehensive plan.
Paddles Up! participation sets records
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 06:55 am
The 12th annual Paddles Up!, held on July 29 at Beaver Island State Park, was highlighted in the Waterkeeper Alliance's seventh annual Splash series of events. Waterkeepers Alliance is a grassroots organization that is comprised of 300 Waterkeeper organizations and affiliates.
Poloncarz submits shared services savings plan to Erie County Legislature
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has submitted the Erie County Shared Services Savings Panel's Plan to the Erie County Legislature, a cost-savings proposal that could annually save local taxpayers millions of dollars if specific initiatives are implemented.
Poloncarz, Erie County Fishery Advisory Board members, community partners reveal updated online fishing map
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Erie County Environment and Planning Department Commissioner Thomas R. Hersey Jr., members of the Erie County Fishery Advisory Board and various community partners gathered at the Niawanda Park Pavilion in the City of Tonawanda to announce recent updates made to the existing "Erie and Niagara Hotspot Fishing Map" online application, and to demonstrate the new features that will help identify additional fishing locations in Western New York.
Higgins calls for expediting environmental impact study examining future of Buffalo Skyway
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins wrote a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation commissioner, urging the department to publicly release the schedule for the environmental impact study of the Buffalo Skyway and expedite the study to ensure the Department of Transportation makes appropriate choices in regard to how much money will be spent rehabilitating the Skyway.
Grand Island Highway Department: Community blood drive for Unyts set for Aug. 10
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island community is teaming up with Unyts to ensure that blood products are available for patients in need this summer.
Repairs of Golden Age Center a 'money pit,' supervisor says
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The ongoing analysis of whether the Town of Grand Island needs a new community center has brought to the forefront an unsolved problem: what to do about the aging Nike Base.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Downed primary line causes major power outage
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
At 1:44 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, Grand Island firefighters responded to a "wires down" call at 3190 Stony Point Road, between Huth Road and Majestic Woods.
Biggest Paddles Up ever anticipated
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 11:30 am
Organizers of Saturday's Paddles Up Niagara at Beaver Island State Park anticipate the biggest turnout in the event's 12-year history.
Poloncarz appoints Geary DPW commissioner
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has appointed William Geary Jr. as Erie County commissioner of the Department of Public Works. Geary, who had been serving as deputy commissioner of the Department in the Highways Division since October 2012, replaces Charles Sickler. Sickler had been serving as interim commissioner of the Public Works Department following the retirement of John Loffredo in January.
 

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