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People in the News: Allstate Mastantuono Agency
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:50 pm
The Allstate Mastantuono Agency is celebrating 10 years of service for their Grand Island office.
Grand Island: Citizen of the Year Awards set for DoubleTree by Hilton
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:45 pm
The annual Citizen of the Year Awards will take place May 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Niagara Falls, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced.
Erie County A 2016 'National Best and Brightest in Wellness' winner
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:15 pm
Erie County, in collaboration with the Labor Management Health Fund, Health Now and Independent Health, has been named a "2016 National Best and Brightest in Wellness" winner for creating an employee health and wellness program and fostering a culture of wellness.
Erie County Office for the Disabled to work with local organizations to help 'Spread The Word to End the Word'
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 09:00 am
The Erie County Office for the Disabled will join forces with local human service agencies from around Erie County as part of an annual national effort to "Spread the Word to End the Word."
Grand Island Niagara University senior authors novel based on personal experiences
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:45 pm
Rachael Ruszkowski will graduate from Niagara University in May with degrees in marketing and communication studies - and a published novel.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 07:00 am
Fish fry season has begun again - and we want to know where to eat!
HS hoops: Grand Island moves on
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 10:25 pm
In front of a jam-packed Grand Island High School on Friday, the Vikings defeated the Sweet Home Panthers 45-40.
Coyote coexistence on Grand Island
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Coyote sightings are not uncommon in Grand Island and at this time of year. When foliage is bare, you may easily see coyotes more often. Coyotes are afraid of people and typically avoid interactions, but with the timing of their natural life cycle, seasonal changes, and changes in their habitats and surroundings, these factors may bring coyotes into sight and contact more often.
Grand Island Town Board: Baney announces candidacy
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Jennifer Baney of Grand Island has announced a potential candidacy for Grand Island Town Council.
Pasta Sauce-Off 2017 promises to be biggest yet
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
When 14-year-old Islanders Jessica Flash and Allyson Nemeth tell people they're holding a big fundraiser, they can tell some people have their doubts.
Black Balloon Day is March 6
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:45 pm
Members of the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force's Family & Consumer Support Advocacy Section, along with the West Side Youth Development Coalition, will remember and pay tribute to individuals who have succumbed to opioid addiction in Erie County.
Grand Island Board of Education: Budget process begins with eye on continuing 'community mandates'
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:35 pm
Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Graham said one goal in crafting the 2017-18 school budget is to retain all community mandated student programs that currently exist in the 2016-17 budget.
Wedding: Zito-Hattersley
Sun, Feb 19th 2017 07:00 am
Nikki Zito and Michael Hattersley exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 24, 2016, at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph Church, Niagara Falls, (formally St. Joseph's Church). The Rev. Louis Klein performed the ceremony. The reception was held in The Garden Pavilion at Kloc's Grove in West Seneca.
Welcome Center to celebrate Grand Island, WNY
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
The future Western New York Welcome Center, one of 10 welcome centers that are to be built in all regions of New York state at a cost of $55 million, will place Grand Island in the center of Western New York tourism.
Grand Island Town Board: Local solar law may be model for other communities
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
Grand Island's new solar law, the first local law to be passed in 2017, could be seen as a model for other communities looking to draft solar laws, said Town Board member Beverly Kinney.
NFHS intern reflects on time at NFP
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:50 pm
The passion for writing has been with me for years, and it has been my dream since middle school to be some type of writer. When hearing about the class, I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about a field I enjoy and to gain hands-on experience before college.
Thompson pleads guilty to election law violation
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:45 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 61-year-old Rus Thompson of Niagara Falls pleaded guilty, to offering a false instrument for filing in the second degree, before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.
Engagement: Boron-Porter
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 07:00 am
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Boron of Grand Island are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Boron, to David Porter. David is the son of Richard and Deborah Porter of Batavia.
Grand Island: Border Patrol agents in Buffalo arrest 7 illegally in US
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:45 am
On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol received an anonymous call that there were 12-20 illegal immigrants at an address on Long Road on Grand Island. In response, agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station increased patrols in the area.
Vikings can't tame Lions: Lockport defeats Grand Island to split NFL title
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 05:30 pm
In front of the home crowd at the "Lions Den" on Friday, Lockport High School defeated the Grand Island Vikings, 62-57, on Senior Night.
DoubleTree Hotel a stone's throw from Island
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 07:00 am
As DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel General Manager Scott Swagler gives a tour of the newest hotel in downtown Niagara Falls, he shows a suite to a group of young women.
High school hockey: Vikings spoil Senior Night, strike gold
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 04:40 pm
In front of a loud Hyde Park Ice Pavilion crowd, the Grand Island Vikings spoiled the Niagara Falls Wolverines' Senior Night, defeating them 4-0 on Thursday.
Jacobs calls on Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling system at Grand Island bridges
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:05 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th District, has called on the New York State Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges. In a letter to Thruway Authority Executive Director Bill Finch, Jacobs outlined the rationale for cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
'Undie Sunday' runs through Feb. 12
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:00 pm
Hampers placed in Island churches and schools are drop-off points for the renewed clothing drive "Undie Sunday," conducted by the Grand Island Rotary Club.
Property tax exemption deadline approaching
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:00 pm
The Town of Grand Island Assessors Office reminds Islanders that March 1 is the deadline for all Basic STAR, Enhanced/Senior STAR and veterans property tax exemptions to be added to the assessment roll for school tax year 2017-18 and town/county tax year 2018. (Apply online at https://tax.ny.gov/ or by phone at 518-457-2036.)
High school hoops: Falls gets revenge on Vikings
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 09:05 am
In front of a loud crowd inside Grand Island High School on Tuesday, the Niagara Falls High School Wolverines defeated the Grand Island Vikings by a score of 70-62. The win gives the Wolverines a split of the season series, as they lost the first game to the Vikings, 61-53.
State seeks partner at Beaver Island Golf Course
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released a request for proposals to operate the golf course and café at the Beaver Island State Park Golf Course.
Grand Island Central School District to hold sub recruitment fair
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District will hold a substitute recruitment job fair Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
With high-powered offense, Kenmore West tops Grand Island
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 01:35 pm
In front of an excited crowd at Kenmore West High School, the Blue Devils defeated the Grand Island Vikings 71-50 on Friday. The win gives West a split of the season series, as they lost in overtime to the Vikings the first time, 58-56.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Island artist's work featured in show
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library is featuring an art show for the month of February.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Revived Undie Sunday extends for whole week
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club is reviving its Undie Sunday program of providing undergarments to the homeless and abused of Buffalo.
Higgins announces approval of bill authorizing risk assessment of proposed nuclear waste transport across Peace Bridge
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives has approved H.R. 667 the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017.
Landmark Erie County lawsuit against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers seeks damages for deceptive acts & practices, fraud, false advertising
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Erie County Attorney Michael Siragusa, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney and Paul J. Hanly Jr. of Simmons Hanly Conroy to announce Erie County filed a civil action lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical manufacturing entities and four individuals for their roles in allegedly exacerbating the opioid epidemic gripping Erie County.
Tree & shrub seedlings available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:15 pm
Order forms for the 2017 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval of West River Connector Trail
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, to vote on funding for projects proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Record-setting Island rower heading to Boston University
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:10 pm
Sophia Castillo recently joined a growing list of Grand Island female athletes who have committed to compete in college athletics next year.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Fire chief reminds drivers of Move Over Law
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:05 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Chris Soluri stresses that scene safety has always been a top priority for all firefighting and emergency medical services personnel. While local volunteers do their best to handle any and all emergency incidents, they are also placed in harm's way and require special protection to lessen some of the dangers they face.
Grand Island Board of Education: School lunch program heading in right direction, trustees told
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:05 pm
Changing the negative perception of school lunches is one of the goals of the Grand Island Central School District food services department, Board of Education trustees were told Monday.
Grand Island doctor creates GI Challenge, a new fundraiser for Children's Hospital
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:00 pm
Dr. Stacey Watt of Grand Island was walking through the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo recently, inspecting the new rooms under construction, and saw rooms designated as having been funded by physicians, medical groups or private donors.
Grand Island Town Board: Town receives $67K from cable company
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
Newfound money has walked its way into Grand Island Town Hall.