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A look at 2024-25 Grand Island Central School District budget
Sat, May 18th 2024 07:00 am
The vote on the Grand Island Central School District's proposed 2024-25 budget, as well as an election of three trustees, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.
Town of Grand Island moratorium OK'd on big development
Sat, May 11th 2024 07:00 am
"No Giant Warehouse" were the words on protesters' signs prior to the Aug. 28, 2023, Town Board meeting.
Relay For Life turns town purple
Sat, May 11th 2024 07:00 am
Purple was the color of the day on the morning of May 4 as Relay For Life volunteers gathered to celebrate "Paint the Town Purple Day" at Town Commons. Volunteers tied purple ribbons to trees, signs and other posts to remember all who have been touched by cancer.
Island Shoppe celebrates Cinco de Mayo with vendor fair
Sat, May 11th 2024 07:00 am
A nonalcoholic margarita and a cookie or a cupcake were offered to people visiting the Island Shoppe at 1966 Whitehaven Road on May 5.
Town of Grand Island officials welcome $39M bridge upgrades
Sat, May 4th 2024 07:35 am
Good news has come Grand Island's way in the form of a $39 million federal grant earmarked for New York state to improve the South Grand Island Bridges.
Earth Day celebrated with an Islandwide cleanup
Sat, May 4th 2024 07:30 am
Members of the 8U Grand Island Viking softball team said they enjoyed participating in the April 20 Islandwide cleanup, despite brisk winds and cool temperatures.
Drone mapping highlights flooding issues, Marston says
Sat, Apr 27th 2024 07:00 am
April showers bring May flowers, but on Grand Island, more rain has the potential to bring more drainage problems.
Grand Island Garden Walk set for July 14
Sat, Apr 27th 2024 07:00 am
Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 14, which is the annual Grand Island Garden Walk!
Early voting underway in 26th Congressional District
Fri, Apr 26th 2024 11:00 am
Early voting is underway at the Grand Island Welcome Center for the 26th Congressional District race between Democratic New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy and Republican Gary Dickson, West Seneca supervisor.
Aldi plans progressing well, Marston says
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
Plans are proceeding well in getting an Aldi supermarket on the south end of Grand Island, Supervisor Peter Marston recently said in an interview with the Island Dispatch.
Grand Island Nature Alliance focuses on community's natural resources
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
Grand Island's undeveloped land provides a home to a wide variety of wildlife, said Michelle Lockett, who has been coordinating events for the Grand Island Nature Alliance, a group formed a year ago.
GICSD: Graham offers guidance on youth substance abuse
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
The legacy of Dr. Brian Graham, Ed.D., now in his eighth school year as Grand Island's superintendent of schools, could easily be that of "The Great Communicator," as he truly believes communication is key to educating students and parents about issues in society today.
Adrian's Custard & Beef opening: A rite of spring
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
There's no question that Adrian's Custard & Beef is a popular seasonal restaurant for Grand Islanders. In fact, plenty of customers wish they'd be open year-round.
Island Ship Center: It's our 18th anniversary
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:30 pm
Island Ship Center (ISC) celebrated its 18th anniversary on April 5.
'Concrete' progress on overpass
Sat, Apr 13th 2024 07:00 am
Good news for commuters! There's a "concrete" time frame for completion of the Thruway overpass at Exit 18B on Grand Island.
Chasing totality!
Sat, Apr 13th 2024 07:00 am
On April 8, the sky was overcast, and it looked as if it would remain that way for the entire day. My nephew, Devin, who had brought his family to Grand Island from California to view the eclipse, was busy with his efforts to find the best place to view the eclipse. He checked the radar the day before the eclipse, and he recommended that we travel west toward Ohio.
Grand Island was ready for eclipse
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:30 pm
Grand Island's close encounter with a total solar eclipse went very smoothly regarding traffic and safety, according to Town Supervisor Peter Marston and Highway Superintendent Dick Crawford.
UPDATED: Hearings focus on B&Bs, revised housing plan
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 09:10 am
As Grand Island becomes more attractive as a destination for tourism and residential development, the town is undergoing some growing pains.
Solar eclipse activities set for Beaver Island State Park
Sat, Mar 30th 2024 07:00 am
The April 8 total solar eclipse is the second visible from North America since 20i7. The next one will not be seen until Aug. 23, 2044. The National Science Foundation considers this eclipse to be a "once-in-a-generation event of astronomical magnitude."
Top 10 high school graduates introduced at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Mar 23rd 2024 06:55 am
The academic top 10 of the Grand Island Central School District's graduating Class of 2026 was honored at the March 11 meeting of the Board of Education. Seven of the 10 students were at the meeting.
Grand Island: Overpass work resumes
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 09:30 am
Work has resumed on the Beaver Island Parkway overpass to the I-190 Thruway on Grand Island.
Building bridges toward a safer Grand Island
Sat, Mar 9th 2024 07:00 am
Anti-crime activist Lindsey Cruz had nothing but praise this week for Grand Island law enforcement for their quick work in stopping a rise in car thefts and break-ins that plagued the first two months of 2024.
Residents object to Golfview zoning change
Fri, Mar 8th 2024 09:45 am
Town Hall had a packed house Monday as residents pleaded with the Town Board to say no to a rezoning request that would allow four apartment buildings in the proposed 65-acre Golfview development at Whitehaven and East River roads.
St. Timothy Lutheran Church to hold first chili cook-off
Sat, Mar 2nd 2024 07:00 am
A very special guest may make an appearance at St. Timothy Lutheran Church's first chili cook-off, scheduled for March 9 at the church, 1453 Staley Road.
Anti-crime activist sees progress on Grand Island
Sat, Mar 2nd 2024 06:55 am
Lindsey Cruz of Grand Island was almost a crime victim when thieves tried, but failed, to steal her car from the driveway.
The Growing Readers and Rotary Club of Grand Island set meat raffle
Sat, Mar 2nd 2024 06:55 am
Have you ever attended a meat raffle event? They are a party combining tailgating and bidding on excellent meat, basket raffle and 50/50 chances. Get a group of your friends together and buy a table to have a party and support a good cause. Tickets are $10 per participant, a table is 10 seats. Bids on meat is a dollar a bid.
Preparing for solar eclipse viewing in Erie County
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 09:30 am
On April 8, a total solar eclipse will be visible in Erie County. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with the most recent total solar eclipse happening in Western New York way back in 1925. The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will not happen again until 2044. With Buffalo and Erie County in the path of totality, we expect large crowds and an influx in tourists to visit our region.
Eco Island offers 3rd graders opportunity to be scientists
Sat, Feb 24th 2024 07:05 am
Owls are unable to move their eyes in their head. If they want to see in another direction than forward, they must swivel their heads. Owl heads can swivel for at least 270 degrees. Owl eyes are huge, and owls are adapted to see well enough in the dark to hunt for mice, voles, and other small birds and animals. Owls are nearly colorblind because keen color vision is not essential for animals that are active mostly at night (nocturnal).
Erie County Sheriff John Garcia: Stop crimes of opportunity
Sat, Feb 24th 2024 07:00 am
As a Grand Island resident, Erie County Sheriff John Garcia takes personally the quest to end the rise in vehicle thefts in town - six total in 2024.
Screening made simple: Erie County's Cancer Services Program & Tops Friendly Markets offer free colorectal cancer FIT kits
Thu, Feb 22nd 2024 10:45 am
The Erie County Cancer Services Program (CSP) will hand out free FIT kits at 12 Tops Friendly Markets in March for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Grand Island artists to shine at show
Sat, Feb 17th 2024 07:00 am
A group of six Grand Island artists is launching an art show next week at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road.
Patrols increased to combat vehicle thefts on Grand Island
Sat, Feb 17th 2024 06:55 am
Grand Island has ramped up police patrols in response to a rise in car thefts over previous years, according to a letter Supervisor Peter Marston posted on the town's official website Feb. 8.
Grand Island Board of Education recognizes volleyball coach
Sat, Feb 17th 2024 06:55 am
The Grand Island Board of Education recognized junior varsity boys' volleyball coach Shaun Quinn at its Feb. 10 meeting, held at Grand Island High School.
Marston: Make Grand Island a no-flood zone
Sat, Feb 10th 2024 07:05 am
A drenching rainstorm and snow melt on Jan. 26 left a wet footprint of dangerous flooding on several Island roadways. Supervisor Peter Marston wants to eliminate the possibility that such a "massive flooding event" ever again impedes travel and blocks neighborhoods on Grand Island.
Aldi eyes Grand Island site
Sat, Feb 10th 2024 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Peter Marston confirmed that Aldi is close to closing a deal that would bring the popular discount grocery store to Grand Island.
Grand Island farming: Eating good in our neighborhood
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Forget, for a moment, that we're in the dead of winter, maybe even suffering a touch of the seasonal blues. Here's a story about farming on Grand Island to warm your hearts and stomachs and send the winter doldrums packing.
Safeguarding your confidentiality: Island Ship Center's secure shredding services
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
In the era of information overload and heightened concerns about data security, the importance of secure document disposal cannot be overstated. At Island Ship Center, our independently owned community pack and ship store, we understand the significance of safeguarding your confidential information. That's why we're proud to offer secure shredding services in collaboration with our trusted partner, Shred-it.
Shaded Dahlia Piercing & Tattoo Parlor story, part II: The art of the tattoo
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Daniel Black, who co-owns the Shaded Dahlia Piercing & Tattoo Parlor, in the Grand Island Plaza, has worked as a tattoo artist since he began his apprenticeship in 2005, except for his seven years in active duty with the U.S. Army infantry, from 2009-16. In this interview, Daniel and his wife, Sara, talk about tattooing as an art form.
Banko joins Simply Amazed Salon
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 06:55 am
Kimberly Banko recently joined the team of professionals at Simply Amazed Salon. A third-generation Islander, Banko has 15-plus years' experience and has always had a passion for doing hair.
Snowstorm success: Town Highway crew's response a winter winner
Sat, Jan 27th 2024 07:00 am
In the days prior to Jan. 13, the forecast was for high winds and heavy snow. Grand Island was on the radar for 8 to 12 inches, and the town Highway Department was ready with plenty of plows, personnel and a plan to combat the forces of nature.

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