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  1. Jacobs calls for amnesty, asks governor to sign Toll Payers' Bill of RightsRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Grand Island Pennysaver

    From left: Brianna Harrington, Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray, Marcus Kelly, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs and Marcus Kelly. New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, on Monday called on the leadership of the State Assembly to forward legislation that he co-sponsored enacting the Toll Payers' Bill of Rights to the governor so he can immediately sign it into law.

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  2. Grand Island Town Board: Baseline sidewalk project discussedRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 11 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Grand Island Town Board approved, by a 5-0 vote, an application for funding from the New York State Department of Transportation's Transportation Alternative Program for ADA-compliant sidewalks in the center of town on Baseline Road. If the $375,000 grant is approved, the state would provide $300,000, and the town would provide 20 percent of the funding, or $75,000.

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  3. Grand Island Board of Education: New capital project presentation planned for Aug. 27 meetingRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 11 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Grand Island Board of Education will hear a presentation concerning a possible capital project at its Aug. 27 meeting. If the board approves, this would be the first capital project vote the community has been presented since December 2011, when voters said yes to a $50 million project.

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  4. PHOTOS: Thunder on the Niagara entertainsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 9 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    This past weekend, hydroplanes showed off their skills on the Niagara River in the 13th annual Thunder on the Niagara boat racing series. Boat teams came from all over the United States and Canada to entertain viewers not only at Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda, but everyone who viewed from boats in the river and on the shores of Grand Island.

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  5. Antique, Classic Boat Show returns next month to Buffalo Launch ClubRead the original story

    Monday Aug 6 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Grand Islanders and Western New York boat lovers with an interest in the vessels of yesteryear will need to check out the Buffalo Launch Club next month. Come Sept.

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  6. Anticipation builds for Great Contraption RaceRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 4 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Kate Fowler, below, left, executive director of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation, chats with visitors last Sunday at Buffalo Riverworks about the upcoming IHTAF Great Contraption Race, set for Saturday, Aug. 18, on the Buffalo River. "I think it was a fun day and I think we got a lot of people interested in IHTAF and the Contraption Race.

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  7. Solarize Grand Island campaign to hold more outreach eventsRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 4 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Solarize Grand Island campaign is well underway. The campaign has signed up over 60 residents for free evaluations.

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  8. DeGlopper Memorial: New trees at DeGlopper Park to honor Islanders killed in warsRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 4 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Changes are coming to DeGlopper Park at the corner of Baseline Road and Grand Island Boulevard in the next few months. The park is being doubled in size, with the addition of land donated by Mobil, the former owner of a now-removed gas station located next to the park.

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  9. Paddles Up Niagara has record number of participantsRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 4 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Close to 400 paddlers signed up for the signature event of the Niagara River Greenway Commission, held Saturday at Beaver Island State Park. The mark broke last year's mark of 311, according to Chris Murawski, director of community engagement for Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, a partner putting on the 13th annual event with New York State Parks and the Town of Grand Island.

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  10. Town of Grand Island: Residents urged to fight Tonawanda CokeRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 28 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said citizens need to band together against Tonawanda Coke Corp. "to make sure they don't get away literally with murder." During a press conference Saturday morning on East River Road within site of Tonawanda Cokes smoke stacks, McMurray was joined by activist Jackie James-Creedon of Citizen Science Community Resource to call for action against the company that was still operating in spite of a cease and desist order from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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  11. Cleveland Browns add Grand Island's Kaniecki to personnel staffRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 28 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Cleveland Browns recently announced Grand Island native Scott Kaniecki will transition from a scouting assistant to defensive quality control coach. Kaniecki has worked in the Browns player personnel department since 2015.

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  12. Locals represent in Kensington All-Star football gameRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 26 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    On Thursday night, football players from the Class of 2018 received one last chance to don their school colors at the 43rd annual Kensington Lions All-Star game. The popular summer all-star game brings in selected graduates from Section VI schools to represent their team one last time before they head to college.

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  13. Walsh wins 60th Porter CupRead the original story

    Monday Jul 23 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    On Saturday, Thomas Walsh, an Atlantic Coast Conference champion from the University of Virginia, won the 60th annual Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club. Walsh, 22, fired a 2-under 68 in the title clinching round for an overall score of 11-under .

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  14. Lions Club of Grand Island: More than 1,000 visit for Special Kids PicnicRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2018 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    More than 1,000 children and their caregivers enjoyed the biggest picnic event on the Island Wednesday at the 60th annual Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic. "To see one child smile, now we've got over a thousand smiling, it's priceless.

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  15. Grand Island Town Board votes for saving Scenic WoodsRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2018 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The idle Scenic Woods project awoke Monday with the board voting 4-1 to authorize the town attorney to prepare bond authorization documents that would keep the project alive. If the town does not rebond the nature trail project, probably at an August meeting, "That project is over," said Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray.

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  16. Grand Island Town Board: Whitehaven solar farm approvedRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2018 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Solar panels will go up this summer, developers said, after the Grand Island Town Board vote 4-1 Monday to approve a special use permit for a solar farm at 1611 Whitehaven Road near the power lines. Thomas Guzek of SolarPark Energy, representing applicants from Grand Island, said at a work session Friday that his company envisions the project as a "showcase" of future solar power projects, and he claimed it would provide enough juice for 1,200 homes.

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  17. Niagara-Wheatfield HS football schedule releasedRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2018 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Recently, Niagara-Wheatfield High School released their upcoming football schedule. The Falcons are labeled as a Class A-1 school this season, after last year they were Class AA.

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  18. Garden Walk 2018 held at 13 sitesRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2018 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The welcome mats at 13 properties on Grand Island were laid out for residents Sunday in the third annual Garden Walk. Garden Walkers toured Island yards for as much as six hours after picking up maps at the Town Commons.

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  19. Grand Island Town Board: Paddles Up Niagara receives town proclamationRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2018 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Grand Island Town Board issued a proclamation to organizers of Paddles Up Niagara at the July 2 board meeting. Pictured, from left: council members Pete Marston, Bev Kinney and Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray; Greenway Commissioner Emeritus Paul Leuchner, Town of Grand Island Recreation Supervisor Joe Menter, and council members Mike Madigan and Jennifer Baney.

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  20. Zonta Club of Grand Island awards 5 scholarshipsRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2018 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Zonta Club of Grand Island awarded scholarships to five young women on June 26 at the club's Scholarship Award Night at the Buffalo Launch Club. A past scholarship winner gave the keynote speech.

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