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A plan for a large solar panel array on Grand Island drew some strong opposition Monday night during a Town Board meeting, including a threat to throw lawyers at the board if it approves the plan.
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The Grand Island Town Board has voted unanimously to change town zoning law in order to prevent the development of a truck stop. "To put something like that (the truck stop) in the middle of it would define Grand Island in a way we don't want to be defined," said Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray. 


An Elma woman has been charged for crashing her vehicle into a Grand Island home.

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Grand Island reviewed its proposed master plan Wednesday night, as it considers whether the more than two-decade-old plan will well serve in the future.

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Four projects are currently in motion to lease town and school land for solar parks in Grand Island.

A Tonawanda man has been sentenced to 1-3 years in prison after leaving the scene of an auto-pedestrian accident on Grand Island last June 13. His driver's license also was revoked.

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Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle suspected of striking a 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle on Grand Island early Wednesday evening.

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The toll booths that have greeted motorists at the north and south Grand Island bridges for decades will be coming down early next year. But tolls will still be collected through an electronic cashless system.

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When the last two tolls at Breckenridge and South Ogden were removed from the New York State Thruway in Buffalo, some wondered why tolls remain to cross the Grand Island bridges. Those opposing the tolls made their voices heard Wednesday night.

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A Mexican citizen is facing criminal charges after illegally re-entering the United States.

John Raymond was about to sell his home in Lewiston until Environmental Protection Agency officials showed up last spring armed with radiation detectors.


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Later this week, the Niagara River Greenway Commission is expected to approve a $900,000 grant for the conversion of Grand Island's West River Parkway into a bike path and pedestrian trail. 

Advocates insist the project will expand recreation opportunities, promote good health and improve quality of life.

As state officials move forward with plans to eventually shut down the island's highway-speed road, opponents continue to raise traffic and safety concerns for other roadways.


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Two Grand Island residents are charged in a violent attack on an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy, including an individual who was out on bail for an alleged death threat against a deputy last month.


The Erie County Sheriff's Office is warning Grand Island residents to secure their homes and vehicles after a string of break-ins over the past 24 hours.

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An Erie County Deputy stopped a vehicle on Grand Island for operating without tail lights and running a stop sign. What he discovered was that the driver's license had 46 active suspensions and his driving privileges had been revoked.

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The toll bridges connecting Grand Island with the rest of Western New York are as common to commuters as pot holes in April. However, Nathan McMurray is taking a fresh look in his first year as Grand Island Supervisor. "Does this make sense in this day and age to have people out there collecting dollar bills?"

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There's been a big expansion of the county's agricultural districts, including on Grand Island.


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A chain reaction accident on Grand Island last night has caused minor injuries to a New York State Police Officer.

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The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament’s debut on Grand Island was a success.

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After a summer of uncertainty whether the tournament would be allowed to proceed, the local promoter for the Gas Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament says Grand Island is embracing the upcoming event. There is room, though, for more teams.


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The Gus Macker Basketball Tournament is on for August 29 and 30 on Grand Island, maybe.

Gus Macker hoops tournament moving to Grand Island

May 14, 2015
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A longtime 3-on-3 basketball tournament that ran for many years in downtown Buffalo is returning to Erie County for the first time in two years.

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State Tax Commissioner Kenneth Adams was in Beverly Kinney's Grand Island home Wednesday to pitch for Governor Cuomo's property tax relief program. The plan is part of the ongoing budget debate in Albany.

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The Grand Island Fire Company rescued a man after an ATV accident Saturday afternoon.

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The man widely considered to be the oldest living person in the world has died.

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The oldest man in the world is a 112-year-old former musician and coal miner from Grand Island.

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A Grand Island woman is facing multiple drug-related charges after a traffic stop by Erie County Sheriffs deputies.

Authorities investigate threat at Grand Island school

May 30, 2013

A Grand Island elementary school operated under a "shelter in place" mode for much of the day while authorities investigated a reported threat.

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An accident Saturday evening has left a Grand Island man with significant injuries.

Sixty-two year old Stephen Turner was crossing the southbound lane of Stony Point around eight o'clock when he was struck by 23-year-old Joshua Khreis. Turner is being treated at ECMC for unspecified injuries.

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olice are continuing to investigate the case and no charges have been filed as yet.

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An investment group featured two local developers submitted the winning bid for the Grand Island Holiday Inn Resort and Conference Center Wednesday morning. 

Business First reports that in an auction that included ten registered bidders, a group led by developer Roger Trettel came out on top with a $4 million bid.  The winning group outbid a firm from Elmira in what the publication calls a "hectic" auction that featured 19 back-and-forth bids.

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