Erie County

The New York Power Authority’s “JonCaire” Tug towing a span of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom from the Buffalo River shore to begin preparations for installation across Lake Erie.

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing

Erie County, Niagara County, Niagara Falls February 13, 2024 at 7:08 pm

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing The New York Power Authority (NYPA) successfully installed the three remaining floating sections of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom on December 28, completing the work for the 20http://southbuffalonews.com5-20http://southbuffalonews.com6 season. The official Lake Erie water temperature on December 28 was 42 degrees F.Read More

Family Member Defends Steve Pigeon Against Niece’s ‘False’ Abuse Allegations; Calls Sister ‘Pathological Liar’

Family Member Defends Steve Pigeon Against Niece’s ‘False’ Abuse Allegations; Calls Sister ‘Pathological Liar’

A Miscarriage of Justice, Erie County, Local News November 24, 2023 at 5:02 pm

Now, a relative of Pigeon has commented after reading Coercive Plea Bargain? Pigeon Chooses Eight Months Over Gambling Life in Prison: By a Relative of Both Pigeon and His Sister I’m a relative of Steve’s by marriage, and he is still a friend of my family and myself. His niece,Read More

District Attorney John Flynn Stands by Accusations Against Pigeon Despite Lack of Physical Evidence, as Family Members Question Credibility of Teen Accuser

District Attorney John Flynn Stands by Accusations Against Pigeon Despite Lack of Physical Evidence, as Family Members Question Credibility of Teen Accuser

A Miscarriage of Justice, Erie County, Local News, News October 30, 2023 at 6:27 pm

Erie County – Nearly two years ago, former Erie County Democratic Chairman, G. Steven Pigeon, was indicted on charges related to an alleged one-time rape of his niece when she was nine years old. His trial is in 35 days. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced the charges on DecemberRead More

New Artist-In-Residence at Community Art Gallery at Fox Run

New Artist-In-Residence at Community Art Gallery at Fox Run

Erie County December 23, 2022 at 12:59 pm

Fox Run at Orchard Park is excited to announce a new art exhibit called The People’s Paintress is now open in their Community Art Gallery. The collection by artist Barbara L. Rickard of Buffalo, NY, includes colorful oil paintings and prints inspired by her “love affair with color” and the lifelong connection toRead More

Bwana, go home! Jimmy John’s shutters Elmwood Village store

Bwana, go home! Jimmy John’s shutters Elmwood Village store

Erie County January 26, 2018 at 12:20 am

The Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo location of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches has closed after less than two years in operation. No explanation was given by the nationwide Jimmy John’s chain for the failure of its franchise on the busy commercial street, bounded by economically upscale neighborhoods and student housing for BuffaloRead More

Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray

Welcome Center Will Be Boon to Grand Island

Erie County January 24, 2017 at 10:06 pm

By Nate McMurray; Town of Grand Island Supervisor Welcome Center  As you may have heard, a brand new, state of the art Welcome Center is coming to Grand Island. The Governor visited last week and he mentioned it specifically in his speech. I’ve been pushing for it as soon asRead More

Yellowstone National Park is evocative of "the popular image of Buffalo as a wintry cold place" in "Buffalo Views", the new book by Larry and Lyn Beahan.

“Buffalo View” chronicles WNY Ecology Scene

Erie County January 12, 2017 at 6:42 am

Readers of the Buffalo News are no strangers to the guest editorials written by local author and noted environmentalist Larry Beahan of Williamsville. Now a number of his thoughtful and erudite columns, spanning two decades, have been neatly tied together in book form, entitled “Buffalo View”. Wide-ranging topics from climateRead More

Grand Island Supervisor: An Island without fear Part 3.

Grand Island Supervisor: An Island without fear Part 3.

Erie County December 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Island Without Fear Part 3 of 4: by Nate McMurray Freedom from the fear of others Diversity is not just an empty motto. It’s an ideal we strive for because diversity brings strength. Even on a basic level, genetic diversity helps us survive and adapt. And cultural diversity (meaning drawingRead More

National Attention to Buffalo Police Shooting Dogs

National Attention to Buffalo Police Shooting Dogs

Erie County October 20, 2016 at 12:39 am

By Nathan Winograd (Editor’s note: A world renowned animal advocate, Nathan Winograd is considered to be the father of the No Kill movement. His comments on our Oct. 13 article “SPCA Report Contradicts Police Version of Shootings that Killed Pit Bulls in Drug Raids” for his national animal rights audienceRead More

Attorney Matt Albert is passionate about defending the rights of dog owners whose dogs were killed by police.

SPCA Report Contradicts Police Version of Shootings that Killed Pit Bulls in Drug Raids

Erie County October 13, 2016 at 9:32 am

Lawsuit may hinge on necropsies of Damian and Gotham Buffalo, NY – Necropsies by the Erie County SPCA on a pair of pit bulls shot and killed during ‘No Knock’ raids last summer contradict ‘Use of Force’ reports of the law enforcement officers who fired the fatal shots. The SPCARead More

Bonnie Fitzgerald

West River Road Resident Gives Her Side of Bike Path Story

Erie County October 6, 2016 at 11:16 am

Invites Public to “Come and Enjoy” the Glorious Eight Miles of West River By Bonnie Fitzgerald West River Rd. Resident Grand Island NY — In connection with the debate raging about the proposed West River Parkway bike path, we believe that the recent article entitled “The Great Nimby” was writtenRead More

If nothing else, world class views will be available to many more people on state-owned land in Grand Island if the bike path becomes a reality.

Grand Island Bike Trail Plan to be Examined by West River Road Residents at meeting this evening

Erie County October 6, 2016 at 11:15 am

If all goes according to schedule, opponents of the West River Greenway Connector Trail, the $2.5 million state and federally-funded initiative to close the West River Parkway and convert it into a bike trail, will meet tonight at 7 p.m at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road, in the main auditorium.Read More

The Great NIMBY’s Want West River All to Themselves

The Great NIMBY’s Want West River All to Themselves

Erie County September 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

Opposition to Grand Island bike path heats up as Public Meeting to be held next week A group of NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) -inspired residents on Grand Island appear to be gaining momentum in their efforts to halt New York State Parks’ plans to convert the virtually unused WestRead More

Tesla, The Power of the Sun … And Progress on Grand Island

Tesla, The Power of the Sun … And Progress on Grand Island

Erie County September 15, 2016 at 3:09 am

  By Nate McMurray Supervisor of Grand Island I read a book about Nikola Tesla earlier this year called “Wizard, The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla.” I thought I knew about Tesla, and especially his work at Niagara Falls. It was Tesla who finally mastered the mighty cataracts toRead More

Former Erie County Deputy DA Mark Sacha

DA Candidate Sacha Calls for Lead State Prosecutor in Pigeon Case to be Removed!

Erie County September 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Mark Sacha, the former Erie County Deputy District Attorney who is credited for launching the investigation into alleged election law violations of G. Steven Pigeon that led circuitously to his indictment, is now “concerned” that Pigeon’s due process rights are being compromised. Pigeon was charged by New York State AttorneyRead More

Two Grand Island residents give opposing views on Supervisor McMurray’s bike path

Two Grand Island residents give opposing views on Supervisor McMurray’s bike path

Erie County August 27, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Two readers have offered their opposing views of a state plan to create a bike path on Grand Island that is supported by Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray. Kris writes: Nate McMurray’s campaign for Grand Island Supervisor was about keeping our beautiful, quiet Island rural and to stopRead More

A grand idea for Grand Island?  Development key to future

A grand idea for Grand Island? Development key to future

Erie County August 25, 2016 at 12:08 am

  By Mike Hudson; A great percentage of the visitors coming to see Niagara Falls arrive via the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. About halfway between the airport and the falls themselves is Grand Island, a charming, almost rustic community in the middle of the Niagara River that tourists must crossRead More

Gosy’s Patients Doing Well Under New Arrangement

Gosy’s Patients Doing Well Under New Arrangement

Erie County August 24, 2016 at 9:17 pm

By Tony Farina; “The 9,500 patients of indicted pain doctor Eugene Gosy are being well treated,” says Joel Daniels, the attorney who represents Gosy who is accused in a federal indictment of issuing over 300,000 illegal painkiller prescriptions over four years. Under a new arrangement, Dr. James Hitt, a painRead More

Grand Island bike path debate opens up opportunities, and resistance

Grand Island bike path debate opens up opportunities, and resistance

Erie County August 11, 2016 at 1:40 am

The ongoing controversy about whether to close Grand Island’s  West River Parkway to create a bike path can be seen as part of a larger conflict, one that pits longtime residents against more recent arrivals in determining the future of what has traditionally been a semi-rural bedroom community. The lightningRead More

Was political activist Thompson targeted by DA for his beliefs?

Was political activist Thompson targeted by DA for his beliefs?

Erie County August 11, 2016 at 1:17 am

  It was a setup. That’s how longtime Grand Island activist Russ Thompson described the series of events that led to his being charged with felony of false voter registration and using that false registration to cast ballots on Grand Island. Thompson turned down an offered plea bargain, and theRead More

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