Friday, December 4, 2020

Solar farm proposal appears in New York Review of Books

In a long-form piece for the New York Review of Books, local newspaper columnist Jim Shultz looks at the solar and wind controversies and conflicts in Niagara County:

https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2020/12/03/the-renewable-energy-rebels/

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

TC Meat Raffle

 

Since we can't gather due to Covid, Terry's Corners Vol. Fire Co., Inc.'s annual Meat Raffle/ Turkey Party will be held online. Join them via Facebook Live as they spin the wheel. A $10 ticket gets you 20 chances to win a gift card to their usual vendors...Tops, Aldi, Scapelliti's, Hartland Abbatoir, Schwab's Farm Market, and The Butcher Shop. Get your TICKETS from any TC member before they are sold out. Help them support our local businesses while raising money for fire equipment!

Monday, November 30, 2020

July 4 fundraiser




The Fourth of July celebration in Hartland is not funded by tax dollars. It's charity that makes it work...businesses and individuals alike. The Independence Day Committee needs your help and they've sweetened the deal with a drawing for a wide variety of prizes. Click on the link below to buy your raffle tickets:

https://hartlandidc.org/events?fbclid=IwAR1tcC6mL5GTlZXhxtsCiMSG5qdL9qFz9n-jnSPnGrbj67JIjVQRxG6W0g4

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Dujenski GoFundMe

A GoFundMe has been set up for the family involved in the Thanksgiving Eve accident in Royalton which claimed the lives of a mother and child and hospitalized 5 others of that family

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-dujenski-family

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Drivers of last night's accident identified

The deceased operator of the vehicle that was traveling on Lewiston Road has been identified as Danielle Dujenski, 31 years of age, from the Town of Machias, NY. The front seat adult passenger was identified as Garrett Dujenski, 30 years of age, also from the Town of Machias, NY. The Dujenski's had five children in the vehicle that ranged in age from one year old to eleven years of age. The deceased child was two and a half years old. The driver of the vehicle traveling on Griswold Street was identified as Daniel Verratti, 65 years of age, from the Town of Royalton. The status of the injuries of parties involved has not changed.

Update on the Thanksgiving Eve accident in Royalton

Here's the NCSO update on the family whose vehicle was struck in Royalton last night...another family member has passed...what a tragedy...

An update to the fatal motor vehicle accident from last night. The driver of the eastbound vehicle was pronounced dead at ECMC, the front passenger is listed in stable condition in the trauma ICU at ECMC. Four of the children in the rear of the vehicle were transported to Oishei Children's Hospital. Two of the children are listed in critical condition in the PICU. One child is in guarded and critical condition in the PICU, and the fourth child is in guarded condition, but stable in the Intermediate Care Unit.

 

Major accident in Royalton

This is a very sad way to start your Thanksgiving, learning the news of an accident that happened in Royalton yesterday.

My heart goes out to the family who were all hospitalized...who also lost a dear child. Heartbreaking always, even more so on a day that is supposed to be a holiday of family, of thanks.

I also have all the first responders in my thoughts. The EMS, fire, and police (our friends and family) see and do things that are unimaginable to most of us. Tragic events like this are seared into the memories.

I will be thinking of everyone deeply impacted by this event.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office Press Release:

Royalton, NY - On 11/25/2020 at 1933 hours, The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received multiple 911 phone calls reporting a two car collision at the intersection of Lewiston Road and Griswold Street.

Responding patrol units, fire personnel, EMS units arrived on scene of the accident and provided immediate first aid.

Initial investigation at the scene revealed that one vehicle was southbound on Griswold Street and the other vehicle was eastbound on Lewiston Road. The vehicle on Griswold Street failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection, causing the collision.

The eastbound vehicle, traveling on Lewiston Road, had a total of seven occupants in the vehicle. The two adult occupants in that vehicle were transported via ambulance to Erie County Medical Center. The remaining occupants of the vehicle consisted of five children. Four of those children were transported by ambulance and Mercy Flight to Oishei Children’s Hospital. A fifth child from that vehicle was transported by ambulance to Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. That child was ultimately pronounced deceased at the hospital. The sole occupant of the southbound vehicle on Griswold Street was transported by ambulance to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

Names of the parties involved are not being released at this time, pending notifications of family members. Current conditions of the parties involved in the accident are not available at this time as they are being evaluated.

The accident is currently being investigated by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit.

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

PB&J Drive at town hall

The Town of Royalton – Town Hall is now collecting for the Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive benefiting the food pantries in our area. Please donate a jar of peanut butter, jelly or fluff through December 10.

 


 

Mitten trees are up




The Mitten Trees are up! Students from the elementary and middle schools decorated them this week.

When you’re out and about shopping for Christmas, please extend your giving beyond your family. Please buy a gift for a needy child in Royalton and Hartland.

This is the fourteenth year for this awesome program that is run by the Gasport Lions Club.

Here’s how it works…

A tree is located out front of the Gasport post office, another outside the Middleport post office and one in the lobby of the elementary school.

Take a mitten from it and give a gift that is appropriate to the age/gender of the child noted on the mitten.

Attach the mitten to the unwrapped gift and drop it off at Drum Oil, the Elementary School, the Middle School, Middleport Village Hall or Royalton Town hall. Due to Covid protocols, Absolut health care in Gasport will not be a drop-off site this year.

The Lions Club will distribute the gifts in time for the holidays. They typically serve around 125 children.

Please participate and make Christmas a little better for a child – maybe even your neighbor – who is in need. That’s what the holiday is all about.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Gasport ballot items

There were some special items on the ballots in Gasport. How did they fare?

In Hartland, there was a ballot item asking if the office of the Tax Collector should be abolished and those duties transferred to the Town Clerk. Of the 1,520 votes cast, 943 said yes, 577 said no.

In Royalton, there were two items: Both asked to increase the term of office to 4 years, one for supervisor, one for highway superintendent. Both failed by really close margins. Prop #1 was 53% no, Prop #2 was 52% no.

Gasport Lions: Pampered Chef

The Gasport Lions Club has started a new fundraiser....Pampered Chef. Their party starts next Monday. However if you're not interested in all of the extras the order link is posted below. For more details checkout out the Gasport Lions Club Facebook page

https://www.pamperedchef.com/party/gasportlionsclub1120?fbclid=IwAR040VkmVP5-w1Ri3cKFyls9eFQMAL0YlCiBtjYb6yvQOwCDxp4AZoJ4Bz8

Covenant UCC Bazaar and Dinner

 


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Veterans tour of Graestone

 If any VETERANS are interested in touring Gasport's haunted house: 

 


 

Friday, October 30, 2020

FMC does safety training

 

As part of its annual safety training exercises and commitment to the safety of employees and the surrounding community, FMC’s Agricultural Sciences Plant in Middleport recently conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training for the plant’s Emergency Response Team. Ken Drozdowsky (middle) of OSEA in Orchard Park supervises Glenn Wygant (left), FMC environmental and safety specialist, and Alex Sonker (right), FMC analyst, in applying proper CPR techniques. Training followed a course from the National Safety Council that also included instruction in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Car accident claims life in Gasport

The deceased driver involved in the motor vehicle accident which occurred on Mill Road on October 29, 2020 at 13:51 Hours, has been identified as 55 year-old Christopher L. Mahar of Gasport, New York. Investigation by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit into the matter is continuing.

Initial investigation by Deputies at the scene revealed that a 2011 Honda was traveling northeast on Mill Road when it crossed the center line and entered the southwest bound lane. The vehicle continued across the southwest bound lane and exited the roadway's edge. The vehicle then struck an earthen embankment at which point it overturned. The vehicle continued a short distance across the grass where it ultimately came to rest against a stand of trees. The driver of the vehicle succumbed to injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Halloween hours

In the town of Royalton, the Trick or Treat hours on Saturday, October 31, 2020 are from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM.