Friday, September 22, 2017

Lift bridge will continue to be closed

Here is the NY-Alert notification from the Niagara County Sheriff's Office: Update on Gasport Rd/Hartland Rd lift bridge. The bridge will NOT re-open this week as planned and will be closed to all traffic for a few more weeks. When a tentative date for opening is announced we will update the public.

Roy-Hart teacher introduces children's book

Dan Mault, a third-grade teacher at Royalton-Hartland Elementary School, will be releasing his new children's book this weekend:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tri-Town open house

Have you ever wanted to become a driver on an ambulance or an EMT? Come to Tri-Town's open house this Saturday, September 23rd from 11:00 to 4:00 at their Hartland duty station (8935 Ridge Road, near the Hartland fire hall). Check out their equipment and headquarters, meet their members, and learn about incentives. They will also being having a car seat check! Come out and see if you are interested in volunteering for the Royalton-Hartland community.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Domstock 2017

This afternoon you will see a lot of people running through Gasport then having even more fun afterwards. It's Domstock!

Domstock is an annual charity event run by Dominick Ciliberto. It is now in its 9th year. Each year the proceeds are donated to help other organizations achieve their goals. This year, proceeds will be given to Operation Smile which is a worldwide charity dedicated to the correction of cleft palettes and lips in children and young adults.

The event is held on the grounds of All Metal Works in Gasport, NY and features: a 5K Race, Pig Roast, Games for Kids and Adults, Live Music, Raffles and a Silent Auction, a closing Bonfire and so much more.

This is a fun filled event to benefit life altering surgeries around the world. Everyone who attends can truly say that they have made a difference in someone's life.

Kudos to Dom for his impact on Gasport and the world!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Saddle Up For Roswell

On September 9th, 2017, Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center will be hosting their 12th annual Saddle Up for Roswell event from 8:00 to 4:00.

This is a wonderful horse show where the riders raise money for Roswell. The day benefits cancer research and patient care in Western New York at Roswell park Cancer Institute. More than 110 riders participate in this event and the community is encouraged to come view this great show which will feature dressage, cross country, and stadium jumping events.

The Chestnut Ridge Equestrian community is passionate about cancer, a cause that has touched so many in one way or another. They are proud to partner with Roswell Park to assist those who face this disease. Over the history of this event they've raised more than $150,000!

In order to continue this special event, they are seeking both in-kind and monetary donations. They also sponsor a basket raffle at the event. Donors would receive exposure on many levels from hundreds of participants, ads in the newspapers, TV spots, links with USEA (United States Eventing Association) and USDF (United States Dressage Foundation).

For more information please contact Megan Gamin, Co-Chair of Saddle Up for Roswell, at (716) 772-7703 or

To donate to Roswell Park Cancer Institute on behalf of this event, make checks payable to Roswell Park Cancer Institute and send to: Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center, Saddle Up for Roswell, 7913 Chestnut Ridge Road, P.O. Box 372, Gasport, NY, 14067

Information for participants and donors can be found on the Equestrian Center's website:
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, founded in 1898, is the nation’s first cancer research, treatment and education center. The Institute was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. RPCI is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or e-mail

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hartland Bible Church community day

Before you head over to Middleport for the community day there on Saturday, be sure to check out Hartland Bible Church's 3rd annual community day which also runs on Saturday, September 9th. HBC's event runs from 11:00 to 3:00 at the church at 8100 West Ave in Gasport.

They are inviting everyone for a day of food and fun. They will be having a corn roast, hot dogs, a giant water slide, an inflatable obstacle course, lawn games, bocce, volleyball, a kids area with crafts, and a car show. This entire event is free.

The Facebook event page can be found here:

Royalton 200th event at Middleport

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Petunia's Pizzeria sale price has dropped

In a post a few weeks back we mentioned that Petunia's Pizzeria is up for sale. If someone is interested in buying the pizzeria, the selling price has come down:

Monday, August 28, 2017

A shortened Canal season

The Erie Canal is an integral part of Gasport's identity and a contributor to our tourism economy. This article from the Albany Times Union offers some good food for thought: If the 200th anniversary of the Canal is so special, why are officials robbing us of almost 2 months of use??

Friday, August 25, 2017

Roy-Hart Report is available online

The latest edition of the Roy-Hart Report is available online. You can download it here:…/17-18%20Back%20to%20School%20Newsletter.pdf

Leading off the 20-page report is the Superintendent's Message. As that message closes, Roger Klatt mentions that he will be retiring at the end of the school year.

That's a bittersweet announcement. On one hand, I am happy for Roger. On the other, I will miss him. In my opinion, he's done an exceptional job for the district. He's been an unifying force and a visionary who's worked well with staff, teachers, parents, and students.

Roy-Hart's growing poverty rate

There's an article about rural schools battling poverty that ran in newspapers across the state. There's a frightening takeaway in that report: Consider this statement about poverty in Gasport and Middleport...."just 15 percent of the students enrolled in the Royalton-Hartland Central School District in Middleport qualified for (free or reduced) lunch programs in the 2006-07 school year, according to state data. By 2014-15, the most recent year for which the statistic was available, the poverty rate there had climbed to 33 percent of the student body."

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Royalton Community Day

The next Royalton Bicentennial Event is right around the corner!! The Royalton Community Day will be held at the Royalton Ravine on Sunday, August 27. The day will begin with a non-denominational church service at 10:30. Gasport Lions will be selling 300 chicken barbecues. The local fire companies will be there to help celebrate, as well many local crafters, organizations and businesses. The Niagara County Sheriffs will have the Command Center in place for tours. There will be a basket raffle, music and free giveaways. If you would like to donate a basket please call Jennifer Bieber at 716.735.7335.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lift bridge closure

The New York State Canal Corporation announced the lift bridge in Gasport will be closed to vehicular traffic on Aug. 21 for about four weeks for repairs and maintenance on the bridge-lifting system.

The pedestrian walkways will remain open during these repairs, except for a brief time after the bridge is first placed in the raised position. The walkways will not be handicapped accessible during the scheduled work period.

During the Gasport project, a signed detour for vehicles will be posted utilizing Route 31 (Rochester Road and Telegraph Road), Orangeport Road and Slayton Settlement Road.

The bridge work will not affect navigation on the Erie Canal or users of the Erie Canalway Trail.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Road closures

Starting Thursday, August 3, 2017 through Thursday, August 10,2017, from 7:00am-5:00pm, the following roads will have traffic delays/possible lane closures due to chipsealing work.

Mountain Rd- from Gasport Rd to Griswold St
Bolton Rd Hill
Peet St
Graham Rd
E. Chestnut Ridge Rd
Ditch Rd
Ertman Rd
Kinne Rd

Please be aware of construction signs and road crews.

Friday, July 28, 2017

CUCC Canal Cruise

Covenant United Church of Christ is doing a canal cruise on August 12, 2017 from 5-7 pm. The picture shown here is an article that was in their church newsletter, but they'd also like to put notice out to the general public for anyone who might be interested in joining the CUCC folks that evening.

Tickets are $24.00 per person and must be pre-purchased. You can contact the church at 716.772.7802 or by email at You can also call Christine Pittler at 716.772-2207 or by email her at