Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Scheduled Drinking Water Transmission Main Shutdown/Maintenance

This Notice applies to the Towns of Royalton, Ridgeway, Somerset, Hartland, Lockport, Newfane, Shelby and the Villages of Barker, Middleport, and Medina.
What is Being Planned?
On Tuesday morning April 17, 2018, a section of the water system will be temporarily shut down due to the planned installation of a new valve on the transmission main. This maintenance may affect water pressure in the above municipalities. In addition, once water pressure is restored, the water may appear cloudy or milky due to air entrapment.

What do I Need to do?
The water main maintenance will be completed as quickly as possible.  Once water pressure has been fully restored, and if your water appears milky, we request you flush all of your water taps within your residence, for a minimum of five minutes or until the water runs clear.  It is recommended that you run your bathtub faucet initially, since it draws a large amount of water and is typically not screened.  Start at the upstairs bathroom if available and work your way down to the lowest faucet in your home.

Is the Water Safe to Drink?
Rest assured the water is safe to drink. Cloudy or milky water is caused by air bubbles in the water. It is completely harmless.  Pour the water in a glass and after a few minutes it will clear up. Like any bubble, the air rises to the top of the water and goes into the air above, clearing up the water.

The Niagara County Water District and your local Municipality have been in close contact with the Niagara County Department of Health to ensure your water supply is safe and meets all water quality standards.

This notice is being sent to you by the Niagara County Department of Health and Niagara County Water District. State Water System ID#: NY3100567

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding your water supply, please call Ronald Gwozdek. P.E. Principal Engineer at (716) 439-7452.

Narcan training at TC

The opiate epidemic is a national health crisis. We all likely know someone who has battled this demon or, worse yet, someone who has succumbed to it. The misuse of pain killers and heroin knows no barriers and it affects people from all walks of life and all communities.

Even here in Mayberry-like Gasport it’s everywhere. Take late-November as an example: In what was only a 2 week period a young lady died from an overdose, 3 people overdosed in Johnson’s Creek, and one of the workers at a local business ODed during business hours.

To help combat this and save lives, Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company is offering free Narcan training at the fire hall this Wednesday, April 18th from 6:00 to 7:00.

Upon completion of that training you will get a free Narcan kit so you can save someone’s life. You never know where you will need it or when or with whom.
This course does not require prior first aid training.

Advance registration is NOT required...you can just show up.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Church closings due to ice storm

Due to the inclement weather, Sunday services and activities are cancelled for today, April 15th, at Zion Lutheran Church and Hartland United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Troop 18 fundraiser

A new season of clean-up in Middleport

This link opens a fact sheet that announces a new season of residential cleanup near the FMC Middleport Facility Site #932014 in Middleport within New York’s State Superfund Program:


Friday, March 30, 2018

MVA fatality in Hartland

On March 28, 2018 at 12:45 p.m., Troopers responded to State Route 104 and Carmen Road in the town of Hartland for a two-vehicle collision.  Further investigation revealed that a 2010 Nissan was traveling westbound on State Route 104 when a 2009 Toyota operated by Thomas M. Busch, 40 of Lockport, NY was traveling northbound on Carmen road failed to stop at the stop sign and entered the path of the Nissan.  The operator and passenger of the Nissan had multiple fractures and where transported to area hospitals.  The passenger of the Nissan, Barbara A. Linker, 77 of Barker, NY succumbed to her injuries at Media Memorial Hospital.  Busch was issued citations for failure to stop at a stop sign and Unreasonable speed, both returnable to the town of Hartland Court.

Easter at Zion

The Easter worship schedule at Zion Lutheran Church...

Easter Sunrise Service: 7:00 AM
Pancake Breakfast: 8:00 AM
Sunday School Hour (with egg hunt): 9:00 AM
Easter Resurrection Worship: 10:30 AM

Also, there is a Good Friday service at 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gasport Lions Easter Egg Hunt

The good people at the Gasport Lions Club will be holding their beloved annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31st at 11:00 AM at Veteran's Park in Gasport. All children 12 and under are welcome to participate in this fun event. Here is their Facebook event page:


Yates helps bring Disney to NU

Niagara University celebrates the hard work of Gasport's Lindsay Yates who spearheaded the Disney institutes' training seminar at NU:


Monday, March 19, 2018

John Swick celebrates 40 years

The Roy-Hart community has been blessed to have John Swick as a member of the Middleport Police Department for 40 years. He's a high-character gentlemen who has been a perfect peace officer and protector of the village of Middleport and our schools.

Here's the US&J report:


Egg hunt and basket raffle

This coming Sunday, March 25th, 2018, the Hartland Conservationists Club will be holding an Easter egg hunt at their facility at 3606 Orangeport Road. It starts at 3:00. Of interest to the parents of the egg hunters, a basket raffle will also be taking place.

Here's their Facebook event page: 


Friday, March 16, 2018

Protecting our roads forum

A special message for Gasport farmers: The Niagara County Highway Superintendent's Association is holding a forum on Tuesday to discuss maintaining road quality and finding a balance between towns and agriculture. Lunch provided.

Details here:


Little league sign-up

The final sign-ups for this spring's/summer's Roy-Hart youth baseball and softball are Saturday, March 17th from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Middleport fire hall.

Mrs. Hale has passed away

The Roy-Hart community is mourning the passing of Mrs. Hale who taught Home & Careers ("Home Ec") at the district for 20 years. She was an understanding, caring and patient teacher. Ours hearts go out to her family.

Here is her obituary: