Saturday, April 29, 2017

Royalton public hearing

The town of Royalton will be holding a public hearing on Monday, May 8 at 7:00 PM at the town hall at which they will consider a variety of local laws:

One law will concern the amendment of the town code regarding dogs by adding sections that deal with licensing, neutering, and penalties associated with licensing.

Two laws will concern the regulation of solar energy systems and wind energy systems, deleting the existing standards for alternate energy systems.

The fourth law will see the water billing cycle change from four times a year to three.

Copies of the new laws are available at the Town Clerk's office and can be viewed during regular business hours.

Friday, April 28, 2017

One of the worst bridges in WNY

WGRZ channel 2 did a report on the worst bridges in WNY. In doing so, they compiled a list of the 49 worst (based on state & federal ratings) and one of them is in Gasport -- the Slayton Settlement/Root Road bridge over the Erie Canal.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Two farmers hurt in Gasport

Two farmers were hurt in a silo collapse in Gasport this morning. Both were transported to ECMC, one by Mercy Flight. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, hoping for a speedy and positive recovery. Here is the WKBW report:

Weather observer wanted

The National Weather Service office in Buffalo, NY is looking for a volunteer weather observer to take over weather observations within about 5 miles of Lockport, NY. The individual must live on top of the Niagara Escarpment. Observers would take daily measurements of high/low temperatures, precipitation, snowfall and snow depth, each evening around 7 pm. These measurements would be relayed daily to the National Weather Service, either via the Internet or a toll - free phone number . These weather observations will be archived and use by future climate and research studies. The Observer will be provided with an electronic temperature sensor or temperature shelter with thermometers, and a rain gage and a snow measuring stick.

Details can be found here:

Veterans & first responders breakfast

Monday, April 17, 2017

Boy Scouts spaghetti dinner fundraiser

Names of those injured in Gasport accident

WKBW is reporting on the names and conditions of those involved in Saturday's accident in Gasport. Once again, don't open this link unless you are ready to see horrible pictures of the vehicles (there are no photos of the injured):

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Head-on crash in Gasport

On Saturday evening there was a vicious head-on crash on Route 104 between Orangeport and Hartland Roads. WGRZ reports two victims are a mother and daughter pair, and a third victim is a one year old baby. The fourth victim was a male who suffered non life-threatening injuries. Two of the accident victims were taken by Mercy Flight. This link on WKBW's website contains some gruesome pictures of the vehicles (not of the injured parties), so open with caution:

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

The good people at the Gasport Lions Club will be holding their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15th 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:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Easter in Gasport

If you are planning to go to Church for Easter, here is the schedule of events for the 3 churches in the hamlet...

Zion Lutheran Church
Good Friday service: 7:00 PM on April 14th
Easter Sunday sunrise service: 7:00 AM
Easter Sunday breakfast: 8:00 AM
Easter Sunday church school: 9:00 AM
Easter Sunday service: 10:30 AM

Covenant United Church of Christ
Maundy Thursday service: 8:00 PM on April 13th
Easter Sunday breakfast: 9:00 AM
Easter Sunday egg hunt on church lawn: 9:15 AM
Easter Sunday service: 10:00 AM

Hartland Bible Church
Maundy Thursday service: 7:00 PM on April 13th
Easter Sunday brunch: 9:15 AM
Easter Sunday service: 10:30 AM

Monday, April 3, 2017

Roy-Hart pool needs some investment

According to a concerned parent and superintendent Klatt, Roy-Hart needs to have a conversation about improving the condition of the swimming pool, specifically the expensive swimming blocks: