Brent Sensenich (right), FMC Middleport Agricultural Sciences Plant manager, presents $1,000 scholarship checks each to Royalton-Hartland graduating seniors Rebecca Berner (middle) of Gasport and Thomas Ragonese (far left) also of Gasport. The scholarships were awarded based on their winning essay submissions on the theme: "picking an experience from your life and explaining how it has shaped you for the career you have selected." Rebecca will be attending St. John Fisher College in Rochester and Thomas has enrolled at Cairn University outside Philadelphia, PA.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Thursday, July 22, 2021
As you may know, there has been a great deal of information and speculation around what our schools will look like in September. I can assure you that we have learned a great deal over the past 16 months and I truly believe that our teaching and learning will continue to improve as a result of our lessons learned.
Our buildings are going through their normal summer maintenance and our District is developing plans to reopen our schools on Tuesday, September 7th with full in-person learning, five (5) days per week. Over the next several weeks, you will be receiving additional information specific to your children and the school building which they attend.
I encourage all those who are eligible to consider obtaining a COVID vaccination this summer prior to the start of school.
As always, I hope that you will make an effort to reach out directly or follow me on Twitter @DrStopinski
Dr. Hank Stopinski
If you know of a family in need in the towns of Royalton or Hartland, the Gasport Food Pantry has its monthly distribution this weekend
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
In December of 2010, Royalton-Hartland sophomore Megan Redenbach lost her courageous battle with cancer. In the years since, her parents have hosted a car and bike show in her memory with proceeds from fundraiser the going to Make-A-Wish of WNY, Courage of Carly and the Man Up Memorial Award. To date, they’ve donated $122,000. This year's event is coming soon.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Debbie Brown was the first layperson installed as pastoral administrator in the Diocese of Buffalo. She was a loving, positive lady who had incredible impact on Gasport through the years as a school board member, Girl Scouts volunteer, council president of the former St. Mary's Church, and so much more. Rest in peace, Debbie
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Brent Sensenich (left), FMC Agricultural Sciences Plant manager in Middleport, provides an FMC Community Mini-Grant to Lt. Daniel J. Zimmerman of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office for its All-S.T.A.R. (All Students Taking Action & Responsibility) Program that provides fifth-graders with the opportunity to learn directly from law enforcement officers on important health and behavioral issues and the positive personal choices they can make. The $250 “FMC & You: Community Mini-Grant” will be used for the program’s 2021-22 school year supplies in the Royalton-Hartland School District. FMC is now accepting grant applications from organizations, groups and projects in the towns of Royalton and Hartland.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
A vehicle owned by verratti Farms was vandalized to the tune of $12,000
Monday, June 28, 2021
If running the track at Roy-Hart is how you get your exercise...the track is closed for resurfacing until August.
On June 27th, 2021 at 1838 Hours, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received several 911 calls reporting a possible shed fire on Lincoln Avenue in the Town of Royalton. A responding Fire Chief confirmed the 30 feet by 50 feet detached garage containing a full gym was fully involved. The fire was subsequently extinguished by members of the responding fire companies. The garage and contents are estimated to be a total loss and a 1941 Oldsmobile suffered extensive damage. No injuries were reported. Investigation into the cause of the fire is being conducted by the Niagara County Origin and Cause Team
Thursday, June 24, 2021
This is shaping up to be a classic game and a memorable one for the young men: Roy-Hart takes on neighboring Medina this Saturday in the B2 championship game. Imagine playing this game and then hurrying to your graduation! https://orleanshub.com/roy-hart-ousts-cleve-hill-to-gain-b2-final/
The Lockport town board advanced a proposed six-month moratorium on large solar energy projects. The moratorium now excludes the Slayton Settlement Road solar project
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Monday, June 21, 2021
Thank you to Jesse Bieber for sharing this news on the Memories of Royalton, Gasport and Middleport Facebook page.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
My heart goes out to Billy & Mary Anne.