Thursday, June 24, 2021

Roy-Hart baseball to play in B2 final

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!

Salt and Light 2021


Update on solar moratorium

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

Mr. Porter has passed away


Mr. Porter passed away 104 years of age!

He was a teacher, principal, and superintendent in our district.


Charles H. Porter, age 104, died June 20, 2021, in the care of his loving family at his home in Gasport, NY.

Charles was a 1935 graduate of Gasport High School, a 1940 graduate of Cornell University, and a 1956 graduate of the University of Buffalo. While he worked initially at Harrison Radiator and then as a sales manager at International Harvester, his career was primarily spent as an educator. He taught Agriculture and Chemistry at Castile and Perry High School and at Royalton-Hartland High School, where subsequently he became the Principal and ultimately the Superintendent, a position he held for 22 years, retiring in 1978. Charles was a member of the Middleport Rotary Club and the Gasport Masonic Lodge, as well as several professional organizations including the American Association of School Administrators and the New York State Superintendents Association. He also attended Holy Cross Lutheran church for the majority of his adult life.

Charles was happily married for more than 50 years to his wife, Jean (Hasler), formerly of Buffalo, who predeceased him in 1998. He was also predeceased by his brothers John Porter, formerly of Millbrook, and Robert Porter, formerly of Lockport.

He is survived by his son Charles H. (Nora) Porter II of Poughkeepsie, his granddaughters Katharine (Derrick) Darling of Gasport, and Elizabeth (Peter Richmond) Porter of Newton, MA, and his great grandchildren Emma Richmond, Karl Darling, Thomas Richmond, and Grace Darling, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Food pantry distribution


Gasport Fly-In Breakfast

Thank you to Jesse Bieber for sharing this news on the Memories of Royalton, Gasport and Middleport Facebook page.

The Gasport Fly In Breakfast Returns!

Sunday, June 27 will mark the 25th year for the Gasport Mason’s famous Fly-In Breakfast. Last year we were “Covid-ed out”, but we are back!!

Every year, rain or shine, we are at the Royalton Airport. The airport is at Dale and Mackey Roads, a mile south of Gasport. Watch for the signs. Yes, every year we have a few pilots who fly in to the airport. But most of our breakfast lovers come in by automobile. You can also come by motorcycle, bicycle or horseback. It is a beautiful country location.

The breakfast features delicious pancakes (all you can eat), Kreher’s Family Farms fresh eggs, sausage, and blueberry topping if you desire it. Coffee, milk, chocolate milk and juice are also available. This is all for $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for under 12 years of age. Those under 4 years are free. We will be serving from 8 AM until noon so you can make your church services before or after. Bring the family.

The Gasport Order of the Eastern Star will again have their popular baked food items available for sale.

The event is sponsored by the Gasport Masons to benefit their scholarship program at Royalton-Hartland High School.

No advance tickets are needed, just drop by at the airport. Free parking!

Contact Nathan Herendeen, 716-622-0771 for more information.

Soccer clinic


Saturday, June 19, 2021

Maggie's Kitchen closing


I heard on WLVL this morning that Maggie's Kitchen in Gasport is closing in the next week or so. WLVL also reported that Billy's Beef and the food truck will remain in operation.

Maggie's Kitchen opened in early March 2020, just days before the whole world changed. It has not been kind to them: pandemic restrictions, dramatically increased food costs, labor shortages. In a different "era" they would have flourished, especially with such good food and happy service.

My heart goes out to Billy & Mary Anne.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Port's changes hands

From Port's Pizza's Facebook page..

Some of you may know our story, some of you may not. In February of 2019, after months and months of planning, my former business partner Shaun Burke and I (Joe Mangiafesto) opened Ports Pizza & Subs. I own and operate JFM Property Services and Shaun worked for a local construction company. We weathered a wild first year working both jobs and fortunately for Shaun, an opportunity came for him to branch out with his own general contracting company, Cavlee Development. In January of 2020, I took over as sole owner of Ports. As business continues to grow, it’s becoming more and more difficult to own and operate both businesses. With that being said, I decided to sell the pizza shop. Two of our awesome employees decided they wanted to take advantage of the opportunity! Familiar faces, Josh Carnes and Danny Dietz have taken over as owners of Ports Pizza & Subs! The transition happened in the beginning of May and you probably didn’t even notice. That was their goal, to keep everything the same as you’re used to with a couple slight additions to the menu. I appreciate each and every one of our loyal customers for almost two and a half great years and Josh and Danny look forward to many more! As always, if there’s ever an issue, we need to know. We can’t fix a problem we don’t know about.

Thank you all!
Joe, Josh and Danny

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Newroyal helps with Veggie Van

Gasport's Newroyal Orchards has teamed up with CCE Niagara to fight hunger with the Veggie Van:

Solar debate continues

The Slayton Settlement Road solar project was front and center at last night's Lockport board meeting:


Perkins dominates in softball

In nine starts, Roy-Hart's superstar student-athlete Reanna Perkins has 110 strikeouts — a 12.2 per game average — and she entered Tuesday's action with a .891 ERA (she's pretty darn good with the bat, too)

Deer season changes proposed

The DEC has proposed some changes for deer hunting, among them:

* Mandatory orange during firearms hunts
* An extra hour a day of harvest
* A special September antlerless season in overpopulated WMUs (like those in Royalton and Hartland)

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Hearing on deer hunting age

The Niagara County Legislature will hold a public hearing on June 15 at 5:30 PM in the Legislature Chambers in Lockport to hear public comments on A Local Law Adopting a Pilot Youth Deer Hunting Program.

Earlier this year, the State allowed counties to lower the age to 12 for hunters using firearms to hunt deer.


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Hartland summer rec update


"Pre- Registration" is required for this years summer recreation program. Any child that wishes to attend must be pre-registered by June 30th. "NO SAME DAY" registration or child drop off will be accepted.
Registrations forms are printable on the Town of Hartland website or can be picked up in the Town Hall lobby. Please deposit forms asap in the Drop Box located in the Town Hall parking lot near the mailbox.
This years Recreation Programs runs from July 5th thru August 12.

Masks at Roy-Hart


Posted on the Roy-Hart website yesterday...

Community Members,

Per the Governor’s comments this afternoon, it appears that as a result of conversations with the CDC, only the mandate to wear masks outdoors will be lifted. All other requirements for schools will remain in place, including wearing masks indoors except during mask breaks and when eating.

As this situation develops, we will keep the entire school community posted with any change in guidance. Effective immediately students and staff do not need to wear masks outdoors during any type of activity/event.

We appreciate your continued patience.

Dr. Hank Stopinski

Summer Sizzler 2021


Monday, June 7, 2021

Addressing concerns with the sewer bill

Residents and businesses within the sewer district located in the hamlet of Gasport have inquired about the circumstances that led to the sewer surcharge on their latest water bill. They've also asked how long it will last. Royalton town supervisor Daniel Bragg provides the answers here: