Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Here's the story as reported by WLVL's newsguy John Raymond...
Two Middleport men will likely be facing drug charges after Sheriff's deputies caught them after they apparently harvested a crop of marijuana around 1am today in a field behind the Yellow Goose Market onRochester Road.
Twenty-one year old Andrew Scottof 5066 Graham Road....and 27 year old Nicholas Dellario of 4 State Street aroused the suspicions of deputies when they saw a car parked on the Southside of the store. A pair of scissors were allegedly found in Dellario's back jeans pocket and the pot in a large bag stuffed in the front of his hoodie. He was arrested for trespassing and aggravated unlicensed operation. Andrew was charged with trespassing.
Deputies also say they found a pen stem containing a white powdery substance in the car.
The two were taken to the Sheriff's department for questioning and then to the Jail where bail was set at $250 for Dellario and $100 for Andrew. Additional charges are expected to be filed after the suspected drugs aretested at the County Lab. The two are due in Royalton Town Court at 4:30 today.
Monday, September 21, 2009
They found some.
The helicopter zeroed in on a crop of weed on Slayton Settlement Road. Border Patrol ground forces were dispatched to the scene and they dug up and removed the plants.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Department says the incident occurred around 3:30 Sunday afternoon when an "ultra light" aircraft known as an "air bike" made an emergency landing after taking off from Royalton Airport.
Shortly after takeoff the pilot, Steven Beleveau, 54, says he had difficulty gaining altitude and witnesses report that the engine apparently cut out.
Beleveau made a landing in a cornfield on the east side of Gasport Rd south of Mountain Rd.
He also quickly made contact with Niagara County authorities to let responders know that he was uninjured and that he was the only occupant of the plane.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
More to follow.
Today's Buffalo News reports on yesterday's crime...
Niagara County sheriff’s deputies investigated two car break-ins early Saturday.
A global positioning system and iPod charger valued at $300 were stolen from car parked in front of a Central Avenue home.
A laptop computer, printer, global positioning system and credit cards were stolen from the unlocked car of a Church Street resident. The loss was placed at $3,400.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
If you know of someone who recently - and questionably - got their hands on a Moultrie wildlife/game camera that looks like this one, please let me know.
My camera was set up in the woods on our farm on Slayton Settlement Road, hoping to catch a photo of a bobcat, coyote, or bear. I just discovered tonight that someone had stolen it sometime in the past couple of weeks.
This weekend is also the Concord Stomp. Check that out at:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Riders of all ages will compete in dressage, stadium jumping and cross country trials at the event as they raise funds in support of cancer research and patient care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Participants have collected pledges from the community in support of the event, and many riders will carry the names of those they ride in honor or in memory of on their saddle pads.
The family- and spectator-friendly event will also feature a basket raffle, t-shirt sales and a refreshment stand.
“Saddle Up for Roswell has become a beloved tradition in the riding community and a great opportunity for people to get out and watch some exciting competitions for a good cause,” says event chairwoman Megan Gamin. “We encourage everyone—riders and spectators alike—to join us for this fun day in support of Roswell Park.”
Saddle Up for Roswell will take place at the Equestrian Center at 7913 Chestnut Ridge Road. For more information contact Sue Williams at (716) 772-2957. Additional details can be found at www.chestnutridgeequestriancenter.com
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.
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 www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or e-mail email@example.com.
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Incumbent supervisor Terry Nieman ran unopposed on the Independence line. Even so, 10 diehards still made it out to the polls to vote for him.
Nieman also ran on the Conservative line which he lost to Carson Kelley by a vote count of 24 to 15.
In the November race Nieman will hold the Republican and Independence lines while Kelley holds the Democrat and Conservative lines.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Date: Mon, Sep 14, 2009
TOWN OF ROYALTON
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
September 14, 2009
1. Open Meeting
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Additions or corrections of the minutes as presented
4. Public Comment - Agenda Items Only
5. Communications / Petitions
6. New Business
Resolution to reappoint Michael Drum to the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Royalton. The term of office will run from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2014.
Resolution to authorize Supervisor Richard J. Lang to make a line item transfer from account SL5182.4-Lighting District, Contractual to account B5182.4-Street Lighting, Contractual in the amount of $2,873.45. This transfer is required to correct an overpayment made by the "B Fund" Street Lighting account for services rendered for the Lighting District.
Resolution to accept the amendment to the Bingo License for Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company to include the new members that were accepted in to membership at the August board meeting.
Resolution to authorize Supervisor Richard J. Lang to issue a check in the amount of $30.00 to Mr. Scott Garbutt for his Small Claims Assessment Review decision, due to an excessive assessment suit.
Resolution to authorize TVGA Engineers to prepare a Plan of Action for the Scour Critical bridge on East Avenue in Gasport.
Resolution to reject the one (1) lone bid received from Milherst Construction for the Grinder Pump Station Project in the amount of $64,500.00. This project will be reviewed by TVGA to investigate other alternatives prior to re-bidding it.
Resolution to authorize Highway Superintendent Terry Nieman, to post Fisk Road from Route 93 to Ditch Road as a 10-ton load limit maximum.
Resolution to authorize Supervisor Richard J. Lang to issue a check in the amount of $25.00 for a quarter (1/4) page ad from the Royalton Town Board for the 75th Anniversary Installation of Officers Program for the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company. This amount will be paid out from the Central Printing line item (A1670.4).
Resolution stating that the 2009 second quarter court records for the two (2) Town of Royalton Justice Courts have been examined by the Town of Royalton Town Board Members. The board members verification form will be submitted to the NYS Office of Court Administration for this audit.
Resolution to accept Mr. Daniel Yotter in to membership of the Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company.
Resolution for Permission to pay the bills.
7. Unfinished Business
8. Public Comment - Good and Welfare of the Community
9. Adjournment - Motion to adjourn
A resident of the 8400 block of Roosevelt Drive, Gasport, told sheriff’s deputies that his vehicle was parked in the driveway and sometime overnight someone took a global positioning system, a box cutter, Blackberry accessories and his wallet, which contained his bank cards and credit cards.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Sept. 16th-Elementary grades Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st: 6:30pm
Sept. 17th-Elementary grades 2nd, 3rd and 4th: 6:30pm
Sept. 21st-High School grades 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th: 6:00pm
Sept. 23rd-Middle School grades 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th: 6:00pm
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
There will be plenty of historical demonstartions (weavers, doll makers, candle makers) as well as food (chowder, beef on weck, burgers & dogs) and live music (courtesy of Jerry Moore).
This yearly event honors those who were lost in the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001, the members of local law enforcement agencies and first responders. Absolut Care will also honor the memory of facility residents who died this year.
The program will include music, speakers, a blessing for first responders and the traditional floral tribute on the canal. Participants will include students from Royalton-Hartland schools, community and civic leaders and area clergy. All are invited to attend.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
66 people particpated in the survey and here's how they responded...
Great: 13 (19%)
Above Average: 7 (10%)
Average: 21 (31%)
Below Average: 21 (31%)
Poor: 4 (6%)
Gasport residents can look skyward at 9:16 PM on Tuesday the 8th. The shuttle and ISS will start at WSW and travel across the sky at a 55 degree angle.
On Thursday the 10th, look skyward at 8:30 PM...at WSW and a 53 degree angle.
On both nights the spectacle will be a -3.5 magnitude which is VERY bright.
Monday, September 7, 2009
The Buffalo News offered a synopsis of what's new at all the Niagara County school districts this past Sunday. To see the entire report, go here.
Here's what they wrote about Roy-Hart....
Students: A projected 1,547 students will attend the district’s three schools: elementary, middle and high school.
Budget: $23.4 million.
Other staff: 83.
Key position changes: Kevin MacDonald will enter his first year as superintendent of schools, replacing Paul J. Bona, who retired last year. MacDonald comes from the Orleans Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services, where he had served as assistant superintendent. Michael Murphy will begin as high school principal to replace Kevin Shanley, who left to become superintendent of Cuba-Rushford.
Physical changes: None.
Curriculum changes: At the high school, all students will be participating in a pilot program called “Invisionit,” a self-assessment program designed to give students further insight into what career areas or college majors may be most appropriate for them. The district will continue to expand “Rachel’s Challenge” for grades five through 12, a program to teach kindness and compassion in the school, which is based on the life of Columbine shooting victim Rachel Scott.
There's been some confusion about the dates as both the Buffalo News and WLVL have reported them incorrectly.
The actual days and times are this Tuesday, September 8th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and this Thursday, September 10th from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
For information about the Sequoia Imagecast machines, visit the Tompkins County Board of Elections' summary online.
The town of Hartland town board meets at 7:30 PM this Thursday at Hartland town hall.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
There will be live entertainment from 1-4pm and a chicken BBQ starting at noon. Have fun on their hayrides & pony rides or at the Kids' Corral. Pick your own McIntosh Apples. Take a wagon ride to the orchard. Food and refreshments available at the Cantina. $8.00 for everything or $5 for kids corral, $3.00 pony rides and hayrides.
For more info visit www.beckerfarms.com
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Nickname: Rams (2-7)
Coach: Chris Smith, first season
Outlook: Three-year captain WR/S Jeff Swick had 400 yards receiving last year at TE. Smith said he has an impressive work ethic. Besides exceptional vision and cutting ability, freshman RB Brandon Buryta "is not afraid to run someone over," Smith said. QB Connor Baker, up from JV, has a nice touch on the ball. The offensive line has only one returning starter: junior Drew Albrecht, who moves from RG to LT. Senior TE/LB Matt Hayes is back.
Sept. 4 Gowanda at
Silver Creek, 7 p.m.
Sept. 11 Cleveland Hill, 7:30
Sept. 18 at Akron, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 JFK, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 Allegany-Limestone, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 Wilson, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 at Eden, 2 p.m.
To read about the rest of the teams in WNY, go here.