Friday, July 28, 2017

CUCC Canal Cruise

Covenant United Church of Christ is doing a canal cruise on August 12, 2017 from 5-7 pm. The picture shown here is an article that was in their church newsletter, but they'd also like to put notice out to the general public for anyone who might be interested in joining the CUCC folks that evening.

Tickets are $24.00 per person and must be pre-purchased. You can contact the church at 716.772.7802 or by email at You can also call Christine Pittler at 716.772-2207 or by email her at 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Chipsealing date change

Due to weather, the Thursday, July 27,2017 work date has changed to Monday July 31, 2017 from 7:00am to 5:00pm for the following roads to have traffic delays/possible lane closures for chipsealing.

Townline Rd- from Robson Rd to Root Rd
N. Wruck Rd- from the canal to Townline Rd
Quaker Rd- from Slayton Settlement Rd to Hartland town line.
Please be aware of construction signs, and road crews.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thursday travel delays

On Thursday, July 27,2017 from 7:00am to 5:00pm the following roads in Royalton will have traffic delays/possible lane closures due to chipsealing work:

Townline Rd- from Robson Rd to Root Rd

N. Wruck Rd- from the canal to Townline Rd

Quaker Rd- from Slayton Settlement Rd to Hartland town line.

Please be aware of construction signs, and road crews.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Trolls coming to Vets Park Friday

This Friday, July 28th, the Gasport Beautification committee will be hosting its annual movie night at Vets Park in the hamlet. Gates open at 6:00 and the movie will start at dark. This year's movie is Trolls.

There will be special appearances by a balloon artists and Poppy the Troll.

The snack bar will be open to purchase pizza, hot dogs, burgers, candy, chips, soda, water, and coffee.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.

This is a family event, so it is encouraged that all children be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Names released for Gasport fatal accident

UPDATE to fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hartland, NY -

The driver of the vehicle involved in the fatal accident on July 23rd, 2017 at 1912 hours has been identified as Margaret A. Hammerl, 82, of Stamford Connecticut. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The rear seat passenger in the vehicle has been identified as Andrew J. Hammerl, 84, of Stamford Connecticut; he was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The front seat passenger in the vehicle has been identified as Mary R. Haberman, 77, of Eggertsville, N.Y. She remains in critical condition at ECMC.

The driver of the other vehicle involved has been identified as Tony E. Wagner, 29, of Gasport, N.Y. He was treated at the scene of the accident.

The Investigation is continuing by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit.

Gasport fatal accident

Niagara County Sheriff's Office press release...

Hartland, NY - On July 23rd, 2017

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Ridge road and Quaker road in the Town of Hartland.

Upon arrival by deputies, two heavily damaged vehicles were on scene. One vehicle was in the west bound lane of Ridge road the other vehicle involved was located off road in the south west corner of the intersection. Preliminary investigation shows the south bound vehicle on Quaker road stopped at the stop sign then proceeded to cross Ridge road and was struck by a west bound vehicle on Ridge road.

The driver and rear passenger of the south bound vehicle were pronounced deceased on scene. The front passenger of the south bound vehicle was transported by Tri Town Ambulance to the Erie County Medical Center for serious injuries. The driver of the west bound vehicle signed off with medical personnel on scene.

Investigation to continue by the Niagara County Accident Investigation Unit.

The names of the occupants are being withheld at this time pending notification of the family.

Gasport accident claims 2 lives Sunday

An accident at the intersection of Quaker and Ridge claimed 2 lives Sunday evening. Here is WGRZ's report. As with most news websites, open at your discretion if you don't want to see a photo of the vehicle:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Job openings at Roy-Hart

Roy-Hart has the following job openings:

Part-time vocal music teacher

Part-time school monitor

The school district also has the following coaching vacancies:

Modified cross country

Modified volleyball

If interested in applying for any of the above, visit the employment page here:

Summer Sizzler this weekend

Monday, July 17, 2017

The composition of Gasport's gas

A few weeks back we mentioned that some scientists were in town to analyze the chemical content and microbial life of Gasport's gas. Part One of the study is in. Gasport's gas has this profile: Methane 92.9%; ethane 6.9%, propane 0.2%.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

US&J looks at Mrs. Pedini

Roy-Hart is blessed to have teachers like Mrs. Pedini, "one of the most patriotic people that you will ever meet".

Here is a Lockport US&J report on her:

Friday, July 14, 2017

Roy-Hart to receive Smart Schools funds

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced approval of 154 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century. The approved plans, totaling $103.2 million, are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act - a sweeping education technology initiative first proposed by the Governor and overwhelmingly approved by voters. The investments authorized today will modernize classrooms across New York and equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the global economy.

Roy-Hart is one of the recipients. The district will be receiving $299,988 for classroom technology.

See the State's press release here:

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Jennifer Bieber to run Niagara County water district

The US&J offers this report on Royalton town supervisor Jennifer Bieber who will be stepping down from that role at the end of this month to become the director of Niagara County's water district. Thank you, Jennifer, for 10 years of service to the town as a board member and supervisor!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lindsey Oilver doing fundraising run

Lindsey Oliver, the daughter of Gary & Darlene (Kaufman) Oliver, is running 50 miles on Oct 7th (on her own) in support of her cousin, Jennifer Robertaccio (daughter of Rick & Patricia (Kaufman) Williams) who is battling TNBC (Triple Negative Breast Cancer).

Breast cancer has had such a profound negative effect in the Kaufman family across generations. TNBC affects 10-20% of those diagnosed with breast cancer.

Jen is fighting the fight as best as she can. Her family says she's a true warrior and they're asking everyone that reads this to please donate what you can to help her cause. $1, $5, $10,... any little bit helps. The GoFund me page can be found here:

Lindsey will be running from Greece, NY to Gasport along the canal path to raise money for the TNBC Foundation.

She will be ending her run at her parents house which is just around the corner from the Slayton-Settlement bridge in Gasport.

If we can line people up to run with her during any part of her run, please let her family know. They are also looking for any and all to donate drinks and energy along the way and cheer her across the finish line at Slayton-Settlement and Telegraph Rd.

Please contact for any further info.

Petunia's is for sale

Petunia's Pizzeria is still open and still turning out good pizzas. But, they are looking for an interested buyer. They have posted such an ad:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Pat Harrington featured in US&J

Sunday's installment of "Where are they now?" in the Lockport Union Sun & Journal offered a report on Gasport's Pat Harrington, an accomplished guitarist making a name for himself nationally in the blues...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Erie Canal Derby is underway

The Erie Canal Derby, run by Gasport's Steve Harrington, begins today and lasts until Sunday, July 16th. Get out and fish the Canal and compete to win some $20,000 in cash and prizes including a boat, motor, and trailer and $10,000 in tagged fish. There are divisions for 7 fish species and two categories for each -- adult and children...making it the perfect family event. Entry fees are: 14 and under $10.00, adults $15.00, family $22.00. For details about registration and weigh-in, visit

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Royalton break-ins

The Sheriff's Office is investigating break-ins that have occurred in Royalton. Be vigilant -- and lock your cars and garages.

The Buffalo News story: