Thursday, November 30, 2017

DEC makes arrest

The DEC arrested a hunter in Royalton who had an illegal rifle, a woman's hunting license, and a crack pipe:

NCSO report about Gasport hunter's death

Press release from the Niagara County Sheriff's Office regarding yesterday's situation:

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a hunter had fallen from a tree stand in the woods behind 4562 Royalton Center Rd.

Emergency units from Gasport Chemical Hose Volunteer Fire Company, Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company, Mercy Flight, Niagara County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police responded to the scene and located the male lying unresponsive at the base of his tree stand. Unsuccessful life saving treatment was given to the 68 year old male at the scene where he was pronounced deceased.

Initial investigation indicates the male appeared to suffer from a medical emergency while up in the tree stand and then fell from the tree stand to the ground. Niagara County Sheriff's Criminal Investigation Bureau is continuing to investigate the incident.

The victim's name will not be released at this time pending notification to his family.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Gasport hunter needs EMS

There is currently a fire/EMS call underway (morning of November 29th) to Royalton Center Road for a hunter who had cardiac arrest and fell from his deer stand. Terry's Corners ATV has been called into use, patient is a ways back in the woods/field.

How to help the Seibs

There are two ways you can give help to the Seibs who lost their home in yesterday's fire..

Hartland Bible Church on West Ave. in Gasport will be accepting donations from 9am until 7:30pm today (Wednesday the 29th). They are asking that only gifts of cash and gift cards be given at this time. Should specific needs arise the Church will inform us at that time. Pastor Jon asks that you fervently commit Doug, Lorna, Eliza, Ella and Lucaiah in your prayers!

A charity page has also been set-up online here:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fire destroys Royalton Home

Such a sad thing to happen to such good people (Doug and Lorna Seib and their kids). Anytime this happens it's horrible, but especially so during the holidays...
On November 28, 2017 at 1404 hours, the Niagara County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from an occupant of 8448 Bunker Hill Road stating that she saw flames in the residence and that alarms were going off. She was instructed that everyone should leave the house immediately.

NCSO units arrived and found the rear of the residence fully engulfed by flames. The reporting person was the only one home at the time and was able to escape to safety with the family dog.

Wolcottsville Fire Company responded to the scene. They were assisted by several Fire Companies which are listed below. The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the three adults and two children displaced by the fire. The two story structure and contents are a total loss.

The investigation will be conducted by Niagara County Cause and Origin.

Pistol recert outreach

There is so much confusion about the pistol permit recertification process that the Niagara County Clerk's Office is holding a public meeting in Gasport this Wednesday.  It will be held at 7:00 PM at the Hartland Town Hall on Ridge Road. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Buy local this Christmas

When out Christmas shopping, don't forget to "buy local." Help keep money in Gasport, drive our economy and support your neighbors by buying wine at Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards, candy/jelly/honey at Schwab Farm Market, cheeses at Teacup Farm, meats at Hartland Abattoir Corp., Christmas items at Always Christmas, everything under the sun at Standish-Jones Building Supply, gift certificates to our dining establishments and anything else you can think of at any number of local businesses.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dr. Kloda is named FMC's plant manager

Dr. Roberta Kloda, a resident of Lewiston, NY, has been named manager of FMC’s Agricultural Solutions plant in Middleport.

Dr. Kloda has more than 10 years of environmental, health and safety knowledge and experience and a strong background in heavy industrial manufacturing. She previously served as Environmental, Health and Safety manager for the FMC Middleport Plant where she also managed environmental requirements and waste reduction projects. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Safety Council and on the Board of the Western New York Safety Council.

Dr. Kloda received a Doctorate in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University, and a Master’s in Public Health and Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Recombinant Gene Technology from Western Kentucky University.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Covenant United Church

Michelle's Memorial 5K Run

The goal of Michelle's Memorial is to provide a scholarship at Royalton Hartland for graduating Seniors, encourage sports in our community as well as offer the remembrance of Michelle Bewley (Schuler) who, in 2006, passed away at the age of 29 in a car accident.

The goal is to reward a student that took part in music and sports, excelled academically and portrayed a whole lot of heart both on and off the field, just as Michelle did.

The 6th annual Michelle's Memorial 5k will take place on Saturday, November 18th at 9:00 AM at the fire hall in Middleport. Registration begins at 8:00 AM.

For more information, visit Middleport's website:

Friday, November 3, 2017

Bazaar and turkey dinner

The Covenant United Church of Christ's annual bazaar and donation dinner is tomorrow, Saturday, November 4th. The day's activities run from 10:00 till 7:00.

Take out will be available for lunch and dinner.

Lunch is served by CUCC's youth group from 11:00 till 2:00.

The famous turkey dinner, cooked by the church folk and served by Troop 18, is donation style, and it will be available from 3:30 till 7:00.

The bazaar begins at 10:00 and it will feature homemade jams, hot pepper jelly, beets, carrots, tomatoes, and fresh baked sweet breads, rolls,muffins, pies, and cookies.

There will also be hand sewn items from purses to scarfs as well as tree skirts, wreaths and centerpieces.

There will be a kids booth with games and prizes.

The Faceboook event page can be found here:

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Always Christmas open house

The annual Always Christmas Open House will be held at Standish Jones on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11 am - 4 pm.

This year will feature their 4th Annual Holiday Basket Raffle to benefit Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. PLUS, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, participate in a scavenger hunt, free crafts and activities, enjoy free popcorn, cookies and cider, and so much more! This day only comes once a year - don't miss it!

If you haven't been to Always Christmas
(the all-year Christmas store on the top floor of Standish-Jones) in a while, you are in for a surprise....there are many new Christmas items, toys, and games.

Here is the Facebook event page: