Sunday, July 29, 2018

School nurse needed

There is an anticipated vacancy for School Nurse at the Royalton-Hartland Elementary School. NYS RN License required. Effective September 2018. $29.31/hour. To apply, please submit resume and civil service application by August 3, 2018 to: Dr. Hank Stopinski, Superintendnet of Schools, 54 State Street, Middleport NY 14105

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Chipsealing in Royalton

On Thursday, July 26, 2018 and Monday, July 30, 2018 from 7:00am to 5:00pm the following roads in Royalton will have traffic delays/possible lane closures due to chipsealing work.

Mountain Rd- from Griswold St to Freeman Rd
Freeman Rd- from Mountain Rd to Letts Rd
South County Line- from Chestnut Ridge Rd to Johnson Rd
Foote Rd- from Wolcottsville Rd to Ditch Rd
Arnold Rd- from Ernest Rd to Royalton Center Rd
Dewhirst Rd (1/2)- from Grove Rd to Akron Rd(rt 93)
Singer Rd- from Bulmore Rd to Akron Rd(rt 93)
Bulmore Rd- from Singer to Akron Rd
Dale Rd(1/2)- from Richardson Rd to Royalton Center Rd
Please be aware of construction signs, and road crews.

Klatt gets gig with LaBella

Congrats to retired Roy-Hart superintendent Roger Klatt on securing a new career at Rochester architecture and engineering firm LaBella Associates:

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Family Movie Night 2018

On Friday, July 27th, the Gasport Beautification Committee will be hosting their annual free family movie night at Veterans Park in the hamlet. This year's film -- Inside Out -- will begin at dark. The gates open at 6:00.

They will be selling candy, chips, pop, pizza, water and coffee while offering a family deal of 12 food items for $10. Proceeds from concessions will go towards this and other activities undertaken by the Committee.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.

It is strongly encouraged that all children be accompanied by adults.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Arrest made in school threat

The US&J is reporting an arrest has been made in a terrorist threat against Roy-Hart that occurred on June 18th:

Grant's Toy Farm open house

If you want to check out something neat with the kids, visit Grant's Toy Farm at 3252 Hosmer Road in Gasport for their open house on Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd from 1 to 5 both days. You'll get to see not only the toys, but also displays of large farming equipment, antique cars, historical farm equipment and more.

Cliff's website is at:

Monday, July 16, 2018

Drills at Roy-Hart Wednesday

A message from Roy-Hart Superintendent Hank Stopinski...

As part of our ongoing partnership with local law enforcement, we will be partnering with the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office to allow their officers to conduct three trainings at our schools. There will be a great deal of activity on our campuses, none of which will have a direct impact on our students or staff. A few details are as follows:

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), consisting of multiple teams, will begin utilizing the Elementary Building around 8:00 a.m. July 18. We anticipate eight to ten officer vehicles (marked and unmarked), 'Bearcat' armoured vehicles, and about twenty officers to be on-site. They will conduct some room clearings/searches and basic tactical drills at the building for about two to three hours throughout the building. Custodians will rope off any areas of the buildings that are not accessible or have events/practices going on.

The NCSO will then come to the Middle/High School Campus around 11:00 a.m, where they will be conducting some 'Active Shooter' drills/trainings at the Middle School. They will utilize soft "soap" rounds in these trainings throughout the building. They will then proceed over to the High School to practice these same sort of drills. They are expected to be in the District all day, finishing up on the High School campus by approximately 2:00 p.m.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

As always, I hope that you will make an effort to reach out and visit when you see me around the schools and town

Friday, July 13, 2018

Another Gasport gas study is out

Another study regarding naturally-occurring gas seeps is out. This is related to samples a scientist from Indiana University took at Gasport and other places last summer.

The abstract can be read here (the full report requires a paid subscription):

The supporting documents can be read here:

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Stop whining about July 3rd fireworks

Some people across social media have angrily criticized the organizers of the Independence Day festivities for choosing July 3rd to run the event.

Just stop.

Those folks are running an event out of the kindness of the hearts. This is not a government-run celebration as you would see in the local cities. The folks running the Hartland event are volunteers who are making it work -- and work well -- with their time, energy and monetary donations and the donations of others.

They are doing it for YOU and your kids. They aren't doing it for glory. Appreciate that someone is giving up hours, days and dollars to celebrate America and make Hartland and Royalton a little special for the holiday.

It's pretty awesome that someone would do that.

Look around...other fireworks displays were on the 3rd...Olcott and Lockport are prime examples.

And, remember, those volunteers are working people who had to go back to work on the 5th. Business schedules are a little off this week with the fourth falling at mid-week. It would be tough going back to work after a long day running around, setting things up for a community-wide the oppressive heat no less.

So, I extend a hearty THANK YOU to those volunteers and donors. THANK YOU for continuing to show why Gasport is an AWESOME place to live.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Bad Ash BBQ closing Gasport restaurant

This was posted on Bad Ash's Facebook page...

I've been trying to figure out a way to say this there is no easy way bad ash BBQ will be closed due to relocating to Olcott Beach Gasport was one hell of a ride I gave it my all But as time goes on I have to do what I feel in my gut and whats best for my family I'm sorry for the locals that came in all the time I made a lot of great friends but with that being said I'm not closing bad ash BBQ for good I'm just relocating 2 Olcott to where I have many different opportunities for me and my family Thanks for Everything Gasport and the New Journey will begin we will be opening the bad ash bbq restaurant and bar in Olcott July 3rd hope to see all my old and new bad ash family again soon!!!! Plus ill have the bad ash bbq trailer in gasport port again soon so u can get your fix please share to get the word out

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Erie Canal Derby begins Wednesday

The 28th annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby begins Wednesday. It's the first without its founder, the lovable Steve Harrington who passed away last November. His family is keeping the dream alive.Take part in this family-friendly event that highlights a awesome public resource: