Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Solar project update

Here's the US&J's update on the proposed solar project in Gasport

Monday, July 27, 2020

Christmas Cupboard

The Christmas Cupboard has been canceled for 2020 due to Covid concerns. 

Superintendent's update on reopening plan

From the Superintendent's Desk

Dear Resident,

As you may be aware, on Friday, July 31 we will be submitting our reopening plan to the New York State Department of Education. Our plan will be posted on the District website and the process of implementing the plan will begin immediately. The plan is comprehensive and includes subsections such as health and safety, facilities, transportation, student nutrition, social and emotional well being, teaching, learning and more. Whether it be in-person instruction, remote learning or a blended learning situation our schools will be ready to provide a quality program of studies for our students.

It is important to note that our desire to reopen our schools with a full set of opportunities for our students hinges on any future Governor’s Executive Order(s) and regional Department of Health guidance. Our priority is to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff.

I strongly encourage the entire community to remain vigilant in their use of personal protections -- wash your hands often, wear a face covering, maintain physical distancing and avoid close groups of people. I request that parents continue to have your children wear face masks as much as possible as we approach the new school year. Regardless of the delivery model, we will be required to have all students wear masks on the school bus and when social distancing is not practicable. The more practice our children have, especially our preschool and kindergartners, the easier it will be to transition back into school.

These are challenging times for each of us. Together we will beat COVID-19. As always, I hope that you will make an effort to reach out directly or follow me on Twitter @DrStopinski


Dr. Hank Stopinski
Superintendent of Schools

Friday, July 24, 2020

Shop at Standish-Jones

Want to do some impactful shopping next week? Shop at Standish Jones. Not only will you support the local hardware store but you'll also support Childrens' Miracle Network Hospitals 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

State says no to extending Canal season


Chicken BBQ

Yesterday, Arnie Wolfe -- a member of the church council at Solid Rock -- was a guest on WLVL's morning show talking about this weekend's chicken barbecue and where the proceeds will be going. You can listen to the interview here: https://wlvl.com/podcasts/wake-up-niagara?play_file=93547

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Return to school survey

From the Royalton-Hartland Superintendent's Desk

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Over the last few days, the District has received further information and guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, the New York State Department of Education and the New York State Department of Health in regard to their expectations as to when and under what circumstances we can reopen our schools. We expect to submit our detailed reopening plan to the Department of Education, and will share with our school community, before the July 31 deadline. Prior to August 7, Governor Cuomo will determine, based on specific community health metrics, whether we can reopen our schools in September and under what model. The Department of Health will continue to monitor these health metrics on a weekly basis throughout August and throughout the school year in the event we need to quickly adjust our instructional model.

We have developed a survey with some very time sensitive information that we need as we begin preparing for the reopening of our schools. I ask that you please complete the Family Information Survey as soon as you can. The survey has also been mailed to all households, however, we strongly encourage you to complete it online if possible.

These are challenging times for each of us. I strongly encourage the entire community to remain vigilant in their use of personal protections -- wash your hands often, wear a face covering, maintain physical distancing and avoid close groups of people. Together we will beat COVID-19.

Dr. Hank Stopinski
Superintendent of Schools

Here's the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/186szVXdCZLoLgMglvOaNayQeogtzOUBrELIr3Gix5Nw/edit

Chicken BBQ

Monday, July 13, 2020

Reopening survey

600 members of the Roy-Hart school community recently took part in a survey about their needs, wants, and expectations for the fall. Here are the results: https://www.royhart.org/cms/lib/NY01913927/Centricity/ModuleInstance/16/Survey%20Results_%20For%20Public.pdf

New tennis courts

The Rams tennis teams will have new courts to play on:


Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hartland splash pad to open


The Town of Hartland Splash Pad will open tomorrow @ 12:30 pm. Days and hours of operation at this time will be Wednesday - Sunday from 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Covid-19 Regulations will be enforced and the Splash Pad will be monitored with an attendant at all times. This is not a Recreation program. Parents must remain at the pad with their children. Everyone will be asked to sign in and give a contact phone number. There will be NO Parking at the Splash Pad or in the Fire Hall lot.

Please park in the Main Park Parking lot and walk to the Splash Pad.

Social Distancing will be enforced and monitored. If unable to Social Distance we ask that those outside of the Splash Pad wear a mask.

Restrooms are available as will be Hand Sanitizer.

We will be sanitizing the Splash Pad regularly so please bare with us so we may keep everyone safe.

If you have questions, Please call 257-8110 and leave a message or message this post.

Thank you all for your cooperation and Happy Splashing!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020


Chapman's market will be opening soon under new ownership.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

WiFi in Hartland

RTO Wireless has just installed a free wi-fi hot spot at the Town Highway garage at 8940 Ridge Rd! Residents without internet access at home can now stop near the Town buildings on Ridge Road to use the free wi-fi! Just connect your devices to "Hartland Hotspot" and surf away! Many thanks to a partnership between Niagara-Orleans Regional Alliance (NORA) and RTO Wireless for making this possible. Watch for an official press release in the coming weeks!

The history of the restaurant

With Greek Cuisine moving into the restaurant on Ridge Road I was pondering the history of that location. It's been home to:

Route 104
Cup & Saucer

Greek Cuisine opens July 13th

Cup and Saucer on Route 104 closed during the state's Covid shutdown. The property was sold and the new owners will be opening very soon...July 13th. Be sure to like Greek Cuisine on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Greekcuisine7790/