Thursday, April 29, 2021

Clean Up Gasport

The Gasport Beautification Committee's annual Clean up Gasport event is this Saturday, May 1st. Any interested volunteers should meet at Zion Lutheran Church at 9 am for distribution of bags and gloves and assignment of areas to clean up. This can count as service hours for school and other organizations. Thank you to all who help the GBC get the hamlet clean.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

8-man football

Filling football rosters has been so difficult that Roy-Hart joined with 2 other schools (Barker, Lyndonville) to make a squad playing 8-man football. The Lockport paper looks at the first season of this:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Roy-Hart junior class fundraiser


Spaghetti dinner at Solid Rock

Solid Rock Church at 8590 Rochester Rd. Gasport is holding its monthly takeout spaghetti dinner today -- Tuesday, April 20 -- from 4 until 7. Benefits the 2021 Salt & Light Festival. Cost is a donation amount of your choosing. Dinner includes: Spaghetti & Meatballs/Sausage, salad with dressing, roll/bread & butter, dessert.

Gasport food pantry April distribution

EDF mailer and virtual meetings

Here is the updated postcard from EDF Renewables regarding the Ridge View solar project proposed for Hartland. There is a revision to the day/time of the virtual meetings that will provide updates and address concerns.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Vaccines available in Medina

Orleans Community Health would like Gasport area residents to know they have openings for first dose Moderna vaccines during their clinic at the Medina hospital on 4/20/21 from 1pm to 6pm for those 18 years old and older. Sign-up here:

Alayna Trautman featured in news

The Lockport US&J looks at Roy-Hart student Alayna Trautman who will be attending Alfred State College in the fall, studying in her chosen field of construction management:

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Solar project notice

Residents of the immediate area of a proposed solar project on Slayton Settlement and Day Roads (town of Lockport; Roy-Hart school district) have been receiving copies of this document in recent days in their mail boxes or paper boxes. 




Gun rights proposals

This week, both candidates for the Niagara County legislative district that serves Royalton and Hartland introduced gun rights plans.

Incumbent Mike Hill proposed a resolution to create a Gun Owner’s Rights Advisory Panel:

Derek Caldwell is pitching a case for the county to sue in pursuit of having portions of the New York SAFE Act overturned:

Underage driver takes out power poles in Gasport

Here's the story behind this past weekend's accident and power outage in Gasport:

7th and 8th graders to see a 4-day week soon

Seventh- and eighth-grade students in the Royalton-Hartland district will be going to school four days a week starting April 26, superintendent Hank Stopinski confirmed on Wednesday.


Brent Industries looking at $12.6 million expansion

Roy-Hart music program honored

The Royalton-Hartland school district has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Erie Canal Derby won't be held in 2021

Covid uncertainty and the potential for another state-ordered shutdown have forced Erie Canal fishing derby organizers to postpone the popular local summer event for a second straight year.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Covid testing available

From the Superintendent's Desk

Roy-Hart Community,

In an effort to continue to provide peace of mind and safety in our local schools and community, the District has teamed up with Niagara County Department of Health to provide free rapid COVID-19 testing on Sunday April 11 to residents. The Niagara County Department of Health wants to offer the community an opportunity to give themselves the peace of mind before sending their kids back to school or stepping back into their workplace after going on spring break. They have a limited number of spots available for pre-registration on Sunday (4/11) between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. the pre-registration link can be found here ( and a registration “Fillable Paperwork” here (

Please see the attached Updated Interim Travel Advisory ( for quarantine restrictions for travelers arriving in New York State following out-of-state travel. This guidance includes the following updates:
Quarantine and testing are no longer required for asymptomatic domestic travelers as of April 1, 2021
Quarantine, consistent with the CDC recommendations for international travel, is still recommended for domestic travelers who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 during the previous 3 months
Restrictions on international travel are established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
NYS Travel Form must continue to be filled out by all travelers

As always, please continue the use of masks, physical distancing and handwashing. Together, we can keep our schools open and continue to provide the instruction and services needed by our students.


Dr. Hank Stopinski

Superintendent of Schools


Hartland candidates kept off primary ballots

My mother Cheryl Confer and another candidate Margaret Zaepfel have been kept off the ballot in Hartland due to a ruling by the Niagara County Board of Elections: