Thursday, May 27, 2021

Those who gave all


The Town of Hartland takes this opportunity to honor and remember our military service members that paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live free. Please take time this Memorial Day to remember and give thanks. We honor the residents from the Town of Hartland that did not return home.

Civil War

Capt. Benjamin Foote, Company E 8th Cavalry killed during the battle of Brandy Station June 9th, 1863
Lt. Carlos S. Smith, Company E 8th NY Cavalry killed at broad Run Virginia During the Bristoe Virginia Campaign October 14th, 1863
Samuel Nichols
William Nichols
Served together in the 24th NY Independent Battery
They were captured and spent time in a southern prisoner of war camp.
Their headstone reads “A victim to rebel starvation”

World War I

Charles Harrington Killed at Ponteaux Landis, France January 1, 1919

World War II

1950 seven ft. tall granite markers are inscribed with the names of Hartland Residents Killed in WWII

Ralph V. Buffham William Ellis
Henry Glaser Alfred Kuzynski
Merrill T. McDaris Glen M. Mudge
Charles C. Patszalek Leo Patszalek
Charles A. Peters Edward A. Peterson
Howard A. Shepard John R. Silsby
Gerald L. Swift

Please remember the individuals from Hartland that paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Hartland Hometown Heroes banners are going up

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Summer recreation in Hartland

The town of Hartland will be hosting a summer recreation program this year...for town residents.

The application can be downloaded here:

Mail the completed document to:

Hartland Recreation
Town of Hartland
8942 Ridge Rd
Gasport NY 14067

Update from Dinger Nation

The sports performance facility coming to Gasport has this update:

"Wanted to give a update as we have been getting a lot of questions about opening. As you can see things are moving along slower than we planned. No fault to anybody it's just the nature of what is going on in today's world. A few big items need to happen before we can move in. A completely new engineered roof must be installed. Once that is complete the build out can be completed for the gym.

All the gym equipment, batting cages, turf and miscellaneous items have been purchased and ready to go!
We are very humbled by the very large amount of interest the community has shown in this business and can't wait to get going! We will continue to update as we move along."

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Canal opens for the season

 The Canal Corporation reports that all locks and lift bridges will begin operating at 7:00 am Friday, May 21, 2021; however, mariners are advised that due to maintenance and construction activities, the Erie Canal between Spencerport and Holley will remain closed until further notice. Updates will be provided as the work progresses.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

School budget results



Proposition 1 (2021-2022 Budget) Passed
Yes 166
No 51

Proposition 2 (Use of Reserve for New Plow Truck) Passed
Yes 181
No 36

Proposition 3 (Establish Capital Reserve) Passed
Yes 166
No 51

Board Members (2)
Dave Huntington 142 votes
Jason Wilhelm 176
Write Ins 39

Monday, May 10, 2021

EDF Renewables landowners video

EDF Renewables has released a video featuring testimonials from landowners who have signed on with the Ridge View solar project in the town of Hartland:

Gasport accident

Local fire companies are responding to an accident at 7972 Chestnut Ridge Rd. in Gasport which is near the intersection with Gasport Road. It's a two-car accident with one car into a house.

Info on school budget

Here is Roy-Hart's newsletter along with analysis of the school budget and propositions set for vote on the 18th


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Renewable Properties addresses concerns

On May 7th, Renewable Properties submitted the following document to the town of Lockport Planning Board to address recurring questions and concerns regarding the Slayton Settlement solar project:

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Maggie's cuts back

WKBW reported on Maggie's Kitchen dramatically cutting back on hours because they can't get help due to pandemic relief packages:

Thursday, May 6, 2021

SkillsUSA victories


Eight Orleans/Niagara BOCES students -- 5 from Roy-Hart! -- medaled at the New York State SkillsUSA Competition. Congratulations go to:

1st Place – Rebecca Berner (Royalton-Hartland) for Health Occupations Portfolio (OCTEC/Allied Health)

1st Place – Mackenzie Clogston (Newfane) for Basic Health Care (OCTEC/Health Occupations Technician)

1st Place – Maddie Gancasz (Barker) for Early Childhood Education (OCTEC/Early Childhood Education)

1st Place – Teddy Wojciechowski (Royalton-Hartland) for Technical Drafting (OCTEC/Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Program)

1st Place – Brendan Zimmerman (Lewiston-Porter) for Welding (NCTEC/Welding)

2nd Place – Hanna Willard (Royalton-Hartland) for Cosmetology Senior (OCTEC/Cosmetology Program)

2nd Place – Zach Duewiger (Royalton-Hartland) for CNC Milling (OCTEC/Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Program)

3rd Place - Shelby Wolf (Royalton-Hartland) for Job Interview (OCTEC/Allied Health Program)

The contests were conducted virtually this year because of the pandemic from the Orleans (OCTEC) and Niagara (NCTEC) Career and Technical Education Centers. The purpose of the competitions are to evaluate contestants’ knowledge and skills and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. First place students will be moving on to the National SkillsUSA competition virtually at the end of June.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

PORC to hold rally


Slayton Solar data room


Renewable Properties has set up a “data room” so the public can access materials, reports, and studies related to the Slayton Settlement solar project. The website is here:

Slayton Solar meeting

Renewable Properties will be hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, May 12th at 6pm at the Wrights Corner Fire Company (4043 Lake Avenue, Lockport) so that neighbors and interested members of the public can get to know Renewable Properties and the Slayton Settlement Road Solar project better.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Slayton Solar news articles

Solar farm draws ire from neighbors:

Town residents state their case against:

Renewable Properties addresses concerns:

Property owner addresses project:

Slayton Settlement Solar

 Here is a document from Renewable Properties detailing the Slayton Settlement solar project. The original document is a PDF that has active hyperlinks in it that will take you to the websites they reference. If you'd like that PDF, send an message to the Gasport page and I will email you back with the attachment.