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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Verratti Farms vehicle vandalized
A vehicle owned by verratti Farms was vandalized to the tune of $12,000
Monday, June 28, 2021
If running the track at Roy-Hart is how you get your exercise...the track is closed for resurfacing until August.
Royalton garage fire
On June 27th, 2021 at 1838 Hours, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received several 911 calls reporting a possible shed fire on Lincoln Avenue in the Town of Royalton. A responding Fire Chief confirmed the 30 feet by 50 feet detached garage containing a full gym was fully involved. The fire was subsequently extinguished by members of the responding fire companies. The garage and contents are estimated to be a total loss and a 1941 Oldsmobile suffered extensive damage. No injuries were reported. Investigation into the cause of the fire is being conducted by the Niagara County Origin and Cause Team
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Roy-Hart baseball to play in B2 final
This is shaping up to be a classic game and a memorable one for the young men: Roy-Hart takes on neighboring Medina this Saturday in the B2 championship game. Imagine playing this game and then hurrying to your graduation! https://orleanshub.com/roy-hart-ousts-cleve-hill-to-gain-b2-final/
Update on solar moratorium
The Lockport town board advanced a proposed six-month moratorium on large solar energy projects. The moratorium now excludes the Slayton Settlement Road solar project
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Mr. Porter has passed away
Monday, June 21, 2021
Gasport Fly-In Breakfast
Thank you to Jesse Bieber for sharing this news on the Memories of Royalton, Gasport and Middleport Facebook page.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Maggie's Kitchen closing
My heart goes out to Billy & Mary Anne.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Becker to lead FFA
Roy-Hart sophomore Lorna Becker is set to lead NY FFA's District 9:
Monday, June 14, 2021
Port's changes hands
From Port's Pizza's Facebook page..
Thank you all!
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Newroyal helps with Veggie Van
Gasport's Newroyal Orchards has teamed up with CCE Niagara to fight hunger with the Veggie Van:
Solar debate continues
The Slayton Settlement Road solar project was front and center at last night's Lockport board meeting:
Perkins dominates in softball
In nine starts, Roy-Hart's superstar student-athlete Reanna Perkins has 110 strikeouts — a 12.2 per game average — and she entered Tuesday's action with a .891 ERA (she's pretty darn good with the bat, too)
Deer season changes proposed
The DEC has proposed some changes for deer hunting, among them:
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Hearing on deer hunting age
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Hartland summer rec update
Masks at Roy-Hart
Per the Governor’s comments this afternoon, it appears that as a result of conversations with the CDC, only the mandate to wear masks outdoors will be lifted. All other requirements for schools will remain in place, including wearing masks indoors except during mask breaks and when eating.
As this situation develops, we will keep the entire school community posted with any change in guidance. Effective immediately students and staff do not need to wear masks outdoors during any type of activity/event.
We appreciate your continued patience.
Dr. Hank Stopinski
Monday, June 7, 2021
Addressing concerns with the sewer bill
and businesses within the sewer district located in the hamlet of
Gasport have inquired about the circumstances that led to the sewer
surcharge on their latest water bill. They've also asked how long it
will last. Royalton town supervisor Daniel Bragg provides the answers
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Masks still up
From the Roy-Hart website...
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Sewer shocker in Royalton
noticed on Facebook, and have been contacted by, Royalton residents who
are shocked by their sewer bills. This goes back to a 2017 letter the
town sent homeowners and businesses in the affected district regarding
sewer upgrades. I have reached out to the town to provide a narrative
that I will share here indicating the why/what of the projects, the
total cost, and cost to households.
Lockport solar moratorium is a confusing issue
Friday, June 4, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Labor dispute at Absolut Gasport
Absolut of Gasport posted the following on their Facebook page:
We also want to be transparent about these management-union negotiations. We met twice in May with representatives of the union, 1199SEIU, and also yesterday. We have great respect for the hard-working, front-line employees. RCA demonstrated this throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by being among the first health-care companies in the state to create a $5-an-hour bonus for our employees working in a COVID area. That consideration is emblematic of our approach to the negotiations.
Since RCA took over Absolut’s operations in March 2020, we:
In the last year, RCA established 3 other contracts with 1199SEIU locals at 4 facilities in WNY and 1 in Painted Post. The employees ratified the contracts, which will pay the CNAs $14.35 an hour. At the negotiating table, RCA offered our Gasport CNAs $14.45 an hour and $14.50 an hour for cooks.”
• longevity bonuses up to $600/person after contract ratification
We expect to agree to a fair and acceptable contract that enhances employees’ salaries and benefits. Thank you.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
JUly 4 fireworks canceled
From the Independence Day committee...
After lengthy consideration, the Independence Day Committee, in conjunction with the Hartland Town Board, has decided to forgo the 2021 fireworks celebration in the Hartland Town Park to ensure the continued health and safety of our community. The committee will continue its fundraising efforts to ensure that our next fireworks display will be spectacular. We hope everyone has a happy and healthy summer, and we look forward to seeing you all in 2022. Please follow our Facebook page for upcoming events.