Daily Archives: February 16, 2012

2012 Snowman by Doug Green

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Webb teams take Section III alpine championships

by Beth Tickner

SECTIONAL III TEAM CHAMPIONS, GIRLS AND BOYS ALPINE...Front row from left: McKenzie Liddle, Jessica Hannah, Danielle Gibbs, Mara Gaffney, Lexie Haehl, Adam Levi, John Gaffney, Daniel Heroux and Adam Winslow. Back: Coach Tom Down, Brianna Brownsell, Lauren Holt, Camry Liddle, Hunter Lawrence, Griffin Kleps, Corey Down and West Tickner. Not pictured but part of the team are Carter Lawrence, Cy Barkauskas, Connor Glasser, Ella Mitchell, Maggie Queen and MacKenzie Kelly. Photo by Beth Tickner

The Town of Webb School Alpine Varsity Ski Team headed to Tully for Sectional competition on Tuesday, February 14th, and the kids’ Valentine’s Day evening was spent racing Slalom down Song Mountain in mild temperatures, which made racing at night more bearable.

The events started with Girls’ Slalom where, in the first run, McKenzie Liddle placed 1st, Lauren Holt 6th, Jessica Hannah 8th, Camry Liddle 9th, Lexie Haehl 10th, Mara Gaffney 13th, Maggie Queen 17th, Brianna Brownsell 25th, and Ella Mitchell 28th. Unfortunately Danielle Gibbs fell causing a DNF (Did Not Finish).

For the second run once again McKenzie Liddle led the team by placing 1st, Lauren Holt 5th, Lexie Haehl 9th, Jessica Hannah 10th, Camry Liddle 11th, Mara Gaffney 13th, Danielle Gibbs 18th, Briana Brownsell 28th, Ella Mitchell 30th, and Maggie Queen who finished 38th in spite of a fall and injury.

These results were strong enough that the Town of Webb girls now lead the Section in first place against the Holland Patent, Manlius Pebble Hill, South Lewis and Lowville teams. Continue reading

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VIEW to host Chili Bowl Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 21

Fundraiser to receive second offering

View will present the 6th Annual Chili Bowl Luncheon on Tuesday, February 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The luncheon will include meat or vegetarian chili with  garlic bread, dessert, non alcoholic beverages and live background music.

Beer and wine will be served a la carte.

Chili will be served in handmade bowls created by regional and View potters. Continue reading

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Webb: Beaver River overland access request needs concrete proposal, residents’ backing

Scott Thompson of Beaver River addressed the Town of Webb Board at its Tuesday, February 14 meeting regarding  the possibility of building a new road in Beaver River, and to request that the town overturn Resolution 56, a five-year-old resolution which closed the discussion on overland access to Beaver River.

“We would like to request that the town board consider making a resolution saying Beaver River is untenable and needs some type of overland access,” Thompson said.

Currently, you can only gain access to Beaver River by boat and barge, snowmobile, on foot, or by using the old rail corridor, which Thompson described as “too difficult, too dangerous, and too expensive to maintain.”

Over the past few months, a survey was sent out to the 124 property owners in Beaver River asking their opinions on the matter. Continue reading

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Town adjusts rates and requirements for events at McCauley and pavilion

The Town of Webb Board discussed the current use fees of the McCauley Mountain Chalet and the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center at its regular monthly board meeting on Tuesday, February 14.

Following the discussion, Supervisor Ted Riehle made a motion to the board to standardize and streamline the usage fees for the two buildings.

The motion was seconded by J.B. Herron and passed unanimously by the board.

The final decision was that the rental fees of  both venues would be the same, and that non-profits and family events should not cost as much as a for-profit event. Continue reading

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McCauley set for Kandahar

The Kandahar Ski Race and Festival at McCauley Mountain is expected to bring over 200 skiers and their entourage of coaches, family and friends to the area over the weekend of February 24th to 26th.

A discussion on the event took place at the Town of Webb Board meeting on Tuesday, February 14, as McCauley prepares to host the iconic race for the first time.

“It’s going to be a huge event. And some, like the Polar Bear Ski Club, have things pretty well in hand,” said Councilwoman Mary Brophy-Moore. Continue reading

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Town of Webb trail system: Father of injured snowmobiler calls for better communications services

The father of a 16-year-old snowmobiler who was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident on Sunday, January 22, said he drove six hours from Long Island to address the Town of Webb Board at its monthly meeting on Tuesday the 14th.

Phil Fortuna said that when his son ran his sled into a tree near Rondaxe, he was frustrated at not being able to use his cell phone to contact help.

He was faced with the tough decision of staying to comfort his son, who was unresponsive, or leaving him to find help.

Fortuna said he mounted his sled and drove about a mile and a half before encountering a trail grooming vehicle. Continue reading

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