Daily Archives: September 6, 2012

Town of Inlet adding infrastructure

Construction begins on wastewater treatment plant, collection System; benefit expected for local environment and economy

State, federal agencies assist town with $4.1 million project

Inlet Supervisor John Frey, fifth from left, breaks ground with visiting officials to commemorate the start of the town’s wastewater collection and processing project.

The Town of Inlet broke ground for the construction of its long-anticipated $4.1 million wastewater treatment plant and collection system on Wednesday, September 5.

The new system is designed to protect the environment and permit commercial development in Inlet, a popular tourist destination.

Local business leaders, along with environmental advocates for the Adirondacks, attended the groundbreaking at Arrowhead Park.

Also participating were officials from the Town of Inlet, Hamilton County, the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp., the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Rural Development Office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The project is being financed with a $1.734 million grant from the New York State Environ-mental Facilities Corp. (EFC) and a $1.788 million Rural Development grant from the USDA.

The project which had been well along in the planning stage, was put in jeopardy last year when construction bids came in far above anticipated figures. Continue reading

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An update from President Hazel Dellavia: Health Center Fund adapting to local changes in health environment

With contract details solidifying between St. Elizabeth Medical Center and the Town of Webb, regarding the providing of local health care services, the board of the Town of Webb Health Center Fund has been discussing its role, which is certain to change with the new arrangement.

Following is a report from Hazel Dellavia, president of the Health Center Fund, where she discusses the history and mission of the organization, as well as changes planned for continuing its support local health care.

What is the Town of Webb Health Center Fund, Inc. and what does it do?

Statement of Purpose: The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, philanthropic, welfare and educational purposes, through the making of grants or otherwise extending financial assistance and support for the accomplishment of the following objectives which objectives are stated in the Certificate of Incorporation as follows: Continue reading

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View to host Adirondack North Country Assoc.’s Annual Meeting on Sept. 27th

The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), an organization that partners with local governments, small businesses, non-profits, and universities, has announced that it will be holding its 57th Annual Meeting at View in Old Forge.

It is scheduled for Thursday, September 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

“We want to thank View for partnering with ANCA for this year’s Annual Meeting,” said Kate Fish, ANCA’s executive director, complimenting the new multi-arts center on its beauty and green design.

This year’s forum will focus on economic development activity in the Mohawk Valley and ANCA’s Central Region. Continue reading

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LETTER to Editor: Some suggestions for future triathlon events

Dear Editor:

I wish to congratulate the organizers and volunteers who recently put on the Old Forge Triathlon. It began and ended without a hitch with many successful participants and no reported accidents. All participants seemed to be well aware of the rules and the pattern of operation and eagerly transitioned to each of the next phases of the event.

However, I do need to add an observation and some facts that really should be addressed for the next annual event.

If you were one of the many folks watching the race from the parking lot across from Dan’s Market, then you can attest to the near-fatal incident that occurred as the bikers were coming through the village.

Inlet had warning cones and noticeable volunteers in bright lime-green shirts directing the bikers as they came into town and had to make the right hand turn to start down South Shore Road.

On-lookers were aware that some event was taking place and heartily cheered as the racers went by. Visibility was the key word. Continue reading

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Card of Thanks

 I would like to thank the Ruth E. Noonan Scholarship Committee, the Community Scholarship Fund for the Samuel F. Garmon Award, The National Honor Society, and the Town of Webb Health Center Scholarship Committee for selecting me as their recipient for each of their scholarships.

These awards are appreciated and will be very helpful towards my college education. I have enjoyed every moment of growing up in this community and I’m so very thankful to be able to call it home.


McKenzie LiddleOld Forge 

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Otter Lake Fire Department draws $2 truck winner in Labor Day raffle

Renita Smith of Forestport takes the keys to her new truck prize.

The Otter Lake Fire Department celebrated Labor Day with a Steak Bake and the 28th Annual Truck Raffle on Sunday, September 2.

The winner of the truck winner was Renita Smith of Forestport.

Tom Holt of Whitesboro won the $200 prize, and Carol Miske of Eagle Bay won $100.

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Letter to The Editor: Dear Labor Day Ne’er do well

Dear Labor Day Weekend Thief,

Thanks for choosing Old Forge, our home, for your vacation destination. I’ve no doubt you’re long gone by now, but the anger you have caused is not!!

That carved bear you stole off of our front porch…Enjoy Him!

Ever since my daughter was five years old, she and I had a game with him. I always turned his sign to the side that says “Go Away” and she would sneak and spin it to “Welcome” every chance she got.

This went on for five years and he as enjoyed by many, and starred in photos with many, but taken by none. That is until the likes of you came along.

I hope our town really rolled out that red carpet for you since you taught a ten year old that mom’s side of the sign was indeed correct after all. Thanks so much.

After five years of him there- our porch certainly seems bare, but I’m betting he looks just super in front of that trailer of yours!


Shelly Madsen, Old Forge

P.S. I have a strict disregard for that “please return and no questions asked” policy. The damage has been done so just live with yourself. 

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