Daily Archives: November 8, 2012

Town of Webb board adopts final 2013 operating budget

The Town of Webb Board held a public hearing on Tuesday, November 6, to discuss the Preliminary Budget for 2013 in the Town of Webb.

Following the hearing, the board voted unanimously to adopt the document as the Town’s Final Budget for 2013.

The total revenue for 2012 is projected to be $5,582,906, an increase of $218,323 over last year’s budget.

The General Fund allocation for 2013 is $7,928,622. That amount is up from $6,682,906 in 2012 for an increase of $1,245,716.

Offsetting those allocations are estimated revenues of $3,904,005. Those revenues are up from $2,870,859 in 2012. Also offsetting is $1,310,500 in unexpended balance from 2012, which is being applied.

That amount is being increased by $210,500 from 2012.

That makes the General Fund amount to be raised by taxes $2,714,117 in 2013.

Total Highway Allocations are $915,452 before applying estimated revenues of $225,700 and unexpended balance of $80,000.

That makes the Highway amount raised by taxes $607,752.

The total amount to be raised by taxes is $3,323,869 for both General and Highway. Continue reading

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Dr. Thomas Socash to return as physician at Webb Health Care Center

The transition of the Town of Webb Health Center from town sponsorship to that of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is expected to be complete within the first few weeks of the new year, according to St. Elizabeth’s Chief Operating Officer Robert Scholefield.

Scholefield said there are about ten to twelve weeks of construction remaining before the Health Department can inspect the building and clear it for operation.

At which point the health center will transition from town operations to medical center operations. Scholefield has also announced that Dr. Thomas Socash, who served as a physician at the former Town of Webb Health Center for 23 years, will be returning to the Town of Webb Health Care Center.

Dr. Socash announced his departure from the Health Center last spring to take a position at the new Veterans Administration Center in Saranac Lake

“Dr. Socash has agreed to become an employee of the medical center and he will be back at the health care center the beginning of January,” Scholefield said. Patients will be able to schedule appointments with Dr. Socash by calling the office, he said. Continue reading

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Shine a Light: Inlet vigil to honor lung cancer victims

In commemoration of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Inlet will join communities from throughout the United States in a Tuesday, November 13 remembrance vigil of those who have died of lung cancer.

The “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” vigil, led by Margaret O’Hara, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Inlet Town Hall. The short ceremony will include an opening prayer by Lorrie Skinner, a brief overview of advances in lung cancer treatment by Beverly Chambers Ischia, CNP, and the reading of a list of those lung cancer victims who have connections with local residents.

Glow sticks will be lit in the victims’ honor. Continue reading

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Herkimer County accepting senior citizen nominations

The Herkimer County Office for the Aging’s Advisory Council is seeking nominations for their two annual awards: Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution. Nominees must be Herkimer County residents at least 60 years of age and have a history of volunteer service to other senior citizens. All nominations must include the name, address, and age of the nominee, along with a brief narrative (less than 400 words) of the reasons why the person should receive the award. Anyone who has been nominated before but was not selected can be re-nominated. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Continue reading

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Adirondack Christmas on Main Street to offer two weekends of holiday fun

An Adirondack Christmas on Main Street, an annual event that traditionally kicks-off the area’s holiday season, will include so many exciting activities that its planning committee has announced the event will take place over two weekends this year.

The event will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 23, 24 and 25, and Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2.

Among the activities visitors and area residents will have the opportunity to enjoy are horse-drawn wagon rides, photo ops with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their reindeer, a visit to Candy Land, a light parade, tree lighting, train rides aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad’s Santa Express, and live holiday music. Continue reading

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Holiday hours set for DMV in Old Forge

The Old Forge Department of Motor Vehicles Satellite Office will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, November 12. The office will be open on Tuesday, November 13 for regular hours of 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The office will close for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

The office will also be closed Thanksgiving and the day after, Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23. It will be open instead on Monday and Tuesday, November 19 and 20 at the regular hours listed above.

The DMV Office is located at 183 Park Ave. and can be reached by calling (315) 369- 3301.

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Open Mic Night set Nov. 14 at Old Forge Library

Local writer and poet Michael Cunningham will emcee an Open Mic Night at the Old Forge Library on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.

Cunningham is an English teacher at Town of Webb School who has had his work published in Northern Logger and Adirondack Life magazines. A native of Louisiana, his latest work of fiction is set in New Orleans.

For planning purposes, anyone wishing to share their work can call the library at (315) 369-6008. The public is welcome to come and enjoy the program.

The event is co-sponsored by Adirondack Center for Writing, and similar programs are being planned for the future.

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