Disease could devastate herds, result in severe economic harm to sport industry, says agency
Emergency regulations have been announced that would prohibit the importation of deer into the state, that may be susceptible to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
The announcement was made Tuesday by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
The DEC cited the need to protect the state’s deer population, which is critical to a balanced ecosystem and state economy.
The recreational activity of hundreds of thousands of sportsmen and women contribute some $780 million in economic impact statewide, according to DEC. Continue reading
Old Forge Ballet Co. students Kerissa Dunn and Alison Russell have been selected for the role of Clara in the company’s production of the Nutcracker ballet that will be performed at the Strand Theatre in Old Forge on Saturday, December 7th.
Alison Russell, left, and Kerissa Dunn. Photo by Gina Greco
Eight-year-old Kerissa will portray Clara in the 2 p.m. narrated matinee and Alison, 10, will dance the role at the 7 p.m. performance.
This will be Kerissa’s fifth performance of the ballet.
A third grade student at the Town of Webb School, she enjoys sports as well as ballet.
She has danced many roles in the Nutcracker since beginning her ballet training at the age of three. Continue reading
Town of Webb Super-visor Ted Riehle and the Town of Webb Town Board invites the public to a dual ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, November 5 to commemorate the official completion of the TOBIE trail.
The TOBIE pedestrian bridge at Thendara will have an official opening on Tuesday, November 5. Photo by Gina Greco
The first ribbon will be cut at the Hemlock Rd. side of the new pedestrian bridge in Thendara at 1 p.m. with the second gathering held at the new welcome center in Eagle Bay at 2 p.m. where the second ribbon will be cut, officially joining all sections of the trail.
Upwards of 70 individuals have been involved in the trail coming to fruition, from the original visioning group to interested residents to local, county and state elected officials.
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comment for recently proposed Agency guidance for the use of the aquatic herbicides Renovate® and Renovate® OTF to manage the aquatic invasive plant Eurasian watermilfoil.
The comment period will run through November 7, 2013.
The purpose of the guidance is to provide clear direction to involved parties on the use of these herbicides.
It would be required that non-chemical treatments, such as hand harvesting and use of benthic barriers, be employed before resorting to chemical herbicides. Continue reading
The annual Consignment Sale to benefit the Polar Bear Ski Club will be held Saturday, November 2 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McCauley Chalet.
All winter sporting items including clothing, nordic and alpine ski equipment, boots, outerwear, and ice skates can be dropped off for the sale at the chalet from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 1, or from 8 to 9 a.m. the day of the sale. According to event co-organizer Andrea Hollister, nordic ski gear is in demand.
Twenty percent of all goods sold will benefit the Polar Bears.
Seven Town of Webb School vocal and instrumental students have been selected to participate in the Jefferson-Lewis Counties Music Teacher Association’s Fall Festival that will be held at Belleville Henderson Central School District on Saturday, November 2nd.
Music Students… Front row, Ryan Johnston, Macgregor Ritz-Kenny and Vincent Slone. Back, Melissa Murphy, Vicky Franco, Allyson Cooper and Olivia Phaneuf. Photo by Gina Greco
Performing with the Senior High Chorus will be Allyson Cooper, Vicky Franco, Melissa Murphy and Olivia Phaneuf, all students of Webb vocal instructor Valerie Gaudin.
The chorus will be under the direction of Colin Keating, guest conductor from the Baldwinsville School District.
Macgregor Ritz-Kenny, Ryan Johnston and Vincent Slone, students of Webb instrumental teacher Emily Herrmann, will be performing with the Junior High Band under the direction of Brian Scherer, a former band director at General Brown Central School who currently plays the saxophone professionally in the Syracuse area. The concert is open to the public and begins at 2 p.m. Admission is $2.
Last day for leaf pick-up in the Town of Webb will be Friday, November 8, weather permitting. Highway Superintendent Casey Crofut asks that residents rake leaves to the curb and be careful not to cover any drainage ditches. Leaves should be unbagged and free of rocks, sticks, and debris.