Monthly Archives: December 2013

Former Old Forge resident Ola Chase Austin, 89, passes away

Ola Helen Chase Austin of Gales Ferry, CT, formerly of Old Forge, died October 18, 2013 following a long illness.

Born July 11, 1924 in Utica, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Ola Denio Chase. She married Ralph Austin of Old Forge in 1944.

She was a 1942 graduate of the Town of Webb Schools and received her RN from Memorial Hospital of Utica in 1945. Mrs. Austin worked for the Veterans Administration Hospitals and The Visiting Nurse Association before retiring in 1984. Continue reading

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Town of Webb Board of Education holds final 2013 meeting

The Town of Webb UFSD Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday, December 17, where it took the following actions. The following summary does not represent approved minutes of the board.

Approved the Minutes of December 3, 2013 meeting.

Approved the Warrants and Claims.

Approved the Treasurer’s Report for November 2013.

Approved the appointment of Substitute Teacher and Teacher Aide: William Brosemer

Appointed the following as 2013-2014 winter sport coaches: Boys’ Modified Basketball – Thomas Greco; Volunteer to Assist Alpine Ski Coach – Terry Murray

Approved the Committee on Special Education Recom-mendations.

Appointed members to the Board of Voter Registration for 2013–2014 school year: Midge Daiker, Sue Russell, Marion Gibson

Declare surplus the Cleveland 2-door steamer.

Approved the Education Course Credit Requests as submitted by Robert Fountain “School Law for Educators” and “School Finance for Educators”. Continue reading

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Military failing to capitalize on nation’s most valuable resources

To all of my senior veteran brothers:

Someone sent me this and I just had to share it with all you “OLD GUYS.”

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists as you can’t be older than 42 to join the military.

They’ve got the whole thing bassackwards. Instead of sending 18-year-olds off to fight, they ought to send us OLD GUYS. You shouldn’t be able to join the military until you are at least 35.  Continue reading

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Post Office sets holiday hours

The Old Forge Post Office will be open until noon on Christmas eve, Tuesday, December 24 and will be open for its regular hours of operation on Thursday, December 26th. It will be closed, Wednesday, January 1st.

The Post Office staff wishes all its patrons a happy holiday season.

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