Daily Archives: January 23, 2014

Central Adirondack Assoc. gathers for annual meeting

The Central Adirondack Association (CAA) held its annual meeting at The Old Mill restaurant on Wednesday, January 22, offering members and guests an opportunity to enjoy appetizers and refreshments while discussing business in a casual, social setting.

Laurie Barkauskas, CAA event coordinator, delivered an overview of events sponsored by the CAA in 2013, and ideas for future events were welcomed.

Elections for the organization were not held this year as the slate of officers are entering the second of their two-year terms.

Current officers are Kelly Noonan-Greene, president; Nick Bankert, 1st vice-president; Gary Staab, 2nd vice-president; Chip Kiefer, treasurer; and Deb Carhart, secretary.

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Forestport Chamber of Commerce schedules first meeting for Jan. 28

The newly formed Forestport Chamber of Commerce will be holding an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 28, so interested community members can learn about the organization’s mission and meet the founding board members.

Attendees will also be able to meet with other local business owners for general and business related conversation.

Light refreshments will be available.

The meeting will take place at the Buffalo Head Restaurant starting at 6 p.m., and anyone interested is welcome to attend.

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September primaries could end soon in N.Y., as bill passes state assembly

In a move that would purportedly save state and local governments, as well as taxpayers, about $50 million, the New York State Assembly passed legislation on January 13 to establish the fourth Tuesday in June as New York’s Primary Day for both federal and state offices.

New York’s primary has been held on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in September, although prior to 1974 primary elections were held in June.

After the 2009 MOVE Act was enacted, New York’s primary was not in compliance with federal law because it was too close to the deadline for transmitting military and overseas absentee ballots, 45 days prior to a general federal election.  Continue reading

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In the report of Town of Webb board activity that appeared on Page 20 of last week’s Weekly Adirondack, paragraph 17 should have indicated that Council-woman Russell was in agreement with citizen Trimbach, that the current bridge situation on Route 28 is not ideal with regard to concurrent use by automobiles, snowmobiles and pedestrians.

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Eagle Bay Fire Department sponsoring February 15th benefit for Sid Payne III

The Eagle Bay Fire Department is sponsoring a benefit spaghetti dinner for member Sid Payne III, who was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident on the Big Moose Road on January 4th.

The fundraising event will be held Saturday, February 15 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the department’s fire hall on Route 28.

The cost of the dinner is $10 per person and includes spaghetti, meatballs, sausage and salad. Take-outs will be available.

There will also be a 50/50 Raffle and a raffle for a Basket of Cheer.

Proceeds will assist with Payne’s medical expenses, including those relating to surgeries, hospitalization, and physical therapy.

Those unable to attend can send a donation to: Benefit for Sid Payne III, P.O. Box 102, Eagle Bay, NY 13331.

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