Chip and Katie Kiefer and Tim and Patty Foley, organizers of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Forge, are predicting the largest crowd ever for the Friday, March 14 event with the announcement that Eileen and Ron Hamlin of Remsen, parents of history-making Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin, have accepted their invitation to be this year’s parade marshals. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: February 2014
Webb supervisor pushes for repairs to Route 28
The winter has taken a toll on Route 28 between Old Forge and Eagle Bay in the Town of Webb, according to Supervisor Ted Riehle, who said he has received many complaint calls recently from local motorists.
The potholes and dips on some sections are such that they threaten safety and risk damaging vehicles, Riehle said.
“I’ve contacted both Senator Hugh Farley and Assemblyman Marc Butler, as well as New York State Department of Trans-portation’s [NYS DOT] Region 2 Director, Jack Williams,” he said. Continue reading
Hamilton Cnty Republicans reaffirm support for candidate Elise Stefanik
Republican committee members from around Hamilton County met Wednesday at Indian Lake and reaffirmed their January 9, 2014 vote to endorse Elise Stefanik of Willsboro as their choice for The United States’ House of Representatives in the 21st Congressional District.
“Today’s vote again makes it clear we believe Ms. Stefanik is best suited to represent us in Washington,” said Bill Osborne, GOP Chair for Hamilton County.
“The vote to endorse her was unanimous the first time and was unanimous again today. Nothing has happened in the interim to change any minds,” he said. Continue reading
Town of Webb: PARP program kicks off with Friday assembly
The theme of the annual Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program will be announced at a kick-off event at the Town of Webb School on Friday, February 28th.
The program, which is held in conjunction with the Old Forge Library, encourages parents to read with their children for at least 15 minutes daily. It runs through April 2nd.
The library will have a special collection of books for lending that are related to this year’s PARP theme. Continue reading
Assemblyman Butler hires staffer to serve northern constituents
Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C,I-Newport) announced Thursday that Nancy Martin of Waddington has joined his staff as his St. Lawrence County and North Country representative.
Martin will represent the assemblyman at local meetings and events, help arrange scheduling, handle constituent issues and advise Butler on the many issues facing the county. Continue reading
Barnstormer meeting set March 12th
The Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club will hold its annual dinner meeting—the final meeting of the year—at the Steak House in Thendara on Wednesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Anyone who has not yet made their reservations is asked to contact Barb Winslow at (315) 369-2241 no later than Wednesday, March 5 for reservations.
Webb recognized for diligence in municipal risk management
The Town of Webb received the New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal (NYMIR) Risk Management Award on Monday at the 2014 Annual Meeting and Training School of the New York State Association of Towns.
The award is given annually in recognition of a member municipality’s commitment to sound risk management, safety and training efforts.
The event was held at the New York Hilton in New York City, and Town of Webb Supervisor Ted Riehle was on hand to receive the award. Continue reading