The Otter Lake and Old Forge Fire Departments will open their doors to area residents this weekend so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community as part of the fourth annual Recruit NY statewide initiative.
Over the last several years, it has been tough for many fire departments throughout New York State to recruit and retain volunteers for a variety of reasons. Continue reading
The Adirondack Bank Charity Golf Classic is scheduled at the Thendara Golf Club for Monday, June 23 and the Charity Selection Committee is seeking letters of interest from local non-profit organizations that would like to be considered as recipients of funds from the charitable event.
Requests from 501(c) not-for-profit organizations are eligible for consideration. Continue reading
While treating a swampy area on the south shore of Third Lake with Bti on Tuesday, April 22, Ryan Thompson of the Town of Webb Bti crew spotted a moose in the distance. When he and a fellow worker went to take a closer look at it, they saw that its tracks led out to a point, onto the sand and out into the water.
Local photographer Clark Lubbs captured this image of a moose in his back yard.
“It swam across the lake towards Tuttle Road,” Thompson said. Continue reading
Michael Lamphear was unanimously elected Fire Chief of the Raquette Lake Fire Depart-ment at elections held at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall on Friday, April 4th.
Lamphear, who previously served as 2nd Assistant Chief, was nominated by out-going Chief Mark Bird.
Chief Lamphear is a trained Class A interior firefighter who has been a volunteer for 14 years in various departments. He has also been an EMT for 12 years, serving the past eight as a Critical Care Tech. Continue reading
The Government Intern Program, sponsored by the Herkimer County Legislature and administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program of Herkimer County, concluded another successful semester.
Front Row, from left: 4-H Program Educator, Wendy Richardson, Tecwyn Williams, Sara Dempsey, Samantha Notley, Viktoria Yudchits, Taylor Cockey, Jesse Thorsen, Jordan Christensen, and Adam Congdon. Back Row: Mitchell Jones, Michael Szarek, Will Johnson, Kelsey Simpson, Hannah DeLude, Daniel Adamek, Joe DeSarro, Julia Zito, Olivia Tamburro, Daniil Silchuk, Walter Markowski. Courtesy photo
Twenty-one students from five Herkimer County school districts participated by exploring current issues confronting county government and learning more about the functions of county government through its committee system. Continue reading
All Central Adirondack residents are reminded that Wednesday, May 7th is Community Pride Day. All volunteers are being asked to check in and sign up early for a section of roadway and reserve a shirt size.
By signing up, this ensures all roads get the attention needed to be ready for summer. Signing up early also lets us know how many people to expect for lunch. Continue reading
The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks and Town of Webb School Key Club will bring Karvell the Magician to the Town of Webb School on Wednesday, May 7 to present an anti-drug program, There is No Magic in Drugs.
Karvell will mix magic and illusions while delivering his anti-drug message to fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. Continue reading