The Board of Education approved a $8,109,420 budget for the Town of Webb Union Free School District for the 2014–15 school year, subject to voter approval on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
The Board passed the budget at its meeting on April 1 at the Webb school.
The state’s allowable tax cap, as prescribed by New York State, was 2.06 percent. But the board managed to stay below that with a 2.03 percent increase over last year’s budget. Continue reading
The Town of Webb Union Free School District has received a donation from Gary Kunath to pay all costs associated with the proposed placement of a large boulder, brass plaque, flag pole and planting at the Park Avenue baseball field, which has been renamed in honor of the late Kyle Riedman.
A cover photo of Kyle Riedman pitching for Old Forge appeared in May 22, 2005 edition of The Weekly Adirondack.
Kunath, an Atlanta resident with a strong connection to the Riedman family, approached the school with an idea for a memorial, according to Superintendent of Schools Rex Germer.
The board approved the renaming of the field and establishment of the memorial.
Kyle Riedman had been standout athlete during his Old Forge playing days, with a particular affinity for the sport of baseball. Continue reading
Town of Webb Highway Department personnel finished cleaning up heavy banks of snow around town on Thursday, April 3, depositing the last piles on and near the site of the ice skating rink on the lower Joy Tract Road.
Marianne Christy stands next to one of the many snow piles around the town of Old Forge, offering scale to its height. Photo by Gina Greco
The mountains of snow ranging in height from approximately 13 to 18 feet will stand for some time as a reminder to all who experienced what seemed to be a never-ending winter, and a symbol to returning snowbirds of what they did—or didn’t—miss.
Highway Superintendent Casey Crofut said his crew is anxious to get out and begin another spring ritual—sweeping the streets of the last remnants of winter.
In last week’s article about Michelle LaDue and Whitney Denesha’s relief mission to Haiti, it should have been mentioned that, in addition to her other academic and professional achievements, Whitney teaches workshops at Old Forge Ballet Co., where she serves on the Board of Directors. She is the daughter of David and Sue Ann Wallace of Old Forge.
The Old Forge Library Lego Club is thrilled to be the recipient of a gift from the Tom Bernatchez Young Scholars Fund, a part of the Town of Webb Community Scholarship Fund.
With this generous gift, we were able to purchase storage containers for our Lego blocks.
As you can tell from the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures, we have already put the containers to good use (and the ‘before’ picture looks to us like ‘One Square Mile of Lego’.)
The Lego Club will meet each Tuesday during the month of April.
During spring break, the time will be from 1 to 3 p.m. instead of after school.
For any questions, please contact the Old Forge Library, www.oldforgelibrary.org or (315) 369-6008.
Come build with us!
Jennifer Hartsig, Lego Club Coordinator
The Town of Inlet is reminding property owners that the spring season is upon us, and those planning structural changes to their properties may want to watch the calendar.
Many projects need approval of the town, said Tim Durkin, Inlet’s Code Enforcement Officer.
“Any new construction, additions, or any project that affects your building’s structure requires a Building Permit,” he said. Continue reading
The Water’s Edge Inn will present its second Girls’ Night Out on Saturday, April 26—an event that provides a stress-free evening of fun and relaxation with friends.
The 24-hour getaway opportunity will feature on-site vendors who will present the latest trends and products, aesthetic services, demonstrations, dancing and more.
The cost is $200 per room which includes event admission, overnight accommodations for up to four women, a light dinner buffet, DJ, dancing and karaoke. Continue reading