The renovation project of the Town of Webb (TOW) Courthouse which was initially anticipated to be completed in three phases over the course of three years, wrapped up far ahead of schedule on Thursday, April 10th.
The interior of the newly renovated Town of Webb Justice Court in Old Forge.
Photos by Gina Greco
Initial renovations began on March 1, 2013 with the removal of walls to create more office space, installation of energy efficient windows, new wiring, and insulation of walls—a first in the building’s long history.
A construction crew of inmates from Mid-State Correctional Facility under the supervision of Graham, along with some TOW Department of Public Works personnel, spent the month completing the first phase of the project with $25,000 in funds made available through the Town of Webb Board.
The Big Moose Ambulance Company, Inc. (BMAC) and Big Moose Fire Company Inc. (BMFC) are have announced their acquisition of a new off-road rescue vehicle.
The new vehicle is a 2013 Yamaha Rhino 700, 4 X 4, which will be equipped to trail the BMAC Rescue Sled and BMFC Pumping sled.
Jon Martin BMFD president (from left), Dave Peterson, Craig Smith BMFD assistant chief and Steve Baker BMAC vice-president and ambulance crew chief.
The Rescue Sled is equipped for Emergency Medical Service on various snowmobile trails and the Pumping Sled provides for winter access to water through ice augers and pumps to combat fires on remote waterfront properties.
Funding for the new vehicle was provided by BMAC, BMFD, and a significant donation by Dave Peterson and an in-kind contribution by Big Moose Yamaha. Continue reading
The Adirondack Center for Writing will host its first annual Writer Residency program at Twitchell Lake from October 4 through 11th.
The residency opportunity was provided by the estate of Anne LaBastille, who authored many books, including Woodswoman and Beyond Black Bear Lake, from her cabin on Twichell Lake. Participants will paddle out to visit her cabin at least once during the week.
The motive of this residency is to provide space, time, and an inspiring landscape for regional and outside writers to work on their writing projects, a chance to unplug and connect with other writers, and to tap into their personal creativities. There will be no internet or cell-phone at the residency. Rooms are single occupancy with private baths and food will be provided. Continue reading
Scott Locorini, an Old Forge-based outdoor guide, was elected president of the New York State Outdoor Guides Association at its recent annual Rendezvous.
The operator of Adirondack Exposure and Whitewater Challengers, Locorini has been a full-time guide since 1992.
Whitewater Challengers offers rafting trips on the Moose and Salmon Rivers. Continue reading
The Town of Forestport is seeking bids and opinions from residents as it goes about sprucing up the public spaces in the community, according to Parker Snead, who said that, as Supervisor, he is tasked with directing and overseeing maintenance of Town properties.
“We will be performing some much-needed scraping, repairing and painting of the Town Hall including all white window trim, wood panels, and [stone-ledge] windowsills,” he said.
The Boys & Girls signs will be scraped and painted too, and the clock facing on the front wall will be replaced.
The Weekly Adirondack office will be closed Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18, and an edition of The Weekly will not be published on April 17th. Our next issue will be printed on Thursday, April 24th.
Fidelis Care, a statewide health plan with more than one million members, is pleased to join with the Town of Webb Health Center, under the management of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, to help uninsured residents apply for quality, free or low-cost health insurance coverage.
A Fidelis Care representative will be available at the Town of Webb Health Center, 114 South Shore Road in Old Forge, on Thursday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to noon to answer questions about health insurance and to help eligible residents apply for enrollment. Continue reading