A long-range transportation plan has been released for Herkimer County and is available for review at the Old Forge Library with public comments being accepted through November 13, 2014, according to the Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS).
The plan is a final draft of the Long-Range Transportation Plan Update 2035 for Herkimer and Oneida Counties (LRTP).
It is a 20-year planning document, that is updated every five years. Continue reading
The 3rd Annual Running Colors 5K Race, a fun run/walk, will be held rain or shine on Saturday, October 18 at the Old Forge lakefront.
Running Colors is a unique 3.1 mile fun run and walk that is focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family. Excellus BC/BS has signed on as a major sponsor of the event through its Community Investment Program.
Along the route, participants will be blasted with non-toxic, environmentally-friendly powdered color. Runners and walkers are encouraged to begin the race wearing white so they can end covered in vibrant hues. Continue reading
Town of Webb Supervisor Ted Riehle has announced that a project is ongoing to start a Senior Activities program in Old Forge.
This is partially the result of the Town of Inlet’s Senior program having recently been discontinued.
The Inlet program had been operated by the Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL). Continue reading
Supervisor Ted Riehle has reported that a large number of applications have currently been received in the search for a new Town of Webb Police Chief.
“I’m optimistic that we have some very good potential candidates at this point and look forward to moving forward with the selection process,” Riehle said.
Applicants are widespread from across the state, as well as out of state, he said, with many noting their familiarity with the area. Continue reading
The Central Adirondack Partnership (CAP-21) has secured a grant of $10,000 from The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. to benefit the Woodgate Free Library.
The Woodgate Library undertook a major interior renovation program this year and as this renovation progressed they discovered structural issues with the roofing and foundation. Continue reading
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad will offer plenty of Halloween fun aboard the Pumpkin Trains that will depart from Thendara Station on Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19th.
Young passengers are invited to dress in costumes.
The train will travel north through the picturesque Adirondack wilderness to the former site of the New York Central’s Carter Station. Continue reading
Protect the Adirondacks sent a questionnaire to each of the three candidates running for Congress in New York’s 21st Congressional District, which includes the Adirondack Park and northern New York, about their positions on climate change issues.
The questionnaire included seven questions and was sent to Elise Stefanik, the Republican Party candidate, Aaron Woolf, the Democratic Party candidate, and Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate. Continue reading