By Gina Greco
Route 28 heading north from Old Forge. Photo by Gina Greco
The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) held informational meetings at VIEW to discuss the upcoming repairs along Route 28 in Forestport, White Lake, Otter Lake, McKeever Bridge, Old Forge and Eagle Bay and to take public comments and hear concerns on Wednesday, April 23.
DOT representatives informed community members that starting April 27, 2015, a three-color signal will return at the site of the of the Route 28 bridge in McKeever. Continue reading
by Gina Greco
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) held a public informational meeting at the Town of Webb Municipal Offices to present an Alger Island Public Campground and Fourth Lake Day Use Area Draft Unit Management Plan, a proposed $856,000 investment in the two facilities.
The informational meeting took place on Wednesday, April 15.
By Marianne Christy
The Herkimer County Demo-crat Committee began the local election season at an event, “Kick Off for Klock,” on Saturday, April 11 where they formally announced Timothy Klock’s candidacy in the race for Herkimer County Sheriff.
“It is a great time for the future of our county. Tim’s vision and professionalism will re-invigorate the Sheriff’s Department and help make our county a better place,” said Richard Souza, Herkimer County Democrat Chairman. Continue reading
My lawn is scarred with mounds of dirt
I’ve been told they were made by moles
I also have squiggly ridges
Could they have been made by voles?
I swear I’m harboring a prairie dog
My patience is sorely tested
Regardless of which critter it may be
I’ve had it with being molested
A 45-year-old Thendara man was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd degree following a traffic stop on Tuesday, April 21 at 3:12 p.m.
According to the report, the arrest occurred during a traffic stop while assisting a state agency.
The investigation revealed that the man had a revoked New York state driver’s license with a total of six suspensions.
He was arraigned before Hon. John Graham of the Town of Webb Court and was remanded to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 bail/$1,000 bond.
On the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, New York’s environmental and public interest community reflected on the progress made, as well as the need to return New York to its status as the national environmental leader with implementation of key policy initiatives in 2015.
Since the first Earth Day in 1970, New York has been a national environmental leader on several fronts, including: Continue reading
By Marianne Christy
If you have ever thought about becoming a volunteer firefighter, emergency medical responder, a driver, or social member of the Otter Lake or Old Forge Fire Departments, stop by the respective fire houses on Saturday, April 25 or Sunday, April 26, as the departments take part in Recruit NY, the state-wide initiative to increase emergency responder numbers.
Otter Lake Fire Department’s event will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Old Forge Fire Department’s is set for Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue reading