Town of Webb resident Ed Weidman addressed the town board at its November 10th monthly meeting, asking Supervisor Ted Riehle about an editorial that appeared in The Weekly Adirondack’s October 22nd edition.
The editorial dealt with the topic of “Executive Sessions” (public governing bodies conducting business outside of public view).
“Has there been any discussion…with the board as far as what is proper and not proper for what’s being discussed?” Widman said. Continue reading
The Rivet Team, now Hunt…Doc Foley, Audrey Strutynski, Cathy Dibble, Annette Curri Scheidelman and MaryAnn Nelson. Photo by Gina Greco
by Marianne Christy
HUNT Real Estate ERA has expanded to the Adirondacks, acquiring Rivet Realty, a family-run real estate firm in Old Forge that has served the region for over 50 years.
The real estate company will continue at its current location at 2979 State Route 28, with the majority of its 10 real estate agents joining the HUNT team. The new offices brings the total number of HUNT branches to 38 across Upstate, Central and Western New York. Continue reading
by Jay Lawson
Bill Brooker asked the Town Board about progress it is making with the Social Media control policy that was advocated by Councilwoman Mary Brophy Moore at the Board’s meeting on November 2nd.
Councilwoman Moore had suggested a policy to prevent Councilpersons from posting to their social media pages without fact-checking and approval from the full Town Board.
Moore said she had hoped to come up with precise wording for the policy at the November 10th meeting. Continue reading
The Herkimer County tentative 2016 budget was accepted and approved by the Ways & Means committee on November 6, at $98,486,155.
This compares to a budget of $99,527,058 for 2015.
The change amounts to a decrease of approximately $1,040,903 or 1.05% from 2016 to 2015.
The tax levy will go up 1.77% to $26,202,399. Continue reading
The Niccolls Church Women’s Fellowship invites the community join them in Operation Christmas Child, a charitable effort in support of disadvantaged children around the world.
During the next couple of weeks, the women will be assembling gift boxes of toys, school and hygiene supplies and other items that can be sent to needy children during the holiday season.
The sponsoring organization, Samaritan’s Purse, is a non-denominational Christian humanitarian organization that works worldwide to assist people in physical need alongside their Christian missionary work. Continue reading
The Town of Webb Police Department has reported the following recent law enforcement activity.
• A 34-year-old Canastota woman was charged with Warrant/Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd and Using a Vehicle Without an Interlock Device on Thursday, October 29 at 2:40 p.m.
According to the report, the above listed defendant turned herself in on a Warrant for the charges listed above. She was arraigned by Judge John Graham and released on $100 cash bail and was ordered to return to court on Tuesday, November 10th. Continue reading
by Linda Heistman
One objective of the Senior Health Activity and Recreation Program (SHARP) is to continue learning. Last Wednesday we continued our education by going to the Old Forge Library.
Cindy Beckley helped some participants learn how to use the computer to “surf the web,” look up books, and play card games.
Other SHARP participants enjoyed the comfortable chairs to read books, papers, or magazines. Continue reading