To the Editor:
After reading the article on the Ambulance Corps in the November 19 issue of the Weekly I’d like to comment on Advanced Life Support.
Nothing wrong with the name, but calling it ALS has a bad connotation. To most people the letters ALS mean Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
That was my first thought when I saw the headline. So maybe that’s just something for the Ambulance Corps to consider when calling it ALS.
Phil Freese, Old Forge
Thanksgiving isn’t only one day of each year
Thanksgiving is the privilege of every day we are here
P.S. I’m in SEVENTH Heaven every day my clock ticks
But I can’t help but wonder, where are the other six?
by Betty Harwood
Linda and Mark Rhode
Photo by Debra Parry Trichilo
Surrounded by close family and friends, Mark A. Rhode and Linda W. Malfa of Odessa, FL were united in marriage in a quaint, intimate ceremony at the historic St. William’s Church on Long Point in Raquette Lake on Friday evening, September 25th.
Mark and Linda’s children, Spencer Rhode, Colton Rhode, Carolyn Malfa and Laurie (Malfa) Rubin, witnessed the ceremony performed by Francis “Bear” Trichilo.
After a champagne and wedding cake reception in the boathouse at St. William’s, the wedding party and guests boarded the W.W. Durant where, according to Captain Dean Pohl, they witnessed the best sunset of the season while enjoying a delicious dinner. Continue reading →
by Sen. James L. Seward
While I typically devote my weekly column to the work of state government and the efforts of the New York State Senate to propose, craft and pass laws that would improve our lives, this week I wanted to take a momentary departure to observe one of the governmental roots of Thanksgiving.
With tragic events unfolding around the world and concerns that we all feel each day, the thoughts and notions that accompany Thanksgiving are even more meaningful this year. Continue reading →
by Andrew Getty
In last week’s article in the Weekly Adirondack, a brief mention was made about the Town of Webb Code & Zoning Office celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Zoning Ordinance.
Well, on December 15th, after the regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting, the office of Code Enforcement will host a little party in recognition of the past 50 years. Continue reading →
Parents and community members at the Awareness night held at Town of Webb school. Photo by Gina Greco
by Gina Greco
Approximately forty Town of Webb parents and community members attended an informational presentation about suicide risks, depression, and contributing aspects of brain development in young adults, on Tuesday, October 27 at the Town of Webb school’s vocal music room.
The talk was led by Michael Nerney, a consultant in Substance Abuse Prevention and Education with over 35 years experience in the field. Continue reading →
by Charles Herr
The archived pages of the Lowville Journal Republican sometimes include reports of the sudden, unexpected death of a guide, resident or traveler in the Adirondacks, in early days known as the North Woods.
This article intends to continue the story of the deceased, to bring them to our consciousness for a brief moment of meditation for maybe a last time for some, and present them in honor of families who probably have never forgotten.
Again, the dates refer to the published date, not the date of death. Continue reading →