Town of Webb elected officials were sworn in for terms starting in 2016, on Monday, January 4. Being sworn in by Town Clerk Nanci Russell (foreground) are, from left, Casey Crofut, Highway Superintendent; John Graham, Town Justice; Kelly Hunkins, Tax Collector; Town Councilpersons Dave Berkstresser and Barbara Green; and Robert Moore, Town Supervisor. Photo by Jay Lawson
by Jay Lawson
The Town of Webb Board considered and adopted resolutions needed to conduct town business in 2016 at an Organizational Meeting held on Monday, January 4 in Old Forge.
Regular Town Board meetings were designated to be held on the second Tuesday of each month.
Depositories will be the Old Forge branches of Community Bank and Adirondack Bank.
The Town of Webb, which alternates its newspaper yearly, designated the Adirondack Express for legal advertising in 2016. Continue reading
Kathryn Forsell, a Polar Bear Plunge participant, makes her approach toward the icy waters of Long Lake. Courtesy photo
by Gina Greco
The annual Polar Bear Plunge was held at the public beach in the Town of Long Lake on Satur-day, January 2, raising over $3,200 for The Wounded Warrior Project.
This year, there were 24 brave plungers, according to event organizers, who describe it as a fun way to raise money. Continue reading
Paul and Sarah Morin
by Marianne Christy
Paul Morin, owner of Morin’s Collision Inc. of Thendara, received the Order of Towman award from American Towman Magazine during the 27th Annual American Towman Exposition in Baltimore, MD on November 21st.
The Cross of the Order, a Maltese Cross with a unique towing icon sculpted inside, is awarded to a towing professional for his or her dedication to the towing trade and for serving the community. Continue reading
The Town of Webb Police Department has reported the following recent law enforcement activity.
• A 28-year-old Raquette Lake man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with BAC above 0.08%, Open Container of Alcohol in Motor Vehicle, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana on Thursday, December 24 at 2:23 a.m.
According to the report, a traffic stop on NYS Route 28 in Old Forge resulted in the arrest of the defendant for the above charges. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Town of Webb Court at a later date. Continue reading
Area residents have reportedly received calls that have been identified as an Internal Revenue Service phone scam.
According to Joel Marmelstein, a seasonal resident and former State Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Utica Regional Office, he and many friends have received the calls that he says are, “one of the most convincing, and therefore frightening, announcements I have heard…and I have reviewed many.”
The calls begin with “You are being sued by the Internal Revenue Service.”
Marmelstein suggests Googling “IRS telephone scam” for web sites from the IRS and other agencies that would provide valuable information.
Anyone who has received similar calls should contact the Town of Webb Police at (315) 369-3157.
Thanks to you, a generous public, our 21st Annual Hospice Memorial Tree was a huge success.
Within seven days, 107 ornaments adorned the tree, representing $1,263 in donations to help support The Hospice goal of enabling a person the dignity, integrity and personal choice of spending his or her last days at home.
A special thank you to Julie Case and her wonderful crew at Kinney Drugs for allowing us a special corner of the store, and to all of you who made this possible.
Chelsea Clark and Richie Lutz
by Marianne Christy
Two Inlet Common School students were honored with awards from the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District for their entries in recent essay and poster contests conducted by the organization.
Chelsea Clark was the overall winner for the sixth grade essay contest and Richie Lutz received honorable mention in the poster contest. Continue reading