The Wakelys Speakeasy Girls: Lily Pitterelli (far left), Erin Timmerman, Ryan Poerio, Tara Moore and Vicky Beck
by Marianne Christy
The inch of snow that fell Friday morning, March 18 magically disappeared under sunny skies just in time for the launch of the Old Forge St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Despite the chilly temperatures and the start of the Webb School break, parade organizers said there were more entries and spectators than in the past couple of years…giving announcers Nick Bankert and Gary Staab and Emcee Jeff Craig a lot to talk about. Continue reading
Leslie Surprenant, a longtime friend and trustee of Dr. Anne LaBastille’s estate, will present a special slide show tribute titled, Anne LaBastille: Woodswoman, Author, Ecologist, Friend, on Saturday, April 9 at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Theater in Utica.
The event is free and open to the public and will feature many unpublished photographs and a more in-depth look at LaBastille’s life and family background. Continue reading
The March 10th issue of the Weekly Adirondack included a report on the Town of Webb Board’s monthly meeting held March 8th, including discussion of town employee policy.
Councilwoman Kate Russell was reported as having been in support of a Sick Leave Policy that had been brought into discussion by Councilwoman Barbara Green for future consideration. This policy involved an expansion of existing sick leave policy that would allow transfers of unused sick days among employees.
The report did not mean to imply that any councilperson had complaints with the town policy as currently written.
Herkimer County Sheriff Chris Farber is shown being sworn in as President of the New York State Sheriff’s Association at a ceremony held in Albany last January. The ceremony was held during the Sheriffs’ Association’s 82nd Annual Winter Training Conference at the Desmond Hotel. As President, Sheriff Farber works with sheriffs around the state to further the efforts of the Sheriffs’ Association to enhance public safety in New York State through professional training and accreditation programs, public safety programs, and advocacy. The association was formed in 1934 to assist sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of services to the public. It comprises all elected and appointed sheriffs on New York State. Courtesy photo
To the Editor:
Kudos to The Weekly Adirondack for the detailed and positive coverage of Webb Police Department activities. And congratulations to Officer Birtle for well deserved recognition!
Note that Herkimer County Sheriff Chris Farber was recently elected President of the New York State Sheriff’s Association by his peers. He and other officers were sworn in by Herkimer County Judge John Brennan. The meeting was in Albany.
Retired law enforcement officer
by Gina Greco
Town of Webb school senior Quentin Lucas, 17, moved to Old Forge three years ago from the Rochester area.
After graduation, he is looking forward to furthering his education at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake.
He plans to major in Criminal Justice and minor in Sociology, he said.
“Learning about the different cultures and people will help me become a great cop. The two degree programs go well together,” he said. Continue reading
Senator Hugh Farley (from left), Miriam Kashiwa and Tim Foley
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is a frequent participant of the Old Forge St. Patrick’s Day, and once again he joined in the festivities on Friday, March 18th.
Another event not missed by the senator is the pre-parade party hosted by local attorney Timothy Foley and his wife Patty at the Foley Law Firm on Main Street.
Senator Farley enjoys meeting with his many local constituents at the Foley office, but was disappointed to hear that fellow long-time guest Miriam Kashiwa was unable to attend this year.
Not wanting to miss an opportunity to see his friend, he and the Foleys paid her a home visit prior to the St. Patrick’s party.
by Andrew Getty
A common question that comes up each year in the Town of Webb Code Office is: When does someone cross the line of “just parking their dump truck” next to their home as compared to actually “operating a business out of their home”?
The very nature of our area is that there are many people who make a living working with their hands and their tools of the trade. Continue reading