I am overwhelmed with your cards, notes and good wishes sent for my birthday. It all goes to prove what warm, gracious people you all are and makes one more reason why I appreciate, thank you and send 99 years of Best Wishes to each one.
Acacia Village, Utica
The Adirondack Center for Writing is seeking applicants for the Anne LaBastille Memorial Writer Residency which will be held at Twitchell Lake from October 8 through 22, 2016.
The point of this residency is to provide space, time and an inspiring landscape for regional and outside writers to work on their writing projects, a chance to unplug and connect with other writers, and to tap into their creative selves. Continue reading
Safe Inc. of Schenectady held its Annual Garden Party on Saturday evening, April 16 at George’s Market and Nursery in Latham, NY to celebrate its 30 years of existence and to honor the program’s founding members.
Edmund Girtler, Jr. of Old Forge, a retired New York State Police Investigator, was among the three individuals honored for being instrumental in developing the current program 30 years ago to stop sexual exploitation and human trafficking of young girls.
Girtler was presented a recognition plaque by Delores McIntosh, the first director of Safe Inc., and was also recognized by Reverend Bob Pierce, a member of the Schenectady Inner City Ministry.
“Ed’s singular effort in leading the way made this project a reality. So tonight I join with you in honoring Ed Girtler for his work in helping to insure the safety and continued protection of some of our kids that were the most vulnerable among us,” said Rev. Pierce.
Congressman Paul D. Tonko was also in attendance and presented Girtler with a certificate of special recognition for his “invaluable and outstanding service to the community.”
by Marianne Christy
Area voters took to the polls on Tuesday, April 19 to weigh-in on their candidate of choice in the New York state Democrat and Republican presidential primaries.
Herkimer County Board of Elections has reported county-wide wins for Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump.
In Congressional District 21, which includes the Town of Webb, Sanders received 245 votes (61.10%) to Hillary Clinton’s 156 (38.90%). Continue reading
by Gina Greco
Town of Webb senior Casey Hamlin, 18, moved to Old Forge from Canastota about ten years ago.
He said after the death of his father, Chuck, they decided to make a new start and move closer to his grandparents.
“We moved right across the street,” he said.
After graduation, Casey is planning to study Political Science at the the University of South Carolina. Continue reading
by Gina Greco
Town of Webb senior Holly Kalil, 18, transferred to Webb school from Inlet Common School in the seventh grade.
In the fall, she is planning on attending Utica College to study Physical Therapy.
“I am very interested in the subject,” she said.
Local Physical Therapist and TRX instructor, Joanne Maly, has been valuable in nurturing her interest in the field, she said. Continue reading
by Andrew Getty
Using that extra space in upper levels for habitable living areas having low profile roofs is a popular thing to do. Determining how much area can be used properly will depend on the building design, and how high the roof is.
The New York State Uniform Code, specifically the Residential Code of New York, has minimum requirements for ceiling height and usable floor area. Continue reading