by Dave Berkstresser
For those people who do not know me, I was originally born in Jamestown, NY and moved around Pennsylvania. and Rhode Island as a child pursuant to my father’s career with Sears and Roebuck.
Following his passing in 1964 we settled in Easton, Pa. after which I received a BS from the University of Scranton and finally settled in the Town of Webb in 1976. Continue reading
by Jay Lawson
Candidate: Bill Hasenauer
Bill Hasenauer has announced that he is running for Town Justice in the Town of Forestport and will be on the Republican and Independence primary ballots on Thursday, September 10th.
Hasenauer is no stranger to elected office, having served as Oneida County Sheriff from the mid-’70s through 1990, when he retired from law enforcement.
He returned to public service in 2000, when he began the first of five non-successive, two-year terms as Town of Forestport Supervisor.
“I want to thank the voters of Forestport for supporting me in the past, and hope they will continue to support me in my new venture as Forestport Town Justice of the Peace,” Hasenauer said.
To the Editor:
We would like to make the citizens of Forestport aware of our thinking as to why Mr. Gardner is the best choice for the tax payers of Forestport. Mr. Gardner has been elected Highway Superintendent spanning nearly two decades and has a record of responsibility and accountability.
He manages more than a dozen associates during peak periods. His duties also involve the purchase of sand, salt, trucks and winter product, maintains equipment and is responsible for building maintenance as well as interfacing with county and local towns during the year. He is responsible for maintaining a 1.5 million dollar budget each year and has cut almost $150,000 in expenses to that budget over the last 4 years despite facing some of the worst winter weather in recent history. Continue reading
By Marianne Christy
Following a four-year respite from the local political scene, former Town of Webb Supervisor Robert Moore has announced he will be hitting the campaign trail in pursuit of the supervisor position he once held.
Moore acknowledges that his announcement for the November 2015 election may seem early, but the timing feels appropriate for resuming his political career, he said. Continue reading
Area polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the general election on Tuesday, November 4.
Voters in Town of Webb District 1 will vote at the Park Avenue Building at 183 Park Avenue in Old Forge and District 2 voters will cast their ballots at the Eagle Bay Fire Hall at 5516 State Route 28. Continue reading
Numerous absentee ballots allowing incumbent William Hasenauer great chance to rebound
The unofficial voting results of the Tuesday, November 5 elections in the Towns of Forestport, Webb and Inlet have been posted; and while the races in Webb and Inlet were predictable (all incumbents ran unopposed), the Forestport Supervisor race has yet to be decided.
In a three-way contest between incumbent William Hasenauer (C-I), Parker Snead (R) and Robert Seager (D-I), Snead received 280 votes to Hasenauer’s 275 and Seager’s 108.
With a slim five-vote differential, the winner will be declared following vote recanvassing and the opening of absentee and affidavit ballots by the Oneida County Board of Elections on Wednesday, November 13th.
According to Rose Marie Grimaldi, Republican Commis-sioner of the Oneida County Board of Elections, 78 absentee ballots were sent out and as of Thursday, November 7, the board has received 62. Continue reading