Tag Archives: Route 28

Letter to the Editor Fed up with the horrible condition of Route 28 north? Sound off to officials!

Dear Editor: 

If you live on Route 28 or travel to and from Old Forge to Inlet, you too must be appalled by the road conditions.

Trying to avoid the holes and huge spaces where the asphalt is missing is a challenge and dangerous.

Since the snow went out, I have been driving the road at 30 MPH or lower.   Continue reading

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Woodgate: Meeting set to discuss driver safety on revamped Route 28

Anyone with concerns about the newly rebuilt stretch of Route 28 that runs through Woodgate is invited to attend a meeting to be held on Saturday, September 3 at 1 p.m., at the White Otter Fish and Game Club in Woodgate, said Don Olney, chairman of the Safe and Sane Drivers Committee.

When the stretch of road was refurbished recently, the driving situation was made less safe, according to Olney.

“Things didn’t come around the way they should have with that road design, and the finished product has made for less-safe driving,” he said.

According to Olney, driver visibility has been diminished near the Woodgate corners, and benefits to businesses along Route 28 have not come to fruition.

“This situation affects everyone that drives the road, whether or not they happen to be resident,” he said.

Olney said he hopes the September 3rd meeting will help people organize and bring about changes, including a reduction in speed limit.

“This might be the first of many meetings,” he said.


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Moss Lake walking tour set for Thursday, Aug. 11

The Town of Webb Historical Association will offer a walking tour of Moss Lake on Thursday, August 11.

Guiding the tour will be Geof Longstaff, son of George Longstaff, former owner of the Moss Lake Camp for Girls.

Interested hikers can meet at the Moss Lake Trailhead on the Big Moose Road for the 9:30 a.m. trek around the lake which will take place rain or shine. Car pooling is suggested.

During the tour, the locations of former Moss Lake Camp buildings will be pointed out and the camp’s history will be discussed.

The 2 1/2 tour is limited to 30 individuals. To reserve a spot or for directions, call (315) 369-3838.

There is no fee, however donations are welcome. A repeat of the tour has been scheduled for Thursday, August 11.


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McCauley Music Fest: Things to remember before heading out

The gates to the parking lot at the McCauley Mountain Music Festival will open at noon on Saturday, August 6 with venue gates opening at 1 p.m.

This year’s festival will consist of two stages, the main Chalet stage as well as a side stage that will enable the music to keep going during set breaks on the main stage.

Side stage music will begin at 2 p.m. with music on the main stage starting at 3 p.m. featuring The Nards with Paul Case.

Music will continue throughout the day until after the headlining act, 10,000 Maniacs, graces the stage during their 9 p.m. set. Continue reading

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Gun Show returning to Old Forge’s Hiltebrant Center on August 6 & 7

The New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, Inc. (NEACA) will present a Gun Show and Adirondack Expo at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7.

The show will include vendors of guns, ammunition, artwork and Adirondack items.

“Some of the finest collectible firearms in the Northeast will be at the show. Dealers of hunting, sporting and target guns will be there to buy sell or trade with the general public,” said David Petronis, NEACA president and co-organizer of the show.

Older guns and military collectables and vintage Adirondack items, such as classic art and sporting antiques, can also be found at the show.

The show will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Daily admission is $7 for adults and $6 for seniors. Children ages 14 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

A food concession featuring breakfast and lunch fare will be available on-site both days.

Another gun show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2 at the same location.

More information on the show is available on the websites: www.Neaca.com or www.oldforgeny.com.


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Old Forge DMV changing hours

Herkimer County Clerk Sylvia M. Rowan has announced a change of hours for the Old Forge Department of Motor Vehicles satellite office on Park Ave.

The office will be open on Tuesday, August 23 and Friday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will close for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

The office will resume regular hours on Mondays and Fridays beginning August 29.


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Police: Search continues for man suspected of assault at Moss Lake

On Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at approximately 4:50 p.m. the Town of Webb Police received a call that a woman was assaulted by a man carrying what appeared to be a hunting rifle.

The incident occurred in the Moss Lake area near Big Moose.

Law enforcement officers interviewed a 33-year-old Central Square, NY woman at the Moss Lake Trail Head. The woman stated that while hiking on the Bub and Sis Trail she was startled by a man carrying what appeared to be a black barreled rifle.

As the man approached the woman, she attempted to call 911, but discovered that there was no cell service in the area.

She was then grabbed by the man, and after a brief struggle, she was able to break free and run to safety.

The woman continued to run a considerable distance along the Moss Lake Trail until she came across other hikers who assisted her out of the woods and drove her out to Eagle Bay where law enforcement officials were then notified.

Law enforcement officers from the Town of Webb, Town of Inlet, NYS Forest Rangers, Herkimer County Sheriffs, along with aviation units and patrols of the New York State Police searched into the night for the alleged perpetrator. The woman was treated at the scene for minor cuts and bruises by Inlet Volunteer Ambulance personnel.

The perpetrator is described as a white male between the ages of 40 and 50, approximately 6 feet tall who was wearing a dark green or black t-shirt with a duck or goose logo, camouflage pants, and tan gloves. He is bald with an unkempt beard.

Anyone having information into this incident should contact the Town of Webb Police at (315) 369-6515.


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