New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) and Forest Rangers issued 357 tickets for open burning-related charges during the spring statewide open burn ban, according to DEC Commissioner Joe Martens.
DEC issued the tickets during the two-month burn ban that ran from March 16 through May 14.
The charges included 144 violations, 213 misdemeanors and nearly a dozen written warnings for infractions including leaving an unattended fire, burning during the burn ban, unlawful disposal of solid waste (for burning garbage) and setting a fire that endangers the property of another. Continue reading
Spring follows winter which wiped the landscape clean now the foliage is abundant with so many shades of green
I heard the peepers’ chorus a night owl rose and soared with joy over his tasty smorgasbord
Now the lakes can sparkle with the fullness of the moon.
How I love to listen to that crazy loony tune
My senses are alerted I don’t want to miss a thing As my forget-me-nots remind me that there will always be a spring
Registration is now open for upcoming workshops at VIEW, the arts center in Old Forge.
• Marie Imundo, pottery instructor at VIEW, will lead a weekly Beginner to Inter-mediate Wheel Thrown Pottery class that will meet Mondays April 27 to June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.
These classes are perfect for individuals who have never taken a pottery class before or for those who want to take their skills to the next level. Continue reading
Town of Webb Highway Department personnel finished cleaning up heavy banks of snow around town on Thursday, April 3, depositing the last piles on and near the site of the ice skating rink on the lower Joy Tract Road.
Marianne Christy stands next to one of the many snow piles around the town of Old Forge, offering scale to its height. Photo by Gina Greco
The mountains of snow ranging in height from approximately 13 to 18 feet will stand for some time as a reminder to all who experienced what seemed to be a never-ending winter, and a symbol to returning snowbirds of what they did—or didn’t—miss.
Highway Superintendent Casey Crofut said his crew is anxious to get out and begin another spring ritual—sweeping the streets of the last remnants of winter.