by Marianne Christy
A fire from a failed pole insulator caused a power outage along the Route 28 corridor from Alder Creek to Raquette Lake on Tuesday, January 26, according Virginia Limmiatis, a spokesperson for National Grid.
The outage, which effected approximately 5,800 customers, occurred at approximately noon with power fully restored to the area by 7:30 p.m.
It marked the second time in seven weeks that the area suffered a significant outage due to equipment failure. Continue reading
by Marianne Christy
A fire on a National Grid pole at Sequoia Rd. in Thendara on Wednesday, December 9 led to a series of events that caused the power company to shut off service from south of Old Forge to Raquette Lake for a seven-hour period.
The pole fire, which occurred at approximately 3 p.m., brought down distribution lines. Continue reading
by Jay Lawson
The Town of Webb Board signed an agreement committing the town to partial funding of Advanced Life Support (ALS) services, to be administered by the Old Forge Ambulance Corps, starting on January 1, 2016.
Prior to the signing of the contract on Monday, November 16, the Board met with Ambulance Corps representatives to reach an understanding of the contract’s final details. Continue reading
Town of Webb Police Chief Ron Johnston would like to remind residents and visitors that all night parking restrictions will be in effect from December 1 through May 1, 2016.
Parking is restricted on town, county and state roadways from 2 to 6 a.m. to allow for snow plowing and removal.
Parking is also restricted in front of the Town of Webb School and on the south side of Park Ave., adjacent to Maple Ridge.
As part a collaborative effort to mitigate the impact of acid rain and restore brook trout to the Adirondacks, state helicopters delivered 80 tons of lime to an acidified pond in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area in the Town of Webb, according to New York State Department of Environ-mental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Judy Drabicki.
Approximately 40 DEC staff and New York State Police helicopter crews conducted the liming operation on March 10, 12 and 13, she said. Continue reading
To Senator Farley, Congressman Butler and
The Town of Webb Town Board and the communities that it represents would like to express our concerns on the disrepair of State Route 28.
Route 28 is the only road through this area. We feel that it is unacceptable for many reasons.
Those of us that travel the road daily, our vehicles are beat to death over the unavoidable pot holes and uneven blacktop spots…unacceptable. Continue reading