Daily Archives: September 8, 2011

Rome services held for Genevieve Wallis, 100

Genevieve N. Wallis, 100, of Eagle Bay, NY and formerly of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Sunset Nursing Home, with her loving family at her side.

She was born on January 10, 1911, in Utica, the daughter of Edward and Nellie Shea Nunn. Continue reading

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Raquette’s Edgar Lamphear, 98, passes away

Edgar (Ed) Maxwell Lamphear, 98, of Raquette Lake passed away on September 2, 2011 at Faxton St. Luke’s Health Care in New Hartford, NY.

Ed was born on April 27, 1913 in Indian Lake, NY to Orrin and Hazel McCane Lamphear. Continue reading

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One Square Mile of Hope: Inlet looking to reestablish world record

The little village of Inlet, population 320, is about to take on the big city of Pittsburgh, PA.

Right off the shoreline of Fourth Lake, on Saturday, September 24, thousands of paddlers will try to win back the record for the world’s largest floating raft of canoes and kayaks.

Pittsburgh, with a population 420,000, won the title last year. Continue reading

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Tom and Tamara Casella Welcome Piper Elizabeth

Mark and Susan Webster of Old Forge are pleased to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Piper Elizabeth Casella.

She was born on August 5, 2011 weighing 7 lb. 7 oz. and 19.5 inches long.

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Peter Zaykoski earns degree from University of Chicago

Peter Zaykoski has been awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science with honors in Environmental Science from the University of Chicago.

He has earned the distinction of being named to the Dean’s List for his entire four years at the College. Peter is a 2007 graduate of the Town of Webb UFSD.

Peter recently completed a research assistantship on the Olympic Penisula in the State of Washington, continuing his studies of environmental influences on inter-tidal species.

He has accepted a second research assistantship in Australia this fall, prior to continuing his graduate studies.

Peter is the son of Robert and Julie Zaykoski of Thendara.

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Old Forge Inlet Historical Society hosting Gary Lee program on Sept. 17th

The Inlet Historical Society will present “Memories of an Inlet Ranger” a program featuring Gary Lee, on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m. at the Inlet Town Hall.

Lee will discuss his long career as a forest ranger with the NYS Department of Environ-mental Conservation, covering the Moose River Recreation Area and part of the West Canada Lakes area.

From 1966 to 1999, Lee and his family lived at a camp located near the Limekiln Lake entrance to the recreation area.

Among the topics Lee will discuss are his memories of missing persons, forest fires, drownings, land ownership, camp leases and other issues that were addressed during his career.

Now a licensed guide, he is known for his knowledge of plants and wildlife—especially loons and butterflies—bird identification, photography and his experiences as a trapper.

He is a long-time board member of the Arts Center of Old Forge, now View, and was a member of the Adirondack Museum’s Grounds and Garden Group for five years.

His photography has appeared in Adirondack Life magazine, and in 1991 he received the Conservationist of the Year award by the N.Y.S Conservation Council.

His weekly outdoor column, Daybreak to Twilight, appears in the Weekly Adirondack newspaper.

The public is invited. Membership forms will be available for those interested in joining the Inlet Historical Society.

More information is available by calling the Inlet Tourism Office at (315) 357-5501.

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Letter to the Editor: Richard Risley- Experienced, ready to serve as supervisor

To the Editor:

I’m Richard Risley, candidate for Town of Webb Supervisor in the Repub-lican Primary.

First, I have to say thank you to all the great folks who have offered support and words of encouragement since I first announced my candidacy on March 25th.

I have looked forward, without hesitation, to this campaign and discussing the issues that are important to the people of Webb.

What must be understood is my passion for my job as councilman and for the job of Supervisor. I love this town and all that it has to offer.

I was not asked to run for Supervisor. This is something I have been working towards since before I was first elected to the Town Council. I have had numerous conversations with many supporters on this very topic going back over 12 years. I never had the chance to ask my family if they would support this endeavor. When Supervisor Moore announced he would not be seeking re-election, my wife said, “Have you contacted the papers yet?”

As we look to the future, I believe that we, as elected officials, must strive to better serve our communities, and in doing so, make changes when and where appropriate. We must work together to put the people ahead of all else.

I have served as your Town Councilman for eight years, and another six on the Zoning Board of Appeals, two as its Chairman. During that time, I have gained a better understanding of not only our zoning issues, but tourism promotion, union contract negotiations, the bidding process for purchases and the operations at McCauley Mountain.

Combined with my 23 years in business and my decades of serving the community as an EMT and volunteer fireman, I am in the unique position to best serve the residents of the town of Webb.

I pledge to be open-minded, honest, and accessible. We will build upon our foundation and move Webb forward.

I’d sincerely appreciate your support in the Republican Primary on September 13th.

Richard Risley

Candidate for Town Supervisor

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