Monthly Archives: October 2012

Letter to the Editor: Congressman Owens deserves reelection

To the Editor:

It was a cold winter night in February of 2010 when I met Congressman Bill Owens for the first time. He was speaking to a college history class in Boonville and his very clear, concise and direct answers to questions presented to him, impressed me.

It was a few months later when I needed the Congressman’s help with the closing of the Woodgate Post Office issue.

He not only assigned staff to our issue, but came to Woodgate for a town hall meeting. Continue reading

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Inlet Halloween

The Inlet Youth Commission will host its annual Halloween Parade and Party on Friday, October 26. Parade line-up begins at 6:30 p.m. at the parking lot between St. Anthony’s Church and the Church of the Lakes on Main Street. Following the parade through town, all are invited to the Inlet Emergency Services Building for costume judging and Refreshments.


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Candidate Chilelli meets & greets Old Forge

Joseph Chilelli, a candidate for the 118th Assembly District, left, talking with Reed Proper, far right, and Jim Ulrich aat the Old Forge Library on Wednesday. Photo by Dana Armington

Candidate for New York State Assembly District 118, Joseph Chilelli, was in town Wednesday afternoon for a meet and greet event at the Old Forge Library.

Following the event, he visited local business owners, officials, and other constituents.

At the gathering, Chilelli discussed a variety of issues including the Health Center’s recent partnership with St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and how to entice doctors and their families to move to the area.

Those in attendance also expressed concerns regarding the lack of urgent care and the cost of using emergency services like Old Forge Ambulance to go to Utica for something as minor as a cut.

Of note, accolades were given for the Emergency Services in the area for their care, compassion, and quick response times. Continue reading

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Card of thanks

On behalf of North Woods Lodge #849 F&AM and Dewey Old Forge Chapter #449 Order of Eastern Star, I wish to thank all who attended our 15th annual All You Can Eat Breakfast on Sunday, October 7th.

We had a tremendous turnout, serving over 200 people.

We also wish to thank the following for their help via donations and helping to prepare for this undertaking: Big Moose Inn, The Hedges, Mulligan’s, Zymowski Food, Eagle Bay Donut Shop, DiOrio’s IGA Supermarket, and Walt’s Diner.

We look forward to seeing you and serving you again next year.

Steve Park, Old Forge

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Town of Webb Board of Education holds meeting, October 16

The Town of Webb UFSD Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday, October 16, where it engaged in discussion and took action as described in the following summary, which does not represent the approved minutes of the board.

Public Forum:

Ms. Nahor welcomed BOCES Board members Michael Kramer, Jeff Timmerman, Grace Rice and Alice Draper to the meeting. Mr. Boak presented the services that BOCES offers.

Jennifer Dunn, District Treasurer reported and provided information regarding claims auditing.

The Board of Education took the following action:

Approved the Minutes of October 2, 2012.

Approved the Warrants and Claims.

Approved the Treasurer’s Report for September 2012

Approved the Committee on Special Education Recommendations. Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: Low income housing can satisfy community needs, create a plus

To the Editor:

Regarding the planned Residential District, Councilman Herron stated that he has heard some “concerns” from community members that the planned residential neighborhood could “evolve into government-subsidized, low-income housing,” and I understand that this is not Mr. Mitchell’s intent.

However, although we have probably all seen poorly-run government-subsidized, low-income housing projects and the problems they can sometimes create, I feel there are other aspects of this subject to consider.

Many of our children cannot afford to live and work in our beloved town because they cannot afford the cost of a home, no matter how modest, due to the fact that there are always people from other areas “looking for a bargain,” driving up the cost of homes.

Also, as former business owners for 19 years, we know how difficult it can sometimes be to find someone to do the labor needed to keep a business running properly.

With the price of gas increasing daily, it makes it even more difficult to “import” people from surrounding areas to help with these necessary tasks.

Let’s not keep “low income” people at arms’ length out of fear that they will cause problems in our town. Continue reading

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CHILDREN'S AUTHORS 7 ILLUSTRATORS...From Roq (l-r): Rose Mary Casciano Moziak, Christie Casciano, Anne Mazer & Maggie Henry. Back Row (l-r): Diane Chase, Tyler Chase, Gary VanRiper, Justin VanRiper, Pete Kline, Joyce Shavlin, Linda Reed, Bill Guiffre & Sharon Swain. (missing: Irene Uuttendorfsky & Carol VanRiper).

Families descend on Inlet for first annual Adirondack Kids™ Day

CHILDREN’S AUTHORS 7 ILLUSTRATORS…From Roq (l-r): Rose Mary Casciano Moziak, Christie Casciano, Anne Mazer & Maggie Henry. Back Row (l-r): Diane Chase, Tyler Chase, Gary VanRiper, Justin VanRiper, Pete Kline, Joyce Shavlin, Linda Reed, Bill Guiffre & Sharon Swain. (missing: Irene Uuttendorfsky & Carol VanRiper).

Nearly 100 children, along with their parents, grandparents and many “children at heart” gathered in Inlet on Saturday, October 6 for the inaugural Adirondack Kids Day, an event inspired by the children’s book series of the same name.

“We did not know for sure if this might become an annual event or not, but there was more than enough positive feedback from participants and those in attendance to give the event life for another year,” said Adirondack Kids co-author Gary Van Riper.

“We can’t thank Kiwanis of the Central Adirondacks enough for its enthusiastic and major support of this event from the very beginning,” he added.

Why the hamlet of Inlet of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park for this special day for children?

Adirondack Kids co-author Justin VanRiper with Grace Ike of Skaneateles who is sporting a face painting by Maggie Henry of Dax the cat from Justin’s series of children’s books.

“Because this is where our family camp is and where our book series was created,” said co-author Justin VanRiper.

“We wanted to share our love for the Adirondacks from the place that has meant so much to our family for so many years, hoping that other families might come and learn ways to make their own special family traditions.”

One of the rainiest days of the season did not dampen the enthusiasm for those who made the trip from as far away as Rochester and Binghamton to the Inlet community—”where mountains and memories meet.”

Dozens of young fishermen shuttled to a small barge in the middle of Fifth Lake to be instructed in the basics of fishing and to drop in their own lines.

There were boy and girl winners of the Fishing Derby sponsored by Paul Chambers and his French Louis’ Adirondack Sports with cash prizes and fishing poles for those who caught the longest fish and the most fish. Continue reading

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