Daily Archives: September 12, 2013

Old Forge Volunteer Fire Department to welcome visiting departments for 47th Annual Drill School

The 47th Annual Fire Fighter’s Drill School hosted by the Old Forge Fire Department is set for Friday, Satur-day and Sunday, September 13 through 15th.

A scene from last year's Fire Fighters Drill School parade in Old Forge Photo by Carol Hansen

A scene from last year’s Fire Fighters Drill School parade in Old Forge Photo by Carol Hansen

Registration will be held at the Old Forge Fire Hall on Thursday, September 12 beginning at 6 p.m. and Friday, September 13 at 7:30 a.m. and again on Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 a.m.

Classes will be held Friday and Saturday at the Strand Theatre and at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center and Pavilion on North Street.

Outdoor instructional classes will be held on North Street and adjacent to the Fire Hall.

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Old Forge: DEC, DOT discuss future of Remsen-Lake Placid Rail Corridor

Over 150 citizens gathered for a public meeting at the Town of Webb Park Avenue Building in Old Forge on Monday, September 9 to discuss the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor with officials representing the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Transportation.

The purpose of the meeting was to gather comments from the public and stakeholder groups about “where we’ve been and where we might go” in regards to the corridor, a 119-mile rail line that runs from Remsen through Thendara, Big Moose, Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake to Lake Placid.

Rob Davies, Director of Division of Lands and Forests for the DEC and co-chair of this initiative, told the audience that their objective was to review the 1996 Unit Management Plan and determine whether it should be revised, amended, or remain as is.

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Town of Inlet opens new sewer facility with ribbon ceremony

The Town of Inlet officially opened its new Wastewater Treatment Plant with a ceremonial ribbon cutting held Friday, September 6, with many well-wishers, including a representative of Governor Cuomo, in attendance.

Supervisor John Frey led the proceedings with introductory comments and thanks to the many who contributed to the plant’s actualization.

The new Inlet Wastewater Plant

The new Inlet Wastewater Plant. Photo by Gina Greco

The quality of the facility, the planning and fortitude involved in bringing them about was acknowledged by several guest speakers, but it was no overnight success, according to Frey.

“Thirteen years ago we started by asking ourselves, ‘Do we need this?’,” he said.

Leading the ribbon-cutting at center are John Frey in the white shirt, and to the left of him, are Matt Cooper, longtime project engineer with Bernier and Carr. The Cooper's right is Lani Ulrich, APA chairwoman. Photo by Gina Greco

Leading the ribbon-cutting at center are John Frey in the white shirt, and to the left of him, are Matt Cooper, longtime project engineer with Bernier and Carr. The Cooper’s right is Lani Ulrich, APA chairwoman. Photo by Gina Greco

Then-Supervisor J.R. Risley had formed a Clean Waters committeee with then-Councilman John Frey appointed chair.

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Primaries: Snead wins unofficial tally, to represent Republicans as supervisor candidate in November

Republican primary elections were held locally in the Towns of Forestport and Long Lake on Tuesday, September 10th. All results are unofficial pending the receipt of absentee ballots.

In the Town of Forestport race for Supervisor, Parker Snead received 171 votes to incumbent William A. Hasenauer’s 157 for a total of 328 votes cast. Snead got 52.13% of the vote to Hasenauer’s 47.87%.

Hasenauer will remain on the November ballot as the Conservative party candidate.

For Highway Superintendent, incumbent William G. Gardner took 55.62% of the vote over Louis J. Sowich who received 44.07%. Gardner received 183 votes, Sowich took 145, and with one write-in there was a total of 329 votes. Continue reading

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CAA passes resolution supporting rail corridor

The Central Adirondack Association Board of Directors passed a resolution on Thursday, September 5 in support of maintaining the rail and recreation trail system on the Remsen-Lake Placid travel corridor.

The resolution supports the original concept of the 1995 DEC Unit Management Plan for the railroad corridor, which provides for the development of rail service and a recreational trail.

In the resolution, the CAA directors acknowledge the proven economic impact of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for the local communities, the historical and cultural significance of the railroad, and the access provided by the railroad for the physically challenged.

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Garden Club sets plant sale

Members of the Old Forge Garden Club will be conducting a plant sale at the Old Forge Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 13th. Plants, seeds and shrubs will be available for sale at great prices. Proceeds of the sale will help fund the purchase of plants for spring planting at Point Park.

The market is located on Park Avenue, behind Old Forge Hard-ware, and is open from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Pledge sheets available for Old Forge Library Elf Walk benefit on Oct. 2nd

All are welcome to join library elves Jingle Belle and Snowflake in the 3rd annual Old Forge Library Elf Walk on Wednesday, October 2 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Participants will walk a total of three miles from the library to Thendara and back. Shuttle service back to the library will be provided for those choosing to walk one way.

A pizza party for all participants will follow the walk. Prizes for the most money donated for sponsorship will be awarded in the Individual and Group categories.

The Town of Webb School Key Club and Snowflake have dominated in most money raised  for the past two years in their categories and are challenging other groups and individuals to outdo their efforts. Continue reading

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