Daily Archives: April 23, 2015


My lawn is scarred with mounds of dirt

I’ve been told they were made by moles

I also have squiggly ridges

Could they have been made by voles?

I swear I’m harboring a prairie dog

My patience is sorely tested

Regardless of which critter it may be

I’ve had it with being molested

Betty Harwood

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TOW reports police activity

A 45-year-old Thendara man was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd degree following a traffic stop on Tuesday, April 21 at 3:12 p.m.

According to the report, the arrest occurred during a traffic stop while assisting a state agency.

The investigation revealed that the man had a revoked New York state driver’s license with a total of six suspensions.

He was arraigned before Hon. John Graham of the Town of Webb Court and was remanded to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 bail/$1,000 bond.

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Earth Day: NY State leading on environment

On the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, New York’s environmental and public interest community reflected on the progress made, as well as the need to return New York to its status as the national environmental leader with implementation of key policy initiatives in 2015.

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, New York has been a national environmental leader on several fronts, including: Continue reading

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There will be an expansion to the Adirondack Women’s Softball League this summer as Linda and Pete Leszyk, owners of The Tavern in Eagle Bay, sponsor the latest team. The team will take on players representing Raquette Lake Tap Room, the Bear Trap in Indian Lake, North Creek Black Widows from the Inn on Gore, the Long Lake Barking Spiders, The Inn at Speculator, and the Inlet Hot Screamers of Screamen Eagle/Matt’s Draft House who went undefeated in the 2014 season. The team is being organized by Samantha Luce and will be coached by Ken Thibado. In an effort to raise money for equipment and team uniforms, the public is invited to an expansion team gathering at The Tavern on Sunday, April 26 beginning at 4 p.m. There will be drink specials, raffles, and a 50/50 raffle. Also, the name of the team will be announced during the event.

By Marianne Christy

If you have ever thought about becoming a volunteer firefighter, emergency medical responder, a driver, or social member of the Otter Lake or Old Forge Fire Departments, stop by the respective fire houses on Saturday, April 25 or Sunday, April 26, as the departments take part in Recruit NY, the state-wide initiative to increase emergency responder numbers.

Otter Lake Fire Department’s event will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Old Forge Fire Department’s is set for Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue reading

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