The Town of Webb received word from Herkimer County that the local match required for a new shuttle bus system has been revised upward from a previous projection—doubled—and would require a renewed commitment from the town and Central Adirondack Association (CAA), according to Nick Rose, executive director of CAP-21.
CAP-21, with assistance from Town of Webb Publicity Director Mike Farmer, has been coordinating a grant application with Herkimer County. Continue reading
John Nemjo, right, of Mountainman Outdoors Supply Company and Paddlefest founder with staff at a previous year’s event.
Adirondack Paddlefest, which will be held in Old Forge on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 15, 16 and 17, is America’s Largest On-Water Canoe, Kayak and Stand-Up-Paddleboard (SUP) Demo and Sale and features over 30 leading manufacturers of canoes, kayaks, SUPs and accessories. Continue reading
Believe 271 Team: Brian McQueen, Believe 271 founder; Otter Lake Fire Chief Jeff Abrial; Old Forge Fire Chief Charlie Bogardus; Truman Williams, President of Barneveld Fire Department. Photo by Marianne Christy
By Marianne Christy
Brian McQueen, a 38-year veteran of the Whitesboro Fire Department, is known by his peers as someone who exemplifies the qualities of a volunteer firefighter.
As past chief and current Deputy Fire Coordinator “271” for Oneida County, McQueen has faced his fair share of emergency situations, but perhaps none so great as receiving word from his doctor that he had Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Continue reading
By Marianne Christy
The Town of Webb Board appointed two new Webb Police officers at its monthly meeting held on Tuesday, May 12.
Anthony Capristo, a native of Schenevus, NY and an Iraqi war veteran, was hired as a full-time officer. Continue reading
The School of the Old Forge Ballet Co. Inc. has scheduled a five-week ballet and tap class for children ages four and up at the Old Forge Studio on Wednesdays in June at 4 p.m.
This one-hour class will include basic ballet exercises for the young dancer and an introduction to musical theatre tap basics. Continue reading
The Eagle Bay Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual White Elephant and Bake Sale at the Eagle Bay Fire Department on Route 28 on Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lots of toys, odds-n-ends, tools, books and much more will be available for sale.
Donations for the sale are appreciated but will only be accepted on Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please, no junk, clothes or electronics. Appliances in good working order will be accepted.
If these days or times are not convenient, please call (315) 357-5121 or 357-2191 to make special arrangements.
There will also be a wide assortment of freshly made baked goods and hot dogs for sale.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police will conduct boat inspections in the Adirondacks on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17 to ensure boaters are aware of new state regulations, adopted in 2014, to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
The regulation requires boaters to remove all visible plant and animal materials from boats, trailers and associated equipment, and to drain boats prior to launching at or departing from DEC lands. Continue reading