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Thank you everyone for welcoming us into your hearts and community

Dear neighbors, friends and family:

After a little over one year of meeting and greeting guests, Travis and I are faced with making a most difficult decision. It is with a heavy heart we will be closing the doors of The Knotty Pine after dinner service on October 11th for good until it is sold.

From the beginning, we were enthusiastic that we had what it took to own and operate a restaurant together.  Continue reading

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T.H.E. Loop ride set October 1st

The 6th Annual T.H.E. Loop Motorcycle Ride which raises funds for local breast cancer patients will be held Saturday, October 1.

Following the ride, there will be a series of raffles for items donated by local businesses and supporters of the cause.

Among the items that have been collected are: a copy of the DVD, Rob Roy, signed by star Liam Neeson; handmade cutting board, bird house, and tool box planter by Tom Beckingham; handmade pair of buckets/pails by Gordon Gauvin; and Rhodonite (pink) bead bracelet and earrings by South Bay Jewelry.

Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased the day of the event or by mail at: T.H.E. Loop, HC82 Box 574, Raquette Lake, NY 13436.

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Herkimer Cty Legislator: Incumbent Patrick Russell seeking reelection

Legislator Patrick Russell is seeking reelection to his seventh term as northern Herkimer County’s representative in the County Legislature.

He will appear on the Republican, Conservative and Independence ballot lines in November.

Russell said he’s attuned to the needs of his fellow residents and, as a legislator, has worked hard to advance and protect their interests.

“I share their concerns. My entire life has been spent in this community and I have many friends and family here. I am aware of the struggles people face in our part of the world. I understand the burden that government spending puts on our local taxpayers. Continue reading

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VIEW event at North. Street: Stems & Steins Festival returns for second year on September 24 & 25

View will present the 2nd Annual Stems & Steins Festival, a wine, beer and food event, at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center and Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25.

The festival will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

The event celebrates New York State entrepreneurs and their products, and is sponsored by Pride of New York and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Continue reading

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Historical Wooden Boat Tour of the Fulton Chain set for Saturday

The Town of Webb Historical Assoc-iation will sponsor a fund-raising Historical Boat Tour of the Fulton Chain of Lakes on Saturday, September 17.

Participants will meet at the Old Forge Navigation Dock at 1 p.m. and enjoy a narrated tour of 20 historic places of interest along the Fulton Chain aboard antique wooden boats.

Town of Webb Historian Peg Masters compiled the list of locations of historical note and provided the narrative and accompanying vintage photos that will be utilized by those guiding the tour.

The list of historic properties includes the Hollywood Hills Hotel on First Lake, deCamp Islands (known as Treasure and Skull Islands) at the entrance to Second Lake, the site of the Bald Mountain House Hotel on the north shore of Third Lake, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Fourth Lake.

Guides will also visit Indian Point on the First Lake Channel, site of the 1833 murder of Native American trapper Peter Waters, known as Drid, at the hands of Nat Foster.

Among those who will be donating the use of their antique or historic boats are Ken Hinckley of Big Moose Lake, Diane and Chris Gaige, Deke and Carol Morrison, and Doc and Judy Foley who are organizers of the inaugural event.

Many of the boat taxis received high honors at the Antique Boat Show which takes place every July at the Old Forge Lakefront and is presented by the Adirondack Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.

The cost of the approximate two-hour tour is $50 per person and includes a complimentary drink/beverage of your choice at Sister’s Bistro, Tony Harper’s Too or Slickers at the conclusion of the tour.

All proceeds will benefit the operational expenses at the Goodsell Museum.

Pre-sale tickets are available at the Goodsell Museum located at 2993 State Route 28, or by calling (315) 369-3838. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour, seating provided.

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Town of Webb board authorizes legal action against owners of non-compliant property

Following a brief discussion at the Town of Webb Board Meeting on September 13, the Board voted unanimously to authorize and direct Supervisor Robert Moore and Town Attorney Richard Frye to take action against a property owner for failure to comply with the local ordinance and state fire prevention and building code.

The action involves commencing with a legal proceeding in New York State Supreme Court of Herkimer County.

The offending property is located on Grove Trail and owned by Mark and Therese Frateshi , according to Attorney Frye.

The proceedings were prompted following months-long complaints to the Webb Code Enforcement Office by area property owners.

It was alleged that the Frateshis were violating local ordinance and state code by using a bunkhouse as a residence.

Following an investigation by Town of Webb Code Enforcement Officer Andy Getty, a notice of violation was issued directing the property owners to cease and requiring them to correct the violations within thirty days.

Subsequently the Town of Webb Code Enforcement office has determined that corrections have not been made, according to Frye.

The passage of the resolution by the Town Board allows the immediate initiation of legal action, Frye said.

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Polar Bear Ski Club submits revised McCauley Mtn. plan to Town Board

Group decides that single yurt would suffice, save money for town and ski clubs

Polar Bear Ski Club representative William Hollister spoke to the Town of Webb Board last Tuesday at the board’s monthly meeting, to give an update to a presentation he given on the club’s behalf last month.

The Polar Bears had proposed that two yurts be erected at McCauley Mountain, which is owned by the Town of Webb.

That plan has changed, according to Hollister.

To ease costs to the participating ski clubs and to the Town of Webb, Hollister said the Polar Bear committee has decided to scale the effort back, at least initially, to a single yurt.

Hollister also said the town’s McCauley Mountain Committee is involved in creating a plan for the chalet, and that the Polar Bears felt it appropriate to take a modest approach and allow that committee to do its thing before proposing anything major.

“With the McCauley Mountain Committee working towards the development of the lodge, and helping the lodge get better, we all decided that we had better slow down and not try to rush into anything permanent at this time,” Hollister said.

“[We decided] that we should instead work with the McCauley Mountain Committee and the Town to better McCauley down the road, and to do it right… So we decided to team up and go with one yurt,” he said.

Through a donation of a heating unit, the Polar Bears are now capable of heating and maintaining the yurt on their own, which would effectively lower the overall cost to the town to no more than $3,000. Continue reading

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