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Friday, December 19, 2014
Old Forge, NY ,

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Ready to ride

Snodeo was a success and the Town of Webb trails are open, and so begins the 2014-15 snowmobile season. Old Forge has snow and is dressed up in its holiday best. What else could a winter-lover want?

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Town board makes residency a requirement for police chief position

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - Updated: 9:48 AM

By MEGAN ULRICH Express News Staff The Town of Webb Board held its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the town offices. Councilman Mike Ross led the meeting in the absence of Supervisor Riehle. Town Attorney ...

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APA approves Inlet boathouse construction

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - Updated: 9:48 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff INLET -- It has been in the works since 2011 and the go-ahead was given by the Adirondack Park Agency last month. Supervisor John Frey told the town board Tuesday, Dec. 9, that the APA has approved ...

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DEC seeks bike trail input

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - Updated: 9:48 AM

BY MEGAN ULRICH  Express News Staff The New York State Department of Conservation will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Raquette Lake Union Free School regarding mountain bike trail improvement in ...

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School bands will perform on Dec. 17

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - Updated: 9:48 AM

The Senior Band, Junior Band and Stage Band will perform their holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17.  Featured during this concert will be each section of the band performing as a small ensemble. Selections w ...

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Old Forge Library announces annual Christmas Party

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - Updated: 9:48 AM

The Old Forge Library will hold its annual Family Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m. on Friday Dec. 19 at the library.  The public is invited to come out and enjoy a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” followed by t ...

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Bob Thayer Memorial holiday movie for kids is coming up

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - Updated: 9:48 AM

The annual free Bob Thayer Memorial Holiday Movie for kids will happen on Saturday, Dec. 20. It is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, in cooperation with Bob Card and Helen Zyma of the Strand Theatre. The mo ...

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A long story short

By Mart Allen

Public information
Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage, or to put it another way, a politician’s way of selling a low commodity to the masses. At one time the American public could depend on the press to ferret out deleterious schemes to bilk the taxpayers and further enrich and empower political ideology. But that is not a given in this day and age. Fred Reed, political pundit recently pointed that out in a column titled, Scurrilous Commentary. He described i ...

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Trails vs. roads in Old Forge

To the editor
I have been reading a lot of blogs and other articles about the plowing of roads in Old Forge. 
First I would like to say roads are not snowmobile trails. I am 100 per cent in favor of safety on the roads, but some of us have to use the roads to get to the trail system. I have been coming to this area snowmobiling since 1973, and a camp owner since 1987 in Hollywood hills. I've seen the road situation when its been both good and bad. It seems to me that whoever is road supervi ...

Police Reports

Police log

On Nov. 26, around 11:55 p.m., Officer Luebbert and Officer Silverman conducted a traffic stop on South Shore Road in Old Forge. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Robert C. Schweitzer, 51, of New Hartford for Driving While Intoxicated. Schweitzer was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor), Operating a Vehicle with .08 or more of Alcohol in Blood (misdemeanor), and a traffic infraction all returnable to the Town of Webb Court at a later date. 

On Nov. 28, around 2 a.m., ...

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