Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013 11:14:41 PM
The Eagle Bay Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank all the workers and everyone who came and supported our Annual Turkey Party that was held on Nov. 16, at the Eagle Bay Fire Station. Most of all we want to say thank you to the various businesses and individuals who donated all the door prizes for our very successful affair.
Once again this annual event was a huge success due to your generosity:
Adirondack Bank, Adirondack Greenhouse Basketry, Amidon Building Co., Beauchamp Build ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013 11:08:21 PM
To the editor,
My Dear Mr. Leach,
I just wanted to thank you for likening yourself to God and making your decision not to have a varsity basketball team this year. Not only was your decision final and self-serving, it was also an awful one. Having talked with other parents I know I'm not alone in my beliefs, I know I'm writing this on behalf of others.
The parents should have had more input into a choice of yours that affects our young men. You should man up and apologize to all whose kids ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013 11:03:19 PM
The Eagle Bay Vol. Hose Co., Inc. wants to thank Billy and the entire staff at Billy's Italian American Restaurant for the successful charity benefit they held for the Eagle Bay Fire Dept. on Monday, Oct. 28.
Billy's Restaurant donated 20 percent of all sales for that evening to our fire department, which is greatly appreciated.
Once again, all who attended agreed that they enjoyed a great meal and at the same time helped out the Eagle Bay Fire Dept.
We thank Billy's Restaurant and the entire To ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013 10:55:44 PM
To the editor
I have some very interesting scientific "Bigfoot News" in the Adirondacks which has recently been brought to my attention by scientist and researchers studying the "Bigfoot in the North Lake Area of the Adirondacks." Most recently "Bigfoot Researchers" were on two separate expeditions in the North Lake Area, Town of Ohio. The first expedition found fifteen Bigfoot tracks of which one was casted measuring 14-1/2" long. The second expedition found one 13-1/2" Bigfoot track next to a ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013 10:53:05 PM
We would like to thank the fine community of friends and family for the gifts of food, cards and sympathies to help with our bereavement.
Your generous acts of kindness were warmly appreciated.
The family of Frank Ritz
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013 1:19:58 PM
To the editor
I am not trying to convince anyone that the process of navigating the new world of healthcare is not a hassle. My experience confirms the difficulties that everyone has complained of, but patience, persistence and leveraging the assistance available can ease the burdens of the process. Maintaining resolve can truly produce success in the form of savings and improved healthcare coverage.
My introduction to the new healthcare marketplace began with the receipt of a cancellation notic ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:32:19 AM
The North Woods Community Center Board of Directors wishes to thank Billy's Restaurant and his crew for the fundraising event held on Thursday, Nov. 21.
At the same time, members and friends of Dewey Old Forge Chapter #449, Order of Eastern Star, State of New York, surprised Ruth Brussel with flowers and acrylic plaque honoring her 65 years as a very active member of the Order.
Ruth is a past Matron of the Chapter and currently serves as Chaplain. Ruth enjoys the Order and what it stands f ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:27:11 AM
Once again the Old Forge Christmas on Main Street will be brightened by hanging holiday baskets sponsored by CAP-21.
We would like to express our appreciation to those businesses and individuals who helped make these baskets possible, with a major THANK YOU to Mountain Greenery which helped underwrite the cost of new baskets, hangers and liners. In addition, we would like to thank the decorating team of Kate Russell, Shellie Organski, and Kristin Frymire; greenery donated by Walt's Tree Se ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:13:58 AM
To the editor,
The recent election for the Forestport Town Supervisor once again proves how very important each and every vote is, be it in a primary, on Election Day, or in absentee balloting.
The Town of Forestport has been served very well under the capable, successful and experienced leadership of Supervisor William Hasenauer. Bill's understanding of people, their problems and community needs and concerns, have been met with a firm, fair and consistent hand over the years of his terms ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013 10:56:13 PM
To the editor
I read with mirth all the pomp and circumstance of the ribbon cutting ceremonies for the grand opening of the TOBIE trail and the information center in Eagle Bay on Nov. 5th. You can imagine my surprise and disappointment when I attempted to use the facility in Eagle Bay last Fri. it was closed.
It is not every day one gets to utilize the ambience of a $100,000 outhouse but it was not TO BIE.
Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 2:10:58 PM
This past week "bigfoot researchers" were out in the woods in the Town of Ohio looking for sign of a bigfoot reported by many residents.
Researchers tried a wood-knocking technique hoping to lure in a bigfoot close for observation. The wood-knocking technique is used by great apes to communicate to each other. It has worked for researchers in the past.
After a few wood-knocks by a researcher, ten minutes later out of the mountains comes a loud roaring vocalization heard by many which went on f ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5:08:17 PM
Eric Dupont of Forestport, serving with the Army National Guard at Headquarters Company 2-108th Infantry, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential. Promotions also recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for careers in the New York Army National Guard. The promotion was announced by Major General Patrick Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:28:12 PM
The Polar Bears want to thank everyone who attended and purchased from the Consignment Sale on Saturday, Nov. 2.
It was a successful day for the Polar Bears. Thank you to Bikes & Boards for their donation. Thank you to Barb, Laurie, Jill, Windy and Deb. Thanks also to Louie for his ski expertise.
Until next year.
Laura and Roy Cooper
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:08:53 PM
Dear Old Forge Community and MAC's Volunteers
I have been chosen to help direct the MAC's Safe Ride program and would like to take this time to introduce myself to all of you. Many of you may already know me, but I know several do not.
My name is Monique Masters and I was born and raised in Lowville. Starting in 1998, I began working in Old Forge for summer employment until I graduated from HCCC in 2001. That winter, I chose to move to Old Forge permanently. I have had the opportunity to work in ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:08:49 PM
To the editor
On Oct. 17 this year, my wife and I boarded the Adirondack Scenic railroad At Union Station In Utica for a round trip to Big Moose station, the trip was a very memorable and pleasant experience, we both had a great trip.
We left Union Station at 9:30 a.m. with many points of interest pointed out as we made our way to the first stop at Thendara Station. At this stop there were shuttle buses waiting to shuttle people to a variety of shopping places in Old Forge.
Many people exited ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:28:44 PM
Dear Adirondack Express readers
Voters reaffirmed that the Adirondack Park belongs to all New Yorkers. Proposition 4 (Township 40) was approved by a wide margin. Voters also approved Proposition 5 that expands the Jay Mountain Wilderness as part of a land swap with the NYCO mineral company. The approval of this constitutional amendment expands access to all sides of the Jay Mountain Wilderness and adds important new resources to the Forest Preserve.
Election results show that New Yorkers care de ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 9:08:21 PM
By Jeff Ell
The price of venison
Back in the good old days, folks used to congregate at the home of someone with a deer hanging in their yard. Getting a deer was a big deal, a time for hearty handshakes and the telling of stories. While I'm sure the good old days were good for some things; they weren't nearly as good for hunting as these days.
Today, North America has more whitetail deer than at any time in recorded history. Most states are scrambling to keep herds at sustainable levels by len ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 9:08:22 PM
To the editor
During the past two years while advocating the conversion of the existing rail tracks through the Adirondacks to a rail trail I would occasionally hear an argument that went something like this: "Mass transit is the thing of the future, we should keep the track so it will be there when we need it."
None of these people intended to actually use the mass transit, they wanted it there for someone else. What they were really saying was, "We need the sacred rail corridor but it's really ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 7:28:10 PM
To the editor
One important indicator of the maturity of an individual is how well that person can holistically take care of themselves. This is also true for nations. The United States through its struggling new health care plans is trying to reach a higher level of maturity regarding its health services for all its citizens.
It is an extremely complex, challenging endeavor that will take time, expertise, cooperation and money. England is doing well with its public funded health care prog ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:08:56 PM
To the editor:
The Adirondacks are New York’s environmental jewel, a vacation destination for people from across our state, and home to tens of thousands of people who work and raise their families here.
By voting yes for Propositions 4 and 5 on the statewide ballot, New Yorkers will expand the Adirondack Forest Preserve and open new lands for public recreation; help preserve 100 jobs in an area where they are sorely needed; and clear up unfortunate property title disputes that have linger ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 6:28:51 PM
Well, the leaves have fallen, the air is getting cooler, another summer has passed. I hope you all had a good one.
Fall brings many things, one of these is election time. There are many local names on the ballot his year, all unopposed.
I know it seems like it isn't that important to get out and vote when that is the case, but to the candidates, at least I know to myself, I like to see your support and I am sure others do too.
There also are a number of other matters on the ballot th ...
Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013 1:47:19 PM
To the editor,
On June 11, 2012, my wife and I had the opportunity to attend a Forestport Planning Board Meeting. This letter is to express our sincere gratitude for the outstanding job both Brad Smith and Kim Kratzenberg displayed at that meeting.
They acted in a very professional manner dealing with all the cases that were scheduled to be heard, including a reappearance of a business owner, who needed to provide prior requested documents. Other current businesses and proposed business cases we ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:48:40 PM
To the editor
An open letter to the people of Forestport
My name is Kim Kratzenberg. I have served the Town of Forestport as its Clerk to the Planning and Codes Office for the past 18 years, as many of you know. I have always taken great pride in our town, having been born and raised here, the daughter of Hubert and Pauline Wandover.
After graduation, my husband Bob and I married and chose to stay in the Town of Forestport to live and raise our sons, Bob and Kyle, and to earn livings and invest ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:28:35 PM
To the editor
Proposition 5, on the Nov. 5 ballot seeks approval to exchange 200 acres of "forever wild" forest preserve in the Adirondack Park with a mining company. This is a raw deal and should be voted down.
There are three main reasons to vote "No" on Proposition 5.
First, Proposition 5 sets a terrible precedent. It marks the first time that forest preserve lands are swapped for private commercial benefit. Recent forest preserve amendments instead were for public benefits like protecting ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:48:59 AM
To all of my family, friends and neighbors for all of their prayers, visits, cards and food during my recent surgery, thank you.
To Jim and Joanne and Bruce and Evelyn, who called and visited daily, thank you. To my grandson Josh, thank you.
To all of the Inlet EMTs, Ron, Jim, Andrew, Jason, Becky, Kayla and Georgia, who responded to my home, thank you.
It is comforting to know that where I live I truly am not alone. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Thank You.