Jul 14, 2014 — Poetry, music, art and cake were part of a celebration marking the centennial of the Old Forge Library yesterday. The library also threw a 100th birthday party for artist Gerda Wikander.
In February of 1914, five people gathered in Old Forge and voted to establish a free library for the use of residents of the Town of Webb.
Over the past century, the library moved several times. In 1977, it moved to the former home of Moses Cohen where it is today. It's also undergone extensive renovation and remodeling. Today, it's a state of the art literary, cultural and community gathering place.
Todd Moe attended Sunday's celebration that included Joe Bruchac reading his original poem, "Wide Branches, Deep Roots", written for the library's centennial, Native American flutist Jesse Bruchac, and lots of avid library users. Go to full article
Jul 14, 2014 — NEWCOMB, N.Y. (AP) Canoe campers seeking solace in New York's newest lake-studded Adirondack playground will encounter a few rules that run counter to the region's tradition of unfettered access.
In the Essex Chain Lakes, permits are required to pitch a tent under lakeside pines. And forget toasting marshmallows over a crackling fire. Campfires are forbidden. Go to full article
Jul 14, 2014 — FORESTPORT, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say they'll resume their search for an 84-year-old man who failed to return from a hiking and camping trip in central New York.
State police say Donald Combs of Sauquoit, near Utica, left a note for his family on Thursday saying he was going camping in the town of Forestport, located on the Adirondack Park's southwestern border in northern Oneida County. Go to full article
Jul 14, 2014 — "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" is a lively journey through the Sinatra song-book. It runs at the Depot Theatre overlooking Lake Champlain in Westport NY... Go to full article
Jul 11, 2014 — Seventy-nine-year-old Leonard Gereau asked his former neighbors at the once-vibrant mining town of Tahawus to dig through their attics. So they did. And they found hundreds... Go to full article
Jul 10, 2014 — There was dramatic news yesterday afternoon from Albany. State officials announced that they will formally reopen the unit management plan for the historic rail corridor that... Go to full article