Posts on Jun 2010

Adilaska Kennel


A dog-boarding business now taking reservations located in Long Lake. Let Pat pamper your pet while you are away. Located in the small community of Long Lake, NY you can be rest assured your pet is in good hands. Within an hour of Lake Placid, Old Forge, Long Lake’s central location makes it a perfect spot to drop off your pet before heading off on a trip.

Bed Race Permit Denied by the Department of Transportation.

Bed Races will Go On At A New Location

The Long Lake Parks and Recreation department received notification from the New York State Department of Transportation on Friday, June 25 that the permit for the 4th of July Bed Races to run on route 30 was denied.   The 4th of July Bed Races were slated to run on the traditional route, last raced in 1992  from the Long Lake Town Bridge to the Long Lake Town Beach on route 30 at a distance of 2/10’s of a mile . 

Town organizers quickly jumped on planning alternatives.  The race has now been moved earlier to 5pm.  Racers are to meet at the intersection of School Street and Route 30 for a mandatory meeting.    

 Traditionally as far back as 1982 the Bed Races have been held on the 4th of July on route 30 from the Town Bridge to the Town Beach.  The last bed race was held in 1992.   In keeping with tradition an effort was made to “bring back the bed races” to build up community spirit, attract tourists and to entertain the crowds amassing at the town beach in celebration of Independence Day.  The fire department sets up a BBQ, 4i Band from Binghamton will be playing classic rock and the lifeguards stay on duty well into the evening so families can enjoy the festivities and have a prime seat for the 4th of July fireworks.

 The Town of Long Lake had applied for a NYS DOT special permit 33a to host the bed races on the 4th of July.  In addition the town had procured special insurance certification, received the support of the Hamilton County Sheriff, the Long Lake Rescue Squad and the New York State Troopers to help with traffic and crowd control.  The DOT cited the following reasons for denial: 

 “There are no reasonable detours for the event, the date and time of the event correspond with times that holiday travelers would be utilizing Route 30 and the event presents safety issues; the potential of individuals being injured is high.”

 Organizers will be looking for a suitable location to hold the bed races, aiming to procure permission to do it on School Street into the School Parking Lot off of route 30 and starting the races at 5pm to allow enough time for racers to make their way down to the beach for the evening festivities.  Look for updates on #.

Ham Radio Field Days

“Radio Hams” from Long Lake join in national deployment

Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 26 – 27

Long Lake, NY May 14, 2010 – Long Lake “hams” will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators who will be showing off their emergency capabilities this weekend. Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes and other events world- wide, such as the Haiti earthquake. During Hurricane Katrina, Amateur Radio – often called “Ham Radio” – was often the ONLY way people could communicate, and hundreds of volunteer “hams” traveled south to save lives and property.

When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications. On the weekend of June 26 – 27, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with area ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about. Showing the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code, hams from across the USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities.

This annual event, called “Field Day” is the climax of the week long “Amateur Radio Week” sponsored by the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country. Their slogan, “When All Else Fails, Ham Radio Works” is more than just words to the hams as they prove they can send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, Internet or any

other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis. More than 35,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year’s event.

“We hope that people will come and see for themselves, this is not your grandfather’s radio anymore,” said Allen Pitts, W1AGP, of the ARRL. “The communications that ham radio people can quickly create have saved many lives when other systems failed or were overloaded. And besides that – it’s fun!”

In the Long Lake area, the Bear Bait Radio Club from Syracuse, along with local hams, will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at Mt. Sabattis Park on June 26 and 27. They invite the public to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.

There are over 650,000 Amateur Radio licensees in the US, and more than 2.5 million around the world.

Through the ARRL’s Amateur Radio Emergency Services program, ham volunteers provide emergency communications for thousands of state and local emergency response agencies, all for free. To learn more about Amateur Radio, go to

The public is most cordially invited to come, meet and talk with the hams. See what modern Amateur Radio can do. They can even help you get on the air!

Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary

Miller Funeral Home

Dons Small Engine Repairs

Bear Paw Hot Tubs

Lake Street Shoppe

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Adirondack Fibers and Yarn Store

We process raw wool and other fibers into roving that can be spun into yarn. We also sell a variety of useful spinning tools, have a complete yarn shop, and offer demonstrations.

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Computer Clinic

Long Lake