Posts on Oct 2012

Long Lake, NY Cut Off! Long Distance Calls, Cell Phones and Internet Go Down

October 10, 2012, Long Lake, NY.

Frontier Communications suffered an extended service outage in the Central Adirondacks on Wednesday, October 10th. In Long Lake, NY, long-distance phone, internet and cell phone service was unavailable from 10:30pm Tuesday night until mid-afternoon on Wednesday. Residents woke up on Wednesday unable to connect to the cyber super highway by landline, cell or internet. Local customers couldn’t contact Frontier Communications customer service to report the problem as long-distance was disrupted. Local residents did have local telephone service. Concerns over the availability of 9-1-1 were raised, but no issues or emergencies were reported.

A local county representative was able to reach the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office in Lake Pleasant, NY via radio contact to report the problem early on Wednesday morning. The Sheriff’s department confirmed that Frontier was aware of the problem and that the outage had affected Indian Lake as well.

Businesses relying on credit card communications had to manually process the cards. Other retail operations reported internet orders were not being fulfilled. Local lodging owners were frustrated at the lack of service as they are still taking reservations for the season and felt potential customers would be lost due to the service outage.

Local reports speculated that an earthquake in Montreal, Quebec had damaged the communications for Frontier, but it has not been confirmed at this time.

Long distance and internet was restored at approximately 3pm and cell phone service was restored at 3:30pm.

OktoberPETFest will be Oct. 6

LONG LAKE – Join the Town of Long Lake and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Saturday, Oct. 6, for a pet and family friendly event, rain or shine. OktoberPETFest runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Long Lake Ball Field.
The annual Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair kicks off at 11 a.m. with American made wares, pottery, gifts, clothing and treats. Magician Bob Shelley will entertain children starting at 11:00 a.m. followed a full day of fun including an inflatable obstacle course, games and crafts for the kids. Food sold by Willie’s BBQ of Indian Lake, NY.

Calling all dogs, cats and trained animals to participate in a Pet Parade and agility course. Best Dressed Pet, Most Friendly Pet, Best Stuffed Pet and Best Looking Pet are some of the categories to be judged at the Pet Parade at 1:30 p.m.

Pet registration is required by 1 p.m., so don’t be late.

Music by The Emeralds of July, hits the stage at 2 p.m.

The Emeralds of July is a five piece pop group from upstate NY, made up of three cousins, all girls, who were born within two weeks of each other in May of ’96. The other two members are a younger sister/cousin on keyboards and the only boy member on lead guitar, also born in the summer of ’96.   The group was formed when the 4 girls began singing together for fun into their dad’s (uncle John’s) PA in the basement. Before long their natural ability and desire to perform shone thru and they began to put those music lessons to good use, figuring out songs and layering harmonies. Emeralds of July hit the stage at 2pm. Don’t miss this up and coming Capital Region band!

The Second Annual Punkin’ Chunkin Competition begins at 3 p.m. Contact Events Coordinator Danielle Gagnier at (518) 624-3077 ext. 13 for rules.
Tickets are required for kids’ activities and the Bounce Obstacle Course, or buy a bracelet for $10 for unlimited access. No admission required for Craft Fair, Magician, Emeralds of July or Punkin’ Chunkin’.

For more information, go to www.mylonglake.com or www.adirondackarts.org

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