Posts on Jun 2018

  Long Lake Highway Department Announces Parking Restrictions

The Long Lake Highway Department has a Full Depth Reclamation project slated  along Dock Road, Keough Road and Becker Road in Long Lake, NY. A gravel surfaced road will be in place until paving is complete in 2019.
 
The Long Lake Highway department anticipates no parking on the shoulders along Dock Rd, Keough Road and Becker Road.  This includes areas from the Long Lake Town Hall to the State Boat Launch.  It also includes Dock Road along the stretch from the Long Lake Marina and Hardware Store to the NYS State Boat Launch and Keough Road.  This schedule is subject to change without notice.  Please note that cars parked along the shoulders of these roads will be towed at the owner’s expense.
 
This is part of an on-going paving project with final paving and resurfacing to be complete in the summer of 2019. 
 
Alternate parking is available at the Town of Long Lake Municipal Lot at 1179 Main Street, the site of the former Long Lake Highway Garage.
 
Starting the last week of July phase two of this project is now underway with culvert replacement and installation of a water line along this stretch of road  with the Long Lake Highway Department reserving the right to change the schedule without notice.

What does this mean for my vacation?

Not much.  The traffic will move.  You’ll be happy to see people flagging.  Just don’t park on the shoulders.  Relax and enjoy.  

The machine is big.  

Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 23 and 24 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service 

Members of the Bear Bait Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 23 – 24 at Mt. Sabattis Park in Long Lake. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. 
 
For more than 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster or emergency, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. More than 35,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2017. 
 
“It’s easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with no knowledge of how the devices function or connect to each other,” said David Isgur, communications manager for the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. “But if there’s an interruption of service or you’re out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That’s the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communications outage.” 
 
“Hams can literally throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world,” Isgur added. “Hams do this by using a layer of Earth’s atmosphere as a sort of mirror for radio waves. In today’s electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters or emergencies if the standard communication infrastructure goes down.” 
 
Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are more than 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 9 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as the Bear Bair Radio Club, it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in the Adirondacks. 
For more information about Field Day or Amateur Radio, contact Scott Marriam kb2bdb@aol.com, or visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio. 

Bear Bait Radio Club Welcome Signs
Long Lake