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Raquette Lake Winter Carnival

The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick on Saturday, February 16th with youth activities start at 11am . Games will include a sack race, sledding, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and tug-of-war.  At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.
 
Registration for events will take place at the Raquette Lake Library.  Round out the day by warming up at the bonfire and the annual tug-o-war.
 
At 2p.m. Magicians Chris and Pete of Chris and Pete Amusements will perform in the Raquette Lake Library. The show is free.
 
Fireworks are slated for 7pm. Showcase will be weather dependent.  Check www.facebook.com/raquettelakefor schedule updates.
 
On Sunday, February 17th, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary sponsor a $10 all you can eat Pancake Breakfast at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall.  
 
At Noon on Sunday the Cross-Cut / Chainsaw competition will be held on the Raquette Lake Village Green. In 2019 the Chainsaw Competition will be sponsored by the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club. This long-standing tradition is a not to be missed event featuring timed men’s, women’s and mixed divisions.  Competitors must bring their own chainsaw!
 
Cookie donations are requested for Saturday, February 16th.  Please drop off at the Raquette Lake Library.  As in years past the Raquette Lake Library will be open for hot chocolate, cookies and warmth all day on Saturday.  Raquette Lake Events Coordinator Kat Forsell will be coordinating the events of the weekend.
 
For more information www.myraquettelake.com
 

Pete and Chris Magicians at 2pm on Saturday, February 16th at the Raquette Lake Library and it’s free!

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Winter Wonderland Week

Tubing at Oak Mountain happening Tuesday, February 19th.  It’s FREE!  Includes lunch.  Bus transportation provided! 

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Cross Cut and Chainsaw competition happening on Sunday, February 17th, 2019! At noon.  

 
Celebrate President’s Week in Long Lake with tons of winter activities and events held daily.
 
Kicking off the schedule is a Kids Movie Night featuring Incredibles 2 at the Town Hall on Friday the 15th, with transportation to and from provided by the Town. Call 518-624-3077 to sign up, pick up will begin around 4pm, with drop occurring directly following the movie. 
 
Over the weekend Raquette Lake is the place to be with their annual Winter Carnival the 16th & 17th. Fun for all ages, and games throughout the day, including Ice Golf, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Tug O’ War, and many more.  The good times kick off at 11am, with the magic show happening at 2pm in the Raquette Lake Library.  And don’t forget to come back on Sunday for the ever popular Crosscut and Chainsaw competitions starting at 12pm.
 
Monday the 18th the Town of Long Lake will be offering a Snowmobile Safety course in the Town Hall from 9am-5pm. There are limited spaces available, so sign up early by calling 518-624-3077. Lunch provide by the Town of Long Lake.
 
Tuesday’s destination is Oak Mountain in Speculator for an afternoon of snow tubing with lunch provided by the Town of Long Lake. Transportation is available on the Little Bus, leaving at 10am, sign up by calling 518-624-3077.
 
Wednesday’s cure for cabin fever is a Kids’ Art Class hosted by local artist and Incapahco Studios owner Louisa at the Town Hall starting at 11am. Kids will have the opportunity for hands on instruction with a local artist, and supplies, tools and materials will be provided. Sign up is highly encouraged, by calling 518-624-3077.
 
Don’t forget to stop by Trivia Night in Long Lake at the Long View Lodge on Wednesday the 6th.
 
For anyone looking for a little winter exercise, join us at the Geiger Arena on Thursday at 11am for a semi-guided Nordic ski around Long Lake. Skis can be procured through Hoss’s Country Corner or the ADK Trading Post, and all ability levels are welcome. Rentals and tour are free, and sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.
 
Friday the 22nd we have the perfect cap to a holiday week, the return of the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour starting at 5pm.  The Little Bus will be running to ferry everyone between the participating businesses, and tickets must be purchased ahead of time by visiting www.mylonglake.com/tour, or by calling 518-624-3077.

And don’t forget the Geiger Ice Skating Rink and Sledding Hill will be open extended hours all week.  Opening daily at 1pm – 5pm/6pm – 10pm.  Free ice skates, sledding hill, bonfires on Saturday night.  Look for special smores nights.  Great family outings.  Popcorn, hot chocolate, foosball and more!  Free wifi too! 
 

Hors D’Oeuvres Tour Feb 22nd, 2019 in Long Lake

On Friday, February 22nd the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department and area restaurants open up the doors for the return of the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour from 6pm until 10pm. Venues for 2019 are The Adirondack Growl and Grub, Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub and the Long View Lodge.
 
Tickets are $35 for individuals or a $65 for a couple. Guests will dine on three appetizers from each restaurant and vote for the best. The Long Lake Little Bus will provide free door to door transportation.  Guests will be responsible for gratuities and drinks are sold separately.
 
Purchase tickets on-line at www.mylonglake.com/tour. Guests traveling from out of town are welcome to participate in our Little Bus park and ride service from their lodging location or from the municipal lot located at 1167 Main Street in Long Lake, NY.  
 
The order of venue’s will be selected at random the day of the event. Guests use a voting card to review their items and assign a score. Each venue has a half hour to serve before the guests move on to the next location.  Guests participating in the event travel as a group with event liaisons helping guide the guests on the tour.
 
Every guest becomes the judge and vote on a points system considering presentation, quality, taste, texture and originality.  Comments are encouraged.  Each restaurant will be awarded their best appetizer and reviews at the end of the tour which may be used to help design their upcoming menus or their social media channels. Each participating restaurant will be recognized for the best hors d’oeuvres served at their individual establishment. 
 
Advance Tickets are $35 for individual ticket or best deal is $65 a couple.  On-line sales will close on Tuesday, February 19that noon.  www.mylonglake.com/tour
 
All the restaurants are open for regular dining service in addition to the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour.
 
Participating establishments include, The Adirondack Hotel, The Adirondack Growl and Grub, the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub and the Long View Lodge.  For more information on the event or lodging or please call 518-624-3077. Guests must register in advance.
 
 

2019 Long Lake Winter Carnival Wrap Up

Long Lake Fire Department Serves Lunch

The Long Lake Winter Carnival was held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 despite the predictions of all things, SNOW!  Events were held throughout the day at Mt. Sabattis, located off of S80, aka The Power Line Trail for snowmobiliers. Events were slated for noon and continued throughout the day until the fireworks finale at 6:30pm. 

Families and friends gathered around four bonfires, wood generously donated by Donnelly’s Logging and fires also started by Tom Donnelly. Thanks Tom.  The Ice Farm was on site installing three sculptures including an ice sculpture selfie board, the Long Lake Little Bus and a sculpture of a hammer, sponsored by new construction business, Howe May We Help You, llc.  

Events kicked off with a snowmobile parade, coronation of King and Queen, Erik Arsenault and Kate O’Dowd.  There was a wacky hat competition and then the real centerpiece of the afternoon, the Cardboard Sled Races.  A variety of sleds were created from a tropical island theme, to a butterfly with wings, the Long Lake Little Bus and even a sled that has competed in the last FIVE sled races.  That box is well preserved!  

Special Thanks to snowmobilers who traveled to Long Lake on our groomed snowmobile trail system and stopped by our local businesses.  We’re open 7 days a week all winter!  Stop on bye! 

Other events throughout the day included the one-shot hockey, Ladies Frying Pan Toss and the Men’s Caber Toss.  Special thank yous to our prize donators including: Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club, Long Lake Diner, Long Lake Fire Department and the Town of Long Lake. 

Here is a full list of the winners.

2019 Long Lake Winter Carnival Winners
 
Goalie’s Day Off – Mathurin Griffith – $50 Cash Prize Sponsored by The Long Lake Diner
 
Ladies Frying Pan Toss – Prizes Sponsored by Town of Long Lake
1.    Hillarie Logan-Dechene – 50’ 3”
2.    Lillian Dechene – 49’
3.    Jennifer Okey – 45’ 9”
 
Men’s Feats of Strength – $150 Prizes Sponsored by the Moonlighter’s Club
1.    Matt LaPlant 24 feet
2.    Jeff Ruby – 23 Feet
3.    Daniel George – 22 ½ feet
 
Wackiest Hat Contest – Cash Prize Sponsored by Town of Long Lake
1.    Delaney Carr
 
Cardboard Sled Races – Sponsored by Town of Long Lake
12 & Under
1.    Claire Danchetz
2.    Charlie Harris
3.    The Maple Boys – Griffin Farr, Declan Farr, Morgan Delehanty
 
13-17
1.    Mason Meher
2.    Reid Waite & Annalise Penrose
3.    Garrett Clark
 
Adult
1.    Lillian Dechene & Christina
2.    Kristie Lance
3.    Sam Keller

Best in Show
1.    Reid Waite – Long Lake Little Bus
2.    Island with Palm Trees – Carissa Lance
3.    Taco – Jacob Richards
 
Best Cardboard Sled Crash – Sponsored by Stewart’s Shops
1.     Kaleb Keller
 
Bonfires Sponsored by Donnelly’s Logging & Donnelly’s Sunset Point
 
Ice Sculptures  by The Ice Farm sponsored by
 
Another Paradise Cove
Adirondack Growl & Grub
Turner’s Pizza
Motel Long Lake
Long View Lodge
Roalsvig Law
Long Lake Real Estate
Adirondack Hotel
Long Lake Rentals
Corporate Service Solutions
ADK Trading Post
Gillis Real Estate
Hoss’s Country Corner
Shamrock Motel & Cottages
Chipman Woodworks
Howe May We Help You, llc
Town of Long Lake

 

2019 Jan 19-21 Winter Storm Prep Long Lake & Raquette Lake Info

Friday, January 18, 2019
From Long Lake Town Supervisor Clark J. Seaman

Long Lake and Raquette Lake residents, considering the winter storm forecast for this weekend, I want to share some information with you.

Yesterday our neighboring supervisors and I met with representatives from NYSEG to continue discussions regarding the power outages (more on that at a later date). At that meeting they assured us that they have crews on standby this weekend to respond as quickly as possible to any power outages.

Today Chip Farr and I participated in a conference call with NY state officials from various agencies to discuss preparations for this weekend. Forecasts, for what they are worth, are predicting several inches to two feet of snow starting Saturday night into Sunday followed by a wintery mix of sleet and rain and possible high winds. Temperatures are expected to drop, and we could experience flash freezing.

Our local road crews will be working to keep our roads clear and safe as they always do, and throughout this storm Chip and I will be in touch with NYSEG, state and county officials, as necessary.

Given these conditions, we could experience power outages. Should that happen and they are extensive, we will open the Town Hall in Long Lake and the school in Raquette Lake for people to go and stay warm. If you need a ride, call my home phone 518-624-3894 or my cell 518-514-1147 and we’ll make arrangements for transportation.

The important thing is that everyone stays safe. Don’t travel unless absolutely necessary, check on your neighbors and call if you need help.

Finally, please share this with your friends and family that might not see it on social media.

Clark J. Seaman
Long Lake Town Supervisor

Long Lake will be hosting Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 19th at Mt. Sabattis starting at Noon.  This event will go on as scheduled.

2019 Winter Carnival Events and Schedule Announced, Long Lake

Wacky Hat Contest

The Long Lake Winter Carnival WILL happen, no matter the anticipated weather event that is heading towards the northeast.  

Long Lake’s Weather Outlook from Weatherunderground as of Thurs 1/17

Friday 01/18
40% / 0.3 in
Variably cloudy with snow showers. High 28F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

Friday Night 01/18
20% / 0 in
Cloudy. Low -4F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday 01/19
50% / 0.4 in
Cloudy. Snow showers developing in the afternoon. High 9F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Saturday Night 01/19
100% / 9.3 in
Periods of snow. Low 4F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 100%. 8 to 12 inches of snow expected.

Sunday 01/20
100% / 5.3 in
Watching a potential winter storm. Snow during the morning will give way to lingering snow showers during the afternoon. Morning high of 8F with temps falling to near -5. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 5 to 8 inches of snow expected.

Sunday Night 01/20
30% / 0.2 in
A few snow showers scattered about the area in the evening, otherwise a good deal of clouds. Low -18F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

King of the Mountain

On Saturday, January 19th at noon, the Long Lake Winter Carnival will be held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, NY located at 6 Pavilion Way off of Deerland Road, NYS Route 30.  Events begin with a bonfire, snowmobile parade, and coronation of the King and Queen.  Free activities are slated throughout the day.  The Cardboard Sled Races start at 1pm with prizes awarded for speed and overall award for Best Decoration.  Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape only.  Racing categories are for individuals and for teams. The ice skating rink and sledding hill will be open throughout the day.

 
Other events throughout the day include a Wackiest Hat Contest, Town-Wide Photo, Kids Balloon Chase, Goalie’s Day Off, Men’s Feats of Strength, the Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Broomball and fireworks at 6:30pm. All events are free. Some events will require special waiver form to be signed by participants. 
 
The Ice Farm, featuring the talents of award-winning ice sculptor Stan Kolonko, will be on site carving incredible works of ice art all day long. Businesses or organizations interested in sponsoring an ice carving or race prizes are asked to contact the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Office at 518-624-3077. Cash prizes provided by the Long Lake Fire Department, Long Lake Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club and the Town Of Long Lake.
 
Schedule of Events – All times subject to change without notice. The Long Lake Fire Department will provide hot food, hot chocolate, popcorn and snacks.  This event happens snow, rain or shine.  All times subject to change without notice.
 
12pm Winter Carnival Kick off, Ice Sculptures Installation Begins, Registration opens and free lunch served by the Long Lake Fire Department
12:15pm Snowmobile Parade – conditions permitting
12:30pm Coronation of Moonlighter’s King and Queen
12:45pm Wackiest Hat Competition – 1st Place Prize Only!  $50
1:00pm  Cardboard Sled Races – Registration is required for Cardboard sled racing.  Must be present and registered no later than 12:45pm
2:00pm  (or immediately following Sled Races) Town Wide Photo
2:15pm Balloon Chase for Kids 9 and under
2:30pm One Shot Hockey aka Goalie’s Day Off – Prize Sponsored by Long Lake Diner  $50 for First Place
3:00pm Ladies Frying Pan Toss – Prizes Sponsored by Town of Long Lake $75, $50 $25
3:45pm  Men’s Feats of Strength – Caber Toss – Prizes Sponsored by Moonlighter Snowmobile Club $75, $50 $25
4:30pm  Broomball – 5 people per team, registration required.  Prize for 1st Place Team $100 Sponsored by Long Lake Fire Department
6:30pm  Fireworks
 
The Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center, Geiger Arena is located at 6 Pavilion Way across from the Long Lake Post Office on Deerland Road, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY.  This event is free.  Parking available in the lower parking lot, along South Hill Road, Owls Head Lane and at the Post Office after 12pm.  There will be free shuttle service running starting at 6pm until 2am to and from the event location and pickups throughout town.  Call 518-524-3106 for a ride.  Open to the public.   Snowmobiles welcome! 
 
For more information about Long Lake, www.mylonglake.com  or FB at www.facebook.com/mylonglake

New Year’s Eve Happenings in Long Lake, NY ADKS

Lots to do in Long Lake on New Year’s Eve. Little Bus 518-524-3106
 
Plenty of dining options for those looking for a special night out with friends, family or a romantic New Year’s Eve Date. 
 
The Long View Lodge, The Adirondack Hotel and the Long Lake Diner are offering delicious dinners with menus boasting seafood, prime rib, champagne toasts, crab legs and so much more. 
 
 
Long View Lodge 
 
Adirondack Hotel New Years Eve Menu on Facebook 
 
Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub Menu
 
If it’s dancing you are looking for we’ve got that too!
 
The Long View Lodge will have DJ Glen LaBlanc spinning tunes and the Adirondack Hotel will have Eric Peter strumming classic rock ‘n roll favorites. 
 
If the kids are looking for some fun, layer up and head out to Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena with sledding and skating.  There will be a free pizza party happening until all the food runs out.  Hours are 1pm – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm. 
 
And of course, the long standing tradition continues, the New Year’s Eve Little Bus will be on the road starting at 5pm.  Leave the car at home and leave the driving to Bruce.  Please call 518-524-3106 for the Little Bus. Phone will be on starting at 5pm.  The phone doesn’t have voice mail either, so just call until you reach Nadine, our friendly dispatcher. 
 
Happy New Year’s Everyone! 

Long Lake Bus 518-524-3106

Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge 2018


 The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department, the Long Lake Rescue Squad and the Long Lake Fire Department join forces for the Fifth Annual Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge onSaturday, December 29th at 1pm, Long Lake Town Beach.  This event is a benefit for Believe Northern NY. Funds collected for Believe Northern NY will support the volunteer firefighters, EMTs, members of ladies auxiliaries and affiliated members in Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties who suffer from a life threatening illness, such as cancer, with a goal of $2000 to be raised.
 
Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Team Theme, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique.  Registration and blood pressure checks will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 11am until 12:30pm on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 with the plunge slated for 1pm at the Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake, NY
 
Participants are asked to bring towels, robes and warm clothes. There will be access to a warm public restroom on site.  Warm busses will be used as holding areas at the beach before and after the plunge. Limited changing space will be available at the Adirondack Hotel. 
 
To participate you must raise a minimum of $25, all plungers under the age of 18 must have parental permission (must be 16 or over).
 
An after party and awards ceremony for the Feeling Long Lake Polar Plunge will be held at the Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, Long Lake, NY starting at 2pm.
 
Pre-Registration materials and Believe NY Pledge sheets are available at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30am – 4pm.  Call 518-624-3077 or on line at Feeling Long Lake Polar Plunge

STOP THE OUTAGES! HOLD NYSEG ACCOUNTABLE!

Greetings, Long Lakers. This is step one of a multi-step effort to put a stop to the electric power outages that have been plaguing our and neighboring towns with increasing frequency since July 1st. With the support of Supervisor Seaman and the town board, we are initiating a mass mailing to register complaints with the Public Service Commission (PSC), the Governor and, for those who have experienced material losses as a consequence of the outages, the NYS Attorney General’s (AG) office.
 
WHAT TO DO:
 
Step 1: Send the attached letters to the PSC, the Governor, and if you have had material losses, the AG’s office. Begin by filling in the blank spaces — date, name, address, etc., and signature; place in envelope with pertinent address, affix stamp and mail. Keep a copy of letter if you can and feel free to add comments on the reverse side, noting at the bottom of the printed page that the reader should turn (over).
 
Step 2: For all future outages – and there will be for the time being – keep a log, noting date and time electric and/or ‘phone/celloutagebegins and ends, plus any adverse consequences that you suffer. Then, make a complaint: contact the NYS Public Service Commissionat 1-800-342-3377 or online at www.dps.ny.gov. You might have to wait until power is restored – which is why you’ll be keeping the log – but do so once it has. We have to compile a history to support our complaints. Again, if you suffer material losses, contact the NYSAttorney Generalat 1-800-771-7755 or online at ag.ny.gov, and then put your complaint in writing, using complaint form downloaded online.
 
Step 3: To be determined. This is going to be a long-term struggle before this problem is  satisfactorily resolved. Since the National Grid is also a part of the problem – the four Lakes, Long, Blue Mountain, Indian and Raquette + Newcomb are at the eastern tail end of the Grid in the North Country – we will have to reach out to Congresswoman Stefanik and the U.S. Department of Energy. In the end, the problem we are confronting is one of a fragile and isolated infrastructure.
 
In sum, future community-wide meetings will have to be called so we can exchange ideas and information and decide on future courses of action. In the interim, please free to contact us regarding this mass-mailing community action – what worked, what didn’t; what could have been done differently. Your feedback is very welcome. Thank you for taking part in this initiative.
 
On behalf of all Long Lake residents and with the support of Supervisor Clark & the Town Board,
 
Jack Carney                                         Frank Pine
Jacarney4214@gmail.com               fwpine@gmail.com
Date: ________________
 
Office of Consumer Services
NYS Department of Public Service
3 Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12223
 
To Whom it May Concern:
 
I am writing to register a complaint against the NY State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG) regarding its failure to prevent or quickly repair recent and ongoing power outages in Long Lake.  Specifically. I am referring to outages that occurred on the following dates:
            DATE                            DURATION                                            COMMENTS
            7/1/2018                      7 hours                                                                                    
            7/25/2018                    4 hours
            11/9-11/2018               4 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                           
            11/23/2018                  6 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                            Temperature was -17 degrees
            11/25/2018                  3 hours total – 3 separate times
            11/28-29/2018              4 hours                                                 Also a series of damaging
                                                                                                            on/off surges.
 
These outages have become routine and actually began many months before those listed above. I have not been able to obtain any specific information related to the cause(s) of these continuing outages, although NYSEG’s backup generator located in Newcomb, NY, is implicated. It consistently fails to turn on when outages in NYSEG’s main line occur. The latter have caused significant concern for residents’ personal health and safety, particularly for our elderly and physically impaired residents. These regularly occurring outages have also adversely impacted our towns’ businesses, resulting in a significant loss of income, particularly on Friday the 23rdof November, better known as “Black Friday”, when heavy sales customarily fill the gap occasioned by winter-reduced commercial activity. 
 
I am requesting your office investigate this issue as it affects all of us in this region of the North Country.  Most notably, NYSEG’s continuing inability to satisfactorily address and resolve this long-term problem is undermining all the efforts by us, our neighbors and the State to re-build the economy of the North Country. We are beginning to feel ignored and abandoned. These outages must stop and we are relying on you to secure a solution with NYSEG. With my neighbors, I am also notifying Governor Cuomo as well as my local, State  and national representatives. Thank you for your prompt action in this matter.
 

Sincerely,

 

Signature: ________________________________

 

Name: ___________________________________ Street Address: ______________________________

E-mail address: ____________________________ or ‘Phone: __________________________________
Date: __________________
 
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
 
Dear Governor Cuomo:
 
I am writing regarding the recent and ongoing power outages in Long Lake. Specifically. I am referring to outages that occurred on the following dates:
            DATE                            DURATION                                            COMMENTS
            7/1/2018                      7 hours                                                                                    
            7/25/2018                    4 hours
            11/9-11/2018               4 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                           
            11/23/2018                  6 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                            Temperature was -17 degrees
            11/25/2018                  3 hours total – 3 separate times
            11/28-29/2018              4 hours                                                 Also a series of damaging
                                                                                                            on/off surges.
 
These outages have become routine and actually began many months before those listed above. I have not been able to obtain any specific information related to the cause(s), although NYSEG’s backup generator located in Newcomb, NY, is implicated. It consistently fails to turn on when outages in NYSEG’s main line occur. The latter have caused significant concern for residents’ personal health and safety, particularly for our elderly and physically impaired residents. These outages have also adversely impacted our town’s businesses, resulting in a significant loss of income, particularly on Friday the 23rdof November, better known as “Black Friday”.
 
I am requesting that your office, in conjunction with the State’s Public Service Commission, investigate this issue since it affects all of us here in the North Country, and devise a solution.  Most notably, NYSEG’s continuing inability to satisfactorily address and resolve this long-term problem is undermining all the efforts by us, our neighbors and the State to re-build the economy of the North Country. We are beginning to feel ignored and abandoned. These outages must stop and we are relying on you, our local legislators and the Commission to secure a solution with NYSEG. Please note that my Long Lake neighbors and I have registered  complaints with the Public Service Commission.
Thank you for your prompt action in this matter.
 

Sincerely,

 

Signature: __________________________ 

 

Name: ___________________________________ Street Address: _____________________________

E-mail address: ________________________________ or ‘Phone: ______________________________

 
Date: ________________
 
NYS Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol
ALBANY OFFICE
The Capitol Albany, NY
12224-0341
 
To Whom it May Concern:
 
I am writing to register a claim for damages against the NY State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG) suffered during a series of power outages detailed immediately below:
            DATE                         DURATION                                       COMMENTS
            7/1/2018                      7 hours                                                                                   
            7/25/2018                    4 hours
            11/9-11/2018              4 hours                                                No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                           
            11/23/2018                  6 hours                                                No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                            Temperature was -17 degrees
            11/25/2018                  3 hours total – 3 separate times
            11/28-29/2018           4 hours                                                Also a series of damaging
                                                                                                            on/off surges.
 
These outages have become routine and actually began many months before those listed above. The specific damages/material losses I incurred, along with their estimated dollar amounts, include:
          DATE(S)                      ITEM(S)/LOSSES                              ESTIMATED VALUE
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
(Additional losses, if any, listed on reverse side.)
 
I trust your office will promptly and thoroughly investigate them as well as the many other claims from Long Lake residents that have preceded or are sure to follow mine. These outages must stop and we believe your office can play a key role in this effort. With my neighbors, I am also notifying Governor Cuomo as well as my local, State  and national representatives. Please advise what steps I now need to take to pursue my claim(s).
Thank you for your prompt action in this matter.
 

Sincerely,

Signature: ________________________________

 

Name:__________________________________  Street Address: ________________________

E-mail address: _________________________ or ‘Phone: ______________________________

Additional losses:
 
DATE(S)                                              ITEM(S)/LOSSES                  ESTIMATED      VALUE
   _____________       _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
 
 
 

 

 
 

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Electrical Outage Information November 2018

TOWN OF LONG LAKE
POWER OUTAGE CONTACT ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Report your outage interruption by contacting:  
 
NYS GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO  
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Phone:  1-518-474-8390
Website: https://www.governor.ny.gov/

NYS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
 
On-line: 

https://www.dps.ny.gov/ 

By Telephone:
Helpline (general complaints and inquiries):
1-800-342-3377 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm)
By Mail:Office of Consumer Services, NYS Department of Public Service, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223

Outage Listing and Length.

This is not a complete list of outages, this is a summary of the longest and most disruptive outages. For a complete list visit the Long Lake Town Clerk’s Office.

Town of Long Lake  NYSEG Outages Major Power Outages 2018 

Date                    Duration        Comments
7/1/18                 7 hours
7/25/18               4 hrs
11/9 – 11/10        4 hrs            No Frontier phone AT&T Cellular phone or            

                                               Frontier internet service either. 
11/23/18             6 hrs             There was a low temperature this day of -17       

                                               degrees. No Frontier phone, ATT cell phone or            

                                               Frontier internet service either.
11/25/18             3 hrs.
11/28 – 29/2018  4 hours          3 separate outages totaling 4 hrs.

 

 

Complaints for 

Internet, Cell Phone, Propane, Heating Oil

NYS Attorney General @ 1-800-771-7755 or  on line www.ag.ny.gov

Always call your utility company first to try and resolve the problem.

To report a power outage.  

NYSEG           1.800.572.1131
National Grid: 1.800-867-5222
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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