Posts Taged 2018

Power Outage and Phone Outage Where to Lodge Complaints

Due to ongoing power outages and phone line outages in Long Lake and Raquette Lake, NY we have compiled a list for local consumers to contact utitlity companies and places to lodge complaints.  We will add to this list as more information becomes available. 

In addition to the power being out the frontier phone lines and AT&T Cell phone service is also currently out.

How to lodge a complaint regarding power outages.

First call NYSEG and report outage so they have it on record. Phone number to report outage is 800.572.1131

For Frontier Telephone Outage – 1.800.921.8101 

Then contact the NYS Public Service Commission. You can call them at 1-888-697-7728 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm)

Filing a complaint on-line with Public Service Commission

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Contact by phone:1-518-474-8390
Office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Contact us by mail:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

NYSEG – Won’t accept phone complaints – but email customer service at:

National Grid Report a Power Outage
Report online or call 1-800-867-5222
24 hours a day, every day.

Social Media is a great way to get attention regarding on-going utility issues.  Here are some helpful twitter accounts to make some noise 


NYSEG Twitter

Governor Cuomo Twitter

Senator Tedisco Twitter

Frontier Twitter


Things to Do September 14-16th Adks Long Lake and Raquette

Weekend of September 14 through 16, 2018
Things to Do!
The ADKX – the museum on Blue Mountain Lake hosting the Annual Antiques show on Saturday September 15th 10am – 5pm.   Check out Downtown Blue Mountain lake for more vendors. 

Raquette Lake Navigation in Raquette Lake has a calendar with Friday night 3 Course Prix Fixe dinner from 6pm – 8:30pm  Saturday scenic excursion and more and Sunday brunch as 12:30pm.  Call 315-354-5532 for info on events or visit
Great Camp Sagamore. Explore a restored Great Camp in Raquette Lake!  Daily tours at 1:30pm.  For more info call 315-354-5311 or visit
Under construction!
Check out the construction at Stewart’s Shops in Long Lake.  Stewart’s is undergoing a gas island expansion at the intersection of NYS 30 and 28N in Long Lake.  Gas and store are open during construction.  Join in the guessing game to see what is next for the craziest intersection in the Adirondacks.  We have two stop signs and … a right of way…. And a couple of crosswalks.  What is next??
The Wild Center celebrates National Drive Electric Week on Saturday, September 15thfrom 11am – 3pm.  Heightening awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug in vehicles.
Newcomb celebrates Teddy Roosevelt Days with a jam-packed calendar of events.  125 Anniversary of Great Camp Santanoni. Wagon Rides, Craft Fair, Quilt Show, seaplane rides by Long Lake’s own Helms Aero Service. Celebrate Teddy Roosevelt’s journey from Newcomb to the White House.
Yes We are OPEN! Plenty of shopping and eating available!
Long View Lodge 681 Deerland Road.  Weekdays 3pm – 9pm. Saturday and Sunday serving Lunch and Dinner 12pm – 10pm. Seriously, check out their cocktails and their social plates.  Excellent views of the lake. Iconic lodging and dining business now open.  Fun facts – these business partners have owned and operated Sauce SF in San Francisco in California for many years and now they are home.  And three of the four partners in the business were raised behind the counters as Hoss’s Country Corner, but that’s a story for another day.  

The Raquette Lake Tap Room. Offering up good eats at great prices and open year-round.  Great burgers, sandwiches, and breakfast specials.  315-354-4581. It may be small, but there is is plenty of room for all (including your snowmobile helmet)

The Adirondack Growl and Grub.  Fresh Deli Sandwiches and soups and growlers to go to.  Come in and sit awhile or take it to go.  Friendly atmosphere, outdoor eating garden, and it’s fall so still plenty of time to enjoy the foliage and backyard scene.  Located behind Hoss’s. 518-624-2816

Hoss’s Country Corner. Infamous in the Adirondacks. Known for having everything from Woolrich clothing, souvenir tee-shirts and sweatshirts, quality outerwear, gifts galore, books, cards, fishing, camping and hunting gear and if you need a fishing license… this is your place to be!  The only place in town offering purchase of a NYS Fishing License.  518-624-2481. Look for Octo-BEAR-Fest coming up on October 6th.


The Park. Located across from Hoss’s and adjacent to the Hoss’s Country Campground.  Open weekends for Burgers, Ice Cream, Coffee and Beer. What more could you ask for?  Ice cream and beer… it’s perfect!
The Long Lake Diner. If you haven’t been by this summer, stop in.  The newly renovated dining room elevates the experience.  Enjoy a cocktail at the brand new bar top featuring an inset made out of pennies and nickels in the shape of 14 mile Long Lake. If it’s a game you are looking for, enjoy three tv’s and all the game you need.  Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the only place in town offering a late-night menu.  518-624-3941
Northern Borne Store. The bread aisle has the best view of the lake.  I just saw a truck stop in this morning during the rounds and I know he just got a food delivery. Fresh fruits, veggies, meats and grocery items as well as gifts.  Check out the hardware store just up the street.  They have a major clearance sale going on.
Lakeside Knoshery and Boat Tours.  Marty said he’d keep an eye on the weather an be open on weekends through Columbus Day. Stop in and take a peek.  His boat tours are great entertainment and full of classic Adirondack Lore. Lots of unique and fun history on the shores of Long Lake.
Wide River Antiques.  Long Lake has its own Antiques Store.  And if you can’t get enough of the inventory, don’t miss out finding Wide River Too in Blue Mountain Lake at the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30.  (the old Potter’s Restaurant) 
Long Lake Marina. Rent a boat.  You know you want to.  Lake levels are at their lowest levels ever recorded.  Ok, that could be an exaggeration.  Did you know there was a boat moored at the very north-end of Long Lake this summer for two weeks because camp owners had to navigate over a sand-bar just to get to their summer home?  Talk about low-water!  It’s the best of Adirondack living.  It’s called… make it up as you go along.  Also check out the rocks along the shoreline.  Look for marks indicating the locations where boat propellers have knocked into obstacles typically hidden under the water.  Rentals 518-624-2266.

Adirondack Hotel. Open-year round.  Eat drink and be merry.  Dining specials. Friendly bartenders and watch out for the bear. Don’t worry he’s stuffed!  The oldest operating hotel in the Adirondacks. 518-624-4700. 
Helms Aero Service. Grab a flight.  Stop in at Teddy Roosevelt Days in Newcomb.  Tom will be over there!  518-624-3931 for reservations.
Raquette River Outfitters. If you haven’t met Stacy yet, you owe it to yourself to stop in for a visit.  Great knowledge of paddling the waters in and around the Long Lake and central Adirondack region.  She has tons of equipment for sale or for rent and then there’s always her magical coffee machine and if you ask real nice, maybe you’ll get to sit on the backporch and enjoy the view of the south end of Long Lake.
Helms Village Store. Julie Helms has been operating this furniture store for a long time.  Great comfortable recliners, futons, couches, rustic furniture, beds, Adirondack décor and so much more.  Hey you can even drop your dry cleaning off!  Stop in for a gander! 

The Cellar Restaurant and Pub. Now open Tuesday through Sunday, 4:30pm – 8pm.  Great meals, friendly service.  Have you ever had tater tot poutine?  Oh and have we discussed their onion rings?  They’ve got shrimp and steaks and they are known for their bread. It’s worth an entrée just for the bread! Seriously. Located at 3 Kickerville Lane. 518-624-5539.
ADK Trading Post. Lobster Roll Friday’s still happening in the fall!  Homemade soups, panini’s, baguettes, pies, grocery items, brownies, tomato’s, if it’s in stock, Vickie has it!  Unique gifts celebrating Lake Eaton and Long Lake.  Looking for a Lake Eaton item??? Look no further, it’s here!  Books, candles, gifts. From the whimsical, practical and to the funny.  It may look small, but it’s jampacked with surprises. 1601 Tupper Road. 518-624-2357
Ali Babas Liquors. Open Monday through Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.  They have gifts, bottles of wine, boxes of wine, ice and wood!  Who knew a liquor store sells wood?  Ali does!  And then there’s Stella, the most awesome dog around.  If you stick around long enough she’ll let you throw her rocks.  Not the greatest for her teeth, but that doesn’t stop us from loving her. 1601 Tupper Road. 518-624.2020.  After hours call 518-955-4451 
Dina Kennedy Reiki. Open-Year-Round!  Alternative healing untangle your energy. The Adirondacks is all about unwinding and relaxing when you are on a vacation, so take it up another level and try a class or workshop with Dina.  Heal theyself from inside to out.  Need assistance with your business?  Dina also offers business coaching. Available by appointment, located up at the Trading Post Plaza.  1601 Tupper Road.
And once you realize Long Lake and Raquette Lake have all this and more… you’ll want to stay!  So please make sure you check out our lodging properties too!  We have motels, hotels, cottages, cabins and so much more!  Come for a day and stay for a week.  How did have the people living year round end up here in the first place.. just saying… it can happen.

Long Lake Lodging

Raquette Lake Lodging

Memorial Day Events in Long Lake NY 2018

The Long Lake American Legion Post #650 will be hosting the Long Lake Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28 in Long Lake, NY. The parade starts at 8:30 a.m from the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY.  The Honor Guard will march to the Long Lake Bridge to commemorate those lost at sea and then return to the Doughboy Monument and Town Hall.  At 9 a.m. the parade will re-commence and go to the Long Lake Cemetery for a ceremony and speech continuing on to the Vietnam Memorial at South Hill Road and Deerland Road.


COL Clair Gill

The guest speaker for the Long Lake Memorial Day ceremony is Colonel Clair A. Gill.

Colonel Clair Gill commands the 10th Mountain Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade. He is a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He previously served in leadership positions from platoon to battalion command, including tours in Korea, the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, and the 101st Airborne Division (as both a company and battalion commander).

He served in the joint special operations community for ten years deploying over a dozen times to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other global contingency and combat operations. He deployed 4-101 Aviation Regiment “TF Wings” to FOB Shank in Afghanistan in 2014 supporting operations in the eastern provinces. In November 2017, COL Gill returned from another deployment to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve deterring foreign aggression and reassuring NATO of our commitment to the Alliance.

Colonel Gill is a graduate of the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS) at the Joint Forces Staff College, and the US Army War College Fellowship at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

He earned the Combat Action, Military Free-Fall Parachutist, Master Army Aviator, Air Assault, and Airborne badges. His awards and decorations include the Presidential Unit Citation (1 OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Bronze Star Medal (3 OLCs), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLCs), Meritorious Service Medal (OLC), and the Air Medal with numeral 2.

Colonel Gill and his wife, Fran (Army Veteran/Emergency Room Physician), have one son, Joshua.

He relinquishes command of the 10th CAB on 29 June, 2018 and will report to the Pentagon next.

In the event of rain the ceremony and speech will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 12847.

If it’s in Stock, We’ve Got It! ADK Trading Post

ADK Trading Post is the go-to place for Lobster Rolls, Panini’s, Breakfast Sandwiches, groceries and specialty retail items featuring the “The Summer is Short, the Lake is Long,” brand.  A selection of great gifts include: wine glasses, kitchen items, Adirondack books, rustic accessories for your Adirondack home, fishing tackle, camping supplies and patches to commemorate hiking achievements. 

Open year-round the ADK Trading Posts also offers cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals in the winter. Forgot your toothpaste or your floss?  Just ask.  Personal service is their specialty.  As they like to say “if it’s in stock, we have it.” 

The ADK Trading Post is the place to pack up your lunch for a day hike into the woods, or a paddle on one of the waterways.  It’s a great location to learn the local lore or grab a to-go bite and explore the area.   More info at adktradingpost

“I Enjoy Hiking” said every so convincingly!

The first hike was gorgeous, the sun came out just for my hike and I MAY have had a dance party at the top with my dogs. With beautiful views like this how could you not dance a little.

Even with the second hike being a little snowy with almost nothing to see, it had a beauty that was still worth the hike.


I enjoy hiking.

I enjoy hiking 3 of the 4 seasons.

I like hiking in the spring when it’s muddy and slippery. I like hiking in the summer when it’s hot and muggy. I REALLY like hiking in the fall when it’s cool and beautiful. But winter, cold and icy? Winter hiking is not my favorite.

It’s cold and you have to wear layers. It’s often so hard to judge how many layers to wear and I usually error on the side of too many layers. Layers which make your body heavy and harder to move. Then add the heavy boots, the gloves, a hat, bulky sweatshirts, long underwear, SNOWSHOES! Suddenly a simple hike, like the mile up Coney Mountain, is a huge production! One I’m never sure is going to be worth it the way the weather is in the Adirondacks.

Nevertheless, I ventured out (twice actually!) with my dogs and did the short mile hike to the beautiful 360 view on Coney that is always worth the hike. As far as hikes go, it’s the biggest bang for your buck; not too steep, not too long, and at this point, very familiar.

As expected I hated it most of the way up but the dogs appreciated it!


This post is written by Steph Hample – Events Coordinator for The Town of Long Lake. 

Good Acoustics Perform Saturday March 3rd

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a tribute concert to James Taylor and Simon and Garfunkel on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall featuring the Massachusetts Trio, Good Acoustics.

Good Acoustics features musicians Mike Smith, Dave Fazio, and Bill DeSanty. They have been performing professionally all over the east coast for over three decades. This acoustic-rock trio is well known in the Western Massachusetts area for their emphasis on strong vocals, with all three members contributing as lead singers and each contributing to the three-part harmonies found in the songs they perform.

It has been nearly 45 years since Simon & Garfunkel first split at the height of their fame in 1970 that has motivated Mike and Dave to pursue their passion by paying tribute to this incredible duo, the two bring over 25 years of singing two-part harmonies and excellent musicianship to the stage.

Lead singing drummer Bill DeSanty is the featured vocalist in the James Taylor tribute set comprised of live and studio versions of J.T. classics. His spot-on rendition will keep you mesmerized throughout his entire performance.

The concert event will feature two sets.  First up is a tribute to James Taylor.  James Taylor continues to have a career spanning multiple decades, two continents, a battle with depression, heroin addiction and facing turbulent times in American history. James Taylor’s memorable and timeless songbooks and performance will feature hits ranging from Sweet Baby James, Fire and Rain, Mexico, You’ve Got a Friend and many more.

The second half of the tribute concert will feature Simon and Garfunkel’s hits reflective of a time when the prevailing vibe at the tail end of the Sixties was anything but peaceful or loving.  It was a time defined by Vietnam, the draft lottery, civil rights movement, and the Nixon era. Look for songs from Bridge Over Troubled Water, hits from The Graduate, America and more to be featured.

This is a general admission event.  Tickets for adults are $10, kids are $5. Tickets can be reserved by phone by calling 518-624-3077.  Cash or Check only to Town of Long Lake, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847.  This 125 seat space is one of the oldest buildings in the community and doubles as a meeting space and theatrical venue.  Please visit for more info about lodging, dining, shopping and upcoming events.

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.



Prior to the show visitors are invited to dine at the Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner, Adirondack Growl & Grub or the ADK Trading Post.  This is a general admission event and doors open at 7p.m.  Tickets can be reserved by phone by calling 518-624-3077.  Cash or Check only to Town of Long Lake, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847.  This 125 seat space is one of the oldest buildings in the community and doubles as a meeting space and theatrical venue.  Please visit .

Long Lake is a year-round Adirondack Vacation destination boasting natural beauty, untouched forest, hundreds of miles of waterways and graceful shoreline.  The Adirondacks of Upstate New York is one the most scenic wilderness destinations in New York State.  It’s hard to believe Long Lake is only a two hour drive north of Albany.  The beauty and serenity of the mountains and lake await.

Long Lake boasts year-round lodging at the Adirondack Hotel, a storied historic gem in Long Lake and it is the oldest operating hotel in the Adirondacks.  Long Lake is a bustling year-round community where everyone is made to feel welcome.  Recreational activities are available from the free ice skating rink at Mt. Sabattis with free ice skates for everyone in the whole family, a groomed sledding hill, cross-country ski trails and over 70 miles of groomed snowmobile trails linking to the greater Adirondack corridors linking communities from all over the Adirondacks.  Snowshoes and Cross Country Ski rentals are available at the ADK Trading Post and Hoss’s Country Corner.

Destination Long Lake includes an abundance of mom and pop eateries from the Adirondack Growl and Grub with craft brews, the ADK Trading Post, a unique gift and sandwich shop with homemade soups and hearty panini’s made to order. The Long Lake Diner offers a cozy pub overlooking Jennings Park Pond with an assortment of comfort foods and the Adirondack Hotel offers a full bar, hotel rooms and an abundant lunch and dinner menu to keep you satisfied.

Experience the authentic Adirondacks and have a Winter Weekend getaway in one of the most beautiful locations in the Northeast.

Ice Job, Fishing Derby and Poker Run Weekend 2018

February 9-10th, 2018 in Long Lake & Raquette Lake

Raquette Lake and Long Lake may be located in the central Adirondacks where generally people think of it as the place for summer escape, boating, and s’mores, but Winter time offers plenty of action and activities for everyone.  

Raquette Lake Supply has announced their annual ice job is slated for February 10th.  This long-standing tradition happens on the shores of Raquette Lake right outside of the RL Supply.  Teamwork, genuine ice cutting equipment and lots of sweat go into the cutting and storing of the ice which is used from harvest until it melts, typcially sometime in August.  This helps keep the entire building cool in the summer months.  Come over to Raquette Lake and see it for yourself and remember… if you are standing around, a little too close, you may be asked to participate! 


Plenty of activities in the Long Lake area February 9th & 10th, 2018. Visitors and residents in the area can enjoy an Ice Fishing Derby and a Poker Run.

The Long Lake Moonlighter’s invite you to participate in the Annual Poker Run spanning three communities from February 9th to February 10th. Cards will be available on Friday, February 9th at Noon at the Newcomb House located at 5699 NY-28N, Newcomb, NY 12852. And yes we are super duper excited the Newcomb House has re-opened for Snowmobile Season 2018, so make sure you stop in an let them know how happy we are they are open!

It is $10 per person and you can participate on snowmobile or by car.  Players pick up a card and receive a stamp at each location. For 2018 all ages are welcome to participate in this fun event.  Participating businesses with stamps available are

The Adirondack Hotel
Long Lake Ice Skating Rink
The Adirondack Growl & Grub
Ali Babas Liquors
ADK Trading Post
Owl’s Head Pub/Long Lake Diner
Hoss’s Country Corner
Raquette Lake Tap Room ** please note, Ice Job happening on Sat. Feb 10th. 
WW Durant Winter Boat

Upon completion of the run, players check into the Adirondack Hotel on Saturday, February 9th by 5pm. All hands must be drawn by 6pm the latest. No exceptions!  

Prizes 1st Place $200 2nd Place $125  3rd Place $75 

How does it actually work?  Players are dealt the number of cards corresponding with the number of stamps they collect. Player with the best hand wins. Travel by car, boat, bus, airplane or snowmobile. Snowmobile trails will be ready to go. For more information or a map contact 518-624-3077 or visit


The Long Lake Fish and Game Club will be hosting an Ice Fishing Derby on the waters of Lake Eaton and Long Lake on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. Registration is $25 per person at 6am at the Geiger Arena, 6 Pavilion Way, off of Deerland Road (across from the Long Lake Post Office)  On going registration will continue at the weigh in station at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street.

Fish for Land-locked Salmon, Trout and Pike.  Lines in at 7am and derby ends at 3pm. There will be a 50/50 drawing benefiting the LL Fish and Game Club and cash prizes. Participants must have a valid NYS Fishing License.

The question is.. what sets this derby apart?  Long Lake and Lake Eaton are big lakes with all sorts of places to fish.  This casual derby is not high-strung.  There are cash prizes, but the atmosphere is family friendly, and all about the sport.  Come down to the Long Lake Shack which will be parked at the Town Beach to visit with our members of the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.  Great camraderie and good people and best of all.. Good FISH!  

The Ice Job on Raquette Lake has it’s roots steeped in Adirondack history.  

Looking at the Stewart’s Shop photo – can you wager a guess what year this was taken?  Send us your best guess and email it to  by Friday, February 9th.  Winner announced on FB and wins a genuine Long Lake pin! 

Catch them if you can! Lake Eaton/Long Lake Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 10th

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