Here's an update on the aftermath of that rainstorm last week, the one that did so much damage to our neighbors in Port Henry and Moriah. We were comparatively lucky, coming out of it with bridges and major roadways intact. "All the roads are passable, but they may not be beautiful," was how acting Highway Superintendent Dennie Westover put it. They were able to keep everything open for the school buses so school went on without a hitch.
The sewer system is holding its own, too, though it's been running at maximum capacity. Route 22 was closed for a few hours Friday morning down by the boat launch, where record high lake levels still have the site closed. The worst road damage was on Taylor, Mountain Spring, McMahon, and Goff roads, where significant erosion had to be repaired. Decker Road and Merriam Forge Road each flooded several times and some repairs were needed on Merriam Forge. And the road down by the marina flooded, too, where the high lake level is going to make the beginning of this season a challenge. All we can do is wish them good luck, and dry weather.
Dennie, who's on the Fair Board as well, was also excited about the Classic Car Show/Music Festival/Motorcycle Rally coming up at the Fair Grounds May 13-15. It's been organized by the Fair Board and the proceeds will be split between the American Cancer Society and maintenance of the Fair Grounds. "If you like good music, cars, motorcycles, and great food, it's going to be the place to be that weekend," he told me.
It's only the first time this event has been held, but Dennie said they're already getting a lot of feedback on it from interested parties. If you'd like to get in on the action as a vendor, or for more information, call the Fair Board at 962-8650.
The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Career Day at the school on May 12, and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. the event will be open to the public. If you would like to represent your business, call 962-4750.