Welcome to the unofficial start of summer here in Schroon! The snow has finally melted – really! The lake is abuzz with boats and other watercraft – not sleds. And there's a ton o' fun that awaits you this week into the weekend. Music, theatre, food and fun! We've got your guide in our Spring Fun in the 'Dacks 2015 section.
Two New York State Troopers stationed at Schroon Lake were among 25 individuals the New York State Police Superintendent recognized at their annual awards day ceremony.
In March, of 2013 Troopers Marcia L. Pooler and Leston W. Sheeley aided in the apprehension of 28-year-old Richard J. Aubin, of AuSable, after a high-speed car chase that ended in North Hudson. Here is what happened after the suspect fled, from the official police release:
"The vehicle came to a stop and the operator of the vehicle fled into a wooded area adjacent to the highway, with Trooper Pooler and Trooper Sheeley in foot pursuit. Trooper Sheeley reached the suspect first and was immediately engaged in a violent struggle. Trooper Pooler arrived just as the subject began to overpower Trooper Sheeley, and she immediately attempted to take the suspect into custody. During the ensuing struggle, the suspect attempted to remove Trooper Pooler’s Division-issued service weapon from her holster, at which time she warned Trooper Sheeley that the subject was gaining control of her sidearm. Trooper Sheeley, who was recovering from the subject’s violent attack, was able to draw his sidearm and shoot the subject, undoubtedly saving both of them from further serious injury or death. Pooler and Sheeley were recipients of the Superintendents Commendation Awards, selected from the many troopers who have received Letters of Commendation from the Superintendent recognizing their outstanding performance of duty and exceptional contribution to the New York State Police". You can read more here, from ABC -10
The polls are open from 12 noon to 8pm (May 19) to approve the school budget and elect a new school board member for a five-year term. On the ballot, according to the Post-Star:
The 2015-16 Budget (proposed): $7.74 million
That breaks down to a spending increase: $180,000.
2014-15 tax levy: $6.16 million 2015-16 tax levy: $6.26 million
Tax levy increase: $94,000, 1.5 percent
Ballot propositions: Purchase one 65-passenger school bus at a cost not to exceed $104,000; put $300,000 from fund balance into a repair reserve fund to pay for the cost of repairs to capital improvements or equipment.
Two candidates are vying for an open seat on the Schroon Lake Central School Board. Susan Repko and Bruce Murdock are both running for the five-year term on the board. You can read their full bios from the Post-Star, here. Voting is in the school auditorium.