Tributes For Jorg Borowski

  Donna Rice Mellan with Jorg Borowski. Photo from facebook.

 

Donna Rice Mellan with Jorg Borowski. Photo from facebook.

Today, many Schroon Lakers are mourning the tragic loss of Jorg Borowski.

Jorg, who lost a courageous battle last night from burns he received in a fire at the International Paper Plant in Ti, had deep connections to Schroon and was a friend to many.

Our heart goes out to all of Jorg’s friends and loved ones, especially to his long time girlfriend,  Donna Rice Mellan.

Many seasonal Schroon Lakers may know Donna from the Upstate Agency and her Schroon Lake Massage and Wellness Center.

“He gave one hell of a fight but unfortunately my love Jorg Borowski passed away at 11:45pm surrounded by family and friends. Thank you all for your prayers and kind words. I love you baby!” Donna posted on her Facebook page.

On Thursday, Donna and Jorg spent the evening at the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce social event at Witherbee’s Carriage House. Donna is a newly elected Board Member.

“They were having a great time. It’s unbelievable, we are all stunned,” said Shelby Davis, a Chamber Board member who attended the event.

“He was such a wonderful guy and had so many friends.”

You can see tributes to Jorg on Donna’s Facebook Page or leave your memories in our comment section.

Schroon Man Killed In Paper Plant Accident

  Photo courtesy: www.vpr.net

 

Photo courtesy: www.vpr.net

A worker at International Paper’s Ticonderoga mill who suffered severe burns Friday morning has died.

Jorg Borowski, 57, of Schroon Lake died Friday night at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, as a result of severe burns after an accident at International Paper’s Ticonderoga plant.

Reports from the Press Republican and NBC’s WPTZ say Borowski was part of a maintenance crew working at the mill’s Power House. That facility produces power for the plant’s two paper machines and burns fuel oil and bark to generate electricity.

From The Press Republican: “International Paper had a corporate investigation team on-site Saturday to probe the death; U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Agency investigators were also there. Essex County Emergency Services Director Donald Jaquish said he was also apprised of the incident. Mill spokeswoman Donna Wadsworth said she and other employees are saddened by Borowski’s death, and “we are trying to work through it. It’s a difficult time here.” 

International Paper released a statement about the tragedy: "We are deeply saddened by this loss. Jorg was a valued and respected member of the Ticonderoga mill family. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family, friends and mill team members.”

Hollywood In Schroon

Need an excuse to get out and socialize? We have the perfect antidote for the Winter Blues, courtesy of Jane Bouchard, from the Schroon Lake Public Library. Two free movies every Saturday:  This week's films are "The Lego Movie", rated PG, at 12:30 pm in the Town Hall meeting room and God is not Dead at 7pm. More  from Jane:

Every Saturday, from now through mid-April, the Schroon Lake Public Library will be screening a variety of new release DVDs, documentaries, children's films, and classic movies.  The movies for children will be shown at 12:30 p.m. and movies for teens and adults will be shown at 7:00 p.m.  These free movies are shown in the downstairs meeting room at the town hall on Leland Ave.  Free popcorn will be available for the children's movie but please feel free to bring your own snacks/drinks.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teen.  Stop by the library for a listing of upcoming movies or visit our website at www.lakelibrary129.wordpress.com.  This program is made possible by a grant from the Pearsall Adirondack Foundation and the Friends of the Schroon Lake Public Library. For more info call 532-7737 x13.

 

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Snow For The MLK Weekend Sunday Night

  Sunrise, Schroon lakde, sunday, january 18, 2015. Schroon Laker Collection. all rights reserved.

 

Sunrise, Schroon lakde, sunday, january 18, 2015. Schroon Laker Collection. all rights reserved.

The National Weather Service says more of the white stuff is heading our way Sunday night.And if you are traveling back hime tonight, we have received two reports of accidents on the Northway going south.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN NEW YORK. DAY ONE: ODAY AND TONIGHT. SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF MONDAY MORNING WITH EXPECTED ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES. IN ADDITION...ANY RAIN

THAT FALLS COULD FREEZE ON ROADS AND SIDEWALKS AS PAVEMENT TEMPERATURES ARE SUB-FREEZING FROM THE RECENT STRETCH OF VERY COLD WEATHER. THIS COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.