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Cyclists love the Adirondacks

Long-time friends (from left) Lou Castiglioni from Philadelphia, Dan Bajadek from Chicago and Mike Matts from Poughkeepsie said they were having a good time taking part in the Cycle Adirondacks tour and looking forward to some rest and relaxation at the overnight on the Long Lake Ball Field Saturday, Aug. 29. Bajadek said he appreciates the width of the bike lanes on the road from Old Forge to Long Lake.

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Cyclists love the Adirondacks

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - Updated: 8:34 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LONG LAKE -- Casual interviews at the Long Lake Ball Field with some of the more than 150 bicyclists in Cycle Adirondacks elicited big thumbs-ups to the Adirondacks, the people they visited along t ...

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County finances squeezed for upcoming budget

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - Updated: 8:35 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT -- Last week's meeting of the county Finance Committee indicated tough times ahead while developing the 2016 county budget. Budget Officer Frank Mezzano told the supervisors present A ...

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Committee: Keep call center local

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - Updated: 8:36 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT -- The Hamilton County Emergency Management Committee has decided to recommend the county go with a stand-alone call center for Enhanced 9-1-1 emergency cell phone service instead of ...

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Awaiting state checks, nursing home is teetering

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - Updated: 8:37 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff NORTH CREEK -- Adirondack Tri-County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center here continues to struggle as it awaits a past due check of $202,000 from the New York State Department of Health. It did re ...

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Primary is Thursday, Sept. 10, not Tuesday

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - Updated: 8:46 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor LAKE PLEASANT – This year's Primary Election in New York state will be Thursday, Sept. 10, instead of the traditional second Tuesday after Labor Day. The change was made to accommodate Rosh Hashana ...

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Fraud investigator results in two arrests

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - Updated: 8:53 AM

LAKE PLEASANT -- The fraud investigator working for the Hamilton County Department of Social Services has uncovered information that resulted in two arrests. Josina M. Warnow of Wells was charged July 31 with fifth-degree welfare ...

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Hospice golf tournament set

GLOVERSVILLE — It’s time to make plans to tee off at the 21st Annual Mountain Valley Hospice Golf Invitational scheduled for Friday, June 19.
Presented by Frontier, Lake Pleasant Golf Course and The Inn at Speculator, ...

The Information Age
Make sure Windows is up to date
By Peter Newell

Windows Update is far from perfect. Occasionally, updates fail to install or in some cases actually cause problems in otherwise working computers. They sometimes take a long time to install or annoyingly cause delays when shutting down or starting your computer.
Because of these problems, some users just turn off updates altogether. This is a bad idea. Updates are a necessary evil.
Most Windows updates address security bugs. Others address usability or performance issues. For the average user, i ...


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Dear Editor,
My name is William Stuart. I have lived in Hope and Wells all of my life.
I have graduated from Wells Central School. I have a four year degree in Elementary Education. I am married to Sandy Stuart and have two wonderful sons, Coby and Byron Stuart.
I would love to become a town councilman for the Town of Wells. I will work hard for the community and do my best to represent the Town of Wells.
Please consider me as one of the candidates as you vote Sept. 10.
William Stuart

Police Reports

Police Report -- 09/02/2015

Saturday, Aug. 15: Joseph Michael Sweet, 38, Northville, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespass. Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest in the Town of Hope. Sweet was to appear in Hope Town Court Aug. 18. 

Tuesday, Aug. 25: Augusto Yong, 72, North Bergen, N.J. was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and stopping on the highway.
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest in the Town of Lake Pleasa ...

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