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Friday, October 09, 2015
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Wonder fall foliage

Kunjamuk Bay, just south of the hamlet of Speculator, and the trees along it glow golden in fall sunlight Tuesday. Oak Mountain is in the background.

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Land management money available

Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 8:38 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT -- The Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District is partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service to provide Hamilton ...

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Cunningham denied guide license by DEC

Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 9:26 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor SPECULATOR -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has refused to renew Patrick Cunningham's guide license. Cunningham owns and operates Hudson River Rafting Company in North Creek ...

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NCPR offers to help LL with radio tower

Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 8:42 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff RAQUETTE LAKE -- Bob “Radio Bob" Sauter, a technician for North Country Pubic Radio, has offered some economic help from NCPR toward work the town is doing to update and improve the radio tow ...

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Three running for two seats on IL town council

Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 9:20 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor INDIAN LAKE – The Nov. 3 election will see three candidates for two four-year seats on the town council: incumbents John E. Rathbun and John C. “Jack” Valentine and challenger Richard G ...

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Piseco school, Arietta agree to concept of sharing space

Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 8:52 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor PISECO – It looks as if the Town of Arietta will be moving its offices from Piseco Community Hall on Old Piseco Road to the Piseco school building on State Route 8. That's what a show of hands indi ...

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It's Taylor vs. Towers in Wells supervisor race

Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 10:28 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor WELLS – Supervisor Brian E. Towers, a Republican, is being challenged for his office by Shawn E. Taylor, a Democrat, in the Nov. 3 General Election. It is a two-year term. TAYLOR, 42, works for Me ...

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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 Way Things Were -- 10/08/2015
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT OCT. 7, 1966, during the previous few years many trees had been killed by various insect pests and diseases. Most of the tree pests had always been here, but in recent years had caused greater mortality.
This was attributed to the weakening affect on trees of prolonged drought conditions. From reports by forest pest control people, forest rangers, loggers, and woodland owners, as well as what foresters had observed, it was known that substantial volumes of timber had been killed in the Ful ...


Attention voters

Dear Editor,
Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has released a report stating the Mohawk Valley had the worst job growth at minus 2.9 percent between 2009 and 2014. Job growth in the North Country was minus 1.6 percent. In the same period New York City enjoyed the best job growth among regions in the state at 11.3 percent.
With municipal elections coming up this year it is obvious the No. 1 issue to be addressed by the candidates has to be how they directly propose to secure future job growth. This ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 10/08/2015

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 4:05 a.m.: Driver Martin R. Knapp, 57, Baldwinsville, was injured in a tractor-trailer accident on State Route 8/30 in the Town of Wells, .2 miles south of Old Rt. 8B. His hands were burned as he escaped the cab.
The rig was northbound when Knapp rounded a curve and tried to avoid hitting deer in the road, he told police. The vehicle continued straight on the curve, left the road, traveled 100 yards, hit a tree, traveled another 20 yards, hit another tree, and overturned on th ...

Latest Stories

· Environmental watchdog to head DEC

  Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 8:36 AM

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced ...

· Local Energy And Unemployment Update

  Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 8:36 AM

  GASOLINE State average: $2.385/gallo ...

· Salute To Firemen: Blue Mt. Lake Vol. Fire Dept.

  Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 9:34 AM

  Blue Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire De ...

· Salute To Firemen: Hope Volunteer Fire Co.

  Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 9:34 AM

  Hope Volunteer Fire Company was orga ...

· Salute To Firemen: Indian Lake Vol. Fire Dept.

  Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 9:33 AM

  Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Departmen ...

· Salute To Firemen: Inlet Volunteer Hose Co.

  Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Updated: 9:32 AM

  Inlet Volunteer Hose Company was for ...


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