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Young entrepreneur

Rachel Pohl of Raquette Lake tells the Hamilton County Industrial Development Agency last week why it should approve her request for a loan to expand her business. She created and sells Rachel’s Raquette Lake Elixir, a Bloody Mary mix.

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Rachel Pohl sells IDA on elixir

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Updated: 9:02 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT -- Rachel Pohl knows how to sell a product. The young entrepreneur from Raquette Lake pulled out all stops when she met with the Hamilton County Industrial Development Agency last wee ...

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Road funds going up

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Updated: 8:33 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT -- Highway departments in Hamilton County will on average see about a 2 percent increase in funding from New York state as a result of the passage of the 2015-16 state budget. The fol ...

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Jobs are on Internet

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Updated: 8:34 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT -- “Twenty percent of all new jobs are on the Internet,” according to Adirondack Teleworks founder Bill Murphy. Murphy gave a brief history of Adirondack Teleworks, its cu ...

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Planning board hears from public on hotel

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Updated: 8:37 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor SPECULATOR – Thirty-two members of the public turned out for the public hearing on the Lake Pleasant Lodge Expansion Plan Tuesday, April 7, at Village Hall. Village of Speculator Planning Board Cha ...

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Website is boosting county tourism

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Updated: 8:54 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT -- The new website the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism made for Hamilton County, launched last May, is creating interest in potential visitors. In November of 2013 the Hamilton ...

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Inlet is getting a boat wash, too

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Updated: 8:41 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor INLET -- The Town of Inlet has been chosen to host a boat wash, one of over 20 planned for the Adirondacks. The Village of Speculator is also getting one, as reported April 1. The New York State Departme ...

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Orange basketball season comes to a close

The Indian Lake/Long Lake boys’ basketball season came to a close Wednesday, March 4, in Ticonderoga when they faced undefeated Moriah in a semi-final game of the Section VII Class D basketball tournament. The top seeded Vik ...

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Picking a web browser
By Peter Newell

Microsoft labels the icon for Internet Explorer as "The Internet" in some versions of Windows. This is misleading at best.
First, the Internet is much more than the "World Wide Web" of pages you view by accessing a web server using http (hyper text transport protocol).
There are many other services and protocols. The most obvious example is email (using smtp, the simple mail transport protocol.)
Second, Internet Explorer is only one of many web browsers. It is integrated into Windows so it is th ...


Ad campaign is good

To the editor,
Is anyone else disturbed by the Tips From a Former Smoker ads on TV?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just announced a new campaign that started March 30. I’ve seen one new ad so far, ‘Julia’s Story.’
Julia smoked for more than 20 years before developing colon cancer at age 49. Her “tip” is to have a strong stomach. She explains that if you get colon cancer and have to have your colon removed, you will need to have an ostomy bag taped to yo ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 04/15/2015


Tuesday, April 7, 7:27 p.m.: Blaine M. Elmendorf, 20, Gloversville, was injured in a one-car rollover accident on Route 30 in the Town of Wells, 3.4 miles south of Kibler Point Road. Elmendorf told the State Police he swerved to avoid several deer in the road.
Wells Volunteer Ambulance Corps took him to Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville after he said his entire body hurt. Wells Volunteer Fire Department also responded.

Sunday, April 12: Joshua E. Staulters, 27, Amsterd ...

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