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The cutting edge

Mountain Man Wild Bill Baker displays knives he has made during the American Mountain Men rendezvous at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16. The event, complete with demonstrations of mountain men skills, is a yearly favorite.

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Murphy: county needs a BOCES

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Updated: 8:44 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT -- Hamilton County Workforce Investment Council Chairman Bill Murphy says the lack of its own board of cooperative educational services is a handicap to Hamilton County. "One large ch ...

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Four foreign students at ILCS

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Updated: 8:47 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff INDIAN LAKE -- Four foreign students will start their school year Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Indian Lake Central. Two foreign students attended last year, the inaugural year of the program. When the IL ...

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Zoning is a problem for Knapp

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Updated: 8:46 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor PISECO -- Fred Knapp, whose son Andrew has bought the former Piseco Lake Lodge on the west end of Old Piseco Road here, is finding the Town of Arietta Land Use Ordinance difficult to deal with. Knapp has ...

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Moose festival is Sept. 27-28

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Updated: 8:53 AM

INDIAN LAKE -- The 5th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival will be held here Sept. 27-28, sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce. The event features programs, games, contests, exhibitions, guided tours and hikes and s ...

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Building project is on track at WCS

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Updated: 8:51 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor WELLS -- The Wells Central School building project is coming along nicely, according to Superintendent Thomas Sincavage. He reported the new doors are scheduled to arrive in October. The playground has b ...

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LP might override tax cap in 2015

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Updated: 8:57 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT -- Last year the Lake Pleasant Town Board adopted a budget with a tax levy $7,215 higher than 2013's, an increase of about one-third of one percent, or about 1.3 percent below the sta ...

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Hot Screamers win again

INLET -- Matt’s Hot Screamers improved its record to 4-0 after a hard fought victory over a scrappy Speculator squad.
In the previous week's game at Inlet, the Screamers crushed the team from Raquette Lake with a score of 16 ...

Capitol News 09/03/2014
Standing for student-centered education
By Assemblyman Marc Butler

I always enjoy this time of the year when my wife and I send our grandkids to school. It is a time of promise and hope for our children who are being prepared to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Our state has a great responsibility to provide the best education possible to New York’s children and it is something I take very seriously. Providing a quality education to our students has become difficult recently for our educators, school administrators and parents due to funding cuts as well as ot ...


League says thanks

Dear Editor,
The Adirondack Women's Softball League would like to thank all coaches, players, fans and sponsors for another fun-packed summer. Thank you to Jim Dillon the sponsor for the Raquette Lake Tap Room.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Adirondack Women's Softball League held its first annual All Star Game to celebrate the end of the season. The game was held on the field next to the Black Mountain Pub, which hosted the post-game festivities, including the awarding of trophies.
The first place team ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 08/27/2014

Friday, Aug. 15, 2:15 p.m.: Seven people were injured, none seriously, when a driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel on Rt. 8 in the Town of Morehouse, almost one mile west of Mountain Home Road.
Edward Johnson, 79, Syracuse, was westbound operating a Nissan minivan when it left the west shoulder of the highway, traveled down an embankment, overturned and smashed into an unoccupied house. His six passengers were able to extricate themselves from the vehicle, but he had to be freed by Morehou ...

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