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Setting out with hope in their hearts

Canoes and kayaks head through rain toward the One Square Mile of Hope flotilla on Fourth Lake Saturday, Sept. 13, to create an almost surely Guinness World Record-breaking raft of boats. The tiny Town of Inlet, population 333, coaxed the paddlers of 2,718 boats (the unofficial count) to take part in the fundraiser for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York City and reclaim the record it lost to a flotilla of 2,099 boats in Suttons Bay, Mich. last year.

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Cuomo loses in county, wins statewide

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Updated: 8:37 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor SPECULATOR -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo lost the Tuesday, Sept. 9, Primary Election in Hamilton County to challenger Zephyr R. Teachout, but easily won statewide with 62.2 percent of the Democrat vote. In Ham ...

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Hilary Smith nabbed by the feds

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Updated: 8:37 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor KEENE VALLEY -- The Adirondacks' invasive plant expert has been hired away by the United States Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Director Hilary Smith ...

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Brand accused of failing to pay property taxes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Updated: 8:41 AM

By TED BOOKER Watertown Daily Times EVANS MILLS -- Mark T. Brand, a former Indian River school board member who is now superintendent of Indian Lake Central School District in Hamilton County, hasn't paid property taxes for two bu ...

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LLCS hires guidance counselor

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Updated: 8:45 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LONG LAKE -- Chief Information Officer and Guidance Counselor Tisha White submitted her resignation to the Long Lake Central School District Board of Education in August, effective Sept. 1, and the ...

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Inlet boardwalk off limits for now

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Updated: 8:45 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff INLET -- The public is being asked not to walk along the boardwalk that abuts private property along the channel between Fourth and Fifth lakes. This is the result of a debate between Inlet Supervi ...

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IL budget workshops scheduled

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Updated: 8:46 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff INDIAN LAKE -- When the Indian Lake Town Board meets Monday, Oct. 14, it will receive copies of the draft 2015 town budget. When the board met Monday, Sept. 8, it set the following dates for budget ...

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INLET -- Matt's Drafthouse Hot Screamers softball team finished off the 2014 season with a bang.
They came out of the gate on fire in the championship game against The Inn On Gore, putting up 10 runs in the top of the first. Every ...

The Way Things Were -- 09/17/2014
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT THE WEEK OF SEPT. 17, 1965, the inauguration and the reconvening of Congress put the nation's eyes on the Capitol in Washington. The design of the capitol building resulted from a "prize contest" started by a newspaper advertisement in 1792. The prize was $500 and a premium of "a lot in this city, to be designated by impartial judges." A medical doctor, William Thornton, who also was a painter, poet and inventor, won. These and other facts about the capitol would be seen in a repeat TV per ...


Scholarships are vital

To the editor,
Paying for college is one of the most persistent financial challenges faced by students and families across the Adirondacks. With higher education costs rising, the role of philanthropy in helping our young people realize their dreams is more important than ever.
Every year, thanks to our generous donors, Adirondack Foundation helps distribute hundreds of scholarship grants to students from all walks of life. In 2014, 35 of our funds combined to award nearly $500,000 to deserving ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 09/10/2014

Saturday, Aug. 30, 8:29 a.m.: Mark E. Sullivan Jr., 30, Amsterdam, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office made the arrest in the Town of Wells. Sullivan was to appear in Wells Town Court Sept. 9.

Saturday, Aug. 30, 10:55 p.m.: Racheal L. Ralph, 36, Hoffmeister, was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of more than .08 percent, uninspected motor vehicle, and failure to stop at a stop si ...

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· Moving on

  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Updated: 12:06 PM

  A summer storm retreats over Lake Pl ...

· Obituary -- 09/17/2014

  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Updated: 11:21 AM

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· Cuomo loses in county, wins statewide

  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Updated: 8:37 AM


· Ed Desrochers is released

  Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Updated: 1:25 PM


· Brand accused of failing to pay property taxes

  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Updated: 8:41 AM

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· Rustic creations showcased at museum

  Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Updated: 1:20 PM

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