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Fun and games

One hears a lot these days about the emphasis on STEM subjects in school. But kids attending the Fall Fire Festival on the front lawn of Long Lake Central School Saturday, Oct. 11, would agree it is much harder to toss a small ring onto the stem of a pumpkin than it is to learn anything taught in school -- and a lot more fun.

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Festival, craft fair team up for fall fun

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Updated: 8:40 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LONG LAKE -- The combined Fall Fire Festival held on the front lawn of Long Lake Central School here and the Harvest Craft Fair held across the street in Long Lake Town Hall Saturday, Oct. 11, had ...

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LL students score better than the curve

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Updated: 8:41 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LONG LAKE -- Long Lake Central School District Superintendent Mary Dickerson says students here are on average doing better than students statewide on grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and mat ...

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Gubernatorial debate planned in Buffalo

Friday, October 17, 2014 - Updated: 4:14 PM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor SPECULATOR -- Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will meet the challengers who want his office Oct. 22 in Buffalo, in a debate that is likely to be the only one in that race. It will run from 8-9 p.m. There ar ...

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LLCS hires guidance counselor

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Updated: 1:56 PM

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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LL school, teachers reach an agreement

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Updated: 2:00 PM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LONG LAKE -- The Long Lake Central School District Board of Education and the Long Lake Faculty Association have agreed on a contract. The agreement approved by the BOE Sept. 11 is retroactive to J ...

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Sign up this month for coyote contest

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Updated: 8:49 AM

The annual coyote contest sponsored by The Hamilton County Federation of Sportsmen is underway for the 2014-2015 hunting season. Licensed hunters register during October for the entire season, which ends in March. Each coyote ente ...

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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 Information Age
In an emergency it's good to be a ham
By Peter Newell

The Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is a radio communications exercise held every October by members of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). The SET is a national event, but the detailed scenario and plan for each ARES group is developed at the local level.
I am the ARES emergency coordinator for the Northern New York section. The section encompasses all the northern counties from Jefferson to the eastern border of the state as well as most of the Adirondack counties down to the Mohawk Val ...


Support was amazing

Dear Cris,
The Fourth of July Parade Committee wishes to extend thanks to everyone who made our fundraiser at the Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator's Apple Fest a success.
This was our second year at the Apple Fest and it was a huge success; we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. From the apple crisp to the apple pies and everything in between, every item was sold out.
To all our customers and those who promoted the event, designed posters, baked for the cause, set up, ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 10/15/2014

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7:05 p.m.: A 13-year-old Northville boy has been charged with a sexual offense that allegedly took place Oct. 4 in the Town of Hope, acting in a manner injurious to a child less than age 17, a Class A misdemeanor.

Thursday, Oct. 9, about 4:30 p.m.: Michael Leiker, 58, California, was charged with DWI, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or more, and operating a vehicle with suspended registration. Leiker was arraigned in Indian Lake Jus ...

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