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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 16-1. Dede Ste-Marie, Beth Williamson, Ashley Fowler and Emily Wilton all had three-hit games. Loren Dykeman pitched another fine game, and the team defense was superb. Heather Levi, Brittany Jackson, Crystal LaPorte, and Kyle Hauser all scored twice and the team combined ...

Matt’s Hot Screamers are off to a good start

INLET -- Matt’s Hot Screamers are off to a good start in the softball season with two strong showings and a pair of victories.  Last week the team travelled to North Creek for a game against Inn on Gore. The home team took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Heather Levi started the second inning with a lead-off single, followed by Crystal LaPorte doing the same. After one out, Ashley Fowler smashed a single to bring Levi home. Kaitlyn Payne followed  up with a hit that scored LaPort ...

Sportsline -- 02/19/2014 By Patricia Ryan-Curry

By PATRICIA RYAN-CURRY Sports Correspondent Regular season basketball came to a close last week, and only the Indian Lake / Long Lake Orange will advance to post-season play in the Section VII tournament. The IL/LL boys’ team is the number six seed in a field of 10 teams that will compete for the Section VII Class D Championship. The Orange will travel to third seed Schroon Lake Saturday, Feb. 22, for a 6 p.m. game against the Wildcats. A win would advance IL/LL to the semifinals scheduled ...

Sportsline -- 02/12/2014 By Patricia Ryan-Curry

By PATRICIA RYAN-CURRY Sports Correspondent The Wells girls picked up their first win of the season last week as they closed out their season. The Wells boys played two games and had one rescheduled due to poor weather. The Indian Lake / Long Lake boys played one game, while the IL/LL girls played two including a Coaches vs. Cancer game. TICONDEROGA 43, WELLS 24 Monday, Feb. 3, Wells hosted Class C Ticonderoga for boys' and girls' Northern Basketball League games. In the girls' game Ticonderoga ...

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Hamilton County Outdoors -- 08/27/2014 Sporting licenses available, but not always easy to get By Dick Nelson

You haven't accomplished half the things you wanted to do this summer, and already some early signs of fall have arrived. One is the availability of sporting licenses, and while many license-issuing agents are still having problems with the new electronic system, licenses are available. _I don't know if the DEC dumped the previous provider (Verizon) when the contract ran out or vice-versa, but since the transition took place last year the agency has had plenty of time to get the kinks out. It's ...

The Way Things Were -- 08/27/2014 By Anne Weaver

ABOUT THE WEEK OF AUG. 27, 1965, the Albany Office of Selective Service had notified this newspaper that these men had been called for armed forces physical examinations: Kenneth Tubbs and Norman Reese, Lake Pleasant; George Orr and James Fuller, Wells; and Phillip Joyce, Blue Mountain Lake. Induction Sept. 9 included Walter DeLong, Indian Lake; Willard Frye, Speculator, who volunteered; and William Staley, Hope, enlisted in the Navy. At INLET, an unusual experiment in camping was being held at ...

Hamilton County Outdoors -- 08/20/2014 Hunters can now field train their dogs By Dick Nelson

Unless you were celebrating a birthday or wedding anniversary Aug. 15, the date was of little or no significance. But if you own a hunting dog and enjoy running that dog on rabbits and/or upland birds you were definitely aware it was the day you could legally start field training. It's no secret the reason most sportsmen purchase a hunting dog is to locate more game. But after the first few days of the season, many of them come to the shocking conclusion they would have been better off had they ...

The Way Things Were -- 08/20/2014 By Anne Weaver

ABOUT THE WEEK OF AUG. 20, 1965, New York's big game gunning season would begin Oct. 25 in the Adirondacks and Northern Zone counties and end Dec. 7. It would begin Nov. 15 in the rest of state. The 1965 season would be the longest possible under state law. Based on the 1964 deer harvest, winter starvation data, talks with sportsmen, landowners and department field personnel as well as other factors, the Conservation Department had established a total of 41,600 party permits, a drop from 1963's ...

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Many thanks

Dear Editor, The Speculator Lions Club thanks everyone who supported our 2014 Kayaks Raffle and our Fly-In Breakfast held Aug. 23. Your generosity helped us raise a significant amount of money for Lion charities, which includes our Scholarship Fund, our Halloween Party for kids, the Eyesight and Hearing Foundations, and other beneficial programs. We look forward to your continued support in 2015 and once again thank you for helping us serve our community. Dick Newell for Speculator Lions Club

Are you happy now?

Dear Editor, For all the naive suckers who made Barack Hussein Obama president, I have some questions starting with: are you happy now? If you dare answer -- not for me but for yourself, your children and grandchildren -- then please continue. Do you see now what you voted into the White House? A rookie, an over-confident, not-nearly-so-smart, empty suit community organizer who is looking more and more narcissistic and dissociative by the day, a Mr. Cool, perfect leader of the "whatever" ilk. Ex ...

School supplies needed

Dear Editor, School resumes shortly for all our area youngsters, and with that comes the need for back-to-school supplies. You can help our kids have a great start this upcoming school year. Warren - Hamilton County Community Action is asking for your help in donating school supplies for our local students. The items in highest demand for this school year are book covers, index cards, paper, pens / pencils, markers / highlighters, folders (pocket and accordion) and protractors. As always, other ...

Come in disguise

Dear Cris, Mr. Cuomo, we are glad to hear you came up to Indian Lake to take that raft trip. I'm sure that helped to promote rafting. I was wondering if you might come up north again to Speculator via Rt. 30 and notice all the new imported weeds and firewood for sale signs along the way; also all the tourists and boats we already have on the lakes. They tell me some of the lakes are becoming polluted. Take time and visit the state campgrounds and you will notice attendance way down at times and ...

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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, ...

Police Report -- 08/20/2014

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2:35 a.m.: Michelle M. Mor, 44, Long Lake, was charged with DWI - first offense, a Class U misdemeanor. State Police made the arrest following a hit and run accident at 11:45 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Town of Long Lake. ...

Police Report -- 08/06/2014

Friday, Aug. 1, about 10:59 a.m.: State Police and Long Lake Rescue Squad responded to a report of an unattended death at a home in the Town of Long Lake. Sandra M. Bateman, 68, was found unresponsive. Lifesaving measures were uns ...

Police Report -- 07/30/2014

Tuesday, July 15, 1:15 p.m.: Two people were hurt in a one-vehicle accident on Rt. 30, 150 feet north of Jessup River Road in the Town of Lake Pleasant. Charles A. Hight, 54, Frankfort, was driving a NYS Department of Transportati ...
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