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The Orange advance to semifinals

By PATRICIA RYAN CURRY Sports Correspondent INDIAN LAKE -- The Indian Lake / Long Lake Orange won its quarterfinal game against Westport Saturday, and is advancing to the semi-finals today. Curtis Seaman reached 1,000 career points during the game. IL/LL 71, Westport 50 Indian Lake / Long Lake, the fifth seed in the Section VII boys' tournament, traveled to Westport Saturday, Feb. 28, to face the fourth seeded Eagles. After the first eight minutes of play Westport led 8-7. The Orange got their ...
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Lady Indians, Orange headed to playoffs

Two Hamilton County high school basketball teams are headed to the playoffs. The Wells Lady Indians received the seventh seed in a field of eight teams participating in the Section VII Class D Girls Basketball Tournament. Wells will face Minerva / Newcomb, the number two seed, Friday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. in the quarterfinal round. The game will be played at either Minerva or Newcomb. If Wells advances Lady Indians will face the winner of the Lake Placid (#6) versus Moriah (#3) game Tuesday, March ...

Sportsline -- 02/18/2015 By Patricia Ryan-Curry

The high school basketball regular season came to a close last week. The Indian Lake / Long Lake boys and Wells girls will continue their season with participation in the Section VII tournament. Playoffs will begin the week of Feb. 24 with the championship games scheduled for the first weekend in March. Keene 53, IL/LL 39 IL/LL traveled to division leading Keene Tuesday, Feb. 10, for their last league game of the season. Keene got off to a strong start, leading The Orange by 10 at halftime. IL/ ...

Sportsline -- 02/11/2015 By Patricia Ryan-Curry

Indian Lake / Long Lake senior Henry Sandiford broke 1,000 career points Tuesday, Feb. 3, when The Orange played the Minerva / Newcomb Mountaineers. IL/LL 81, M/N 47 Indian Lake / Long Lake senior Henry Sandiford reached a personal milestone Tuesday, Feb. 3, when his team faced Minerva / Newcomb in Long Lake. Sandiford's game-high 28 points gave him a career point total of 1,003 and led to an 81-47 win for his team. He also recorded nine assists and seven steals. Also racking up the stats were ...

Columns

More than 250 sign up for ice fishing contest

What may very well be the last big ice fishing event of the season, the 17th annual Food N' Fuel Weekend Long Ice Fishing Contest, is expected to draw hundreds of participants to Great Sacandaga Lake, each of whom will be hoping to cash in on a prize structure that will pay down to six spots in four categories with the top spot in the Walleye category paying $600; Northern pike, $500; Trout, $300; and Perch, $200. Held out of Wally's Driftwood Park Marina from Friday, March 6, at 4 p.m. and endi ...

The Way Things Were -- 03/04/2015 By Anne Weaver

ABOUT MARCH 4, 1966, New York hunters killed a record 648 black bears during the 1965 big game season, the state Conservation Department reported. This topped the previous high of 622 set in 1960. Northern New York continued as the state's best bear hunting region with a record 545 bruins taken during the 44-day season. The previous Adirondack high of 495 was set in 1960. No records were broken in other sections of the state, but the take was generally above or near the 10-year average. Catskill ...
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Hamilton County Outdoors -- 02/25/2015 The ice is nice, but getting there is 'snow' fun By Dick Nelson

With almost two feet of ice on the lakes you would think most would be bustling with activity. Not so, and it has nothing to do with cold or wind chill but with the knee-deep, crusty snow. Having to dredge through deep snow by foot, or getting your four-wheeler or snowmobile bogged down before you are halfway to where you want to go, kind of puts a wrinkle in that old saying getting there is half the fun. When devoted ice fishermen stay close to the nest that tells you something about conditions ...

The Way Things Were -- 02/25/2015 By Anne Weaver

ABOUT FEB. 25, 1966, At HAMILTON COUNTY, a letter to Superintendent of Highways John Kathan read: "On behalf of Mr. Franklin Moon, Mr. Ronald Thropp and Hans G. Blocklin Jr., I would like to extend my appreciation for the superb performance of the County and Town crews in keeping our highways plowed during the blizzard of Jan. 30-31, 1966. "Your task of clearing and maintaining the Highway System was performed to the greatest advantage to the traveling public. The manner in which you and your pe ...

Viewpoints

Restore our rights

Dear Editor: It is often reported that there is nothing that can be done, legislatively, in order to repeal the S.A.F.E. Act. We are told our only hope is to wait for decisions in the multiple lawsuits that are going through the courts. I remind you of the recent power shift in the NYS Senate. Upstate voters did not make that happen to hear the politicians say there is nothing they can do. Downstate cheered when civil rights were destroyed by NY S.A.F.E. Act. Perhaps upstate will cheer as the re ...

Issues not resolved?

Dear Editor, Our community has sadly learned of the resignation of LLCS BOE President, Chris Blumberg. It appears she wanted to hold the BOE to standards of transparency, accountability and adherence to NYSSBA'S Code of Ethics to the community who elected and entrusted them with these duties. Why is the BOE so eager to support the new BOE president, whose past and present dealings with the school reek of hypocrisy and raise many questions? Many issues have been swept under the carpet that have n ...

Beating the winter blues

To the editor: Are you tired of feeling tired, grumpy, or sad? Have you lost interest in things you normally like to do? Are you sleeping more? Are you craving carbohydrates and gaining weight or had a change in your eating habits? If so, you may be suffering from what is commonly known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a common form of depression that occurs during specific seasons and is linked to a decrease in daily sunlight. As you might expect, in the Adirondacks it is most common in th ...

Thanks for the support

Dear Cris, I want to thank everyone who helped make the American Legion Auxiliary's recent lasagna dinner successful. We were so very pleased with the response from people, braving the harsh elements of the weather that night! Brrrr, it was nasty. Thank you all for your support! Freedom is not free! Thank you to all the ladies that served, and a huge thank you to the American Legion for being so generous in letting us use the Legion Hall. God bless our servicemen and women! Katie Hutchins for th ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 03/04/2015

Wednesday, Feb. 25: Stephanie Murillo, 23, Buffalo, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation (AUO) of a motor vehicle. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office made the arrest in the Town of Wells. Murillo was also is ...

Police Report -- 02/25/2015

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m.: A Glenville man was injured in a snowmobile accident 500 feet east of Piseco Trail and C4 in the Town of Morehouse. Nathan D. Geary, 19, was westbound on his 2014 Ski-Doo when he lost control. The sled o ...

Police Report -- 02/18/2015

Friday, Feb. 13, 3:28 p.m.: State Police responded to a report of a snowmobile accident on Trail C7B off State Route 28N in the Town of Long Lake, near the Essex / Hamilton County line. Another rider brought Joseph C. Tyros, 26, P ...

Police Report -- 02/11/2015

Thursday, Feb. 5, 8:32am: State Police investigated an unattended death at Lapland Lake Ski and Vacation Center in the Town of Benson. Ambulance Service of Fulton County also responded. The deceased, Anatoliy Merzenin, 70, Brookly ...
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