Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:08:05 AM
By PETE NEWLELL
For the Express
Customers frequently call me with problems accessing their email or other accounts. Sometimes I can help them go through password or other recovery procedures, but not always.
If the account is something they are paying for, then generally it is a simple matter of the customer contacting the account provider, proving their identity by providing a pin code, account number, billing address, or other information from their latest statement, and then eith ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:03:13 AM
About the week of May 26th, 1968, At INDIAN LAKE, three Indian Lake boys set out for Bar Harbor, Maine, where they will be employed and trained at the Arcadia Job Corps Volunteer. Arrangements for their employment were made by Mrs. Gladice Campbell, Neighborhood Opportunity Center director at Indian Lake, working under Warren – Hamilton Counties Action Committee for Economic Opportunity.
The three boys were Ned Locke, Peter and Francis Locke. Robert Muncil, executive director of the two co ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:19:26 AM
In an effort to provide more hunting and trapping opportunities, the DEC is currently accepting public comments on several regulatory proposals for hunting black bear and white-tailed deer and for fisher trapping and general trapping regulations.
“The proposed changes for deer and bear hunting will increase opportunities for junior hunters to take bears, rescind an antlerless-only rule from 2015 in portions of southeastern New York and the Lake Plains, reduce antlerless harvests in two man ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:46:47 AM
By PETE NEWELL
For the Express
In the good old days, computer manufacturers used to provide a set of system disks such as an actual Windows installation disk and one or more driver, utility, and supplemental program disks.
The advantage was that you had a flexible way to install or repair Windows and all the other software. The disadvantage was that it could be a complicated process.
Many years ago, manufacturers moved towards only providing a factory recovery “solution.” Fact ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:43:41 AM
About the week of May 19th, 1968, an animal killed along a highway in Fulton County earlier this year has definitely been identify as an eastern gray wolf, or timber wolf, according to the New York State Conservation Department. This is the first authenticated report of a wolf in New York State since 1899.
The animal, an adult male which weighed 84 pounds and measured 71 inches in length, had been discovered eating a turkey stored on the back porch of a Caroga Lake resident last January. Three S ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:40:49 AM
By PETE NEWELL
For The Express
Regular readers of this column know that Microsoft stopped providing updates for Windows XP in April 2014. Vista updates will end in April 2017.
Microsoft calls this “end of extended support,” but I think that it is a misleading term. In most cases, you really can’t call Microsoft and get any actual help or support on any product without paying hundreds of dollars for a single incident or thousands for a support contract.
Predictions were t ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:28:00 AM
About the week of May 12th, 1968, AT HAMILTON COUNTY, leading the “C9onference on the Next Decade” for Hamilton and Essex counties were Robert Young, deputy commissioner, State Conservation Department; Alexander Aldrich, executive director, Hudson River Valley Commission; William Cassada and Robert Geandreau, both of Indian Lake. Mr. Cassada headed a workshop panel in population, housing and industrial development and pollution control.
Mr. Geandreau conducted the workshop on recreat ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2016 8:05:56 AM
About the week of May 5th, 1968, At HAMILTON COUNTY, Carl DeSantis, chairman of the Warren County Republican Committee, announced that at a meeting held April 25 at the Municipal Center in Lake George, State Senator Ronald B. Stafford was unanimously endorsed as candidate for re-election. Senator Stafford, who represents the 42nd Senatorial District, will be running in his third consecutive election.
He now has the endorsements from counties Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Washington, and Wa ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 8:07:52 AM
By PETE NEWELL
For the Express
Microsoft discontinued extended support for Windows XP two years ago.
In reality, other than Windows Updates, the average Windows user never had much support available directly from Microsoft.
Virtually everyone buys a computer with Windows preinstalled. This means you have an OEM Windows license and support (if any) is provided by the computer manufacturer, not Microsoft. If you want support directly from Microsoft, you need to have a support contract or pay for ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:55:21 AM
About the week of April 28th, 1968, At HAMILTON COUNTY, the Hamilton County Public Health Committee met at Schultz Inn (formerly Buck’s) Speculator with Dr. R. P. Alderman, chairman, presiding. Mrs. Simons, Public Health Nurse, gave her report showing clinics throughout the county and the conferences she attended.
At LAKE PLEASANT, Camp Agaming, the YMCA resident camp at Lake Pleasant, which ceased operations in 1965 after many years, was sold April 16 to Adirondack Sports Camps, Inc. The ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:50:37 AM
New York state deer hunters killed an estimated 202,973 deer during the 2015-16 hunting seasons, which was 15 percent lower than the previous year. Of that number 103,401 were antlerless deer and 99,572 were antlered bucks.
Statewide, this represents a 20.5 percent decline in the antlerless deer harvest and an 8.3 percent decline in the buck kill, all of which confirms what hunters were saying throughout the season.
Here in the Northern Zone, hunters harvested a total of 23,589, with gun h ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:40:56 AM
By Pete Newell
For the Express
The Department of Homeland Security recently released an alert regarding ransomware, in light of the appearance of new variants that have been causing serious problems.
Ransomware is a category of malware that infects computers and restricts user access until a ransom is paid.
In some cases the malware may display a screen saying your computer has been locked by the FBI or IRS until you pay a “fine”. In others it shows what appears to be an ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:37:24 AM
About the week of April 21st, 1968, At HAMILTON COUNTY, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, holding its regular monthly meeting, turned down a proposal that it rescind the county three-percent sales tax which goes in effect June 1. The action followed a long and thoughtful discussion after Supervisor Max Golde of Indian Lake submitted a petition from citizens in his area asking that the sales tax be repealed.
Chairman Charles Wickes, supervisor of Lake Pleasant, pointed out that the effect ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:50:23 AM
By Pete Newell
For The Express
Microsoft is aggressively pushing the free Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users. Is it just because they want to concentrate on supporting only one version, or is there more to it?
Microsoft says that once a device is upgraded to Windows 10, it will be kept current for the supported lifetime of the device at no additional charge. This would also apply to a Windows 10 license purchased with a new PC or to install on hardware not eligible for a free upgrade ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:45:59 AM
About the week of April 14th, 1968, At ARIETTA, State Police from the Mayfield substation were investigating the death of Mrs. Lulu Barnes, 79, of Piseco RD, whose body was found in a nearby stream April 4. The body was found about noon floating in Old Flow Brook, near the mouth, where it empties into Piseco Lake, Hamilton County.
Peter Eckhardt, of Indian Lake, Hamilton County coroner, ordered the body taken to the Herkimer County Hospital for a post mortem to determine the cause of death. The ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 07, 2016 8:50:58 AM
Anyone who paid attention to the weather forecast for the April 1 opening of trout fishing season and decided to not wait until the following day, missed out on one of the best openers in years.
I don’t know if it was an April Fools Day prank, or meteorologist just got it wrong, whatever it was, the heavy thunderstorms they had predicted never materialize. Aside from the wind that made casting a worm, fly or lure to its intended target, it was a pretty pleasant day.
Actually, my missing th ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 07, 2016 8:32:58 AM
By Pete Newell
For the Express
Shortly after Windows 8 came out, I started getting calls from people who had purchased new computers (elsewhere) without realizing the radical changes Microsoft made. They all wanted to get rid of Windows 8 and install 7.
Microsoft provided a free “downgrade” path under certain conditions, but in most cases installing Windows 7 would have required purchasing a license. It wasn’t necessary. I modified many Windows 8 computers to make the co ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 07, 2016 8:30:10 AM
About the week of April 7th, 1968, At Hamilton County, Arthur Boland of Brant Lake was officially installed as co-coordinator for the Warren-Hamilton county job training program at an organization meeting held at the Warren County Municipal Center. Mr. Boland will administer almost $250,000 in a one-year pilot program financed by the U.S. Dept. of Labor and sponsored by the Warren County Council of Chambers of Commerce.
Its purpose is to train unemployed through a brief educational program under ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:57:41 AM
About the week of March 31st, 1968, At Hamilton County, Senator Ronald Stafford of Peru, Clinton County met with the Hamilton County Republican leaders who backed his renomination at 42nd Senatorial District Convention of the party in Lake George. The district, comprising seven counties, is the largest in the state.
Meeting with Senator Stafford were Chairman Earl Farber of the Hamilton County Republican Committee and Assemblyman Glenn Harris, who recently announced he was a candidate for re-ele ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2016 8:04:36 AM
Call it the luck of the Irish, but for the first time in several years St. Patrick’s Day celebrants had decent weather to revel around – not that the Irish need a reason to celebrate.
Actually, it was so nice Thursday morning I passed up an invitation to lunch with a couple of friends who were headed to a pub in Albany noted for its corned beef, green beer and party atmosphere.
Obviously if you are able to read this with a clear head you kept your partying at a minimum as well; altho ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:27:22 AM
About the week of March 24th, 1968, At HAMILTON COUNTY, the State Transportation Dept. will open bids for two highway projects in Hamilton County with a total estimated cost of $3.5 million. When this is added to $7.5 million in highway projects already underway, the total for Hamilton County is $11 million.
The two projects as described by Assemblyman Glenn Harris are as follows: reconstruction of combined Routes 8 and 30 in the Town of Lake Pleasant will proceed from the merger of the two rout ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016 9:30:56 AM
Irish and trout and The Irish You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All it takes is a happy frame of mind, the wearing of something green, a helping of corned beef and cabbage and something cold to wash it down and you’re good to go. The same can be said about fishermen. I know a lot of anglers (I among them) who rarely eat what they catch.
It’s not that I’m one of those fanatics who believe you should release every fish you ca ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016 8:55:30 AM
About the week of March 17th, 1968, At HAMILTON COUNTY, Hamilton Co. Red Cross Chapter held its 1968 campaign for funds for 1968. Our quota is $4,253, National’s $1,568, Chapter $2,685.
Chairmen for each of the branches will have charge of the drive in the towns are: Benson, Mrs. Norman Storer; Blue Mt. Lake, Mrs. Dorothy Callahan; Hope, Mrs. Nina Marcellus; Indian Lake, Mrs. Leonora Turner; Lake Pleasant, Mrs. Iona Wilson; Long Lake, Mrs. Arthur Parker; Morehouse, Mrs. Walter Smith; Raque ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:35:25 AM
The 24 inch 3 pound Lake trout Sean Lawton recently caught out of Piseco Lake was no where near as large as the 69 pound 15 ounce Muskellunge Arthur Lawton caught in 1957; heck, it’s not even the same species. But according to Jim Johnson, of Jim’s Bait Shop in Mayfield, Arthur Lawton is Sean Lawton’s Great Grandfather so it certainly looks as though fishing is in the family blood, and who knows what the Gloversville’s angler will reel up the next time he drops a line in ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2016 7:43:31 AM
About the week of March 10th, 1968, Senator Ronald B. Stafford, Republican of Peru, announced that he will seek re-election in November to the New York State Senate from the 42nd senatorial district, which includes Herkimer, Warren, Washington, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton and Clinton counties. The 32-year old Senator in making the announcement said, “There is much unfinished business to be accomplished in Upstate New York, and if the people again choose to send me to the Senate, I look forwa ...