Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:30:10 AM
ALBANY -- Property tax growth for local governments will be capped at less than 1 percent for the 2016 fiscal year, according to a report issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
The report noted the allowable tax levy growth factor will be 0.73 percent for entities that operate on a calendar-based fiscal year, which includes all counties, towns, fire districts, 44 cities and 10 villages.
“Local government officials need to brace for the lowest growth in their property tax ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:26:26 AM
By MARSHA STANLEY
Special to the Express
UPPER SARANAC LAKE – My friend Theresa Mitrovitz from Tupper Lake had a small marvel in her yard in mid-September which, if replicated in thousands more backyards, could help save the Eastern migration of the monarch butterfly.
I hounded Teresa and her husband John into joining AdkAction.org, a non-profit for which I volunteer, and soon after Theresa jumped with enthusiasm to help with the organization’s project to conserve monarch butterflies ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:19:41 AM
State average: $2.861/gallon (last year $3.828).
Upstate avg.: $2.802/gallon (last year $3.759).
Local: Citgo Inlet $2.929; Stewarts Indian Lake $2.919; Stewarts Long Lake $2.919; One Stop Indian Lake $2.939; Ol Station BML, $3.199; Citgo Wells, $2.859; Mountain Market Speculator $2.889 cash and $2.949 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $2.969.
Statewide avg.: $2.985/gallon (last year $4.014).
Local: Mountain Market Speculator $3.039 cash and $3.099 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.2 ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:08:58 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21st District) has introduced H.R. 3180, the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act.
She says it is "common sense legislation" that expands flexibility for Pell Grants so they are available for qualifying students year-round.
"Over the past few months I’ve been working on this legislation as a result of concerns that were raised from my Higher Education roundtables throughout the district, and from Carole McCoy, president of J ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:06:15 AM
Wednesday, July 29: 10am-2pm, Senior Health Activity & Recreation Program, Niccolls Church, OF.
Thursday, July 30: 10-11:30am, Basic Bridge Class, Senior Center; 12:30-4pm, Bridge, Senior Center.
Monday, Aug. 3: 10am-2pm, Pinochle, Senior Center; 2pm, Inlet Historical Society Collections Committee meets, IHS Bldg.; 7:30pm, Inlet Hose Company meets, IVES Bldg.; 7:30pm, AA meets, Inlet Community Church, S. Shore Rd.
Tuesday, Aug. 4: WIC Clinic, ITH--648-6497 for appt.; 6:30pm, Inlet A ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:04:52 AM
ALBANY -- New phones in the 315 area code will start being assigned a new area code by early 2017, according to the New York State Public Service Commission.
The 680 area code will "overlay" the 18 counties of the 315 area code, according to the PSC. That area code was projected to run out of numbers within the next two years.
The affected counties are Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Otsego, Saint Lawrence, Sen ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:02:25 AM
Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Public Library held an opening reception for its new mural the evening of July 17 with refreshments and music and, of course, the unveiling of the new work of art. The mural in the front entrance of the library was created by members of the Long Lake Artisans Cooperative. It is a visual storyline of the history, environment, and activities of the Town of Long Lake.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:55:50 AM
Wednesday, July 29: 9am-12pm, LL Archives Bldg. open; 10am, Swim Races, LL Town Beach; 1pm, Kids' Painting Class, Mount Sabattis Pavilion--$5 for supplies; 1pm, Summer Reading Program, LL Library; 1pm, “The Ugly Duckling” Children's Opera, Town Hall; 7pm, LL Youth Program, Geiger Arena—Game Night; 7pm, “200 Years of Transportation Around Raquette Lake” presentation, LL Library.
Thursday, July 30: 8am, Group Trip to Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge—6 ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:53:57 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
LONG LAKE -- Mary Dickerson has a new job.
Long Lake Central School District's former superintendent and principal has been selected to be the new Career and Technical Education and Alternative Education principal at the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton Board of Cooperative Educational Services' North Franklin Educational Center in Malone starting Aug. 10.
The appointment was made during a special meeting of the BOCES board July 23.
Alternative Education provides options ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:49:46 AM
KINGSTON -- New York Army National Guard Major Christopher Jensen, a former infantry officer, combat veteran of the Iraq War, and a Kingston resident, took command of the 104th Military Police Battalion here July 19.
The 104th Military Police Battalion is a headquarters unit designed to provide command and control for two to five military police companies in a combat zone. The unit served in Iraq in 2007 and 2008 where the soldiers were responsible for overseeing detainee camp operations.
The un ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:45:22 AM
Mon.-Fri.: 11am, Walk To Music, Wells Community Hall.
Thursday, July 30: 10am, Osteobusters meet, WCH; 12:30pm, Red Rooster Program, Pink Chicken, Bridge St., Northville—“Life Changing Tools and Techniques” by Toni Simon of Body, Mind, Fitness.
Monday, Aug. 3: 10am, Osteobusters meet, WCH.
Tuesday, Aug. 4: 9-11am, Wells Food Pantry Open, WCH; 6pm, Game Night, Wells Library.
Thursday, Aug. 6: 10am, Osteobusters meet, WCH; 10am, HC Board of Supervisors meets, Court House, Lak ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:43:32 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
INDIAN LAKE -- The Indian Lake Community Development Corporation has made some progress since it was formed a year ago.
During its annual meeting Wednesday, July 15, in the cafeteria of Indian Lake Central School President Sally Stanton reported a recent townwide mailing to attract new members has resulted in over 40 new dues-paying members at $10 each. “And more continue to come in,” she added.
The ILCDC is an outgrowth of the Indian Lake Planning Co ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:41:36 AM
By NANCY BERKOWITZ
Indian Lake Library's final program for its Wednesday night Summer Reading program, Every Hero Has a Story, will be Bats: Our Adirondack Heros, Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m.
Book talks continue, as do the Monday night Lego Club at 7 p.m., Tuesday's “book and a movie” at 10 a.m. and Wednesday morning Science Club at 10 a.m. through mid-August.
The library has a wide variety of educational, entertaining and fun programs to help fill summer days. Summer is one ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:39:21 AM
Thursday, July 30: 7pm, Shakespeare in Byron Park,
Friday, July 31: 7-9pm, Music in Byron Park,
Byron Park--The Washington County Line Blue Grass Band.
Saturday, Aug. 1: 10am-2pm, Farmers Market, Market Parking Lot; 7:30pm, AA meets, St. Mary’s Church.
Monday, Aug. 3: 6:30pm, Monday Night Car Cruise, town center; 7pm, Lego Club, IL Library; 7:30pm, BML Fire Dept. meets, firehouse.
Tuesday, Aug. 4: 9am, North Country Crafters meets, Byron Park Bldg.; 8pm, IL Fire Dept. meets ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:36:24 AM
Thursday, July 30: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 2-5pm, Farmers Market, Speculator Pavilion.
Friday, July 31: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship; 7pm, Bingo, Piseco Community Hall.
Saturday, Aug. 1: 6pm, Penny Auction, PCH.
Sat. & Sun.: 1-4pm, Piseco Museum Open, Old Piseco Road.
Monday, Aug. 3: 9am, Osteobusters, GMC; 6pm, Arietta Town Board meets, PCH; 7pm, LP Town Board meets, Town Hall.
Tuesday, Aug. 4: 7pm, Piseco Fire Dept. meets ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:32:07 AM
RAY BROOK -- The Adirondack Park Agency is offering a new service to assist Adirondack Park municipalities in developing economic strategies in areas zoned as Hamlet.
The idea is to invigorate hamlets by identifying new business opportunities, revitalizing existing community assets and, if feasible, establishing connections to Forest Preserve resources.
The APA recently completed a pilot project of the Hamlet Economic Planning and Assistance program in partnership with the Village of Northville ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:29:19 AM
INDIAN LAKE – The Hamilton County Youth Board is sponsoring its 6th Annual Family Fun Day Monday, Aug. 3, at the Speculator Ball Field and Pavilion from 2-6 p.m. There will be lots of activities for children of all ages.
New this year is the Utica Zoomobile and a walk-through drug education classroom by the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. Ongoing activities throughout the day include bounce houses, a water slide, obstacle course, rock climbing wall, bouncy jousting, face painting ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:29:43 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
LAKE PLEASANT -- Adirondack Teleworks has grown by almost 200 percent in the past year, according to founder Bill Murphy.
Adirondack Teleworks allows anyone to post their resume on www.AdirondackTeleworks.com and search for telework positions posted there. Teleworks refers to work-at-home jobs that require a computer and broadband access.
Murphy told the Hamilton County Workforce Investment Council Tuesday, July 14, that the Adirondack Teleworks website had appro ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:28:29 AM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
INDIAN LAKE -- Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Indian Lake on a hot summer Sunday to have a good time.
He also came to promote tourism in the Adirondacks again this year, during his third Summer Adirondack Challenge July 19.
The Town of Indian Lake took full advantage of the governor's support by holding the Third Annual Adirondack Challenge Festival Weekend, a slew of activities that started Friday at the Adirondack Museum.
Saturday brought the 2015 Made in the Adironda ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:30:53 PM
SPECULATOR – The Japanese martial arts (budo) shown in movies has popularized these fighting methods throughout the world.
While spectacular and exciting to watch, the film versions of budo don’t really show the practical and subtle nature of these arts. One good example is karate.
Come to Lake Pleasant Library Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. to learn about traditional karate from Dudley Moon, who holds the rank of hachidan (8th degree) and hanshi (master level teacher) in shito-ryu kara ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:27:17 PM
Some members of the Lake Pleasant Senior Citizen Group recently enjoyed lunch and a ride on the Erie Canal Cruise in Herkimer, and are looking forward to other trips this season. To join the group call 548-7638.
Last Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:23:47 PM
Cats Limited of Hamilton County's 25th Annual Craft Fair at Piseco Community Hall Saturday, July 25, may have suffered because of the excellent summer weather, but those who did attend found some new vendors as well as old favorites.
Last Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:09:22 PM
MOREHOUSE – Morehouse Rod & Gun Club held its annual Kids Fishing Derby Saturday, July 11, at the Morehouse Recreation Center pond.
The children pay a dollar and get to fish from 8-11 a.m. All the children receive a hot dog, soda, tee-shirt, and trophies in their class if they have the largest fish.
The Town of Morehouse supported the fishing derby by stocking the pond with 80 rainbow trout ranging from 12 to 14 inches long. The town also had bounce houses for the kids to enjoy after t ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:36:44 PM
WELLS -- The Wells Fish & Game Club is making a float of "Independence Day, 2nd Amendment Walking With Your Gun" for the Wells Old Home Days Parade Saturday, Aug. 8, and is inviting people to join in.
The one-mile parade starts at 1 p.m., and people need to be there at noon to participate. The club has a trailer for those unable to complete the march walking.
The National Rifle Association is sending some tee-shirts.
For more information call Nancy Lewis at 518-924-2110.
Last Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:35:13 PM
VAIL MILLS — The Fulton Montgomery Regional and Saratoga County chambers of commerce are distributing a map of the Great Sacandaga Lake.
It provides information to recreational users of the lake, including listings for accommodations, attractions, lake and tourism resources, dining, shopping, and more.
The map is available at the Fulton County Visitor Center at the intersection of state routes 30 and 29 in Vail Mills. For a copy call the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber at 725-0641.