Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:25:12 AM
Thursday, Oct. 8: Immunization Clinic, HC Courthouse--648-6141 for appt.; 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 6pm, Piseco School Board meets, school.
Friday, Oct. 9: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship; 7pm, Speculator, Lake Pleasant, Piseco Fish & Game Club Annual Meeting, Zeiser's.
Monday, Oct. 12: 9am, Osteobusters, GMC; 7pm, Morehouse Fire Company meets, fire hall.
Tuesday, Oct. 13: 10:30am-12:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fel ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:18:24 AM
Mon.-Fri.: 11am, Walk To Music, Wells Community Hall.
Thursday, Oct. 8: 9:30am, Osteobusters meet, WCH; 12:30pm, Red Rooster Program, Pink Chicken, Bridge St., Northville--”Warren Johnson's 1760 Visit to Sir William Johnson.”
Monday, Oct. 12: 9:30am, Osteobusters meet, WCH; 7pm, Hope Town Board meets, Town Hall; 7pm, Wells Town Board meets, Senior Meal Site.
Tuesday, Oct. 13: 9-11am, Wells Food Pantry Open, WCH; 6pm, Game Night, Wells Library; 7pm, Partners In Education meets, Amb ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:17:02 AM
Thursday, Oct. 8: 10am, Swim Bus leaves St. Henry’s Church--624-3077 to sign up; 1pm, OES meets, Masonic Hall; 5pm, Knitting / Crochet Circle meets, LL Library.
Friday, Oct. 9: 4-6pm, Meet "Portraits in the Wilderness" Artist Matt Burnett, Burns Road Wall.
Monday, Oct. 12: 7pm, LL Fire Dept. drill, fire hall.
Tuesday, Oct. 13: WIC Clinic, Town Hall--648-6497 for appt.; 2-2:30pm, Flu Clinic, Town Hall; 7pm, AA meets, Wesleyan Church; 7pm, Town Board Budget Workshop, Town Hall.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:16:48 AM
Thursday, Oct. 8: 10-11:30am, Basic Bridge Class, Senior Center; 12:30-4pm, Bridge, Senior Center.
Monday, Oct. 12: 10am-2pm, Pinochle, Senior Center; 7:30pm, AA meets, Inlet Community Church, S. Shore Rd.
Tuesday, Oct. 13: 7:30pm, Town Board meets, Town Hall--bill review starts at 6:15pm.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: 10-11am, Flu Clinic, Town Hall; 10am-2pm, Senior Health Activity & Recreation Program, Niccolls Church, OF; 6:15pm, Inlet School Board meets, school; 7pm, Classic Movie Night, View, ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 10:28:29 AM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
WELLS – Supervisor Brian E. Towers, a Republican, is being challenged for his office by Shawn E. Taylor, a Democrat, in the Nov. 3 General Election. It is a two-year term.
TAYLOR, 42, works for Melody Lodge and Pro-Care Property Management. He has some college credit.
He is founder and president of Wells Booster Club and founder of Wells Basketball Clinic and a member of Wells Fish & Game Club.
Taylor says he has attended four town board meetings during the ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:54:34 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
SPECULATOR -- The New York State Department of Transportation has notified the Village of Speculator Highway Department of a planned reduction in Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) funding.
Superintendent of Highways Roger Blanchard Jr. advised the village Board of Trustees of the letter Sept. 28.
Blanchard said the DOT wants to take away CHIPS funding for Elliot Lane and the dirt portions of Elm Lake Road, claiming Elliot Lane is n ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:34:37 AM
Blue Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Department, established May 3, 1937, has four pieces of apparatus: Engine 32, Engine 33, Rescue 34 (ambulance) and a fire boat.
Engine 32 is a 2001 Pierce on an International chassis with 1,000 gallon capacity and a 1,250 gallon per minute pump. Engine 33 is a 2012 Pierce with 300 gallon capacity and a 1,000 gpm pump.
Rescue 34 is a 1997 Med-Tech. The ambulance is certified to provide basic life support. The fire boat is a Carolina Skiff flatbottom, which contai ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:34:08 AM
Hope Volunteer Fire Company was organized June 8, 1962. The first directors were Richard Maxon, George L. Howland, George Craig, Wayne Hammer and John Leslie.
Members include Chief Pete Robinson; assistant chiefs Terry Robinson (treasurer), Eric Robinson (president) and Jim Stuart; Vice President Nick Robinson; Secretary Harry Downing, Richard Bartholf, Brian Christman, Allen Dunham, Bob Peters, Joanne Robinson, Josh Russell, Harry Wilson and Zak Wilson.
For information on becoming a member cont ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:33:18 AM
Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been serving the community since 1939, and later with the addition of the ladies auxiliary and the junior firemen program.
More than 50 members range in age from 16 to 90. All spend many hours training and keeping the department going, from washing the trucks to cooking at the annual pig roast.
ILVFD thanks the community for their support and wants them to know "We Are There For You Any Time, Anywhere 24/7/365."
FIRE COMMISSIONERS are Richard Bahlmann, B ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:32:48 AM
Inlet Volunteer Hose Company was formed March 18, 1925. Trustees were Clarence Lee, Phillip H. Jones, Eugene A. Cameron, W. Lewis Armstrong and Fred Trottier.
Eleven years later, on July 25, 1936, the Town of Inlet entered into a contract with the fire company, paying $3,000 annually for fire protection for the town. Until then, only the school district contracted for fire protection.
The firemen meet first Mondays at the Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services building at 7:30 p.m. and drill second ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:32:10 AM
Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department was incorporated Dec. 19, 1935 by James T.E. Ovitt, Elwin Austin, Henry D. Stone, Earl Plumley, Robert Carey, Martin McAveigh, Edward P. Jennings and Oliver C. Kellogg.
Officers were Captain James T. Ovitt, Assistant Captain Duke Austin, Treasurer Arthur T. Carey and Clerk Oliver Kellogg.
The Town Hall was remodeled in the 1930s, and still includes the firehouse. The emergency telephone number is 911. The non-emergency number is 624-4599.
FIRE COMMISSIONERS ar ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:31:24 AM
Lake Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department Inc. was organized in April 1945. Officers were President Lewis Nichols, Vice President George O'Connell and Secretary and Treasurer Clarence Pelcher. Trustees were the Rev. Fred Grimm, Arthur Elwell and Robert I. Morrison. The department was incorporated Sept. 8, 1945.
LPVFD holds a "free" Pancake Breakfast each February, an annual 50/50 Raffle with the drawing at its annual open house, and a "free" picnic the third Saturday in July.
In June of this year ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:31:07 AM
Morehouse Volunteer Fire Company Inc. was formed in May 1965. Brian Taylor, the current chief, is an original charter member and has served over 50 years.
The first directors were Hubert Dietch, Robert Easton, Earl Farber, Arthur Gauthier, William Uebele and Ray Van Hyning. The first officers were President Gene Farber, Vice President Arthur Gauthier, Secretary Earl Farber, Treasurer Roswell Greene, Chief William Uebele, First Asst. Chief Erney Moffatt and Second Asst. Chief Raymond Van Hyning.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:30:44 AM
Piseco Volunteer Fire Department has been serving the Town of Arietta and the Piseco community since 1946; it was incorporated in 1947. Piseco Volunteer Ambulance Corps was formed as a component in 1958.
The department currently has 31 active and three new / probationary members. Thirteen are ambulance crew including six New York state-certified EMTs. Three members perform dual service in firefighting and ambulance positions.
There are several fund-raisers during the year with the premier event ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:30:24 AM
Raquette Lake Volunteer Fire Department serves the Raquette Lake area on land, water, ice and snow with a fire engine and tanker, a fire-boat, an ambulance and an emergency snowmobile with a patient carrier or fire sled.
FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS are Louis Burke, Jim Regan, Stan Holowinski, Jim Blanchard and Tom Beckingham. The district secretary / treasurer is Kathryn Forsell.
OFFICERS are President Mitch Edelstein, Vice President Aris Bird, Treasurer Jim Dillon and Secretary Liz Becking ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:30:05 AM
Speculator Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1926. It was originally known as Adirondack Hose Company 1 and was not chartered. It rented a building from John F. Buyce for $25 a month.
In April 1929 this volunteer effort was abandoned and the fire department was organized with 30 members under supervision of the village board as provided by Village Law. The first fire chief was William Remmey.
The fire department responds to an average of 50 calls a year, including mutual aid.
Through fund- ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:29:07 AM
Wells Volunteer Fire Company has protected the town since 1936.
Officers starting Nov. 1 are Chief Vince Lauria, 1st Asst. Chief Bob Both, 3rd Asst. Chief Bernie Moldt, Chaplain Ken Hoffman, 2nd Asst. Chief Tim O'Neill, Captain Bob Stuart, Secretary Stephanie Hoffman, Treasurer Cathy Simons, Sergeant at Arms Joe Blackwood, Captain of Fire Police Don MacHattie and Captain of Rescue Kyle Abrams.
OTHER MEMBERS are John Abraham, Don Beach, Len Broiles, Noah Broiles, George Chamberlain, Roberta Chamb ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:26:39 AM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
SPECULATOR -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has refused to renew Patrick Cunningham's guide license.
Cunningham owns and operates Hudson River Rafting Company in North Creek. His troubles with DEC began in 2012 after a customer drowned. Her guide was licensed but drunk.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sought to shut Hudson River Rafting down and ban Cunningham from owning or operating a guided rafting excursion business, saying the ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:26:20 AM
Kunjamuk Bay, just south of the hamlet of Speculator, and the trees along it glow golden in fall sunlight Tuesday.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:25:52 AM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
ARIETTA – Town of Arietta voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3, to choose a new superintendent of highways.
Superintendent of Highways William Parslow, who is in his 10th year on the job, is not running for another term as road boss. He is running for the town council instead, along with incumbent Michael K. Knapp and Sarah F. Rudes.
Democrat Ryan D. Germain and Republican Christopher Laver are running for Parslow's job. It is a two-year term.
GERMAIN, 36 ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:24:08 AM
SPECULATOR – North Country Bible Fellowship at 132 Elm Lake Rd. here will host an ecumenical "Women of Faith 'Final Tour' Simulcast" Friday evening and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17.
Join women from the North Country and beyond for a time of worship and inspiration by internationally known musicians and speakers. The fee is $20. Refreshments and Saturday luncheon will be provided.
For questions and registration call the church office at (518) 548-5777.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:23:36 AM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
SPECULATOR -- Ten soups were entered in this year's Lake Pleasant Education Foundation 2015 Soup Cook-Off at Lake Pleasant Central School here.
Competitors were Mountain Market, Irondequoit Club, Oxbow Inn, The Inn at Speculator, Oak Mountain, Melody Lodge, Logan’s Bar & Grill and the Lake Pleasant Central School Home and Careers Class.
“The Soup Cook-off was very well attended and drew in a healthy amount of money for the foundation," LPCS Superintende ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:22:54 AM
About 40 mountain bikers took advantage of Rider Appreciation Weekend Oct. 3-4 at Oak Mountain in Speculator, riding the chairlift up and their bicycles down the mountain. The free day of fun was Oak's way of thanking mountain bikers for their patronage. A lot of them came from Syracuse, Rochester and Albany, Oak Manager Matt O'Brien said, and some camped out overnight. The high point of the day -- no pun intended -- was a race at noon.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:22:11 AM
Workers must have enjoyed the glorious fall foliage as they paved 0.9 miles of Gilmantown Road earlier this week. Village of Speculator Superintendent of Highways Roger Blanchard used this year's Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program funding of $60,164 to do the job. His department starting preparing the road for paving in July by removing rocks, grading, etc.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:21:24 AM
Long-time Speculator Volunteer Fire Department fireman Tom Hoover retired from the department in July after serving 40 years. "It is quite an accomplishment," Chief Karl Blanchard said. At the time of his retirement Hoover was assistant chief. The department held a well-attended surprise buffet dinner for Hoover at Oak Mountain Ski Center Monday, Sept. 28, where Mayor Letty Rudes presented him with a plaque of appreciation and the good wishes were flowing.