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INLET -- Matt's Drafthouse Hot Screamers softball team finished off the 2014 season with a bang.
They came out of the gate on fire in the championship game against The Inn On Gore, putting up 10 runs in the top of the first. Every batter hit the ball hard, and the inning was only ended because of the 10-run rule.
Kyle Houser and DeDe Ste-Marie both singled and then scored when Beth Williamson crushed a three homer. Heather Levi drew a walk, Meg Kraeger singled, Ashley Fowler smacked a double fol ...

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 ...
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A gym filled with song

The Indian Lake High School Band performed "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Disney Blockbusters" under the direction of Jason Dora during Indian Lake Central School's Spring Concert Tuesday, May 20. A large crowd filled the gym to hear 29 musical pieces by the grade school and high school bands and choruses. 

Columns

The Way Things Were -- 09/24/2014

ABOUT THE WEEK OF SEPT. 24, 1965, party permit applications to take an additional deer during the regular big game gunning season were available at most license issuing agents throughout the state. According to the Conservation Department, nearly half a million permit applications had been forwarded to special agents, department field offices and town, county and village clerks.
A party permit enabled a group of four hunters to kill a deer of either sex in addition to the one deer legally allowe ...
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Hamilton County Outdoors -- 09/24/2014
Sportsmen are ready to stand tall
By Dick Nelson

It only happens once a year, but ever since 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed the first proclamation declaring the fourth Saturday of September as National Hunting and Fishing Day, hunters and fishermen have had reason to celebrate. This year the national event is Sept. 27.
Hunters and anglers were the most vocal supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management long before it became fashionable. Agencies and organizations such as the EPA and People for the Ethical Treatment ...

The Way Things Were -- 09/17/2014
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT THE WEEK OF SEPT. 17, 1965, the inauguration and the reconvening of Congress put the nation's eyes on the Capitol in Washington. The design of the capitol building resulted from a "prize contest" started by a newspaper advertisement in 1792. The prize was $500 and a premium of "a lot in this city, to be designated by impartial judges." A medical doctor, William Thornton, who also was a painter, poet and inventor, won. These and other facts about the capitol would be seen in a repeat TV per ...
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Hamilton County Outdoors -- 09/17/2014
State campgrounds were cookin’ this season
By Dick Nelson

I wasn’t surprised when I read the governor’s press release announcing the nearly 36 million people who visited parks, historic sites and campgrounds from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend represent a 2 percent increase over the previous year, simply because the cost of everything else has risen twice that much over the same summer period.
The release says how “gains in day use and campground visitors helped increase state revenue.” That too came as no surpri ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 09/10/2014

Saturday, Aug. 30, 8:29 a.m.: Mark E. Sullivan Jr., 30, Amsterdam, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office made the arrest in the Town of Wells. Sullivan was to appear in Wells Town Co ...
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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.
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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 ...
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