Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:47:31 PM
By MELANIE SNYDER
Express Summer Intern
PISECO -- Team Believe won the annual, as one spectator describes it, "form of insanity" that is the Piseco Lake Triathlon again this year.
At 9 a.m. Saturday, June 19, approximately 120 participants made their way into the brisk waters of Piseco Lake to start the 15-mile race. For many, the event was an opportunity to gain their competitive edge, as well a way to spend time with friends and family.
The half-mile swim began from the beach of the Irondequoi ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:43:07 PM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
SPECULATOR -- The Camp-of-the-Woods resort here has several building projects in the works.
Camp Renovations and Maintenance Director Mel LaScola presented plans to the Village of Speculator Planning Board July 22, but has not yet submitted permit applications.
The resort hopes to start two of the projects in September and finish them by May 15, 2015, LaScola said.
The first would add two buildings for summer staff accommodations in the wooded "Hillside Area," the same ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:40:50 PM
Army National Guard Pvt.
graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. in December 2013.
Germain left July 9 for advanced individual training at Fort Sill, Okla., which will end in August. From there he heads to State University of New York at Canton for the next two years, where he will study for an associate in applied science degree in Construction Technology: Management.
Germain, a 2014 graduate of Johnstown High School, is the son of Janet and Thomas Ge ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:38:36 PM
Work started Wednesday morning, July 23, to incorporate newly purchased property into Speculator Village Park on Osborne Point. Town of Lake Pleasant Highway Department Superintendent Randy La Varnway, Foreman Ed Brooks and Art Page all pitched in to help Speculator / Lake Pleasant Garden Club realize its plan, as did Speculator Highway Department Foreman Wayne Lucas and Lee Page.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:21:05 PM
Speculator / Lake Pleasant Garden Club has put rock edging around the flowerbeds at "The Triangle" at the intersection of state routes 8 and 30 and Elm Lake Road in the Village of Speculator.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:17:44 PM
The Town of Arietta, in southwest Hamilton County, is within the southern Adirondack Park. It includes these hamlets: Arietta, Avery's Place, Piseco, Higgins Bay, and Rudeston.
Piseco Lake is approximately seven miles long and known for its abundance of lake trout and whitefish. The word Piseco is derived from an ancient Native American word, "pisco," meaning "fish."
The New York State Legislature created the Town of Arietta from the Town of Lake Pleasant in 1836. By 1839 land developer ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:14:57 PM
Art Brown waters the flower barrels in the Village of Speculator from the comfort of his pickup truck.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:09:31 AM
Wednesday, July 23: 9:30am, Adk. Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 7pm, Open House, LP Library--entertainment and dessert; 6pm, Arietta Public Hearing, PCH--proposed land use code changes; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library.
Thursday, July 24: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 2-5pm, Farmers Market, Speculator Pavilion.
Friday, July 25: 10am, Story Time, LP Library; 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship; 7pm, Bingo, PCH; 1pm, Piseco School Bo ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:47:31 PM
By MELANIE SNYDER
Express Summer Intern
PISECO -- Proposed changes to the Town of Arietta Land Use Ordinance were presented to 15 members of the public during a hearing Saturday, July 19, at Piseco Community Hall. The hearing will continue Wednesday evening, July 23, at 6 p.m.
Nicole T. Allen, a planning services manager with Laberge Group Ltd., Albany, presented a summary of the revisions and proposed amendments to the land use code. The group is a surveying and planning firm that provides ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:10:30 AM
PISECO--The Speculator, Lake Pleasant & Piseco Fish and Game Club will sponsor its annual Bass for Cash partners bass fishing tournament Aug. 9 on Oxbow Lake from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Launched from Oxbow Motel, State Rt. 8, Piseco, registration is $50 per boat and can be done in advance by calling Tom Preston at (518) 548-7327 or prior to the start of the tournament.
Registration forms are also available at the Oxbow Inn or Oxbow Motel. The event is limited to 50 boats and each boat is limited t ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:08:54 AM
PISECO -- Jeff Brewer of Half Moon Beach came in first in this year's Piseco Yacht Club Boat Poker Run July 12 on Piseco Lake.
Piper Ackerman of Higgins Bay came in second and Alyssa Homyk of Half Moon Beach was third.
Half of the money donated went to the three winners and the other half was donated to Piseco Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
"Thank you all for participating and please join us for another poker run in July 2015," said Piseco Yacht Club Treasurer Judy Ford.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:30:22 AM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
SPECULATOR -- The Village of Speculator may enlarge its firehouse on State Route 30.
Fire Chief Karl Blanchard asked the Board of Trustees July 14 to consider looking into an addition to the fire hall within the next few years, and invited the trustees to "stop down" for a tour.
"We would like to add on to the south side of the building, out 25 feet and back 52 feet," he said, which would add 1,300 square feet. The building is 72 feet long, he said, and stopping at 52 ...
Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 11:42:43 AM
The article, "Motel proposal is studied," published July 16, contains an error.
The neighbors own the "25-foot buffer" between the westerly parking area shown on the conceptual expansion plan map and the adjoining residential property, not Lake Pleasant Lodge as the article implies, according to David Hern.
His wife and her family own the neighboring parcel. "One of our big concerns about this proposal is the fact that there will be no buffer (other than a solid fence) between the commercial use ...
Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:43:17 AM
PISECO -- The Piseco Lake Association will hold a regular membership meeting Saturday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at the Piseco school.
At this meeting the PLA is happy to announce it has obtained approval from the IRS for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. In addition to discussing the implications of this there will be several other items on the agenda.
They include an overview of the appeal regarding the dam / spillway litigation; invasive species prevention efforts that include lake monitoring and traini ...
Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:41:59 AM
The Speculator Art Show enjoyed a beautiful, if breezy, day at the Speculator Pavilion Saturday, July 12. Both visiting and local artists showed and sold their original creations. This year there was a lot of photography, especially nature photography. Other works included acrylic and there was also a lot of watercolor. Twenty-eight artists exhibited, according to organizer Carol Dorr. The show supports student art programs and scholarships. (Photos/Melanie Snyder)
Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:37:36 AM
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- Kayla Page and Brian Longenecker announce the birth of their daughter, Christina Marie Longenecker, Wednesday, June 25.
Maternal grandparents are Robert and Lisa Page Jr. of Lake Pleasant. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Christina Blackwood of Wells.
Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:35:16 AM
UTICA -- Michael Scott Parslow was awarded his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Sunday, June 1, in Erie, Pa.
Michael graduated from Wells Central School in 2005, and was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended Utica College of Syracuse University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology / Pre-Med, with minors in Chemistry and Microbiology, in May of 2009.
He is currently working as a physician in a medica ...
Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:27:35 AM
The Piseco school had visitors Monday, July 14; New York State Police Trooper Darren Jones and his partner K-9 Perry, from the Fonda barracks. Jones was very good with the children and gave a great presentation, while Perry quickly sniffed out marijuana hidden by Bentley Lane. (Photos/John S. Rajca)
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:29:46 AM
Wednesday, July 16: 8am, Senior Shopping Bus leaves Senior Center--548-8808; 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 6-8pm, Ice Cream Social, PCH; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library.
Thursday, July 17: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 11:30am-12pm, Ask The Nurse, Senior Center; 2-5pm, Farmers Market, Speculator Pavilion.
Friday, July 18: 10am, Story Time, LP Library; 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship; 7pm, Bingo, PCH.
Saturday, Ju ...
Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:29:05 AM
updated July 19 under 'Traffic And Noise'
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
SPECULATOR -- Lake Pleasant Lodge owners Donald and Michele Rhodes want to combine their three lakeside properties here into one 1.3-acre parcel and expand their motel from 11 to 60 units.
They would have to go up to do it, according to Zoning Enforcement Officer Spencer Tracy. "Spreading it out would go over [the allowed 25 percent footprint]," he told the Village of Speculator Planning Board during a special meeting Tuesday, July 8.
Rhodes wants to go to thr ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:59:41 AM
By MELANIE SNYDER
Express Summer Intern
PISECO -- A local Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Law will soon become effective in the Town of Arietta.
The town board adopted the law following a public hearing Monday, July 7, after several members of Piseco Lake Association commented on it. No one spoke against the law.
Originally proposed by PLA President Barry Baker, the law will allow the town to enforce regulations against those caught in the act of bringing invasive species into Piseco Lake or ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014 3:13:07 PM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
LAKE PLEASANT -- The Lake Pleasant Town Board has approved spending up to $9,500 on electrical upgrades suggested in an energy audit conducted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
When the board met Monday, July 7, NYSERDA's recommendations for the town hall, highway garage and new pole barn were approved to be acted upon. But the board put off upgrades recommended for the library and medical center.
It also chose to pay the $9,500 cos ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014 3:11:42 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department will be getting $40,128 in federal funding to purchase personal protective equipment.
The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. A firefighter's gear is designed to protect from serious injuries resulting from contact with chemical, physical or electrical hazards during fires.
This equipment includes respirators, gloves, blankets, gas masks, and turnout gea ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014 3:10:28 PM
The Piseco Fire Department Auxiliary had a great turnout, as usual, for its annual Fourth of July Rummage Sale Friday, July 4, at Piseco Community Hall. Townsfolk scoured camps, homes, garages, attics and basements for useable goods they no longer wanted in the hope friends and neighbors could use them. A wide range of items was sold by donation to raise money for the firemen. (Photos/Melanie Snyder)
Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014 3:05:45 PM
By CHARLIE ASCHER
Special to the Express
SPECULATOR -- The winners of the third annual presentation contest at Lake Pleasant Central School, sponsored by Lake Pleasant - Sacandaga Association, were announced June 24.
They are: first, Tia Thompson; second, Caleb Trezise; third, Maddy Pierce, Taylor Griffith, and Joy Trezise; and honorable mention, Izzy Abrams.
All students in grades 7-9 had to first research and then prepare multimedia presentations on this year's subject, "Acid Rain, its causes, ...