Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:24:16 AM
Wednesday, Dec. 4: 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library.
Thursday, Dec. 5: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 9:30-10:30am, Ask The Nurse, HC Courthouse.
Friday, Dec. 6: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship; 6pm, Arietta Town Board meets, PCH.
Saturday, Dec. 7: 10am-4pm, Pizza & Clean Up Day, LP Museum.
Monday, Dec. 9: 9am, Osteobusters, GMC; 7pm, Speculator Board of Trustees meets, Village Ha ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:08:51 AM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
SPECULATOR -- Firemen saved the former Adirondack Picture Show building here Monday, Dec. 2, confining the fire to the lobby.
Owner Janis Perkins and companion Jack Hughes were home when they smelled smoke and called Hamilton County Dispatch at 12:04 p.m. Speculator Volunteer Fire Department was toned out at 12:05 p.m. and arrived at the scene seven minutes later, according to Chief Karl Blanchard.
Thick smoke poured out the front doors as the firemen attacked the blaz ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:11:48 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
SPECULATOR -- Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called "Obamacare," the Village of Speculator will enjoy a 17 percent drop in its insurance premiums come Jan. 1.
Clerk/Treasurer Bonnie Page informed the Board of Trustees Monday, Nov. 25, that MVP has lowered the premium by about 17 percent and there will not be any co-pays for the first three visits to a doctor -- and only $5 for each visit thereafter.
Page said, "It's a better pl ...
Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013 7:21:03 PM
GLOVERSVILLE -- The case against a Speculator man accused of making terrorist threats against Gloversville High School and disseminating indecent materials to minors has been adjourned to Dec. 11 at 9 a.m.
Trevor Blanchard, 24, of Speculator was arrested Sept. 11 after allegedly threatening to "pull a Columbine" and shoot up Gloversville High School if a 14-year-old female student there did not send him nude photos of herself. He also allegedly sent her lewd photos.
Police arrested Blanchard Sep ...
Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013 7:19:24 PM
OGDENSBURG -- Diocese of Ogdensburg Bishop Terry R. LaValley has announced that a religious sister and 13 laypersons have been awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross by Pope Francis, including Roger Snyder and Colleen Snyder of Lake Pleasant.
LaValley will confer the cross on the recipients at a special vesper service at St. Mary's Cathedral here Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.
"It is fitting that we recognize the faith and dedication of these generous men and women. Their dedication and outstanding servi ...
Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:54:27 PM
The Fifth Annual Holiday Stroll in the Village of Speculator Friday, Nov. 29, attracted Christmas shoppers looking for gifts, special offers and sales at participating businesses without having to battle for goods. The Victorian Carolers made the rounds of the restaurants this year, entertaining diners with songs of the season.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:09:16 AM
Wednesday, Nov. 27: 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347.
Friday, Nov. 29: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship.
Monday, Dec. 2: 9am, Osteobusters, GMC; 6pm, Arietta Town Board meets, PCH; 7pm, LP Town Board meets, Town Hall.
Tuesday, Dec. 3: 11:30am-12pm, Ask The Nurse, PCH; 12:30-1pm, Ask The Nurse, Morehouse Post Office; 5pm, AA meets, LP United Methodist Church; 7pm, Morehouse Rod & Gun Club meets, post office bldg.; 7pm, Piseco Fi ...
Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:11:54 PM
Speculator Lions Club has donated $2,000 to Speculator Volunteer Ambulance Corps toward the purchase of a new ambulance. The corps is raising funds for a new ambulance in addition to normal operating expenses. Since the ambulance does not receive any public funds it relies on donations, which are all tax-exempt. SVAC has 31 volunteer members and no payroll. The corps responded to 146 calls last year. Additional funds are needed for the new ambulance. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:05:04 PM
By CAITLIN STEWART
Special to the Express
PISECO -- Fish may be slimy and sometimes stinky, but children discovered there is much more to these finned vertebrates during a presentation by the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Fifteen students of Piseco Common School's Extended Learning Hours Program recently learned some special adaptations fish are equipped with to survive. They used teamwork and communication skills to draw their own 'super' fish with special adaptations fo ...
Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013 10:53:02 PM
LAKE PLEASANT -- Peter G. Pollak has released "In the Game," his fourth novel, a murder mystery set in Albany featuring a retired Albany Police Department detective. Events take place in a fictional John Boyd Thatcher Park, at the Omni Hotel and other Albany landmarks.
A prequel to Pollak's second novel, "Making the Grade" (2012), "In the Game" is the story of a former cop who decides to pursue a man he believes has killed two women he was dating, except instead of having the authority and resou ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:05:23 PM
Express News Staff
LAKE PLEASANT -- The Lake Pleasant Town Board has adopted a budget with a tax levy of $7,215 higher than this year.
Total appropriations stand at $2,498,724. Once estimated revenues of $347,636 and $160,000 in fund balance applied to reduce taxes are subtracted, $1,991,088 is left to be raised by the tax levy.
This is $7,215 more than the $1,983,873 raised by the 2013 tax levy. This is an increase of about one-third of one percent, or about 1.3 percent below the sta ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:09:25 AM
Wednesday, Nov. 20: 8am, Senior Shopping Bus leaves Senior Center--reservations 548-4653; 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 6pm, Covered Dish Supper, PCH; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library.
Thursday, Nov. 21: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 11:30am-12pm, Ask The Nurse, LP Meal Site.
Friday, Nov. 22: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship.
Monday, Nov. 25: 9am, Osteobusters, GMC; 7pm, Speculator Board of Trustees meets, Village ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 4:12:51 PM
Piseco Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary's annual Flea Market and Luncheon Saturday, Oct. 12, was another success, with lots of items to be discovered, yummy baked goods, congenial vendors and shoppers and, of course, lunch. The event raised $819.16. The auxiliary was able to give $5,000 each to Piseco Volunteer Fire Department and Piseco Volunteer Ambulance Corps this year, and also sends children to summer camp.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:48:17 PM
LAKE PLEASANT - The case against Kevin R. Desrochers, 23, has been adjourned for a third time, to Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. He had been slated to reappear in Lake Pleasant Justice Court Nov. 12.
Desrochers is charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child less than 17 years old, a class D felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.
He is free on $100,000 bond bail. Two temporary orders of protection are being continued.
-- CRISTINE MEIXNER
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:09:27 AM
Wednesday, Nov. 13: 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 1:30pm, LP Senior Citizens meet, Senior Center; 6pm, LP School Board meets, school; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library.
Thursday, Nov. 14: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 6pm, Piseco School Board meets.
Friday, Nov. 15: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship.
Saturday, Nov. 16: 6pm, LP Methodist Church Covered Dish Supper, church.
Monday, Nov. 18: 9am, Osteobusters, GMC; 6pm ...
Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:20:21 PM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
LAKE PLEASANT - The Town of Lake Pleasant Preliminary Budget for 2014 has gone up by $6,741 from two weeks ago, to $2,520,382 in appropriations. This is up $50,699 or 2.1 percent over this year.
Estimated revenues are unchanged at $352,836, but fund balance applied to reduce the tax levy has gone up another $10,000, to $160,000; $142,000 in fund balance was used this year to reduce taxes.
Once revenues and fund balance are subtracted from appropriations the tax l ...
Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:15:44 PM
PISECO - Matthew Michienzi, a senior at Wells Central School and resident of Piseco, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. Feb. 14-16, 2014.
The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research.
Dr. Connie Mariano, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, nominated Michienzi based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and ...
Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013 2:58:09 PM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
ARIETTA - There will be three new faces on the Arietta Town Board come Jan. 1.
Councilpersons Marie Parslow and Henry Rogers did not seek re-election. They will be replaced by Christy L. Wilt, who got 106 votes in the Nov. 5 General Election; and Barry L. Baker, who got 74 votes. The other two candidates were Bradley Parslow, 57 votes; and Keith R. Ford, 29. Results could change once absentee ballots are counted Nov. 12.
Jacquelyn Grier, who ran uncontested to fil ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013 9:02:10 PM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
LAKE PLEASANT - Lake Pleasant voters saw two races in the Nov. 5 General Election, for town supervisor and superintendent of highways.
Incumbent Supervisor Neil McGovern held his seat with 253 votes to challenger Kimberly Parslow Byrne's 148.
Randolph LaVarnway won 239 votes to Wayne J. Lucas' 163 to become the town's next superintendent of highways. He will replace incumbent Leo Desrochers, who did not run for a second two-year term.
Incumbent councilpersons Betsy A. ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:09:43 AM
Wednesday, Nov. 6: 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 7pm, PVFD Auxiliary meets, PCH; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library.
Thursday, Nov. 7: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 9:30-10:30am, Ask The Nurse, HC Courthouse; 7pm, Morehouse Town Board meets, Town Hall--budget hearing; 7pm, Bridge, VFW Post, Rt. 8.
Friday, Nov. 8: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship.
Monday, Nov. 11: 9am, Osteobusters, GMC; 7pm, Speculator Board of Trust ...
Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013 8:04:07 PM
Fifteen children showed up for Piseco's Boo Bus this year, which took them door-to-door for trick-or-treating Saturday, Oct. 26.
Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:13:47 PM
SPECULATOR - It was a dreary day Sunday, Oct. 6, when seven brave souls headed out on the CROP Walk.
CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and is sponsored by Church World Service. The walk symbolizes the miles people in many poorer countries must walk to reach clean water and food.
Besides the seven walkers, Sandy LaVarnway and Fran Gramlich assisted on route. The three-mile walk started at the Speculator Gazebo and went to Vogel's Excavating and back.
Although small in num ...
Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013 10:50:36 AM
National Guard Sergeant
of Lake Pleasant has been promoted to the rank of sergeant by the New York Army National Guard, Major General Patrick A. Murphy announced Oct. 21, 2013.
Valerie serves with the 206th Military Police Company based in Latham. Her promotion is based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential.
Valerie is a 2010 graduate of Wells Central School. She is the daughter of Christopher and Kelly Hayes of Piseco.
Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013 10:48:30 AM
The kindergarten class of Lake Pleasant Central School, aide Jenny Page, left, and kindergarten teacher Brooke Kruggle, right, show off pumpkins donated by Speculator Postmaster Beth Knapp. The children decorated their pumpkins and toured the post office, and each young artist received a bag of treats. Their pumpkins are on display at the post office.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 9:16:26 AM
By CRISTINE MEIXNER
SPECULATOR - The Village of Speculator Planning Board has turned down Donald Rhodes' application to subdivide his Lake Pleasant Lodge property on Elliot Lane here.
Rhodes explained his plan during a public hearing held Oct. 22. He said the lot he wanted to create would be 65 feet as measured by the village or 68 feet as measured by the Adirondack Park Agency, as the lake frontage winds and turns.
The village Land Use Code requires 100 feet width for a lakefront lot.