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Friday, February 12, 2016
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SPORTS

Results are in from the 2011 big-game season
by Ron Kolodziej

According to figures released recently by the Department of Environmental Conservation, hunters in New York State harvested 228,350 deer and 1,258 bruins last season. The 2011 deer take varied less than one percent from the 2010 take statewide and outside the Adirondack region the bear harvest last season set new records, substantially exceeding previous record takes in central and western New York. In contrast, the bear take here in the Adirondack region dropped to a level not seen since 1998.
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Sports

Indoor racquet sports

 A Wells winter recreation program featuring Badminton and Pickle Ball is held Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will continue weekly at the Community Hall on Main Street in Wells. Instruction and some equipment available, you can bring your own racquet/paddle as well. Parking behind the building. Further information, call Holly at 924-2216. No charge to participate and all are welcome!

Keep up with high school basketball games

INDIAN LAKE—If you missed recent IL/LL Orange boys and girls basketball games, you can still listen to them on Empire State Sports at http://empirestatesports.com/
The online broadcaster has been there for games in January against Minerva/Newcomb, Wells and Chazy.
Empire State Sports operates online with live broadcasts and archives the games you can listen to later by clicking on the game.

— Pete Klein

Sportsline

By Patricia Ryan-Curry
Sports Reporter

Wells 68 M/N28  
The Wells boys picked up an easy win on Tuesday, February 2 in Olmstedville. The Indians jumped out to a 22-4 lead in the first eight minutes of play and went on to hold the Mountaineers to single digit scoring in the remaining three quarters. 
Justin Foster and Stephen Beach led Wells with 18 and 11 points respectively. 
Wells: Foster 7-0-18, Stone 2-0-4, Earley 1-1-3, Beach 4-3-11, Taylor 7-2-18, Trezise 1-0-2, Bolebruch 3 ...

Coaches vs. Cancer raises $1,760 for charity

By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff

INDIAN LAKE — The Indian Lake/Long Lake Varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball teams drew a decent crowd for the fundraising campaign Coaches vs. Cancer on Friday, Jan. 29.
The IL/LL Orange hosted the Chazy Eagles with the girl’s game starting at 5 p.m. and then the boy’s teams took to the court at the conclusion of intermission.
Though both the girls and boys teams lost to Chazy, they did so with the sportsmanship they have become kno ...

Columns

The curtain rises on Adirondack Outdoorsman Show
by Dick Nelson

Old man winter may have given most ice fishermen the slip this year, as organizers of several ice fishing contest had to cancel their event because of unfavorable ice conditions. But they, along with hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts can catch up on some fun and excitement this coming weekend at the Adirondack Outdoorsman Show.
Held at the Johnstown Moose Family Center the curtain rises on this 11th annual edition at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, bringing with it a boatload of bargains a ...

The Way Things Were
by Anne Weaver

About the week of February 11th, 1968, 
At HAMILTON COUNTY, Gene Farber has been appointed acting Superintendent of Highways for Hamilton County, it was announced. He will fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of John S. Kathan of Blue Mountain Lake, who has held the position for the past 16 years.
Farber, son of County Clerk Earl C. Farber and Mrs. Farber of Hoffmeister, is a graduate of Poland Central High School. He holds a BS degree from Syracuse University. Before accepting a posit ...

DEC to enforce illegal use of snowmobiles along canoe carry right-of-way
by Dick Nelson

Acting on homeowner complaints, the DEC has released information outlying a new snowmobile route between Raquette Lake and Forked Lake in the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest.
In essence snowmobiles can no longer travel on the Raquette Lake Canoe Carry Trail between Outlet Bay of Raquette Lake and North Point Road. They must now use the designated snowmobile trail between Outlet Bay and the North Point Road which is located 1.2 miles west of the Raquette Lake Canoe Carry and 1.6 miles of North Point Ro ...

The Way Things Were
by Anne Weaver

About the week of February 4th, 1968, the North Country Economic and Cultural Council, Inc. will sponsor a meeting at Hotel Saranac, Saranac Lake. At the time, members of the staff and faculty of the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell will present an analysis of the entire agricultural picture of the North Country.
It will embrace a complete summary of the assets and liabilities of the region so far as agriculture is concerned, together with recommendations for development and impl ...

Police Reports

Police Report - 02/11/2016

• On Feb. 6, at 11:51 p.m., an officer from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department contacted DEC Central Dispatch reporting two missing snowmobilers. A 23-year-old man from Fishkill and an 18-year-old man from Poughqu ...

Police Reports - 02/04/2016

• Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 4:04 pm, Gary E. Cotton of Little Falls was injured in a snowmobile accident in the Town of Lake Pleasant.
Cotton was traveling across Sacandaga Lake when his front ski of his 2006 Arctic Cat Snowmobile ...

Police Report - 01/29/2016

• INDIAN LAKE – On Jan. 23, at 8:30 p.m., New York State Police contacted DEC Ray Brook Dispatch reporting an overdue snowmobiler. A pair of snowmobilers were riding on Indian Lake when one sled began to experience mech ...

Police Report -- 01/14/2016

Thursday, Dec. 31, about 6:20 p.m.: A 15-year-old girl was injured in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 30 in the Town of Indian Lake.
Irina Dubin, 43, Staten Island, was driving a 2006 Subaru northwest when she lost control d ...
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