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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
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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.



Hospice golf tournament set

GLOVERSVILLE — It’s time to make plans to tee off at the 21st Annual Mountain Valley Hospice Golf Invitational scheduled for Friday, June 19.
Presented by Frontier, Lake Pleasant Golf Course and The Inn at Speculator, exquisite cuisine and the placid Adirondack atmosphere are the signatures of this event. Readers are invited to play golf, sponsor the event, and enjoy a day of fantastic food and friends.
This year’s event will begin with registration and a continental breakfast ...

Orange basketball season comes to a close

The Indian Lake/Long Lake boys’ basketball season came to a close Wednesday, March 4, in Ticonderoga when they faced undefeated Moriah in a semi-final game of the Section VII Class D basketball tournament. The top seeded Vikings took control of the game early, outscoring the fifth seeded Orange 22-11 in the first quarter.
Moriah, ranked fourth among New York Class D boys basketball teams, continued to control the game in the remaining three quarters to win 69-47 and advance to the tourname ...

Orange are scholar athletes

Express News Staff
LONG LAKE -- With the basketball season now over, it is time to recognize that not only did the Indian Lake / Long Lake Orange girls and boys varsity basketball teams have a good season on the courts, they had a great season in the classrooms.
Congratulations go out to both to the boys and girls teams and to their teachers who helped make them excel in the classrooms.
The two teams met all the requirements for qualifying as NYS Scholar Athlete Teams.
In order to ...

Curtis Seaman scores 1,000 points

LONG LAKE -- Curtis Seaman has scored his 1,000th career point playing for the Long Lake / Indian Lake Orange.
Seaman became the second Orange player to score his 1,000th career point this year, along with Henry Sandiford. Great job, and congratulations to both Curtis and Henry.
Both Sandiford and Seaman have played at the varsity level since ninth grade and have had their eyes on the 1,000-point prize since the start of their careers.
Coach Craig Seaman says of the duo, “Curtis and Henry ...


The Way Things Were -- 10/01/2015
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT SEPT. 30, 1966, At HAMILTON COUNTY, a 46 percent increase of direct state financial aid to all units of local government in Hamilton County over the eight years of Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s administration was shown by an analysis of local assistance in that period. An estimated return of $655,000 to Hamilton County localities in six categories of state aid during the fiscal year 1966-67 compared with a $448,000 total for the same types of assistance in 1958-59, the last fiscal ye ...

Hamilton County Outdoors -- 10/01/2015
Regional DEC captain hangs up his hat
By Dick Nelson

There were enough environmental conservation officers at the Polish American Club in Albany last week to establish a decent size police force. Not that all of the 330 ECOs in the DEC’s Division of Law Enforcement were there to wish ECO Captain Larry DiDonato a fond farewell. Somebody had to stay home and mind the store. If word got out that the whole division was attending DiDonato’s retirement party fish and game violators would have had a picnic.
But 76 well-wishers did attend and ...

The Information Age
What is a computer?
By Peter Newell

A complete operational computer consists of a combination of electronic circuitry ("hardware") and instructions ("programs" or "software") that control the hardware.
Computer hardware is pretty reliable. There is a pretty good chance that when your computer fails to boot or run properly, it is a software problem that can be fixed for much less than the cost of a new computer. There is no need, and it generally makes no sense, to just throw out the computer and buy a new one.
The fundamental reas ...

Hamilton County Outdoors -- 09/23/2015
DEC and youth hunters gear up for pheasants
By Dick Nelson

With 80-plus degree temperatures reminding us that summer isn’t ready to leave until it officially ends Sept. 23, hunting is probably the last thing most sportsmen are thinking about, although some have been hunting Canada goose, squirrel and crow since those seasons opened the first of the month and bow and bear hunters have been in the woods hoping to connect with their respective targets since Sept. 19.
But regardless of the temperature, DEC personnel working at the Richard E. Reynolds ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 10/01/2015

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 10:15 a.m.: Alexander J. Carey, 19, Colonie, was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony; and two Class A misdemeanors, second-degree menacing with a weapon and fourth-degree criminal poss ...

Police Report -- 09/23/2015

Monday, Sept. 14: Joseph Scott Wisneski, 37, of Niagara Falls, was charged with possessing unstamped cigarettes, a class A misdemeanor, by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office following a property damage accident in the Town ...

Police Report -- 09/02/2015

Saturday, Aug. 15: Joseph Michael Sweet, 38, Northville, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespass. Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest in the Town of Hope. Sweet was to appear in Hope Tow ...

Police Report -- 08/26/2015

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7:35 p.m.: Rebecca M. Stockton, 47, Utica, was charged with DWI – first offense and aggravated DWI. State Police made the arrest on Rt. 30 in the Town of Indian Lake.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 8:43 p.m.: A bear wa ...

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