Last Updated: Monday, October 27, 2014 11:16:53 PM
Gun control. Health care out of control. Corruption run amok. Terrorism on the rise. Diminished liberty. Less opportunity. No economic growth. Declining incomes. A lower standard of living. A lack of leadership.
That is what Albany and Washington, D.C. have given us. That's why almost two-thirds of Americans believe we're headed in the wrong direction; that the next generation will have it much worse.
Please vote Nov. 4 to tell Andrew Cuomo and Sheldon Silver we don't like what they ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 9:46:25 PM
Quite some years ago I met Richard Leonard, a frequent patron of an Indian Lake coffee shop. Speaking with Richard I realized here was a guy who had more inexhaustible energy and dedication to the service of others than any community could ever hope to have.
Richard Leonard was an EMT for many years with Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Squad. It would be impossible to count the number of four-hour ambulance trips to the Glens Falls Hospital he accomplished.
Many times he undertook t ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 9:44:40 PM
The Indian Lake Community Farmers Market Steering Committee would like to thank the community for their support and participation in our successful 2014 Farmers Market held Saturdays, July 5 through Sept. 27.
The market witnessed an increase in the number of vendors, from four in 2013 to 13 this year. Thank you Town Supervisor Brian Wells for arranging permission to hold the market on the former grocery store property at the intersection of state routes 28 and 30. The location was s ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 9:42:40 PM
Over 20 states have in-person early voting. Some states keep voting booths open up to three weeks.
Voters or their children becoming ill, family emergencies, unexpected family obligations, after-school activities, weather, traffic, car trouble, home repairs requiring immediate attention, all impact getting to the polls.
Why isn't the State of New York more accommodating in light of such unpredictable realistic situations?
The opportunity and cost to vote are among the most imperativ ...
Last Updated: Sunday, October 05, 2014 10:12:12 PM
The Fourth of July Parade Committee wishes to extend thanks to everyone who made our fundraiser at the Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator's Apple Fest a success.
This was our second year at the Apple Fest and it was a huge success; we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. From the apple crisp to the apple pies and everything in between, every item was sold out.
To all our customers and those who promoted the event, designed posters, baked for the cause, set up, ...
Last Updated: Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:44:23 PM
To the editor,
As president of the Indian Lake Board of Education, it will come as no surprise to anyone that I'm deeply troubled by the Sept. 12 report in the Watertown Daily Times that caused our superintendent, Mark Brand, to become labeled "the school superintendent who doesn't pay his school taxes."
In trying to understand this story, I kept asking myself questions like why Jefferson County hadn't foreclosed on the property after so many years of nonpayment of taxes. If I fell into arrears, ...
Last Updated: Sunday, September 21, 2014 9:18:33 PM
Dear Ms. Meixner,
I just read the article, "Brand accused of failing to pay property taxes," in the Sept. 17 Hamilton County Express.
How can a corporation "dissolve" without selling all its property? Doesn't NYS require all assets be sold or given away prior to dissolution?
I found the following on the NY Department of State Division of Licensing Services website: "Generally, Article 12-A of the Real Property Law provides that anyone who, on behalf of another and for a fee, 1) negotiates a sale ...
Last Updated: Saturday, September 20, 2014 7:32:28 PM
Since character, leadership, and accomplishments are just so over as voting criteria for so many Americans who choose instead to be influenced by things like skin pigmentation and gender, I would like to announce a new initiative.
How about we dig even further into the random whirlpool of genetic flukes and band together now to elect the first flat-footed - Sagittarius - balding - midget to the presidency? Oh, I know, it sounds impossible but Yes We Can!
It's time, my fellow Americans ...
Last Updated: Saturday, September 20, 2014 7:31:17 PM
It was Sunday. We were down in the hayfield along the fence where the timothy and clover grew thick and it was partly shaded sometimes from the sun.
That's where the strawberries grew; big, red, ripe and juicy. Me and Bo-Bo, Flufie and Aim had come there with our pails and cans to pick 'em.
I seen her first. I hollered to Bo-Bo, I said, "I think it's Geanie from the farm up the road" and sure enough she come over to us and she had a pail too. She said her mother would make strawberr ...
Last Updated: Saturday, September 20, 2014 7:31:04 PM
Wow. What can we say? This area is amazing. The benefit for Steveo' was wonderful. We're touched to the bottom of our hearts.
Matt and Laura, Pam, Vick, Rach, all the restaurants, vendors, stores, donors, Anna, Sarah, and most importantly all the people who worked so hard to get this done. The Lions Club. The people who traveled to be there. Jeff Eldredge.
To all the drivers who drive Steveo' to his treatments, to all my friends at work.
And most of all to my loving sisters Beth and ...
Last Updated: Sunday, September 14, 2014 7:58:41 PM
To the editor,
Paying for college is one of the most persistent financial challenges faced by students and families across the Adirondacks. With higher education costs rising, the role of philanthropy in helping our young people realize their dreams is more important than ever.
Every year, thanks to our generous donors, Adirondack Foundation helps distribute hundreds of scholarship grants to students from all walks of life. In 2014, 35 of our funds combined to award nearly $500,000 to deserving ...
Last Updated: Sunday, September 14, 2014 7:56:33 PM
It's Labor Day. John and Jane Doe are leaving their summer home in Lake Pleasant for their "down south" home.
As they approach The Four Corners in Speculator they are impressed by the library, health center, Village Hall, senior center, Grace Methodist Church, and Speculator Department Store. At the intersection there's the bank, post office, Lane Emporium with the chamber of commerce and Charlie Johns general store.
The flowers in the triangle are breathtaking, as are those in the ne ...
Last Updated: Sunday, September 14, 2014 7:53:49 PM
The Hamilton County Youth Board and the Four Rivers Alliance of Hamilton County would like to thank all our sponsors for the second annual Oak Runner Trail Run at Oak Mountain Ski Center Sunday, Aug. 31.
The list of this year's sponsors, who provided excellent prizes and donations, includes: Oak Mountain, Charlie John's Store, Speculator Department Store, Alpin Haus, Lake Pleasant Lodge, Melody Lodge, McComb's Maple Syrup, Road ID, The Inn at Speculator, Indian Lake Theater, Pretty ...
Last Updated: Sunday, September 07, 2014 11:17:05 AM
The coverage of the dedication of the enlarged Speculator Village Park to honor the legacy of boxers Gene Tunney et. al. (Hamilton County Express, September 3-9, 2014), was impressive and very much appreciated by all who participated in this community effort.
I would like to highlight one aspect that was overlooked: the presentation of a granite etching of a likeness of Tunney that was commissioned by his son, Jay Tunney, and given to the village at the ceremony. The artist, David Min ...
Last Updated: Sunday, September 07, 2014 11:15:45 AM
To the editor,
Piseco Volunteer Fire Department will check and clean chimneys for Town of Arietta property owners again this year. The courtesy service will be provided Saturday, Sept. 27.
Any Piseco resident wanting this service should call Robey at 548-5400. Leave your name, 911 address, best phone number to reach you to schedule, and your availability in Piseco Sept. 27. In order to accomplish a complete job, we normally need access to your residence.
Please call to schedule on or before Sept ...
Last Updated: Sunday, September 07, 2014 11:14:21 AM
Many years ago [when I was on the Village of Speculator Planning Board] we outlawed the use of "sandwich-board" signs because we didn't want to see Speculator mirror downtown Lake George.
I still think it was a good idea; however, today as I was driving down by the "four corners" I saw what was even worse.
The people serving on the garden committee, who have done such a fabulous job in upgrading our village, must be as incensed as I am in seeing the "Vote For" placards spotted around these floral displays like a case of chicken pox.
I hope ...
Last Updated: Sunday, September 07, 2014 11:12:51 AM
Now, with the unofficial end of summer looming before us, it is time again to think about the long, cold winter just around the corner. This year again, the Lake Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department will be cleaning chimneys for residents of the Lake Pleasant Fire District Sept. 27, 2014 starting at 8 a.m.
With the ever-rising cost of heating oil and gas, more and more people are resorting to wood heat to ease the pain of these higher costs. This increases the possibility of more chimne ...
Last Updated: Sunday, September 07, 2014 11:11:07 AM
What a fabulous community this is!
The expansion and beautification of Osborne Point and Gene Tunney Memorial, as well as the community in general, has involved many people.
Over 64 people made financial contributions.
Close to 32 members of the Garden Club spearheaded by Lynne Brown and Judy Nelson.
Art Brown (and his occasional helper, Tom Brown) watering plants and barrels.
Mitzi Fox heading the campaign for the contribution of benches from some 38 people... and is spearheading the ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 8:53:47 PM
The Speculator women’s softball team would like to thank the fans and supporters that came out to watch us play this summer. We would also like to thank Steve Page and Seth Weaver for generously officiating the games, Diane Fedor for graciously keeping score, and Dave Bayly for giving up his precious time to coach us, with the assistance of Andy Weaver. We had a great time, and really liked the fact that so many people came out to share their enthusiasm at our games.
We would, ...
Last Updated: Sunday, August 31, 2014 6:53:54 PM
The Adirondack Women's Softball League would like to thank all coaches, players, fans and sponsors for another fun-packed summer. Thank you to Jim Dillon the sponsor for the Raquette Lake Tap Room.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Adirondack Women's Softball League held its first annual All Star Game to celebrate the end of the season. The game was held on the field next to the Black Mountain Pub, which hosted the post-game festivities, including the awarding of trophies.
The first place team ...
Last Updated: Sunday, August 31, 2014 6:53:21 PM
I just received my copy of the Aug. 20-26 Hamilton County Express.
In reference to the article “Essex Chain Draft UMP to be Revised,” releasing the information on a proposed snowmobile trail from Indian Lake to Newcomb, I am so happy for all of the snowmobile enthusiasts. I know if passed, it would be a much needed boost to the economy.
Snowmobilers have succeeded in at least getting a revision proposed. Growing up in the Town of Indian Lake, and having many relatives an ...
Last Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014 8:19:40 AM
The Speculator Lions Club thanks everyone who supported our 2014 Kayaks Raffle and our Fly-In Breakfast held Aug. 23.
Your generosity helped us raise a significant amount of money for Lion charities, which includes our Scholarship Fund, our Halloween Party for kids, the Eyesight and Hearing Foundations, and other beneficial programs.
We look forward to your continued support in 2015 and once again thank you for helping us serve our community.
Dick Newell for
Speculator Lions Club
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:52:35 PM
For all the naive suckers who made Barack Hussein Obama president, I have some questions starting with: are you happy now? If you dare answer -- not for me but for yourself, your children and grandchildren -- then please continue.
Do you see now what you voted into the White House? A rookie, an over-confident, not-nearly-so-smart, empty suit community organizer who is looking more and more narcissistic and dissociative by the day, a Mr. Cool, perfect leader of the "whatever" ilk.
Last Updated: Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:09:06 PM
School resumes shortly for all our area youngsters, and with that comes the need for back-to-school supplies.
You can help our kids have a great start this upcoming school year. Warren - Hamilton County Community Action is asking for your help in donating school supplies for our local students.
The items in highest demand for this school year are book covers, index cards, paper, pens / pencils, markers / highlighters, folders (pocket and accordion) and protractors.
As always, other ...
Last Updated: Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:07:34 PM
Mr. Cuomo, we are glad to hear you came up to Indian Lake to take that raft trip. I'm sure that helped to promote rafting.
I was wondering if you might come up north again to Speculator via Rt. 30 and notice all the new imported weeds and firewood for sale signs along the way; also all the tourists and boats we already have on the lakes.
They tell me some of the lakes are becoming polluted. Take time and visit the state campgrounds and you will notice attendance way down at times and ...