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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 ...
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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 Orange advance to semifinals


Sports Correspondent

INDIAN LAKE -- The Indian Lake / Long Lake Orange won its quarterfinal game against Westport Saturday, and is advancing to the semi-finals today. Curtis Seaman reached 1,000 career points during the game.

IL/LL 71, Westport 50
Indian Lake / Long Lake, the fifth seed in the Section VII boys' tournament, traveled to Westport Saturday, Feb. 28, to face the fourth seeded Eagles. After the first eight minutes of play Westport led 8-7.
The Orange got their ...

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Lady Indians, Orange headed to playoffs

Two Hamilton County high school basketball teams are headed to the playoffs.
The Wells Lady Indians received the seventh seed in a field of eight teams participating in the Section VII Class D Girls Basketball Tournament.
Wells will face Minerva / Newcomb, the number two seed, Friday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. in the quarterfinal round. The game will be played at either Minerva or Newcomb.
If Wells advances Lady Indians will face the winner of the Lake Placid (#6) versus Moriah (#3) game Tuesday, March ...


The Information Age
Picking a web browser
By Peter Newell

Microsoft labels the icon for Internet Explorer as "The Internet" in some versions of Windows. This is misleading at best.
First, the Internet is much more than the "World Wide Web" of pages you view by accessing a web server using http (hyper text transport protocol).
There are many other services and protocols. The most obvious example is email (using smtp, the simple mail transport protocol.)
Second, Internet Explorer is only one of many web browsers. It is integrated into Windows so it is th ...
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Hamilton County Outdoors -- 04/08/2015
Melting ice not good for fish or fishermen
By Dick Nelson

The DEC recently announced that the extended period of ice blanketed by deep snow is likely to result in fish die-offs in numerous area ponds. As winter ice begins to melt away the agency starts receiving calls from concerned anglers and pond owners, reporting large numbers of dead fish.
According to the announcement, “Winter die-off of fish is caused by oxygen depletion in the water through the winter. Ice that accumulates on ponds or lakes prevents wind action from adding oxygen to the w ...

The Way Things Were -- 04/15/2015
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT APRIL 15, 1966, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller urged all state residents to help prevent forest fires when he  proclaimed April 10-16 as “Keep New York Green Week,” according to Robert J. Hampson, Tahawus, chairman of the Keep New York Green Committee. The proclamation, signed in Albany, declared: “When woodlands burn, the recreational and economic values of the forests are lost for many years,” and urged all state citizens to obey all regulations and instructi ...

The Information Age
Family Radio Service works in emergencies
By Peter Newell

The New York State Citizen Disaster Preparedness Training Program has presented several sessions in the North Country. The objective of this program is to provide residents with the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.
The general rule of thumb is that in any major disaster or emergency situation, citizens have to be prepared to help themselves for at least the first 72 hours. In some cases it ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 04/15/2015


Tuesday, April 7, 7:27 p.m.: Blaine M. Elmendorf, 20, Gloversville, was injured in a one-car rollover accident on Route 30 in the Town of Wells, 3.4 miles south of Kibler Point Road. Elmendorf told the State Pol ...
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Police Report -- 04/08/2015

Wednesday, March 25, about 4:30 p.m.: Jonathan K. Salisbury, Tupper Lake, 22, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A felony, and seventh-degre criminal possession of a controlled su ...

Police Report -- 04/01/2015

Sunday, March 22, 3:43 a.m.: Dillon R. Hunt, 21, Wells, was charged with DWI - first offense and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration greater than .08 percent.
State Police made the arrest at the intersecti ...

Police Report -- 03/18/2015

Saturday, March 7: Responding to a request for a welfare check at about 3:45 p.m., Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies found an unattended death at a home on Kaulfuss Road in the Town of Lake Pleasant.
Hamilton County Corone ...

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