Last Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:09:23 PM
The board of Community Transportation Services Ltd. would like to thank the individuals, organizations, churches and municipalities for their contributions. The funds provided for the ability of CTS to provide over 1,000 rides covering 69,000 miles during 2014.
The contributors for 2014 were our riders, groups, businesses, and memorials, the Town of Inlet, Town of Webb, Hamilton County, Herkimer County, Niccolls Memorial Church, St. Anthony’s Church, St. Bartholomew’s Ch ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 19, 2015 5:46:02 PM
Sorry Winkie, Speaker of the House John Boehner already has made history with tears streaming and cameras rolling. And, allof our greatest Presidents were skillful liars. Some were forgivable lies, some were unforgivable.
President Carter did not lie to the American people but he only lasted one term in office. So I guess history has already been made for liars and crybabies.
We’ve been there and done that already. Hillary won’t be setting any precedent for that wh ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 19, 2015 5:43:33 PM
When the New York State Legislature passed the SAFE Act and violated our constitutional rights, it did so in a rushed and illegal manner.
Now, in an attempt to avoid further political fallout with Upstate voters, the State Senate announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the SAFE Act, illegally bypassing the legislative process.
While we as citizens are expected to follow and obey laws, our Legislature and governor mockingly trample them. We are tired of individual legislativ ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 19, 2015 5:41:24 PM
Anyone who knows me knows I have an opinion, I am proud, and I fight for what I believe in. To a certain extent, we all have these qualities, good or bad.
That is what is great about America. We have the right to be all of these things.
Let's talk about the Civil War. Seven states seceded from the union to fight for what they believed in. Sounds pretty American, right? Eventually that number would climb to 13 states.
These 13 states, The Confederate States of America, fought for the ...
Last Updated: Saturday, July 11, 2015 9:07:20 PM
So, two people have filed an Article 78 lawsuit to nullify the Village of Speculator Planning Board's vote to approve a permit for an 80-room hotel on the former Gables Motel small lot next to the Village Public Beach / Park.
Our town supervisor and a few others were supportive of the hotel and very vocal in their support of it. They apparently chose to ignore the requirements of the Land Use Code which is law!
That law was not followed by the Planning Board either by ignorance or int ...
Last Updated: Monday, July 06, 2015 9:40:40 PM
The Town of Inlet and Inlet Youth Commission thank everyone who was involved in our 38th Annual Ping Pong Ball Drop July 4. Over 800 children came, collecting ping pong balls and prizes.
Prizes included gift certificates, drinks, snacks and novelty toys. Attached to each novelty toy was a coupon for a free donut at The Donut Shop in Eagle Bay. The prizes, drinks and most of the snacks were purchased with monetary donations, which also helped replenish the ping pong ball supply ...
Last Updated: Monday, July 06, 2015 9:36:48 PM
A huge Thank You to all who participated in the 25th anniversary of the July 4 Sacandaga Lake Boat Parade Saturday.
What a sight this year's parade proved to be. With an all-time record of 44 boats, this is a year to remember. What started as a one-man show, myself with a new boat and 48 American flags, has turned into a tradition with many friends and family spirit.
The Crisbackers joined us the second year and helped
with the great success we have enjoyed over the years. Thank you! ...
Last Updated: Monday, July 06, 2015 9:34:25 PM
As I was driving past our Hope Town Hall today I saw Bob Edwards and his lovely wife Linda on their hands and knees planting beautiful flowers around our new flag pole. They look very nice.
Also, I would like to recognize the Rugen Family for their efforts putting the flowers in our Town Park and Hope Falls Road.
We all love the Town of Hope, and it is little things like this that show how much they care about our little town.
However, I feel the cemeteries could receive a little more ...
Last Updated: Monday, July 06, 2015 9:31:14 PM
Pulitzer Prize winner William Safire, of the New York Times, once called Hillary Clinton a “congenital liar.” Wow. Now, I ask you, did that man have an accurate crystal ball or what? Did he succinctly define this woman or not?
Every sane person who even remotely follows the news these days has a very hard time doubting Mr. Safire’s word. In fact, only yellow-dog Democrats even attempt to defend Hillary and God knows, they’d defend Charles Manson if he’d h ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 9:06:53 AM
As we head into summer, our thoughts turn to family, sun and fun; long days enjoying our fabulous outdoors here in Speculator and Lake Pleasant.
It is, as well, the beginning of our local election cycle for our elected leaders. In our town we have two council seats, highway superintendent, two town justices and supervisor positions up for your votes, as well as several county-wide posts.
I am very proud of the collaborative work our town board, highway superintendent and myself have b ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 9:06:41 AM
To the editor,
Baltimore Riots: Killings, shootings, burnings, immense property damage, over 200 injured law officers, millions of dollars of damages, a city
torn asunder by insane haters and rioters. Inspired by the hate and race baiting of Obama, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, the mayor and DA.
Church Massacre in Charleston, S.C.: Family members and friends of the nine murdered. "We forgive and pray for you."
Inspired by the love of Jesus Christ. What a difference!
Caroga Lak ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 8:29:38 AM
While we have a lot to be grateful for as we celebrate our nation's 239th birthday, I can’t help thinking how our founding fathers would be turning over in their graves if they were aware of the direction this great nation they so painstakingly structured is headed.
I can only imagine how Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman -- each members of the committee assigned to draft the Declaration of Independence -- and other patriots would feel knowing ...
Last Updated: Sunday, June 21, 2015 11:25:28 PM
In the June 10 edition of your newspaper, you listed the high school graduates from Hamilton County. I wanted to bring to your attention that missing from your listing are four graduating seniors who are residents of Long Lake.
Steven Lamos and Abigail Rider are graduating from Mountainside Christian Academy in Schroon Lake, and John Lance Gocke and Madison Miller are graduating from Newcomb Central School, raising your total graduating number from 38 to 42.
Last Updated: Monday, June 15, 2015 12:03:40 AM
I would like to congratulate Alex Harris and Brian Penrose on their election to the Long Lake Central School Board of Education. I would also like to thank Jules Comeau for again stepping up in support of our school.
Let us hope this will usher in a new spirit of putting student education as our first priority and a renewed sense of fiscal responsibility. It would be nice to move forward.
I have been very disappointed in recent board decisions and the last school budget which seem t ...
Last Updated: Monday, June 15, 2015 12:01:35 AM
To the editor,
Cycle Adirondacks, Wildlife Conservation Society’s new road-cycling tour of the Adirondack Park and surrounding region, will be Aug. 22-29. The event will bring hundreds of people to our special corner of the world. To date, guests have registered from nearly 30 states and Canada, many of whom are saying it will be their first visit to the region.
The cycling, and the memories it will provide our guests, will be amazing; we know that. But it’s the connections with peop ...
Last Updated: Sunday, June 14, 2015 11:59:50 PM
Summer is approaching and we are headed into the busy tourist season, when many people visit Hamilton County to vacation and relax.
As district attorney it is my goal that tourists and residents alike stay safe during this busy period. On the highways, in particular, safety is a compelling concern.
On Nov. 18, 2009, the State of New York adopted Leandra’s Law. It is named after 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, who was killed in a crash while a passenger in a car driven by a drunken ...
Last Updated: Sunday, June 14, 2015 11:55:22 PM
It has been brought to my attention that a rumor is being circulated about my lack of desire to continue serving the community of Wells in my current capacity. Nothing could be farther from the truth!
While holding public office certainly has its peaks and valleys, I remain steadfastly dedicated to the tasks that lay ahead. So with the political season still young, I wish to confirm that my name will once again appear on the ballot this November for the office of town supervisor.
Last Updated: Monday, June 08, 2015 11:42:07 PM
I would like to inform Wells residents I will not be running for councilperson this fall.
Last year I decide I would not seek another term in office. I enjoyed my time on the board, and am particularly grateful to Wells residents for their support for the past 12 years as a town councilperson.
I learned a lot about the town and I hope I served you well. I wish the candidates running for my seat the best of luck.
Last Updated: Monday, June 08, 2015 11:40:19 PM
After much thought and consideration, I have decided to run for the position of Wells Town Clerk. Mari Wilson has done a wonderful job for the town and I would strive to serve the town with the same dedication and hard work that she has shown us over the years.
My husband and I purchased a camp in Wells in 2004 and then a house in 2005, moving here in 2007 so we could be nearer to his family, who have lived here for generations.
I am a Katherine Gibbs graduate and also have a strong ...
Last Updated: Monday, June 08, 2015 11:38:45 PM
“Are e-cigarettes safe?” While the answer to that question remains unclear, one thing is certain. E-cigarettes pose a serious threat to our children.
Findings from the CDC’s 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey revealed that use of e-cigarettes (vaping) is becoming increasingly popular among youth. As a matter of fact, students are vaping more often than smoking cigarettes these days.
Almost 4 percent of middle school students and 13.4 percent of high school students ...
Last Updated: Monday, June 08, 2015 11:36:25 PM
How heart-warming was the large attendance at the Memorial Day observance here in Wells.
Our town supervisor, Brian Towers, spoke, reminding us of the debt we owe to those, past and present, who fought and are fighting for us and for our country. Our new minister in town, the Rev. John Dale, also spoke and asked for God's blessing, not only on our servicemen, women and veterans, but also for all of us and for our country.
Wells school band was present and played several patriotic se ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 7:52:21 AM
Stofelano running for clerk
To the editor,
The residents and business records of the Town of Wells have been well served for the past several years under the supervision and guidance of Mari Wilson. Since her recent announcement I have given quite a bit of thought as to how the town can continue to keep these records on the same track. Therefore, I would like to ask your consideration of my candidacy as town clerk.
My business experience as a former bank manager for more than 25 years has provi ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:02:48 AM
To the editor,
The 4th of July Parade Committee is busy making final preparations for this year's "Hats Off to America" parade to be held July 4 at 7 p.m.
In recognition of the independence of our nation, the parade will feature participants from local organizations, floats, antique cars, and vehicles. The popular Mohawk Valley Frasiers, Saratoga Fife and Drum Corps and Tamara Healy’s Horse and Carriage will return.
We are also excited to add to our family entertainment this year DJ "Sound ...
Last Updated: Saturday, May 23, 2015 11:23:12 AM
To the editor:
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the voters of Long Lake Central School District for their continued support and for recently approving the 2015-16 school budget.
We are extremely grateful to be part of a community that values our small school and provides us with the opportunity to work with multidimensional students who showcase their talents in thoughtful, creative, and unique styles each and every day.
It truly takes a village to raise a child, and we are mo ...
Last Updated: Saturday, May 23, 2015 11:21:40 AM
It has come to my attention that some, nitpicking my recent letter informing the public I will not seek another term, are all a-buzz that Brian Towers was not mentioned by name. I would like to put the buzz to rest.
To keep words within the limit allowed for a letter to the editor, I consolidated some wording. This short note will clarify my meaning:
"Wells Town Supervisor Brian Towers and all other members of the town board I have ever had the privilege to serve with are, ...