Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:02:50 AM
To the editor,
Town of Long Lake employees want to update those who have been following our efforts to meet with the Town Board to discuss wages and benefits.
The board has refused to meet with us, stating it would do so at "budget time." We wanted an earlier meeting to give the board time to discuss, investigate and come to an agreement with the employees before they do the 2015 budget.
Of the employers we investigated (towns of Newcomb, Tupper and Indian Lake, Long Lake Central School, Long La ...
Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:43:02 PM
As Northern New York section emergency coordinator for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, I would like to thank the members of the Hamilton County and Tryon Amateur radio clubs who provided communications during the Piseco Triathlon.
Radio operators were stationed around the course to provide real-time tracking and report problems should any occur. Fortunately the event went smoothly.
Participating in these events not only enhances their safety and smooth operation, it is excellen ...
Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:41:35 PM
Once again I've been bombarded with questions: "How long have you been here?" "What do you do?" "Where is the garden?" "What do you take?" followed by "What are your needs?"
In response we have been here in Indian Lake for nearly 40 years. Community Action is here to help residents within Hamilton County, who are facing a hardship.
Our food pantry and emergency services are based upon income guidelines and according to funds available. We also offer lightly used clothing, household ...
Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014 10:53:43 PM
After much discussion we have decided to open the Wells Food Pantry to residents of Wells only. We will no longer include residents of other towns.
With the increase in patrons to the pantry and the fact that more than 95 percent of our donations are given by the residents of Wells, and our volunteers are all residents of Wells, we feel this is the only fair option we have at this time.
All residents of Hamilton County may use the county-run food pantry in Indian Lake, which is oper ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:00:19 PM
On behalf of Cathy Ferguson we would like to thank everyone who worked so hard in organizing the benefit for her.
Cathy had been traveling to the cancer center in Chicago where she underwent surgery. She will continue to go back for follow-up.
We are all so thankful for the love and gracious donations from our Wells community along with neighboring towns. I want to personally thank the committee members, friends and family who made this benefit happen with monetary gifts, food and esp ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:36:32 AM
The North Country Hardship Fund Inc. was created in 2009 following a tragic motorcycle accident to Wayne Bukovinsky. The outpouring of support from family, friends, and community inspired Wayne to create an organization whose mission was to offer immediate financial assistance to victims of tragedy in the counties we serve.
Since 2010 the NCHF has awarded over $100,000 to victims of tragedy. This is no easy task. We rely solely on public donations and fund-raising events throughout ...
Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:36:51 AM
The recent spate of bad weather reminds us that while our area has avoided recent large-scale natural disasters anything can happen, and it is best to be prepared.
The tornado that touched down recently in Lewis County shows us the potential. We only have to look back about 15 years to see the havoc wreaked by a major ice storm in the St. Lawrence Valley and northwestern corner of the Adirondacks.
A slight change in weather conditions and it could have affected large areas of the Ad ...
Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:34:35 AM
In my opinion it's worse now and getting even worse for our rural lifestyle and worse yet for our deer and moose populations in the Adirondack Park.
Deer have not recovered yet from the doe season in the 1960s and I think the moose population that we are supposed to be expanding will be harassed from the new snowmachine trails and will want to find new territory.
Unfortunately they don't realize there is no place to go and will be killed crossing the roads and cause car wrecks or wors ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:15:12 PM
To the editor,
I am writing this letter about Bonnie Eldridge and her 27 years of service to Indian Lake Central School. Bonnie regretfully retired from a job she loved over several unresolved issues.
During this tough time for Bonnie and her family several issues have been brought out into the public as to what is going on behind closed doors at Indian Lake Central School. Many of these issues are costing us taxpayers thousands of dollars.
Maybe it is time for some of us taxpayers to start look ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014 2:37:32 PM
To the editor,
The Country Christmas Tour (CCT) Steering Committee would like to thank the Indian Lake community and visitors for their generous support for our annual 50/50 Raffle Fundraiser. The raffle was held during the town parade and fireworks July 5. We are happy to announce the lucky winner of our 50/50 Raffle, Ed Jaehnert.
Our 50/50 Raffle and September Bake Sale are our only fundraisers. Proceeds from them are used to cover expenses and for activities held throughout the town during th ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014 4:40:24 PM
The Mountain Arts Consortium Choir held a Bake Sale at Charlie John's Store in Speculator Saturday, June 28. As we expected, the community supported our culinary efforts in a grand way, and we want to extend our appreciation with a resounding "thanks."
Our thanks also go to North Country Bible Fellowship for the loan of tables for display purposes.
The prime location for our Bake Sale could not have been possible without the help and willing cooperation of Jonathon and Lynn Lane, ow ...
Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014 4:39:04 PM
We would like to ask the voters of Long Lake and Raquette Lake to take a minute to speak to town employees regarding wages and benefits. A group of us attended the Town Board meeting June 25 where we presented our concerns over wages and benefits and requested to meet with the supervisor and board in July to discuss our issues.
The full-time employees of the town are going on five years now without any cost of living increase in their wages. Those without benefits have had increases ...
Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 8:34:06 PM
We would like to thank the Town of Lake Pleasant and the Village of Speculator highway departments for their help in constructing the Town / Village Community Gardens.
We would also like to thank Jonathon Lane for his donation of vegetable plants and Jim Tanner for repair of the rototiller, and those who donated monetarily allowing for the purchase of the fencing.
Frank and Margaret Crisbacher
community garden coordinators
Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 8:31:56 PM
The annual book sale hosted by The Friends of the Northville Library will run Thursday through Saturday, July 3-5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Because the book sale has outgrown the library parking lot, it will be held this year in the Northville Central School gym on Bridge St. Admission is free, except for Thursday, July 3, from 9-10 a.m., when a $3 early bird admission fee will be charged.
Over 8,000 "previously read" paperback and hardcover books will be offered at bargain prices.
I w ...
Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 8:30:19 PM
The staff and students of Lake Pleasant Central School would like to express our appreciation to Marilyn Tanner, International Paper and the staff of Hamilton Lake Lodge for hosting the International Paper - LPCS Golf Scramble June 21. As a result of this event, $6,743 was raised to provide funding for technology equipment, playground improvements, and other projects for the school.
Seventy golfers from around the area enjoyed a superb day of golf on Hamilton Lake's picturesque cour ...
Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 8:28:39 PM
I attended Partnership Day hosted by Hamilton Fulton Montgomery (HFM) Prevention Council and Hamilton County Community Services (HCCS) Friday, June 13. This group came together to discuss concerns regarding alcohol use and other substances by minors in our communities.
The day began with a report of survey findings conducted by Prevention to determine attitudes and behaviors concerning the use of alcohol in students in grades 7-12 in Hamilton County. Thirty percent of students admit ...
Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:30:57 AM
On behalf of the animals at the Regional Animal Shelter in Gloversville I wish to thank the kind and generous folks that donated to our shelter via Casey's Corners.
The bottle drive, the food, treats, toys, etc. donated are so very appreciated. We are an all-volunteer run shelter that survives on the generosity of the community. Their kindness helps us help the stray and unwanted animals in our area.
Thank you to the Caseys and all the wonderful friends of Hamilton County! We encour ...
Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:29:39 AM
The snow is finally gone and the black flies are starting to thin out. This can only mean one thing: summer is finally here!
The staff at Hamilton County Community Services has been working on setting up a summer trip schedule for our Trailblazers program. Trailblazers encourages children in grades 3-12 to get outside and be active during the summer.
We challenge kids throughout Hamilton County with a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, white water raft ...
Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:14:23 AM
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association in Fox Lake, Ill. is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time.
For information about the association and its 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb. from Sept. 16-20, contact Secretary / Treasurer Bob Haynes, at email@example.com or (224) 225-1202.
membership/public relations chairman
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association, Inc.
Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:12:33 AM
The Lake Pleasant Library is excited to showcase plans for its expansion with many events this season.
Starting off the summer will be a cookout of hot dogs and hamburgers (price by donation), a silent auction and a bake sale July 5 from 12-2 p.m. An open house July 23 will feature entertainment and desserts; Aug. 6 come for "Café at the Library." Both events are at 7 p.m.
Raffles are our rage this summer! An Adirondack quilt and original woodcarving are on display in the libra ...
Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:10:40 AM
The Lake Pleasant Pirates Little League baseball teams have completed their first year of competition. The Minors finished with a final record of 2-6-0, which is impressive for this very young team. They played so well together and learned a lot about the game.
Thank you very much to Dick Mayers, Lynn Lane, Matt Bly, Amy Worral, Dan Worral, Charles Warfield, Matt Grassel, Jen Grassel and Amy Bartholomew for your coaching, pitching, scorekeeping and patience. Parents, friends and spe ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:15:45 AM
As a small business owner and a lifelong self-employed individual, my concerns circle around two things of main importance. One of those concerns addresses regulations which are enacted with every hiccup that happens in the world, and that it doesn’t overpower the ability of remaining a viable and profitable business entity. The second concern is that of a good source of trainable employees and clients that support the existence of the small businesses.
With many of these inse ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:30:08 AM
I’m writing today about the Congressional GOP primary in the 21st District of New York.
I am the chief executive officer for Eastman Kodak Company, based in Rochester. Equally important, I’m also from upstate New York – Hamilton, NY, where my parents still live.
I know the challenges of life in upstate New York and the issues that face congressional districts like the 21st.
I am also very familiar with the opportunities this region offers. Matt Doheny and I are on ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:44:24 PM
In the GOP primary there are two key distinctions: experience and residency. Simple, simple! Matt Doheny grew up in Alexandria Bay. I went to school with Matt's mother, Kay, and knew all of Kay's sisters and brothers. They were a hard-working family and lived through tough challenges like we all did back in the 1950s.
I admire Matt for doing so well with his life. He is a real businessman who specializes in turning around companies and creating jobs. If ever there was an area that n ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:39:22 PM
To the Editor:
With the endorsement of 11 county committees, the 2012 Republican presidential ticket, and national superPACs spending over a million dollars to get her elected, the primary ought to be a slam dunk for Elise Stefanik. It looks more like a whimper than a bang for her.
There is no groundswell of support for her. There is no movement championing her cause like that of Doug Hoffman. There are no fiery orators making impassioned pleas for her election. Only a million dollars worth of n ...