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Second annual Inlet Bass Derby is coming back June 26

The Inlet Historical Society is proud to announce they have adopted and are hosting the second annual Inlet Bass Derby on Sunday, June 26. 
The derby includes all waters between Old Forge Pond and Fifth Lake. A total of up to five legal black bass will be weighed in. Registration forms are available at or stop into the Inlet Information Office-located in the hollow of downtown Inlet.
Registration is $110 (including the lunker fee) for your boat, with a maximum of two per tea ...
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Bass derby results announced

The Long Lake Fish and Game Club hosted their annual Local Bass Derby from the Long Lake Town Beach.  There were 49 entries in the contest.  Weigh in saw 48 – Small Mouth Bass, 11 Large Mouth Bass, 17 Northern Pike. 
 The Fish and Game Club uses the $25 entry fee as the base for prizes.  First Place winners received $160, second place winners received $100 and third place winners received $60. 
Small Mouth Bass
1st Mary Jo Waite 3.14 lbs
2nd Al ...
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Wells CS sports banquet held

WELLS-Wells Central School held its Sports Banquet on June 9.
The following awards were presented.

MVP award for Boys Varsity Soccer was given to Stephen Beach.
Most Improved Player award went to Erik Mattice.
The Coaches Award was given to Ty Earley.

MVP award for Girls Varsity Soccer was given to Rebekah Weaver.
Most Improved Player went to Alyssa Lewis.
The Coaches Award was given to Chelsea Kennedy

MVP award for Boys V ...
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Get trout of here!

Steve Makey pulled this monster trout from Fourth Lake. He was fishing with his uncle, Jim Makey, when he hooked this 37 inch long, 21 pound, six ounce fish. The men estimate that the fish, that was 21 inches around, was around 25 years old. 


The Way Things Were
by Anne Weaver

About the week of June 30th, 1968, Sacandaga Reservoir now is officially known as the Great Sacandaga Lake as a result of legislation signed June 19 by Gov. Rockefeller. The measure changes the name, which became effective immediately upon signing by the Governor, was introduced in the State Legislature during the latest term by Assemblyman Glenn H. Harris of Canada Lake and Assemblyman Donald E. Campbell of Amsterdam, State Sen. Dalwin J. Niles of Johnstown was co-sponsor in the Senate.
A spoke ...

New outdoors columnist introduces himself

For the Hamilton County Express

Before introducing myself as your new outdoors writer ,I would like to tell you a little bit about my longtime good friend Dick Nelson. I first met Dick in 1989 at my first NYS Outdoor Writers Association annual conference in Saranac Lake. He was the president of the organization at this time. But it was several months after that our friendship really began when we both were invited to be press anglers at the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society’s Ba ...

Linux advantages include stability, safety

For The Express
A customer asks: Should I try Linux? What about installing it instead of upgrading to Windows 10? Would I need an antivirus program? What about the learning curve? Do I need to back up my documents first?
To try Linux, you can download an iso image of any major Linux distribution and use it to create a DVD. You can boot from the DVD and try Linux in Live mode. It will not be as fast as if it were actually installed, and any changes you make during a live ses ...

The Way Things Were
by Anne Weaver

About the week of June 23rd, 1968, 
At ARIETTA, Postmaster General W. Marvin Watson has announced that a contract has been awarded to build a new Post Office in Piseco. The building will be owned by Mr. Timothy Williams of Piseco, who will lease it to the Post Office Department for five years with three separate and consecutive two-year renewal options.
It will be located on Haskell Road approximately .15 miles from County Route 24. Preliminary estimates indicate that the initial investment ...

Police Reports

Police Report - 06/23/2016

LAKE PLEASANT--On June 8 at 8:29 p.m., the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jennifer R. Grassel, 34 of Lake Pleasant, for two counts of Petit Larceny in the Town of Lake Pleasant.
Grassel is to appear in Lake Pleasa ...

Police Reports - 06/16/2016

WELLS — On June 11 at noon, DEC Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office reporting a 67-year-old man from Toms River, New Jersey, with a lower-leg injury on Auger Falls Trail.
DEC Fo ...

Police and Ranger Report - 06/19/2016

LAKE PLEASANT — Ethan Francis Eobbi, 35, of Speculator was arrested by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office on June 2 at 2:30 p.m. for Stalking 4th in the Town of Lake Pleasant.
Eobbi was arraigned in Lake Pleasant Tow ...

Police Reports - 05/26/2016

ARRIETTA — On May 20 at 1:20 p.m., Stephanie M. Newkirk, 23 of Syracuse, New York was arrested by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana in the Town of Arietta.
Newkirk was also issue ...

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