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Friday, September 19, 2014
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Build a college in Hamilton County

What if there were a college, even just a two-year college, in Hamilton County?
This may sound absurd, but it was a possibility in 1990. What happened in 1990 was what didn't happen in 1990. To understand, look back to the mid-1980s.
Between 1982 and 1985 and, despite the restrictions in the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan, sales of subdivided property tripled, and doubled again by 1988. This rapid growth (mostly of vacation homes), increased the price of real estate, encouraged th ...

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Sports

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INLET -- Matt's Drafthouse Hot Screamers softball team finished off the 2014 season with a bang.
They came out of the gate on fire in the championship game against The Inn On Gore, putting up 10 runs in the top of the first. Every batter hit the ball hard, and the inning was only ended because of the 10-run rule.
Kyle Houser and DeDe Ste-Marie both singled and then scored when Beth Williamson crushed a three homer. Heather Levi drew a walk, Meg Kraeger singled, Ashley Fowler smacked a double fol ...

Hot Screamers win again

INLET -- Matt’s Hot Screamers improved its record to 4-0 after a hard fought victory over a scrappy Speculator squad.
In the previous week's game at Inlet, the Screamers crushed the team from Raquette Lake with a score of 16-1. Dede Ste-Marie, Beth Williamson, Ashley Fowler and Emily Wilton all had three-hit games. Loren Dykeman pitched another fine game, and the team defense was superb. Heather Levi, Brittany Jackson, Crystal LaPorte, and Kyle Hauser all scored twice and the team combined ...

Matt’s Hot Screamers are off to a good start

INLET -- Matt’s Hot Screamers are off to a good start in the softball season with two strong showings and a pair of victories. 
Last week the team travelled to North Creek for a game against Inn on Gore. The home team took a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
Heather Levi started the second inning with a lead-off single, followed by Crystal LaPorte doing the same. After one out, Ashley Fowler smashed a single to bring Levi home. Kaitlyn Payne followed  up with a hit that scored LaPort ...

A gym filled with song

The Indian Lake High School Band performed "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Disney Blockbusters" under the direction of Jason Dora during Indian Lake Central School's Spring Concert Tuesday, May 20. A large crowd filled the gym to hear 29 musical pieces by the grade school and high school bands and choruses. 

Columns

The Way Things Were -- 09/17/2014
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT THE WEEK OF SEPT. 17, 1965, the inauguration and the reconvening of Congress put the nation's eyes on the Capitol in Washington. The design of the capitol building resulted from a "prize contest" started by a newspaper advertisement in 1792. The prize was $500 and a premium of "a lot in this city, to be designated by impartial judges." A medical doctor, William Thornton, who also was a painter, poet and inventor, won. These and other facts about the capitol would be seen in a repeat TV per ...

Hamilton County Outdoors -- 09/17/2014
State campgrounds were cookin’ this season
By Dick Nelson

I wasn’t surprised when I read the governor’s press release announcing the nearly 36 million people who visited parks, historic sites and campgrounds from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend represent a 2 percent increase over the previous year, simply because the cost of everything else has risen twice that much over the same summer period.
The release says how “gains in day use and campground visitors helped increase state revenue.” That too came as no surpri ...

The Way Things Were -- 09/10/2014
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT THE WEEK OF SEPT. 10, 1965, there was a last chance to ride through the heart of the scenic Adirondack Mountains by rail. Through the efforts of the Central New York Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, a special excursion train would leave the East Syracuse station at 9 a.m. Sept. 25, bound for Tupper Lake.
The train would stop at Utica and take on passengers, leaving at 10:10 a.m. New York Central officials had made it plain that this would be the last passenger train over the l ...

Hamilton County Outdoors -- 09/10/2014
Area sporting club members need no reminders
By Dick Nelson

There is no need to remind people such as Mike Auriemma and Dick Andrews of the Mohawk Valley Sharp Spurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation of the importance of introducing youngsters to the hunting tradition; they’ve been involved for years. Tom Georgia of the Montgomery County Republican Club or Canajoharie Forest Fish and Game Club Secretary / Treasurer Pam Hayes are two others.
Pine Tree Rifle Club President Paul Catucci is another who realizes the importance of getting yo ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 09/10/2014

Saturday, Aug. 30, 8:29 a.m.: Mark E. Sullivan Jr., 30, Amsterdam, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office made the arrest in the Town of Wells. Sullivan was to appear in Wells Town Co ...

Police Report -- 08/27/2014

Friday, Aug. 15, 2:15 p.m.: Seven people were injured, none seriously, when a driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel on Rt. 8 in the Town of Morehouse, almost one mile west of Mountain Home Road.
Edward Johnson, 79, Syracuse, ...

Police Report -- 08/20/2014

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2:35 a.m.: Michelle M. Mor, 44, Long Lake, was charged with DWI - first offense, a Class U misdemeanor. State Police made the arrest following a hit and run accident at 11:45 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Town of Long Lake.
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Police Report -- 08/06/2014

Friday, Aug. 1, about 10:59 a.m.: State Police and Long Lake Rescue Squad responded to a report of an unattended death at a home in the Town of Long Lake. Sandra M. Bateman, 68, was found unresponsive. Lifesaving measures were uns ...
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