There are ways to be engaged with local history
I believe the concern of preserving our history in this nation has grown far more today than any time in our past. Many historical sites in New York State are in danger of extinction just when the people of this State are starving for answers about who they are, where they come from, why they are here, and why they have become. The American People are tracing their ancestry and their heritage, eagerly to find identity, and to understa ...
Greetings, fellow patrol members
Dear new editor,
I would like to thank all of the former patrollers who have contacted me with names of fellow Oak Mountain Ski Patrol members. As part of the Oak Winter Carnival, we will have a reception on February 14th from 4:30-5:30 at Oak Mt with a short ceremony at 5pm to re-dedicate the “Oak Mt Ski Patrol since 1950” sign in appreciation for all who have served on the patrol.
Thank you, Cris
We extend o ...
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
INDIAN LAKE – Believe it or not, the Adirondack Park is a public park. The land owned by the State of New York within the Blue Line is owned by all the residents of New York State.
Technically speaking, all of the land owned by the state and its residents is available for use by anyone. You don’t even need to be a resident of the state to use the land. You don’t even have to be a citizen of the United States to use the land.
There is one restri ...
We want to let everyone know the Speculator Lions Club will be having its annual poker run this year, on Feb. 6.
There was some confusion earlier that has been worked out and we will be hosting the event as usual.
We will be posting details at the chamber of commerce and on our snowmobile club websites if possible.
Tom Connolly, president
Speculator Lions Club
The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department would like to extend a thank-you to the Long Lake Central School Teachers Association for their contribution to our annual Lunch with Santa Event.
This event has been ongoing for over 50 years. This year 43 children received personalized gifts hand-delivered by Santa. It was truly a magical day, enriched by the generous gift of Long Lake Central School teachers.
Community spirit is alive and well in Long Lake and we so appr ...
I wanted to send in a quick note to acknowledge and express appreciation to the Town of Long Lake for working with Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service to continue the walking program for residents throughout the winter months.
They have graciously opened the town hall to walkers from 10 a.m. to noon throughout the winter months. Specific dates will be listed in the community calendar for those who are interested.
Thank you Town of Long Lake for helping make a healthier Ham ...
The Hamilton County Department of Social Services would like to thank the not for profits, churches, school districts, Hamilton County employees and officials and special friends for once again providing us an opportunity to make the holidays for residents of Hamilton County a little warmer and brighter.
The phone calls and generous donations of warm clothing, gifts and cash donations came pouring into the agency at the beginning of November. Soon the conference room and hallway at ...
To the editor:
We were glad to see the article about the Piseco Lake Lodge in the November 19-25, 2015 issue.
Our family grew up camping at Point Comfort Campsite. It was always a treat to go to the store for fresh doughnuts. We would sit on the bridge to enjoy them and watch the boats come up the stream to the dock for gas and store goods or dinner.
You could get almost anything you needed here!
The Piseco Lake sweatshirts. Everyone had one!
The restaurant always had that wonderful fish fry on ...
I'd like to respond to a letter a few issues back about the ever-popular issue of taxation. A reader said taxes on the wealthy should not go up, because wealthy people make philanthropic gifts to hospitals and museums, etc., but did you know that sometimes they make those gifts instead of paying taxes?
By making a donation (that they can easily afford), they avoid paying for government services, plus they receive lots of praise from the public at the same time. Sweet deal.
The article in the Dec. 17 edition of the Express titled “Comprehensive Plan Will Be In Two Parts” contains some errors.
First, the name of our organization was stated wrong; we are the Indian Lake Community Development Corporation. The name as listed in the article could easily be assumed to be part of the town government -- it is not. Our mission statement:
“The Indian Lake Community Development Corporation (ILCDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to comm ...
In my 50 years living in Long Lake I have never felt as compelled as I do now to respond to a comment made by a community leader.
I'm referring to the comment made by Long Lake Town Supervisor Clark Seaman at the November town board meeting and recorded in this newspaper's Nov. 12 issue.
According to the article, he responded to a complaint by Tom Bissell about the New York State Police and Hamilton County Sheriff's Office not enforcing speed limits within the town by agreeing and the ...
It's no secret any longer, art is for everyone and Google is here to help us understand inspiration and how it becomes ‘form’ from the heart and hands of an artist.
We no longer need to say “we don’t understand 'art,' but we know what we like,” because Google, along with Wikipedia -- and more -- allows us to unwind its mysteries: metaphor, symbolism, vocabulary, media, approach, artists’ philosophies etc. We can teach ourselves to make art or to b ...
The Holiday Season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for alcohol-related automobile accidents. The reason for this is the added stress the holidays bring as well as the fact that more people are drinking as part of numerous parties and other festivities.
Hamilton County Sheriff Karl Abrams, Inlet Police Chief Andrew Kalil and Hamilton County District Attorney Marsha King Purdue join to remind everyone that excessive drinking and driving is a serious offense with serious c ...
If you are a smoker thinking about quitting for the New Year, here are a few things you can do to before New Year’s Day to increase your chances of quitting for good.
1) Talk to your doctor or counselor – many North Country providers have made treating tobacco dependence a priority and are ready to help you be successful.
2) Ask about medications that can help – using medication can double your chances of becoming a former smoker. Even if you’ve tried a medic ...
The Adirondack region has over 750 nonprofit organizations listed with New York’s Department of State. This group, as a whole, does a number of things daily that touch all of our lives.
Some organizations are protecting our life-sustaining environment for the future; many others are helping our youth grow up to be strong, responsible, contributing members of our community; some deal with the horrors of domestic abuse of women and children; and several agencies help those near ...
I was reading Facebook posts proclaiming that the wealthy should pay more taxes. I started thinking about what a different world we would live in without the wealthy.
Starting with where I now live, Long Lake, our medical building would be much smaller and much less impressive without donations by the wealthy. We might not have a library without the donations of the wealthy because it would not meet regulations.
We would have lost our school many years ago without the taxes paid b ...
The leaves were particularly brilliant in 1992 following a rainy summer. I was overwhelmed by the color; the area looked so different as compared to how green everything is in summer — and don't forget the smell of pine in the air.
You might think Long Lake is off the beaten path and not one of the Adirondacks' most popular summer resorts. However, it does offer one major attraction: a scenic seaplane ride that is hard to resist. People intending to drive through stop and watc ...
Just in case the Obama voters out there still – after seven years – need some clarification of the great victory they scored by electing the Magic Community Organizer, let us turn to the DSM 5: that’s the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition.
We find there clear evidence that Obama voters made a tremendous breakthrough for American mental health by electing the first certifiably mentally ill bi-racial POTUS. Now there’s some hi ...
We were privileged to attend Lake Pleasant Central School's breakfast and ceremony Nov. 10 honoring our country's veterans.
The display of patriotism through community donations, student wardrobe, decorations, a special breakfast and performances of songs, poems, and special music was both impressive and heartwarming.
We would like to salute the students, faculty and staff for their efforts to make this a memorable event and their obvious love for our country and its heritage.
I have had many concerned people asking about the newly placed guard rails that were blocking some of our trails near Mason Lake parking lot and Perkins Clearing.
After getting many different agencies (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Department of Transportation in Utica, DOT Indian Lake, Adirondack Park Agency and several others) together they removed several 100 feet of guard rail and moved two other sections on either end of the Mason Lake parking lot.
I would lik ...
Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Lake Pleasant school recognized local veterans with an outstanding program which included a delicious breakfast and a phenomenal music presentation.
It included both poetry and songs. To see these young children filled with enthusiasm, sing the five branches of service songs, brought broad smiles, pride, and some tears of joy to many of us. All the songs and entertainment were as professional as a Broadway performance.
This community should be very proud of the ...
The members of the Town of Lake Pleasant Library Board of Trustees wishes to extend their thanks to everyone who helped make the Halloween Trunk of Treats at the library a success.
This has become an annual event at the library, and each year grows bigger and better because of the support from the community. We had an amazing array of goodies including cider and munchkins, cookies (thank you Timberline Café), candy, pencils and glow sticks! Each Trick-or-Treater was also able t ...
As the fall weather begins to cool in anticipation of winter it can be discouraging to be outdoors. You have to add extra layers of clothing and change up your routines from the summer months.
The Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service wants to encourage everyone to continue to safely enjoy time outdoors by making sure you are wearing appropriate layers for the temperatures! Be sure to wear a base layer, an insulating layer and an outer layer for wind or water protectio ...
As Election Day fast approaches, we would like to remind voters of the “Raffle Law” on the ballot in the Town of Lake Pleasant.
This item will allow not-for profit-organizations (like Twigs, fire departments, EMS and local schools) to hold raffles to raise money for activities. In the case of Lake Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, it would allow us to continue our annual 50/50 raffle.
This raffle allows us to raise money to help us hold down the amount of our annual budg ...
Last month current Town Supervisor Neil McGovern emailed the board of the Speculator Chamber of Commerce urging them to support the Speculator Planning Board’s approval of Lake Pleasant Lodge’s application for an 80-room hotel with a 90-seat restaurant.
There was a pending lawsuit against the Planning Board’s decision, and referring to those against the decision Mr. McGovern wrote, “We can't afford to allow the negative nabobs to... once again... have a vocal m ...
I’m writing this letter to the editor to announce my candidacy for Hope Town Clerk as a write-in candidate. For some time I had been thinking of a way to take a more active role in the community and the opportunity has now presented itself.
I was born and raised in the town and my parents have always been very involved in the community through the fire company, auxiliary and town. I have also been involved with the auxiliary and fire company since I was very young. I was t ...