I would like to comment on the article you wrote in the March 5 issue of Hamilton County Express. It concerns the subdivision at Oak Mt. and the water and sewer line in relation to the road (right of way).
Now that Mr. Osborne has his old job back, his memory of the project is a little fuzzy. I am the previous owner he refers to.
The sewer line is on one side of the road and the water line is on the other side of the road. They are both in the correct position in relation to the road.
The women of the Speculator and Lake Pleasant Methodist churches would like to express their sincere appreciation to all of the people who attended the Benefit Dinner for Janis Perkins.
Due to the impressive support of well over 200 attendees the event was a tremendous success monetarily and socially. It was an outstanding example of community spirit in action to be of assistance to a neighbor in need.
The substantial monetary donations collected at the dinner have been presented to ...
It has been brought to my attention that there are still a lot of our county residents not familiar with a service we offer at Lake Pleasant Public Library.
We are in our third year of partnering with United Way and the IRS to provide free tax preparation for our communities. If you have an income of $58,000 or less you are eligible.
Please look for the posters in the post offices, Charlie Johns store and the library to see what they can help you prepare. We also have federal and stat ...
I would like to tell the voters of the Village of Speculator that I am running for re-election to the village Board of Trustees, but failed to get my petition in on time to be on the ballot.
I have enjoyed being on the board, and believe that my input is important and that we can continue to move forward.
I would appreciate the voters writing in my name as 'Edward Brooks' on Election Day March 18.
Thank you for this opportunity to let me continue.
What fun, and something for everyone! That is what anyone who attended any of the huge array of events at the Indian Lake SnoCade expressed over and over.
There was everything from a serious look at how an ice rescue is carried out, perhaps saving a life, to fun and games for over 60 children as The Adirondack Museum opened its doors in welcome.
There were hikes, snow sled rides and a very popular Star Gazing program. There was unrestrained laughter as the cast of "Forever SnoCade" ...
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This spring, Adirondack Foundation is offering $140,000 in scholarship opportunities to students and families seeking financial aid for higher education. We encourage you to learn more from your school guidance counselor, or by visiting www.generousact.org for a list of scholarship grants available to Adirondack students, application information, and deadlines for submission.
A limited number of scholarships are available for current college students; the majority of scholarships ...
March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Empirical studies report the cost on society of one pathological gambler is about $9,000 a year as noted in "The Hidden Social Costs of Gambling" by Earl L. Grinols of Baylor University.
To those who play gambling games, please do it responsibly by following these suggestions.
• Think of the money you lose as the cost of your entertainment. Consider any money you win a bonus.
• Set a dollar limit and stick to it.
• Set a time ...
The Pleasant Riders Snowmobile Club would like to thank all those who helped make our first annual Ride For The Cure a huge success. If you donated your time, money, food or auction items, rode or were just there for support, we thank you.
Handing over a check for $12,300 to the Cancer Society was sure one of the most amazing feelings one could experience coming from a small town a lot of people have never heard of.
So let's get the word out there and make next year's ride even bett ...
This letter is in response to Gov. Cuomo's efforts to give a college education to New York state inmates. The state apparently has extra money to spend so he wants to use it to give college educations to inmates. The idea makes me laugh!
Think about it. If perhaps these people had more of an education they would not be behind bars. If this state has so much money that it wants to throw it away educating inmates, let's use it to help out New Yorkers. Give money back to small upstate sc ...
Hi, I'm a pair of young beaver that have come up the river to this side creek to start a family. First we build a dam, then a small house. All kinds of animals and birds come to join us and start a family: trout, coon, ducks, mink, muskrats, frogs and mosquitoes etc.
We can handle trappers fairly well if they are careful where they set their traps and only trap a few of us. Then our homes can stay for many years and we support all this other wildlife. We strengthen our dams, add to ou ...
As a resident of the Town of Lake Pleasant and Speculator, I take great pride in what the community has to offer. The intent of this letter is to bring attention to the Lake Pleasant Library Expansion Project.
In 2005, the library expanded to include a reading and children's area. By 2011, the necessity to transition into a digital library of the 21st century emerged. As we move into the technology age, the way people interact with the library and the services it offers will change.
The United States Surgeon General says tobacco marketing is a cause of tobacco use. On Jan. 17, the 32nd report on Smoking and Health was released in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first Smoking and Health report released in January 1964.
Fifty years later and we are still watching people die of lung diseases now called COPD and a myriad of other cancers and heart problems associated with the carcinogens in tobacco products. In New York, tobacco use remains the leading c ...
With money still coming in, the 2nd Annual Indian Lake / Long Lake Coaches vs. Cancer game raised at last count $1,507 for the American Cancer Society.
Thanks given to all from the Indian Lake, Long Lake and Tupper Lake communities for donating time, effort and dollars to this very important cause.
To help the night become even more successful, fans were treated to a very exciting game between the Lady Orange and the Lady Lumber Jacks. The Orange came out on top of this match 39-35.
I read with dismay Mr. Bissell's letter in the Jan. 22, 2014 Express. Mr. Bissell's description of my wife Camille and me as "constant complainers" was distressing, but also confusing.
Since I have seen Mr. Bissell in attendance at only one board of education meeting in the last three years, and in all the time I have served on the BOE he has never communicated with me in any way about school business, I wonder about the source of information upon which he bases his assessment.
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I like to camp and trap in remote areas of the park, mostly to monitor wildlife, especially coyote. EnCon and rangers gave me a ticket for doing this. I need extra extended permits boats and equipment to do this year-round.
I'm only allowed one permit during hunting season -- Sept. 17 - Dec. 15; then must remove tent and gear, but trapping season continues to April 15. Then I'm allowed only three days camping; then must remove all gear.
This makes it impossible to camp in remote a ...
The United States Surgeon General says tobacco marketing is a cause of tobacco use. On January 17, the 32nd Report on Smoking and Health was released in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first Smoking and Health report released in January 1964.
This report was the first report to the American public that identified smoking as a cause of lung cancer in men. This year's report documents that smoking causes even more disease, kills even more people and costs the nation even mo ...
To the editor,
This letter concerns the troubles that have been occurring vis-à-vis the Long Lake Central School Board of Education for far too long.
I take a lot of interest in the school for both my brother and I attended the school as well as my sons. Many years ago I was on the school board for seven years, two of them as president. I also taught history for 25 years in Newcomb Central School.
There was a letter to the editor in the Jan. 15 Hamilton County Express from Camille Nerney ...
Governor Cuomo has said that those with traditional values and those who oppose his disastrous NY SAFE Act have no place in New York state.
SCOPE President Stephen Aldstadt Jan. 18 called on Governor Cuomo to apologize to the people of New York state, to abandon his extremist left wing agenda and to represent all of the people of New York state as governor.
Is this really the kind of state you want to live in? A state ruled by the tyranny of the majority? Has the Governor crossed th ...
Attention, 2nd Infantry Division veterans: The Penn - Jersey Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pa. May 2-4 at the Continental Inn.
All veterans of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division are invited, in particular those in the adjacent states of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
For more information call Jack Woodall at (610) 274-1409 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please alert absentee voters in Hamilton County to the situation I found myself in -- my absentee ballot was not fully counted in the November 2013 election!
When I read the election results in your paper, including the details of the write-in votes, I did not see my write-in vote accounted for. Containing myself I asked the Hamilton County Board of Elections commissioners for the 'official' results and when I still did not see my write-in I asked if my ballot had been received. It ...
To the editor,
Pleasant Riders Snowmobile Club hosted a toy drive for less fortunate families through November and mid-December. We were able to distribute toys and gift items to 19 families in Lake Pleasant, Speculator, Morehouse, Piseco, Wells and Indian Lake.
We would like to thank everyone who generously donated gifts and money that made this event a huge success. A special thanks to Hamilton County Express for all the promotion it did for this event.
As The Pleasant Riders we are proud to b ...
The towns of Long Lake and North Hudson, two of the five towns that have joined together as the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub and located in both Essex and Hamilton counties, are pleased to learn of Governor Andrew Cuomo's new initiative to grow upstate tourism by opening nearly 50 state properties for recreational activities.
Access to these lands will provide increased recreational opportunities in our communities, benefiting residents, visitors and sportsmen / women alike, increasi ...
At the Jan. 9, 2014 Long Lake Central School Board of Education meeting, a community leader called for "an end to the blood letting," referring to the tone of recent meetings.
The community leader told the story of Telemachus, who, it is said, was stoned to death after publicly calling for the gladiators to stop killing each other. Telemachus had the courage to speak up for what he thought was right, even with dire consequences.
The community leader likened BOE meetings to the gladi ...
I wish there were some way we could meet each of our donors in an effort for them to witness the substantial impact they have on others when they donate to Community Action Agency.
The generosity goes above and beyond what one might expect, bringing to life the statement, "If you let people know there is a need they'll be more than willing to help." It's all a matter of coming together with others who have a similar purpose or goal in life. Thanks to the Four Rivers Alliance of Hami ...
To the editor,
If you tried to stop smoking in the past and are ready to try again, or if you are a first timer, there are new, free online and mobile services for you to consider.
The following programs are free, easy to use and support tobacco users' efforts to gain control of their lives by quitting smoking.
Becomeanex.com. You may remember this group's humorous TV ads showing people relearning to do routine things, like drinking coffee and driving, without smoking. The "Becomeanex" website h ...
The Hamilton County Department of Motor Vehicle Office has seen many changes instituted by the state over the years. While I applaud their more recent transformation to new technology and making DMV available via the World Wide Web, it comes with a hefty price to the counties.
The state has consistently taken away mail transactions that were once directed to the county offices. If you look at the renewals you receive from DMV you will see the majority have a pre-printed return address to t ...