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Thank you for participating in Bicentennial launch
To the Editor:
I’d like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all who participated in the Hamilton County Bicentennial launch on April 12, and especially to our schools, churches, historical societies, community groups and individuals who organized bell-ringing events across the county or attended our Birthday Party at the courthouse on such a blustery April day. The celebratory images contributed to Bicentennial website are a testament to ...
A huge thank you!
On February 29, 2016, Don Howe retired from the Long Lake Rescue Squad after 27 years of service to our community. He was honored for his service at our Long Lake Rescue Squad Annual dinner on March 6 at the Long Lake Diner.
Over the years he has touched everyone’s life here - whether it was themselves or some member of our family or a close friend. He responded to 2,279 calls over the course of his career! Whatever the call was he was there to provide quality care to th ...
New hours for Hope Town Clerk
There will be new hours for the Hope Town Clerk.
After April 1, the hours of the Hope Town Clerk will be Wednesday and Thursday 3:30 – 5 p.m.
I will be checking messages often, so if you need anything, please call the office at 924-2773 and leave a message.
Hope Town Clerk
Help celebrate Hamilton County’s 200th birthday
On Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11am Hamilton County, NY will be having churches,and firehouses across the county make joyful sound in honor of our 200th birthday. Our County Historian, Eliza Darling is asking every-one in Hamilton County to do the same. This will be done at the Hamilton County Buildings. It would be cool if those from Lake Pleasant and Speculator who could not be at the courthouse for this event ...
My family and I attended the Inlet fireworks during their Winterfest a few weekends ago.
We had such a wonderful time and once again the Adirondack region adds some magic to our winter.
Hot chocolate, bonfire, sitting on snow banks watching winter fireworks in these beautiful mountains… does it get any better than that?!?
Thanking Inlet for helping us create more precious memories for all of us.
Destination Marketing Summit just the beginning
We’re incredibly pleased with the success of the inaugural Adirondack Destination Marketing Summit that was held at the Conference Center at Lake Placid on March 3. More than 200 representatives attended from organizations and businesses throughout the Adirondacks and beyond.
While many organizations were part of this event, and we did engage some paid consultants, the success of the overall event relied on two prima ...
Disgruntled Gilmantown denizen turns to press over Highway Department debacle
The ballot box and the printing press are the sole methods by which we remind the cogs of the political machine where their place is in the course of human events. As a resident of Gilmantown who conducts business in Lake Pleasant, I am deprived of the former and therefore resort to the latter. The condition of the Lake Pleasant portion of Gilmantown Road is absolutely diabolical. While unsur ...
Thank you for support
Thank you all who who gave food, flowers, contributions, your time and kind words at the passing of our son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, William Morrissey (MUDD).
— Erma Hutchins and families
At this time I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful individuals, organizations, and churches for the large amount of support we received during the holidays. Without such kindness and generosity there would have been no way to assist all the families we did this year. In all one hundred seventy-four children and nineteen adults received at least one gift (average of three per child) due to the support of the Central Adirondack Kiwanis of Old Forge who ...
Lake Pleasant Drama Club
On behalf of Lake Pleasant Central School’s Drama Club, we would like to invite the community to support this year’s comedic production of Jack and the Frankenbeanstalk.
Mash-up the stories of “Frankenstein” and “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and you get this wildly fun and witty play. Dr. Frankenbean and Ogre have worked for 20 years to create genetically-modified beans. But some of th ...
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By PETER NEWELL
Affordable Technical Solutions
I think some people still have an image of Amateur Radio as old guys sending Morse code with big radios full of glowing tubes. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Not that Morse code (“CW” in hamspeak) is dead- far from it. Although not used much in commercial communications, CW is still a very efficient means of radio communication. Many hams are also still using old tube radios, but that’s no different than peop ...
New York State is facing one of its greatest challenges yet; our drinking and waste water infrastructure is in critical need of updates and repairs. There are concerns growing over drinking water systems throughout New York State, some that include possible carcinogens. These serve as sobering reminders of how important safe drinking and waste water systems are to the health and well-being of our residents, and that these systems deserve attention and investment from the state.
Nearly 95 percent ...
Miracle on Ice
I would like to thank the Town of Lake Pleasant and more specifically Arthur Page for sanding our driveway on Thursday morning February 18. Just prior to his timely arrival I was standing there contemplating what to do about this hazardous sheet of ice. Lo and behold Arthur and the sander appeared seemingly out of nowhere. What a welcome sight! In a matter of minutes this issue was taken care of.
What a great community we live in!
Bill and Kathy Sa ...
Great turnout for Lions Poker Run
On behalf of the Speculator Lions Club, I want to express our heartfelt thanks to our friends, neighbors, and the visitors to our area, for their support of the Lions Poker Run last weekend. In spite of horrific snow conditions, over 100 participants ventured out in their cars and trucks to play. Thanks to the contributions from wonderful businesses, organizations, and individuals, over 75 of our participants happily went home with great door priz ...
Lights on for Life successful
To the Editor:
We have done it again! The Four Rivers Alliance in, partnership with Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney, would like to thank all of those who participated in the second annual holiday safe driving/ riding campaign Lights on for Life. The campaign raised awareness about the dangers of impaired/ distracted driving while attending holiday events. We believe the campaign was successful. Acco ...
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.