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Fire in Indian Lake

At approximate 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, when Tim Pine, owner of Pine’s Country Store, called the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department to report there was a fire in the storage building behind Adventure Sports Rafting, next to Pine’s store and across the street from the fire department. Within minutes the ILVFD responded and began dousing the building with water obtained from a hydrant across the street. It was a stubborn and smoky fire but the department was successful in putting ...

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ILCS graduates look to past when preparing for the future

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Updated: 7:59 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff INDIAN LAKE—Indian Lake Central School held graduating ceremonies for the Class of 2016 in the early afternoon of Saturday, June 25. VALEDICTORIAN In his valedictorian speech, Noah Pine spo ...

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Lake Pleasant orders boat cleaning station

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Updated: 8:00 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT — In April, The Town of Lake Pleasant was awarded a $93,000 grant for NYS Environmental Protection Fund for education/outreach programs, $100,000 for a decontamination station ...

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Three big cheers for LLCS graduates

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Updated: 8:23 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LONG LAKE — Long Lake Central School held its Class of 2016 graduating ceremony on Friday evening, June 24, for its three seniors. The valedictorian is Emily Porter who plans to continue her ...

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Sheriff: Woman missing in Wells

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Updated: 8:02 AM

WELLS — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance with locating a local woman that has been missing since last week. Sheriff Karl G. Abrams said the department is seeking help locati ...

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Arietta signs lease with school

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Updated: 8:04 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff PISECO—The Town of Arietta signed a lease agreement with the Piseco Common School District when it met on June 6. The lease provides for use of a portion of the school to be used by the town ...

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Piseco Yacht Club Opens 55th Racing Season on July 2

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Updated: 8:10 AM

By Tiff Ford For The Express The Piseco Yacht Club is launching its 55th consecutive sailboat-racing season with its annual Founders Cup race, Saturday, July 2, at 2 p.m. sharp. We call it a Yacht Club, but it’s a fun, info ...

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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 ...

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 ...


Addiction assistance secured for New Yorkers
by Assemblyman Marc W. Butler

Among the largest growing concerns across our state is the heroin epidemic that has plagued our suburbs and rural communities in upstate New York. Its devastating hold on the lives of those with addictions has impacted many New Yorkers. Sadly, many have died because of these drugs.
 Heroin and opioid addiction is a complicated problem that needs a comprehensive approach to reduce its hold in our communities. It’s more than just a social and legal problem; it is a medical and public-he ...

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 Pleasant Town Court on June 14 at 7 p.m.

Information in the Police Report is provided by the law enforcement agencies cited, unless otherwise noted.

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