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Wolf packs the house

Kiska, a 10-month-old Great Plains Wolf from the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington, was at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake Sunday, March 22, the star in a presentation on wolves. She drew a standing-room-only crowd.

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Wolf packs the house

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Updated: 8:43 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff BLUE MT. LAKE -- If one wolf at the Adirondack Museum can draw a standing-room only crowd to the Adirondack Museum on a bitter cold day, maybe there is something to the idea that wolves roaming wil ...

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Tax rates fluctuate in Hamilton County

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Updated: 8:58 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor SPECULATOR -- The effective tax rate in Hamilton County municipalities varies widely, from $5.57 to $19.47 per $1,000 of assessed value. This is according to a Benchmarking NY report issued March 17 by t ...

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Conservation district's poster contest celebrates Earth Hour

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Updated: 8:44 AM

By CAITLIN STEWART Special to the Express LAKE PLEASANT -- Seven talented artists submitted works of art for the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District's second annual Earth Hour Poster Contest. This year's theme was ...

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Comptroller's office: reserve funds illegal

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Updated: 8:50 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor INDIAN LAKE -- An audit of the Town of Indian Lake's reserve funds revealed some problems, which the town has since fixed. Specifically, the town had 14 reserve funds totaling $614,266 that were establis ...

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New Long Lake firehouse is a go

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Updated: 11:38 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LONG LAKE -- Bids were opened March 17 for work on a new firehouse for Long Lake Fire District 1 here. Board of Fire Commissioners Chairman Harry Buxton reports the bids were $134,000 over budget. ...

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Town will help with frozen pipes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Updated: 8:54 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor WELLS -- The Wells Town Board wants the town to continue to help residents with frozen pipes, but has decided a waiver must be signed first. When the board met March 9 it approved a form for use when a m ...

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Orange basketball season comes to a close

The Indian Lake/Long Lake boys’ basketball season came to a close Wednesday, March 4, in Ticonderoga when they faced undefeated Moriah in a semi-final game of the Section VII Class D basketball tournament. The top seeded Vik ...

Hamilton County Outdoors -- 03/25/2015
Spring has sprung... or has it?
By Dick Nelson

Spring! Now there's a climate change I can believe in, even if it does mean leaving the mesh caps in the closet.
It seems Old Man Winter doesn't want to let go though, as daytime temperatures struggle to get above freezing. But sooner or later he's going to release that icy grip and when that happens, trout fishermen will be out and about and turkey hunters will be scouring fields and forest searching for signs of the big-chested birds.
Of course, given the thickness of lake ice, the turkey seas ...


Teenagers are children

To the editor,
The time has come for the criminal justice system to treat young people across New York state as children, not adults.
Currently, New York is one of just two states in the U.S. - the other is North Carolina - that imprisons and jails offenders younger than 18 years of age. According to Raise the Age, a public awareness campaign, other states have rejected this practice because "research into brain development underscores that adolescents are in fact children and that the human bra ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 03/18/2015

Saturday, March 7: Responding to a request for a welfare check at about 3:45 p.m., Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies found an unattended death at a home on Kaulfuss Road in the Town of Lake Pleasant.
Hamilton County Coroner Donald Braunius declared Clair A. Johnson, 66, Syracuse, dead at her home. There was no autopsy, as Johnson's doctor signed her death certificate.

Wednesday, March 11, 8:42 p.m.: Jeffrey J. Coners, 27, Speculator, was charged with DWI, operating a motor vehicle while ...

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