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Hands-on learning

Christine Campeau from The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake visited the after school program at Piseco Common School Friday, Nov. 14, to present "Fur Traders and Bounty Hunters." She showed some video and brought some pelts, skulls, antlers, and traps along. Here Campeau, right, discusses animal skulls with students (from left) Bentley Lane, Willa Perkins, Morgan Lane, Alexis Brooks, and Willy Wilt.

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County tax levy for 2015 is below cap

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Updated: 8:16 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT -- The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors approved the 2015 budget for the county Friday, Nov. 21, after a public hearing which no member of the public attended. The tax levy came i ...

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School board OKs teacher contract

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Updated: 8:17 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff INDIAN LAKE -- Indian Lake Central School District teachers have agreed to small pay increases and small increases in what they pay toward their health insurance premiums. When the board of educati ...

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LL budget adopted; tax rates go up

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Updated: 8:22 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LONG LAKE -- The Town of Long Lake Budget for 2015 came in $195,239 over the state-mandated increase on the tax levy. After holding a public hearing on the proposed budget the town board unanimousl ...

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Work starts to change trail at Perkins Clearing

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Updated: 8:25 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor LAKE PLEASANT -- Snowmobilers may want to put their prayers for snow on hold while the Lake Pleasant Highway Department races against the weather. Superintendent of Highways Randy La Varnway and his crew ...

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Destination: Indian Lake, N.Y.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Updated: 8:27 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff INDIAN LAKE -- What will it take to nourish the Town of Indian Lake? Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism CEO James McKenna naturally says repeat visits by tourists is key. He was at Indian Lake ...

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Registration open for Cycle Adirondacks

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Updated: 8:30 AM

By MEGAN ULRICH Express News Staff OLD FORGE -- The Wildlife Conservation Society is bringing a world-class eco-tourism event to the Adirondack Park next year, Cycle Adirondacks. The WCS, founded in 1885, created the event to bene ...

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Game time

Cold and rain didn't stop a game of soccer when the Long Lake and Johnsburg central schools' elementary soccer teams recently went head-to-head in a fun-filled game. Johnsburg prevailed 6-1, but in elementary sports the emphasis i ...

The Information Age
Radios can communicate digitally
By Peter Newell

Ten or more years before most people had even a dial-up Internet connection, amateur radio operators were exchanging text messages (email) and files, and logging in to Packet Radio bulletin board systems totally independent of the fledgling Internet. Even back in the 1960s, they were sending text and pictures using RTTY and SSTV.
As personal computers became more powerful, the sophistication of digital data communication programs increased. Nowadays, every computer has a sound card and enough co ...


Overdue thank you

Dear Editor,
In August I sent out a request for donations of school supplies in an effort to accommodate all those within Hamilton County who might not otherwise be able to purchase all the items on their school lists.
Prior to the beginning of school we were inundated with items ranging from erasers and pens to flash drives and backpacks. When all was said and done 91 students received backpacks and all the supplies they needed.
Additionally, 11 students received clothing, underwear, and socks ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 11/26/2014

Friday, Nov. 7: Wayne F. Hartman, 65, Little Falls, was charged with DWI, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration greater than .08 percent, and failure to keep right. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office made the arrest in the Town of Morehouse. Hartman was to appear in Morehouse Town Court Nov. 20.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 10:44 a.m.: State Police were notified of a car in Lake Algonquin in the Town of Wells. Greg Lorenzen of Wells lost control while traveling on Algonquin Drive and ...

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