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Ready for winter rescues

Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department is ready to rescue the next injured snowmobiler, thanks to the purchase of a new snowmobile and rescue sled by the district's Board of Fire Commissioners and a transport trailer purchased with donations to the fire department. Hopefully that won't be until next winter. Here, Chief Paul Strain Jr. sits on the new snowmobile with the new rescue sled hooked up behind. The new trailer for the snowmobile and sled, also shown, will be used to transport all the res ...

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ILCS budget is just under cap

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 8:17 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff INDIAN LAKE -- The Indian Lake Central School District Board of Education has approved a 2014/15 budget that comes in $5,208 under the state-imposed cap on any increase to the tax levy. The budget ...

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Proposed village budget below current one

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 8:18 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor SPECULATOR -- The Village of Speculator Board of Trustees has cut $9,041 from the draft 2014-15 budget, bringing it down to $1.52 million, 8.2 percent less than the current budget. Estimated revenues are ...

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Hospitality conference planned

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 8:20 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LAKE PLEASANT -- The hospitality industry is one of the largest employers in the county. With that in mind the Hamilton County Workforce Investment Council is teaming up with the Hamilton County To ...

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LPCS plan meets tax levy cap

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 8:21 AM

By CRISTINE MEIXNER Editor SPECULATOR -- The Lake Pleasant Central School District Board of Education has a proposed 2014/15 budget of $4.92 million, up 1.46 percent. This means a 1.56 percent increase in the tax levy, exactly the ...

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LLCS budget still above cap on tax levy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 8:23 AM

By PETE KLEIN Express News Staff LONG LAKE -- Long Lake Central School District's proposed 2014/15 budget is at $4,104,403 as revealed at the April 10 meeting of the Board of Education. This is $44,616 more than it would have to b ...

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Wells school aims for expanded courses for students

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 8:25 AM

WELLS -- Wells Central School District officials are developing a 2014-15 spending plan that includes expanded music, art, business, science, math and advanced placement courses. "Some colleges we speak to are telling us we need t ...

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Sportsline -- 02/19/2014
By Patricia Ryan-Curry

Sports Correspondent
Regular season basketball came to a close last week, and only the Indian Lake / Long Lake Orange will advance to post-season play in the Section VII tournament. The IL/LL boys’ tea ...

The Way Things Were -- 04/16/2014

ABOUT THE WEEK OF APRIL 16, 1965, At HAMILTON COUNTY, the Hamilton County Public Health Committee met at The Alpine Inn, Hope, with the following attending: Dr. C.M. Steward, district health officer, Saranac Lake, and medical director for the Physically Handicapped Program of Hamilton County; Dr. M.J. Hosley, chairman, Long Lake; Dr. Hubert Carroll, vice chairman, Indian Lake; Carlo Di Mezza, supervisor, Benson; Donald Wadsworth, supervisor, Hope; county Welfare Commissioner Norman Storer; count ...


A very important decision

Dear Editor,
The Long Lake Central School District Board of Education has a very important decision to make: whether to extend the contract of the superintendent. I have expressed my concerns about the way the BOE is going about this, and I write now with even greater concerns.
It is the board's seeming refusal to hear people out, to not gather as much information as possible to make this important decision, that really concerns me.
The past five years of superintendent evaluations have been shr ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 04/16/2014

Tuesday, April 8, 11:55 a.m.: Guy P. LaBrecque, 41, New Hampshire, was southbound on Rt. 30 in the Town of Wells, two miles north of Pumpkin Hollow Rd., when a turkey flew into the driver's side of the windshield, the windshield broke and the turkey ended up in the cab. Flying glass caused him facial cuts and minor bleeding. A State Police trooper dispatched the turkey.

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

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