Monthly Archives: May 2011

Thunder in Old Forge motorcycle event returns June 3-5

Thunder In Old Forge, an annual motorcycle rally and expo, will return to the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street for its 15th year on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday June 3, 4, and 5.

Doors will be open to the event from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Continue reading

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New York State Assembly Forced prison closures compromising inmate safety, rehabilitation

by Guest Contributor Marc Butler (R-Newport)

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ruled that California’s prison system has inhumanely breached its designed capacity by 200 percent and ordered that they reduce prison numbers by more than 30,000 inmates within two years.

Serious questions are being raised as to how California will go about right-sizing its prison system without compromising public safety.

This could mean that convicted criminals will be released in communities all over California before they are rehabilitated. Continue reading

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Sen. Seward Brittany’s Law: Protecting the public from violent felons

There is a saying that knowledge is power, and when it comes to information about the dangers that surround us each and every day no truer statement has ever been uttered.

That is why I am pleased to announce state senate approval of Brittany’s Law.

Brittany’s Law is named for 12 year old Brittany Passa-lacqua. In 2009, in Geneva, New York, Brittany, and her mother, Helen Buchel were murdered in their home by Helen’s boyfriend. Continue reading

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Alyssa Carol Hansen Scholarship/Memorial dinner to be held June 6

The 3rd Annual All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Riggie Dinner to benefit the Alyssa Carol Hansen Scholarship/Memorial Fund will be held Monday, June 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Seymour’s Diner, Route 233, Westmoreland.

Alyssa, the daughter of Bob and Chris Hansen of Westmoreland, and the granddaughter of Jon and Carol Hansen of Thendara, passed away in 2007. Continue reading

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Growing up Adirondack by Mitch Lee

Sometimes you’re a helper, other times-not so much

Among my dad’s early spring rituals was putting up the screen house, and I’m guessing it wasn’t one of his favorite projects because he always seemed to put it off till the last minute.

I remember helping him out with the task in a big way one year when I was six.

The bugs swarmed us as we headed to the garage where the parts of the screen house were stored.

We got bitten more than a few times along the way. Continue reading

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Nourished Living by Dietician Kelly Hamlin MA, RD, CDN

Keeping up with changes in dietary nutritional recommendations

Have you ever had someone tell you some factoid about nutrition and medical conditions that someone’s sister’s cousin’s brother-in-law told them?

Mostly the information is harmless as people just don’t do enough of their own research or keep up with current recommendations. Continue reading

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Just Call me Mrs. Lucky by Jan from Woodgate

Apocalypse: Been there, done that, refuse to buy the T-shirt

The Rapture… Well, the day of judgement has come and gone, and for those of us “unlucky” enough not to have been saved-and if you’re reading this than you are one of us-fear not. Another date is now upon us-October 21, 2011.

Really? How is it possible that our media and search engines can even mention this trash? Truly, the entire planet offers nothing more to worry about than the rantings of a nut case?

We are now being advised to prepare ourselves for the Apocalypse by stocking up on water, canned goods, and appropriate clothing for the Big Day. Cuz that’s gonna help if the whole world comes to an end, right? Continue reading

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