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Bill Quinlivan

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Adirondack Pastel Society Honors Award Winners at TPCC’s Widlund Gallery

As part of its first annual members’ show, entitled “Color and Texture in the North Country”, The Adirondack Pastel Society held an artists’ reception and award ceremony Saturday evening, April 12, at the Widlund Gallery in the Tannery Pond Community Center, downtown North Creek.

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Indian Lake Community Planning Committee gets 501(c)(3) status

The Indian Lake Community Development Corporation recently received a determination letter from the IRS granting the corporation tax exempt status.

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Indian Lake honors Garden Club, sets budget hearing

On Wednesday evening, Oct. 16, Indian Lake Town Supervisor Brian Wells opened the monthly Town Board meeting by presenting a plaque of recognition to a group of members representing the Indian Lake Garden Club.

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Indian Lake school mural reflects community's vibrancy

Walking along the main corridor of the Indian Lake Central School building is now a colorful and vibrant experience.

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Indian Lake school welcomes international students

Karl Friedricks and Zdenek Vhynls are Indian Lake Central School’s first international students, and during the Sept. 17 Board of Education meeting, the two young men had a chance to meet and get acquainted with the members of the School Board.

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Indian Lake Town Board sets budget workshops

During their Sept. 9 meeting at the Indian Lake Town Hall, Town Board members set a series of six workshops dates for the 2014 budget.

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Indian Lake Planning Committee looks at year's progress

It has been a more than a year since the Indian Lake Planning Committee set out on its mission of enriching the community at large in the town of Indian Lake using the “Guiding the Boat” plan developed in conjunction with involved residents as a means of selecting and prioritizing objectives.

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Adirondack Challenge organizers critique event

A coalition of Adirondack Challenge organizers from the state, region, county and town levels critiqued the first-ever event Aug. 6 at the Indian Lake Ski Hut.

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Indian Lake Farmer's Market now open

Ever since the supermarket in town closed, the community has been searching for a means to overcome the lack of a quality resource for fresh produce, baked goods, meat, poultry and even seafood.

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Gov. Cuomo takes Adirondack Challenge title

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s extended weekend in northern Hamilton County for the first-ever Adirondack Challenge Festival was fruitful for him and for the region.

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Indian Lake Theater joins the digital revolution

There are few who will argue with the definition of the Indian Lake Theater being “the cultural cornerstone of the community,” as proclaimed by the theater’s business manager Frances Armstrong.

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NYC mayor to paddle in Adirondack Challenge

Part of Chain Lakes Road closed July 20-22

Indian Lake Town Supervisor Brian Wells announced during the July 8 Town Board meeting that a New York Daily News article was devoted to the fact that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be taking part in the Adirondack Challenge, racing against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a whitewater raft.

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Many favor Wild Forest at Finch land hearing in Indian Lake

Adirondack Park Agency (APA) officials held another public hearing on the classification of former Finch Pruyn lands on Tuesday, June 25 in the Indian Lake Central School gymnasium, which was well attended by local residents.

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Indian Lake Central celebrates the graduation of 20 students

High school graduation is an excellent time for seniors to stop and look back on just how far they have come — a time to celebrate successes and reflect on what has been learned from mistakes. The June 22 graduation at Indian Lake Central School was just such an occasion.

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Indian Lake to host one APA hearing on Finch lands

During the Monday, May 13 Indian Lake Town Board Meeting, Town Supervisor Brian Wells announced that he had written a letter to Leilani Ulrich, APA Chairwoman, on April 11.

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DEC, Nature Conservancy update Indian Lake Town Board

Officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) shared center stage at the April 8 meeting of the Indian Lake Town Board.

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Indian Lake School Board asks Town Board for budget understanding

The Indian Lake Town Board’s March 11 meeting was capped off with a visit from Indian Lake School Board Vice President David Harrington.

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Indian Lake woman fights kidney disease with snowshoe softball

Event chair to lose last kidney, receive another

Over the years, Elizabeth “Liz” Cannan, B.A.D. (Be A Donor) Chairperson, has worked diligently to raise awareness and funds for the National Kidney Foundation within the town of Indian Lake.

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Indian Lake School Board deals with state aid effects on budget

Indian Lake Central School District (ILSCD) officials say they were surprised by a recent notification of state aid reductions.

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Indian Lake voices concerns over New York SAFE Act, gun control

The Monday, Feb. 11 Indian Lake Town Board meeting was met with an unusually large number of attendees upset about the state’s new gun control law.

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Indian Lake town, school show unity at meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 6, found both Indian Lake town and school board members in a rare joint meeting to foster greater cross-communication, united thinking and a concerted effort in meeting the challenges faced in growing the town and enriching the lives of its residents.

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DEC explains Essex Chain ideas to Indian Lake audience

State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 Director Bob Stegemann and Region 5 Natural Resource Supervisor Tom Martin and were on hand at the jam-packed Indian Lake Town Hall Thursday, Feb. 7 to present the DEC’s ideas for land-use classification for the former Finch Pruyn lands in this area.

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Indian Lake Central evaluates the role of social media in education

Facebook under the microscope

The Indian Lake School Board devoted a healthy share of its four-hour meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15 to understanding and evaluating what role, if any, online venues such as Facebook should play in primary education.

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Indian Lake town eases property taxes for seniors

Members of the Indian Lake Town Board Monday, Jan. 14 unanimously passed a law providing a partial tax exemption of real property taxes for residents who have limited income and are 65 and older.

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Indian Lake Town Board organizes for 2013

During a brief annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 3, the Indian Lake Town Board approved a number of appointments and actions for the coming year during their 2013 organizational meeting.

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Indian Lake School Board stresses creativity for survival

Today’s school budgetary environment weighed heavily on the minds of Indian Lake School Board members during their monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18.

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Indian Lake considers adjustment to aged tax exemption limits

During the Indian Lake Town Board’s Monday, Dec. 10 meeting, Indian Lake Assessor Meade Hutchins said that a schedule of aged exemption limits outlined in a local law providing a partial tax exemption of real property taxes for legally resident owners over 65 have not changed since March 1, 2005.

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Indian Lake community development takes step forward

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the newly incorporated Indian Lake Community Development Corporation met in the Town Hall to further breathe life into its 501-C-3 status as a not-for-profit corporation.

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Indian Lake cell tower could be 'lit' by end of year

Ever since mid-May when Indian Lake Town Supervisor Brian Wells announced that Verizon had given a contract to Baron Utilities Corporation of Albany to erect a cell tower on Tower Hill, the project has been at the front of the minds of all who live in the town.

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Indian Lake Central welcomes Emily Stephan as new science teacher

The Indian Lake Central School Board and the Indian Lake community are extending a warm welcome to Emily Stephan as its new science teacher.

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Indian Lake Central asbestos abatement moving forward

Indian Lake Central School Superintendent Mark Brand announced Oct. 16 at the Board of Education meeting that the abatement of the asbestos in the building is under way.

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Indian Lake board, residents concerned about Verizon cell tower progress

Supervisor Brian Wells opened Tuesday evening’s meeting with a moment of silence honoring the memory Tamara F. Blake, who died as a result of a rafting accident on Thursday morning, September 27th.

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Construction surprises at Indian Lake school meeting

Peter Clough, of the engineering firm Bernier, Carr and Associates, was on hand to update the Indian Lake Central School Board on the status of the construction project.

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Indian Lake Town Board meets in Blue Mt. Lake

Indian Lake Town Supervisor Brian Wells noted the larger-than-usual attendance at the Town Board’s Aug. 13 meeting at the Blue Mountain Lake firehouse and thanked all for coming out.

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Arts center holds benefit at Great Camp Uncas

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts held its Great Arts Benefit Saturday, Aug. 11 on the grounds of Great Camp Uncas.

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Indian Lake: Happy birthday, America

On Saturday, July 7, Indian Lake took its turn at celebrating the 236th birthday of our great country.

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Indian Lake cell tower construction progressing

Installation of the Verizon cell phone tower in Indian Lake is well under way, Town Supervisor Brian Wells reported at the Monday, July 9 Town Board meeting.

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Community celebrates Indian Lake graduation

Graduation ceremonies are by nature a time of reflection, pride, joy and a sense of freedom, all peppered with a pinch of apprehension.

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Board discusses Indian Lake cell tower, Blue Mt. Lake pavilion

Indian Lake Town Supervisor Brian Wells reported at the Town Board meeting Monday, May 14 that Verizon has selected a contractor to build the new cell tower in town.

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Possible teacher assistant cuts discussed in Indian Lake

The possible cuts of teacher assistant positions was discussed at the April 17 Indian Lake Central School Board of Education meeting.

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Power delivery questioned with Indian Lake cell tower

Powering the proposed cell tower in the town of Indian Lake is an issue that has yet to be resolved.