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Mayfield store owner featured on hunting show

By CAROLINE MURRAY For the Express MAYFIELD — The owner of Frank’s Gun and Tackle is noticing an uptick in customers after the shop was featured on a popular Sportsman Channel television show at the end of July. Last November, shop owner John Havlick spent five days on set of the show Big Deer TV at his camp in Speculator. The episode aired July 30, and follows Havlick and host Michael Hanback, an experienced hunter, as they try to catch a prized deer in the thick of the Adirondacks ...
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Foothills AAU squad competes on national stage

By Michael Kelly For the Express The results from their first foray onto the national scene did not overwhelm, but the members of the Foothills Hoop Club eighth-grade girls AAU basketball team are known for their resilience. When the majority of the 10 girls that make up head coach Mike Philo’s team first got together four years ago, the results were disastrous. The club — which now features six players from Gloversville, two from Mayfield, and one each from Broadalbin and Northvill ...

B-P fall sports camps, practices set

Students planning to play school sports this fall and their parents should take note of the following information regarding camps, clinics and beginning practice dates and times. Football Team Camp: 5 to 8 p.m., Aug. 4-7 at Broadalbin-Perth High School Little Patriots Football Clinic: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9 on the Turf Field at the high school Fall Make-up Physicals: 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Middle School. Any athlete who has not gotten a sports physical for the fall season must ...

7-on-7 workouts give local football teams head start

By MICHAEL KELLY For the Express In stealth, the high school football season is already underway — or perhaps it never really ended. “Football,” Broadalbin-Perth assistant coach Vinnie Calderone said Thursday night, “really doesn't end.” “This is all year,” Amsterdam High School head coach Doug Edick agreed. Those sentiments were shared at B-P’s Patriot Field, where prospective gridiron stars from AHS, B-P, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Gloversville a ...


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Wildfires rare in New York’s forests by Dick Nelson

Wind, rain and fire are probably the three most devastating elements people have to deal with, regardless of what part of the globe in which they live. And, when it comes to wildfires, the devastation can go way beyond the loss of thousands of acres of forest land, especially when it spreads out of control and starts burning up residential areas. It happens much too frequently in Arizona, California, Oregon and other western and northwestern states. What surprises me, is that it doesn't happen j ...
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Wildlife Sports Museum has plans to expand by Dick Nelson

Curator Bob Kazamierski  of the Wildlife Sports and Education Museum in Vail Mills, is in the process of clearing the adjacent land and has the blueprint for an additional 12,000 square foot building. He has written and called DEC Commissioner Joe Martens office, wanting to speak to him about the possibility of getting some monetary assistance from the Wildlife Restoration Program, money the state receives from excise taxes on sporting equipment such as firearms, ammunition, bows, arrows, f ...
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Dave’s monthly contest yields some nice fish by Dick Nelson

Dave Allen, of Dave’s Bait and Tackle in Northville, tells us that Luke Olson of Northville took the first- and second-place spots in the bass category of the shops monthly fishing contest with 17 5/8 inch and 16 3/4 inch smallmouths. John Stewart, of Wells, was third with a 14 inch smallie. Olsen also tied for the top spot in the walleye division with Northville’s Brian Gander each of whom caught 20 inch marbleyes. Stewart was second with 19 1/2, followed by Gander and Edinburgh&rsq ...
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Big turnout for GSLFF fishing contest by Dick Nelson

It’s hard to say if there were more people inside Northville’s Sport Island Pub last Saturday or outside on the pub’s dining deck. There was even a crowd of people sunning themselves on the beach taking full advantage of the official start of summer. Whatever it was, a good many of them eventually found their way over to the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation’s measuring tent to watch participants bring in their catch during the groups 23rd Annual Summer Fishing Co ...


Letters to the Editor - 08/15/2014

Talk to your kids about gambling To the editor: Before you read this article it is only fair to state that we are neither for nor against gambling. Gambling can be a fun activity for adults, when done responsibly. We are writing this letter because we are concerned with youth and “problem gambling” and feel we have information for parents that can be helpful. It’s important to first understand what gambling is. Webster’s Dictionary defines gambling as, “to stake or ...

Our opinion

It’s well past time to let the cat out of the bag. Or, in the seemingly never-ending case of the exotic animals in Mayfield, it’s time for their owner to wave the white flag and move on. As has been documented on numerous occasions in the past three years, Mayfield resident Steven Salton keeps three tigers and two leopards at his Route 30 home. He has fought — tooth and nail — a pack of neighborhood complaints and a litter of legal challenges, all in an attempt to keep th ...

Letter to the Editor - 07/04/2014

Thanks to library book sale volunteers To the editor: The annual book sale, hosted by The Friends of the Northville Library, will run through Saturday, July 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Because the book sale has outgrown the library parking lot, it will be held this year in the Northville Central School gym, located on Bridge St. Admission is free for Friday and Saturday. Over 8,000 "previously read" paperback and hardcover books will be offered for sale at bargain prices. I would like to thank all ...

Letters to the Editor - 06/13/2014

Library not run efficiently To the editor: I feel compelled to respond to Marilyn Sargent’s inaccurate statements regarding my recent letter to the editor. Asserting that I am a “flatlander” may invoke some sort of class warfare satisfaction for Ms. Sargent, but the fact is I am a Northville school district taxpayer (which she is not) and I am concerned. I simply question whether the tax dollars supporting the library are being spent wisely. Whether she agrees with me or not, ...

School News

Local students graduate from Hudson Valley Community College

TROY — The following local students graduated from Hudson Valley Community College Saturday, May 17, at the 60th annual commencement ceremony held at the college's Joseph L. Bruno Stadium: Erin Bellinger, of Mayfield, gradua ...

Broadalbin-Perth Central School honor roll

BROADALBIN — The following students have been named to the honor rolls for the fourth quarter marking period at Broadalbin-Perth Central School. Principal’s List Grade 9 — Allyson Becker, Madison Bollart, Julie C ...

College achievements & honors

SUNY Binghamton dean’s list BINGHAMTON — Adam R. Rasefske, of Broadalbin, received academic honors from the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at SUNY Binghamton by making the university's dean ...
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Strait appointed TLC dean of students/building leader

BROADALBIN — Bradley Strait, who has worked as a special education teacher at The Learning Community at Broadalbin-Perth since 2004, has been appointed building leader and dean of students at the school.  Members of the ...

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