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NY authorities investigating fatal transfer station accident

LONG LAKE, N.Y. (WCAX) - New York authorities are investigating after a man was crushed by a trash container at a Hamilton County transfer facility Monday. It happened around 9:30 a.m. at the Long Lake transfer station. New York State Police say the 47-year-old male was standing near the loading container when a cable snapped, causing the container to roll back towards the trash compactor, pinning him between the two.
HAMILTON COUNTY, NY
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Rangers respond to lean-to fire on Alger Island, wildland fire east of Pharaoh Lake

On July 28 at 8 p.m., Forest Rangers Miller, Nally, and Thompson responded to a report of a hiker lost on OK Slip Falls. Cell phone coordinates put the 37-year-old from Corinth near Whortleberry Pond, approximately two miles west of OK Slip Falls. After checking the trail register and confirming he was planning to hike OK Slip Falls, Rangers started searching trails in that area.
CORINTH, NY
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Adirondack Waterfest coming to Inlet August 4

Adirondack Waterfest, the caravanning celebration of water, is coming to Arrowhead Park, 160 State Route 28, Inlet, on Aug. 4, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. There will be plenty to see and do, with activities, exhibits, and demonstrations for everyone. Admission is free. Twenty-six years ago, the Hamilton County Soil...
HAMILTON COUNTY, NY
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Rangers assist lost and injured hikers, rafting guide who suffered heart attack near Blue Ledges Beach

On July 11 at 9:40 p.m., Forest Rangers Arnold and Quinn responded to help two hikers stranded on the East Mill Flow Trail. The 21- and 17-year-olds misjudged the distance from their campsite to Round Pond from Sharp Bridge Campground, and couldn’t find their way back in the dark. The pair from Mineville called 911, but the call dropped before they could share information.
HAMILTON COUNTY, NY
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What’s in a Name: O.K. Slip Falls

One of the most popular destinations for those who seek out waterfalls is O.K. Slip Falls in the Town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County. From the parking area on State Route 28 between North Creek and Indian Lake, it is just over a 3-mile hike over a well-maintained, marked trail to get to a viewing area where one can gaze upon this natural wonder. O.K. Slip Falls is considered one of the tallest waterfalls in New York State, having a 250-foot drop. On several occasions I have seen or heard the following inquiry: how did O.K. Slip Falls get its name?
INDIAN LAKE, NY
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Cathead amendment: The time is now

Legislators need to act on boosting emergency communications for our remote communities. It takes time to pass an amendment to the state constitution. Years, in fact. Before any proposed change can go to voters, it must first win backing in two successive, separately elected legislatures. This thoughtful approach keeps changes to New York’s fundamental governing document from being made on a whim.
HAMILTON COUNTY, NY
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Ohio County Seeks PR for 'Relief Bus'

Hamilton County, which includes Cincinnati, is looking for a firm to handle PR, marketing and community engagement for its 513 Relief Bus. North Texas Municipal Water District, which has more than 850 employees and serves 2M people, wants to hire a firm to evaluate its communications tactics and support PR outreach.
HAMILTON COUNTY, NY
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Smullen secures $25,000 grant for BOCES

HERKIMER — Assemblyman Robert Smullen, R-118, Meco, has announced he has secured $25,000 in grants for the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES program. This grant will be allocated to support the education of the students and services that may assist the betterment of their learning, according to Smullen’s announcement. The BOCES...
HERKIMER, NY