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Pete Klein Biography

Posted by peteklein on April 29, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (143)

Pete Klein Biography


Pete Klein was born and raised in Detroit, Mich. where he attended Notre Dame High, Harper Woods. After high school, Pete joined the US Navy and served as a Corpsman in New Port, RI, and Long Beach, CA.

After the Navy, Klein moved to New York where he studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and studied Journalism and Philosophy at NYU.

Klein married in 1968, has three children and two grandchildren, and has been living ...

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Hamilton County has a birthday

Posted by peteklein on April 20, 2016 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Hamilton County has a birthday party


LAKE PLEASANT—The residents of Hamilton County held a countywide birthday party on Tuesday, April 12, celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Hamilton County as a county.

Bells were rung at 11 a.m. throughout the county, the time when the state of New York granted provisional rights to the fledgling county by naming the new municipality after founding father Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury.

The h...

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Rachel´┐Ż??s Raquette Lake Elixir,

Posted by peteklein on April 11, 2015 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Rachel wows IDA

LAKE PLEASANT—Rachael Pohl knows how to sell a product and the young entrepreneur from Raquette Lake pulled out all stops when she met with the Hamilton County Industrial Agency in an effort to show them why they should approve her request for a loan that if granted would take her business up to a new level.

Pohl is the owner of Rachel’s Raquette Lake Elixir, a Bloody Mary’s mix she invented while working as bartender, beverage manager and special...

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Divided North Country

Posted by peteklein on March 5, 2015 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (13)

Intercounty Feb 26 2015



SPECULATOR—Usually when the Intercounty Legislative Committee of the North Country meets, there is unanimity of goals. But this was not the case when the committee met at the Oak Mountain Ski Center on Thursday, Feb. 26.

The split surfaced when Herkimer County put forth a resolution urging the governor to restructure his plan for the Upstate Revitalization Account grant program, better known as the Consolidated Funding Applic...

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Adirondacks vs Catskills a tale of two parks

Posted by peteklein on January 20, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)


There is more to the NYS Forest Preserve than just the Adirondacks and it might be good to take a step back to view the bigger picture to better see what is meant when buzzwords such as the Forest Preserve, Forever Wild and Unit Management Plans are invoked.

New York's Forest Preserve is all the land owned by the state within the Adirondack (2.6 million acres) and Catskill (287,514 acres) parks, managed by the Department of Environmental Conservation. These propertie...

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Need more Rangers

Posted by peteklein on December 25, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Need more Forest Rangers now



ALBANY—Local elected officials have been sounding the drumbeats on the need for more Forest Rangers and they now have an ally in Albany.

On Dec. 10 New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report on Environmental Funding in New York State which stated: “The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has experienced staff cuts and constrained funding since 2003 while its responsibilities h...

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December Book Singing

Posted by peteklein on December 3, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Klein at Oak Mountain



SPECULATOR--The Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library is hosting a Meet-the-Author event at the Oak Mountain Holiday Fair on Friday, Dec. 12, starting at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pete Klein from Indian Lake will be the special guest author. He has written four vampire novels set in the Adirondacks ("The Dancing Valkyrie", "The Vampire Valkyrie", "And God Created Vampires" and "Blood Red Pleasure") as well as the guide bo...

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November 2014 Book Signings

Posted by peteklein on November 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Pete Klein was at the Chronical Book Fair on Sunday, Nov. 2.

If you missed him then, Pete Klein, author of 4 vampire novels and the guide book “Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County,” will be on hand at the Indian Lake Public Library on Friday, Nov. 14, starting at 7 p.m. to sign copies of his books, discuss the books with readers and offer opinions on the ins and outs of self-publishing.

Half of the proceeds from all books sold will be donated to the library.


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Hike to OK Slip Falls.

Posted by peteklein on September 25, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (4)

A hike to OK Slip Falls


INDIAN LAKE–It’s official. The hiking trail to OK Slip Falls was officially opened when NY

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens led a group of hikers into

the falls on Sunday, July 20, as part of the second annual Adirondack Challenge.

A few days later on Thursday, July 24, I took the six mile round trip hike to see the falls.

The parking area for the trailhead is located on the sou...

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Long Lake needs new fire house.

Posted by peteklein on April 23, 2014 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

LONG LAKE–Things are becoming crowded at the Long Lake Volunteer Firehouse and in response the Long Lake Fire Commissioners have decided it is time to build a new firehouse that will provide more room for the fire trucks and equipment.

To let the public know what they are planning, the commissioners have decided to hold an open house and public hearing on their plans, and have scheduled it to take place on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall.

Details wi...

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