The Huletts Current

News & Opinion About Huletts Landing, N.Y.

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Palm Sunday 2015

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

The Entry in Jerusalem
Unknown Artist
The J. Paul Getty Museum

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Whitehall School Enrollment Edges Up

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments

For the second consecutive year, student enrollment went up in the Whitehall School District.

For the 2013-2014 school year, total enrollment for all grades K-12 was 757 students.

This was 2 students higher than the 2012-2013 year, when enrollment was 755 students.

The exact demographic and grade breakdown for the 2013-2014 school year for the district can be seen here.

I have been tracking and reporting on the enrollment for a number of years. Even with the small increase from this past year, enrollment has been down over 14% since the 2004-2005 school year.

# 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 Percent Change
 885 860 858 845 815 779 753 742 755 757       -14.46%

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Saturday Quote

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments

“This picture takes place in Paris in those wonderful days when a siren was a brunette and not an alarm — and if a Frenchman turned out the light, it was not on account of an air raid!”

Ninotchka (1939)

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Little Big Town: Girl Crush

March 26th, 2015 · No Comments

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LGA Waits to Hear Final Vote Count on Grant

March 26th, 2015 · No Comments

While the Lake George Association is waiting to hear the final, official outcome of votes in the BoatUS Foundation grant contest — the Foundation is reviewing votes to ensure they were fair and accurate (one vote per person per day) — the LGA’s grant vote total surpassed 40,000 in the final day of voting!

That is an astonishing display of love for Lake George – and the LGA is deeply thankful to all of you for that. We know that no matter where you live, Lake George is your home.

So many organizations and businesses from Ticonderoga, Hague, Hulett’s Landing, Bolton, Queensbury, Lake George Town and Village and all around the Lake took the contest to heart and helped get the word out and encouraged voting for the LGA – so THANK YOU! I proudly note that once the contest was posted on the Huletts Current, the LGA pulled ahead.

One funny note on the whole contest is that because of your support, the voting got so intense that the voting overwhelmed the voting program on the BoatUS Foundation website.

How’s that for the power of Lake George?

Whatever the outcome of the actual vote — we know the Lake George Association’s application was ahead in the final minutes of the contest — the Lake George Association wanted to make sure to THANK YOU for showing your love for Lake George.

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Lake George Association Gala Set for July 10th

March 26th, 2015 · No Comments

The Lake George Association has set the date for its annual gala at the Inn at Erlowest for 2015: The party will be on July 10th.

The theme is “Masquerade Ball Fit for our Queen” – we’re envisioning the style of Truman Capote’s 1966 Black and White Ball.

Reservations are being taken by phone at the LGA office: 518-668-3558. Remember, LGA members will get priority seat confirmation, so sign up for your membership at the same time!

Book early, as the event always fills up quickly.

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Please Vote and Help the LGA Win a Grant

March 21st, 2015 · No Comments

The Lake George Association has the chance to win a BoatUS Foundation grant that will allow them to develop more resources to keep Lake George clean, but they need your help and VOTE.

It is a popular vote contest, and they are now losing to a project at Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey!

Please vote for the LGA’s project at

Voting ends at 11:59 EST on March 24, 2015.

Vote up to once per day.

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LGLC Welcomes Christopher LaGuardia to Board

March 18th, 2015 · No Comments

Christopher LaGuardia has been named to the Board of Directors of the Lake George Land Conservancy.

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is pleased to welcome Kattskill Bay resident Christopher LaGuardia as the newest member of its Board of Directors.

Originally from Guilderland, NY, LaGuardia now resides in Sag Harbor, NY, where he is president of LaGuardia Design Landscape Architecture P.C. LaGuardia holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia’s School of Environmental Design and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

His connection to Lake George started in his childhood with frequent family camping and scouting trips. His parents purchased the annex to the Trout Pavilion Hotel in Kattskill Bay in 1979. In 2003, LaGuardia and his wife, Jane, purchased a home in Kattskill Bay with their two children, Charlotte and Elliot.

“The lake is a special place to me; it’s been my refuge and hideout during a busy professional career and provided my family with countless memories to last a lifetime,” said LaGuardia. “I now feel it’s time to give something back to the lake and so it is an honor and privilege to join the LGLC board of directors and I look forward to helping promote its goals and ideals.”

“We’re excited to have Chris on the board,” said LGLC Executive Director Jamie Brown. “In addition to benefiting from his professional expertise, we’re pleased to have more representation from the lake’s southern basin. I look forward working with him directly and getting him engaged in upcoming projects.”

LaGuardia Design Landscape Architecture’s work is focused on a sustainable approach to high-end land development and provides services related to the land planning, site planning, restoration of natural areas, and project management.

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West Brook Project Ready For Spring

March 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Runoff entering the Charles R. Wood environmental park on the south side of West Brook Road in Lake George.

You may have seen a story in The Post-Star newspaper this morning ( that construction of some of the infrastructure at the Charles R. Wood Park in the Village of Lake George has been slowed because of the cold winter weather.

The Charles R. Wood Park is being constructed on the former Gaslight Village property. It is the northern section of the West Brook property that was purchased by a consortium of non-profits (including the Lake George Association) and local governments in order to solve some long-term storm-water and pollution problems for Lake George.

While work has slowed on the north side, the state-of-the-art environmental park that was designed and constructed on the south side of West Brook Road is up and working, treating storm-water runoff from Route 9 and surrounding properties.

The park was built to treat millions of gallons of storm-water (by removing nutrients and sediment before the water gets to the Lake) and protect Lake George water. As the snow melts, it is ready to handle the runoff as winter melts into spring.

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New Regulations Ban Invasives

March 15th, 2015 · No Comments

New statewide regulations that went into effect on March 10 will ban the sale and transportation of a long list of invasive plants that have been wreaking havoc across New York for decades.

Read the DEC’s regulations with photos here.

Read a story in the LoHud Journal News.

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Washington County Launches New Website

March 13th, 2015 · No Comments

A screenshot of Washington County’s new website.

Washington County recently launched a new website. It includes much more functionality. While I haven’t explored the whole thing yet, take a look at:

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Maynard Rushia, R.I.P.

March 13th, 2015 · No Comments

I am sorry to report that Maynard Rushia passed away Thursday morning. He was the Town of Dresden’s Highway Superintendent for many years.

Services will be at Jillson’s Funeral Home in Whitehall on Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

No other information is available at this time.

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Happy Friday the 13th

March 13th, 2015 · No Comments

For those with Triskaidekaphobia it may be tough.

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February Dresden Town Board Meeting Minutes

March 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Here are the minutes from the February 2015 Dresden Town Board meeting.

The minutes for any given month are not approved until the next month’s meeting. So these are the minutes from February which were approved in March. The March minutes will not be approved until April and so on.

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