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November Dresden Town Board Meeting Minutes

December 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Here are the minutes from the November 2014 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 November which were approved in December. The December minutes will not be approved until January and so on.

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California Veterans Get Gift with Local Significance

December 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Veterans in San Diego received a gift with local significance.

During this season of giving, I wanted to post this heartwarming story.

As everyone knows, Whitehall is the birthplace of the U.S. Navy. While Peter Ballantyne was in Whitehall this past summer, he picked up some tee-shirts commemorating this fact, to distribute to some veterans he works with at the Paralyzed Veterans of America, at his winter home in San Diego, California. These vets are in the spinal cord injury unit, and needless to say, appreciated Peter’s thoughtfulness.

So on the day after Navy beat Army in the traditional Army/Navy football game, I wanted to post these pictures and thank Peter for demonstrating what this season is really about.

The veterans also learned about the history of the U.S. Navy in Whitehall.

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Dreaming of a White Christmas?

December 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Well dream no more, it got very white in Huletts this past week. Here are some pictures of how the snow looked. (Click all images to see full-scale.)

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Saturday Quote

December 13th, 2014 · No Comments

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?

As I Was Going to St. Ives

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Dresden’s Christmas Party: December 20th

December 10th, 2014 · No Comments

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Pictures from the Huletts Christmas Party

December 9th, 2014 · No Comments

The Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Department as it looked on Saturday, December 6th.

Here are some photos of this past week’s Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Department’s Christmas party held at the firehouse. The event was well attended and the colorful lighting, decorations, and brilliant Christmas trees would be the envy of “Santa” himself. Those who were present were treated to a wide variety of hearty appetizers, beverages and deliciously prepared food; needless to say a great time was had by all.

The planning team did a marvelous job of preparing and transforming the firetruck bays into a spectacular holiday venue.

Conrad Peterson, Jay Vander Plaat, Alex Manuele, and Luke Smith.

Huletts Fire Chief Jay Vander Plaat, thanked the community for their generous support in responding to the Company’s annual appeal for donations.

Jay mentioned that the funding had been used to purchase additional vital fire and rescue equipment, thus improving the Company’s ability and effectiveness when responding to fire and medical emergencies throughout the year.

Another highlight of the evening was a surprise presentation by Fire Company President, Luke Smith, who presented gifts from a grateful community to our retiring Postmistress, Pam Stragnell. Pam was both surprised and deeply touched and shared her heartfelt sentiments of thanks to all. A warm round of applause followed, accompanied by many good wishes of health and happiness to Pam and her husband Sandy in their future planning.

Luke Smith presenting Pam Stragnell a gift.

Pam Stragnell ended her remarks by graciously asking residents to continue supporting both the Post Office and her replacement, who has yet to be announced.

Sandy and Pam Stragnell.

All in all, it was an outstanding evening of fun, camaraderie, and good cheer and many echoed the sentiments that each year the party gets better and better. Thank you Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Company, one and all, for your crucial and invaluable service to the community.

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Dresden’s December Meeting Agenda

December 5th, 2014 · No Comments

The agenda for the town of Dresden’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, December 8, 2014 has been posted on the town’s website.

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Huletts Christmas Party: December 6th

December 1st, 2014 · No Comments

On Saturday, December 6th at 5:00 pm the annual Christmas party will be held in the Huletts Landing firehouse.

This is a different party than the town-wide Christmas party described in the post below.

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Dresden Town-Wide Christmas Party

November 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Dresden’s town-wide Christmas Party will take place on December 20th at 1:00 pm, until whenever, in the Dresden town hall.

Gifts will be given to all children in attendance and refreshments will be available.

Last year there were over 90 adults and children in attendance.

Invitations should be mailed to all residences in the next few days.

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Bits of Everything

November 27th, 2014 · No Comments

The Story Behind The Attempt To Oust the LGPC’s Dave Wick

The Adirondack Almanack tells a story of political intrigue.

Ticonderoga Area Turns out to Support IP Pipeline

The Times of Ti reports on a proposed gas line under Lake Champlain.

Public Pocket Getting Picked

The Times Union reports on thefts from the public treasury by public employees.

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2014 · No Comments

As the wintry weather arrives, and we spend time with family and friends, let us be thankful for the many blessings bestowed on us.

“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything God has given us and God has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from God.”

Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude

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Update: Hobie Cat Sailboat FOUND

November 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

This 16 foot Hobie Cat sailboat (seen here in August) with mustard yellow pontoons, had been reported missing by its owner.

Update: 11/25/14 5:50 PM – I was informed that the sailboat has been recovered intact by the LGPC. I appreciate the information many emailed me. Thanks again for the information passed along.

It was last seen sometime in late September or early October. If you remember seeing it, either on the shoreline or in the water, please drop me an email or call me.

When you’re in Huletts in the off-season, please always notice any activity that seems out of the ordinary.

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Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Train Stopping Locally

November 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train will stop in Fort Edward and Ticonderoga on Saturday, November 29, 2014.

On Saturday, November 29th, Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train will stop in Fort Edward at 12:30 pm and Ticonderoga at 3:00 pm.

Tracey Brown and the Holiday Train band will perform at each stop.

To learn more about the Holiday Train go to:

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Washington County Supervisors Approve 2015 Budget

November 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

I heard from Dresden Town Supervisor, George Gang, that the 2015 county budget passed on Friday with a 2.85% increase in taxes for next year. This is under the allowable “tax cap.” I will have more details later this week.

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