The Huletts Current

News & Opinion About Huletts Landing, N.Y.

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Entries from November 2008

Washington County Budget Revisited

November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

The supervisors are trying to cut 50% of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. What’s the Cornell Cooperative Extension? The Post Star has a good piece about what it is here. Our opinion is very clear, if they can cut funding for the Washington County Beach, they must cut the Cornell Cooperative Extension also.

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Photographing Lake George

November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

This is a great piece on photographers in the Adirondacks. It highlights, Carl Heilman, while he shoots high quality panoramic views of Lake George.

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Tags: Lake George

Saturday Quote

November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” Benjamin Franklin

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Lots of Budget

November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

Some things to note in Saturday’s Post Star: A great editorial about school districts entitled: “Districts Must Cut Costs” Ominious cuts still coming from the State? Can more savings be found from cell phones? A database of what Washington County pays all its employees. If you pull the drop down arrow, you can see the [...]

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Tags: Washington County · Whitehall

Technical Updates

November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

We wanted to thank the many people who have emailed and made suggestions during our initial period. We wanted to give a technical update here. We are working on improving our front-page load time. For our techies out there, the pages being served are dynamically created and access the database every time a page loads. [...]

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School Districts Told To Expect Cuts

November 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

This ran in Tuesday’s Albany Times Union and is quite clear. School districts across the state will be getting less state money next year. This article in today’s Post Star notes that other school districts are already eliminating duplicate positions like dual principals. We will be examining this issue in the days ahead.

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Tags: Whitehall

Total Sewer Taxes Decrease

November 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

This is another good sign of fiscal responsibility by the members of our Dresden Town Board. The 2009 adopted budget for the Huletts Landing Sewer District # 1 shows a very slight increase in the amount to be raised by taxes of $400. Spending in 2008 was $42,000, spending for 2009 is budgeted at $42,400. [...]

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Tags: The Landing

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

We would like to take this moment to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for all you do to make Huletts Landing the special place it is. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oaWjGx9t6E

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Wobi Mandanondo, “The White Devil”, is Coming

November 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

When you think of the word, “frontiersman”, Robert Rogers (1731 -1795) was the living embodiment of the word. The Indian’s gave him the name Wobi Mandanondo, “The White Devil” because of his cunning in commanding the famous Rogers’ Rangers that fought for the British during the French and Indian War. Rogers’ Rangers were the only [...]

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Tags: History · Lake George

An Educated Taxpayer is the Best Citizen

November 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

Over the next few months one reoccurring topic the Huletts Current will examine, is how we as a community are regularly treated by both Washington County and the Whitehall School district. More importantly, we will discuss strategies were we can effectuate positive change. Today’s editorial in the Post Star is right on the mark, noting [...]

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Tags: Washington County

But Could He Make it Across Lake George?

November 24th, 2008 · Comments Off

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Tags: Casino Fun

Now for Some History – 1891

November 24th, 2008 · Comments Off

This drawing accompanied a piece which ran in Harpers Weekly magazine in 1891. Entitled, A Day on Lake George, it clearly shows Deers Leap and the area right across the lake from Huletts, in front of Sabbath Day Point. What is interesting to note is the clothing of the passengers. (Click on the image to [...]

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Tags: History

Post Star Bravo for Our Town Supervisor

November 24th, 2008 · Comments Off

The Post Star gave a bravo today to our Town Supervisor. “Bravos to the Washington County supervisors who gave up their mileage reimbursement to help trim the county budget. Many supervisors have to travel quite far to attend county meetings in Fort Edward And on Friday, they were ready to approve a $25,650 package. But [...]

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Tags: Washington County

Now for Some History – 1950′s

November 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off

You may not have known that there were a few radio advertisements made for the last Huletts Hotel during the 1950′s. We have unearthed one original radio spot which is currently being converted into digital format. We will release this historical ad; here on Christmas Day, December 25th, for you to listen to. We’ll give [...]

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Tags: History