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Entries from September 2009

Foster Brook Dredging Update

September 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

Just wanted to give everyone an update on the dredging. The dredging is going very well to this point. The contractor is making great progress. The photos shows the road built out to the delta with the excavator creating piles that are then hauled out by a pay loader. A 2nd curtain has been installed [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing

Acorn, A Pimp and a Camcorder

September 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve stayed away from the whole ACORN story because it’s national news, but this Jon Stewart clip is just too funny. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

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Tags: Casino Fun

Interview with Town Board Candidate Joanne Farley

September 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Today, I present my questions to town board candidate, Joanne Farley, and her responses. She is running for one of the two seats up for election on the town board this year. Could you please tell us about yourself and why you are running for the town board? I have been a Dresden resident all [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors · The Landing

Sign Time

September 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

Seen on Narrow Island

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Bits of Everything

September 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

A Bad Harvest? The Post Star recently had an article about Dresden Town Board member, John Barber, and his apple orchard. It discusses the problems he has had with bad weather this year. (John’s seat on the Town Board is not up for election this year.) Coast Guard Proposes New Rules for Ballast Water The [...]

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Tags: Local Wildlife · Our Neighbors · The Environment

The Power of Water

September 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

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Tags: Casino Fun

Rattlesnake with a Red Tail

September 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

This was recently forwarded to me. It’s a rattlesnake with its tail tagged and painted red by the DEC. It was spotted near the dock for sites 3 & 4 on “Floating Battery” island, which is part of the Mother Bunch Group. The DEC spotted it, and went to warn the campers. Unfortunately, the two [...]

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Tags: Local Wildlife · The Environment

Candidate Interviews: Coming this Month

September 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

This week, I will begin my interviews with candidates running for town wide office in November 2009. Four candidates are running for two seats on the Dresden Town Board up for election this year. I sent different questions to all of the Town Board candidates and I told them I would post them in the [...]

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Tags: The Landing

Bits of Everything

September 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

Post Star Editorial on Making the APA Pay Sound familiar? “The agency’s staffers can read. They knew they were twisting the law beyond any legitimate shape, but they pushed ahead anyway, in bad faith.” It’s not just happening in Huletts. The APA is taking unjustified positions in other areas also. For this they’ll most likely [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · NY State · Our Neighbors · The Environment · The Landing

Post Star Reports on Foster Brook

September 11th, 2009 · Comments Off

You can read the Post Star’s article on Foster Brook here. Here’s the bottom line. The APA’s involvement: nearly prevented the project from happening. added approximately $5,000 or more to the cost. results in 100 to 150 dump truck trips of 20 miles each, instead of 1/2 mile each. cost everyone time, energy and aggravation. [...]

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Tags: Lake George · NY State · The Environment · The Landing

Enviros Can’t Take Truth: Try to Change What Happened

September 11th, 2009 · Comments Off

I just got off the phone with the Post Star reporter who will be doing a story over the weekend about the whole Foster Brook saga. The reporter told me that the APA spokesman who they interviewed made the assertion that the APA went out of their way to accommodate us. As the landowner of [...]

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Tags: Lake George · NY State · The Environment · The Landing

Somedays You Just Need a Drink (of Soda)

September 11th, 2009 · Comments Off

This is a happy video with John Nese, a retailer of small and unusual soda brands. He is the proprietor of Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in LA. His father ran it as a grocery store, but when it came time for John to take charge, he decided to convert it into the ultimate soda-lover’s destination. [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Enviro Smackdown: Foster Brook on Again

September 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

I am happy to report that I just spoke to the Lake George Association and the Foster Brook project is on again. The Town of Dresden will be accepting the dredged materials and while this will add additional cost to the project, the project will be starting within days. No one sees any need for [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing

Foster Brook Halted Again – APA Stops Project

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Do You See Waste or Gravel? Sadly, I have to report that the Adirondack Park Agency has thwarted the removal of the clogged mouth of Foster Brook. The Adirondack Park Agency is sticking to an interpretation that is in conflict with the Department of Environmental Conservation and common sense. While the DEC has issued the [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing