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 2009 December

The Huletts Current

News & Opinion About Huletts Landing, N.Y.

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Entries from December 2009

What’s Your Take?

December 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

While the cold air is blowing down the lake right now, I thought I’d start dedicating some time this month to update the Huletts Current in a couple of different ways. If you can take the time to answer these questions to help me make this site better for you, I’d appreciate it. Today, I [...]

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Tags: Technical Updates

Bits of Everything

December 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

DEC Demands Lake George Village Make Sewage Upgrades The Adirondack Almanack has a good story about some improvements that will hopefully be made in Lake George Village. Small Town Vulnerable: USPS loses $3.8 billion for Year as Volume Falls The Washington Post reports on the problems at the U.S. Postal Service because of falling mail [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · Lake George · The Landing · Ticonderoga

Saturday Quote

December 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” Calvin Coolidge

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Friday Afternoon Fun

December 11th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Guinness “Slide” Commercial

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Tags: Casino Fun

One FOIL Request, Many Answers

December 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

This post is a follow-up to my post of December 8th, where I documented my Freedom of Information Act Request to the Lake George Park Commission as it applies to Executive Order 17. After I posted the Lake George Park Commission’s original reply to my FOIL request, I received a second unsolicited response today. To [...]

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Tags: Lake George

Our Webcams Have Doubled

December 9th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’m happy to announce that the Huletts Current has now added a second webcam courtesy of Dennis Hudson on Kitchell Bay. So thank you, Dennis for sharing your beautiful view of Lake George from Kitchel Bay. To see the new live view; click here. The folks on Kitchel Bay seem to be leading the Landing [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Landing

LG Park Commission Slow to Respond to Governor

December 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

December 1st was the deadline for all state agencies to comply with Governor Paterson’s Executive Order 17, which among other things, mandated: “On or before December 1, 2009, each state agency shall review its regulations and report to the Secretary to the Governor …… on any proposed changes to regulations which could reduce the impact [...]

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Tags: Lake George · NY State

George Washington Was Near

December 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

A sign dedicated to George Washington’s visit to Kingsbury stands in the park in the center of Hudson Falls.

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Tags: History

Bits of Everything

December 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

Local Athletes Try for Olympics North Country Public Radio has a good piece on those local Adirondack athletes trying to make the 2010 Winter Olympic team. See Where NY’s Rose Fits In I came across this neat website where all the state flowers come together to make a beautiful bouquet. Cool!

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Tags: Adirondacks · Casino Fun · NY State

Now for Some History: 1980

December 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

The dormitory that housed the hotel’s employees stood for approximately 40 years more than the hotel itself. Here it is seen in 1980.

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Tags: History

Beach Funding Intact

December 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

I spoke with Dresden Town Supervisor, Robert Banks, today about the passage of the Washington County budget and funding for the Washington County Beach was included in the 2010 budget. The operation of the Washington County beach, according to Mr. Banks, will be the same as it was in 2009 and there is even the [...]

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Tags: Washington County

Washington County 2010 Budget: 3.5% Tax Increase

December 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Washington County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2010 budget on Friday. While spending falls from $116.2 million in 2009 to $112.6 million in 2010, taxes will increase 3.5% because other revenues are down. The Post Star reports on Friday’s meeting.

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Bits of Everything

December 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Panel Urges Pay Cut, Furloughs for Washington County Supervisors Give them credit for trying to cut the budget. Members of the Washington County Finance and Personnel Committee proposed cutting supervisors’ pay by 6 percent in addition to taking the equivalent of two furlough days. Read about it in the Post Star. Unknown Filmmaker Gets $30m [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · NY State · Washington County

Email to the Editor

December 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

December 1, 2009 Sen. Betty Little Albany Office 506 Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247 Re: NYS Budget Dear Senator Little: The purpose of my letter is to voice my concerns regarding the financial situation facing our state and the failure of the legislative body to do anything to help solve these problems. From all [...]

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Tags: NY State