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News & Opinion About Huletts Landing, N.Y.

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Entries from February 2011

School Board Math

February 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

I went through the last 6 years worth of data that is publically available and put together this table which compares the student enrollment in the Whitehall School district to the number of staff positions. As you can see, enrollment has been falling (and is projected to continue to fall) while teacher and staff positions [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Whitehall

Some Winter Pictures

February 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

Things have been incredibly slow this week, so I thought I would post some winter pictures. (Which people always seem to enjoy.) My niece, Margot, wanted to have her picture taken in front of the sign! Click on the picture to see in full view.

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Tags: The Landing

School Admits Falling Enrollment – Plans Tax Increase

February 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Whitehall Times has an eye-opening article on the problems Whitehall has made for itself by the school board’s out of control tax and spend policies. Finally, the plummeting enrollment of the Whitehall school district can’t be hidden anymore. Readers of the Huletts Current have known about this for some time now. What is the [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Whitehall

Kobe Bryant is the ‘Black Mamba’

February 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

In celebration of tonight’s NBA All-Star game, Nike Basketball dropped the full-length short of the Kobe Bryant “The Black Mamba” film. Kobe Bryant is, ‘The Black Mamba’. Directed by Robert Rodriguez.

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Rachael Ray to Appear

February 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Lake George Alumni Association announces that Lake George graduate and TV celebrity, Rachael Ray, class of ’86 has agreed to join them once again at their benefit show. This will be her 9th appearance. She will share her talents, answers questions, signs books and allow the proceeds from the ticket and book sales to [...]

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Tags: Lake George · Our Neighbors

Bits of Everything

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Drones to Fly Over Adirondacks The Times Union details a plan by the NY State National Guard to practice with live drones over the Adirondacks. Leaders Rally for Americade Denton Publications reports on efforts to see that Americade remains in Lake George.

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Tags: Adirondacks · Lake George · The Landing

APA to Hold Hearing on Huletts Home Expansion

February 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

This is a public announcement from the Lake George Mirror. The notice says the hearing will be in Whitehall but it’s actually scheduled for the Dresden town hall.

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FHHL Speakers – 2011

February 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

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Bits of Everything

February 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Thinking Outside the Bowl Wins Outhouse Race With a headline like that, it must be the annual outhouses races on Lake George. See the NY Times. Missing Fort Ti Letter Gets Returned According to the Press Republican a piece of history returns to the Massachusetts state archives six decades after it disappeared. State Says Reserve [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · History · Lake George · NY State · Our Neighbors

Saturday Quote

February 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.” — Thomas [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Friday Afternoon Fun

February 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

Johnny McEntee, trick-shot UCONN quarterback.

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams Trailer

February 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

The trailer for Werner Herzog’s upcoming film about the 30,000-year-old cave paintings in Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc — in 3D. Fascinating!

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Tags: History · The Environment

Cell Phone Tower Permit Issued

February 7th, 2011 · Comments Off

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Tags: Lake George · The Landing

Super Bowl Ad Preview: The Force

February 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

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