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Entries from May 2011

Opinion: Extravagant Projects Doom Whitehall

May 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

Another Whitehall store sits empty while municipal officials spend extravagantly on unnecessary projects. At a time when Whitehall is literally flooded, no new businesses are coming into the area, and school enrollment is dropping faster that Newton’s apple, what does the school board in its “wisdom” decide to do? If you guessed, approve a special [...]

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Memorial Day: 2011

May 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Please pray for all those who have given their all to protect and defend our nation AND all those currently serving to keep us free. The Post Star had a moving piece about the Aiken family of Huletts Landing and the sacrifices they have endured. If you read one thing today, this should be it.

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Saturday Quote

May 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. W.B. Yeats

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LGA Seeks Volunteers for Salmon Stocking

May 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Lake George Association is seeking volunteers with boats to aid in the annual stocking of landlocked salmon on Lake George. Stocking will take place on Monday, June 6 at the Green Island Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) dock at 10 am, and on Tuesday, June 7 at the Hague public dock at 10 am. [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Casino to Open & New Website

May 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

I’m pleased to announce that the Casino will be open this Memorial Day weekend and that the Casino will have its own website this summer: www.HulettsCasino.com This way the menus, events and “goings on” in the Casino, every weekend this summer, will be just one mouse click away! Cheers.

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Tags: The Landing

Dresden Fire Company Appeal & Barbecue

May 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Recently, I received this letter from Alan Bascue, Fire Chief of the Dresden Volunteer Fire Company. The Dresden Fire Company routinely assists the Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Company and vice-versa. The letter covers numerous topics, including their chicken barbecue and the biggest problem they face at this time. One of my goals for the Huletts [...]

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Bits of Everything

May 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Rain Cause Mudslide Into Lake George The Post Star gives some details about a Hague mudslide. Big Changes at Fort Ti The Press Republican tells of some big changes this year at Fort Ticonderoga. Water Funding Drying Up The Adirondack Almanack reports on a little known Lake George program in need of funding. Gaslight Village [...]

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

School District Vote Results

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

The school district election was on Tuesday. Current incumbents George Armstrong and Virginia Rivette ran unopposed for reelection. Mr. Armstrong received 209 votes and Ms. Rivette received 192 votes. While I provided both candidates with questionnaires, I never received Ms. Rivette’s questionnaire back. The budget passed with 175 votes “for” and 58 “opposed”. I congratulate [...]

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Vote Now: For Lake George

May 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

I received this today and thought people would enjoy it. The Lake George Association has applied for a grant from the Boat US Foundation. They award grants based on a voting system. The voting opened about a week ago and goes for a few more weeks. The more votes Lake George gets, the better the [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

School District Election

May 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Whitehall School District will have an election Tuesday, May 17th between 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m. in the LGI room of the Junior/Senior High School on Buckley Road: 1.) To adopt next years budget. 2.) To elect two (2) members of the school board. I have posted here the yearly budget comparison mailed out [...]

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Governor’s Tax Cap Message

May 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

When there’s news like this, something needs to be done. Watch live streaming video from newyorkstateofficeofthegovernor at livestream.com

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Tags: NY State

Lake Steward Program to Expand

May 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

LGA Lake Steward Monika LaPlante holds samples of three invasive species Eurasian watermilfoil, curly-leaf pondweed and zebra mussels. These were pulled off a boat at Norowal Marina during her first day on the job for 2010. The 2011 Lake Steward Program on Lake George will significantly expand over last year’s level, thanks to new funding [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Bits of Everything

May 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

They’re Back. After a Year in Limbo, Stream Rules Reimerge The Times Union reports that the widely opposed Lake George stream regulations are being considered again. Jimmer Poster Released KSL reports on Jimmer’s preparation for the business world. Buy his new poster here. Can Cuomo Deliver Property Tax Cap? The NY Post thinks the Governor [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · Lake George · NY State · The Environment

Interview with School Board Candidate, George Armstrong

May 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

This year there are two vacancies on the Board of Education and two candidates running for these seats. The Huletts Current submitted the following questions to each candidate running for the school board. I explained to each candidate that I would run their answers as they submitted them on the Huletts Current. The questions are [...]

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