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Entries from February 2013

Cardinal Dolan on Voting for Next Pope

February 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Here’s a neat interactive graphic explaining how the conclave works.

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Tags: International News

Stec Joins Thousands, Stands Up For Second Amendment

February 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Assemblyman Dan Stec addressing a crowd of thousands at #NY2A, a rally in support of the Second Amendment. Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) joined scores of elected officials and an estimated crowd of several thousand sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters today at #NY2A, one of the largest rallies in New York State history. Stec, who recently [...]

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Tags: NY State

Wednesday Weather Update

February 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

Things have been incredibly slow lately, so here’s what’s happening with the weather today. There wasn’t much accumulation of snow last night and there’s been mostly rain and sleet today. It’s one of those nasty wet winter days, that hopefully signals that the weather is getting warmer.

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Tags: The Environment

Whitehall School District to See 3.8% Increase in Proposed State Budget

February 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Governor Coumo’s proposed 2013-2014 state budget calls for a 4.4% increase in state aid to school districts. However the proposed increase is not uniform for all districts. The Whitehall School District is presently slated to receive a 3.8% increase. The state aid figures are not final until the state legislature adopts the budget. Until that [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Whitehall

Saturday Quote

February 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

40-Year-Old Mattie: “People do not give it credence that a young girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood. But it did happen. I was just 14 years of age when a coward by the name of Tom Chaney shot my father down and robbed him of his [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun

Now For Some History: c 1890

February 21st, 2013 · Comments Off

A child poses across the cove from the Lakeside Inn circa 1890. Many thanks to Mark Stanton who passed along this picture from his collection. If anyone has any idea who the child is, Mark would like to hear from you. Click to see full-scale.

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Tags: History

As Cold as Ice

February 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

A picture of Lake George taken this past President’s Day weekend.

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Stec Launches Petition to Urge Repeal of NY Safe Act

February 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) launched a petition last Friday to urge a repeal of the NY SAFE Act, the controversial new gun-control legislation pushed through by Governor Cuomo last month. The petition can be located at http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Dan-Stec/story/50861/ or on the Assemblyman’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AssemblymanDanStec. In just four days, the petition has already received over [...]

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Tags: NY State

Bits of Everything

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Randy St. Claire Joins Met’s AAA Team as Pitching Coach Whitehall native, Randy St. Claire, recently was hired by the Met’s AAA farm team, says the MetsBlog. NY Giants Ending Albany Training Camp ESPN New York reports that the NY Giants will no longer be training in Albany. ‘Bridezilla’ Episode Filmed in Hague An episode [...]

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Tags: Casino Fun · NY State · Whitehall

Saturday Quote

February 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

“Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.” Sallust

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Tags: Our Neighbors

New Overnight Program for Boy Scouts at Fort Ticonderoga

February 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

Members of Troop 818 from Enfield, Connecticut, participate in the “Planting the Tree of Liberty” program at Fort Ticonderoga in the fall of 2012. This year a limited number of scouts can participate in a new overnight program at the Fort. Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce a new and immersive overnight program for Boy [...]

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Tags: Ticonderoga

Happy Valentines Day

February 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

Geoffrey Chaucer -1382 The first recorded association of Valentine’s Day with Romantic Love is in Parlement of Foules where Geoffrey Chaucer is believed to have invented the lore that birds choose their mates on Valentine’s Day… Chaucer wrote: “For this was on seynt Volantynys day, Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.” ["For [...]

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Tags: History

Blizzard Nemo Aftermath: Monday Afternoon

February 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

A picture taken about 2:00 pm Monday afternoon in front of the Casino. As you can see, Huletts was not particularly hard hit. Some more scenes of the day are below. Click on images to see full-scale.

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Tags: The Environment · The Landing

Now For Some History: 1899

February 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

A school tax receipt from 1899. In the documents Lane DeMuro recently passed on to me from David W. Phillips, there was a school tax receipt from 1899. This is a real shocker compared to today’s rates but the school tax bill was 64 cents (yes, cents) for the entire year. The signature on the [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing