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News & Opinion About Huletts Landing, N.Y.

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Entries from September 2013

Email to the Editor

September 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

Thanks for posting the great picture of Hughy the “iceman,” sure brought back memories of following his truck and getting some (ice) shavings on a hot July day. I remember him and his big tongs bringing in a cube of ice to the “box” in our cottage (Happy Hour and then Villa Van). Hughy was [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing

Autumn is Here

September 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

Looking north towards Huletts, entering Mt. Bay. (Photo by Gurk Fennelly) Click image to see full-scale.

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Draft Lake George Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Regulations: Hearings & Comments

September 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

The Lake George Park Commission has draft regulations currently open for public comment regarding the protection of Lake George from the threat of aquatic invasive species. These draft regulations, and the draft Invasive Species Prevention Plan for Lake George, are available on the homepage of the LGPC website, at www.lgpc.state.ny.us. The Commission is holding two [...]

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Tags: Lake George

Interview with Helen Marie Sunkenberg: Town Justice Candidate

September 21st, 2013 · Comments Off

Mrs. Helen Marie Sunkenberg is a candidate for Dresden Town Justice. Many positions are being contested locally in the town-wide elections to be held in November. Today, I post my first candidate interview with Helen Marie Sunkenberg, the Democratic nominee for Dresden Town Justice. While voters play a critical role in deciding who should be [...]

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Tags: The Landing

Washington County GE Plant to Close

September 21st, 2013 · Comments Off

This week it was reported that the The General Electric plant on Route 4 in Fort Edward is slated for closure. GE announced its intent to move capacitor production to Clearwater, Fla. This is part of a larger national trend where businesses and people are flocking to low tax states. A new book, How Money [...]

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Tags: National News · NY State · Washington County

Email to the Editor

September 17th, 2013 · Comments Off

Thanks very much George for your post on Flight 93. I would like to cc you on my post 9-11-01 annual tribute to my high school (Holy Cross HS in Flushing, NY) Chaplain: God Bless Father Francis Grogan. I was very fortunate to have known Father Frank while he served as my Holy Cross High [...]

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Tags: Our Neighbors

Now For Some History: Unknown

September 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

I was rummaging around in the basement a few days ago and this item caught my eye. It was upside down with a bunch of boards on top of it. I took it outside, leaned it against a tree and took this picture of it. It appears to be the top of a school desk, [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing

Huletts Post Office on POSTPlan: Your Vote Counts

September 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

So you’ve heard that the Huletts Landing Post Office is officially on the POSTPlan. This is the plan that cuts hours at rural post offices. It has been proposed that the Huletts Post Office have it’s hours cut from 8 hrs per day to 4 hrs per day. You think that’s the end of the [...]

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Tags: The Landing

A Visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania

September 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

September 11, 2001 has been chronicled by many, but the Pennsylvania field where so many heroic people died on Flight 93, fighting against terrorism, is a place which now has national significance. One of my resolutions from this past year was to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, PA. On a trip to [...]

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Tags: International News · National News

Help the LGA Fight the Asian Clam

September 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Recently, I received this update and fundraising appeal to help eradicate Asian Clams from the Lake George Association. Please consider helping this worthy cause. From the Lake George Association’s appeal: Asian Clam Management in Lake George September 2013 Update Asian clams were found in lake George in late 2010, and control efforts were initiated immediately [...]

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Tags: Lake George · NY State

The Weekend After Labor Day

September 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

A sailboat in front of Narrow Island today. It was a cool, cloudy day today and definitely quieter.

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing

Comptroller Releases Whitehall School Audit

September 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Recently the New York State Comptrollers office released their audit report of the Whitehall School District. From the report: There are two schools in operation within the District, with approximately 725 students and 190 employees. The District’s budgeted appropriations for the 2012-13 fiscal year were approximately $13.2 million, which were funded primarily with State aid, [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Whitehall

News & Questionnaires

September 4th, 2013 · Comments Off

Things have definitely quieted down since Labor Day but in an effort to keep you informed though, I have been working on personalized questionnaires to all the candidates running for town-wide office in the November election. I get emails and comments all the time of those wanting more “news,” simply put though, there are periods [...]

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Tags: The Landing

As Summer Draws to an End

September 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

Looking South from Floating Battery #7 Many thanks to Gurk Fennelly for providing this great shot looking South from Floating Battery #7. Gurk, by the way, has over 50+ years of island camping experience! Makes you want to stay an extra day. (Click image to see full-scale.)

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment