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Entries from October 2013

2013 Ballot Proposals: Proposal # 6

October 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

The official ballot text for Proposal #6 reads as follows: Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can Serve The proposed amendment to the Constitution, amending sections 2 and 25 of article 6, would increase the maximum age until which certain state judges may serve as follows: (a) a Justice of the Supreme Court would [...]

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Tags: NY State

2013 Ballot Proposals: Proposal # 5

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ballot Proposal # 5 deals with an Adirondack issue. The official ballot text reads as follows: In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc. The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to convey forest preserve land located in the [...]

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Tags: NY State

Stec, Gov. Cuomo Honor Keene Valley Resident

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Assemblyman Dan Stec (left) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (right) honor Keene resident Ron Konowitz with a Hurricane Irene Recovery Award. Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I – Queensbury) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently honored Keene Valley resident Ron Konowitz with an Emergency Preparedness Award during the governor’s Conference on Emergency Preparedness. The award was given in recognition [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · NY State · Our Neighbors

Saturday Quote

October 26th, 2013 · Comments Off

Brooks’s law From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Brooks’s law is a principle in software development which says that “adding manpower to a late software project makes it later”. It was coined by Fred Brooks in his 1975 book The Mythical Man-Month. The corollary of Brooks’s Law is that there is an incremental person who, when [...]

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Tags: National News

French Heritage Society Supports Restoration Project at Fort Ticonderoga

October 26th, 2013 · Comments Off

The restoration work underway on several Fort Ticonderoga windows was made possible by a generous grant from the French Heritage Society. Fort Ticonderoga has received a grant from the French Heritage Society to underwrite restoration work on the Fort’s Soldiers’ Barracks. The grant was given to Fort Ticonderoga, originally named Fort Carillon in 1755, because [...]

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Tags: Ticonderoga

2013 Ballot Proposals: Proposal # 4

October 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ballot Proposal 4 hits very close to home. The official ballot text for Proposal # 4 reads as follows: Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to settle longstanding disputes between the State and private entities over ownership of [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · NY State

Interview with Robert Banks: Candidate for Town Supervisor

October 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

Today, I post a candidate interview with Bob Banks, Republican and Adirondack Fairness nominee for Dresden Town Supervisor. Every town candidate running for election in this November’s local election has now answered one of my questionnaires. Below are my questions and Mr. Bank’s responses. As the longest serving Dresden Town Supervisor, most voters know you [...]

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Tags: The Landing

2013 Ballot Proposals: Proposal # 3

October 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

This week, I’m going through all the ballot proposals to be decided on election day. The official ballot text for Proposal # 3 reads as follows: Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage Facilities The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 5 of the Constitution would extend for ten years, until January 1, 2024, the authority [...]

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Tags: NY State

2013 Ballot Proposals: Proposal # 2

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

The official ballot text for Proposal # 2 reads as follows: Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-Appointment The proposed amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the Constitution would entitle a veteran who has received civil service credit for a civil service appointment or promotion and subsequently is certified as [...]

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Tags: NY State · The Landing · Washington County

2013 Ballot Proposals: Proposal # 1

October 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

This year there are 6 ballot proposals on the general election ballot for voters to decide. I thought I would go through these one at a time this week. The official ballot text for Proposal # 1 reads as follows: Authorizing Casino Gaming “The proposed amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the Constitution [...]

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Tags: Lake George · NY State · The Landing · Washington County

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

October 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

Please know that the November 5th General Election is fast approaching. Here is how to obtain an absentee ballot if you are registered to vote in NY state. How to Vote by Absentee Ballot Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at the county board of elections. You may also download a PDF version of the [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Washington County

Happy Bicentennial: Warren County NY

October 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

Joseph Warren The Warren County Bicentennial Citizens Advisory Committee invites you to a: Bicentennial Banquet Celebrating the creation of Warren County October 26, 2013 at the Fort William Henry Hotel, Lake George Joseph Warren, Master of Ceremonies Guest Speakers – Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec Historical Characters and Song Closing Thoughts and Good [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Lake George

Columbus Day Weekend Ends with a Scoop

October 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

At the end of the Halloween parade, children received free ice cream cones. Columbus Day weekend is now officially past us, so this means another “off-season” waiting for all the fun to start again. In case you missed it, the children’s Halloween parade started at the post office and ended at the Casino, where the [...]

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Interview with Pat Greenough: Candidate for Town Board

October 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

Today, I post a candidate interview with Pat Greenough, Republican nominee for Dresden Town Board. I have sent candidate questionnaires to all those running in this year’s town elections and will post their responses as received. Below are my questions and Mr. Greenough’s responses. Could you please tell us about yourself and why you are [...]

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Tags: The Landing