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Entries from November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

November 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

As we gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving, know that I give thanks for all the good you do in our community. Happy Thanksgiving.

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Bob Schneider – “Batman”

November 26th, 2013 · Comments Off

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Washington County Supervisors Narrowly Approve Budget with 2.58 Increase

November 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

On November 15th, the Washington County Board of Supervisors narrowly adopted the 2014 budget. The vote was extremely close with 9 Supervisors with a weighted vote of 2,195 voting “Yes,” and 8 Supervisors with a weighted vote of 2,065 voting “No.” Supervisor Banks of Dresden voted “Yes”. The budget will raise the tax levy by [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Washington County

Final Dresden Election Results: Official

November 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

Official Final Dresden Election Results Below are the final vote totals for all local offices including votes from absentee ballots. Town Supervisor     Votes George Gang*     140 Robert Banks     122 Stiling Knight (Write-in)     1     Town Board (2 winners) Donald “Pat” Greenough*     175 Ed Raymond* [...]

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Now For Some History: Unknown

November 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

The above picture is a Stoddard but when looking at these old pictures I always try to envision what the spot it was taken from looks like today. Does this picture show the intersection of Routes 6A & 6B by the old firehouse or was it taken a little closer to the present day Post [...]

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Tags: History

Fort Ticonderoga presents Fourth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” Weekend Seminar

November 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

Participants during a previous “Material Matters” program examine original examples of 18th-century clothing. Fort Ticonderoga hosts the Fourth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” Seminar on January 25 & 26, 2014.. Registration is now open for this weekend seminar. Fort Ticonderoga will present its Fourth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” Seminar the [...]

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Email to the Editor

November 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

This Is Why I Ran for Dresden Town Justice “Do the good deed that needs to be done.” I think about that “good deed” every time I drive by Comstock and Washington County Prisons in Granville, NY. Especially at night, the prison’s low eerie light seems to illuminate the devastation of the lives within those [...]

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Tags: The Environment · Washington County

Rensselaer Alumni Magazine: Spotlights Lake George

November 17th, 2013 · Comments Off

Many thanks to Kathleen and Marguerite Frederick for making me aware of this piece in the Fall 2013 Rensselaer Alumni Magazine entitled “Creating the World’s Smartest Lake.” To see the video and read the introduction – See pages 2 & 3. To read the article – See page 8.

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Video: Local Man Appears on “The Price is Right”

November 17th, 2013 · Comments Off

This past Wednesday, November 13th, Robert (Bob) Schoonmaker from North Granville appeared on an episode of the popular game show, The Price is Right. Mr. Schoonmaker is the owner of Schoony’s Country Market. To see the full episode – Mr. Schoonmaker starts at the beginning – click here for the entire episode.

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Absentee Votes Counted: Supervisor Race Decided

November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

This morning, Dresden absentee ballots were counted at the Washington County Board of Elections. Unofficially, George Gang has been elected to a two year term. The final vote total after all absentee votes were counted was: Town Supervisor     Votes George Gang     140 Robert Banks     116     More on [...]

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Tags: The Landing · Washington County

Apples Along the Road

November 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

Apples, some eaten, lie on the road behind the Post Office.

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Bits of Everything

November 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Lake George Land Conservancy Requests Your Assistance Read the LGLC’s most recent fundraising appeal documenting how close they are to finishing their capital campaign to pay for the Last Great Shoreline. (2 pages) Huletts Post Office Fall Newsletter Learn about the new lines painted in front of the Huletts Post Office (and much more). [...]

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing · Washington County

Five Years Old

November 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

Well, here it is November 9, 2013 which is the day I celebrate the “birthday” of the Huletts Current. It has been exactly five years since my first post in 2008. The news ebbs and flows but I’ve been happy to share the “goings on” around town with you for the last five years. So [...]

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Tags: History · Our Neighbors · The Landing

Saturday Quote

November 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ben Wade: You ever read the bible, Dan? I read it one time. I was eight years old. My daddy just got hisself killed over a shot of whiskey and my mama said “we’re going back East to start over”. So she gave me a bible, sat me down in the train station, told me [...]

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