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Entries from December 2013

Jack Rosen: R.I.P.

December 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

I am sorry to end the year having to pass along the news that Jack Rosen died this past week. Dr. Rosen has been a pillar of the Indian Bay community for many years and he will certainly be greatly missed. Our condolences and sympathy go out to the Rosen family for their loss. “May [...]

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Bits of Everything

December 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Magic Salt on Lake George Streets Denton publications spotlights the village of Lake George using a new substance instead of traditional rock salt on local roads. Lindsey Jacobellis: Olympic Profile of US Snowboard Hopeful for Sochi 2014 Bleacher Report profiles Vermont snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis, with a video of her agonizing 2006 Torino loss. Saturn and [...]

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Top News Story of Huletts: 2013

December 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Debris and muddy water as seen in Lake George on July 11, 2013. Since I’ve been writing here on the Huletts Current, I’ve gotten in the habit of recapping at the end of the year what I consider to be the top news story of Huletts Landing from the past year. For 2013, I’ve chosen [...]

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

December 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Feast of St. Nicholas (Around 1665) by Jan Havicksz Steen Rijksmuseum (Click image to see full-screen.) Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

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What are the Forces Behind Closing Post Office Buildings?

December 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

The local post office in many cases is the hub of rural communities and an important force in the explosion of e-commerce. What are the forces leading to their closure across the country? The biggest proponent of downsizing buildings and slashing service is senior USPS management itself. The POStPlan introduced already has reduced retail mail [...]

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Michael W. Smith & Jennifer Nettles – “Christmas Day”

December 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

Some music for the season.

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Now For Some History: World War I

December 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

This picture appears to show Washington County soldiers headed off to World War I. It was given to me by Don Hart. Don’s wife, Pamela, is the granddaughter of Ruth Foote. Ruth was the sister of Earle Foote of Huletts Landing. Taken if front of what was then the Whitehall Armory, the name; H. Sullivan [...]

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Saranac Lake Man Makes US Olympic Luge Team

December 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

Left to right: Chris Mazdzer (Silver), Felix Loch (Gold), Dominik Fischnaller (Bronze) after the December 6th World Cup men’s singles luge at Whistler, B.C. Mazdzer finished in second place. (Picture courtesy of International Luge Federation.) Chris Mazdzer, a luge sled racer from Saranac Lake, secured his place on the US team for the Winter Olympics [...]

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LGA Partners with the Town of Lake George to Address Stormwater Issues at Usher Park

December 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Lake George Association and the Town of Lake George have been working together to address stormwater runoff issues at Usher Park. The majority of the park is very steeply sloped down to the Lake, making stormwater a perennial issue at this location. While the Town has existing stormwater controls on the site, they are [...]

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Dresden 2014 Budget: 0.764% Increase in Taxes

December 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

At Monday’s December meeting of the Dresden town board, the 2014 town budget was finalized. The amount to be raised by taxes is only $4,470 more than 2013. This translates into an increase of 0.764% in taxes from 2013 to 2014. (Less than 1%.) The town board should be congratulated for keeping the town budget [...]

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Bald Eagle Sighting: Lake Champlain South Bay Bridge

December 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

Many thanks to Dave Richards who emailed me these pictures of a bald eagle taken from the Lake Champlain South Bay Bridge, on Sunday morning, December 8th, about 9:00 am. Dave luckily had his digital camera on hand. Looks like the eagle was feasting on a fish. While our local bald eagle population is improving, [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · Local Wildlife

Foster Brook Summer Flood Revisited: Where Did the Water Come From?

December 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

The area of the beaver pond (that is believed to have caused the 2013 Foster Brook flood) after the dam break (LGPC-DEC-State Police Photo). (Click picture to see larger view.) During the midst of the 2013 summer Foster Brook flood, the thought running through my mind was; “Where is all this water coming from?” There [...]

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Saturday Quote

December 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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Fourteen New Dry Wells Protect Lake George from Stormwater Runoff

December 4th, 2013 · Comments Off

This past fall the Lake George Association (LGA) partnered with the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD), the Towns of Bolton and Queensbury Highway Departments and the Warren County DPW on several very important stormwater retrofit projects that will provide great protection for Lake George for many years to come. Fourteen new dry [...]

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