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Entries from January 2014

DEC Finalizes Plans to Relocate and Upgrade Lake George Beach Boat Launch

January 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

The final design plans to relocate and upgrade the Lake George Beach Boat Launch are completed New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today. “DEC is committed to increasing recreational access to the state’s natural treasures for both New Yorkers and visitors to the state. The design and operation [...]

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Tags: Lake George · NY State

Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial: “Puppy Love”

January 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

It’s Budweiser and it’s the Super Bowl, which means there must be a new commercial. Watch Budweiser’s Super Bowl XLVIII commercial following the special friendship between the Clydesdales and a puppy. #BestBuds budweiser.com Music: Let Her Go by Passenger (c) 2012

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Lake George Park Commission Unanimously Approves Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations

January 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

By a unanimous vote of the Lake George Park Commission on Tuesday, new Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations were approved and will go into effect on May 15th. Inspectors will be hired to inspect boats being launched into Lake George and if any aquatic invasive species are found, the boat and trailer in question will be [...]

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Tags: Lake George · NY State

Lake George Park Commission Meeting: Tuesday January 28th

January 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

This month’s meeting of the Lake George Park Commission is looking like an important one, with a vote on the Proposed Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations. Here is a copy of the agenda.

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment

Remembering the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics

January 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

The moment the U.S. Mens Hockey team defeated Finland for the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. (Photo courtesy of Russ Considine. Click image to see full-scale.) Whenever the winter Olympics come into view, I always remember the excitement of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Although, like most, I [...]

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Tags: History · International News · National News

Where Did Clemons Get Its Name?

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

An advertising flyer apparently made from an ink blotter for the George L. Clemons Store. Well thanks to Lane DeMuro, and this very rare piece of local memorabilia, we now know. This looks to be an advertising ink blotter, as the back has script writing in a mirror image, as it would be if it [...]

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Tags: History · Washington County

Official Song of Team USA 2014: “Everything Will Change” by Gavin DeGraw

January 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Multi-platinum selling musician, singer-songwriter and current Grammy Awards nominee Gavin DeGraw closely collaborated with the United States Olympic Committee on his song Everything Will Change, which appears on his most recent album Make a Move, which debuted today. The collaboration includes a music video set to DeGraw’s song, featuring competition and training footage of more [...]

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Tags: International News · National News

Governor Cuomo Presents 2014-15 Budget

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Today, the Governor presented his 2014-15 Executive Budget. Among the highlights, of this year’s budget from the Governor’s Press Release: Holds spending increases below 2 percent for the fourth consecutive year – fiscal discipline that has resulted in a projected $2.2 billion surplus by 2016-17. Cuts taxes for New York’s families and businesses by more [...]

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Tags: NY State

Rare Historical Find: Frederic F. Durand Cottage Addition Blueprints

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Lane DeMuro recently unearthed a document: “Specifications for Addition to Cottage of Frederic F. Durand at Lake George N.Y.” Many thanks to Lane DeMuro who found this document in his David Philips collection. He believes David Phillips was the contractor for Frederic Durand. He is unsure which cottage was Mr. Durands’ but believes it was [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing

Winter Pictures

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Mackenzie (left) and Riley (right) Stoutenburg enjoy Saturday’s beautiful weather. Monday brought more snow. Photos courtesy of Gavin Stoutenburg. Click on both images to see full-scale.

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Tags: Lake George · The Environment · The Landing

Assemblyman Stec Launches ‘Stec Speaks’

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

In an effort to keep North Country residents aware of the happenings in Albany, Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) launched his first installment of ‘Stec Speaks,’ a weekly video update of his actions during the Legislative Session. The videos will be posted to his Facebook page (Facebook.com/AssemblymanDanStec), as well as on YouTube. Among the topics addressed [...]

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Tags: NY State

Interview with Annelies Cook, U.S. Biathlon Team

January 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Annelies Cook will compete in the Olympic biathlon in Sochi. I recently had the chance to interview Annelies Cook, a biathlete from Saranac Lake, while she was in Italy preparing for the Olympics. The Olympic biathlon is a marriage of cross-country skiing and shooting. It became part of the Winter Olympics for women in 1992. [...]

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Tags: Adirondacks · International News · National News · Our Neighbors

Email to the Editor

January 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Hello, My name is Svenja Wichmann and I am researching an art project that aims to explore and establish interrelationships between several places named Dresden in the United States and the City of Dresden in Saxony, Germany. I am a postgraduate student in Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden (Germany) and gained [...]

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Tags: International News

Saturday Quote

January 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

HAMLET Do you see yonder cloud that’s almost in shape of a camel? POLONIUS By th’ mass, and ’tis like a camel indeed. HAMLET Methinks it is like a weasel. POLONIUS It is backed like a weasel. HAMLET Or like a whale. POLONIUS Very like a whale. Hamlet Act 3, Scene 2

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