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Come Sail Away

April 9th, 2015 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

Adirondack Tall-ship

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New York State Police investigate fatal rafting accident

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Guide was intoxicated

New York State PoliceOn September 27, 2012, at approximately 12:00 p.m., New York State Police from Indian Lake and Ray Brook responded to Chain Lakes Road in the town of Indian Lake for a report of a missing rafter. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation personnel, as well as members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Indian Lake rescue squad, and Indian Lake Fire Department also responded to assist in the investigation.

Investigation revealed that Rory F. Fay, age 37, of North Creek, New York, was operating a raft on the Indian River as a New York State licensed guide, employed by the Hudson River Rafting Company. Fay had two passengers in the raft with him who were identified as Richard J. Clar, age 53, and Tamara F. Blake, age 53, both of Colombus, Ohio. At approximately 10:20 a.m., and while on the Indian River, Fay and Blake were ejected from the raft in whitewater conditions. Clar was able to stay within the raft and eventually steer it to the shoreline. Fay was able to swim to the shoreline. Clar and Fay walked to Chain Lakes Road where they were able to obtain assistance. Blake was unable to be located and authorities were notified.

New York State Police Aviation was utilized to search the river and Blake’s body was discovered approximately five miles down stream in the Hudson River. Essex County Coroner Walter Marvin Jr. authorized transport of Blake’s body by State Police and NYS DEC personnel to Chain Lakes Road. Marvin transported the body to the Adirondack Medical Center Morgue in Saranac Lake, New York, for an autopsy scheduled to be conducted on September 28, 2012.

State Police determined that Rory Fay was intoxicated while transporting Clar and Blake on the rafting trip. State Police consulted with Hamilton County District Attorney Marsha Purdue and Fay was arrested for Criminally Negligent Homicide regarding the death of Blake. Fay was subsequently arraigned before Indian Lake Town Justice Judy Durken and remanded to the Hamilton County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail or $100,000 bond.

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Trees, Walls, and Ruins

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

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Adirondack Scenes

December 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments · News

Found some old postcards from the Council of the Arts for Clinton County. Pretty neat and more after the jump.

"Mirror Lake Reflections" by John Gallucci of Queensbury, New York

"Mirror Lake Reflections" by John Gallucci of Queensbury, New York

John Gallucci was the LARAC April 2007 Artist of the Month

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161,000 Acres

June 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment · News

Pretty stunning scenery and a convincing argument.

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Essential Air Service is Bad

December 26th, 2007 · 4 Comments · News

I am not an airline industry expert, but I am an air traveler and a taxpayer. I ran across this article many months ago when I started following the developments surrounding the airport here in Plattsburgh. While I believe there is potential here, I firmly also hold to the idea that trying to remediate our terrible New York business environment through taxpayer-funded subsidies will never work. In a recent interview with our de-facto Clinton County economic development head, ANN’s Paul Plack gets the official story about how we went from SAC base with nuclear bombers to Plattsburgh International Airport with flights to Florida:

Special Feature: Gary Douglas, Plattsburgh International Airport
(I had to use IE to get this page to work, Gads…)

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This is your Co-pilot speaking…

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

Please fasten your seatbelts and prepare for turbulence. The Captain has left the aircraft and I’m now holding the wheel. There is no communication from the tower…

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