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June 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack Life



Spring Feast

April 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

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Handbook of birds of eastern North America …

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Information Please

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

We found some old stuff in the back of a file cabinet.

Santa's Workshop

Frontier Town

High Falls Gorge

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Investigators Search Northway For Evidence In Murder Case

November 7th, 2006 · No Comments · Adirondack Life, News

My morning commute was somewhat notable. At least 4-5 agencies, numerous personnel were doing a search in the median and side of the highway. Looking for evidence. They are in the woods now behind the Welcome Center, wonder if they’ll find my geocache?

Investigators Search Northway For Evidence In Murder Case

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Adirondack Bat

November 1st, 2006 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

Adirondack Bat

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Transparency in Public Agencies

June 22nd, 2006 · No Comments · News

Government must fulfill its responsibility to keep the public informed 1/14/07

The City of Plattsburgh, through the assistance of William Provost, Ward 6 Councilor, will now be publishing the Minutes of the Meeting from each of the city council meetings on the City of Plattsburgh website. 6/23/06

Sure, an insane notion, especially in New York. If I wasn’t Chinese, I’d say bureaucracies were invented by government workers and politicians in New York. A recent “boil water” problem at the Beekmantown Rest Area prompted me to do a little digging as to how and why this was discovered. This was easy. A call to Dept of Transportation revealed that samples were indeed collected by their employees as mandated by the Clinton County Department of Health who then were responsible for responding to the results. I guess “boil water” issues have more public notification rules; I was quickly connected to the Environmental Health Sanitarian in charge of the case. I was provided with frank responses to my specific questions which satisfied my need for information. I was not required to file a Freedom of Information Law Request to get this information. I can’t leave well enough alone…

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Adirondack and Northern New York Wind Farms

April 6th, 2006 · No Comments · News

Wind TurbineSince the creation of the wind farms on the Tug Hill Plateau, interest in developing more wind turbines in the North Country has recently grown. Our local and national needs for renewable and clean energy, along with the economic benefit incentive has made this an attractive opportunity for consideration. The issue is not without controversy and the many interest groups are quite vocal and active. Treehugger posted an interesting analysis of bird mortality related to wind turbines. Rather than debunk the argument used by anti-turbine proponents, it helps place the data used in context.

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