Cultural observers have said providing Internet access over contemporary countryside is akin to the rural electrification program of the 1930s. In Thurman, "white space" broadband is envisioned by network engineers to provide the answer — but some local folks have been saying it won't work, and state money shouldn't be spent on it, while others say its vital for education of children, the local economy and jobs development. Dec. 30, an engineer proved that "white space" broadcast not only works, it's far faster and more capable than both DSL and satellite — and cable under many common conditions.
Vows he'll go to jail to prompt state to live up to legal mandates
A Warrensburg man's frustration over receiving a minor ticket in 1995 for driving to a campsite ended up in a landmark 2001 federal court settlement requiring the state to provide access to recreational woodland areas for citizens with disablities. Faced with another minor ticket, Galusha says the state hasn't followed through on the mandates, and he's willing to go to jail over the issue.
Gardeners & artisans sought
In regards to the Feb. 1 article in the Post-Star about Thurman EMS — It’s disheartening that so much unsubstantiated information could be printed as news, without the necessary fact-checking which should accompany such accusations.
Proponents of siting a casino in Lake George have talked about the jobs and economic expansion that would accompany the development and operation of a $1 billion gambling resort here. Opponents of the concept have warned of the negative consequences of a gambling casino on family life, area crime, traffic, social services and infrastructure. Citizen activist Joanne Gavin said this week studying the issue was a waste of money.
Thurman Maple Days isn't just about all things maple — it also features visits to the Peru Llama Farm, where children can enjoy an old-fashioned hay barn experience as well as an encounter with a llama or two.
Keith O’Connor, a veteran bowhunter who has taken 23 bucks over the past 33 years with a bow, harvested his first piebald deer on Oct. 10.
Persistent rain on Saturday Oct. 29 didn't deter bargain hunters from flocking to Warrensburg for the town's 33rd annual World's Largest Garage Sale -- one of Warren County's three most popular events.
AspecMaple sugaring, specialty farming, sawmill operations and the rural lifestyle were all explained and explored Oct. 6 and 7 during Thurman's Fall Farm Tour.
The Saratoga & North Creek Railway will welcome families aboard for a ride filled with tricks and treats on the Halloween Train to North Creek on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28.
Squad to host meeting to hear ideas, gain support
Although payroll is now non-existent, Thurman EMS is continuing to operate with volunteers — while the ambulance squad seeks to line up financial support to avoid closure.
For decades, a former Lake George Town Board member has been reaching out and helping others. This week, he was recognized for his deeds, as the town board presented him with the first annual Lake George Community Stewardship Award.
Visitors will get a taste of the traditional rural lifestyle this weekend as four Maple sugaring farms and other enterprises hold open houses and conduct tours and demonstrations.
Since the mid-1930s, Thurman residents have demonstrated their community spirit and charitable character through their involvement in the annual Jack Wax Party — a hometown fest that features maple syrup drizzled over shaved ice or snow.
Thurman's Monday night Concert in the Park series offers a wide range of musical idioms: from home-bred mountain music to Irish bands and folk music. The concerts continue through August each summer.
To Adirondack Journal: As a resident of Horicon, I believe some of the many accomplishments supervisor Ralph Bentley has made during his reign should be noted.
Mountain music set for concert
Governor Cuomo shows the same hatred and contempt that his father showed towards the Adirondacks, its people, its natural resources, and its environment.
Help sought for Christmas charity
In what is termed a landmark decision, the Lake George Park Commission approves a mandated boat inspection program that will prohibit boats with invasive species from being launched in Lake George.