Keeseville Column

The big vote concerning the potential to dissolve Keeseville is coming up quickly. A lot of opinions are flying so the best thing to do is read the abstract and reports available online at keeseville.ning.com, at and at the Village Office and make an informed decision for yourselves. Voting will be Jan. 22, so make sure to come out to vote as either way this will have many ramifications, including serious financial ones, on our community both short time and long term. Everyone must decide for him or herself as to what is thought best.

I received an email from the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Society located over on the AuSable Chasm grounds. This year marks the 150 anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Society’s Facebook page has wonderful information regarding this. Also the Society is calling attention to the PBS program “The Abolitionists” airing Jan. 8, 15 and 22. More information is available at the PBS website.

On the subject of the Chasm, the main falls are gorgeous right now with all the ice coating the slopes, definitely worth a trip to see. As you get closer to the lake be on the look out for the return of the bald eagles which generally come out of the mountains around now to nest in the Preserve and perch on tree tops on the edge of the lake looking for duck dinners.

Now that we have some heavy snow on the ground it is important to make sure the sidewalks are clear and the mail boxes are available as well as enough curb space for pedestrians. Be careful driving as our community has many walkers who can easily slip on a patch of ice and fall out into the street. Be careful also when parking on the street side as that can make it difficult for pedestrians to get around without going into traffic.

Stay safe and well everyone and have a great week.

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