Ausable vs. AuSable | Keeseville Column

I got a quick reaction to last week’s bit on the spelling of “Ausable” from my editor here, Keith Lobdell, who as the editor for a local paper should know town spellings. I’ve also paid attention as I’ve been traveling about the area this week. First thing I found was that it is amazing how many signs are spelled all in capital letters. Some help that is. As Keith pointed out most places spell it as one word with only the “A” capitalized. Au Sable Forks is the only place using two words and AuSable Central School System seems to be the one place that uses the capital “S” in the middle besides me up to now. Interesting enough, or at least I think so, my spell check thinks two words is correct while the one word variations are misspelled, not that I ever hold a lot of faith in word document spell checkers. Again, once the Anderson Falls Heritage Society opens up in the Spring I will check with them on this “mystery.”

Recently we had the passing of a couple of World War II veterans. That is one of the reasons the North Country Honor Flight is so active in getting the veterans to the memorial while they can. Another thing that I would like to point out is what a wonderful job the Honor Flight does in sending off our deceased veterans with full military honors with the respect and dignity that they deserve. Well done Honor Flight; I’m glad we have you in our area.

In this month’s water bill was a notice that garbage pick-up will end in September for village residents due to the forth coming dissolution. Being in the Ausable side of the community I have always had to secure my own garbage service. Since I moved here I have been fortunate to have Bob’s Trucking from right here in Keeseville over on Clinton Street. They have always done a great job and are incredibly kind and considerate.

Have a great week.

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