Editor, Adirondack Journal
Wealthy towns get richer, poor towns, poorer
Like the inequitable distribution of wealth in our nation, the towns with expensive lakefront properties get more and more sales tax revenue each year to offset governmental expenses, while the towns with little or no such property get comparatively little sales tax revenue — despite the fact they may be generating the revenue by hosting flourishing businesses. The outcome? more and more of the tax load gets shifted to the working class and those with fixed incomes. The Supervisors of the land-rich towns balk at raising the subject, because they don't want to rock the boat.
The festival that celebrates hometown holiday traditions is occurring Saturday Dec. 7 and Sunday Dec. 8 in Warrensburg. New attractions include a Living Nativity, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday only, in front of Alexander Funeral Home on Main Street — asnd a Holiday Market in the Warrensburg Senior Center a block south of the historic town bandstand.
A courageous local boy stricken with a rare disease that causes episodes of horrific pain launches a Cut-A-Thon fundraiser — not to pay his medical bills, but to help other children with the puzzling ailment that confounds the medical community.
The coldest November in 30 years — plus plenty natural and man-made snow — have created excellent skiing conditions at Gore Mountain, and skiers are loving it!
A group of people dedicated to strengthening community ties and raising the standard of living for local people are holding an event that combines a sale of locally crafted goods aalong with spirited entertainment and a savory meal featuring an array of local prepared foods.
It was David versus Goliath: Warrensburg's Main St. shops versus Wal-Mart and the malls, and the results were a pleasant surprise for Warrensburg merchants!
Hundreds of area residents are expected to sample culinary delights from about 10 area restaurants in the annual Taste of the Tri-Lakes event set for the evening of Tuesday Dec. 3 streetside in downtown Chestertown. A popular tree-lighting event is to be held simultaneously, with caroling and activities for all ages.
The Lake George Arts Project has achieved remarkable success in presenting acclaimed jazz musicians in its annual Lake George Jazz Weekend — now the group is preparing plans to hold a festival of contemporary country & western music.
More Gore isn't just a marketing phrase this year — it's what skiers will be experiencing after 1`00 new snow guns are installed on the ski resort's Interconnect trails — which provide varied terrain and a route to reach the family-friendly, historic North Creek Ski Bowl. The new snowmaking capability will also allow more skiers to directly reach North Creek — with all its restaurants, boutiques, galleries and night life.
Thurman Emergency Medical Services quit sending out its ambulances as of last week, and Thurman Supervisor Evelyn Wood calls for the squad to pursue a merger with Warrensburg EMS, which continues to cover the emergencies in Thurman,