Homeless shelter moving forward
Bravos to the Open Door Mission, Adirondack Health Institute and Glens Falls Foundation and their partners for continuing to move forward with the purchase and renovation of a new facility on Warren Street in Glens Falls. The new facility will house a homeless shelter and soup kitchen. While work is getting started on infrastructure, more money still needs to be raised to complete the project. But progress is being made.
Hyde, Wood combine forces
Bravos to The Hyde Collection and the Charles R. Wood Theater for making lemonade out of an awkward situation when the two groups realized their annual fundraisers were on the same evening in October. No one can be in two places at the same time, so the two groups decided to work together to promote each other’s events.
Vietnam exhibit honors Vietnam veterans
Bravos to Deena Lowe of the Cambridge Historical Society and volunteer Betty Shiland for creating an exhibit to honor military service of local veterans during the Vietnam War. They also put together a panel discussion back in June while trying to get local veterans involved.
Local people will deploy to Houston
Bravos to all those local individuals who showed up at the Cool Insuring Arena this past week to get training as part of an emergency deployment to Houston. Approximately 80 people took part in the training. We again find it remarkable that so many people are willing to give up their time in another part of the country.
More dredging is unrealistic
Boos to the state Department of Environmental Conservation for calling out the EPA to do more to rid the Hudson River of PCBs. While everyone wants a clean river, we can’t help but wonder why the DEC is choosing to make a stand so late in the process. The dredging has ended and the dewatering plant dismantled. It seems like pie in the sky to think anything more will come over protests about PCBs in the river.
Restaurants celebrate backstretch workers
Bravos to all the local restaurants for donating food to honor the backstretch workers at the Saratoga Race Course. The restaurants were expected to serve about 700 meals on Sunday with the horse racing meet ending Monday.
Officials shut down triathlon early
Bravos to the Lake George Triathlon officials for putting a halt to the event during some brutally frigid weather on Sunday. Steady rain and temperatures in the 50s led to more than two dozen riders suffering from hypothermia during the cycling portion of the event. Officials shut it down to protect the participants. It was the right thing to do.
Skidmore event is groundbreaking
Bravos to the Skidmore College students who worked on a public history project to tell the stories of former inmates at Mount McGregor prison. It is the type of ground-breaking work that we don’t often see that tells us the successes and failures of the criminal justice system in reforming inmates. An exhibit will be on display and several events will take place at the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs from Sept. 14 through Oct. 6. It is worth your attention.