BP - The Beast is Dead!

BP - The Beast is Dead!

Can you believe it?

A small band of over –the-hill misfits beat the fourth largest corporation in the world and saved their town. Congratulations to all my readers and all those people who have supported and commented on issues related to wind development and wind corruption. February 26 will long be remembered as the date in our history where the redcoats were sent packing the third time in 250 years!

Thank you all!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thousand Island Park Fire ~ Wellesley Island ~The Morning After

WELLESLEY ISLAND — A large fire and explosion destroyed a prominent building on the island late Wednesday into Thursday morning.
The blaze destroyed the Guzzle building, near the intersection of St. Lawrence Avenue and Rainbow Street East, which housed multiple businesses along with the Thousand Island Park Fire Station for the Wellesley Island Fire Department, according to a witness at the scene. Continue...

 View from behind TI Park fire department

 TI Park Mercantile Art & Toy store

The picture above was hanging on the wall in the mercantile, it survived the fire .
 It is an artists rendering of Rainbow Street East
as it looked before it was devastated by fire

 TI Park Post office

 Interior view of TI Park Post office

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Don Metzger: a life on the water

“They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters…”
— Psalm 107:23
There are some professions in which the living is physically written on the body, like the dirt under the fingernails of a farmer or the dust on a construction worker’s back.
 Don Metzger Wind Warrior
Don Metzger, a St. Lawrence Seaway pilot, is 69 years old. He has worked in the maritime industry for 51 years. Next year, when he turns 70, he will have to retire. Continue...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

After slow start, home sales recovering in Jefferson County

Following a sharp first-quarter decline, home sales in Jefferson County recovered during the second quarter.
Compared with a year ago, second-quarter home sales in Jefferson County edged up by 2 percent, or four units, from 204 to 208, according to the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors. Those figures are much improved from the first quarter, when sales dropped by 27 percent, or 35 units, from 165 to 130 compared with the previous year. Continue...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Plan 2014 must be enacted

Our communities, economy and the environment experienced a significant win last month.
After five hard-fought years and a $20 million study that engaged nearly 200 stakeholder representatives and thousands of citizens, the International Joint Commission took unanimous, historic action to protect the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario and the North Country. It sent a new water regulation plan, now called Plan 2014, to the U.S. and Canadian federal governments for approval. Continue...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Just plain Bull ~ or a Bull Shark

Update:4:00PM 7/16/2014
Shark sighting at the mouth of the St. Lawrence river?

There are reports that a Bull shark has been sighted off the shores of Wolfe Island Canada, where lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence river meet .

Check out the video below and the story at this link

It remains to be seen if  this is really a Bull Shark or just a species of Sucker.

As it turns out this was a whopper of a fish story 

Check out the video below and the story at this link


Friday, July 4, 2014

1000 Islands River Quest

1000 Islands River Quest.

We can all appreciate this much more now that we are no longer facing the threat of industrial turbines.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Your opinion counts! Help the Thousand Islands be all it can be!

Thousand Islands Regional Assessment Project: Developing Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance

 The Division of Coastal Resources seeks to “achieve a balance between economic development and preservation that will permit the beneficial use of coastal resources while preventing the loss of living marine resources and wildlife, diminution of open space areas or public access to the waterfront, shoreline erosion, impairment of scenic beauty, or permanent damage to ecological systems.”

Help the Thousand Islands Scenic Assessment Project find out where the best scenery is in the 1000 Islands by taking the following short survey of images from around the region. The survey doesn’t take a lot of time and allows you to quickly rate pictures of the wide range of scenery that makes our area special and helps drive our economy.
Hundreds of people will rate the scenery, giving us a better idea of what people in our region think is scenic. Our consultants will take this information and include it in the system they use to determine which areas should be awarded the distinction of being designated “Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance’ – the highest ranking for scenic coastal landscapes in the entire state. The highest ranked landscapes will be eligible for state assistance for tourism promotion, economic development and protection of scenic resources through the involvement in the planning and design of large scale development projects.
Your answers to this survey are important! They will become part of the record that will describe the scenic features of our region. This is your chance to be part of the project!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

As delays snag Keystone XL, momentum builds for pipeline to Canada’s east coast

WATERTOWN - As the U.S. delays reviewing the Keystone XL proposal, experts say momentum has swelled for a plan to build a pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to Canada’s East Coast — crossing numerous waterways, including the St. Lawrence River. Continue...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Canton Lawyer's Baseball Card Collection Is Family Passion

When he's not practicing law, you can probably find Canton attorney Charlie Nash involved with his second passion - collecting baseball cards.

"I have no clue what the dollar value is. It was never gone into for that purpose," he said.

His collection contains thousands of individual player cards.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cape Vincent’s Abusive, Degenerate Stalker

Since I left Cape Vincent a small-minded, anonymous loser has been harassing me with scurrilous,personal attacks in the form of comments on my blog posts. 

The comments have been filthy,abusive and degenerative to me,as well as women in general. 

I have consulted a forensic psychologist who indicated that the commenter is an abusive, degenerate stalker displaying delusional thought patterns and behaviors.

Unable to develop normal personal relationships through conventional and socially acceptable means, he has retreated to a pattern of attacks that are threatening and abusive. 

Also,an examination of the writing style,indicates the stalker is poorly educated, reads little if anything (aside from my blog posts) and writes on a 5th grade level.

And one final point,through the wonders of modern, forensic technology, – I know who he is!

Stefanik doesn’t grasp upstate New York

I am mad as hell, and I hope everyone else is mad as hell.
The national GOP is involving itself in local campaigns and is up to no good. This is disgusting, to say the least.
Elise Stefanik must feel she can’t make it on her own, so she has to bring in the national GOP. She has already been doing things behind closed doors, and what does that tell you?  Continue...

Monday, May 26, 2014

Wellesley Island Wildlife

Both photos taken May 26, 6:30 PM Wellesley Island NY
We stopped to take the photo of the Coyote below and noticed the Owlet perched in a tree.
 Great horned owlet?


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lightning blows bark off tree

Westminster Park, Wellesley Island:
Last night a lightening strike blew the bark right off this tree .

The lightening strike created intense heat,causing the bark to literally explode off in large strips.