july 4th http://wamc.org en Lake George Region Prepares For Holiday Weekend http://wamc.org/post/lake-george-region-prepares-holiday-weekend <p></p><p>The Fourth of July weekend is an important economic boon for one of upstate New York’s most popular vacation destinations.</p><p>Michael Consuelo, Executive Director of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday afternoon, if you want to drive into town on Route 9, you’ll be sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic.</p><p>“It’s very promising, a lot of folks on the street, Million Dollar Beach is pretty crowded. We’re getting ready for a very busy weekend and it seems like some folks have really taken advantage of this nice weather,” said Consuelo.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 94089 at http://wamc.org Lake George Region Prepares For Holiday Weekend Police Urge Safety On Holiday Weekend http://wamc.org/post/police-urge-safety-holiday-weekend <p>Public safety officers across the region will be in full force this holiday weekend to enforce the rules of the road and water.&nbsp;</p><p>With Independence Day weekend getting started after work Thursday, police will be cracking down on impaired, distracted, and speeding drivers.</p><p>In a memo released Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he urges “all New Yorkers to drive responsibly and obey the rules of the road.”</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 93994 at http://wamc.org Police Urge Safety On Holiday Weekend Paul Elisha: Corporations And The Human Voice http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-corporations-and-human-voice <p>From the time of the American colonies’ declaration of independence from the Monarch-led Empire of Great Britain (on July 4, 1776), to the establishment of a democratic republic, with its first President, a Congress, Senate, unfinished draft of an as yet incomplete and un-adopted Constitution, nearly two decades would elapse. Still, their absolute belief in the certitude of their enterprise induced them to announce it to a then uninitiated assortment of nations. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Paul Elisha 93858 at http://wamc.org The Congressmen Will Cover Lots Of Ground July 4th http://wamc.org/post/congressmen-will-cover-lots-ground-july-4th <p>Two New York Congressmen in the Hudson Valley have a packed schedule for July 4th.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 09:21:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 68466 at http://wamc.org The Congressmen Will Cover Lots Of Ground July 4th Occupy the 4th of July! http://wamc.org/post/occupy-4th-july <p>A National Rally to uphold citizens' constitutional rights is being observed in New York’s Capital city…</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 23:07:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 68446 at http://wamc.org Occupy the 4th of July! Yacht Operator Says NY Boat Hit by Wave; 3 killed http://wamc.org/post/yacht-operator-says-ny-boat-hit-wave-3-killed <p>The man operating a yacht full of holiday revelers that capsized on the Fourth of July says the boat was hit by a rogue wave. WAMC&rsquo;s Dave Lucas reports&hellip;</p><p>Sal Aurelino tells TV&#39;s News12 Long Island on Thursday that he was taking the Candi One home when lightning cracked, and moments later the boat was hit by a wave. He said it tilted, then kept turning and turning. He said it was chaos.</p><p>There were 27 people on board; three children died. Authorities were trying to determine whether the boat was overcrowded.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:18:50 +0000 Dave Lucas 42555 at http://wamc.org Yacht Operator Says NY Boat Hit by Wave; 3 killed