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Adirondack Diary

June 28

Met mayor walking around Moody Pond. Arm in sling from rotator cuff repair.

Went to Tom Oddy’s funeral and burial. Was a 94-year old World War II vet whose eyesight was limited by war shrapnel. Some sons wore clan tartan ties. Tom Jr. gave moving eulogy. Bagpiped into church and to his grave. Granddaughter McKenzie told of his hard youth. Black officer gave flag to daughter Peg. Two local vets fired three-volley salute, and Drew Benware played “Taps.”

Andrea Kilbourne-Hill taking over as principal at St. Bernard’s School. Played hockey at Princeton and won silver in the Olympics. Once asked her if she ever thought she’d be teaching here. She answered that it was exactly what she wanted to do!

June 29

New York Daily News reported that subway cars made in Plattsburgh taken out of service due to decoupling. Also taken out of service earlier this year because doors wouldn’t close!

June 30

Harrietstown Democrats nominated Dan Martin to run for highway superintendent this fall. He is currently acting superintendent and a longtime department employee.

Saranac Lake Rotary made Franny Preston its new president.

July 1

Took friend to Plattsburgh for eye repair. Waited on bench overlooking Cumberland Bay. Offered million-dollar view of Lake Champlain and Green Mountains.

Adirondack Explorer magazine reported that Trudeau Institute seeking a COVID vaccine, sanitizing masks and making testing fluid for Adirondack Health.

Mayor returned lost West Point 1976 ring to Vermont owner with Facebook help!

Funeral for Josh Collins — Eagle Scout, history buff and newspaper carrier — held at St. Bernard’s. Eulogy about the Boy Scout Oath and Law. Mother and sister heartbroken.

Paul Herrmann lives in Saranac Lake.

(Editor’s note: This is a new kind of around-town column. We’re not sure how often it will run or how it will evolve. Feedback is welcome to Managing Editor Peter Crowley at pcrowley@adirondackdailyenterprise.com.)

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