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Friday, July 03, 2015

Spectral Span

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Rusty At Smiling

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Monday, June 29, 2015

The G Spot

Dick's Country Store features the 4 G's: Groceries, Gasoline, Guns & Guitars.

More photos:  http://bit.ly/1NqFrnM

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Methodical Action

PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY - Tues., 6/23/15

Plattsburgh City police closed part of main street around 3:30 PM to dismantle what they said was a meth lab.

Adirondack Drug Task Force members in protective hazmet suits removed various items from a downtown apartment at 64 Margaret Street. The officers carefully collected material on a table on the sidewalk,  photographing and bagging it as evidence.  It was reported that three people were arrested by the Plattsburgh City Police Department after the discovery of the alleged meth lab.

More photos of this incident can be seen here: http://bit.ly/1IxWq3n.

Friday, June 19, 2015

A Canny Repair


Down At The Watering Hole

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Close The Drapes

(C) 2015 Luke T. Bush


How journalism has changed.

News teams from all over have descended on this backwoods area after two prisoners escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY.  CNN, CBS, the whole alphabet soup.  We're wide open to newshound eyes.  Over 800 police officers scour the hinterlands to capture the convicted murderers but so far no luck.  A plethora of TV satellite trucks transmit the same details.

In the old days a reporter would hang around barrooms, ferreting out information and leads. If he struck gold he would rush back to his desk to meet his deadline.  Fueled by a few beers, cigarette hanging from his mouth, he banged away on a manual typewriter, sharing his great scoop through newsprint.

Along the way this type of reporting was termed "investigative reporting."

So how do modern practitioners of investigative reporting get their exclusive stories in this age of computer and satellite communication?  Hanging around in barrooms or has another location eclipsed that old standby? 

More importantly, how has the local daily newspaper handle the competition?  It's utilizing Twitter to delve into the Big Story, uncovering the inside info. 

Man, what a scoop! 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

CanAm Fan

Friday, June 05, 2015

The Power & The Glory

Thank You, Georges Claude

Monday, June 01, 2015


Friday, May 22, 2015

Say It Ain't So, Bernie-O

(C) 2015 Luke T. Bush

PLATTSBURGH, NY - May 22, 2015

"Plattsburg [sic] has got to be the ugliest town in the world and going there, even for just one evening, makes one appreciate Vermont and Burlington that much more..."

No, I didn't say that back in 1972.  US Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) was running for the  governor's seat that year.   Bernie made the utterance re: Plattsburgh in an article he wrote for the Chittenden Magazine, "Fragments of a Campaign Diary." 

That mag is dead but the quote lives on thanks to Seven Days, that hippie newspaper based in Burlington, VT.   Its  latest print edition (May 20-27) has excerpts from Bernie's diary on page 18: "Bernie Beat: Sanders on the Campaign Trail –  in 1972."    

In his diary Bernie explained that he traveled to this side of the lake to participate in a taped debate at Channel 5/WPTZ-TV. His observation of P-burgh evinces that he missed his true calling as a travel writer.

Bernie is now running for president.  That progressive quote should bring in the support from the 12901 area on election night. Remember: every vote counts.

Here's a link to a digital reprint of "Fragments of a Campaign Diary" for those who want to delve further into BS's BS:


The infamous Plattsburgh quote can be found on page 40.

I haven't found the Seven Days article online so there's no link.  Below is a scanned copy of the print article (click on it to for expanded view).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sunset Marsh

Eyes, Ears, & 100 Years

(C) 2015 Luke T. Bush

PERU, NY - May 15, 2015

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Peru Free Library pianist Adrian Carr composed a special audio work using the voices of people affiliated with the library.   The recording featured personal observations and experiences.  He also performed original compositions from his CD, 11.  Displayed in the foreground are submissions to the Kids Art Show, a yearly event hosted by the library that shares the works of Peru Primary students.