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It’s deadline day for ice shanties

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Fishing shanty villages populating frozen lakes across the region will disappear today — returned by truck to backyards for summer storage. Today is the Department of Environmental Conservation’s deadline for fishing shanty removal. The date is based upon many years of ice-safety averages rather than season-by-season measurements, which means fishermen today are hauling shanties off the Great Sacandaga Lake with 2 good feet of ice below them. “We still have a whole lot of ice,” ...

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