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Old 10-13-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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Homeless or Hermit??

Interesting Article from Glens Falls Post Star.

There was discussion about people "living" in the Adirondacks a few weeks back on this board. Obviously there are a few. Makes you think how many of them are out there and "Why"?
Seems harmless but he still did commit a crime.

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Old 10-13-2006, 04:09 PM   #2
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Seems to me that this person is most likley homeless.

Maybe he was homeless but is 'morphing' into a hermit. If that is the case as long as he isn't hurting anyone I say go ahead and let him be, maybe he'll change his mind after this winter.
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Old 10-13-2006, 04:16 PM   #3
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if he's a burgler he should caught and penalized.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:37 PM   #4
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Sacco summed it up quite nicely with one sentence. If the "hermit" is breaking into houses then he needs to be provided housing by the state in the form of a cell.

It is one thing to decide to become a hermit. We can get wrapped up in the notion of the idyllic lifestyle of a self supporting isolationist carving out a simple back country home. But I don't think helping yourself to other people's property to sustain that lifestyle is the "ideal" romantics had in mind when they made icons of French Louie and Noah John. This is likely a homeless person or more accurately put, a common criminal.
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Old 10-13-2006, 11:21 PM   #5
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are there any cases of squatters living in summer homes during the winter? I've heard rumors, but you know how rumors are.
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