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LAKE GEORGE | In several years, the Lake George Village may have a major new attraction that will introduce area visitors to a revered century-old tradition in upstate New York — an Adirondack fire tower. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Despite their qualms about the potential impact on local taxpayers, Lake George Village trustees committed this week to the construction of the new $24 million sewage treatment plant that has been years in development. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Concerned over projected huge future increases in local taxes and sewer charges, Town of Lake George officials suggested June 10 that the pending construction of a new $24 million municipal sewer treatment plant be shelved... Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | A public ceremony has been planned for May 29 to dedicate Lake George’s Charles R. Wood Park... Read more

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The second annual Lake George Student Connection J1 Summer Work & Travel Community Forum will be held at the Holiday Inn Resort, Tuesday, May 7, at 9 a.m. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | The “Internet of Things” and Lake George Village’s municipal water system are about to get engaged. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | The bids to construct Lake George’s new sewer treatment plant have turned out to be far higher than anticipated, and local officials have intensified their efforts to lobby to secure more grant money for the project. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | With wind whipping up waves on Lake George in the background Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer pledged his support in obtaining grant money to build a new sewer treatment plant that is expected to help keep the lake’s water pure. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Lake George Village leaders cited disappointment April 1 that the $175.5 billion state budget passed a day earlier didn’t include a specific allocation toward the construction of a new municipal treatment plant. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | One week after Lake George Village Mayor Robert Blais was re-elected March 19 to his 13th consecutive term as CEO of upstate New York’s iconic tourist destination, Blais reminisced about his 63-year career in public service... Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | For many years, Lake George Village government has been formulating plans to modernize their treatment of municipal sewage to curb pollution of groundwater that eventually seeps into the lake, causing algae blooms. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | When village board members heard recently how the new sewer plant might cost as much as $23 million — burdening taxpayers for decades with an annual expense of $427,000 — they discussed shifting most of the sewer plant’s expenses... Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Within a few years, Lake George Village residents and visitors will be able to connect to public Wi-Fi to stream movies, connect to social media and browse the internet without relying on cellular service... Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | With financial pressures looming due to the pending construction of a new sewer plant, the tax increase in the Village of Lake George’s 2019-20 budget is likely to exceed the state’s tax cap... Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Within a few years, Lake George Village residents and visitors will be able to connect to public Wi-Fi to stream movies, connect to social media and browse the internet without relying on cellular service... Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | A number of organizations and promoters will be receiving occupancy tax funding for their 2019 events and initiatives after the joint Lake George Occupancy Tax Committee decided how to divvy up $157,600 in bed tax revenues. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Mayor Robert Blais voiced a plea last week in person to state officials, telling them that the taxpayers of Lake George would be undertaking a crushing debt load if the state doesn’t direct at least $6 million more towards... Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Four favorable factors are combining to likely make this year’s Lake George Winter Carnival the most popular in recent history: Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Robert Blais, who has presided over the village for nearly 48 years, is running for re-election March 19 alongside trustees John Earl and Ray Perry. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | The streets of Lake George may be bathed in a new glow — a hue that may save taxpayers cash —  if a proposal before the village board materializes. Read more

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