Lake George

New York News
6:30 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Lake George Park Commission Prepares For Boat Inspection Season

Credit Lucas Willard

This spring will mark the beginning of a second season of Lake George’s mandatory boat inspection program. Lake George Park Commission Executive Director Dave Wick said 2014 was a successful first year.

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New York News
4:47 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Lake George Land Conservancy Finds New Executive Director

Credit Lucas Willard

The Lake George Land Conservancy, based in Bolton Landing, is one of several groups dedicated to protecting Lake George. Recently the organization announced Jamie Brown would take the helm after the retirement of former Executive Director Nancy Williams.

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New York News
9:49 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Warren County Legislators Stand Behind Environmental Official Facing Termination

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The Warren County legislature has given its “full support” to Lake George Park Commission Executive Director David Wick, who has been placed on administrative leave after an effort by the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration to remove him.

Cuomo administration spokesman Rich Azzopardi told the Glens Falls Post Star this week that Wick failed to report a 1-gallon gas spill that occurred over the summer.

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New York News
1:04 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

Community Corner: Lake George Mayor Robert Blais

Mayor Robert Blais
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Lake George, New York Mayor Robert Blais has held office since 1971, and is the second-longest serving mayor in the U.S.

Recently, he finished a memoir titled A View from the Top, filled with writings recounting his four decades in office.

WAMC's Lucas Willard caught up with Blais to talk about his career, his book, and a changing community.

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New York News
2:54 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Authorities Work To Remove Explosives From Lake George

Credit Lucas Willard

Divers on Lake George are attempting to remove a cache of 19th century munitions discovered at the bottom of the lake.

Earlier this week, some divers in Lake George reported an interesting find to the Warren County Sheriff’s office.

According to Undersheriff Shawn Lamouree, the divers found wooden crates in about 65 feet of water on the eastern side of the lake, near the Mother Bunch islands.

“They brought one of the cases into shore, they opened it up, and they found that it contained munitions – shell casings.”

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New York News
5:26 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Partnerships A Theme At Lake George Association Annual Meeting

Credit Lucas Willard

At the annual meeting of the Lake George Association, those working with the civic group reported on the past year’s conservation efforts on one of the region’s most valuable natural assets.

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New York News
9:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Lake George Mayor Will Run For 12th Term

At 78-years old, Mayor Robert Blais is currently the second-longest serving mayor in New York. He has held office for 43 years, since being elected in  1971.

The Glens Falls Post-Star reports Blais  is uncertain about whether he’d want to complete another full four-year-term, but said ,“Right now, I’m in a frame of mind that I’d like to continue.”

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New York News
12:21 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Invasive Plant Found Along Lake George

Black Swallow-wort
Credit Lake George Association

Advocates for Lake George are taking steps to monitor and prevent the spread of an invasive species along the lakeshore that could threaten native butterfly populations. 

Kristen Rohne, Education Coordinatior for the Lake George Association, said while her organization was checking on a native-plant buffer garden at the Rainbow Beach Homeowners Association in the Town of Bolton, a homeowner asked her team to take a closer look at a plant he hadn’t seen before, growing along the shoreline.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Lake George Region Prepares For Holiday Weekend

Credit Lucas Willard

The Fourth of July weekend is an important economic boon for one of upstate New York’s most popular vacation destinations.

Michael Consuelo, Executive Director of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday afternoon, if you want to drive into town on Route 9, you’ll be sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

“It’s very promising, a lot of folks on the street, Million Dollar Beach is pretty crowded. We’re getting ready for a very busy weekend and it seems like some folks have really taken advantage of this nice weather,” said Consuelo.

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New York News
1:05 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

"Clean, Drain, Dry" Is Message To Lake George Boaters

Credit USDA

On May 15th, the Lake George Park Commission’s mandatory inspection program for boats and trailers will begin. This week, the Park Commission began training the inspectors that will be working to prevent invasive species from entering the lake.

WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Park Commission executive director David Wick about the training and the inspection program.

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