Blais refutes rumors of retirement in 2008

LAKE GEORGE Village Mayor Robert Blais has refuted reports circulating recently that he plans to resign prior to the completion of his final two years in office. However, Blais said that if a career opportunity arose that he couldnt refuse, he would consider resigning. But at present, he has no plans to resign, he said. Blais said he has no intention of seeking another term as mayor upon the completion of his current term. It has been reported in a local weekly newspaper that Blais intends to resign by the end of this year perhaps in order to ease the political tensions revolving around village dissolution, of which Blais is a staunch proponent. This is a non-story, Blais said. I obviously have to weigh any potential opportunities that may come my way, but there is nothing there yet. Blais deflected questions about his future. I have a couple of irons in the fire, Blais said. I would have to think about potential opportunities if they were presented to me. Blais would not go into further detail about what he was referring to as irons in the fire. Blais said Thursday he has heard claims that he is eyeing a higher office that he intends to run against state Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward (R, Willsboro), among others. Some of the rumors I have heard are absolutely ludicrous, Blais said.

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