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Three vie for two trustee posts

"We've kept the tax rate extremely low with an average annual increase of 2.3 percent over the past 10 years - it's a far lower increase than other area municipalities," he said.

Earl said he feels the village board has routinely addressed the concerns of citizens, balancing the interests of businesses and residents; plus the trustees are committed to sharing information with the public.

"As a board, we have a good record of resolving people's problems and keeping them happy," he said. "Also, our board is very transparent and accessible."

Ray Perry, completing his first four-year term, said he was adept at balancing the needs of residents and business owners, because he owns two businesses on

Canada Street, plus he's a year-round resident. Perry is an owner of Pablo's Burrito Cantina and Magic Castle Indoor Golf & Entertainment Center.

"I'm a business owner myself, and I'm representing business people too as well as residents," he said.

While Earl is campaigning on the accomplishments of new water lines, upgraded sewer system, and the construction of a new Visitors Center and fire station, Perry is looking more towards the impact new ideas could have on life in Lake George.

Perry is now working to launch a new, Lake George Holiday Lights Spectacle, in which downtown buildings would be festooned with hundreds of thousands of lights that would synchronize with music. Perry envisions a nightly show in Lake George between Thanksgiving and New Years Day - to feature lavish, lighting displays in both Shepard Park and on buildings opposite the park. He said such a spectacle would bring national attention to Lake George.

He is also seeking to start a new village-wide outdoor display of large painted fish replicas, like Saratoga Springs has done with fancifully painted horses.

Perry also notes strides in protecting the environment, including working with county agencies to curb and treat stormwater, and working to replace standard holiday lights with efficient LED lighting.

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