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Citizens Group candidates dominate Lake George election

Among the Election inspectors signing in voters at the polls in Lake George Town Hall Nov. 8 were  (left to right) Joan West, Pat Sennett and Pat Synnott.

Among the Election inspectors signing in voters at the polls in Lake George Town Hall Nov. 8 were (left to right) Joan West, Pat Sennett and Pat Synnott. Photo by Thom Randall.

— Muratori, who has worked to develop local sustainable economic vitality as well as pursuing environmental objectives, said the Lake Citizens Group put forth a concerted effort to achieve progressive goals as well as place their candidates in office.

“it was a tremendous effort by a large number of people working all season long,” she said. “Now, I want to see stabilization in taxes, improved health of the the lake, and to see the economy grow in a way that reflects the true identity of Lake George.”

McCoy said he was disappointed with the results, but wished the opposing candidates well.

“Regardless of how many good things our administration accomplished, the voters just wanted a change,” he said, noting his board’s drafting of the Exit 21 Corridor development plan, the ban on phosphorus in the lake’s watershed, the introduction of stricter financial controls, and tightened oversight of development near waterways.

“We were really a very progressive board — the town is a lot better off than it was two years ago,” he added, noting that taxes were reduced two years in a row, and town government has more transparency as well as a new payroll system. “But the Citizens Group had a lot of money and a lot of people behind them — and the voters were ready for a change.”

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