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New leadership installed in town of Lake George

In a swearing-in ceremony Jan. 1, Lake George Supervisor Dennis Dickinson takes the oath of office, administered by his brother-in-law, state Supreme Court Justice of Warren County, David Krogmann. Lake George Mayor Robert Blais holds the bible.

In a swearing-in ceremony Jan. 1, Lake George Supervisor Dennis Dickinson takes the oath of office, administered by his brother-in-law, state Supreme Court Justice of Warren County, David Krogmann. Lake George Mayor Robert Blais holds the bible. Photo by Thom Randall.

— Also, Dickinson said he was looking forward to implementing the Exit 21 Corridor reconstruction plan, which calls for a new streetscape, sidewalks and landscaping on Rte. 9 from Northway Exit 21 north to the village line.

He said he and the board may seek to have a series of informational plaques installed along the route.

"We've got a lot on our plate," he said. "But what we can accomplish depends on the money we line up. We can do anything we find the money for."

Outside the courthouse, Hurley said he was still experiencing joy over being elected, as he was a Democrat running in a town that has a 2-to-1 Republican voter enrollment.

Marisa Muratori, a former village board member known for her environmental activism and smart-growth ideas, said she was looking forward to serving her community. She's been named liason to town planning and zoning, town courts, and the local transfer station.

Muratori said she might seek to give the transfer station new roles -- as a collection point for clothing and food drives, and perhaps a place to swap perennials.

"But the biggest thing is I want to help make the town government inclusive, and get the citizens involved," she said. "It makes for a better community -- and it's more fun that way."

Among those witnessing the swearing-in was Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dan Stec. He noted that he was two years old when Dickinson was elected Lake George Town Supervisor the first time -- about 1980 or so.

Stec said he chose to attend the Lake George swearing-in because the local election had been high profile, and the county's fortunes were so dependent on the town's vitality -- particularly its tourism.

"Of all the town election races, the one here was the most attention-grabbing in the county," he said.

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