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Diamond Point Beach lockdown lifted after citizens air anger

Whether or not to lock up Diamond Point Beach when no lifeguards on duty — an action taken recently by the lake George Town Board to ward off potential lawsuits — has angered local residents, who say they are being discriminated against and that the  town board is misinterpreting state law.

Whether or not to lock up Diamond Point Beach when no lifeguards on duty — an action taken recently by the lake George Town Board to ward off potential lawsuits — has angered local residents, who say they are being discriminated against and that the town board is misinterpreting state law. Photo by Thom Randall.

— Board member Marisa Muratori said she supported open access for the residents.

“This situation is absolutely unacceptable,” Muratori said, “I am deeply troubled this is happening — We should take the gate down.”

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Whether or not to lock up Diamond Point Beach when no lifeguards on duty — an action taken recently by the lake George Town Board to ward off potential lawsuits — has angered local residents, who said they were being discriminated against and that the town board was misinterpreting state law. A showdown between local citizens and the town board was resolved Tuesday as open access was restored.

Photo by Thom Randall

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