continued The vote was cast soon after Lake George Mayor Robert Blais told the board he’d supported 3 a.m. based on his poll of village bar owners, two-thirds of whom said the earlier hour made no difference to them. Weeks ago, he’d voiced support for retaining 4 a.m.
“Three a.m. is a just, fair compromise that will help all of the county,” he said, adding that a 3 a.m. last call would spread to Saratoga, allaying fears that patrons would drive elsewhere to drink. “This will spread to Saratoga County and be helpful to the city of Saratoga Springs as well.”
Essex County’s recent endorsement of a 3 a.m. last call is now under consideration by the Liquor Authority. Hamilton County has a 2 a.m. limit due to a recent vote.