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Village considers an upgrade: City of Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake is overlaid by five jurisdictions: three towns as well as Franklin and Essex counties. Village leaders say that's a burden on taxpayers, and can hamper planning and policy for Saranac Lake. A committee has been looking for options to simplify the complicated municipal boundaries. One alternative is to seek "city" status from the state legislature. But there are a number of principal players, and some conflicting interests.
Martha Foley talked with Chris Knight, who's been following the story for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, about the effort.

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