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The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that plans for a large-scale hotel will be unveiled in Lake George this week. According to the newspaper, local developer Dave Kenny is hoping to build a six-story chain hotel in the resort village that...
News stories tagged with "lake-george"
Mar 16, 2009 — On Friday, the Adirondack Park Agency gave the green light to a new cell phone tower near Paul Smiths College, north of Saranac Lake. The project comes at a time when towers are being built at a rapid pace across the Adirondacks. As Brian Mann reports, that progress follows years of feuding between state regulators, cell phone companies and environmentalists. Go to full article
Feb 25, 2009 — State officials want to expand dramatically the protection given to streams and rivers that flow into Lake George. Green groups and some residents say the move is necessary to begin restoring the lake's legendary water-quality. But pro-development groups and many locals say the new regulations would stifle development and eclipse private property rights. Brian Mann reports from Lake George. Go to full article
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Jan 12, 2009 — This winter got off to a particularly cold start. It's had the usual affect on all things deciduous, migratory and those among us who just plain hate cold weather. But there's another flock that's kept a glad eye on the thermometer lately. These are people with thick coats, thick hides and portable shanties sitting forlornly in the driveway. They're ice fisherpeople, of course. And their time has come. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Jan 06, 2009 — A boat on the bottom of Lake George was just named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Forward is the first gasoline-powered boat on the list. The new historic landmark is 40 feet below the surface. Joe Zarzynski is an underwater archaeologist with Bateaux Below, a group that's documented a number of historic, sunken ships in Lake George. He says the Forward, with its gas engines, made steamboats obsolete the day it was launched in 1906. And he tells Jonathan Brown that it has a rich and mysterious history of its own as it went from a private pleasure craft to tour boat to shipwreck. Go to full article
Dec 22, 2008 — The village of Lake George may soon cease to exist. Consolidation with the town is now the talk of the town and it's expected to go before voters early next year. Village and town members brought in a consultant and created a task force to explore the impact of consolidation on taxes and government services. The group is expected to release its findings early next year - ahead of the referendum going before voters March 18th. The village and town have already combined some services - like the police. Village Mayor Robert Blais says that saved about $425,000 in yearly expenses. And he tells Jonathan Brown that consolidation can save the local government - and residents - a lot more. Go to full article
Sep 23, 2008 — A pro-environment group in the Adirondacks says it has documented more than thirty algae blooms on Lake George this summer. Lake George is famous for its pure water. But Lake George Waterkeeper says algae outbreaks this year are larger and more widespread than normal. Kathy Bozony is a natural resource specialist with the group. Bozony told Brian Mann that she's been diving in Lake George collecting samples of the algae. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Aug 27, 2008 — Lake George restaurateurs Kim Feeney and Kevin London are part of the new generation of food professionals. They're food producers and preparers committed to serving as much locally grown food as possible at their "Farm House" restaurant on French Mountain. And they're not afraid to get their hands dirty. Most of the vegetables served come from their own garden. Their innovative work has received worldwide attention. In October, Kim and Kevin will attend an international "slow food" symposium in Italy. Tending a garden and running a restaurant means extra work, but Kim told Todd Moe that the fresh veggies are worth it. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jul 11, 2008 — The 150th anniversary of the birth of renowned soprano Marcella Sembrich continues this summer at her estate in Bolton Landing. Sembrich was an opera diva in the late 1800's and gave voice lessons at her summer home on Lake George. Todd Moe spoke with Sembrich Opera Museum Artistic Director Richard Wargo. An opera composer, Wargo says the museum maintains Sembrich's lifelong love of music and teaching. Go to full article
by Joel Hurd
Jun 20, 2008 — Folk musician Gary Moon sees his hometown Lake George as more of an authentic Adirondack community than a tourist haven. Not afraid to comment on political issues in his songs, Moon hopes he'll play a positive role in protecting what's best about his community. He spoke with Jill Breit after his UpNorth Music recording session in Lake George last October. Go to full article