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Cuomo, Lawmakers Reach $175.5 Billion Budget Deal

March 31, 2019, City & State New York | The New York State FY 2020 Budget will invest an additional $500 million in clean water infrastructure, building on the State's historic $2.5 billion investment.

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Letter: State Funds Needed to Preserve Lake George

March 30, 2019, Times Union | On behalf of all who care about the future of Lake George, we thank the Times Union Editorial Board for calling attention to the urgent need for state funding to help replace the failing wastewater treatment plant at Lake George Village.

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Lake George Sewer Plant Plans OK’d by State

March 28, 2019, Sun Community News | The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation granted approval to final engineering plans for a new wastewater treatment plant, predicted to cost $22 million on March 8, 2019.

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Lake George Will Take More Than a Village

March 23, 2019, Times Union | New York State has an obligation to help protect Lake George, a lake that's both a natural treasure and a jewel of the State's tourism industry.

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Longevity on Lake George: Mayor's Tenure Spans 5 Decades

March 16, 2019, Times Union | "(Mayor) Bob (Blais) is a force of nature and for nature. He has the ability to engage diverse people with that passion that he has and that this special place evokes," said Eric Siy, Executive Director of The FUND for Lake George.

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Lake George's Push to Use Less Road Salt

March 1, 2019, New York NOW | This feature story looks at The FUND and partners like the Town of Lake George have a plan to help keep salt out of its beloved body of water.

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John Barber Wore Many Hats

February 2019, Lake George Mirror | When longtime Silver Bay resident John Barber passed away on December 26, Lake George lost a true champion.

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Sewer Plant Project to Bust Village Tax Cap

February 14, 2019, The Post Star | EDC Warren County President Edward Bartholomew and The FUND's Executive Director Eric Siy testified before a joint legislative hearing on the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget to advocate for funding to replace the Lake George Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Lake George Waterkeeper Earns Environmental Award

February 6, 2019, The Saratogian | Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky has earned a statewide award for his work studying algae near the lake shore to identify and prioritize pollution sources.

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Lake George Waterkeeper Recognized for Algal Bloom Efforts

February 1, 2019, The Post Star | Chris Navitsky will be honored for his study of nearshore algal blooms, the results of which have led to a septic system replacement program at Dunhams Bay in Queensbury, and a multi-layered prioritization map to identify septic system problem areas in the Town of Lake George.

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Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky Wins Statewide Award

January 30, 2019 | Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky, PE, has been selected as the recipient of a statewide award for his work using the study of algae near the shore of the Lake to identify and prioritize potential sources of pollutants. The Lake George Waterkeeper is a program of The FUND for Lake George.

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