"This is a huge blow to not only the Ticonderoga economy but to surrounding towns, as well," Malaney said at the Board of Supervisors' Finance Committee meeting Monday.
"This is going to be devastating to the southern part of the county," Thomas Scozzafava (R-Moriah) said.
Cathy Moses (R-Schroon) said 17 supervisors there agreed with Malaney.
"We're all extremely disappointed."
Lowe's maintains store operations in Glens Falls, nearly 90 miles to the south, and in Plattsburgh, about 60 miles north of Ticonderoga.
Other Lowe's stores closed in Elgin and Schaumburgh, Ill.; Meriden, Conn.; Kenai, Alaska; Riverdale, Ga.; and Cambridge, Minn.
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