The financial situation of the village, she feels, is improving and can continue to do so.
“Just look at this sight here,” she said, gesturing at Front Street in Keeseville. “Look at how beautiful it is. There were people coming during the summer taking pictures.
“This is a historic place, and people are paying big money to come here.”
Dezotell, who was sweeping the sidewalk outside her business, said she feels that such a sense of responsibility is important in dealing with problems and keeping communities strong.
“As a teacher, I say, it takes a village to raise a child — and it takes a community to make a village.”