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June 20, 2011

Ti decides not to ban metal detectors

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TICONDEROGA — "Tonya got one call from someone who said, 'I want to come there to go metal-detecting, and if you say no, show me the law.'"

But the town's parklands are already protected from digging, Malaney said, and someone who pockets an arrowhead or musketball could be prosecuted for theft.

Also, Fort Ticonderoga already bars the use of metal detectors on its property, she said.

Fort Ticonderoga Curator Chris Fox came to the public hearing, Malaney said, and told them the fort would be OK with whatever they decided to do.

"He did say this is a huge issue. So it was good we did this (hearing)."

Email Lohr McKinstry at: lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com

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