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June 9, 2014

Letters to the Editor: June 9, 2014

No destination

TO THE EDITOR: In short, with the demise of Frontier Town and Route 9, North Hudson may be a great place to live, but it is no longer a destination.

It would take a major miracle to return North Hudson to its former heyday.

Schroon Lake with beautiful Schroon Lake and Lake George with the Great Escape and Lake George itself and other venues there, as well as Lake Champlain, “known as the sixth Great Lake,” have filled the big recreational needs along the Adirondack Northway.

Then why would the Essex County Board of Supervisors, who are always looking for tax money or any money, take this piece of property off the tax rolls by selling it to the Town of North Hudson for speculation of “what if” or “what could be” etc.? Were these supervisors acting responsibly and legally?

According to all reports, George Moore should have been awarded this property based not only on his first bid but definitely on his second higher bid.

He was not because of the undoubtedly improper and possibly illegal decision of the weighted-vote majority of county supervisors to accept an “after auction” bid from the Town of North Hudson, a bid still lower than George Moore’s second bid.

I personally hope that George Moore ties them up in litigation, even if it costs taxpayers money.

Kudos to Supervisors Gerald Morrow, David Blades, Thomas Scozzafava, Michael Marnell, William Grinnell and Dan Connell for voting against the sale to the Town of North Hudson.

Fair and square, this property should be George Moore’s.

BARBARA PAYE

Willsboro

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