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Deal possible in counties, river district dispute

A boat travels the Great Sacandaga Lake last spring.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
A boat travels the Great Sacandaga Lake last spring.
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Five counties downstream of the Great Sacandaga Lake are in the process of considering settlements in long-running litigation over the financing of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District. The flood control district started billing the downstream counties for millions of dollars in operating costs in 2010, leading to litigation that’s been going on since. A settlement under which the counties will pay at least some money to the district is now being considered by the ...

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February 12, 2013
9:36 p.m.

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The fact remains, we need to get rid of the HRBRRD. It is nothing but a patronage job operation. The control of the Sacandaga should be taken care of the the power dam operator under the supervision of ENCON. The lake front properties should be sold to permit holders for a price and approval in a statewide vote, and those portions not having a permit holder should be auctioned off.