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To the People of Clinton and Essex Counties

March 21st, 2013 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

Merkel & Kahner


To the People of Northern New York and Vermont:
It has come to our knowledge that many hotels and saloons are selling a very inferior quality of Beer or cheap Ale and trying to palm the same off as Merkel’s Boss Lager. We would therefore charge the public to take notice that we are the sole agents for BOSS LAGER, the only good Lager to be had in this section, and we sell no other — not like others selling four or five different kinds in one season under the same name — that every bottle is marked in the glass “Merkel’s Boss Lager,” and no other is genuine. Look at the bottle before it is opened and take no other. Respectfully,

Plattsburgh, N. Y., 1878

Isaac Merkel - Boss Lager - Plattsburgh NY


Merkel's Boss Lager
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I hope you won’t be fooled, and only drink the original.

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DEC Make Arrest After Disturbance at Campground

June 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

NYSDEC LogoOn the weekend of June 9, DEC Environmental Conservation Police made one arrest and issued numerous tickets related to an incident at the DEC Hearthstone Campground in the Town of Lake George, Warren County.

Anthony McPhillips, 21, of East Greenbush, NY, was charged with disorderly conduct, failure to register as a camper, failure to comply and failure to observe quiet hours, all violations. McPhillips faces total maximum possible penalties of $1000 in fines and up to 60 days in jail.

In the same incident, 26 youths from Rensselaer County, ranging in age from 16 to 20 were issued appearance tickets for underage possession of alcohol. The violation has a maximum possible penalty of $250 in fines and up to 15 days in jail.

Four of the youths received additional charges of violations:

  • One was charged with failure to register and failure to comply, for a combined maximum possible penalty of $750 and 45 days in jail;
  • Another was charged with littering on state land, for a combined maximum possible penalty of $750 and 45 days in jail; and
  • Two others were charged with possession of marijuana, for a combined maximum possible penalty of $500 and 30 days in jail for each of the defendants.

All of the tickets were returnable to the Town of Lake George Court.

DEC warns high school graduates and others that the possession of alcohol by underage persons is prohibited at DEC campgrounds and on all State lands.

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DEC Charges Saranac Lake Resident with a Boating While Intoxicated Misdemeanor and Speeding Violation

June 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

NYSDEC LogoOn May 26, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Division of Law Enforcement charged Raymond R. Muncil, 18, of Saranac Lake with boating while intoxicated (misdemeanor) and operating a vessel at a speed not reasonable and prudent (a violation under the New York State Navigation Law).

“Boaters operating a vessel while ability impaired by drugs or alcohol is a serious offense,” said Captain Lawrence DiDonato of DEC’s Ray Brook Office. “In addition to being subject to arrest, fines and imprisonment, the safety of all who enjoy New York’s waters is jeopardized when vessels are operated by intoxicated individuals.”

DEC Environmental Conservation Officers responded to a boat accident on the Saranac River Channel near the Lower Lock where Mr. Muncil was found to be intoxicated. He was taken to the New York State Police Barrack at Ray Brook for processing and was issued a ticket to appear in Harrietstown Town Court. Muncil faces maximum possible penalties of $2,100 in fines and up to 1 year in jail.

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