Collins beach opens

He added that the group is grateful for Marx's "tireless" efforts to keep the water clean, including the installation of a water aeration system that pipes in bubbles that help clean the lake and free it of much of the bacteria caused by the weeds.

"We are happy to have the lake back open for swimming, and we will continue to check the bacteria levels on a regular basis," said McLaughlin.

Goldschmidt said his group knows the same issues will arise next spring, and they have asked the village for a commitment to deal with the geese population in a humane way. He said they have not received any response and at this point are looking ahead to the mayoral race.

"We're in the process of forming a local chapter of the League For Humane Voters. The local chapter will likely be called the Capital District LOHV Chapter, and will focus on the Scotia mayoral race," said Goldschmidt.

The beach is open to everyone and is free to Scotia residents. Prices are $2 for children under 6, $3 for all others, and free to all Scotia residents.""

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