Report: #78736

Complaint Review: Tupper Lake Village Idiots!

  • Submitted: Sat, January 31, 2004
  • Updated: Tue, March 08, 2005
  • Reported By: Tupper Lake New York
  • Tupper Lake Village Idiots!
    Broad Street
    Tupper Lake, New York

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I have got to say that the people running Tupper Lake are either naive or out to fill their pockets and don't really give a d**n about helping this dying, decaying community out. When a person goes through our town all they see is houses for sale, empty buildings, vacant lots where buildings once stood, and old decreped buildings that are really dangerous to people and are an eyesore to the public.

I remember once when Ed the founder of this web site came to Tupper to make decent housing that was needed and tried to actually help the people of Tupper Lake out.

The ED from this site once owned this building, and he had turned it into something Tupper Lake can be proud of and provided housing for those in need. I'm sure many Tupper Lakers can remember this and all the other properties ED renovated to help meet the much needed housing.. Today, it is run down, owned by the former Mayor and or his son. ..They also own the local junk yard, and have ruined this neighborhood like they have pretty much everywhere else . This is an example of our town's past and present leadership, obviously this shows absolutely no respect for Tupper Lake and its residents and what they are doing to everyone else's property values.. Who would want to live here, this building is at the beginning of Town, nice welcome mat, huh.

Another outsider that tired to make things better was Roger Jakabouski of Big Tupper Ski Resort. These two gentlemen were stonewalled and railroaded out of Tupper Lake because the village fathers feared outsiders. These two guys did nothing wrong, but were forced out of here for no good reason, jealousy. I have seen Tupper Lake steadily going downhill for years now and it's not going to get any better without help from people with ideas and money.

Another Tupper Lake good ole' boy owned property. This pretty much represents the rest of Tupper Lake

Here are some businesses that once blossomed but soon folded up in the sleepy town of Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake, New York
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#1 Consumer Comment

Is There a School in Tupper Lake? How about a post from some of your illustrious Board of Education Members, or how about a principal?

AUTHOR: Elviis - (U.S.A.)

I am also among those who believe that Tupper Lake is the creation of the Simpsons writers when they have been on some bad drugs.

Nevertheless, with these photos, and with a collective view of virtually every post by a resident of Tupper Lake---is there a school there?

Either you residents of Tupper Lake have the worst grammer and spelling skills in the world, or you are using some type of tragically altered keyboards and monitors.

What's the story? How about a post from some of your illustrious Board of Education Members, or how about a principal? That should really be a hoot....
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#2 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Youll Never No - (U.S.A.)

who ever wrote that knows nothing. The town has been cleaning up. the mess on the corner near stwarts is all cleaned up and was at the begining of summer. another building caught on fire and now is re-built and cleaned up. tupper lake is really not that bad its turning better every day. IM SICK OF PEOPLE COMING ON HERE AND SAYING THAT TUPPER IS A PIECE OF s**t, ITS NOT IF YOU DONT LIKE IT MOVE NO ONE IS FORCING YOU TO STAY HERE!
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#3 Consumer Comment

What a shame. Upstate NY is way too d**n pretty country to let your little town go to hell.

AUTHOR: Maggie - (U.S.A.)

I have never heard of Tupper Lake until today. I came across this by accident(I was looking up local car dealers on this site). I found some of the stories humorous, as they reminded me of many people I knew in the little town I grew up in.( You know; the one where the old ladies go to the hair shop just to hear the latest gossip, and your friends call you on Sunday morning to let you know what an a*s you made out of yourself at the bar the night before?) But when I saw the pics Richard posted, it actually made me a little sad for the residents there. It seems like such a beautiful place. And to see everything you knew go to crap and feel helpless about changing things because of what they call the "Good 'ol boys club"...... Well, I might be a little "angry" too. It's too bad though that the people there take it out on each other instead of getting together one time, all pissed off and march down to the "Club" and kick some tail! Good Luck people of Tupper Lake. Hope something happens for you soon. Upstate NY is way too d**n pretty country to let your little town go to hell.
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#4 Consumer Comment

The Village leaves nice mess on Mill/Park Street! all the village thinks about is a d**n museum!

AUTHOR: Fred - (U.S.A.)

Here are the ruins of two more Tupper Lake Businesses destroyed by fire "The Tupper Lake Eyecare" and "Littlefield Insurance".

I am glad to see that the village finally got rid of the old Sunshine Store but d**n they need to get that mess out of there. It is not only an eyesore but very dangerous for little kids who may attempt to try to play on or near the rubbish. I hear that the village wants to put flowers and trees in the streets like in Saranac Lake, well we need to get rid of some old buildings like the Sabins Electric building and many others. Hey, whats up with the Northland? Holyshit has that place gone to hell and that needs demolishing also now. ED the previous owner maintained that building and never allowed any of his buildings to look like any of the crappy buildings that stand in the sleepy town of Tupper Lake. We have virtually NO BUSINESS in this town and all the village thinks about is a d**n museum. Where are people going to stay and eat. The only decent thing to eat is pizza! Lets face it, Tupper Lake will never be a Blue Mountain Lake or Lake Placid so lets get busy and clean up our act, the idiots running this town, lets work on bringing business here, for out children, for the people who want Tupper Lake to grow.
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#5 Consumer Comment

LOST ANOTHER BUSINESS IN TOWN!! ..enter only if you want to be an alcoholic.

AUTHOR: Secret - (U.S.A.)

well good old tupper lake lost their hair salon called majolie'(however spelled),,,what a name it was anyways i think the only businesses left in this town are tupper lakes finest bar rooms, trails end, tylers pub, old northern, cj's, grand union bar, oh and lets not forget stumps pub and deli. there you have it. before you come to tupper lake remember enter only if you want to be an alcoholic.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Why do you still live there?

AUTHOR: Nicole - (U.S.A.)

I have to tell you. I am one of the thousands that read all about Tupper Lake, NY. I've driven through upstate NY many times on my way to Albany, and I'm afraid that one of these times, I might drive by Tupper Lake. All I read about is how horrible this town is and how deranged the people are!

I'm not here to bash anyone. I find it very sad. I was surprised to read Ed's comments about this town and extremely surprised that 4,000 people live there. I was expecting a town like Altus, Arkansas where "The Simple Life" was filmed. If this town is so bad, why would anyone want to stay there? And why in God's name would anyone move there? I think one of the reasons no one is willing to move their business in is location. One of the first things a person does is research location. How do you think this website has helped? If you go to "" and type in Tupper Lake, NY, what website do you think will show up? After reading all of these reports, I would not invest a dime into this town. It doesn't have any personality except a demented one. I truly feel sorry for all of you who feel trapped there. Save some money, and get out! Its easier than you think! And don't just move to another county. Go the distance! There are cities and towns out there that are labeled as "small towns" and yes, there is gossip, but I doubt it'll be worse or equally sick as this town seems to be.

On another note, I'd like to see some more pictures of this town. Its facinating that all of this stuff goes on and no one seems to bat an eyelash. Do you live in normal conditions? I work as a chemist for an environmental testing facility and we test plenty of contaminated water. I'd say that a paper mill or some factory has dumped millions of gallons of contaminated fluids into your rivers/wells.

Here's a business opportunity: Open up a bottled water plant! But it doesn't sound like the people there would spend money on any beverage that does not contain moonshine. Feel free to correct me.

I feel sorry for all of you, especially those self-proclaimed "normal people." Normal people are willing to stay in a place that is dreary with no future goals.

Just a thought.
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