Whitewater rafters take a break at the confluence of the Indian and Hudson rivers Tuesday. This will be the finish line for Sunday's Adirondack Challenge whitewater rafting race on the Indian River. Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Chris Knight
Jul 19, 2013 — A small Adirondack town will host a big event this weekend. The Adirondack Challenge, to be held in the town of Indian Lake, will feature a series of whitewater rafting and canoe and kayak races.
The event was first mentioned earlier this year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State speech as a way to draw more visitors to the Adirondacks. Town officials and business owners hope it will provide both a short and long term boost to the local economy.
Jul 19, 2013 — When the Adirondack Common Ground Alliance formed seven years ago, it seemed like a rare, small voice calling for a better dialogue.
Former Adirondack Park Agency chairman Ross Whaley once said that the political culture inside the blue line was so combative that people "would rather fight than win."
But even many skeptics now say the Common Ground Alliance -- which held their annual meeting Thursday in Newcomb -- has helped shift the conversation and even produced some tangible victories. Go to full article
Jul 19, 2013 — The Adirondack Nature Conservancy says it will provide $500,000 in grant funds to help businesses and communities developing new projects around the former Finch Pruyn timberlands.
Tens of thousands of acres of land in Indian Lake, Minerva, and Newcomb are being added to the state forest preserve. Governor Andrew Cuomo has argued that the new lands will help boost the Park's tourism economy.
The Conservancy's Mike Carr says this grant fund is designed to help make that happen. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jul 19, 2013 — Traditional Arts in Upstate New York is spearheading a collaboration on a ground-breaking project to showcase and raise awareness of the folk music of the Adirondack North... Go to full article