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Some environmental activists have continued to oppose the ACR project.  File photo
Some environmental activists have continued to oppose the ACR project. File photo

Nearly two years later, Big Tupper resort tangled in court

We reported yesterday that a volunteer group ARISE plans to reopen the Big Tupper ski area this winter. The group is hoping to keep the ski area active until the Adirondack Club and Resort project moves forward.

Many locals hope that developers will eventually reopen the mountain as a commercial ski center, helping to revitalize the village's economy.

The resort received the permits that it needs to build hundred of homes, condos and great camp mansions nearly two years ago from New York state.

But the project has been on hold ever since, because of a lawsuit filed by green groups. As Brian Mann reports, it now appears that a final decision could come early next year.  Go to full article
State senators listen to a farmer detail his frustrations with onerous government regulation at a forum Thursday in Watertown. From left are senators David Valesky, Patrick Gallivan, Patty Ritchie, and Kathleen Marchione. Photo by Joanna Richards

North Country farmers tell lawmakers regs too big a burden

Farmers and agricultural industry leaders in the north country had the ears of state lawmakers yesterday in Watertown. The forum, hosted by State Senator Patty Ritchie, was one of 10 being held throughout the state on the topic of regulatory reform in a variety of industries.  Go to full article
Passengers wait for a 7 am flight to Chicago at the Watertown International Airport. Photo: Joanna Richards

Upgrades coming to North Country airports

It's been a big month for North Country airports. Yesterday airports in Plattsburgh, Lake Clear, Watertown and Potsdam received major grants for infrastructure improvement from New York State. That's after multiple regional airports were awarded federal grants earlier this month.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Zack Seward

Cuomo: Washington gridlock won't affect Obamacare in NY

Governor Cuomo says threats in Congress to defund Obamacare won't have any effect on the federal Affordable Health Care Act going forward in New York.

Cuomo says...  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November.Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Casino referendum wording increases odds that amendment will pass, say critics

This November voters in New York will decide whether the state will allow up to seven new resort style gambling casinos, when they have the choice of saying yes or no to an...  Go to full article
Video at healthcare.gov attempts to explain how the healthcare marketplace will function. CCE hopes to help clarify how New Yorkers will cope with the changes.

As enrollment in NY health exchanges nears, CCE offers a hand

New York's new health exchange opens for business October 1st. It's one of the first direct contacts most people will have with the federal Affordable Care Act. The State...  Go to full article
Gouverneur high school students examine 13 old doors in the gymnasium as part of the "Domiciles Project".  Similar exhibitions of the repainted doors will be held at the Indian River and Ogdensburg school districts next week.  Photo:  Alan Tuttle

Using old doors to inspire creativity

Three North Country school districts are collaborating with artist Alan Tuttle this fall on a pilot project that uses old doors to help reinvent creative writing and art. ...  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack checks in each Friday morning with a look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for the weekend.  Go to full article