Newcomb, NY, Jan 20, 2010 — The Adirondack Park Agency's Visitor Interpretive Centers in Paul Smiths and Newcomb would be closed under Gov. David Paterson's proposed 2010-11 budget.
The proposal says closing the two facilities will save the state $129,000 in the next fiscal year and $583,000 each year thereafter. The VICs provide environmental education programs to school children and adults, and offer miles of trails for hikers, skiers and snowshoers. As Chris Knight reports, supporters are shaking their heads.