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Michael Foxman and Tom Lawson, Big Tupper's lead developers, conferring immediately after Friday's vote (Photo:  Mark Kurtz for NCPR)
Michael Foxman and Tom Lawson, Big Tupper's lead developers, conferring immediately after Friday's vote (Photo: Mark Kurtz for NCPR)

Adirondack Park Agency approves Big Tupper resort on 10-to-1 vote, winning acclaim and condemnation

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Just before mid-day, the Adironack Park Agency voted 10-to-1 to approve development of a massive new resort in Tupper Lake. The vote at APA headquarters in Ray Brook sparked a standing ovation from the project's supporters who crowded the hearing room.

The Adirondack Club and Resort project has been under review for seven years. In their final deliberations, commissioners acknowledged lingering questions about environmental impacts and the economic plan behind the development.

Several board members called the decision "agonizing." But in the end, it was a decisive vote. NCPR's Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann spoke with Nora Flaherty about the decision.

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