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News stories tagged with "adirondac"

State adds Tahawus tract to forest preserve

Less than a week after the state unveiled a plan to add more than fifty thousand acres of the former Finch, Pruyn land to the Adirondack forest preserve, the Spitzer administration has unveiled the purchase of another big chunk of land. State officials say New York has acquired nearly 7000 acres of land around Tahawus, in the Essex County town of Newcomb. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Historic blast furnace at Tahawus iron mine
Historic blast furnace at Tahawus iron mine

Historic Adirondack Railroad Line Slated For Scrapyard

A Houston-based company called NL Industries plans to rip up more than twenty miles of railroad track in the central Adirondacks. The rail line runs from North creek to the Tahawus mine, which sits at the foot of the High Peaks. NL Industries hopes to sell the rails for scrap metal. Critics say the track should be preserved. As Brian Mann reports, there are also questions about how the rail-bed will be used.  Go to full article
<i>Adirondac</i> on the move
Adirondac on the move

Cruise Ship Resumes Slow Journey Between Ticonderoga and Lake George

The cruise ship is once again cruising, sort of, in Ticonderoga this morning. The big truck that's hauling the 115-foot-long Adirondac is on the move, making its way to a boat launch on the northern end of Lake George at a half-mile an hour. The ship spent the night just outside the village of Ticonderoga. The truck began rolling at around 7:30 this morning and police say they expect the ship to arrive at the lake this afternoon. Brian Mann has an eyewitness update.  Go to full article

New Tract in Adirondacks' High Peaks is Open

New York Governor George Pataki was in Newcomb Tuesday to announce the opening to the public of 6,000 acres in the Adirondack High Peaks region. The land is part of parcel recently acquired by the Open Space Institute. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

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