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State Senator Betty Little is delighted with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s picks for the Adirondack Park Agency board, which were confirmed yesterday. “I think the three members who are returning and having a new term have really done a great...
Happy Monday! Sure, it’s cold and grey (at least here in Canton), but perhaps a lovely glass of North Country wine would help? David Sommerstein reports today on the growing industry (hearty grapes, people!), centered in Clinton County. We...
Chris Knight is reporting at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that John Banta, the Adirondack Park Agency’s senior counsel, will retire at the end of this month. Banta isn’t widely known to the general public, but he’s been one of...
In a press release first published on the Adirondack Almanack blog, two green groups have announced plans to sue New York state to block the Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake. “In the last few years APA has become a rogue...
In the latest edition of the Adirondack Explorer, I probed the question of what the Adirondack Club and Resort decision means for environmental groups in the Park. Some green leaders are indignant at the notion that the 10-to-1 Adirondack Park...
News stories tagged with "apa"
by Chris Knight
Oct 10, 2003 — APA staff and commissioners get a first hand look at an 11,000 acre parcel in Newcomb preserved by a deal with the Open Space Institute this year. The future of the tract's timberlands, historic district and wilderness are all on the agency's near-term agenda. Chris Knight went along on Wednesday's tour. Go to full article
Aug 15, 2003 — The Adirondack Park Agency is meeting this week in Saranac Lake. Governor Pataki has announced his choice for a new chairman for the agency. Ross Whaley is former President of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and also worked a researcher at the U.S. Forest Service. Whaley has a home on Upper Saranac Lake. He spoke with Brian Mann about his career and his hopes for the Park Agency. Go to full article
Aug 12, 2003 — For 30 years, Barbara McMartin has been one of the Adirondacks' most prolific authors. From her home in the southern Adirondacks, McMartin has also played a leading role in the Park's political life, authoring histories and public policy reports, and serving on prominent committees. She's now in the final months of her tenure as chair of the Forest Preserve Advisory Committee, which offers advice to the Department of Environmental Conservation. McMartin sat down recently to talk with Brian Mann about her career and some of the issues facing the Adirondack Park. Go to full article
Jul 11, 2003 — The Adirondack Park Agency is reviewing a permit that will allow the preservation of more than nine thousand acres in the southern High Peaks. Recreation and pro-environment groups have praised the deal. Agency Commissioners are expected to approve the first phase of the project later today. But as Brian Mann reports, town officials in Newcomb say they didn't have enough time to properly review the plan. Go to full article
May 26, 2003 — Last week, Governor George Pataki named a new interim chairman to lead the Adirondack Park Agency. Rochester attorney Jim Townsend will take over at the June meeting. He says he's agreed to run the APA board until a permanent chairman is found. Townsend spoke with Brian Mann about the challenges facing the Agency. Go to full article
by NCPR News
May 12, 2003 — The Adirondack Park Agency's interim chairman, Jim Frenette, announced his resignation Friday. The decision surprised commissioners and APA staff,coming just five months after the departure of veteran chairman Dick Lefebvre. Frenette, a Democrat from Tupper Lake, says nothing triggered his abrupt resignation. It was simply "time to move on." Go to full article
Apr 11, 2003 — The Adirondack Park Agency meets today and is expected to approve a plan to build a new housing development in Wilmington. The 21-lot development - called Whiteface Meadows - drew concern Thursday about open space protection. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Feb 14, 2003 — The National Sports Academy - a private high school in Lake Placid - is hoping to move its campus from the village center to a farm on the outskirts of town. The project has the support of local government leaders, but some residents say it will harm a rural neighborhood. As Brian Mann reports, the plan faces a final vote by the Adirondack Park Agency later this morning. Go to full article
Jan 31, 2003 — Pro-environmental groups say the governor's budget proposal would mean a "raid" on the state's Environmental Protection Fund. The fund is designed to help with land purchaces and stewartship. Also, the Adirondack Park Agency says it wil cut three positions from its staff to meet a $60,000 funding cut. Go to full article
Jan 13, 2003 — The Adirondack Park Agency voted Friday to phase out the use of floatplanes on Lows Lake. The compromise is part of the "Bog River Unit Management Plan". As Brian Mann reports, the state has agreed to help tourism pilots find other lakes, where they can take their customers. Go to full article