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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"
Dec 13, 2002 — At its meeting today in Ray Brook, the Adirondack Park Agency is expected to approve a new emergency phone system on I-87. The old network hasn't functioned properly for years. As Brian Mann reports, the upgraded system will also mean better cell phone coverage in the remote area between Schroon Lake and Peru. Go to full article
Dec 13, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency moved a step closer on Thursday to banning floatplanes on Lowes Lake. At the meeting yesterday, the Department of Environmental Conservation presented its plan for the Bog River management area, southwest of Tupper Lake. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2002 — On Friday, Governor George Pataki appointed an interim chairman to head the Adirondack Park Agency. Jim Frenette has been a member of the commission since 1992. As Brian Mann reports, Frenette takes over at a time when the Park Agency is struggling. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency commission got a first look at a new plan for the Bog River and Lowe's Lake on Thursday. The plan -- for an area near Tupper Lake -- includes a restriction on commercial floatplane use. As Brian Mann reports, the Agency won't vote on the proposal until January. Go to full article
Nov 14, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency's veteran chairman - Dick Lefebvre - says he'll retire after this week's meeting in Ray Brook. After a decade with the Agency, Lefebvre is seen as a peacemaker. His work brought new credibility to a controversial agency, charged with protecting the environment inside the blue line. As Brian Mann reports, some observers are now looking anxiously to the future. Go to full article
Oct 31, 2002 — On Wednesday (Oct. 30) the Adirondack Park Agency staff approved a permit for a new 97-room hotel in Lake George. The project has drawn criticism from pro-environment groups, who say it was given fast-track treatment because the developer is a former state official. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Oct 23, 2002 — Each year, people come from around the world to study the Adirondack Park. Environmentalists see this region's mix of wilderness and small communities as a model for conservation - especially in the developing world. Usually, these groups meet with scientists and park officials. But this month, a group called "Future Generations" has been meeting with shop owners and home makers and factory workers. Brian Mann spoke with Aditi Kaur, an activist visiting from India. Go to full article
Oct 14, 2002 — A six million dollar resort project in Lake George is sparking fierce controversy inside the Adirondack Park Agency. At a meeting Friday, commissioners agreed to fast track the permit process for a new hotel, proposed by former Park Agency chairman Bob Flacke. Agency staff describe the process as "responsive government". But one commissioner says the plan is "favoritism" for a political insider. Brian Mann has our report. Go to full article
Oct 11, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency is meeting this week in Ray Brook. Included on this month's agenda are a half-dozen enforcement cases. The Agency is trying to sort out a backlog of more than a thousand alleged violations, some dating back nearly 20 years. Brian Mann talks with Martha Foley about the APA's efforts to enforce its environmental regulations. Go to full article
Oct 10, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency meets today, to consider fast-track approval for a major new hotel on Lake George. The developer says a quick answer is necessary to save the project. But a pro-environment group claims that the Park Agency is showing favoritism to a former commissioner. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article