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Breaking Ground<br />(Source:  Amy Freiman)
Breaking Ground
(Source: Amy Freiman)

In Newcomb, a Rural School Fights for its Future

Yesterday, we reported on the shortage of affordable housing in the Adirondacks. Local leaders say working families are being pushed out, as vacation home-owners move in. The pinch is being felt most immediately in local schools. Enrollments are declining sharply across much of the North Country. In the last two years, elementary schools have closed in Champlain and Racquette Lake. A Catholic school shut down in Tupper Lake and another may close in Potsdam. Some school districts are struggling to find a more hopeful future. They're adding programs and building new facilities, hoping to attract more families. Brian Mann has this story from the Town of Newcomb in Essex County.  Go to full article

Finch Pruyn Land Sale Alarms Environmental Groups

One of the region's biggest timber companies is selling a 4,900 acre parcel of land in the town of Newcomb. According to a report published yesterday in the Glens Falls Post-Star, Finch Pruyn has agreed to sell the property for nearly $6 million. As Brian Mann reports, environmental groups say the deal could signal a new wave of housing development in the Adirondack Park.  Go to full article
Chairman Richard Lefebvre
Chairman Richard Lefebvre

Park Agency Chairman Retires: Richard Lefebvre

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

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