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Saranac Lake Homeowners Respond to Rising Taxes

It's a complaint that's been heard repeatedly from individual residents across the North Country--people are afraid of losing their homes because they can't afford to pay skyrocketing property taxes. As Chris Knight reports, many of these same people are now taking a more constructive approach to the problem by organizing into "concerned taxpayer" groups.  Go to full article

Second Major Housing Development Planned for Adirondacks, In Jay

The Adirondacks have seen a housing boom over the last five years. Hundreds of new vacation homes and condos have been built, usually on single lots or in small subdivisions. Major developers are now proposing massive housing projects inside the park. One 800-home vacation resort in Tupper Lake is now under review by the Adirondack Park Agency. As Chris Knight reports, the APA is now examining a second, 700-home subdivision in the town of Jay.  Go to full article
Larger land claim map at the link below
Larger land claim map at the link below

County Governments Oppose Mohawk Land Deal

Legislators in Frankln County voted unanimously Thursday to oppose a land claims settlement between the state and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. County officials say a ten million dollars payment meant to offset the loss of taxes isn't big enough. As Chris Knight reports, the arguements made by legislators mirror those heard earlier this month when St. Lawrence County Legislators voted to oppose the settlement.  Go to full article

New Power Line to Connect St. Lawrence County, Tri-Lakes

Locals in Tupper Lake and Lake Placid hope to end electricity shortages by extending a power line from St. Lawrence County. State Senator Betty Little is supporting a plan that would build a new line from Newton Falls, down through Cranberry Lake, and on to Tupper Lake. As Chris Knight reports, organizers say more electricity would end black-outs that have plagued the area. They also say the line could boost economic development.  Go to full article

Adirondack Towns Consider New County

Local leaders in 10 Adirondack towns are thinking about breaking away to form their own county. It would include towns that are now part of Essex and Franklin counties. The idea is still in its infancy, but if it goes forward, Adirondack County would be the first new county in New York in 90 years. Chris Knight has more:  Go to full article

UV Disinfection of Lake Placid Wastewater Funded

A sewage feud in the Adirondacks moved one step closer to resolution this week. Congressman John Sweeney says $1.4 million in federal money will go to upgrade Lake Placid's new sewage treatment plant. The money will be spent on an experimental system designed to disinfect wasterwater before it flows into the Chubb and the Ausable rivers. As Chris Knight reports, officials downstream in Wilmington welcomed the news.  Go to full article

Man Survives Two Weeks in the Woods

A Tupper Lake man lost in the woods for over two weeks walked out early yesterday. Police said he survived by building a makeshift lean-to and drinking pond water. Chris Knight has more.  Go to full article

Task Force Focuses on Farming

Farmers and farming advocates from Adirondack counties were in Westport last week to share their concerns about the future of their livelihood. They spoke at the latest in a series of public forums convened by a task force of Assembly Republicans. Chris Knight has more:  Go to full article

Search Scaled Back

The Department of Environmental Conservation has scaled back its search for a Tupper Lake man missing for over three weeks. Chris Knight has more:  Go to full article

APA Tours Newcomb Tract

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

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