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Discussion groups with some of the Park's most influential leaders tackled the topics raised by Herman and Mason (Photos:  Mark Kurtz)
Discussion groups with some of the Park's most influential leaders tackled the topics raised by Herman and Mason (Photos: Mark Kurtz)

Can the Adirondacks offer residents a sustainable life?

The Adirondack Park is famous for its feuds and political controversies. From the Adirondack Club and Resort debate in Tupper Lake to the future of the railroad corridor through the Park, big and sometimes nasty fights often grab headlines.

But a growing coalition of Park leaders say they may have found a set of common principles that will allow more cooperation, while easing some of the tension between environmentalists, local government leaders and business owners. They've developed a concept called "the sustainable life" which would try to balance healthy towns with long term environmental protections.

As Brian Mann reports, the vision was unveiled at a meeting yesterday in Long Lake that was attended by more than 200 of the Park's most influential activists and leaders.  Go to full article

Community Block Grants Funding May be Cut

The Small Cities Community Development Block Grant is federal money earmarked specifically for community development in less populated areas. The North Country has received the funds for 13 years. President Bush's recent budget proposal would eliminate the grant. Greg Warner reports on how those moneys have impacted the region.  Go to full article

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