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Turning to Tourism: Adirondack Towns Struggle to Make Transition

Towns and villages in the Adirondacks are looking for better ways to spark local economies. For many, that means a shift away from mining and logging and a new focus on tourism. Town supervisors and economic development experts gathered Thursday in Saranac Lake to compare their efforts. For some, these are the best of times. For others, the change means a struggle for survival. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Senator Clinton Visits JCC

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton made a pair of appearances in upstate New York yesterday to outline her economic development plan and to reinforce her campaign commitments to revitalize the upstate economy. Senator Clinton spoke at events in Rome and at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, where she pledged to promote the North Country as a great place for businesses to locate and expand. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Adirondack Development: Thirty Years After Park Agency Act, Industry and Sprawl Are Reshaped

For three decades, the Adirondack Park Agency has shaped and restricted use of private land in the Adirondacks. The Agency's regulations affect thousands of property owners and more than 3.5 million acres of land. They're viewed as a model by pro-environment groups, but some locals say the zoning plan has damaged small towns and villages. In this first of a two-part series, Brian Mann assesses the Act's impact on the region. Today, he looks at two types of development where the regulations have meant dramatic changes: rural sprawl and heavy industry.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake's Waterfront

Martha Foley talks with Saranac Lake Community Development Director Deb McDonnell about that village's continuing efforts to make the most of its five miles of waterfront.  Go to full article

Governor Pataki Chats with the Media in Lake Placid

Governor Pataki met with reporters last Friday in Lake Placid to chat about the North Country economy, the Olympics and politics. Brian Mann was there.  Go to full article

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