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Cullen Rose of Inlet (left), his brother, Andy Quodomine of Clifton Park (center), and moose-calling contest emcee Ed Kanze (right). Photo: Andy Flynn
Cullen Rose of Inlet (left), his brother, Andy Quodomine of Clifton Park (center), and moose-calling contest emcee Ed Kanze (right). Photo: Andy Flynn

Moose callers gather in Indian lake

There are more moose living in the Adirondacks every year. Scientists put the population at about 800 this year.

One town is hoping its local moose will be a draw for visitors: Indian Lake is already capitalizing on moose tourism with an annual Moose Festival, which includes a moose calling contest.

But even with numbers up and moose sightings on the rise, nobody had reported seeing one on the first day of the Great Adirondack Moose Festival--except Bloomingdale resident Debbie Kanze.  Go to full article
Disputed terrain?  A photograph of the Raquette Lake Hotel taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard in 1889.  Land disputes in the area date from that era.
Disputed terrain? A photograph of the Raquette Lake Hotel taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard in 1889. Land disputes in the area date from that era.

Can Albany settle the century-old Raquette Lake land dispute?

This weekend in the Hamilton County community of Raquette Lake, landowners will gather to hear a proposal that could change New York state's constitution.

For generations, their community has been in conflict with the state over land claims affecting more than 200 parcels. Locals and seasonal residents say the property is privately owned.

But state officials, and some environmental groups, have argued that much of the land is actually part of the state forest preserve and should be kept "forever wild."

As Brian Mann reports, this is the latest effort to sort out one of the Adirondack Park's oldest and thorniest disputes.  Go to full article
Low's Lake from Grass Pond Mountain, looking southwest. Source: Wikipedia
Low's Lake from Grass Pond Mountain, looking southwest. Source: Wikipedia

Legislators Urge APA to designate Lows Lake as wilderness

St. Lawrence County legislators are urging the Adirondack Park Agency to fight a recent court decision that designates the water and bed of Lows Lake as wilderness. That's according to the Watertown Daily Times.  Go to full article

Hamilton county leader gives REDC process high marks

A top official in Hamilton County is praising the Regional Economic Development Council process. Earlier this month, the state awarded the North Country more than $100-million to help boost the economy. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Leadership shuffle at Adirondack Museum

The Adirondack Museum will soon look for new leadership. Longtime Executive Director Caroline Welsh has stepped aside to become senior art historian at the Blue Mt. Lake museum. Interim Director Michael Lombardi says a national search for her successor will begin soon.
Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
The state is in a real hole here and the counties have no interest in them simply passing the hole on to us.

Counties fear squeeze of state mandates, tax cap

If Albany approves a cap on property tax increases this winter, counties in the North Country could find themselves squeezed tighter than ever before.

They already facing rising demand for government services, at a time when costs for pensions, insurance, and fuel are also going up.

And the state pays less and less each year to cover the costs of programs that are mandated by New York's legislature.

With revenues already slipping in many counties, a property tax cap could push them deep into the red. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article
The Adirondack Museum's Laura Rice with Earl's beam knife
The Adirondack Museum's Laura Rice with Earl's beam knife

Adirondack Attic: a knife, a murder

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. You may know Andy from his series of "Adirondack Attic" books on local history. He uses the objects people make, use and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring these stories to air. Today, we hear the story of a knife and a 19th century murder in Hamilton County.  Go to full article

APA approves Brandreth Lake housing plan

A key Adirondack Park Agency committee has approved plans for a large scale residential development on a remote Adirondack lake. The APA's Regulatory Programs Committee signed off yesterday on the Brandreth Lake Association's plan to build 44 homes on more than 400 acres at the northern end of the lake, located in Hamilton County. Environmental groups were divided over the project. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Four dead, three injured at group home fire in Hamilton County

Four elderly residents died at a group home in Hamilton County on Saturday following an early morning fire. The blaze struck the Riverview home in the town of Wells, which is operated by New York state. Two staff members and a fifth patient were also injured. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Search continues for missing hiker in Adirondacks

Forest rangers and volunteers are expected to continue their search today for 71-year-old man missing for more than a week in the Central Adirondacks. Frederick Gillingham of California, who has a camp in Indian Lake, has been missing since Sunday, October 12. As Chris Knight reports, the Department of Environmental Conservation is now looking for information from anyone who may have been hiking in the Indian Lake area last week.  Go to full article

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