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Bob Bevilacqua (right) shakes hands with Tom Catillaz in the Harrietstown Town Hall Tuesday night after Bevilcqua defeated Catillaz in the race for Town Supervisor. Photo: Chris Knight via <a href="">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a><br />
Bob Bevilacqua (right) shakes hands with Tom Catillaz in the Harrietstown Town Hall Tuesday night after Bevilcqua defeated Catillaz in the race for Town Supervisor. Photo: Chris Knight via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Bevilacqua beats Catillaz for Harrietstown Supervisor seat

One of the most hotly contested local races in the North Country yesterday was in the Saranac Lake area, where two political veterans battled for the position of town of Harrietstown supervisor.

With a strong turnout at the polls, Republican town Councilman Bob Bevilacqua beat Democrat and village Trustee Tom Catillaz.  Go to full article
Tom Catillaz. Photo: Catillaz website
Tom Catillaz. Photo: Catillaz website

Harrietstown candidate withdraws

One of the candidates in Harrietstown's fierce supervisor race announced yesterday that he's suspending his campaign. Democrat Tom Catillaz says a family emergency has forced him to stop campaigning and to miss the one debate scheduled for the election October 16th. Catillaz also stripped most of the material from his campaign website on Tuesday.

According to Democrats in Harrietstown, Catillaz will still appear in the ballot and plans to serve if elected. Catillaz faces Republican Bob Bevilacqua on the November ballot. Bevilacqua is currently a member of the Harrietstown board.

The contest between Catillaz and Bevilacqua had been one of the more intense political battles in the Adirondacks, with the two men sparring over management of the regional airport and relations with the village of Saranac Lake.  Go to full article
A hard landing for Adirondack Regional Airport?  (Photo:  Wikipedia)
A hard landing for Adirondack Regional Airport? (Photo: Wikipedia)

Adirondack airport boasts big growth and faces talk of closure

A new debate is underway over the future of the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear. Traffic at the airport is growing, with more than 11,500 passengers using Cape Air's commuter flights last year. Supporters say that brings a big boost to the Tri-Lakes economy.

But state and local officials also say cost overruns, mismanagement and a lack of political support for the airport could threaten its future.

Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article
We were advised that we should place all options, including a relocation, on the table, so that we can truly compare all possibilities.

Relocation among Trudeau's options

Two weeks after officials at Trudeau Institute announced plans to expand off-site, an internal memo indicates the Institute may also consider leaving Saranac Lake.

The memo from David Woodland, president and director of the biomedical research facility, lists "relocation, with the intent of re-purposing the Saranac Lake facilities" as one of the strategic options being considered for Trudeau's future development.

Trudeau is one of the area's largest employers. As Chris Knight reports, local officials are concerned.  Go to full article
Follensby Pond (Source: Adirondack Nature Conservancy
Follensby Pond (Source: Adirondack Nature Conservancy

With Follensby Pond deal, Adirondack environmentalists score prize

The Nature Conservancy announced yesterday that it has purchased another 14,000-acre parcel in the Adirondacks. The property, which lies on the outskirts of Tupper Lake, includes a pristine lake called Follensby Pond and more than ten miles of shoreline along the Raquette River. It is also the site of the fabled "Philosopher's Camp," visited by Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 1850s. The Conservancy will pay $16 million to the McCormick family, who live in Manchester, Vermont. As Brian Mann reports, green groups and outdoor recreation advocates have been chasing this deal for more than a decade.  Go to full article

SL property values suit dismissed

A group of more than 100 Town of Harrietstown property owners has lost another legal battle over reassessments that dramatically increased some waterfront property values. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Harrietstown property assessment lawsuit refiled

A lawsuit challenging the property assessment rolls of the Town of Harrietstown in Franklin County has been re-filed with dozens more petitioners. The Article 78 petition had been withdrawn earlier this year after state Supreme Court Judge David Demarest rejected an attempt to add more petitioners and claims to the litigation. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Adirondack camp owner challenges property?s assessment

A top administrative judge in the state and his wife are challenging the Town of Harrietstown over their property's assessment. Jan Plumadore, the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for all courts outside New York City, and his wife Barbara claim the value of their property on Lower Saranac Lake should be reduced because of the smells coming from a neighboring biomedical research facility. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Adirondack tax group withdraws suit, for now

A group of taxpayers suing the town of Harrietstown abruptly withdrew their petition on Friday. The case was set to be heard by the state Supreme Court in Malone. As Brian Mann reports, the suit was delayed after the judge refused to allow a new set of claims against the town.  Go to full article

Forum focuses on Adirondack cell phone coverage

Cell service providers, local and state elected officials and representatives of the Adirondack Park Agency came together Wednesday to take what was described the first step towards improving cell phone coverage in the Adirondacks. The event, which drew more than 125 people to the Harrietstown Town Hall, was organized by State Senator Betty Little. It comes after a series of accidents on the Adirondack Northway that have turned into a rallying point for improved cell coverage. As Chris Knight reports, most people felt the meeting was productive.  Go to full article

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