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Adk Wind Project Inches Forward

Developers of an industrial wind project near Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks won a small victory yesterday. The Adirondack Park Agency's board agreed that a new tower, designed to test wind strength, might be allowed to go forward. As Brian Mann reports, the APA staff and some environmental groups want the developers to submit a basic outline of the entire project.  Go to full article

APA Tests Wind In Park

A big crowd is expected in Ray Brook this morning, where the Adirondack Park Agency will take up a controversial plan to build a network of giant wind towers in Johnsburg. The project has strong local support, but has divided the environmental community. As Brian Mann reports, the decision is seen as a test case for the wind industry inside the Adirondack Park.

Other Key Agenda Items: The Park Agency has a busy schedule this week. They'll also consider two new subdivisions in North Elba, the town that includes Lake Placid. The projects would develop more than 650 acres with high-end luxury homes. Also, the APA is expected to cast a final vote on a new management plan for the St. Regis Canoe area, one of the most popular paddling destinations in the park. Tomorrow, the agency will discuss two controversial issues in the Park -- the height of new buildings and the state's policy for managing roads inside the forest preserve.  Go to full article

Preview: Upper Hudson Whitewater Derby

Canoeists and kayakers of all skill levels will gather in the Town of Johnsburg this weekend for the 49th Annual Upper Hudson River Whitewater Derby. The event included the Chuck Severance Memorial Race last Saturday. Pete Burns, owner of Wevertown's Beaver Brook Outfitters, is chairman of this year's derby. He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Governor Cuts Gore Mt. Project

Governor George Pataki announced nearly $3 billion in budget vetoes this week, slashing the legislature's proposed spending plan. One of the big cuts here in the North Country was a $5.5 million dollar fund earmarked to build a ski gondola at the state-run ski area on Gore Mountain in North Creek. One pro-environment group praised the decision. But local government leaders in the Adirondacks worry that the veto could derail plans to build a new resort development around North Creek's ski bowl. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

North Creek Newspaper Sold, Saved From Closing

The North Creek News-Enterprise has been sold to Denton Publications, a regional newspaper chain based in North Creek. The dollar amount of the sale hasn't been disclosed. Brian Mann spoke with publisher Tom Henecker, who has run the paper for more than six years, along with his wife, Katie O'Dell. Henecker says the sale last week saved the News-Enterprise from shutting down.

Tomorrow during the 8 O'clock Hour, we'll talk with Dan Alexander, head of Denton Publications in Elizabethtown. His seven newspapers reach from St. Lawrence County all the way to Vermont.  Go to full article

One Skier Killed, One Injured at Gore Mt.

A 56-year-old skier was killed and a teenager suffered head trauma in separate accidents yesterday at the Gore Mountain Ski area. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Hundreds in North Country Without Power Seek Shelter

Parts of the north country are still without power this morning, following Friday's powerful windstorm. At least two people died in the gale. National Grid says about 30,000 of its customers are still without power, most of them in rural parts of eastern New York. At the peak of the storm, more than 325,000 utility customers across New York state lost power. Parts of Moriah, Westport, and Saratoga Springs were still without electricity yesterday, braving single-digit temperatures. Brian Mann spoke Monday morning with Eileen Reardon, executive director of the Adirondack-Saratoga chapter of the Red Cross.  Go to full article

Adk Conservation Group Opposes Johnsburg Wind Park

An influential conservation group has announced its opposition to a wind turbine farm in the town of Johnsburg. The Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks says the giant towers would harm scenery and spark a wave of new tower construction. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Pataki Adminstration Urges Wind Farm Developers To Avoid Adk Park

The Pataki administration is urging wind power developers to look for sites outside the Adirondack Park. The message was delivered yesterday at a Park Agency meeting in Ray Brook. As Brian Mann reports, the lack of political support in Albany could derail a major project proposed for North Creek.  Go to full article
The Johnsburg Historical Society hosts the first in a series of bicentennial events tonight at Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek.
The Johnsburg Historical Society hosts the first in a series of bicentennial events tonight at Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek.

Johnsburg Begins Bicentennial Festivities

Historians in the Town of Johnsburg will unveil their time capsule tonight (7 pm) in North Creek. It's part of a year-long town bicentennial celebration. Todd Moe talks with some of the volunteers who are preserving 21st century culture in the Gore Mountain region.  Go to full article

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