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Lake George Hotel On Fast Track: APA Favoritism?

The Adirondack Park Agency meets today, to consider fast-track approval for a major new hotel on Lake George. The developer says a quick answer is necessary to save the project. But a pro-environment group claims that the Park Agency is showing favoritism to a former commissioner. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Fires Burn Across Region, Near Niagara Mohawk Corridor

This week's heat wave - and a flurry of lightning storms - have spread forest fires across the north country. Forest rangers are battling a half-dozen blazes, from Willsboro in the east to Diana in the west. As Brian Mann reports, the latest fire is burning in Lewis County, near one of Niagara Mohawk's main power corridors:  Go to full article

Hot Weather Brings Forest Fires To Eastern Adirondacks

Hot, dry weather in the north country has brought a rash of forest fires to the eastern Adirondacks. New York forest rangers and crews from two state prisons are battling the blazes in rugged terrain near Lake George. Brian Mann has details:  Go to full article

Milfoil in Lake Bonaparte

The Lake George Park Commission is seeking permits from the state DEC and the APA to use the herbicide Sonar to get rid of Eurasian Milfoil in Lake Gorge. But the Adk Council says the lake-choking weed is dying on it own. Bill Peters of the Lake Bonaparte Conservation Club is Jefferson County says his community faced the same problems with milfoil in their lake. Peters says they turned to using weevils to control the weed. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Eurasian Milfoil May be Dying Off

An environmental group says lake-choking Eurasian milfoil is mysteriously dying on its own at three of four targeted sites in Lake George. The Adirondack Council says the state should abandon its costly proposal to use an herbicide to rid lake of the weed. Acting council executive director Bernard Melewski said testimony from Department of Environmental Conservation experts showed milfoil is not spreading throughout the lake as had been feared. And he said the nuisance weed is disappearing from underwater beds that haven't been touched in years. In a press release, Melewski suggested increasing boat and dock fees to pay for herbicide application would be "overkill." But there's no agreement on the dieback, or the herbicide. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Settlement Clears Way for Lake George Shoreline Development

Developers in Lake George will build fifty-five new timeshare condominiums on the lakeshore. The move follows an out-of-court settlement, reached with the Lake George Association--a non-profit group that had fought to block the plan. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Finch Pryun Strike Talks Wind Up; No Deal in Sight

Two days of talks have ended in Lake George, as Finch Pruyn and the paper mill's unions work to negotiate a new contract. After nearly five months, the unions are still on the picket line. As Brian Mann reports, both sides are offering concessions, but a deal is unlikely any time soon.  Go to full article

Watermilfoil Herbicide Talks Underway in Lake George

Private talks are underway over a plan to use a chemical herbicide in Lake George. The chemical--known as "sonar"--could help in the fight against Eurasian watermilfoil. Critics say it will also kill native plants that are already endangered. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Judge OKs Watermilfoil Herbicide Use

A state judge says the use of an herbicide in Lake George wouldn't violate a New York law protecting rare and endangered plants. As Brian Mann reports, the ruling may boost efforts to use chemicals to control invasive species.  Go to full article

Adirondack Council Sues to Delay Lake George Herbicide Hearings

The Adirondack Council has filed suit to delay hearings into the proposed use of SONAR, an herbicide, to combat the invasive species watermilfoil in Lake George. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

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