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The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that plans for a large-scale hotel will be unveiled in Lake George this week. According to the newspaper, local developer Dave Kenny is hoping to build a six-story chain hotel in the resort village that...
News stories tagged with "lake-george"
Oct 31, 2002 — On Wednesday (Oct. 30) the Adirondack Park Agency staff approved a permit for a new 97-room hotel in Lake George. The project has drawn criticism from pro-environment groups, who say it was given fast-track treatment because the developer is a former state official. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Oct 14, 2002 — A six million dollar resort project in Lake George is sparking fierce controversy inside the Adirondack Park Agency. At a meeting Friday, commissioners agreed to fast track the permit process for a new hotel, proposed by former Park Agency chairman Bob Flacke. Agency staff describe the process as "responsive government". But one commissioner says the plan is "favoritism" for a political insider. Brian Mann has our report. Go to full article
Oct 10, 2002 — 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
Aug 15, 2002 — 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
Aug 14, 2002 — 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
by Jody Tosti
Jun 13, 2002 — 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
by Jody Tosti
Jun 12, 2002 — 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
Dec 13, 2001 — 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
Oct 25, 2001 — 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
Oct 24, 2001 — 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