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News stories tagged with "land-preservation"

APA delays Lake Clear zone change

The Adirondack Park Agency returned to its normal monthly meeting agenda last week after three consecutive months of dealing with the Adirondack Club and Resort project, which was approved by the APA board in January.

Among other items on its list, the agency tackled a controversial proposal to reclassify 50 acres of private land on the shoreline of Lake Clear, in Franklin County. As Chris Knight reports, the board put off making a decision on that application until next month.  Go to full article

New York AG to review Nature Conservancy-State land deal

The New York Post reported this week that the Adirondack Nature Conservancy reaped millions in profits from a land preservation deal with New York State. The story says the conservancy paid Domtar $6.8 million for the land, and sold it to the state for almost $10 million four years later -- an "absurd" profit as headlined in the Post.

The report is prompting reviews by the state attorney general's office into potential over-payments for the 20,000 acres in Clinton County. Martha Foley talks with Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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