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A really big case was decided by Canada’s Supreme Court on Thursday. How big? Well, most news coverage is using words like “historic precedent”, “landmark” and “game changer”. First Nation leaders are...
CBC news is reporting an on-going protest against shale gas development in New Brunswick, Canada escalated dramatically today: Shale gas protesters and RCMP trying to enforce an injunction are clashing in Rexton, N.B., leading to at least...
UPDATE: No environmental activist has suggested that a wilderness or Adirondack land parcel be named after themselves personally. The text below has been corrected to clarify this point. This week, a group called Adirondack Wild unveiled...
Over the years, no one has been a more resolute watchdog of state management of the Adirondack Park than the Glens Falls Post Star. The newspaper’s editorial page has often cast a skeptical eye on the relationship between key decisions inside...
The last forty-eight hours have seen a series of strong statements, pro and con, for the 69,000 acre land deal signed Sunday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. One of the most interesting conversations is happening within local government. At least...
News stories tagged with "land-use"
by Brian Mann
Mar 31, 2009 — The Adirondack Nature Conservancy yesterday unveiled one of the largest timber sales in North Country history. The green group, based in Keene Valley, is selling 92 thousand acres of timber land to ATP, a Danish pension fund. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Mar 30, 2009 — Details are still emerging, but it appears that the budget deal announced over the weekend in Albany eliminates a controversial plan to cap property tax payments on forest preserve land in the Adirondacks. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article
May 26, 2008 — A plan to expand Franklin County's landfill by 630 acres has drawn concern from neighbors from both sides of the northern border. The landfill, about one mile from the international boundary near Malone, has been controversial since it opened in 1994. It's one of 27 regional landfills in the state built to accept waste from the thousands of dumps closed across the state in past decades. A meeting in Malone last week drew about 50 people - nearly all of them opposed to the landfill expansion. Jacob Resneck was there. Go to full article
May 22, 2008 — Closed-door mediation between developers of the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort, local government officials, neighbors and environmental groups is set to continue next week in Tupper Lake. The resort project is the largest ever considered by the Adirondack Park Agency. It would reopen the Big Tupper Ski Area and construct hundreds of luxury homes on Mount Morris. Parties met for two days last month. But so far no one has spoken publicly about what, if any, progress was made. That secrecy is raising questions and keeping at least one group out of the talks. Jacob Resneck reports. Go to full article
Apr 29, 2008 — An Essex County judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the planned Lake Placid branch of the Adirondack Museum. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Mar 14, 2008 — The Adirondack Park Agency's state lands committee failed to reach a consensus Thursday over whether to institute a cap on snowmobile trails on public lands in the park. After more than an hour of discussion, the committee moved to forward the matter without comment to the full board of commissioners for review today. Jacob Resneck reports. Go to full article
Feb 26, 2008 — The Residents' Committee to Protect the Adirondacks is moving to Saranac Lake from its longtime base in North Creek. After its longtime executive director, Peter Bauer, left last September to lead the Fund for Lake George, the RCPA hired a new executive director and plans to hire a conservation director soon. Jacob Resneck has details. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Jan 15, 2008 — The Adirondack Park Agency is stepping up its enforcement efforts against a backlog of illegal subdivisions in the park. The agency's enforcement attorneys, Paul Van Cott and Sarah Reynolds, outlined the "Proactive Subdivision Enforcement Initiative" to agency commissioners and board members last week. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article