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Nature Conservancy sells 92,000 acres to Dutch firm

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

Budget deal a mixed bag for Adirondacks

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

Lewis farm wins landmark decision

In a landmark ruling, a state Supreme Court judge in Essex County says farm worker housing is exempt from Adirondack Park Agency jurisdiction. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Landfill expansion plan draws complaints

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

Tupper resort talks continue in secret

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

Court rejects lawsuit challenging Adk Museum expansion

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

Paterson answers listeners? questions

The Governor spent an hour yesterday talking on air with North Country Public Radio listeners. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

APA considers snowmobile trail cap

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

RCPA moving headquarters to Saranac Lake

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

APA tackles illegal subdivisions

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

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