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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 a...
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 three...
Over the last century and a half, the Adirondack Park has seen a lot of outsized figures shaping its future, everyone from Teddy Roosevelt to Senator Ron Stafford. But with the Park’s modern structure — the zoning map, the private land...
In a ceremony Sunday afternoon in Lake Placid, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a contract committing New York state to the purchase of roughly 69,000 acres of Adirondack timberland over the next five years. The deal was described as the largest single...
News stories tagged with "land-use"
Sep 08, 2006 — The supporters outnumbered the critics by a wide margin last night at a public hearing in Tupper Lake on whether thousands of acres in the town should be rezoned for the proposed Big Tupper resort project. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Aug 29, 2006 — Three Adirondack women travel to a Russian province Sunday for two weeks to assist with training on wilderness ethics and stewardship. Adirondack Mountain Club's education director, Jen Kretser, Paul Smith's College professor Karen Boldis and ADK employee Julia Goren will visit the Siberian province of Altai Republic from September 3-17. Susan Cutting of the Altai Project in New Hampshire will join them. The Altai Republic has looked to the Adirondacks as a land-use model. The four women will help train Altai Nature Park staff, nonprofit groups and tour operators. Todd Moe spoke with Julia Goren and Jen Kretser about the trip. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Feb 23, 2006 — The Adirondack Park Agency is embroiled in a new political and legal controversy involving one of Governor Pataki's allies. Art Spiegel, a businessman who lives in Plattsburgh, has sued the agency over its decision to suspend a permit for a controversial mansion in Lake Placid. Martha Foley and Brian Mann have more: Go to full article
Feb 06, 2006 — A downstate developer has announced plans for a major workforce housing project in Lake Placid. If approved, the development would include 40 town house units capped at a maximum price of $200,000. The housing would only be available to year-round residents with full time jobs in the Lake Placid area. As Chris Knight reports, local officials are hoping the project will help ease the housing crisis the community is facing. Go to full article
Jan 27, 2006 — Local people filled the Tupper Lake High School auditorium last night to discuss the proposed resort around the Big Tupper Ski Area. Developer Michael Foxman hopes to build more than 700 condos, townhouses and great camps on roughly 6,000 acres. Project supporters organized the session, hoping to ease concerns about the impacts of the project. As Brian Mann reports, the session offered people a chance to ask blunt questions about the resort and its impact on the economy and on taxes. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2005 — Tupper Lake residents last night asked the town board not to rush into a series of zoning changes requested by developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort project. The resort is the largest project ever reviewed by the Adirondack Park Agency: some 6,000 acres, including the former Big Tupper Ski Area. The developers say they need the zoning changes to move the proposal along. But, as Chris Knight reports, the town board delayed a vote and will try to answer some of the questions raised last night. Go to full article
Sep 14, 2005 — Governor Pataki says acting Conservation Commissioner Denise Sheehan will lead the state's leading environmental agency until his term in office ends in 2007. Sheehan has been the acting DEC chief since February. As Brian Mann reports, she plans to help the state acquire at least eighty thousand more acres of conservation land. Go to full article
Aug 15, 2005 — The Adirondack Park Agency moved a step closer on Friday to forcing the removal of a controversial mansion in Lake Placid. Following the recommendation of APA staff, the agency board voted unanimously to suspend Arthur Spiegel's permit until environmental conditions are fully satisfied. Go to full article