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Make or break resort hearing begins in Tupper Lake

This afternoon in Tupper Lake, state officials begin a formal adjudicatory hearing on the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort. The massive development has been described by supporters as the cornerstone of Tupper Lake's future. Critics say the project would change the community's small-town character and damage the environment. Martha Foley and Brian Mann preview this hearing.  Go to full article

Timber company and environmental group win award

A partnership between environmentalists and foresters won praise last week from New York State for creating a more sustainable way to harvest trees and protect land. The Department of Environmental Conservation presented its 'Excellence' award to Lyme Timber Company and the Nature Conservancy for their purchase of 104,000 acres in Adirondack Park. The collaboration - which also includes Canadian paper maker Domtar - is also credited for keeping forestry jobs in the North Country. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article

Big Tupper resort proposal gets public hearing

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
Russian stamp features the Altai region
Russian stamp features the Altai region

Adirondackers will train Russian park staff

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

Tupper Powerline Spurs Constitutional Change

Time is running out in Albany on a plan to amend New York's constitution to allow a new power line to follow Rt. 56 through the northern Adirondacks. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Tupper Resort Faces Delay

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is reporting that consultants have temporarily stopped work on the proposed Big Tupper resort in Tupper Lake. They say the developer owes them back pay. Brian Mann has more.  Go to full article

Controversy Builds Over Lk. Placid House

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

New Housing Project in Lake Placid

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

Tupper Resort Draws Pros, Cons, and Questions

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

Tupper Delays Resort Zoning Changes

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

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