Sep 04, 2012 — This summer, the mood in Tupper Lake has turned tense and sometimes ugly as debate continues over the future of the Adirondack Club and Resort.
Developers hope to build hundreds of mansions and townhouses just outside the village, along with a marina, a new ski center and other amenities.
Many local residents and business owners see the project as a new economic engine for the village. But environmental groups and a small group of property owners in Tupper Lake sued last winter. They hope to overturn state permits for the resort, issued by the Adirondack Park Agency.
The conflict has sparked fierce letters to the editor, angry yard signs and friction between neighbors.
In the coming weeks, Brian Mann will be talking with people on all sides of the debate about the future of Tupper Lake. He began with Jim LaValley, a local real estate agent who formed the group ARISE to help build public support for the resort project. Go to full article
Despite years of haggling, the number of issues that will need to be resolved during the final round of hearings has actually grown.
Nov 25, 2009 — Big Tupper used to be a beloved destination for skiers and families from across the North Country. Now a group of volunteers and activists in Tupper lake is fighting to bring the mountain back. If all goes as planned in the next few weeks, the ski area will reopen for the first time in more than a decade. Brian Mann visited the mountain and has our story. Go to full article