Skip Navigation
on:

NCPR is supported by:

News stories tagged with "lavalley"

Jim LaValley, head of ARISE and a local realtor, wants the resort to move forward and calls legal challenges "frivolous." Photo:  Brian Mann
Jim LaValley, head of ARISE and a local realtor, wants the resort to move forward and calls legal challenges "frivolous." Photo: Brian Mann

Frustration over Big Tupper resort lawsuit turns to anger

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.

Debate, negotiations over Big Tupper resort leaves parties polarized

After years of public review, town hall meetings, mediation sessions and negotiations, the Adirondack Club and Resort project is entering its final phase.

An adjudicatory hearing will begin soon, possibly as early as next month, overseen by administrative law judge Daniel O'Connell.

When that hearing is finished, the Adirondack Park Agency will have sixty days to vote on whether the 600-unit resort should be given a permit or not.

But as Brian Mann reports, the various factions taking part in the hearing are still as deeply divided over key issues as they were half a decade ago.  Go to full article
Big Tupper resort could revitalize the popular ski area (File photo)
Big Tupper resort could revitalize the popular ski area (File photo)

Big Tupper resort debate enters final phase, with supporters energized

Six years after developers proposed building a massive new resort in Tupper Lake, the project appears to be back on track.

The Adirondack Park Agency has begun its final review of the environmental impacts of the ski-and-second-home development.

Some green groups say they're more comfortable with the scaled-back design, which still includes more than six hundred new homes, condos and mansions.

The Adirondack Club and Resort would also reopen Big Tupper as a commercial ski area.

Brian Mann attended a community meeting held last night by local boosters of the project. He has this update.  Go to full article
Bill Mozdzier and Jim LaValley work to get Chair 2 ready for opening day.
Bill Mozdzier and Jim LaValley work to get Chair 2 ready for opening day.

After a lost decade, volunteers bring Big Tupper ski hill back to life

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

1-4 of 4