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Sounds of the Northway: Spreading social justice through music

A women's singing group, with members who live along the Northway, has produced a new cd, titled Herstory. Ann Ruzow Holland and Cathie Davenport, members of "Sounds of the Northway," are using music to raise awareness of women's issues and cultural diversity.  Go to full article

New progress on cell phones eases Adirondack tower feud

On Friday, the Adirondack Park Agency gave the green light to a new cell phone tower near Paul Smiths College, north of Saranac Lake. The project comes at a time when towers are being built at a rapid pace across the Adirondacks. As Brian Mann reports, that progress follows years of feuding between state regulators, cell phone companies and environmentalists.  Go to full article

New ?green? rules in place for DOT work in the Adirondacks

Top officials with three state agencies met at a rest stop along the Adirondack Northway yesterday. They announced that New York's Department of Transportation has agreed to a new set of guidelines for projects inside the Adirondack Park. As Jacob Resneck reports, the new agreement follows years of tension between the DOT, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Adirondack Park Agency.  Go to full article

Park agency reviews cell phone plans

It's more than seven months since the Adirondack Park Agency approved the first of a series of cell towers Verizon wants to build along the Northway, but the company still hasn't started construction. A Verizon spokesman says work should start within the next month. Chris Knight has more.  Go to full article

More cell coverage in the works

The Adirondack Park Agency is reviewing other applications that could lead to more reliable cell service in other parts of the park. On Friday, the agency approved an application from T-Mobile and Omnipoint Communications for a cell antenna on an existing 200-foot tower near Northway exit 35 in the Town of Ausable. APA spokesman Keith McKeever said APA staff were able to approve the T-Mobile application in just ten days because it doesn't need a new tower. The agency received another co-location application from AT&T Mobile a week ago. The company wants to put an antenna on an existing tower in the St. Lawrence County Town of Fine.

Other cell projects that do need new towers are also being reviewed. They include a new 100-foot tall tower west of state Route 9 in the Town of Lewis, in Essex County. The tower could accommodate up to three additional carriers. McKeever said it would provide some coverage along the Northway. He said APA staff expects several more applications for new cell towers in the coming months.  Go to full article

APA considers Northway cell towers

Applications to build three cell towers along the Adirondack Northway corridor have been deemed complete by the Adirondack Park Agency. One of the proposals slated to come before the APA board in two weeks. But a separate plan to provide cell coverage along the Northway appears to be stalled. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Storm topples trees, power lines and tractor trailer

Several thousand customers are without power this morning around the North Country and Vermont following severe storms last night. The fast moving storm knocked down trees and power lines and caused a tractor trailer crash on the Northway. Authorities say the northbound lanes of I-87 were closed shortly before 5 pm after strong winds toppled the tractor trailer. No injuries or deaths were reported in connection with the storm. Donnie Dumont is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Burlington.  Go to full article

Spitzer: No interim cell towers on I-87

Governor Spitzer says the state won't allow temporary cell phone towers on the Northway. The decision issued yesterday follows two deaths this winter that some critics blame at least in part on the lack of cell phone service. As Brian Mann reports, North Country lawmakers say they'll keep pushing for an immediate solution.  Go to full article

Forum focuses on Adirondack cell phone coverage

Cell service providers, local and state elected officials and representatives of the Adirondack Park Agency came together Wednesday to take what was described the first step towards improving cell phone coverage in the Adirondacks. The event, which drew more than 125 people to the Harrietstown Town Hall, was organized by State Senator Betty Little. It comes after a series of accidents on the Adirondack Northway that have turned into a rallying point for improved cell coverage. As Chris Knight reports, most people felt the meeting was productive.  Go to full article

Cell phone summit in Saranac Lake

North Country lawmakers will hold a public session on cell phone coverage this morning in Saranac Lake. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

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