Canton, NY, Oct 07, 2009 — The Canton Economic Development Steering Committee wants to look into the community's future, through the eyes of the people who live and work there. Committee members are updating their old Community Action Plan -- written in the 1990s to guide both community and economic development. First, members want to know more about who lives in Canton these days, why, and the changes THEY'D make.
Kathy Curro is a volunteer with the steering committee. She's one of the people helping to re-write the 11 year-old action plan. She spoke with Martha Foley. Go to full article
Jul 17, 2006 — Walmart's effort to build a Supercenter on Route 11 in Potsdam is on hold. The retail giant's septic system plan for the site was rejected by the Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC says Walmart needs to install a back-up leach field. Walmart has fired up fierce debate in Potsdam. It's also drawn the attention of more national chains. As David Sommerstein reports, another debate is looming over long-term planning. Go to full article
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 09, 2001 — For three decades, the Adirondack Park Agency has shaped and restricted use of private land in the Adirondacks. The Agency's regulations affect thousands of property owners and more than 3.5 million acres of land. They're viewed as a model by pro-environment groups, but some locals say the zoning plan has damaged small towns and villages. In this first of a two-part series, Brian Mann assesses the Act's impact on the region. Today, he looks at two types of development where the regulations have meant dramatic changes: rural sprawl and heavy industry. Go to full article