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Raquette Lake could be near the end of a century-old land dispute with New York state.  Photo: <a href=",_New_York.jpg">DzikieKwiaty</a>, public domain
Raquette Lake could be near the end of a century-old land dispute with New York state. Photo: DzikieKwiaty, public domain

Settlement to century-old Adk land dispute in the mail

New York state is sending hundreds of letters to homeowners in Long Lake offering to settle land claims as part of the "Township 40" deal approved by voters last November.

The move is part of an effort to resolve boundary disputes around the tiny community of Raquette Lake that date back to the 1800s.

In all, more than 1,000 acres of land around Raquette Lake are affected by the boundary dispute, which was sparked originally by conflicting title claims, decades of lawsuits, and poor survey maps.  Go to full article

State proposes cap on Adk property tax payments, sparking outrage

For the first time since the 1800s, the state of New York wants to cap property tax payments on forest preserve land in the Adirondack Park. The proposal would cost school districts and local governments in the North Country millions of dollars a year. It was unveiled last week as part of Governor David Paterson's controversial budget-cutting package. As Brian Mann reports, the property-tax measure is sparking outrage from groups across the political spectrum.  Go to full article

SL property values suit dismissed

A group of more than 100 Town of Harrietstown property owners has lost another legal battle over reassessments that dramatically increased some waterfront property values. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

The state offers rebates on property tax depending on income

The state tax department has started sending out letters to homeowners, telling them they are eligible for property tax rebates. But to get the checks, homeowners first have to fill out a form. Tax officials say, it really isn't as hard as it seems. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Adirondack housing market softens slightly

The US has seen a historic real estate boom the last decade, with home prices in some cities doubling in a single year. Here in the North Country, the Adirondacks have emerged as a top condo and second home market. The last few months, real estate experts nationwide have reported a softening market, with more homes sitting unsold. As Brian Mann reports, the Adirondack market has also cooled, but local realtors say they're still seeing a lot of interest from retiring baby-boomers.  Go to full article

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