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The bill would allow NYCO to expand its wollastonite mine onto land that is now part of the Adirondack forest preserve (Photo: NYCO Minerals)
The bill would allow NYCO to expand its wollastonite mine onto land that is now part of the Adirondack forest preserve (Photo: NYCO Minerals)

Cuomo, legislature back two land swaps in Adirondack forest preserve

In the final hours of the session yesterday, lawmakers in Albany pushed through two bills that would amend the state constitution for the Adirondack forest preserve. The bills will allow land swaps in Raquette Lake and Willsboro. As Brian Mann reports, green groups are supporting the Raquette Lake amendment. However, they hope to derail a plan to expand a mining operation onto state Park land in Willsboro.  Go to full article
The dispute in Raquette Lake dates back to the 1800s
The dispute in Raquette Lake dates back to the 1800s

Landowners, green groups embrace Raquette Lake deal

A group of landowners around Raquette Lake in Hamilton County has endorsed a new plan that could resolve a property rights dispute in the Adirondacks that dates back to the 1800s. The deal is also drawing support from state officials and from green groups in the Park. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Disputed terrain?  A photograph of the Raquette Lake Hotel taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard in 1889.  Land disputes in the area date from that era.
Disputed terrain? A photograph of the Raquette Lake Hotel taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard in 1889. Land disputes in the area date from that era.

Can Albany settle the century-old Raquette Lake land dispute?

This weekend in the Hamilton County community of Raquette Lake, landowners will gather to hear a proposal that could change New York state's constitution.

For generations, their community has been in conflict with the state over land claims affecting more than 200 parcels. Locals and seasonal residents say the property is privately owned.

But state officials, and some environmental groups, have argued that much of the land is actually part of the state forest preserve and should be kept "forever wild."

As Brian Mann reports, this is the latest effort to sort out one of the Adirondack Park's oldest and thorniest disputes.  Go to full article
Robin Johnson works on carving one of the several space ships in front of the 2012 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace.  The ice palace lighting and fireworks takes place Saturday at 7 pm. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Robin Johnson works on carving one of the several space ships in front of the 2012 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace. The ice palace lighting and fireworks takes place Saturday at 7 pm. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Most winter fests a go despite the weather

Winter carnivals fill the February calendar in the North Country. This year, continuing mild weather is proving a real challenge for towns whose annual winter festivals normally punctuate a cold, snowy season.

The WinterXcape Winterfest in Lowville was cancelled when heavy rains washed away most of their snow this week. But despite widespread rain and warm temperatures most festivals are still ago. Trevor Alford reports.  Go to full article

More thoughts about 19th century life on Raquette Lake

Physician, scholar, humanist, writer and artist are some of the monikers of a colorful visitor to the Adirondacks in the late 19th century. Dr. Arpad Gerster vacationed on Raquette Lake in the 1890's, and left behind pages of journal entries, musings and sketches of those summers in the Adirondacks. Todd Moe spoke with Sidney Whalen, researcher and editor of Notes Collected in the Adirondacks 1897 & 1898.

The book is the second in a series of publications of Dr. Gerster's work - his observations, adventures and gifted drawings from the late 1890's. Sidney Whalen will give a lecture and slideshow on Gerster tonight at 7 o'clock at the Long Lake Town Hall.  Go to full article
A Rushton open sailing canoe from 1883.
A Rushton open sailing canoe from 1883.

Adirondack Attic: antique sailing canoes and tales from Raquette Lake

Canton will celebrate the 50th annual Rushton Canoe Race weekend next month. Canton was the home to the Rushton Canoe Company founded by J. Henry Rushton, who built canoes and boats that were revered nationwide. Our "Adirondack Attic" segment takes us to the Adirondack Museum for the tale of two Rushton sailing canoes on Raquette Lake. Andy Flynn has more.  Go to full article
They're trying to create wilderness on the cheap.

APA creates vast new wilderness, along with snowmobile and bike trails

State officials are close to approving a new management plan for the Moose River Plains region of the Adirondack Park.

The compromise deal would create more than 12 thousand acres of new wilderness in Hamilton County. It would also establish new trail corridors for snowmobiles and mountain bikes.

As Brian Mann reports, the plan has been more than a decade in the making.  Go to full article

Jean Rohe at St. Williams: folk and jazz fused with global flavors

This Thursday night kicks off the 2010 season of concerts at St. Williams on Raquette Lake. The first performer channels folk and jazz, but with decidedly Brazilian, Cuban, and Peruvian influence. Joel Hurd profiles the music of Jean Rohe.  Go to full article

APA set to approve new I-87 "frankenpine" cell tower; safety cited as priority

The Adirondack Park Agency is expected to approve another Verizon cell phone tower today along the Northway, closing a gap in service near Schroon Lake. The APA will also wrestle with a proposal to build a hotel on the shore of Raquette Lake. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Raquette Lake lodge project sparks praise, debate

Economic development officials in Hamilton County say they're thrilled with a plan to build a new twenty-room inn on the shore of Raquette Lake. But the $4-million project has drawn criticism from neighbors, including the owner of a nearby girls' camp. Jacob Resneck attended a hearing on the project held in Long Lake on Friday. He sent this report.  Go to full article

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