Mar 26, 2014 — 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
The bill would allow NYCO to expand its wollastonite mine onto land that is now part of the Adirondack forest preserve (Photo: NYCO Minerals)
Willsboro, NY, Jun 22, 2012 — 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
Jun 20, 2012 — 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.