Sep 27, 2013 — Governor Andrew Cuomo made a surprise visit to the Adirondacks yesterday, meeting with the Adirondack Nature Conservancy at Follensby Pond near Tupper Lake and then talking with local government leaders at Gore Mountain near North Creek.
The topic on the table was the Finch Pruyn Land deal. The Adirondack Park Agency is currently in the process of classifying tens of thousands of acres of new lands that are being added to the protected forest preserve.
Brian Mann joins me now in the studio to talk about the governor's visit. Brian, why did the governor turn up suddenly like this? Go to full article
Tupper Lake, NY, Jul 23, 2012 — Last week, an environmental group called Protect the Adirondacks released a new bundle of documents as part of its lawsuit attempting to block construction of a new resort in Tupper Lake. The group claims that the documents show new evidence of illegal communication between top Adirondack Park Agency officials and an attorney for the resort's developers.
The release comes as Protect the Adirondacks faces intense political pressure to drop its lawsuit. Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann has been following this story closely and he joined Martha Foley to talk about the case. Go to full article
Ray Brook, NY, Nov 10, 2011 — Governor Andrew Cuomo made history yesterday when he chose Lani Ulrich as the first woman ever to lead the Adirondack Park Agency. The Old Forge resident takes over immediately and will guide the APA as it makes a decision on the controversial Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake.
The governor also made history by picking a St. Lawrence County resident to sit on the commission for the first time. Sherman Craig is a woodworker and former teacher from Wanakena. As Brian Mann reports, yesterday's announcement leaves a couple of big unanswered questions. Go to full article
Will Old Forge's Lani Ulrich be the next APA chairperson? Photo: Brian Mann
Aug 12, 2004 — Governor Pataki has named an Old Forge resident to the Adirondack Park Agency's Board of Commissioners. Lani Ulrich, who heads a non-profit planning group, will fill one of four seats designated for members who live inside the Park Boundaries. Brian Mann spoke with Ulrich Thursday morning. Go to full article