The last month or so has been good for Ogdensburg. Just before Christmas, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that rather than shutting down many of the services at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center there, the state would become a “Center for...
Dec 03, 2008 — At least four North Country counties are planning to sue the Adirondack Park Agency. At issue are new shoreline restrictions approved last month. The rules limit construction and expansion of waterfront homes without an APA variance. As Brian Mann reports, local leaders say political changes in Albany will mean more lawsuits against state agencies. Go to full article
Mar 30, 2005 — The governor and legislature have approved $30 million dollars to clean-up and redevelop abandoned industrial areas known as brownfields. Several North Country communities will use the money to test potentially contaminated waterfronts. Go to full article
Nov 24, 2004 — The state comptroller is slamming the Hudson River Black River Regulating District for mismanagement and possible corruption. The District manages dams and waterways stretch from the Fulton Chain and Indian Lake to the Hudson River and Great Sacandaga Lake. As Brian Mann reports, an audit issued yesterday found that the agency lacked proper checks and balances for its six-million dollar budget. Go to full article
Erosion delta on English Brook (Lake George Association)
May 02, 2003 — Many people who live on Lake George still draw their drinking water directly from the shore. It's considered one of the cleanest big lakes in the country. But a new coalition of groups that met this week says accelerating development threatens that quality. As Brian Mann reports, storm-water erosion, sewage, and even road salt are changing the lake's chemistry. Go to full article
Oct 02, 2002 — The village of Lake Placid is scrambling to raise ten million dollars needed to rebuild the sewage treatment plant. Local officials have already doubled water rates - a move that angered many hotel owners. Mayor Robi Politi now says major new development projects - and tourism events - will have to wait until the new plant comes on-line. As Brian Mann reports, some business leaders worry that the sewage bottleneck will derail Lake Placid's prosperity. Go to full article
Feb 09, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with Saranac Lake Community Development Director Deb McDonnell about that village's continuing efforts to make the most of its five miles of waterfront. Go to full article