Protect the Adirondacks filed a Memo in Opposition against “second passage” of a proposed Constitutional Amendment to exchange Forest Preserve lands in the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area in Lewis, New York with NYCO Minerals, Inc., a mining company. NYCO owns and operates a 260-acre wollastonite mine with an 80-acre open pit, called the Lewis mine,…
A proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow for a land exchange between New York State and NYCO Minerals, Inc. located in Essex County won second passage today in the Senate according to its sponsor, Senator Betty Little. The exchange would enable NYCO to continue its wollastonite mining operations in the Town of Lewis while…
“Budget woes are not related to over spending, they’re related to under-funding”
Tupper Lake’s School Board presented their latest budget revisions on Monday. And the numbers are now 1% below the tax cap and well below inflation. Seth McGowan is the school’s Superintendent.. He tells WNBZ much of the issues the school board is dealing with is caused by the reduction in funding on the state level..
The NY Commissioner on Economic Development explains Governor Cuomo’s Tax Free NY initiative at NCCC. We’ll speak with Ken and members of the Audience about the impact this could have on the North Country.
The Department of Transportation and the DEC last week announced last week their intentions to initiate a public process to review the Unit Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. Following their announcement, we had the opportunity to speak with ANCA representative Steve Ehman about their feelings on the pending debate..
The state currently owns the corridor from Remsen North to Lake Placid and South of Remsen it’s privately owned.. The 119-mile section of rail line that runs through the Adirondack Park will now become the topic of discussion as the UMP and the Environmental Impact Statement will be reviewed to assess the corridor’s natural and physical resources. The overall goal of the review will be to identify the best public and economic use.
The DOT, DEC and the Adirondack Park Agency developed the 1996 UMP/EIS with considerable public input. The current effort to review the UMP will take into account issues that have developed over the past 20 years by providing an opportunity for all interests to be part of the process and comment on future transportation and recreation opportunities along the Travel Corridor.
The public process will enable DOT and DEC to hear from residents, local officials, visitors and other stakeholders on their views of the current and future use of the Travel Corridor.
We’ll speak with more stakeholders through the summer in our ongoing series on the rails and the Corridor Unit Management Plan..
The 4th Annual Pet Adoption Day sponsored by Curtis Lumber is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th from 10am until 3pm at all of their stores including the Curtis Lumber in Ray Brook.. The event will include many adoptable animals from the Tri-Lake’s Humane Society in our area.. This past Saturday, a group of kids from Petrova were getting a jump on the fundraising portion of the event with a car wash in the store’s parking lot..
The Senate is expected to pass their version of the farm bill tonight (Monday 6/10/13) but it’s prospects remain uncertain in the House. Correspondent Bob Fuss has a preview plus Congressman Owens gives us his take on where the vote in the House may go.. and a bonus.. Fuel prices in the united states remain steady but there is volatility from place to place.
The Crown Plaza’s Olympic Room is home to the Academic Excellence Awards Banquet, honoring high school seniors in the top 10% of their class. The brightest and the best of 9 school districts speak with us in the K&J show plus we’ll hear from Congressman Bill Owens, the event’s keynote speaker.
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