Environment

A Very Merry Christmas for Tupper – PROTECT Appeal Denied

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After more than ten years The Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake has been given the  green light to move forward with development in Tupper Lake..  On Wednesday afternoon, The New York State Court of Appeals Denied another motion to appeal by the extreme environmental group PROTECT The Adirondacks and in doing so,…

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Adirondack Council Applauds Molpus Investment in Park

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The Adirondack Park’s largest environmental organization today applauded Mississippi timberland investment and management company Molpus Woodlands for making a significant investment in the future of New York’s Adirondack Park by purchasing the 112,238-acre holdings of The Forestland Group. A price was not disclosed. The purchase makes Molpus Woodlands of Philadelphia, Miss., the Adirondack Park’s second-largest…

K&J – Former APA Chair Curt Stiles on Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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Today in the K&J show we’re speaking with Curt Stiles, a former Chariman of the Adirondack Park Agency, and a Veteran. Stiles is also active on many boards, including the Adirondack Council, The Upper Saranac Lake Association and other community groups in and around the Adirondack Park… (Click on the Play button below, or download the…

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K&J – 500 Acres of Bison.. In Vermontville

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If you’re looking for a home where the Buffalo Roam, You may want to head to Vermontville because there are a growing number of Buffalo Roaming wild on the Norman Ridge Road at the Edgley Farm… Which is where we found ourselves on Monday last October during a visit by Congressman Bill Owens with owners…

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S.L. Chooses a Christmas Tree for Berkley Green

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If you can’t cut down a tree in the middle of summer.. Maybe no one will notice if you cut it down in the middle of winter…  That’s exactly what’s happening..  The Village of Saranac Lake voted unanimously on Monday to cut down one of three fir trees outside of the Adirondack Carousel to use for…

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Village’s Lake Flower PUDD Law Resolution on Hold

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As of Monday Night’s Special Village Board meeting in Saranac Lake, the resolution proposing the Lake Flower PUDD Law is tabled and there’s no Planned Unit Development District for developers hoping to move forward on The Lake Flower Lodge..  For Trustee Barb Rice, it’s a question of Scale, She wants to be sure that I have…

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A Blueprint for the Blue Line

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The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has released the updated Blueprint for the Blue Line, a set of legislative priorities for the Adirondack Park for 2015 and beyond. The Blueprint is meant to help inform our state elected officials about what is important to the people of the Adirondacks. For the last seven years, CGA…

The Public Speaks on the Lake Flower Lodge “PUDD” Law

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The Saranac Lake Village Board on Monday Evening once again opened the doors of the Auditorium at the Harrietstown Town Hall in order to accommodate all of the members of the audience, many of whom not only had something to say, but had prepared written statements to then give to the board during their public…

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At The View in Old Forge – Agencies Continue Rail Corridor Discussion

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Transportation are now hearing from stakeholders in the second round of discussions about New York’s Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor…   Currently Adirondack Scenic Railroad offers train services from Utica to the Big Moose station which is just north of Old Forge and…

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K&J – Looking at a Possible Whitewater Park in Plattsburgh

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Today in the K&J show we’re looking at the possibility of perhaps re-working some features of the Saranac River in the City of Plattsburgh… and before we get started, obviously one advantage of being outside of the Adirondack Park is that you can actually think about changing  a river..  Just to put that in perspective..…

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DEC Public Meeting Set to Discuss Wild Forest UMP

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Public Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday November 12 at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center The Wilmington Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) is under review for a possible amendment to identify improvement and expansion of trails within the unit, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today. “We are responding to…

Gillibrand Says Put a Stop to Plastic Microbeads

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Standing at The Port of Oswego Marina Monday in Oswego, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Terry Hammil, Port of Oswego Chairman of the Board, Sarah Eckel with Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen, urged Congress to pass new legislation to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products. Plastic microbeads are found…

Town of Plattsburgh / NYSEG Agree on Natural Gas Franchise

The Town of Plattsburgh and New York State Electric and Gas Announced new agreements yesterday that will allow Natural Gas to become one of the primary sources of heating fuel over the next five years..  Councilor Marty Mannix has been very involved with NYSEG and the Public Service Commission to help facilitate the agreements.. AUDIO…

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DEC & DOT Announce Public Comment on Rail Corridor

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DEC AND DOT ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENT ON POSSIBLE AMENDMENT TO THE REMSEN TO LAKE PLACID TRAVEL CORRIDOR UNIT MANAGEMENT PLAN – State Agencies Holding Four Public Comment Sessions on Possible Amendment to Convert the Tupper Lake to Lake Placid Segment to a Recreational Trail. State Agencies Also Exploring Options to Bolster Rail Service From Utica…

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Acid Rain Experts Gather in Saratoga this Thursday

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Two of the nation’s leading organizations in the fight against acid rain will bring together scientists, policy experts and government officials in Saratoga on Thursday, October 16th, to celebrate the progress achieved and the critical work remaining to protect the Adirondack Park from acid deposition. “We have made real progress in the fight against acid…

Plattsburgh’s Mayor Investigates Train Safety & Quiet Zones

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There’s something very conspicuous about a train rolling through town during the day.. Even when the train is carrying 150 cars loaded down with Bakken Crude Oil headed for Albany, that sound is clear and distinct, in fact it’s required by law as a train approaches a crossing.. In Plattsburgh, one resident says this may…

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Sanders Supporting Tax on Carbon Emissions

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday welcomed growing support for a tax on carbon emissions that cause global warming as the United Nations hosted a one-day summit on climate change. The World Bank said Monday that 73 nations and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon…

Association of Counties Say EPA is “Overreaching”

In a strong show of support for farmers in this state and their own taxpayers, 35 counties and 17 towns in New York have passed strongly worded resolutions asking the Environmental Protection Agency to withdrawal its proposal to expand the definition of Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act (CWA). New York…

DEC Says “Be Alert for Moose in the Adirondacks”

Motorists should be alert for moose on roadways in the Adirondacks and surrounding areas at this time of year – a peak of moose activity – warns the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Early fall is the breeding season for moose in northern New York. During this time moose are wandering looking…