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NYSAC Endorses Forever Wild State Land

County Leaders Endorse Ballot Propositions for Adirondack Park and Sewer Project Debt Exclusion The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), which represents all 62 counties, including New York City, has recently passed a resolution endorsing three proposed constitutional amendments that will be on the November 5 statewide election ballot. NYSAC urges statewide voter support of Propositions…

Regional Tourism Council Shows Growth for Saranac Lake Website

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The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism says businesses play a large part in the impact of social marketing and tourism in our region..   Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says the relationship with ROOST is a powerful part of the village’s efforts to strengthen tourism.. The Presentation is followed today at 10am in the Cantwell…

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DEC Issues Draft UMP for Historic Fire Towers

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Comments Remain Open on Draft Unit Management Plans until November 15 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the draft unit management plans (UMPs) for the Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area and the Saint Regis Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The UMPs contain management proposals for…

Advances on Invasives and Renewable Energy Top Adirondack Council’s State of The Park Report

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     Many of the Adirondack Park’s environmental organizations and local governments stopped fighting one another and worked together in this year on issues of common concern, advancing agreements that better protect the park’s environment while also encouraging community development, according to the Adirondack Council’s 2013 State of the Park Report.             State of the…

Adirondack Council “State of the Park” to be Released Wednesday

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The Adirondack Council says it will release its 2013 State of the Park Report this Wednesday.  State of the Park is a 20-page, illustrated review of more than 100 actions taken by local, state and federal government officials, briefly explaining what they did to help or hurt the ecology and economy of the Adirondack Park over…

Congressman Owens Highlights Border Trade in Light of Shutdown

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While it seems like bipartisan cooperation is dead in Washington, there is a group of lawmakers working together to find balance between commercial and security interests on our border with Canada… Representative Bill Owens addressed the Canadian American Border Trade Alliance’s annual policy conference in Washington on Wednesday.. He says while there may be differences…

Old fort’s timbers brought back for display

FORT EDWARD — Several original timbers from a British Colonial fort that were ripped out accidentally by Hudson River dredgers four years ago are back home and going on public display after being preserved at a Vermont museum. The six wooden remnants of Fort Edward were recently hauled by truck from the Lake Champlain Maritime…

Doctors ignore advice on sore throats, bronchitis

CHICAGO — Repeated warnings that antibiotics don’t work for most sore throats and bronchitis have failed to stop overuse. Two studies show doctors prescribed these drugs for most adults seeking treatment at a rate that remained high over more than a decade. Antibiotics can have bad side effects, including severe diarrhea. Inappropriate prescriptions put patients…

Wife: No choice but to act

New York The driver of an SUV involved in a bloody weekend confrontation with a throng of motorcyclists was put in grave danger and feared for the life of his family when he drove through the crowd, striking a biker on the street, his wife said Thursday. Rosalyn Ng said in a statement that she…

Clarity wanted for tax panel

Albany Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a splash on Wednesday by creating a new tax relief commission charged with finding ways to lower the property and business taxes in New York — a task the governor described as Job One for next year’s legislative agenda. But with another year-old tax commission already in operation, and a…

Taxes, red tape snarl tourism, Senate panel told

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Saratoga One of the Cuomo administration’s catchphrases on economic development assets that the state is “open for business.” But that’s not always the case, according to several who testified Wednesday before a state Senate committee on regulation reform. “From my perspective, we are not open for business,” Christine Hoffer said, referring to the general state…

1 arraigned in motorcycle-SUV brawl

NEW YORK — A motorcyclist accused of touching off what evolved into a bloody confrontation between an SUV driver and a throng of bikers was charged Wednesday with reckless driving while investigators searched for key players in the driver’s beating. Investigators and prosecutors, who held off charging another person, faced the task of trying to…

Tax relief panel forms

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday recruited two former political foes who were also rivals to his own earlier ambitions to head a commission tasked with finding ways of reducing property and businesses taxes. The Tax Relief Commission, co-chaired by former Gov. George Pataki and former Comptroller H. Carl McCall, must submit its recommendations by Dec.…

K&J – Touring St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center

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A Tour of St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center in Saranac Lake.. There are several Outpatient facilities throughout the region, but we’re focusing on the the 63 Bed Inpatient facility, and we start with a little history of the original building from Communications Director Jim Grant..  One of the important locations in the facility…

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Attorneys ask for $3M in legal fees

Albany After winning $1 judgments for their clients, lawyers for a group of felons seek more than $3 million in fees from state taxpayers. The lawyers are asking U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff for $3,093,223 for representing six defendants who were held after their prison terms expired under a Pataki administration initiative to…

Hey, buddy, can you fill a deficit?

Albany As state and federal funding gets harder to come by, those responsible for keeping local nonprofit groups in operation are finding that they have to get personal to survive. Increasingly, they say, well-heeled individuals who share the groups’ outlooks and goals fill in the gaps from shortfalls in government support. “It’s been declining over…

Voter contends pro-casino bias in ballot language

A Brooklyn voter unhappy with what he sees as pro-casino advocacy in the state’s ballot language is suing the Board of Elections in an attempt to stop a vote on changing the state constitution to expand casino gambling in the state. Eric J. Snyder complains the state is showing a bias in favor of passing…

Finch Pruyn Lands Now Available for Public Access

Under Interim Plan, Public Will Have Access – for the First Time in 100 Years – to 11,600 Acres of Adirondack Forest Lands and Waters   For the first time in more than 100 years, access to approximately 11,600 acres of lands and waters on the Essex Chain Lakes tract in the center of the…

NYPD: Motorcyclists pull over, beat SUV driver

New York — New York police have detained a second suspect in an encounter in which a man driving with his family was chased and beaten by a group of motorcyclists, and at one point ran over one of the bikers. On Tuesday morning, police filed reckless endangerment charges against a motorcyclist accused of instigating…