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MINERVA | When people grumble about land being added to the state Forest Preserve, boatbuilder Peter Hornbeck likes to remind them that it’s the protected lands that drive much of the local economy. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | Representatives of the central Adirondack Five Towns coalition expressed disappointment and a degree of anger last week over a lawsuit filed by two environmental groups intended to prevent the state from building a 140-foot bridge... Read more

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JAY | Popping up along the East Branch of the Ausable River between the majestic mountains of Jay and Whiteface is a cluster of conical, 2,000-foot prominences that are too big to be called hills, but too small to be called mountains. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors is continuing to oppose the state’s effort to declare a railway in the central Adirondacks abandoned — but are taking a lighter touch. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and state Attorney General’s Office have formally asked federal authorities to declare the railway between North Creek and Tahawus abandoned. Read more

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KEENE | Parking on Route 73 near the Roaring Brook Falls Trailhead will be permanently banned starting Friday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced, and “No Parking” signs will be installed by the end of the week. Read more

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NEWCOMB | The state has formally moved to declare the stretch of railway from North Creek to Tahawus abandoned. Read more

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RAY BROOK | Adirondack Park Agency Chairman Sherman Craig announced his retirement at the July meeting last Thursday. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | Gov. Andrew Cuomo has formally approved the Boreas Pond classification, calling the state’s recent acquisition a “national treasure” as he signed the deal recommended by the Adirondack Park Agency last month. Read more

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Albany and the Adirondacks are engaged in a standoff. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Concerns continue to grow by an expanding coalition over an executive budget proposal to use payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements instead of market value to calculate taxes on land in the Adirondack Park and the Catskills. Read more

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HORICON | Voters have approved a constitutional amendment to create a land bank in the Adirondacks and Catskills that will aid localities in public works projects on state Forest Preserve. Read more

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MINERVA | The first rail cars arrived in the central Adirondacks last week, slowly snaking their way along the Boreas River before eventually stopping on the track north of North Club Woods Road in Minerva. Read more

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Two years after first being proposed, plans by the Saratoga & North Creek Railway to store unused train cars on state land in the southern Adirondacks has reignited controversy. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | It’s go time for supporters of Proposal 3. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | Hundreds of railcars are making their way to the Adirondack Park for long-term storage. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH — Voters in November will decide if the state should create a land bank to aid municipalities with routine infrastructure and communications projects on state land. Read more

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ALBANY — The state has formally ended a long-standing land dispute in the central Adirondacks. Read more

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LAKE PLACID — Details are emerging over the proposed land bank that would allow localities access to state land to facilitate infrastructure projects on Forest Preserve without amending the state constitution. Read more

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Clifford Robert Pettis is widely known as the “Father of Reforestation” in New York State and served as the Superintendent of State Forests from 1910 until his death in 1927. Read more

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