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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Lake George Region Prepares For Holiday Weekend

Credit Lucas Willard

The Fourth of July weekend is an important economic boon for one of upstate New York’s most popular vacation destinations.

Michael Consuelo, Executive Director of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday afternoon, if you want to drive into town on Route 9, you’ll be sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

“It’s very promising, a lot of folks on the street, Million Dollar Beach is pretty crowded. We’re getting ready for a very busy weekend and it seems like some folks have really taken advantage of this nice weather,” said Consuelo.

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New York News
12:59 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Report Updates Demographic Trends In Adirondacks

Adirondack Park Regional Assessment 2014 cover. Photo by Carl Heilman II
Credit APRAP 2014/Carl Heilman II

A new report has been issued on the major trends affecting life in and the economy of the Adirondack Park.

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North Country News
5:15 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

New York Obtains Additional Finch Pruyn Adirondack Lands

Sugarloaf Mountain
Credit Carl Heilman II / Adirondack Nature Conservancy

New York State has purchased an additional 8,451 acres of former timber company land in the Adirondacks.

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New York News
6:45 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Governor Promotes Winter Tourism With Adirondack Challenge

Adirondack Winter Challenge
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Lake Placid was filled with state legislators, regional and local officials and their families Sunday. They had accepted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's challenge to try winter sports activities available in the North Country in order to showcase upstate recreational tourism opportunities.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

New Adirondack Digital Tourism Platforms Unveiled

Credit Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages

Adirondack tourism interests have launched two new digital platforms to entice people to visit the region.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Classifications For New Adirondack Lands Approved By Governor

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved the land classifications recommended by the Adirondack Park Agency for 42,000 acres of land acquired by the state in 2012.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Winter Carnival Brings A Surge Of Tourists To Adirondack Village

Credit Mark Kurtz / Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival concludes this weekend with a parade through the village and fireworks above an ice palace. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the importance of annual event to the village and surrounding Adirondack communities.

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New York News
6:45 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Prop 5 Opponents Challenge DEC To Prove Enforcement Of State Laws

Aerial of NYCO's Lewis Mine
Credit Protect the Adirondacks

In November, New York voters approved a constitutional amendment that allows a mining company in the Adirondacks to expand its wollastonite mine onto 200 acres of forest preserve land in exchange for 1,500 acres of forest land. Groups that oppose the idea are asking the Department of Environmental Conservation to confirm that the agency will enforce all other relevant laws.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

APA To Finalize Adirondack Land Classification

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Adirondack Park Agency will decide this week on the final classification for land the state recently obtained from the Nature Conservancy in the Adirondacks.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Adirondack Officials Call for Passage of Two Statewide Ballot Questions

On this year’s election day ballot in New York, there are two statewide propositions that impact the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages is urging voters to approve both of the measures.

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