Forest Preserve

Adirondack Park sign
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Of the three propositions on the New York state ballot Tuesday, voters rejected the question asking for a constitutional convention but approved public pension forfeiture and a Forest Preserve land bank.  The question on a land bank was close, but Adirondack and Catskill concerns are relieved that it passed.

Adirondack view
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There is a concerted effort by a wide range of interests to get New York voters to approve Proposition Three on the November ballot two weeks from now. It would create a land bank to allow communities in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve to accomplish small projects without the need to amend the state constitution.

Protect the Adirondacks

In the latest twist in a long-running legal battle, environmental groups challenging a mining company’s test drilling on Adirondack lands have decided not to appeal a court ruling that went against them.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced that New York State had purchased 69,000 acres of land from the Nature Conservancy. It’s  the largest acquisition of Adirondack lands in more than a century.