Last year New York State acquired 69-thousand acres of forest lands in the Adirondacks, and the lands must now be classified. The Adirondack Park Agency has been holding public hearings regarding the first three tracts of land and the final hearings are being held today in Albany and Queensbury. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the debate between conservationists and residents over the potential land designations.
The New York state Legislature has given final approval for two Adirondack land swaps. But because they affect land within the forest preserve, voters across the state must now approve constitutional amendments.
The 36th annual Mayor’s Cup Festival and Regatta is set to take sail in Plattsburgh July 11-14. While the highlight is a sailboat regatta, this year, sponsors are helping raise money for a special community project.
All of the seats on Plattsburgh’s Common Council and the Mayor’s position are open in this year’s election. On Monday, city Republicans introduced their line up of candidates for each of the seats in City Hall.