Tupper Lake

Adirondack Park Agency

A lawsuit that delayed construction of the Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake was thrown out last week. The ruling removed the last legal barrier to beginning construction of the development in the central Adirondacks.

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A New York State court has dismissed an appeal of a unanimous ruling that upheld the Adirondack Park Agency’s approval of the Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake. Supporters of this largest-ever proposal to come before the agency say the ruling should allow the project to move forward. But the opponents that sued to block it say they have another legal option they will pursue.

Two environmental groups are appealing an appellate court decision that rejected their challenge of a development project in the Adirondacks. The appeal request is not sitting well with supporters of the project.


The mayor of Tupper Lake is optimistic that his village will soon blossom as an economic powerhouse in the center of the Adirondacks.  But first a major development project, the Adirondack Club and Resort, must clear a court challenge. 

Village of Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun talks about development potential at the “Crossroads of the Adirondacks” and his frustrations over repeated development obstructions.

Mayor Paul Maroun says income levels in Tupper Lake are holding steady thanks to the state-run Sunmount rehabilitation center.  But downtown business is sluggish as merchants and developers  await the fate of the largest proposed development project for the Adirondacks.

Republican Paul Maroun is also a Franklin County legislator.