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Tupper Lake village Mayor Paul Maroun. Photo: Brian Mann
Tupper Lake village Mayor Paul Maroun. Photo: Brian Mann

Tupper Lake Mayor champions resort, but still has big questions

Thursday in Ray Brook, the Adirondack Park Agency resumes deliberations over the huge resort proposed for Tupper Lake. Developers hope to build more than seven hundred homes, mansions and condos over the next fifteen years.

A final vote on the precedent-setting project is scheduled for January. The debate over the Big Tupper resort has drawn national attention and it's also reshaped life and local politics in Tupper Lake.

Brian Mann sat down to talk with Paul Maroun who was elected mayor in November after campaigning on a platform of full support for the development. Maroun says he still has questions about how the project will be financed and when it will move forward. But he thinks the resort will revitalize his town's economy.  Go to full article
Would a new village on the shore of Lake George make local taxes more fair?
Would a new village on the shore of Lake George make local taxes more fair?

Voters in Lake George area decide today whether to create new village

Voters in the Lake George area go to the polls today to decide whether they want to create a new village. The new community, called East Lake George, would be carved out of the towns of Fort Ann and Queensbury.

Supporters of the move say it would help to ease the high property tax burden on their mostly waterfront homes. The change drew fire from the Glens Falls Post-Star newspaper, which published an editorial yesterday urging voters to reject the plan.

Anthony Hall is publisher of the Lake George Mirror newspaper and he's been covering this story. He talked about today's vote with Brian Mann.

NOTE: The polls are open today at the North Queensbury Fire Station from noon until 9 pm.  Go to full article

Nature Conservancy challenges Big Tupper resort developer

The Adirondack Nature Conservancy has filed suit in state Supreme Court against the Adirondack Club and Resort developer, Preserve Associates, over access to a logging road the conservancy owns. There's a hearing in Tupper Lake Wednesday. The road goes to the Follensby Pond tract; it also could provide access to a parcel Preserve Associates wants to subdivide for homes.

ARISE, a Tupper Lake-based group, supports the developer. The Nature Conservancy says Preserve Associates has other options. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
East Brook feeds into Lake George (Source:  Brian Mann)
East Brook feeds into Lake George (Source: Brian Mann)

New Lake George stream rules spark praise, fury

State officials want to expand dramatically the protection given to streams and rivers that flow into Lake George. Green groups and some residents say the move is necessary to begin restoring the lake's legendary water-quality. But pro-development groups and many locals say the new regulations would stifle development and eclipse private property rights. Brian Mann reports from Lake George.  Go to full article

Resort supporter foresees a local economic revival

Last night's rally was intended to show broad local support of the Adirondack Club and Resort project. Brian Mann spoke with Ricky Dattola. His family runs a lumber supply company in the town, and he helped organize the rally.  Go to full article

Counties plan to sue Adirondack Park Agency, more suits likely

At least four North Country counties are planning to sue the Adirondack Park Agency. At issue are new shoreline restrictions approved last month. The rules limit construction and expansion of waterfront homes without an APA variance. As Brian Mann reports, local leaders say political changes in Albany will mean more lawsuits against state agencies.  Go to full article
A prospectus map of the "Ski Bowl Village At North Creek" (Photo:  Front Street Mountain)
A prospectus map of the "Ski Bowl Village At North Creek" (Photo: Front Street Mountain)

APA approves North Creek resort, but Tupper Lake project faces more hearings

On Friday, the Adirondack Park Agency gave the green light to a massive new resort development for North Creek. Construction of a hotel and townhouses could begin as early as this summer. When completed, the Front Street Mountain resort will have more than a hundred luxury condos and homes, a golf course, restaurants, a riding stable, and three hotels. The project will be tied closely with the Gore Mountain Ski area, where New York state plans to invest millions of dollars upgrading the lodge and slopes. As Brian Mann reports, another big resort project in Tupper Lake faces a very different future, with more environmental hearings slated for this week.  Go to full article

APA approves massive resort development for North Creek, Adirondacks

The Adirondack Park Agency on Friday approved a massive new resort development for North Creek. Construction of the first phase could begin as early as this summer. When completed, the Front Street resort will have more than a hundred luxury condos and homes, a golf course, restaurants, and three hotels. The project will be tied closely with the Gore Mountain Ski area.  Go to full article
Wawbeek lodge will be demolished (Source:  Wawbeek website)
Wawbeek lodge will be demolished (Source: Wawbeek website)

Historic Wawbeek lodge to be torn down

The new owners of the Wawbeek Resort near Tupper Lake say they'll tear down the historic dining lodge that overlooks Upper Saranac Lake. A new private home will be built in its place. The decision, revealed in a pre-application letter to the Adirondack Park Agency, is drawing fierce criticism. As Brian Mann reports, some groups that say the project is evidence that the Adirondack region is losing too many architectural treasures.  Go to full article

Lake Clear homeowner pays $50,000 fine to APA

The owner of a waterfront home on Lake Clear near Saranac Lake has agreed to pay a $50,000 fine to the Adirondack Park Agency. The settlement allows the Hickey family to keep their luxury home on a location that violates the park's environmental rules. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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