Myths & Reality

Myth: The State of New York does not pay taxes on Forest Preserve or conservation easement lands that it owns. Reality: The State of New York pays local property taxes on Forest Preserve lands it owns just like any other taxpayer. In 2011, it was estimated that combined town, county, school and special district taxes […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Myth: We are aging at a rate that will soon make us the 2nd oldest region is the US. That we are aging rapidly is the result of the out-migration of families resulting from a poor economy, which, in turn, results from excessive public ownership of land and a restrictive regulatory environment. Reality: We are […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Myth: The Adirondack Park population is substantially older than the average for New York State and for other regions in the United States. That we are older is the result of a poor economy which, in turn, results from excessive public ownership of land and a restrictive regulatory environment. We are old and poor, and […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }