Adirondack Issues Blog

When Protect the Adirondacks was viciously and unjustly attacked by Denton Publications, we talked to the newspaper and pointed out many factual errors and lapses of ethical standards in its editorial. The newspaper relented and published our response as well as an apology. It also announced reforms for how it would write editorials in the […]

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Protect the Adirondacks and other groups oppose the a subdivision on 1,100 acres around Woodworth Lake in the southern Adirondacks in the towns of Bleecker and Johnstown. This is a controversial issue because the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is set to approve a major subdivision for lands classified as Resource Management, the most restrictive private […]

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After two weeks of steady criticism for its inaccurate, poorly researched and inflammatory editorial attacking Protect the Adirondacks where it called for silencing and blacklisting of our advocacy work, Denton Publications published an apology and announced that it is planning major reforms for how it publishes editorials. PROTECT welcomes these reforms and applauds Denton Publications for agreeing […]

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An ambitious new project called the Great South Woods is underway that looks broadly at community development and state lands planning across almost all of the southern half of the Adirondack Park. This project is organized by the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Adirondack Park Agency, and local governments in the Adirondacks. The State University […]

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Denton Publications, in Elizabethtown, recently published a scathing and irresponsible editorial attacking Protect the Adirondacks and calling for us to be censored and suppressed. It was a truly stunning recommendation by a newspaper, which we would expect to protect and uphold freedom of speech. Here’s the Denton Publications’ editorial. The criticism of Denton Publications has […]

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December 17, 2014 Statement from Protect the Adirondacks and the Sierra Club on Denial of Motion for Leave to Appeal by the NYS Court of Appeals to challenge the Appellate Division, Third Department decision to uphold the Adirondack Park Agency’s Approval of the Adirondack Club & Resort Project The NYS Court of Appeals has rejected […]

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Protect the Adirondacks congratulates the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for promulgating a draft Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan. See background information here from the DEC. PROTECT was involved in drafting the AIS plan for the Adirondack Park more than 10 years ago and supports strong statewide action to stop the spread of AIS. This […]

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Public comments needed on revision of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is conducting a public hearing to gather input and ideas from stakeholders about policy revisions to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (SLMP). Click here for a copy of the State Land Master Plan. In December […]

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Just inside the Blue Line in the southern Adirondacks in the Towns of Bleecker and Johnstown, a new 1,118-acre, 26-lot subdivision on lands zoned Resource Management is poised for approval by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The subdivision calls for 24 residential housing units. The application has been completed, and now the APA must either […]

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A new report from the City Observatory think tank finds that college educated young people are flocking to metropolitan areas in ever higher numbers. This report sheds new light on national and Adirondack Park demographic trends. Titled The Young and Restless and the Nation’s Cities, this report draws a number of interesting conclusions. Despite the […]

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