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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 2, 1997
TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. - The New York state Legislature decided last month to build a 750-cell, maximum-security prison on the outskirts of Tupper Lake in the Adirondacks.But the proposed prison has touched off a fierce debate over the future of this mountainous region that has pitted neighbor against neighbor, worker against worker, sibling against sibling.The fight has focused not just on Tupper Lake, but on the entire Adirondack Park, 6 million mostly pristine acres of public and private land that includes 4,000 lakes and ponds, the Hudson River source and the state's highest peaks.
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By Winnie Hu and Winnie Hu,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 29, 2001
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. - A New York state environmental agency charged with protecting Lake George is proposing the first use of a herbicide in an Adirondack lake, to fend off an insidious weed that has choked native plants and mired swimmers and boats. Under a proposal by the Lake George Park Commission, about 175 pounds of the herbicide, Sonar, would be applied to 36 of the 28,000 acres of Lake George as early as June. Sonar, which contains the active ingredient fluridone, has been used to kill the weed, Eurasian water milfoil, in New York since 1995, but never in the state-protected Adirondack Park.
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By Winnie Hu and Winnie Hu,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 29, 2001
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. - A New York state environmental agency charged with protecting Lake George is proposing the first use of a herbicide in an Adirondack lake, to fend off an insidious weed that has choked native plants and mired swimmers and boats. Under a proposal by the Lake George Park Commission, about 175 pounds of the herbicide, Sonar, would be applied to 36 of the 28,000 acres of Lake George as early as June. Sonar, which contains the active ingredient fluridone, has been used to kill the weed, Eurasian water milfoil, in New York since 1995, but never in the state-protected Adirondack Park.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 16, 1997
ALBANY, N.Y. - For a century, some of the finest whitewater canoeing and trout-fishing rivers in the state have been off-limits to the public because they coursed through Adirondack hardwood forests owned by a succession of timber companies, most recently Champion International Corp.But last week, Champion announced plans to sell all of its 144,000 acres of North Country forest land - the largest block of New York state land to be offered for sale since the state started keeping such records three decades ago, state officials said.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 16, 1997
ALBANY, N.Y. - For a century, some of the finest whitewater canoeing and trout-fishing rivers in the state have been off-limits to the public because they coursed through Adirondack hardwood forests owned by a succession of timber companies, most recently Champion International Corp.But last week, Champion announced plans to sell all of its 144,000 acres of North Country forest land - the largest block of New York state land to be offered for sale since the state started keeping such records three decades ago, state officials said.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 21, 1997
A land conservation group has agreed to pay a Connecticut couple $75,000 to delay, and possibly drop, plans to buy a 55-acre lakeside retreat in the center of the Adirondack Park.New York state officials said the deal, announced Aug. 12, would bolster the state's chances of buying a 15,000-acre wilderness estate in the park, of which the 55-acre tract is a part.The 55-acre parcel, known as Camp Bliss, is in the heart of the larger property, which is owned by Marylou Whitney, an heiress and fixture of Manhattan and Saratoga society.
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By Newsday | July 26, 1992
Adirondack State Park is 6 million acres big. About the size of Connecticut. Which means nobody can see it all in a weekend, even a long weekend.So when the Adirondacks come to mind for a visit, think specific. There are more than three dozen mountains to climb -- some of the highest east of the Mississippi -- hundreds of trails to hike and about 1,400 lakes within the park boundary, and you can't swim in all of them.Veteran travelers who head this far north in New York plan their destinations and vacations ahead of time.
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By ALBANY TIMES UNION | March 28, 1997
LONG LAKE, N.Y. - The water in Little Tupper Lake is clear as gin, the spot isolated except for pairs of loons. It is the largest lake owned by a single person in all of New York. And it is for sale.Long Lake Hotel owner Art Young recalls fishing Little Tupper in the early 1980s, catching several 20- and 22-inch brook trout prized as a rare, genetically undiluted strain."It's so pure and beautiful back in there, it's amazing," said Young, pouring draft beer for patrons at his bar. "But 'forever wild's' a crock.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 14, 2003
NEW RUSSIA, N.Y. - To four teen-agers from the suburbs, Split Rock Falls was a magical place - cool water rushing between the granite walls of a mountain ravine, forming pools for hours of lazy summertime swimming. On Tuesday afternoon, the four men - Adam Cohen, 19; Jonah Richman, 18; Jordan Satin, 19; and David Altschuler, 18 - returned to their favorite childhood summer haunt to find it engorged by a summer of heavy rain. By the end of the day, all four men, each an experienced swimmer, was dead, drowned in the waters they knew well.
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By Winnie Hu and Winnie Hu,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 1, 2003
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A swath of wilderness in the heart of the Adirondacks that once captivated Theodore Roosevelt will become state parkland, under an agreement by Gov. George E. Pataki and the Open Space Institute, a conservation group. It is the largest acquisition in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks in a quarter century. The $8.5 million deal will cover 9,646 acres just southwest of Lake Placid in the best-known and most-heavily hiked section of the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 2, 1997
TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. - The New York state Legislature decided last month to build a 750-cell, maximum-security prison on the outskirts of Tupper Lake in the Adirondacks.But the proposed prison has touched off a fierce debate over the future of this mountainous region that has pitted neighbor against neighbor, worker against worker, sibling against sibling.The fight has focused not just on Tupper Lake, but on the entire Adirondack Park, 6 million mostly pristine acres of public and private land that includes 4,000 lakes and ponds, the Hudson River source and the state's highest peaks.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 21, 1997
A land conservation group has agreed to pay a Connecticut couple $75,000 to delay, and possibly drop, plans to buy a 55-acre lakeside retreat in the center of the Adirondack Park.New York state officials said the deal, announced Aug. 12, would bolster the state's chances of buying a 15,000-acre wilderness estate in the park, of which the 55-acre tract is a part.The 55-acre parcel, known as Camp Bliss, is in the heart of the larger property, which is owned by Marylou Whitney, an heiress and fixture of Manhattan and Saratoga society.
FEATURES
By Newsday | July 26, 1992
Adirondack State Park is 6 million acres big. About the size of Connecticut. Which means nobody can see it all in a weekend, even a long weekend.So when the Adirondacks come to mind for a visit, think specific. There are more than three dozen mountains to climb -- some of the highest east of the Mississippi -- hundreds of trails to hike and about 1,400 lakes within the park boundary, and you can't swim in all of them.Veteran travelers who head this far north in New York plan their destinations and vacations ahead of time.
NEWS
By Dina Cappiello and Dina Cappiello,ALBANY TIMES UNION | November 4, 2001
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. - Some are nothing but a single tree, jutting skyward from a patch of rocky land smaller than a boat. About 50 don't even have names. But for hundreds of years, the islands of Lake George have served as navigational markers, camping grounds and settings for local history and folklore. It is the largest lake in New York's vast Adirondack Park. During the past 75 years, they have been slowly disappearing - eaten away by the waves generated from hundreds of powerboats and personal watercraft, not to mention the ice that chips away at the islands every winter.
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By Dina Cappiello and Dina Cappiello,ALBANY TIMES UNION | September 12, 2000
BIG MOOSE LAKE, N.Y. - For fifty years, Big Moose Lake has been the poster child for the slow poisoning of Adirondack waters by acid rain. Big Moose isn't the most acidic lake in New York's vast Adirondack Park. But it's size - 1,266 acres of tea-colored water - has earned it the reputation as the largest lake to die from acid rain. Researchers say 500 of the roughly 2,800 lakes scattered throughout the New York's 6-million-acre park show few signs of animal or plant life. And unless conditions change - mainly by diminishing air pollution generated by power plants hundreds of miles south and west of the mountains - half of the Adirondack lakes could be dead 40 years from now. "Big Moose is a tragedy," said Karen Roy, the project coordinator for the Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation, an affiliate of the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
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