When Jim McCulley drove his snowmobile on Old Mountain Road in 2003, he touched off a series of court battles that lasted 15 years. For now, at least, the legal saga appears to have ended. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation … [Read more...] about Battle over Old Mountain Road may be settled
Old Mountain Road
A state court handed down another decision Thursday in the fifteen-year battle over the status of the Old Mountain Road section of the Jackrabbit Ski Trail, declaring that the road was not legally abandoned. In its 5-0 decision, the … [Read more...] about Court: Old Mountain Road not legally abandoned
Old Mountain Road in the Sentinel Range Wilderness has been the subject of legal battles for more than a decade. The state says it was long ago abandoned, but Jim McCulley, president of the Lake Placid Snowmobile Club, contends it remains a town road … [Read more...] about Appeals court hears Old Mountain Road case
Imagine how the High Peaks Wilderness would change if people were allowed to drive to Marcy Dam or Indian Pass. The Adirondack Park Agency raises this possibility in a legal brief filed last week in the long and convoluted dispute over the Old … [Read more...] about Driving to Marcy Dam?
A lawyer for the state Department of Environmental Conservation argues that his former boss misconstrued the Highway Law in dismissing a ticket against a Lake Placid man who drove his pickup truck on an abandoned road in the Sentinel Range … [Read more...] about DEC lawyer files brief in McCulley case
The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s plan to move its Adirondack emergency dispatchers from the Lake Placid region to Albany is creating quite a stir. Critics contend the move will make the public less safe. The argument is that … [Read more...] about DEC move called risky