After State Supreme Court Justice Richard Aulisi handed down his decision on navigation rights a few weeks ago, several media outlets wrote about the case.
As the defendant in the lawsuit, I tracked the news coverage closely. Given the public interest in the case, I thought I’d share the articles that I found.
The news about Aulisi’s decision was first reported by the Associated Press and the Adirondack Almanack (which is owned by the Explorer). The AP must have put the story on its national wire, since the first link is to a version that appeared on the Washington Post website.
Two daily newspapers that cover the Adirondack Park, the Glens Falls Post-Star and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, published their own versions of the story.
The Daily Gazette, based in Schenectady, also produced a local version of the story. Incidentally, the Gazette’s writer was the only newspaper reporter who attended the oral arguments back in November.
Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio interviewed me and aired a story a few days after the ruling. He included parts of a story on the issue of navigation rights that ran earlier on NCPR.
The Albany Times Union wrote an editorial praising the decision.
The New York League of Conservation Voters also praised the decision.
Will Doolittle, a columnist for the Glens Falls Post-Star, wrote a piece criticizing environmental activists who cheered the ruling, accusing them of hypocrisy.
Peter Bauer, the executive director of Protect the Adirondacks, wrote a long piece responding to Doolittle’s column, accusing him of getting his facts wrong.
Peter Bauer’s response to Doolittle
Canoe & Kayak Magazine had written about the case before and followed up with an article on its website.
Outside Magazine published a short item on its website, with links to longer stories.
If you’d like to read the decision yourself, click the link below (PDF file).
Will Doolittle says
Do read Peter’s screed, if you’ve got 2 or 3 hours. There is a lot in there. The only fact he unearths, however, that I got wrong is I wrote that John Caffry lives in Queensbury, when he lives 3 or 4 blocks from the town line in Glens Falls. The rest are Peter’s views, reiterated.