Three stories this week involve local leaders looking for solutions to problems.
In Warren County, the board of supervisors has put out a call seeking new uses for the county fairgrounds in Warrensburg. Having outside groups rent the grounds for events can provide the county with additional sources of revenue. READ MORE
In Lake Placid, owners of the Bookstore Plus announced they will take over distribution of Adirondack books formerly handled by North Country Books, which closed its doors last year. READ MORE
Across the region, a group has formed to advocate for a constitutional amendment as a way to save Debar Pond Lodge from demolition. READ MORE
It will be interesting to see what comes from these and other stories we are following.
From the magazine
LET SLEEPING BATS LIE?: While tens of thousands of bats are cozy in Mariah’s Barton Hill hibernaculum, unbeknownst to them, a drama is playing out about the future of the mine shaft they call home.
Just down the hill, a developer is looking to reopen a pair of mines that closed in the 1970s to create a new hydroelectricity project.
If approved, the project could disrupt the bats’ winter home, which contains one of the largest populations of endangered Indiana bats outside of the Midwest. From the Jan/Feb issue of the magazine, reporter Ry Rivard investigates. READ MORE
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- Siena Poll: Majority of NYers say worst of pandemic still to come
- As Trump administration winds down, Adirondack environmentalists breathe easier
- Sunrise hikes gain popularity
- Green energy economy leads Cuomo’s third State of State address
- Diversity in the Adirondacks: Providing access to a wilderness experience
- Schroon Lake gets Adirondacks’ first non-Tesla Fast Charger
This is a look at some of the week’s top news, on our two websites: AdirondackExplorer.org and AdirondackAlmanack.com.
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