About Tim Rowland

Tim Rowland is a columnist, author and outdoors writer living in Jay.

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  1. Boreas says

    “But after giving it some thought, he said it seemed unlikely the tactic would work. “No individual can take on the APA, and this is not a fight I want to fight,” he said.”

    People interested in fighting the APA should note the case of “Sandy” Lewis in Essex about a decade ago. He fought the APA, and the APA LOST! So it isn’t impossible.

    https://poststar.com/news/local/judge-orders-apa-to-pay-farm-owners-more-than-70-000-in-legal-fees/article_22324912-f35d-11df-abe4-001cc4c002e0.html

    “Carney said Forever Wild is important, but so is the right of the people to thrive. By creating a park comprised of public and private lands, “there is an implicit acknowledgement that people who live here need to have some way to make a living,” he said.”

    I agree – but we all need to be playing by the same rules. I have limits on what I can do on my property, and I knew that when I bought the property. The regulations seemed and still seam reasonable to me. Variances are possible, but they do need to be obtained – in writing – first. Hopefully the days of back room, off-the-record deals will be declining, based on the recent DEC lawsuit outcome. Keep everything on the record.

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