The nonprofit Northern Forest Canoe Trail recently signed a letter of intent to purchase the race from Brian McDonnell, who owns and operates the race with his wife, Grace.
“It’s absolutely vital to our survival to market the Adirondacks to tourism. The industries that existed years ago in the Adirondacks aren’t here anymore.”
Essex County’s farming revival of the last decade or so, which primarily fed regional markets at first, is increasingly supported by sales in urban markets elsewhere in the state—often in New York City.
An increasing number of elderly residents in the Adirondacks are unable to get the care they need because of a severe shortage of those willing to do the work. Even as the number of home health aides has declined, the elderly population in the Adirondacks is growing.
Despite enrollment declines and state incentives to combine districts,school mergers are uncommon in the Adirondacks and rural New York..
It took the applicant, Vertical Bridge Holdings, multiple attempts to get the look right. Trees resembling lollipops and bottle brushes were rejected in favor of a more natural look that would meld into the existing vegetation.
The state, along with many Tupper Lake residents, believes that both the scenic railroad and the rail-trail can be world-class tourist draws.
This round of grants includes some focused on enhancing “age-friendly” communities.
A group called Crossroads ADK LLC on Thursday sued Preserve Associates so that 5,800 acres at the edge of Tupper Lake can be sold at public auction, presumably to a group related to Crossroads ADK.
Increasingly, a number of northern New York farms are giving equity crowdfunding a try, using a grassroots online platform called Kiva. With a tagline of “loans that change lives,” Kiva showcases projects from around the world, many of which are agriculture based.
The proposed three-story, 45-room hotel is to be built on a largely vacant acre of land at the corner of Park and Mill Streets.
AdkAction has become an approved vendor through the Double Up Food Bucks program. A national initiative administered in New York State by the Buffalo-based Field and Fork Network, the program helps kick in an extra incentive for people receiving food assistance, by giving them a financial boost when they buy local.