State police officers began a three-month weapons training course at Mount Van Hoevenberg this week, startling neighbors with sustained bursts of assault rifles and shotguns and possibly violating terms of authorized activities in the state forest preserve.
North Elba was not included in decisions made on the Mount Van Hoevenberg project up to this point, according to several board members.
“I never did backflips,” Michael Hannagan said. “But the whole point of the airbag was to try a trick and have a soft landing; it was the perfect place to try things out.”
ATV rides abruptly ended at Whiteface after environmental watchdogs raised concerns to state officials, and after the Adirondack Explorer inquired about the propriety of the rides.
The Olympic Regional Development Authority’s (ORDA) former finance director has pleaded not guilty to charges associated with allegedly using his state-issued credit card to purchase alcohol at local bars and restaurants.