Saturday, April 18, 2020

From the Archive: Phil Terrie on fixing the APA

From the Almanack archive, here are some classic features for a few suggested “weekend reads”:

anti-APA sign in WarrensburgFrom 2013: Historian Phil Terrie on fixing the APA: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2013/04/historian-philip-terrie-on-fixing-the-apa.html

“When the APA was created by the state legislature in 1971, the Park had existed for eighty years, and the new agency was expected to provide more sense of Park-ness than had obtained before. … For some it was a sense of a shared future in a newly defined park; for others it was hostility to regional zoning and land-use controls imposed by the state. Court challenges, hopes for a protected future, a Park-wide feeling of optimism interspersed with a sense of victimization—all gave the Adirondacks a regional identity it had never previously possessed.”

From 2012: From the 4/20 files: Lawrence Gooley’s “A pot-lover’s paradise”

From last year: Peter Bauer’s “The Adirondack Park and Rural America”

HOT TOPIC: From last year, Kevin Chlad’s “Protect State Lands From ATV Misuse” generated more than 100 comments: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2019/04/kevin-chlad-protect-state-lands-from-atv-misuse.html

 

 

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One Response

  1. Boreas says:

    I liked L. Gooley’s article. Our area is good for growing both pot and hops. I am salivating over a piece of land that would be great for growing both. What good are retirement savings if I am not able to enjoy them?!?

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