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Times Union does the ACR
April 23, 2012 - Jessica Collier
Brian Nearing had a nice pair of stories on the ACR this week. On Saturday, he ran this story on the concerns about what the development could do to the environment and what it means for the APA.
Then today, he ran this story. He talked to a bunch of Tupper Lakers, mostly at and around Stewart’s. (He also hit up small business owner and vocal ACR supporter Dan McClelland, whose office is next door.)
I’ve mentioned it before, but I find it concerning when Nearing notes that people who have questions about the project will talk to him but won’t give him their names. What kind of a culture are we encouraging in Tupper Lake when people are scared to express their opinions? At a time when bullying is being fought in schools, shouldn’t we be extra careful about what kind of behavior is being taught by example?
Nevertheless, the latter story seems to be more popular among the people of Tupper Lake. I’ve seen several people sharing that one on Facebook, but then again I don’t think I was really on Facebook on Saturday, when the first came out, so it’s tough to compare.
Also, I’m looking at these online, so I’m not sure whether these stories were played up in the same way in print, or if one was featured more prominently than the other. I’d be curious to know, if anyone happened to see the paper version.
(This is random, but the Times Union also had two ACR-related photos on this blog post that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the pics. But the model of the ACR building looks pretty.)
Meanwhile, the Adirondack Council’s John Sheehan is on a tour of editorial boards right now, which prompted the Post-Star in Glens Falls to write this editorial.
The two paragraphs directly referencing the ACR:
“Instead, the council is foraging for things to complain about, like the Adirondack Club & Resort project in Tupper Lake. Although the council supported the project, because it followed the law, it is now arguing that APA rules should be tweaked to require housing in large developments is clustered, instead of being scattered across a huge area.
We think the council is being a sore winner. To accommodate the APA Act, the Tupper Lake developers planned their homes for huge lots, minimizing their impact on the environment. It’s hard to consider that a loss, if you’re an environmentalist, although some have tried.”
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