"Among the conclusions: proximity of private properties to wilderness land enhances property values while wild forest classification does not because motorized vehicles that produce noise and pollution are allowed."
"New York state, through the Olympic Regional Development Authority, has pledged $5 million for capital improvements and $1 million in marketing dollars - through Empire State Development - to help support the performance of its mission, including $200,000 per year over five years to support televising World Cup competitions in Lake Placid."
"The case involves a trespassing lawsuit filed by landowners against journalist and Adirondack guidebook author Phil Brown, who ignored their cables and warning signs and paddled through their land to challenge their assertion it was off-limits to the public."
"The communities and residences are tailor-made for each specific location, taking the local culture, architectural vernacular and consumer demands into careful consideration throughout the planning and design process."
"The Tribe believes the County’s efforts to impose taxation or regulation of businesses on tribal land is not only unlawful, it creates an undue economic burden that is harmful to our community’s economic development and enterprises."
"... our legislators decided to turn it over to a sketchy non-profit corporation that is not subject to the same scrutiny under the FOIL [Freedom of Information Law] and Open Meetings Law that every other agency is."
"In my opinion, a lot of the problem is that ORDA and the Convention and Visitors Bureau don't work together, year round, for the common goal of promoting the community, for the benefit of the whole region."