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Yellow-lettered signs could go by the wayside
link to complete article here: http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/508649.html?nav=5008
By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer
They’ve been a fixture along the highways and byways of the Adirondack Park for years – yellow and brown signs that identify the town of village you’re entering, the lake you’re driving by and where to find nearby shops, lodging, food and attractions.
Avian Ecology, Conservation Research to be Discussed at Hartwick
‘Buy Local’ initiative seeks to aid farmers
By Mark Boshnack
link to article is here: http://www.thedailystar.com/local/local_story_259040021.html
Helping area farmers can be as easy as making a trip to the right food retailer, two people involved with a local initiative said. Two organizations have declared September "Buy Local Month in the Catskills," to help make an impact.
Catskills Local Government Day to be held at Belleayre
HIGHMOUNT — The ninth annual Catskills Local Government Day is scheduled for Oct. 15 at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.
The Catskill Watershed Corp. will sponsor the event, whose theme is “Climate Change Made Local.” The event will feature presentations on the science of climate change along with discussions of its potential impacts on municipal and community infrastructure and on the economy of New York and the Catskills.
Elected and appointed government officials and employees, economic and environmental planners, and interested community members are welcome to attend. Space is limited; registration deadline is Oct. 9. A $10 fee includes all presentations and workshops, as well as lunch.
To see the agenda and register electronically, go to www.cwconline.org. Registration materials can also be obtained by calling toll free (877) WAT-SHED, or (845) 586-1400.
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Casinos too risky in Catskills
|link is here: http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=836275&category=OPINION|
| By MARK A. IZEMAN AND RAMSAY ADAMS
First published: Saturday, August 29, 2009
| The nation’s top Indian Affairs official, Larry Echo Hawk, visited one of New York’s most scenic and ecologically distinctive regions — the Catskill Mountains — on Wednesday. He is being asked to consider two widely contrasting visions for securing economic vitality today and into the future.
Mr. Echo Hawk met with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and other proponents who are asking for federal support to build a chain of giant Las Vegas-style casinos in the Catskills that could radically alter the landscape of the region.
Head of BIA meeting with opponents of Sullivan casino
MONTICELLO – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and other casino opponents spoke against Catskill casinos at a closed-door meeting this morning before the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.