September 16, 2009, Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Yellow-lettered signs could go by the wayside

Yellow-lettered signs could go by the wayside

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By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer

POSTED: September 16, 2009

The Federal Highway Administration is asking the state Department of Transportation to consider replacing the yellow and brown signs in the Adirondacks with white and brown signs like those found in other parks around the country.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

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.

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September 16, 2009, Oneonta Daily Star: ‘Buy Local’ initiative seeks to aid farmers

‘Buy Local’ initiative seeks to aid farmers

By Mark Boshnack
Staff Writer
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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.

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September 8, 2009, Press Release: Catskills Local Government Day to be held at Belleayre

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 Registration materials can also be obtained by calling toll free (877) WAT-SHED, or (845) 586-1400.

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August 29, 2009, Albany Times Union: Op-Ed – Casinos too risky in Catskills by Mark Izeman and Ramsay Adams

Casinos too risky in Catskills
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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.

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August 26, 2009, Times Herald Record: Head of BIA meeting with opponents of Sullivan casino

Head of BIA meeting with opponents of Sullivan casino

Richard Schrader the New York Legislative Director of the NRDC, center, chats with Mike Edelstin of Orange Enviorment Inc., right, as NRDC Senior Attorney, Mark Izeman lstens before the start of the hearings.THR/Michele Haskell

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.

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