APA nomination illustrates big split

 

Pro-development groups knock recommendation for area boat builder to fill seat on agency 
 
By BRIAN NEARING, Times Union Staff writer


First published: Thursday, February 25, 2010
 
ALBANY -- The potential appointment of a prominent Adirondack boat builder to the Adirondack Park Agency has highlighted the rift between conservation and development -- forces that have long butted heads over the park's direction.


On Tuesday, a panel of state lawmakers on the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee voted along party lines to recommend Olmsteadville resident Peter Hornbeck to fill the agency seat formerly held by Lake Placid hotel owner Arthur Lussi, whose term expired in June.


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