Old Mountain Road decision raises concern

Betty Little

May 26, 2009

Staff Writer

May 24, 2009 03:28 am

NORTH ELBA — Last week's McCulley decision has stirred interest over what's next for Old Mountain Road.

After years of lawsuits, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis ruled the route through the wilderness is a town road, never formally closed or abandoned.

Grannis dismissed DEC enforcement action against Jim McCulley, who drove a snowmobile onto the road seven years ago and was ticketed for using a motorized vehicle on state land.

But, environmentalists are not pleased with the decision.

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