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Adirondack Land Swap: Proposition 5 on the November ballot would allow NYCO minerals to expand its wollastonite mine in Lewis to the edge of the state forest preserve. In exchange for the 200 acres, the company is offering to swap 1,500 acres of land that would provide new access to the Jay Mountain wilderness. NYCO says the land swap will give the company a new supply of wollastonite, about one-million tons, that will keep its current workforce of about 100 employees on the job for about another decade. But critics are urging voters statewide to say no. Adirondack Wild and Protect the Adirondacks believe the land should remain protected as “forever wild” and not be traded for use by a private company. To learn more visit adirondacklandswap.com and/or adirondackwild.org. Watch the full interview with NYCO company officials by clicking here. Watch full interview with Adirondack Wild by clicking here.
Casino Vote: New York City’s major dailies don’t usually see eye-to-eye on anything. But they do on the ballot question to build new casinos in New York.
In The Spotlight: The Keene, New York fire station, ravaged by Tropical Storm Irene, is featured in a new TV ad on New York’s recovery.
Cranberry Harvest: Tomeka Weatherspoon will show us the unusual crop that Peter Paquin grows on his farm in Brasher Falls, New York. To learn more visit paquincranberries.com.
Caught On Camera: Did a photographer capture a mountain lion roaming in the Adirondacks? We’ll show you the photo from a trail camera in Newcomb that has people buzzing. To see photo click here.
Opening Night: A historic 1924 Wurlitzer organ makes its debut at the newly renovated Strand Theater in Plattsburgh. Watch the opening night performance by organist Jonathan Ortloff by clicking here.