Vote Yes Prop 4! Election Day

The voters decide on Tuesday, November 5th.

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A View from Raquette Lake in Township 40

Vote Yes on Prop 4.

Since the 1800’s, Adirondack land titles in “Township 40” in Hamilton County’s Town of Long Lake and Raquette Lake have been confused by conflicting claims amongst the State and both public and private owners including the school, firehouse, waste transfer station, utility station, marina, businesses and homes – 216 parcels in all.

Please join us in completing 10 years of work by our State legislators, Hamilton County legislators and officials, DEC, the Attorney General’s Office, Town of Long Lake officials, Adirondack environmental groups and private citizens in this effort to clear this legal tangle and add to the Forest Preserve at no cost to the taxpayer.

Article excerpt from: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/11/you_decide_should_the_state_stop_trying_to_take_adirondack_school_homes_and_busi.html
By Marnie Eisenstadt | meisenstadt@syracuse.com

When David Bull retired from teaching Earth science at Henninger High School, he planned to build a modest house on a piece of land he bought in 1980 along Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks.

Bull, now retired for more decade, still doesn’t have his retirement home. That’s because when he tried to get a loan to build on the land, he found out the state was claiming it, too, owned the property.

“It’s a nightmare situation no one should have to deal with,” said Bull, who lives in Manlius. He has property records going back to the late 1800s. None of them show that the state had any claim.

Here all links directing you to the numerous videos, endorsements and information regarding Proposition 4.

NY Times Endorsement

Daily News Online


Youtube Video Explains The Prop 4 Township 40 Story

Township 40 Info

Newsday

Democrat and Chronicle

Times Union

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

New York Times Century Old Adirondack Land Dispute

NRDC Endorsement

NY State of Politics

Adirondack Wild

NYLCV

NYSAC

WKTV Prop 4 End Century Long Conflict

Lockport Journal

Vote Yes for the Adirondacks

WHMT VideoNYLCV Eco Politics Daily

Buffalo News

Letter to Editor Democrat & Chronicle

Watertown Daily News

THERE’S PLENTY ON THE LINE IN TUESDAY’S VOTE (Editorial)
Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, NY)
November 3, 2013

The Poughkeepsie Journal editorial board writes that the Adirondack ballot propositions are worthy of passage.
Poughkeepsie Journal

2 ADIRONDACK LAND SWAPS PROPOSALS ON BALLOT
NCPR.org (Canton, NY)
November 4, 2013

Reporter Karen DeWitt reports that Proposition 5 has divided New York’s environmental community, with Protect the Adirondacks and Adirondack Wild on the “no” side and the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Adirondack Council and state DEC Commissioner Joe Martens on the “yes” side. Of note: WAMC in Albany and WXXI in Rochester also ran this story.
NCPR.org

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ZAINO: BALLOT INITIATIVES UNFAIR TO VOTERS
Newsday (New York, NY)
November 1, 2013

Writer Jeanne Zaino, professor of political science at Iona College and of political campaign management at New York University, asks why voters in the New York metro area are asked to vote on Adirondack issues that have nothing to do with them and would be better left to those affected.

Jeanne Zaino

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GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS 2013
ArtVoice (Buffalo, NY)
November 3, 2013

Writer Alan Bedenko writes that Proposition 4 and 5 should be approved.
Art Voice

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OUR 2013 ENDORSEMENTS
Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY)
November 4, 2013

The Democrat & Chronicle editorial board lists its endorsements for 2013, including its backing of Proposition 4, the Township 40 settlement, and Proposition 5, the Adirondack Land Swap.
Democrat & Chronicle

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SETTLING LAND’S FATE IN QUEENS (Column)
Times Union (Albany, NY)
November 2, 2013

Columnist Fred LeBrun writes that Proposition 5, the Adirondack Land Swap, and Proposition 4, the Township 40 settlement, are well-thought-out solutions to difficult problems that will prove to be a huge gain for the forest preserve and, in the case of Proposition 5, will save 100 jobs. Voters should approve Proposition 4 and Proposition 5.
Times Union

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THE LEGISLATURE ASKS PERMISSION – SIX TIMES: SHALL WE GIVE IT?
City & State (Albany, NY)
November 4, 2013

Writer Gerald Benjamin, a professor of political science at SUNY New Paltz, writes that he is supporting Propositions 4 and 5, the Township 40 settlement and the Adirondack Land Swap.
City & State, Albany NY

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THE OTHER NEW YORK STATE BALLOT PROPOSALS
Metro (New York, NY)
November 3, 2013

Reporter Anna Sanders reports that voters in New York face six constitutional amendments on Tuesday’s ballot. She details each one and discusses what supporters and opponents are saying about the measures.
Metro New York

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VOTE ‘YES’ ON STATE PROPOSAL NO. 4, ADIRONDACKS LAND ISSUE (Editorial)
Newsday (New York, NY)
November 1, 2013

The Newsday editorial board writes that voters should vote yes on Proposition 4, the Township 40 settlement.
Newsday

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A DEEPER LOOK AT THE ADIRONDACK LAND SWAP PROPOSALS
NCPR.org (Canton, NY)
November 4, 2013

Reporter Brian Mann reports there’s confusion and some controversy over the two Adirondack constitutional amendments.
Brian Mann Reports on Land Swap Proposals

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PROPOSAL PROPAGANDA PROLIFERATES
Post-Star (Glens Falls, NY)
November 4, 2013

Editor Will Doolittle blogs that is has been impressive to see the opposition to Proposition 5, the Adirondack Land Swap, considering the same groups are supporting Proposition 4, the Township 40 settlement, which for all intents and purposes is doing exactly the same thing.

Post Star

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PATAKI HELPS GET OUT THE VOTE FOR PROP 4
Legislative Gazette (Albany, NY)
November 4, 2013

Reporter Kelly Fay reports that former Gov. George Pataki has joined advocates in publicly supporting Proposition 4 and Proposition 5, the Township 40 settlement and Adirondack Land Swap ballot proposals.Governor Pataki Supports Prop 4

The Buffalo News Editorial Board is recommending a YES vote on Prop 4.

The Watertown News Editorial Board is recommending a YES vote on Prop 4.

The Executive Director of the NYS Snowmobilers Association has recommended to all of their members that they vote YES on Prop 4.

The NYS Realtors Association has a statewide convention this coming week and will recommend to all of their members that they vote YES on Prop 4.

The New York Times Editorial Board has recommended a YES vote on Prop 4

Also recommending a YES on Prop 4: The Albany Times Union, the Gloversville Leader Herald, the Dunkirk Observer, the Daily News (covering Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans), Denton Publications (north country paper), Post Journal Jamestown and Gale Brewer, a Democrat who’s running for Manhattan Borough President (on a web site for her) Gale Brewer

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