Adirondacks http://wrvo.org en State Capitol celebrates Earth Day, activists call for environmental change http://wrvo.org/post/state-capitol-celebrates-earth-day-activists-call-environmental-change <p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:01:02 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55345 at http://wrvo.org State Capitol celebrates Earth Day, activists call for environmental change Two Adirondack land swap proposals on ballot http://wrvo.org/post/two-adirondack-land-swap-proposals-ballot <p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:04:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46686 at http://wrvo.org Voters get last word on passage of six state amendments http://wrvo.org/post/voters-get-last-word-passage-six-state-amendments <p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:54:05 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46685 at http://wrvo.org Voters get last word on passage of six state amendments Adirondack land swaps rally support, create opposition http://wrvo.org/post/adirondack-land-swaps-rally-support-create-opposition <p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:03:19 +0000 Brian Mann 46621 at http://wrvo.org Adirondack land swaps rally support, create opposition New York Politicians Go Head To Head In The Wild http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-politicians-go-head-head-wild New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced off in a rafting race Monday on a whitewater river high in the Adirondack Mountains. It was one part summer camp and one part House of Cards as two of the country's most influential big-city politicians shut off their smart phones and headed into the wild. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:29:20 +0000 Brian Mann 41501 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo hosts "Adirondack Challenge" to promote upstate tourism http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-hosts-adirondack-challenge-promote-upstate-tourism <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in the Adirondack Park yesterday, where he joined some of the state's most powerful politicians and business leaders on a whitewater rafting trip down the Indian River.<br><br>Cuomo says his "Adirondack Challenge," held in the town of Indian Lake, is meant to draw attention and more visitors to destinations in Upstate New York.<br><br>"I want to expose this part of the state of New York," Cuomo said. "It is a magnificent part of the state, as you can see. Tourism is a big business for us, it's a big part of the economy and this has great potential."</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:14:57 +0000 Brian Mann 41436 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo hosts "Adirondack Challenge" to promote upstate tourism Upstate New York tourism spending reaches new high http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-new-york-tourism-spending-reaches-new-high <p>According to new research, tourism spending rose across every region of New York state last year, with overall growth of more than six percent. Traveler spending reached a new high of nearly $60 billion statewide and upstate New York, in particular, did well.<br><br>The biggest areas for growth upstate were central New York, Niagara, and the Thousand Islands, with a bump of at least five percent in each region.<br><br>But Adam Sacks, lead author of the report and president of Tourism Economics, says the real indicator of the industry’s importance lies in job growth.<br> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:25:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 41093 at http://wrvo.org Upstate New York tourism spending reaches new high Governor Andrew Cuomo enjoys the Adirondacks to promote historic land purchase http://wrvo.org/post/governor-andrew-cuomo-enjoys-adirondacks-promote-historic-land-purchase <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to the Adirondacks on Sunday, bringing with him most of his executive cabinet and dozens of downstate reporters. He made the trip to promote a new $50 million land purchase that will add tens of thousands of acres to the park's forest preserve.</p><p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:48:04 +0000 Brian Mann 26473 at http://wrvo.org Governor Andrew Cuomo enjoys the Adirondacks to promote historic land purchase