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Tupper Lake

Village of Tupper Lake municipal offices
Village of Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake is part of the Tri-Lakes area of the Adirondacks that includes Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Its primary draw is access to the surrounding mountains, lakes and the Wild Center. But its remote location makes accessible high-speed internet service access a challenge. A new grant will help the Town of Tupper Lake expand broadband service to businesses and some residents.

Village of Tupper Lake municipal offices
Village of Tupper Lake

Researchers from Clarkson University will conduct a study to determine whether two Adirondack villages can lower electricity costs by using a form of battery energy storage.

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Federal authorities say Border Patrol agents have seized nearly 180 pounds (81 kilograms) of marijuana at checkpoints recently set up in New York's Adirondack Mountains.

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A lawsuit that delayed construction of the Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake was thrown out last week. The ruling removed the last legal barrier to beginning construction of the development in the central Adirondacks.

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A New York State court has dismissed an appeal of a unanimous ruling that upheld the Adirondack Park Agency’s approval of the Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake. Supporters of this largest-ever proposal to come before the agency say the ruling should allow the project to move forward. But the opponents that sued to block it say they have another legal option they will pursue.

Two environmental groups are appealing an appellate court decision that rejected their challenge of a development project in the Adirondacks. The appeal request is not sitting well with supporters of the project.


The mayor of Tupper Lake is optimistic that his village will soon blossom as an economic powerhouse in the center of the Adirondacks.  But first a major development project, the Adirondack Club and Resort, must clear a court challenge. 

Village of Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun talks about development potential at the “Crossroads of the Adirondacks” and his frustrations over repeated development obstructions.

Mayor Paul Maroun says income levels in Tupper Lake are holding steady thanks to the state-run Sunmount rehabilitation center.  But downtown business is sluggish as merchants and developers  await the fate of the largest proposed development project for the Adirondacks.

Republican Paul Maroun is also a Franklin County legislator.