I am a misplaced Upstate NYer
I still get there when ever I can.
The APA appears to be an enemy of the full time residents of the Adirondacks.
The full time residents of the Adirondacks have been the "Sheppard’s" of the mountains for centuries. They need to have more representatives on the APA board than part timers that have no interest in what is best for the state, only their personal vacation home. Part timers, like me, do NOT belong on, or at,the APA board. Meetings must be open to all full time residents. They are the real future of the park.
To stop the young people from leaving the state, there must be opportunities for them to stay and make a living above the poverty level.
The future of Up-state New York lies with education and opportunities’ for a better life, rather than the servitude. of minimum wage jobs or welfare existence. The economic slavery that a majority of the permanent residents are forced to live with is unacceptable in today’s world.
As industry continues to leave; the young people that are raised in the mountains of the Adirondacks will continue to cry, as they must leave the state and the families they love for better opportunities elsewhere. So California and Texas and others, continue to grow, on the backs of former New Yorkers, which still after 50 years (me) would prefer to be permanent residents of the Adirondacks than have their body in one state and their heart in Northern New York
There are many people, much smarter than I that should be able to solve such a simple problem.
Education, Jobs, and Taxes, that would help the young people stay in the mountains that we all love, are just a place to start.
- Submitted by Marty Crowningshield on 12.30.06