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Don’t forget why people come to the Adirondacks

November 16, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

To the editor:

Mr. Foxman:

Thank you for sharing your opinion of Peter Bauer with us. What you didn't share with us is your agenda. Do you truly believe the Park needs more power lines (how about burying the ones we have?), jails, resorts, trains, snowmobiles, boathouses, etc.? Is it really such a bad thing to have one place on this planet with fewer "developments?" The reason for living here or visiting is to get away from your world. The Park is designated by New York state as a forever wild, beautiful wilderness. The public and the Adirondack Park Agency are empowered to save it from outside sources attempting to exploit it for personal gain. Whenever we feel the need to view the results of your world, we can simply leave the Park. If your agenda is to truthfully provide green, minimal-square-footage, low-carbon-footprint housing compatible with the Adirondack lifestyles, God bless you, but do we really need another resort for your 1 percent?

For the record, I have never met Mr. Bauer and actually have no idea who he is.

My wife and I live on a few acres near Tupper Lake, generate our own electricity with a 20-solar-panel, grid-tied system that is quickly paying for itself, our primary source of heat is renewable (wood), and we are trying to leave this place a little better than we found it.

Please respect this unique treasure and people like Mr. Bauer who are attempting to save our Adirondack Park.

Thank you,

Paul Soderholm




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