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Proposal #3 Approved By New York Voters

New York State voters approved Ballot Proposal #3 on Nov. 7, 2017, helping Adirondack and Catskill communities complete important public health and safety infrastructure projects, while also protecting the state Forest Preserve.
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New York Times Endorses Proposal #3

The New York Times supports a Yes vote on Ballot Proposal #3, saying, “The entire state would benefit from land preserved in a way that still accommodates the needs of communities within these (Adirondack and Catskill) parks.”
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Newsday Calls Proposal #3 a “No-brainer”

Long Island’s Newsday has endorsed Ballot Proposal #3, calling it a “no-brainer” and “a sensible solution in the Adirondacks.”
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Spectrum News-Albany Shows Why Proposal #3 is So Important

Reporter Matt Hunter of Spectrum News in Albany filed this great video report on why Ballot Proposal #3 is so important to Adirondack and Catskill communities.
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The Post-Star Says Vote Yes for Proposal #3

The Post-Star of Glens Falls has joined newspapers across the state in endorsing Ballot Proposal #3.
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Niagara County Newspaper Endorses Proposal #3

The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal of Niagara County says “… for the good of our fellow upstaters, we should. Vote ‘Yes’ on Proposal No. 3”
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Local Government Perspective on Proposal #3 Featured in Albany Times Union

Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Farber explains how voting Yes for Proposal #3 is a Yes vote for clean water and the future of the state Forest Preserve.
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Benefits of Proposal #3 Detailed in Auburn Citizen

The Auburn Citizen newspaper brings its readers the perspectives of local government and the environmental community in this report about the benefits of voting Yes for Ballot Proposal #3.
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The Post-Star: Police Benevolent Association of New York State Endorses Proposal #3

“No one knows more or cares more about the Forest Preserve than New York State Forest Rangers and the New York State Environmental Conservation Police,” says Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Farber.
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Opponents of Constitutional Convention Should Approve Proposal #3

People who oppose having a state Constitutional Convention should support Ballot Proposal #3 as an ideal example of how the Constitution can be amended without the need for a convention.
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Veteran Adirondacks Reporter Explains Reasons Behind Proposal #3

Longtime North Country Public Radio reporter Brian Mann breaks down the reasons why Ballot Proposal #3 is so important to Adirondack and Catskill communities.
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Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Joins List of Newspapers Supporting Proposal #3

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle has endorsed Ballot Proposal #3, saying, “Now all it needs is the public’s support …”
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Capitol Pressroom Examines Why Proposal #3 is So Important to Adirondacks and Catskills

Capitol Pressroom host Susan Arbetter interviews Town of Morehouse Supervisor Bill Farber and Town of Horicon Supervisor Matt Simpson about the environmental and economic benefits to Adirondack and Catskill communities if Ballot Proposal #3 is passed this Election Day.
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Albany Times Union Says Vote Yes on Proposal #3

The Albany Times Union calls Ballot Proposal #3 “a simple, limited solution to a long-standing problem, one we hope voters will approve.”
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Buffalo News Endorses Proposal #3

Another one of New York State’s top newspapers, The Buffalo News, has endorsed Ballot Proposal #3.
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Syracuse Post-Standard Says Vote Yes for Proposal #3

The Syracuse Post-Standard has urged its readers to vote Yes for Ballot Proposal #3, saying, “The amendment balances the needs of the people who live within the boundaries of the Adirondack Park while also protecting the wilderness for all to enjoy.”
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Plattsburgh Press-Republican Encourages Yes Vote for Proposal #3

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican understands the importance of voting Yes for Ballot Proposal #3. Read its editorial endorsement here.
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Adirondack Park Agency Chair Says Voting Yes for Proposal #3 is a “No—brainer”

See APA Chairman Sherman Craig’s comment and learn how Ballot Proposal #3 will help the Town of Fine upgrade its water system in this report from WWNY-TV in Watertown.
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise Endorses Ballot Proposal #3

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise has published an editorial encouraging readers to Vote Yes for Ballot Proposal #3.
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Chautauqua County Paper Says Vote Yes for Proposal 3

The Observer of Chautauqua County has joined the list of newspapers across the state encouraging its readers to vote Yes for Ballot Proposal #3.
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New York State Association of Counties Features Ballot Propsal #3 on NYSACTV

For an in-depth look at how your Yes vote for Ballot Proposal #3 will help Adirondack and Catskill communities, watch this segment of NYSAC TV.
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WAMC Examines Why Ballot Proposal #3 is So Important to Adirondacks and Catskills

Listen to longtime Adirondacks issues reporter Pat Bradley’s report, featuring voices from the government, business and environmental communities.
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Poughkeepsie Journal Says Vote Yes for Ballot Proposal #3

The Poughkeepsie Journal has endorsed Ballot Proposal #3, calling it a “big win” for common-sense balance between environmental protection and economic sustainability in Adirondack and Catskill communities.
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Sun Community News Endorses Ballot Proposal #3

Sun Community News & Printing has joined the list of newspapers encouraging a Yes vote on Ballot Proposal #3. "Proposal 3 is not a means to erode environmental protections — nor is it an attempt to cater to private developers — but rather a way to protect public safety and streamline government operations,” they write. “The measure has universal support across the Adirondack Park ... Voters should support this commonsense initiative."
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Voices of Vote Yes: Community and Environmental Leaders Say Why They’re Voting for Ballot Proposal #3

A historic coalition of local governments, business organizations, and environmental groups from across the Adirondack Park, Catskill Park, and New York state have joined forces to urge New Yorkers to “Vote Yes” on Ballot Proposal 3. Here’s what they have to say.
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Adirondack Council Helps Syracuse Voters Understand Importance of Ballot Proposal #3

Syracuse.com has published a guest essay by Willie Janeway, executive director of the Adirondack Council, highlighting the importance of Ballot Proposal #3 to the Adirondacks and Catskills.
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Ballot Proposal #3 Has Widespread Support, Says Protect The Adirondacks

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican has published a guest essay by Peter Bauer, executive director of Protect The Adirondacks, detailing how Ballot Proposal #3 helps Adirondack communities without harming the Forest Preserve.
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Adirondack Local Governments and Adirondack Council Agree: Ballot Proposal #3 is Good Investment in the Environment

Bill Farber, chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, and Willie Janeway, executive director of the Adirondack Council, share their support for Ballot Proposal #3 with readers of the Albany Times-Union.
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Former Governor Pataki Among Bipartisan Group of Government, Environmental Leaders Supporting Ballot Proposal #3

Former New York Governor George E. Pataki is among a bipartisan group of former federal and state officials and environmental leaders who are encouraging voter support for Ballot Proposal #3, creating the Public Health and Safety Land Account, on the Nov. 7 statewide ballot.
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NY Post Says Vote Yes for Ballot Proposal #3

The New York Post Editorial Page says, “Prop 3 paves the way for vital projects to get done sooner and at lower cost, without shrinking the size of the forest preserve. The only losers are the fixers who profit from the current crazy system.”
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Associated Press Takes In-depth Look at Benefits of Ballot Proposal #3

The Associated Press takes a look at some of the many public health and safety projects in the Adirondacks and Catskills that will benefit from passage of Ballot Proposal #3.
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Community Newspaper Holdings Reports on Ballot Proposal #3

“With no organized opposition and a bevy of civic, environmental and business groups supporting it, a non-controversial ballot proposition set to go before New York voters on Nov. 7 would seem to be a slam dunk for passage,” reports Community Newspaper Holdings, owner of newspapers in Plattsburgh, Niagara Falls, Lockport, Oneonta and Cooperstown.
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New York Times Visits Adirondacks for Look at Ballot Proposal #3

New York Times reporter Lisa Foderaro takes an up-close look at why Ballot Proposal #3 is so important to the future public health and safety of Adirondack and Catskill communities.
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AATV President Brian Towers Explains Importance of Ballot Proposal #3 in Journal News

Brian Towers, supervisor of the Town of Wells in Hamilton County and President of the Adirondack Association of Towns & Villages, explains why Ballot Proposal #3 so important to t the Adirondacks and Catskills in a guest essay in the Journal News of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties.
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Albany Times Union Examines Ballot Proposal #3

Veteran Albany Times Union reporter Rick Karlin reports on why local governments, environmental groups, business organizations and recreational enthusiasts are encouraging Yes votes for Ballot Proposal #3.
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NYSAC Says Vote Yes for Ballot Proposal #3 in Buffalo News

Steven Acquario of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) says, "Vote 'yes' to Ballot Proposal 3” in this guest essay in the Buffalo News.
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WTEN of Albany Reports On Ballot Proposal #3

WTEN Capitol Correspondent Morgan McKay met with Horicon Town Supervisor Matt Simpson and John Sheehan of the Adirondack Council to learn why they are encouraging a Yes vote for Ballot Proposal #3.
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Sun Community News Looks at How Ballot Proposal #3 Will Improve Public Health and Safety

The Sun Community News takes a look at how successful passage of Ballot Proposal #3 on Election Day will help make Adirondack and Catskill communities safer for residents and visitors.
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Ballot Proposal #3 Featured on PBS Stations Across State

Emmy Award-winning New York Now featured Ballot Proposal #3 on a recent episode, with interviews with State Sen. Betty Little, Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chair Bill Farber and Town of Horicon Supervisor Matt Simpson. Watch the segment, starting at the 18:00 mark, by clicking “Read More.”
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Ballot Proposal #3 Would Help Communities Replace Long-Closed Bridge

The (Glens Falls) Post-Star reports on how passage of Ballot Proposal #3 this Election Day would help Adirondack communities replace a 115-year-old bridge that has been closed for eight years and improve emergency response times for residents and visitors.
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Capitol PressRoom Features Ballot Proposal #3

Jessica Ottney Mahar, Policy Director at The Nature Conservancy in New York State, and Bill Farber, Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, were recently interviewed by Susan Arbetter on the award-winning Capitol PressRoom radio program about the benefits of Ballot Proposal #3. Listen to what they had to say by clicking “Read More.”
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Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve Says Vote Yes on Ballot Proposal #3

Adirondack Wild Managing Partner David Gibson says Ballot Proposal #3, creating the Public Health and Safety Land Account, “will solve urgent, longstanding problems along rural highways in both Adirondack and Catskill Parks in an environmentally responsible way. We strongly endorse it and encourage a ‘Yes’ vote on Nov. 7.”
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Vote Yes Coalition Continues to Grow for Ballot Proposal #3: Public Health and Safety Land Account

A diverse group of local governments, environmental protection organizations, business groups, recreational enthusiasts and others are asking New York State voters to help make the Adirondacks and Catskills safer for residents and visitors alike by voting Yes for Ballot Proposal #3 — The Public Health and Safety Land Account — this Election Day.
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State Conservative Party Says Yes to Ballot Proposal #3

The New York State Conservative Party has announced its support for the Public Health and Safety Land Account.
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Former Congressman Owens Voting Yes for Public Health & Safety Land Account

Former Congressman Bill Owens says Ballot Proposal #3 provides a “common sense” response to the needs of Adirondack communities.
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Schenectady Daily Gazette Says Vote Yes for Public Health and Safety Land Account

The Schenectady Daily Gazette says, “New York state residents will have a chance to make government more efficient, protect the environment and improve infrastructure and communications in the Adirondacks and Catskills” by voting yes for Ballot Proposal #3 on Election Day.
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Adirondack Council Says Public Health and Safety Land Account is Good for Environment and Economy

The Adirondack Council supports Ballot Proposal #3, the Public Health and Safety Land Account, and says, “If approved by the voters in November, this will foster a more vibrant local economy while respecting the integrity and legacy of ‘forever wild’ land protections.”
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Adirondack Mountain Club Supports Public Health and Safety Land Account

The Adirondack Mountain Club has voiced its support for Ballot Proposal #3, the Public Health and Safety Land Account.
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Protect The Adirondacks Applauds Public Health and Safety Land Account

Ballot Proposal #3 will help to continue to build and develop communities throughout the Adirondacks. Extending broadband fiber cable to remote communities of the Adirondacks will help to expand educational and economic development opportunities. This amendment also makes it easier for local roads maintenance projects where roads are bordered by the Forest Preserve, siting of municipal water wells, and for building a network of bike paths between Adirondack communities.”
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Public Health and Safety Land Account Goes to Voters

Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury), Sen. Betty Little (R- Queensbury) and Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced the successful passage of a constitutional amendment that would create a 250-acre land bank known as the Public Health and Safety Land Account.
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NYS Sen. Betty Little Introduces Public Health and Safety Land Account Bill

State Sen. Betty Little has introduced a bill to create a Public Health and Safety Land Account to help make Adirondack and Catskill communities safer for residents and visitors.
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