Newcomb is on the front lines of the Forest Preserve experiment in the Adirondack Park. Residents have been promised publicly — by Gov. Andrew Cuomo — that the Finch, Pruyn land deal will help the local economy.
Supervisors from five towns — Long Lake, Newcomb, North Hudson, Minerva and Indian Lake — have been meeting with state officials to figure out how the towns can benefit from those purchases. State leaders need to realize that they can’t just buy chunks of land and expect tourists to easily flock to these remote corners of the Park; the purchase comes with an obligation to assure access.
And access means a complete reconstruction of State Route 28N. Talk is cheap. What Newcomb needs is action. And they need it now.