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APA tables decision on Adirondack land

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RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - The Adirondack Park Agency is taking more time to decide on the classification of a swath of timberland in the central Adirondacks.

The agency tells the Adirondack Daily Enterprise the 21,000 acres formerly owned by Finch, Pruyn (prine) won't be on the board's agenda when it meets next week. It marks the second straight month the topic won't be discussed.

The land was acquired from The Nature Conservancy and is located in the towns of Indian Lake, Minerva and Newcomb. The Conservancy bought it from the paper manufacturer in 2007.

Whatever the agency decides will determine the extent of recreational access to the lands, some of which have been off-limits to the general public for 150 years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has to approve the decision.

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