RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - Restoration of a pair of historic Adirondack fire towers could begin in late summer.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1jlQMaC ) that the Adirondack Park Agency board is expected to vote next month on a plan to upgrade the towers on Hurricane Mountain in Keene and St. Regis Mountain in Santa Clara.
If the agency approves the unit management plans, it would mark the end of a more than 10-year effort to save the towers, which at one point had been slated for removal by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The plans call for resuming maintenance of both towers to allow for full public access, which would require repairs to their stairs, cabs, windows and roofs. DEC also wants to install interpretive materials in the cabs.
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