State still buying land despite Paterson's proposed freeze

Gov. David Paterson's recent budget proposal includes a moratorium on land acquisition, but several major deals already in the works are progressing as planned. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports:

The state also will close on the Big Indian parcel by Belleayre Ski Center in the Catskills and an easement on former Finch Pruyn timberlands mainly in the central Adirondacks.