In State of State address, Gov. calls for increasing solar arrays; stimulating local residential development By Gwendolyn Craig Gov. Kathy Hochul promoted more renewable energy projects, a cap-and-invest program for large-scale greenhouse gas … [Read more...] about Gov. Hochul boldfaces climate, housing in 2023 blueprint for New York
Summit steward report shows 2022 saw fewer High Peaks hikers By Mike Lynch In its end of season report for 2022, the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program reported 32,844 hiker contacts between Memorial Day and Indigenous Peoples … [Read more...] about Tracking changes to alpine vegetation
Another year for watchdog journalism This past year, the Explorer expanded its full-time investigative reporting to bring readers coverage of the Adirondacks they cannot find anywhere else. We dug deeply into two issues of significant importance … [Read more...] about Ten things we’re keeping our eyes on in 2023
Moriah Shock seen as potential renewable energy facility By Gwendolyn Craig The New York Prison Redevelopment Commission released its analysis and recommendations for two closed Adirondack Park prisons and 10 others across the state on … [Read more...] about What’s needed to redevelop Adirondack prisons? Commission weighs in
Paleface estate and mansion sold to wellness entrepreneurs By Tim Rowland The former Paleface ski center and adjoining estate in Jay has been sold to a downstate couple who plan on keeping the property in the hospitality business, with a focus … [Read more...] about In Wilmington, a new life for defunct ski center
New ethics commission could consider APA case By Gwendolyn Craig A retired Adirondack Park Agency staff member’s stymied attempt at submitting input this summer during the agency’s open public comment period could lead New York’s Commission on … [Read more...] about Can state (ex)employees submit public comments?