The gap between what people earn and the housing they can afford has been widening in the Adirondacks. Add to the problem a shortage of available housing and constraints on development and you've got a housing crisis. This summer, Adirondack … [Read more...] about Housing series to wrap with in-person event
By Tracy Ormsbee In the summer of 1998, a professor of natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College, Curt Stager, celebrated the slow return of moose to the Adirondacks in a column in a newly launched magazine, Adirondack Explorer. The animals, nearly … [Read more...] about Marking the Explorer’s first quarter-century
A look at the conditions that fanned the flames of the STR boom, and what's in store By Tim Rowland Airbnb, which originated in California, is an example of how far-off developments can have outsized impact on the Adirondack Park. But it’s only … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for short-term rentals in the Adirondacks?
Adirondack communities take stock of housing inequalities By Tim Rowland The Covid-19 pandemic and short-term rentals are typically blamed for a critical shortage of housing in the Adirondack Park. But while they were certainly catalysts, the … [Read more...] about Adirondack housing at a crossroads
Ten high hazard dams are rated 'unsound,' meaning their safety cannot be assured By Zachary Matson The owners of the Adirondack Park’s 10 riskiest dams—high hazard dams with documented deficiencies—represent an assortment of interests, … [Read more...] about A look at the riskiest dams in the Adirondacks
Reporters net 1st, 2nd place awards for investigative reporting The New York Press Association’s judges selected the Adirondack Explorer’s 2022 journalism for six reporting awards in its annual "Better Newspaper" contest. Announcing the awards … [Read more...] about Explorer work recognized by New York Press Association