“It takes so little to create a friendship. … It takes very little to create good will.” – Mose Ginsburg, (1879-1976)
This week in the Adirondack Almanack, contributor Gary Peacock has this remembrance of Tupper Lake’s Mose Ginsberg.
Owner of the longest-running family-owned department store in New York State, on the corner of Cliff and Park Street in Tupper Lake, Ginsberg and his brother-in-law, Morris Goldberg, founded their store in 1897 and quickly established a solid following among the region’s growing number of logging families, the guides, gardeners and carpenters from Paul Smith’s Hotel, and the influx of summer tourists.
What Ginsberg is most remembered for is the kindness he showed to his customers and the dedication he had for his community. It’s a heart-warming reminder during this holiday season, that our close-knit communities are what keep us #AdirondackStrong. READ MORE
APA MEETING RECAP: Lots of takeaways from Thursday’s Adirondack Park Agency meeting, as reported by Explorer policy reporter Gwen Craig:
- Debar: A new public comment period is open and a public hearing planned for Jan. 21, for weighing in on the future of Debar Pond Lodge and surrounding area. READ MORE
- Essex Chain Lakes: Campfires will now be allowed at primitive tent sites, and more parking will be available. READ MORE
- Chad Dawson resigns: In what might have been the most surprising part of the meeting, Chad Dawson announced his intensions to step down from the APA board. Dawson, a retired professor of recreation resources management at SUNY ESF, has been an advocate for the environment and natural resources during his tenure. Hear from him in his own words in this Q&A with the Explorer. READ MORE
Most read this week
HUNTER DEATH: A missing hunter from Scotia turned up dead in a search and rescue effort in Fulton County. READ MORE
- Wendy Hall: Defender of all living things
- NYS Historic Preservation Board nominates 2 North Country assets
- Adirondack communities: Fixing food insecurity, child care gaps
- Paul Smith’s readies 5K trail network for Nordic, Biathlon competitions
- Under the mistletoe
- Stink, squash and seed bugs: Uninvited pests
- Behind the Lens: Waiting for the sun
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