About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen is an award-winning journalist covering environmental policy for the Explorer since January 2020. She also takes photos and videos for the Explorer's magazine and website. She is a current member of the Legislative Correspondents Association of New York. Gwen has worked at various news outlets since 2015. Prior to moving to upstate New York, she worked for a D.C. Metro-area public relations firm, producing digital content for clients including the World Health Organization, the Low Income Investment Fund and Rights and Resources Initiative. She has a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, from the University of Connecticut. Gwen is also a part-time figure skating coach. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or gwen@adirondackexplorer.org. Sign up for Gwen’s newsletter here.

Reader Interactions


  1. George B Penrose says

    Shouldn’t we be disturbed by the lack of transparency here. $29 million and no one knows anything and can’t find out. It’s in the budget and our politicians don’t seem to think this is a lot of money? This reminds me of the $20 million dollar welcome centers that were built which are basically a place for people to use the bathroom and walk their dog.

  2. Keith J Murphy says

    APA offices seem well situated right now in Ray Brook, adjacent to several other state agencies. There is plenty of room to expand there. The old downtown power building is much better suited to other purposes such as housing combined with some first-floor retail or commercial space.

  3. john bottiroli says

    I would agree with Mr. K.J.Murphy about the use and location-Not sure about adequete parking at the downtown location–and WHY is it needed???

  4. Concerned Citizen says

    According to posts made by Village Trustee Rich Shapiro on the APA Facebook page, the Agency intends to construct a new 3-story 18,000 square foot building in addition to leasing the existing Paul Smiths Power & Light building.

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