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.

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  1. Lillian Antoci says

    This is sad news. This approval will only open doors to other developers. These homes will only be for the wealthy who can afford a house around a lake. The wilderness and remoteness of the Adirondack are slowly being dissipated that once was is beauty. More people, traffic, noise, and the destruction associated with the influx. Growth, greed, and lawsuits will diminish the Adirondack as we once knew and enjoyed.

  2. Matthew Beers OkuboReed says

    Interesting I only spent a year at Paul Smith’s college back when it was a two year school but I did learn a lot about how much human developments can affect the environment and so long as those things are followed and maintained it will be a good alternative to doing nothing.

  3. Jaime O'Neal says

    So two state legislators from Long Island are sponsoring legislation that will regulate how development is done in the Adirondacks. Mind your own business you two. If such a law is needed, we have our own legislators that can address that.

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